Mass. Electric Construction Co (MEC) installed one of the largest community solar projects in Massachusetts. Situated on 200 acres of the historic St. Joseph’s Abbey, the Spencer Community Solar Farm is 100% subscribed with a rating capacity of 14.7 MW (AC). This installation is comprised of more than 61,000 solar photovoltaic panels powering 1,500 local homes.
The $19 million Biological Research and Diagnostics (BiRD) Facility was built for the University of Alaska - Fairbanks (UAF) Biological and Computational Sciences program. The 40,500-square-foot veterinarian administration space serves as a central animal research and diagnostic facility for small arctic animals, birds and fish. Special attention was given to energy use for this arctic facility by integrating air-to-air heat recovery systems, high-efficiency lighting, occupancy sensors and other energy saving systems while meeting the strict National Institute of Health guidelines for laboratories.
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. (KIWC) was selected by the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) to provide Preconstruction Services for this CMGC project in Salcha, AK. The project calls for a 3,300 foot long steel bridge that crosses the Tanana River in addition to 300,000 cubic yards of riprap and 11,000 feet of levee along river’s eastern bank.
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.
This design-build project included widening 10 miles of two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway; six AASHTO girder wildlife bridges; and new construction or extension of 16 box culverts. The work included 1.7 million cubic yards of excavation; more than 200,000 tons of asphalt paving; 8,500 feet of culvert piping; and constructing a 2,000-foot-long runaway truck escape ramp.
This C$53 million design-build project includes construction of a 16 km. four-lane divided highway and 11 bridges. Extremely challenging soil conditions required crews to undergo extensive pre-loading and monitoring in order to have the new highway open for two-lane traffic in September 2006.
The Air Force Weather Agency headquarters is a $27 million, four-story, 188,000-square-foot data center and office building built for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to accommodate the Air Force’s global weather functions. The building is LEED® Gold certified, and features low-wattage lamps, electronic ballasts and occupy sensors. The building was carefully placed to optimize sun angles, and uses sunshades, light shelves and high-efficiency glazing to enhance window performance.
Kiewit has been working on The Nebraska Medical Center campus for over 60 years building new facilities and renovating existing buildings. The NMC campus contains more than 5 million square feet of space including hospital facilities, specialty medical facilities and academic facilities for nursing and medical students.