The Hubbard Gorilla Valley Complex is a world-class, state-of-the-art primate breeding and exhibit facility completed in April 2004. The existing facility, built in 1966, was too small to meet the needs of animals and curators. The new facility enhances the zoo's reputation in gorilla conservation by expanding the gorilla population and providing areas for reproductive research and health programs.
Constructed by a Kiewit-led joint venture, this $100 million, 10-lane Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is the world's widest cable-stayed structure. The new bridge opened to traffic in March 2003 and is the highlight of Boston's multi-billion dollar “Big Dig” Central Artery/Tunnel project.
Kiewit was awarded the Phase I and Phase II contracts for a new nine-gate commercial aircraft terminal and Arrivals Hall at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. With an emphasis on partnering, crews were able to overcome scheduling and security challenges to complete the project much earlier than expected.
The $21 million Maui Marketplace project involved the masonry construction of a 300,000-square-foot retail space on a 20-acre site. Five major retail tenants and a branch bank, added to the contract during construction, occupy the space. The scope of work included placing 2,200 concrete masonry unit blocks a day, totaling more than 200,000. The team's 30 crew members placed the blocks using 600 linear feet of E-Z Scaffold.
The Cobra Castor Living Quarters project is a 9,500-square-foot structure built to accommodate 15 workers and includes administrative, dining and rest areas. The three-level structure weighs 700 tons and includes an elevated heli-deck. Kiewit delivered the project under an Engineer, Procure and Construct contract.
The Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic is a $67 million 190,000-square-foot facility situated on 13 acres directly adjacent to Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital's central plant and corridor, which is connected to the new facility. The facility was built under a Kiewit-led joint venture, and has more than 400 rooms, including outpatient surgery rooms; dental suites; surgery suite; ambulatory radiology department; laboratory; pharmacy; and audiology, primary care, mental health, specialty care, physical therapy, prosthetics other service areas.
Major challenges on this $40 million project included working in the middle of one of the busiest taxiways at the world's fourth largest airport, within 500 feet of departing aircraft and around live utilities. The project realigned Taxiway C and lengthened Sepulveda Boulevard, an adjacent six-lane highway.
The rehabilitation of eight segments of catenary lines from New Rochelle to Sunnyside Yard included installing 1.5 million pounds of miscellaneous and structural steel to support 15 miles of registered track. Crews also installed 132 new structures around bridges to make the wire meet the track's curve criteria.