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2011 Southwest Best Project Winners from ENR Magazine

By ENR.com, Article by scott_blair at 9/21/2011 5:28 PM CDT

303l project

Austin Bridge & Road's 303L Project

A panel of 15 judges from all walks of the industry, from architects to subcontractors, examined the 130 entries received this year (more entries than any other region in the U.S.) and selected a primary winner in each of 18 categories. The judges also selected a number of awards of merits.

This is their 14th year of producing the awards, and this year was particularly competitive because all of the region’s states were judged together, unlike in past years where they held separate awards in each state. Regardless of which projects received awards this year, every project team that submitted should be extremely proud of the work that they produced, especially given the difficult economic climate.
In addition to the awards below, one project will win top honors as the best overall project of the Southwest. The three finalists for this award are indicated below, but the overall winner will be named at a later time. Continue reading

Kiewit-Sundt Team Speeds Freeway Expansion to Finish in Arizona

ENR Kiewit Sundt

PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNDT CONSTRUCTION INC.

Story by ENR magazine 09/19/2011

Battling monsoons, heat, live traffic and subpar soils, a joint-venture team expects to complete 30 miles of a Phoenix-area freeway expansion in just eight months—adding another reason for the Arizona Dept. of Transportation to embrace design-build as it constructs projects to cope with growing traffic.

A team of Kiewit Corp. and Sundt Construction holds the approximately $90-million contract to add 30 miles of high-occupancy vehicle lanes to Loop 101 between state Route 51 and Interstate 10.  “To do this many miles in [nine] months is pretty exciting,” says Steve Mishler, ADOT project manager. “Typically, this project would have been broken up into five pieces, and I would have been given 18 months just for design and a year and change for construction.” Continue reading