October 7, 2015
September 24, 2015
Concrete crews forming the new cooling tower foundation.
Not all of our more than 50 completed projects for the University of Arizona are featured on a campus tour.
High-profile facilities that our company worked on, such as the Student Recreation Center expansion and award-winning renovation of Old Main, are must-sees for students, faculty and visitors. Just as important is the infrastructure that a growing campus needs, such as the project we’re carrying out on the north end of campus near Banner-University Medical Center.
The scope includes renovating an existing central heating and refrigeration plant to house new equipment, installing two 2,500-ton chillers along with chilled water pumps/piping, a cooling tower, steam piping, utility tunnel modifications and supporting utilities.
Substantial completion is scheduled for May 2016.
“This project will help provide heating and cooling throughout campus,” said Project Manager Mike Schlabach. “The public will never see some of our best work.”
Sounds like a cool project. Maybe it’s time to expand that tour.
September 9, 2015
Our work involves much more than construction. It’s also about building relationships with clients that last long after the project is done.
In Downtown Phoenix, our joint venture with DPR Construction has already completed the Health Sciences Education Building and is making steady progress on the neighboring Biosciences Partnership Building. Both are University of Arizona projects and shining examples of preparing today’s medical students for careers filled with discoveries that benefit humankind.
Sundt and DPR have also been sponsors of the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Golf Tournament for the past four years. The event has raised more than $103,000 for scholarships to assist medical students over that time.
Sundt President & CEO Dave Crawford accepts an award for the company’s support of the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Golf Tournament.
During this year’s event at Legacy Golf Club on Sept. 11, the College honored Sundt President & CEO Dave Crawford and DPR Southwest Regional Leader Dave Elrod for their dedication to the future of medicine. The College’s mission is to inspire and train exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and healthcare in Arizona and beyond.
“The golf tournament is a great way of giving back and celebrating a good project,” Crawford said. “It’s nice to think we’re all involved in developing young people and turning them into medical experts who will go back into the community.”
Elrod said: “If (supporting the event) helps get these under-resourced kids into a program and helps them become great doctors or clinical staff, it’s amazing.”
Both executives are ensuring that their companies stay involved in the project both on and off the construction site. They have made personal connections with the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix and those bonds are here to stay.
“They are friends of this college and unbelievable citizens of the Valley and the state,” said UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Dean Stuart Flynn.
September 8, 2014
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Sundt and our joint venture partner, DPR Construction, are helping make Downtown Phoenix a home for vital university-related healthcare facilities.
Work is steadily progressing on the $136 million University of Arizona Biosciences Partnership Building along 7th Street with a new floor being poured every month. When it’s complete next year, the 10-story facility will unite scientists and researchers from across disciplines to work collaboratively in fighting diseases.
It’s the latest addition to a growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus, a city initiative bringing bioresearch and education downtown. BPB is our fourth project under contract on the campus, including the neighboring Health Sciences Education Building, which houses health education for the UA and Northern Arizona University.
Sundt and DPR’s healthcare construction work in Phoenix carries a strong reputation down Interstate 10 into Tucson. Our joint venture team was recently chosen to construct a $260 million, 11-story hospital tower at Banner Health’s University Medical Center on the UA campus. The project includes a renovation of Banner’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center.
July 23, 2014
Who doesn’t love looking at a beautiful building? Getting a tour and talking with the people who created it is even better. You can do all of that and more at the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) at Phoenix Biomedical Campus on October 8. That’s when the University of Arizona Medical School – Phoenix is throwing a viewing party to celebrate the iconic, copper-clad structure, which was constructed by Sundt and recently featured on PBS’s “Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture” television show. Click on the image on the left to learn more and register.
The renovation of Old Main was substantially complete on July 1.
The president of the University of Arizona, Ann Weaver Hart, is in the midst of moving her office and staff into a historic building that Sundt just finished renovating in the heart of the campus. Old Main, the UA’s oldest building (built in 1891), was showing many signs of deterioration before Sundt embarked on the $9 million renovation/reconstruction project in late 2012. Now it looks fresh and meets current safety codes while honoring its historic “territorial hybrid” design. The education construction project was substantially complete on July 1.
As the project’s design-build contractor, Sundt:
- stabilized the perimeter stone wall, which lacked a foundation
- addressed and resolved subterranean water infiltration
- reinforced the brick columns
- reconstructed the second floor porch
- stabilized and leveled the second floor
- replaced metal roof shingles
- stabilized the chimneys
- rebuilt the second floor interior for administrative use
For more details about the reconstruction work, click here.