September 2001 marked the first issue of the Omaha World-Herald's new newspaper format, produced in its state-of-the-art, 320,000-square-foot, five-story Press Center. Kiewit completed the $55 million world-class complex in 26 months, including the installation of three 1,661-ton presses, the largest installation of such presses in North America.
The Nebraska Furniture Mart Distribution Center is a state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution center with a high-speed racking system that allows employees to fill 600 customer orders an hour. This project enclosed 511,000 square feet, approximately 12 acres, under one roof. A perimeter mezzanine added approximately 100,000 square feet of office space, furniture assembly, mechanical space and storage to the project for a total finished floor space of 611,000 square feet, or approximately 14 acres.
The Crooked River Gorge Bridge is the country's first segmentally cast, temporarily cable-stayed, single-span arch bridge. It features two lanes in each direction, as well as a center median. The arched, concrete structure is 535 feet long, 79 feet wide and spans 295 feet above the Crooked River.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) awarded Kiewit-Alarie, a Partnership (KAP), the design-build contract for the redevelopment of the Wawaitin, Sandy Falls and Lower Sturgeon hydroelectric Generating Stations (GS) on the Upper Mattagami River and the Hound Chute GS on the Montreal River.
This $550 million, 7-mile highway project included the challenges of balancing an aggressive job schedule with exceeding the tough erosion and sediment control standards of Maryland throughout several stream valleys and a 2-mile-long environmental special protection area.
The $97 million Draper Light Rail Extension extends from the end of the existing North-South TRAX Line in Sandy, Utah southeast to the vicinity of the city hall in Draper, Utah. The project consists of 3.7 miles of ballasted double track and three stations with park and ride lots.
The project consisted of building a 5,920 square foot FEMA rated shelter addition adjacent to PayPal's existing building. The shelter space was designed to withstand two concurrent F4 tornados while occupying up to 1,000 employees in the event of a severe weather event.