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.
The CenturyLink Convention Center and Arena provides space for a range of activities including hockey, basketball, concerts and formal events. This $187 million project included building a 490,000-square-foot convention center and a 450,000-square-foot arena. The CenturyLink Convention Center and Arena also includes a 194,000-square-foot exhibit hall; 30,000-square-foot ballroom; 42,500-square-foot atrium; 10,000-square-foot kitchen; meeting rooms and breakout areas. It covers approximately 422 acres, equivalent to 100 city blocks.
The project team widened and reconstructed approximately 4.5 miles of the existing IH-30 from east of Loop 12 to Sylvan Avenue to four new lanes each direction. This $98 million project also involves reconstructing 11 bridges and constructing four types of retaining walls.
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.
In November 2007, Kiewit completed structural improvements to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, located at the mouth of Upper New York Bay. The $68 million project included removing aluminum anchorage access plates at the lower-level roadway and sealing the openings with concrete; installing steel maintenance doors; and installing shielding panels at the underside of the deck and on the main cable strands inside the anchorage walls.
The Specialty Pediatric Center is the third major project Kiewit has built for Children's Hospital in the past 10 years. This $46 million, 135,000-square-foot, five-story addition was built to house more than 30 pediatric-focused clinics, including cardiology, oncology, neurology, allergy, asthma and dental. With the completion of this facility, Children's Hospital is able to meet the healthcare needs of nearly 60,000 children annually.