Kiewit has been building facilities for the University of Alaska - Fairbanks (UAF) for more than 40 years. The School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Facility (SFOS) at Lena Point is an $18 million, three-story, 30,000-square-foot educational research facility that provides needed classrooms, laboratories, and faculty and student offices for the university in remote southeast Alaska near Juneau.
The Kiewit and Henkels & McCoy team (Kh&m) was selected to construct the New Jersey portion of the new Susquehanna to Roseland Electric Reliability Transmission Project.
T.E. Ibberson Company (Ibberson) was given the challenge of totally replacing or relocating the packaging system and empty-can conveying system at this facility without interrupting around-the-clock production. In addition to the rigors of working in an operating plant, the construction team was required to maintain an exemplary level of safety and sanitation.
Kiewit Pacific Co. completed Phase II of a $42 million contract to improve water quality and plant operations at the Penitencia Water Treatment Plant. The project scope included the construction of a two-story, 7,200-square-foot ozone generation building, an ozone contractor structure and a liquid oxygen storage and vaporizer structure.
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 I-95 project involved widening 10 miles of Interstate 95 four-lane interstate highway to six-lanes in Brevard County, Fla. Kiewit's solution provided cost and schedule benefits by widening the road inside and closing up the median with a concrete barrier wall, which increased safety and reduced maintenance costs while mitigating the impact on the wetlands.
The Agrium Phosphate Mine is located near Soda Springs, Idaho. Kiewit is providing contract mining services to provide 2 to 2.3 million tons of phosphate ore per year. The final ore is loaded into railcars for final delivery to the Conda Phosphate Plant.
The Government Services Administration - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (GSA CIS) Denver District Office is a 45,876-square-foot building featuring a core and shell, precast superstructure with an architectural precast exterior, ribbon windows and a segmented curtain wall. GSA CIS was designed to meet LEED® Silver guidelines and features including high-energy-performance curtain walls and window systems to minimize solar heat gain and maximize daylight; a high-performance mechanical system utilizing ground source heat pump and energy recovery units; native landscaping materials that require no irrigation system; and locally manufactured materials for structure, exterior skin and interior finishes.
In 1997, a Kiewit-led joint venture began work on UDOT's Interstate 15 reconstruction, a $1.3-billion design-build project. Demolishing, designing and rebuilding a 16-mile stretch of freeway with 142 bridges, the team completed the job months ahead of schedule and in time for the 2002 Winter Olympics.