The GIWW West Closure Complex is a $1 billion hurricane storm surge (flood) protection facility for the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas. This Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract included one of the world’s largest interior drainage pump stations and one of the nation’s largest navigable floodgates (225 feet). The pump station has 11 units and is capable of discharging storm water at a rate of 19,140 cubic feet per second.
A Kiewit-led joint venture completed this project in 42 months. Crews scheduled around three maintenance-of-traffic phases to complete renovations and repairs on the approximately 1-mile long, two-level, 10-lane bridge that spans the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.
The Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women is a 32,000-square-foot, three-story building, viewed as a signature on the University of Denver campus. It is inspired by Santo Spiritio in Florence and is adorned with a large, round stained glass window set in limestone, detailed with a spiral derived from the mathematical pattern known as the golden mean.
The Aksarben Village Gordmans is a new 3 story mixed use building that was built on Aksarben Village Zone 8. The building is 113,000 square-foot with two levels of office space and one level retail and restaurants. Gordmans currently occupies all of level three and 75% of level two.
As a result of a value engineering initiative, Kiewit served as construction manager and general contractor for this $19.5 million project. Work on Amtrak's Pacific Northwest Maintenance Facility involved additional measures to keep some 67,000 Seattle Seahawks fans safe while they trekked across the project's location on their way to Seahawks Stadium.