The Inland Northwest AGC presented its 2012 Build Northwest Awards for project excellence on Friday, February 1, 2013 during its annual convention at the Davenport Hotel.
The AGC’s Build Northwest Awards honor contractors who build the region’s most impressive construction projects in a variety of sectors and project sizes. Judged by a panel of project-neutral peers, winners are selected based on the following criteria: Difficulty in construction resulting from design, location, materials, etc.; unusual construction techniques involved; final appearance and quality of the finished product; timeliness of completion; company’s safety performance on this project.
“Each year the competition for these awards gets tougher and tougher," said AGC Executive Director Wayne Brokaw. “Our contractors are continually raising the bar for excellence in construction through new technologies and increased efficiencies."
US 395/NSC US 2 to Wandermere Vicinity
Graham Construction & Management, Inc.
Award Category: Highway and Transportation – New Construction
Owner: Washington State Department Of Transportation
Contract Amount: $37,540,555
Major Subcontractors & Suppliers: KLB Construction, Malcolm Drilling, Columbia Basin Rebar, Inland Asphalt, Colvico Inc., John Wayne Construction, Pre-Mix Concrete & Prestress, Sharp-line Industries and Frank Gurney, Inc.
The US 395/NSC US2 to Wandermere project provides for the construction for 1.68 miles of new 4-lane limited-access roadway, ramp connectors at the US 2 interchange, and a new interchange at US395/Division Street.
This project is the 8th contract let by WSDOT, and 2nd awarded to Graham, on the North Spokane Corridor megaproject. The $37,540,555 contract was awarded in August of 2009.
Keene Road-Phase 3 B
West Company, Inc.
Award Category: Highway and Transportation - Renovation
Owner: City Of Richland
Architect/Engineer: David McMullan/Julie Nelson
Contract Amount: $3,564,290.15
Major Subcontractors & Suppliers: Adams & Smith, Columbia Basin Rebar, Pavement Surface Control, Frank Gurney, Inc., John Wayne Construction, Sierra Electric, Premium Hydro Solutions/Aero Power Vac., White Shield and American Coatings.
This project entailed converting an existing 20’ wide steel box girder Railroad Bridge into a 41’-3” wide 3-lane Traffic and Pedestrian Bridge spanning 418’ in length over Interstate 182.
More than anything, the design of this project was the greatest contributor to its difficulty. The design itself was very complete and accurate; however, the sheer nature of it is what made this project a challenge from start to finish. The design incorporated utilizing portions of the existing bridge substructure and superstructure to construct the new bridge.
Westview Elementary School
Leone & Keeble Inc.
Award Category: Building ($10 Million and Over)
Owner: Spokane Public Schools
Architect/Engineer: ALSC Architects
Contract Amount: $10,569,961
Major Subcontractors & Suppliers: Spilker Masonry, Kilgore Tec Products, Premier Electric, Tyko Mechanical, Summit Mechanical.
The new Westview Elementary School located in Spokane, WA is a replacement school built adjacent to the previous school building. The unique structure combines a multitude of architectural features and finishes. The structure is a combination of concrete, steel, and structural masonry.
The 2-story structure encompasses 58,988 square feet of floor space. There are 25 classrooms, computer lab / library, multi-purpose room with stage, full hot-serve kitchen, gymnasium, art and music rooms, administrative support spaces, and common areas. Site development includes parking for vehicles and a playground area. Future plans include removal of the old school building and installation of ball fields.
Orient Elementary School
Burke Construction Group, Inc.
Award Category: Building (Under $10 Million) - Renovation
Owner: Orient School District #65
Architect/Engineer: ALSC Architects / Structural Forte
Contract Amount: $4,377,118.74
Major Subcontractors & Suppliers: Arctic Lighting & Electric, Colville Construction, Construction Services Group , Dempsey Masonry, E-Z Construction, Floor Mart, Helos, Inland Waterproofing, Intermountain West Insulation, L&S Engineering, Otis Elevator, RC Mechanical, Roper Construction, T&T Roofing, Winkler Construction.
The Original School was built in 1910 is the longest continually running school in the state of Washington. The design of the building was kept so that the new addition and remodel would incorporate the look and feel of the building as it was originally made. This took a thorough understanding and specialists in order to restore the exterior portions of the existing building and match the new building as closely as possible.
Burke Construction Group worked closely with the Orient School District and ALSC Architects in order to ensure that they were providing the most cost effective design within budgetary constraints that would at the same time highlight the natural beauty of the structure as well as provide the desired functionality necessary for the school.
Northern Quest Casino Laundry & Warehouse
Garco Construction, Inc.
Award Category: Building (Under $10 Million) – New Construction
Owner: Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority
Architect/Engineer: Garco Construction, Inc.
Contract Amount: $4,040,000
Major Subcontractors & Suppliers: Eller Corporation, Simplex Grinnell, Steelhead Mechanical, Anderson Masonry, Boone Electric, Mackin and Little, Modern Drywall.
The Northern Quest Casino Laundry Facility and Warehouse is a 65,000 SF facility designed to meet the casino’s needs for a warehouse facility that could also house a commercial laundry facility large enough to facilitate the growing casino.
Garco’s in-house designers developed a design incorporating all the existing architectural elements of the Resort & Casino and the Legacy Landing Convenient Store while creating an efficient laundry and warehouse facility.
Started on May 15th 2012, the Casino was able to wash hotel laundry by August 15th. The entire facility was completed on September 15th 2012.
OR99E:MLK/Grand O-Xing UPRR Viaduct
Max J. Kuney Company
Award Category: Out of Area
Owner: Oregon Department Of Transportation
Contract Amount: $68.9 Million
Major Subcontractors & Suppliers: Apply-A-Line, AVAR, B Gentle, Dirt & Agg, Glacier Northwest, Harris, Hogan, KF Jacobsen , Knife river, Kodiak, Malcolm Drilling, Morse Bros, Pacific Precast, Precast By Design, PSI, Station Demolition, Sundown Electric, Valley Growers, Westlake
The OR99E: MLK/Grand O-xing UPRR Viaduct project involved reconstructing the 1,700 foot long viaduct running through the heart of the Portland industrial district.
The new viaduct is a composite structure consisting of three box girder spans over very active railroad tracks, and 9 pre-cast girder spans, crossing over several local streets.
The project had numerous engineering challenges, such as providing a temporary bridge to carry live southbound OR99E traffic, and an extremely narrow corridor to work in. The project also included pile driving, falsework shoring, heavy lifts, staged demolition, retrofit of existing structures, post tensioning, and architectural elements.
Security Barrier Concrete Blocks Fabrication
WM. Winkler Company
Award Category: Special Projects
Owner: Energy Northwest
Architect/Engineer: Energy Northwest
Contract Amount: $1,066,788
Major Subcontractors & Suppliers: Columbia Basin Rebar
The project included the construction of a security barrier needed to improve security and comply with new Homeland Security laws at the Columbia Generating Station-Energy Northwest near Richland, Washington.
Work encompassed 4,626 cubic yards of Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC), 103 tons of reinforcing steel and 21,090 square feet of contact form.
Although the RFP was for a conventional precast product, Wm. Winkler Co. proposed an alternative utilizing the features of a cast in place scenario. The SCC offered significant time savings in providing early strength for picking and hauling to the project and minimal form time required before stripping the forms and re/setting on adjacent casting slabs.
2012 CDA Casino Parking Construction
Poe Asphalt Paving, Inc.
Award Category: Small Projects
Owner: Coeur D’Alene Casino
Architect/Engineer: CLC & Associates
Contract Amount: $700,000.00
Major Subcontractors & Suppliers: Poe self-performed base rock and asphalt paving. The Casino used other contractors for earth work, electrical and striping.
The Coeur d’ Alene Casino is ever expanding its foot print in size. As a result, the need for yet another parking lot was required to handle the influx of people who visit their facility on a daily basis.
Starting in 2009, the Casino embarked on a major renovation of its existing facilities, added a new Hotel structure, and changed the landscape to accommodate a large parking area. The roadways into and out of the Casino had to be rerouted and modified. Ever problematic storm water had to be tamed, controlled, and handled, and making a place for the thousands of cars that enter and leave the facility daily had to be drawn up.
Upon completion of the parking area, roadways, and SH-58 off-ramp tie-in, the project had changed the landscape forever.