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Completes Rancho Mission Viejo PA 3.1 and Cow Camp Road Phase 2 Rough Grading Project

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SUKUT CONSTRUCTION Completes Rancho Mission Viejo PA 3.1 and Cow Camp Road Phase 2 Rough Grading Project By Brian Hoover, Senior Editor


t is no secret that California is in desperate need of more housing, and the rush is on to meet this overwhelming demand. A recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that California would need 3.5 million more homes by 2025, the required equivalent of all other 49 states combined. This is good news for the future of home builders and developers throughout California, as well as heavy civil general engineering contractors like Sukut Construction (Sukut). Sukut was founded in 1968 as a grading company in a rapidly expanding residential market. The company quickly expanded into the public works arena and eventually entered the


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environmental, energy, and joint venture markets. In 2021, housing continues to be a significant growth area for Sukut as they take on an upwards of $100 million in private work each year. In October of last year, Sukut completed their rough grading contract for the RMV PA 3.1 and Cow Camp Road project. RMV Realty contracted with Sukut to perform mass excavation of over 3,000,000 cubic yards of earth. Sukut also completed nearly 3,000,000 cubic yards of remedial grading for Rienda, the community’s newest village, The Ranch of Rancho Mission Viejo. At its completion, The Ranch will include 14,000 homes, sites for parks and schools, miles of multi-use trails, recreational C A LCO N T R AC TO R .CO M

Left: Cat D9 dozer grading a hillside on the Rancho Mission Viejo PA 3.1 Cow Camp Phase 2 Rough Grading Project. Above & Background: Sukut Construction utilized as many as 30 scrapers on any given day during the mass grading of 6,362,000 cubic yards of dirt on the Rancho Mission Viejo PA 3.1 Cow Camp Phase 2 Rough Grading Project.

clubhouses, community farms, civic uses, childcare centers, places of worship, and up to 5,000,000 square feet for non-residential uses, including shopping, dining, and employment centers. Bryan Nesthus has been with Sukut for ten years and served as the project manager in charge of overseeing the Rancho Mission Viejo PA 3.1 and Cow Camp Road Phase 2 Rough Grading project (Rancho Mission Viejo project). “We worked directly for the property owner on this contract that started January 1, 2020,” says Nesthus. “Our work was complete by the middle of October 2020, and by job’s end, we exceeded the original estimates by moving a total of 6,362,000 cubic yards of earth.” CALCON TRAC TOR.CO M

Sukut’s work on the Rancho Mission Viejo project was spread across a 300-acre site formerly leased by a large plant nursery operation. “A significant portion of the site was covered in greenhouse structures,” says Nesthus. “The initial part of our job was to clear around 65 acres of these existing greenhouses along with 300 acres of vegetation and trees.” Rough grading began while the clearing continued, and at peak production, Sukut was running around 30 scrapers daily. “Most of the material was made up of cobble and sand, except for the hillsides where the soil was softer and more manageable,” continues Nesthus. “Along with the Cat 657 scrapers, we also utilized four Cat D9 dozers, three Cat 824K wheel

dozers, a Cat 14M motor grader, and a Cat D10 dozer for ripping during the most active stages of the project.” Nesthus points out that in early summer 2020, Sukut took delivery of six new Cat 657 Tier 4 Final scrapers from Quinn Company. “Sukut is the first in the world to take delivery of these new Cat Tier 4 final fully CARB-compliant 657 scrapers, and I was excited to find out that my job would be the first to use these incredible machines,” says Nesthus. Sukut is continuously upgrading their fleet in accordance with current emission standards. The Company has around 270 pieces of heavy machinery in its fleet, with scrapers accounting for 100 of that unit count.

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Above and Right: Sukut Construction excavating and installing a 96-inch RCP storm drain for the Cow Camp Road Phase 2B Roadway and SMWD Improvements project.

Along with all of the mass excavation duties, Sukut also performed the removal of wet material where they utilized their Cat 349 excavators in tandem with Cat 740 articulated trucks. The Company also did the fine and finish grading for the single and multi-family structures scheduled to be built. Around 75 acres were turned over to the developers, graded and ready for building. Sukut finished the job with the final erosion control work. According to Nesthus, the Rancho Mission Viejo project was not without its challenges. “We had to work around the existing utilities for a significant portion 8

of the project. This included SDGE (San Diego Gas & Electric) overhead power lines and an existing SMWD (Santa Margarita Water District) 66-inch water main,” says Nesthus. “However, one of the biggest struggles we overcame was dealing with the cobbly material because it would break and become very sharp, resulting in significant tire damage. We had to strategically bury this material in deeper fills to keep it below future building foundations and utilities. We continued to mitigate the damage by adding support equipment to keep the sharp rock fragments off of the haul roads.”

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In addition to the rough and fine grading scope associated with the housing phases, Sukut completed the rough grading work for an additional mile of the future Cow Camp Road Phase 2B. According to Nesthus, this part of the job included working next to additional contracts in progress, including the contractors working on the completion of the Cow Camp Road bridge. Sukut was later awarded the Cow Camp Phase 2B Roadway and SMWD Improvements project. “Along with grading the additional mile of Cow Camp Road, we were also contracted to construct all the { Continued on page 11 } C A LCO N T R AC TO R .CO M

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Below: Sukut took delivery of six new Cat 657 Tier 4 Final scrapers during the construction of Rancho Mission Viejo PA 3.1 Cow Camp Phase 2 Rough Grading Project.

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infrastructure within Cow Camp Road, including approximately three miles or more than 15,000 linear feet of 24-inch CML&C waterline, sewer, storm drain, dry utilities, traffic signals, and asphalt paving,” continues Nesthus. The residential development market is expected to increase significantly this year. After a slow down due to the pandemic, many developers are eager to kick off projects in 2021 that were supposed to begin last year. With the continued demand for housing, many large housing projects are CALCON TRAC TOR.CO M

expected to come out to bid and begin construction by mid-2021. Approaching the next decade, Sukut continues to do what it does best, “build from the ground down” with unparalleled earthmoving and civil engineering expertise in over ten areas: Alternative Energy, Emergency Response, Flood control, Water Control, Excavation, Land Remediation, Landfill Maintenance, Recreation Development, Resorts Development, Shoring Techniques, Transportation, Underground Utilities, Large Water Systems, Water Infrastructure. For more

Above: An overview of the Rancho Mission Viejo PA 3.1 Cow Camp Phase 2 Rough Grading Project to include the new Cow Camp Road Bridge and new asphalt roadway.

information on Sukut, visit their website or call the Company’s corporate office at (888) 785-8801. Cc Brian Hoover is co-owner of Construction Marketing Services, LLC, and Senior Editor of CalContractor Magazine.

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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Continues their Building Excellence on Franklin Antonio Hall Project at University of California, San Diego By Brian Hoover, Senior Editor

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Above: Artist rendering of Franklin Antonio Hall, UC San Diego.


ranklin Antonio graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics and Information Science in 1974. Antonio went on to become co-founder of Qualcomm, where he serves as chief scientist. Among many other achievements, Antonio has provided strategic technical guidance and engineering


mentoring across Qualcomm’s engineering programs. Antonio supports the Jacobs School of Engineering’s growth at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), including his recent donation of $30 million for programmatic expansion. UC San Diego (UCSD) has named their newest building after Franklin Antonio in recognition of his generous gift.

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Franklin Antonio Hall is an approximately 186,000-squarefoot structure designed from the ground up and is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in spring 2022. This new $135 million structure will support both undergraduate and graduate student learning with six separate engineering departments, including computer science and engineering,


Above & Below: Mass excavation and site preparation on four-acre site for Franklin Antonio Hall at UC San Diego.

electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, nanoengineering and structural engineering. Franklin Antonio Hall will provide students and faculty with a 250-seat auditorium and two 100-seat classrooms, along with collaborative laboratory spaces, an executive outreach classroom, a space for students’ extracurricular projects, shared meeting spaces, and a café, among many other rooms and amenities. UCSD chose McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (McCarthy) as the general contractor overseeing Franklin Antonio Hall’s construction. The


job began in December 2019 with mass grading and infrastructure utility construction taking around three months to complete. McCarthy awarded the mass grading and finish grading contract to Sierra Pacific West, Inc., while choosing Paul Hansen Equipment, Inc. to perform the underground site utility and excavation duties. Sierra Pacific West exported approximately 20,000 cubic yards of soil on the four-acre construction site while excavating the lower level of the structure. Additionally, site utilities were installed to include sewer and storm drain, gas, electric, fiber optics, along with reclaimed,

chilled, potable and fire water connections. The 186,000 square foot Franklin Antonio Hall concrete structure was completely self-performed by McCarthy and CMC Rebar. This included all of the structural concrete tasks from the foundation to the cast-in-place architectural concrete pours. Approximately 16,000 cubic yards of concrete will be poured to complete all levels from the basement on up four stories to the roof level. Nathan Long is the senior project manager overseeing operations on the Franklin Antonio Hall project, and he points out a few of the challenges on the project. “We are getting ready to top out the structural concrete in just a few weeks. From a self-perform concrete standpoint, this has been a challenging project,” says Long. “We have installed a lot of unique components in support of the structural concrete to include 97 post-tension structural steel beams over the learning and innovation center.” Long says that these hefty beams

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Above: Project site structural concrete progress through Level 3. Right: Central Spiral Staircase in Atrium Area from Level 1 through Level 4 is a main architectural feature of the building.

support four stories above that also include dozens of columns used to transfer the load. “The span of the 250-seat auditorium or learning and innovation center is great, and these beams, along with 97 post-tension cables are needed to support the structure,” says Long. “This is a great project, and we hope to achieve LEED Platinum Certification on this energyefficient building that will include around 461 PV solar panels with a 189.2-kilowatt system.” McCarthy has faced several other challenges on this project, not the least of which is site logistics complicated by the defined and constrained working area located within an active college campus. Long also points out that they are working with type 1L cement concrete mixes which cure extremely fast making it a challenge for larger pours as well as wall pours . “Most of the structural concrete on the job also serves as architectural and is exposed,” says Long. “It


is important that we get the form work right, with clean edges so that it has the look of an architectural finish.” Long says that other current and future challenges include the erection of a complicated skylight system over the atrium and storefront areas and the remaining intricate detailed installations for lab space and research spaces. David Evans is the project superintendent for McCarthy on the UCSD Franklin Antonio Hall project. “We have been running a crew that averages around 65 carpenters, laborers, and cement masons on the job at any given time,” says Evans. “The heavy lifting on the job has been accomplished primarily through the use of a tower crane. All other lifts and support material handling is being done with smaller mobile hydraulic cranes.” Evans points out that his crews did not miss a single day of work in 2020, logging an impressive 57,000 working hours without incident. “Maintaining a safe work

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environment is always our number one concern here at McCarthy and doing that while maintaining all COVID-19 restrictions, CDC, and county guidelines has made that all the more challenging,” continues Evans. “We are very proud of our total project incident rate numbers and the men and women that work here that care so much about their fellow team member’s welfare.” Allen Lynn is the project executive for McCarthy, and he has been instrumental in bringing the various design and construction elements together on the UCSD Franklin Antonio Hall project. “We were fortunate to have a handful of subcontractors that participated in the design development phase of this project. I think it is important to recognize their efforts in making this such a successful project thus far. This included University Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Dynalectric, Inc., Cosco Fire Protection { Continued on page 16 }


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Below: Structural concrete placement at Level 2 Deck.


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and Architectural Glass and Aluminum,” says Lynn. “I also want to thank our architect and owner clients, Perkins & Will and University of California, San Diego, who are always so helpful and professional. I specifically would like to recognize UCSD project managers Mark Rowland and Abigail Grass and Perkins & Will architects Kay Kornovich and Ryan Bussard who have been there with us every step of the way.” McCarthy has consistently been working on one project or another at the UC San Diego campus for the last 25 years. “We have been fortunate to have been a part of some very unique projects at UCSD, primarily in the building of their life science and higher education structures,” says Lynn. We focus on large higher education projects here at McCarthy, in addition to many K-12 jobs.” In Southern California, McCarthy is currently working on CSU Los Angeles’s campus to construct their Student Housing East Project. They are also working at CSU Long Beach, Santa Ana College, Saddleback College, Long Beach City College and San Diego State University. Along with their extensive work in the education sector, McCarthy also excels in the construction of healthcare and commercial facilities, as well as parking structures throughout California and beyond. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. was established in 1864 and has a long history of building facilities that drive greater value. For more information on McCarthy, please visit or call their national headquarters at (314) 968-3300. Cc


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Swinerton Builders in the Finishing Stages at the Much-Anticipated 2100 Kettner in San Diego’s Little Italy District By Brian Hoover, Senior Editor

LITTLE ITALY IN SAN DIEGO If you have ever visited Little Italy in Downtown San Diego, you know firsthand about everything that this wonderful urban village has to offer. You may have enjoyed a delicious Italian deli sandwich or visited one of the many boutiques where you can find unique clothing, jewelry and other craft items. You may have even been lucky enough to visit in the fall during the Little Italy Festa or the 18

Mission Federal Art Walk in the spring. At one time, more than 6,000 Italian families lived in Little Italy, many of whom worked to build the San Diego tuna industry into one of the world’s finest fishing enterprises. After years of decline, Little Italy began a resurgence in 1996 when The Little Italy Association of San Diego was formed to oversee and expedite a revitalization and beautification

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Above: 2100 Kettner building and parklet rendering along Kettner Blvd.


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Above: 2100 Kettner project team (L to R) Ian Colburn (PM), Tyler Toubeau (Sr. PE), Kasey Hetzel (PE), Travis Kazemier (Asst. Super), Brendan Summers (Superintendent). Left: Swinerton Mass Timber installing CLT decking.

effort. Little Italy is now, once again, a thriving neighborhood filled with packed restaurants, craft breweries, art galleries, boutique hotels and so much more. The Kettner Art & Design District is a particular favorite and encompasses one-of-a-kind art galleries and retail shops. Kettner Boulevard is also the location of Little Italy’s newest feature, 2100 Kettner. KILROY REALTY’S 2100 KETTNER Known for its sustainable and innovative designs, Kilroy Realty is the owner and developer of this mixed-use building. Sitting only a few blocks from the waterfront and in the heart of Little Italy, 2100 Kettner offers everything from residential and office, to retail and CALCON TRAC TOR.CO M

dining spaces. This ambitious, six-story, carbonneutral project is also on target for LEED Platinum Certification. Designed by Gensler Architects, 2100 Kettner incorporates a mass timber canopy and green penthouse roof areas with an entire solar array, and efficient water, heating, and cooling systems to reduce carbon emissions. Located at Kettner and Hawthorne, the 2100 Kettner building takes up an entire city block and replaces five previous long-standing structures. The building has been carefully constructed to incorporate brick, metal siding, exposed concrete and timber that subtly blend into the surrounding neighborhood. The floor plate for each of the six levels is approximately

40,000 sq. ft. When this building is completed later this year, it will be the largest building in Little Italy. SWINERTON BUILDERS Swinerton Builders was awarded the contract to build 2100 Kettner for Kilroy Realty and Ian Colburn is the project manager overseeing all aspects of construction. “There were five existing buildings, including some multi-level warehouses and an old car rental operation at the corner of Hawthorne and Kettner. We started by hiring subcontractor AMG (AMG Demolition & Environmental Service, Inc.) to demo those buildings, clear the slabs and then perform the mass grading and excavation duties,” says Colburn. “The existing buildings were from the 40s or 50s

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Above Left: AMG Demolition and Environmental Service, Inc. (AMG), stockpiling and staging contaminated soils for haul-off. Left & Above Right: AMG removing existing structures onsite.

and included auto mechanic and body shops, so there were some contaminated soil issues that were safely mitigated.” Colburn says that AMG also performed the one and a half level excavation for the subterranean parking, engineering offices, storage rooms, SDGE vault and generator room. “We hired Condon Johnson as our shoring engineering company. Cantilever shoring I-beams and treated lagging were used, along with a soil nailed shotcrete assembly for a horseshoe-shaped section on the underground level,” says Colburn. “Next, we began excavating our mat slabs and installed a placing boom for our concrete operation. We poured two large footings to jump our placing boom to the north and south side of the project. We had blockouts going up the structure as we poured our cast-in-place decks.” Colburn goes on to explain that the entire building 20

has been constructed with post-tension cast-in-place concrete decks. “Our Swinerton crews self-performed all of the structural concrete our strategy was to erect the tower crane as early as possible to allow for bucketing of footings and shear walls,” continues Colburn. “We installed the tower crane at the bottom of the deep excavation and placed a footing for its use at level P2. We used the tower crane in place of several hydraulic cranes on site.” According to Colburn, Swinerton utilized heavy reinforced #18 bars in the Shear Walls, which he says are pretty massive for any sized project downtown. “The reason for such reinforcing and use of post-tension throughout the deck is due to the design specifications for up to 100 psf live load capacity,” says Colburn. “Allowing for this type of tenant flexibility seems to be fairly standard for Kilroy

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developments.” Colburn also points out that the exterior skin is a lot heavier than you would find on other typical downtown projects. “The brick that you see from the exterior is all precast panels,” continues Colburn. “So, we were flying multiple 10,000 to 20,000 lb. panels in place with our tower crane, and ‘aligning and welding’ them to the embeds cast in place above and below the decks.” Colburn points to the three biggest challenges on the 2100 Kettner project. “We have been building right up against the MTS (San Diego Metropolitan Transit System) light and heavy rail infrastructure on this project. Our crews have proceeded with extreme caution and due diligence with safety as their number one concern while working just 10 feet away from these tracks,” says Colburn. “We placed scaffolding and netted the entire area to { Continued on page 22 } C A LCO N T R AC TO R .CO M











Left & Below: Time lapse photo of tower crane flying Swinerton Mass Timber - cross laminated douglas fir panels.


1). Inside penthouse with CLT exposed ceiling. 2). Level 6 moment frames, structural steel framing and CLT decking. 3). Swinerton self-perform concrete sacking and patching exterior columns.

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mitigate any falling debris when lifting the heavy brick panels over that particular elevation.” Colburn says that working through and building during a pandemic has also been stressful and taxing. “Navigating safely through COVID has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Implementing new policies and keeping every man and woman safe and healthy has been the single most important thing we have done on this project.” Swinerton is currently in the final stages of the 2100 Kettner project and finalizing all site work and landscaping. “This is primarily a core and shell project, so we are only building out the restrooms and locker rooms from the garage level to the roof. There are a

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few other features on level one that we are building out, like the main lobby, a coffee shop and an elevator lobby. We installed demising walls per specifications in approximately 2,000 sq. ft. sections. I want to recognize and thank our superintendent, Brendan Summers, and our senior project engineer, Tyler Toubeau. I also want to thank every Kilroy team member including, Sarkis Hakopyan, project manager, Jake Brehm, senior vice president, Alexis Bray, project engineer and Tam Tran, architect - Gensler.” Cc Brian Hoover is co-owner of Construction Marketing Services, LLC, and Senior Editor of CalContractor Magazine.


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NORTH COAST FABRICATORS Utilizes Their New Link-Belt HTC-86110 110-Ton Hydraulic Truck Crane to Help in the Erection of New CalPlant 1 Facility in Willows


orth Coast Fabricators is a certified Woman-Owned Business operated by the husband-and-wife team, Paula and Tim Crowley. Established in 1976, the company started by servicing lumber producers and the pulp and paper industry in Northern California. Known for their

steel erection and fabrication capabilities, North Coast Fabricators now offers a full array of crane and trucking services. They also provide hazardous material hauling, large equipment services, nuclear support services, and full construction services that focus on metal

building erection. North Coast Fabricators has completed thousands of projects since its inception in 1976, including assisting PG&E in the decommissioning of the Humboldt Bay Nuclear facility in 2018. North Coast Fabricators recently completed an exciting

Below: Link-Belt HTC-86110, 110-ton hydraulic truck crane unloading press plates at the CalPlant 1 facility in Willows.

Above & Right: Link-Belt HTC-86110 placing machinery and equipment at CalPlant 1 facility in Willows.

project in Willows, CA, in December 2020. It was a job for CalPlant 1, the world’s first commercial-scale producer of rice straw-based medium-density fiberboard (MDF), annually supplying approximately 140 million square feet of no-addedformaldehyde MDF to the building products industry. Rice straw is an agricultural waste product of the annual harvest, and all furnish for the plant is procured from Sacramento Valley rice growers within a 25-mile radius of the plant site in Willows. In layman’s terms, the waste bi-product from rice is broken down and pressed to make medium-dense particleboard. CALCON TRAC TOR.CO M

Matt Morrison is the senior project manager for North Coast Fabricators. He oversaw all of his company’s construction services delivered to CalPlant 1 for their new facility in Willows, constructed from mid-2018 to December 2020. “We were invited on-site to initially assist Siempelkamp (manufacturer of the plant equipment) in the unloading of the plates and containers delivered to the jobsite from Europe. This included the rice press and most all of the machinery for the entire new plant operation,” says Morrison. “We were then contracted to erect three buildings on-site. The largest structure was a 10,000 square foot, 70-foot-tall steel building,

while the other two were smaller and used to support the larger manufacturing facility.” Morrison says that North Coast Fabricators used their cranes to place heavy structural steel beams and other building materials over the newly placed manufacturing equipment. “There was an added challenge for our crane operators as they hoisted heavy equipment and steel over expensive equipment sections that had already been put in place,” continues Morrison.

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Left: Link-Belt HTC-86110 placing 125,000-pound section of prepress on top of another section.

“In one instance, our crane operators lifted a 125,000-pound section of the prepress on to the top of another section and then repeated that process for three more sections of the prepress.” Morrison points out that some of the picks on-site were not quite as delicate as others but that they were all done with an emphasis on safety first. “We performed hundreds of picks on this job site to include everything from 4-inch-thick flat plates to 100-foot rafters. We had around 15 ironworkers at any given time working on the erection of the three buildings and 10 pipefitters working at the heating oil building. This was one of the more diversified, rewarding, and challenging projects for our company and crews, and we had fun getting it done.” 26

North Coast Fabricators maintains an entire fleet of trucks and heavy machinery that includes cranes from 10-ton to 110-ton capacity. Two of these units are Link-Belt cranes purchased from Nixon-Equipment Co. “We recently purchased a brand-new Link-Belt HTC-86110, 110-ton hydraulic truck crane from the wonderful people at Nixon-Egli Equipment Co.,” says Morrison. “This is our second Link-Belt crane from Nixon-Egli, as we bought a 2000 RTC-8090, 90-ton rough terrain unit from them in 2019 for its maneuverability in tight places and those long-term rental jobs.” Morrison says that they go with Link-Belt for reliability and performance. “We purchased the Link-Belt 110-ton because it has the best load chart in the industry for this specific weight

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class. The HTC-86110 is our taxi crane, bouncing from one job to another and is currently in Redding working on a sawmill operation,” continues Morrison. “Link-Belt manufacturers amazing cranes, and when you combine that fact with Nixon-Egli’s famous customer service and support, you just can’t go wrong.” Morrison has been working with Bruce Brownie from Nixon-Egli Equipment Co. since their first introduction in Las Vegas at Con Expo in 2014. “Bruce is a straight shooter who will always tell you the truth, whether you want to hear it or not. He knows the functional details of every crane and what they will and won’t do for you. We sit down, and he explains what he thinks is best for me and our operation, not just what is best for him and his company. I like working with Bruce and have always appreciated his wealth of knowledge and honesty. We have a backlog of some significantly large jobs on the books, and we are going to need additional cranes in our fleet to handle the workload. When the time comes, we will turn to Nixon-Egli to fill that need.” According to Morrison, 2021 is already shaping up to be an excellent year for North Coast Fabricators. The company is headquartered in Arcata, and they opened a new branch facility in Redding in 2018 to better serve all of Humboldt, Del Norte and Shasta Counties. North Coast Fabricators is a Union operated company that works throughout California and Southern Oregon. For more information or to schedule their services, please visit them at or call (707) 822-4629. Cc C A LCO N T R AC TO R .CO M


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GRANITE AWARDED $48 MILLION CONSTRUCTION MANAGER/ GENERAL CONTRACTOR BRIDGE CONTRACT IN CALIFORNIA Granite has been awarded the Cosumnes Bridge Parent Package of the Construction Manager/ General Contractor (CMGC) contract for the Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in Sacramento County, California. This CMGC contract is the final award of a seven-part phased delivery of the overall $167 million project. This $48 million contract is anticipated to be included in Granite’s first quarter 2021 backlog. The Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project is located on State Route (SR) 99, in Elk Grove, California. The project scope includes the removal and replacement of four bridges over the Cosumnes River as well as replacing two existing railroad overhead and underpass bridges with a single new overhead bridge, requiring partial realignment of SR-99 southbound. The project has been divided into seven contracts to allow construction to proceed while the design is being completed on other improvements. The segmentation of the project also allows for an accelerated delivery, which is currently two years ahead of the owner’s anticipated timeline. The scope of the Cosumnes Bridge Parent Package, Granite’s seventh awarded contract for this project, includes the construction of 2.3 miles of freeway connecting the newly constructed bridges. Granite is also responsible for the roadway excavation, deck and barrier improvements at Dillard Road Overcrossing, construction of the Eschinger Road/SR-99 28

interchange, installation of ramp metering and intelligent transportation system, and removal of the existing McConnell Underpass and overhead bridges at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. “Being selected for this final package allows us to take the project across the finish line with this first-rate Caltrans team,” said Granite Project Manager George Delano. “We are proud to be part of this collaborative CM/GC team made up of Caltrans, Granite, our subcontractors, and third-party stakeholders which has overcome numerous challenges to deliver exceptional results, and will continue to work together to improve safety for the traveling public.” “We are also excited Granite was selected for the final package because having the same contractor for all phases of this project has provided a measurable benefit for California taxpayers,” said Caltrans Project Manager Martin Clark.

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“From design to planning to execution, the results of our extended partnership have consistently tracked ahead of our scheduled timeline and met our budget.” CM/GC procurement involves the contractor during the design and planning phases, offers a lower risk profile for both the contractor and the owner, while increasing the overall value to taxpayers. This process is designed to promote collaboration and to solicit value-adding feedback from the contractor. Construction materials for the project, including 22,000 cubic yards of aggregate base and 108,000 tons of asphalt paving, will be supplied by Granite’s Bradshaw Facility. Granite will begin construction immediately on the Parent Package. The Cosumnes Bridge Replacement Project is scheduled to be completed by 2024. Cc C A LCO N T R AC TO R .CO M

CASE DEALER SONSRAY MACHINERY EXPANDS INTO ARIZONA New Sonsray locations in Phoenix and Tucson will serve as full-line CASE Construction Equipment dealers with full rental and service operations. CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sonsray Machinery is expanding into Arizona with new full-line CASE sales, rental and service operations in Phoenix and Tucson. The expansion further establishes Sonsray as the largest CASE dealer on the West Coast with 15 locations in five states: California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. The new Phoenix and Tucson stores are operational now — contact details and address information for each location can be found at “Sonsray embraces the unique challenges facing contractors on the West Coast and in the Southwest, and now brings its commitment to equipment support and community development to Arizona,” says Leandro Lecheta, head of construction — North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “CASE and Sonsray share a passion for community building, as Sonsray has actively supported our work with Team Rubicon in providing disaster relief, as well as the good work it does through the Sonsray Force-for-Good Foundation.” “Our growth into Arizona allows us to better serve our clients who work throughout the West Coast and Southwestern U.S., and we look forward to meeting, working with and becoming active members of the Phoenix and Tucson communities,” says Matthew Hoelscher, president, Sonsray Machinery. CALCON TRAC TOR.CO M

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72.2 m

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