Working at a depth of 80 feet, crews from Kiewit Pacific Co. pumped groundwater from the excavation site at a rate of 14 million gallons per day to construct New Natomas and South River Pumping Stations. The scope of work at each site involves excavation support, dewatering, constructing new below-grade and at-grade concrete structures and installing mechanical equipment.
This project was the first vertical tower in North America with both germination and kilning capabilities. It is unique because all processes are in one building rather than having them separated into multiple buildings. It is also one of the first round malt house facilities in the country. The facility uses 300 tons of barley each day to produce malt for the brewing industry.
Kiewit has completed multiple projects on Exempla Lutheran Medical Center’s campus, including renovation of a fully operational breast health clinic; renovation of an emergency department; and interior demolition and renovation of an existing medical office building to create a new infusion center. Kiewit has developed close relationships with the hospital staff which helps deliver work without negatively affecting hospital operations.
The Kiewit team engineered, procured and constructed the 800 MW natural gas-fired facility with four 200 MW Siemens 5000F(4) simple cycle units and selective catalytic reduction (SCR), oxidation catalysts, exhaust gas-tempering air fan systems and three fuel gas compressors.
This project transformed a 96,000-square-foot building which had previously sat empty for two years into a state-of-the-art behavioral healthcare facility. The scope of work included a complete interior demolition and renovation, and all new mechanical, electrical, control, security and network systems. The center features 32 immediate crisis beds for a week or shorter stays and 32 long-term beds for three- to four-week stays for a total of 64 private rooms.
Due to the long history of rockslides and land slippage, Kiewit constructed tunnels to bypass the Devil's Slide portion of Route 1 so motorists can avoid these major slide areas. Using the New Austrian Tunneling Method, which relies on inherent rock strength for support, crews constructed the tunnels through granitic, sandstone and shale formations. The tunnels are approximately 4,100 feet long, 30 feet wide, 22 feet high and 60 feet apart.
The Blue Cross Centre is a LEED® Silver certified 316,000-square-foot building built to combine company operations in one central location. The 10-story facility has capacity for 1,500 employees and features an employee wellness area, dining facility, administrative spaces and more.