From 1993 to 2002, crews completed four contracts totaling more than $64 million for the DART Light Rail Starter System and the North Central and North Eastern Extensions. The main scope of work involved constructing the train control, central control and communication systems. Crews also installed and tested an automatic block signal system for more than 44 miles of double track. System elements included automatic highway crossing warnings, train stops, and train-to-wayside communications.
The City of Bakersfield awarded Kiewit Pacific Co., a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, a $29 million project to upgrade the existing Bakersfield Wastewater Treatment Plant. To date, this project is the largest contract the City of Bakersfield has ever awarded.
By partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kiewit finished this project four months ahead of schedule. Phase I involved excavating, blasting and preparing the spillway's foundation. Because blasting occurred beside the existing dam and near a heavily-traveled highway, expertise in controlled blasting and seismic monitoring was essential.
A Kiewit-led joint venture excavated over 40,000 ft. of an 18- and 25-ft.-dia. tunnel to develop the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF). The ESF was constructed to determine the suitability of storing high-level nuclear waste. A unique feature of the project was the use of a "mapping gantry" to provide safe access for project geologists and scientists during excavation.
To accommodate the increasing number of passengers, Kiewit reconstructed Taxiway S, located between Terminals 3 and 4. The new taxiway was open for aircraft in December 2005 upon completion of an aggressive eight-month schedule. Through close cooperation with airport authorities, construction was completed with minimal disruptions to the public and airlines.
This $13 million project involved construction of two new pump stations, which included all structural, architectural, mechanical, and electrical requirements. At the request of the local community, the project team worked together with the owner to redesign and offer solutions to ultimately satisfy the local concerns regarding the aesthetics, which resulted in a Tuscan style building exterior. This project required extensive coordination with local residents, which included door-to-door contact, meetings, and flyers within the community.
The Newport News Federal Courthouse is a 35,000-square-foot, LEED® Silver certified facility. The interior structural, security and utility work included the construction of courtrooms, jury rooms, judges' chambers, office areas for administrative and security personnel, and a two-story lobby with sitting areas and restrooms.
The Brain Lab project consisted of the renovation of reclaimed space from a parking garage to house a new beam surgery room. The vault that houses the specialized equipment uses 30-inch-thick concrete walls and a 24-inch-thick concrete roof coupled with a primary lead shield to contain radiation used in patient treatment.
Grand Mesa Hall located on the Colorado Mesa University campus is a 288-bed-occupancy, suite-style student residence complex. The completed six- and eight-bedroom suites each have a shared living room, two bathrooms and voice, cable and data capabilities.