Sundt’s Cylwik and Haines Honored for New Technology
TEMPE, Ariz. (October 19, 2018) – Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) employee-owners Eric Cylwik and Ryan Haines were honored as finalists for the Autodesk Innovation Award at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Centennial Celebration. The two won third place for their civil construction toolkit (CTK) technology at the ceremony last week in Washington, D.C.
“We’re honored to be recognized for this technology,” said Eric Cylwik, Senior Virtual Construction Engineer. “It’s just a part of what we do at Sundt. We’re builders. And by virtue of that fact, we’re innovators.”
The technology began as a response to larger inefficiencies in civil construction, especially for estimators performing Quantity Take-offs (detailed calculations of materials and labor). The CTK supports parametric modeling: in the absence of a 3D design model, a CTK user can take multiple numbers from construction documents and convert them into 3D models, with a few mouse clicks. These models can then be quantified to cover all estimating needs, including sequencing and phasing of a project, and provide visualization for design, in a matter of hours instead of weeks. The same models can even be used for automated machine guidance (AMG) by heavy equipment operators in the field.
Cylwik and Haines, a virtual construction app developer at Sundt, were previously recognized in 2017 with Sundt’s Going Beyond the Expected award for their development of the CTK. Both employee-owners are excited about the immense benefits the industry at large stands to gain from their new technology.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is 100-percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. Sundt currently is ranked the 65th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities, and it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $8.6 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.