Kiewit, one of the largest transportation contractors in North America, constructs and upgrades interstate; highways and bridges; rail lines and rail yards; urban mass transit systems; and airport runways, taxiways and associated facilities. Kiewit’s capabilities are reinforced by one of the largest privately-owned fleets of construction equipment in North America, which enables the company to rapidly mobilize the necessary resources for any project. Engineering News-Record (ENR) consistently ranks Kiewit among the top transportation contractors in the United States. In 2015, Kiewit was ranked the No. 2 contractor in transportation, as well as No. 2 in bridges and mass rail, and No. 3 in highways. During the past 10 years, Kiewit constructed 1,000 transportation projects totaling nearly $30 billion in contract revenue. About 70 percent of these projects were delivered using negotiated procurement methods, including best value and A+B bids.
This $28.4 million project to construct three new buildings at Hickman Air Force Base included a flight simulator facility, squadron operations facility and consolidated maintenance complex. The 14-month project included extensive environmental conservation measures to protect land, water, wildlife and air resources.
The Central Artery/Tunnel has the capacity to carry 250,000 daily vehicles. To ensure the safety of motorists, crews installed a system-wide security system that includes perimeter video surveillance, an access control system, an instruction detection system, a security operator console, motion detection and telephone communication.
This $6.2 million new berthing facility completed ahead of schedule was the first design-build pier completed in the U.S. Navy's history. Work included a temporary mooring, relocation of the Acoustic Testing Facility, and demolition of two timber piers and the fixed boathouse.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded Kiewit an $20 million project to remove and rebuild the existing east and west breakwaters as well as dredge the navigational channel of Kikiaola Light Draft Harbor on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. A mining excavator with state-of-the art GPS technology is used to set stone for breakwater and excavate the existing jetty.
The passenger tunnel at Dulles International Airport allows travelers to move more efficiently through the fast-growing airport. Kiewit excavated the tunnel under a live taxiway using New Austrian Tunneling Method. The completed tunnel is lined with PVC waterproofing and reinforced cast-in-place concrete and is equipped with escalators and moving walkways.
Constructed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, these aircraft weather shelters feature drive-through aircraft bays with mechanical/electrical support, tool storage, and administration areas. The 63-foot by 70-foot bays are separated by concrete “blast walls” containing all equipment needed for missile loading, fueling, and normal maintenance operations.
The $56 million Puget Sound Carrier Support Complex project included construction of a 1,680-foot-long by 126-foot-wide carrier pier and a 470-foot-long by 144-foot-wide marginal wharf for escort vessels. Ship service utilities included steam, potable water, sanitary sewer, and shore power electrical service and communications lines.
This $22 million emergency repair contract provided structural stability to Graving Dock #3 after a sheetpile cell catastrophically erupted. Kiewit successfully dewatered the dock and strengthened the cell. The team's impressive performance led to a follow-on contract to provide permanent repairs to the dock.
After successfully completing the emergency repair contract at Graving Dock #3, General Dynamics awarded Kiewit the $38 million long term repair project. Crews developed an innovative concrete mix that allowed quick turnaround of formwork, enabling them to meet the project's demanding schedule.