Cianbro Chatter - 2019

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VOLUME 50 | 2019



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Message from the CEO


The foundation of our success is founded on the commitment and hard work of our people and their willingness to work as a team. We have all learned that every day presents us with new challenges and opportunities. It is the creativity of our people and their recognition that “No One Is Smarter Than All Of Us” that has allowed us to overcome adversity and yielded us with continued growth and success. Safety, personal wellness, and 100% employee ownership are the hallmarks that distinguish Cianbro from others in the construction industry. These values, coupled with the attributes mentioned above, provide all of us the opportunity to be part of a truly great organization. All of us should be very proud of what Cianbro has accomplished over the past 70 years. As you read the lead article of this Chatter, a common and often stated theme develops. The Company’s past, present, and future success is built on our commitment and caring of people. We will never forget the sacrifices and personal commitments that have contributed to the success and cultural fabric of our company. The decisions we make or don’t make every day have a direct impact on our success in the future. While we celebrate our history and past accomplishments, it is as important that we look ahead with anticipation to our future. As we continue to grow, we must not lose sight of our core values and the behaviors that have contributed to our past success. We must continue to develop our personal skills and welcome new team members into the Cianbro family. Moreover, a key element of building an enduring organization is continuing to foster and nurture relationships within the Company and with outside individuals and organizations that support our business mission. We respect and hold in high regard the special relationships with those who support our efforts. I am very excited about the future and the opportunities ahead of us. Working together, guided by our unwavering commitment to our fundamental beliefs, will yield success and provide the ability to pass on our Company to future generations. Thank you for making our 70th Anniversary a prosperous and safe year and I wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season.

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2019 marks the 70th birthday of Cianbro, a milestone providing us an opportunity to reflect on the past and look to the future.









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North Hero Grand Isle Drawbridge.... 12 Abiomed Life Sciences Facility.......... 16 Brighton Dam.................................... 20 The Wharf Phase 2........................... 26 Bangor Savings Bank........................ 31 Talk the Walk..................................... 32 NAVFAC Cutler Ice Shields............... 34 34.5/12.47 kV Substation.................. 35 Dominion Energy Line 130................ 47 Petrochemical Modular Project......... 48 Big Level Wind.................................. 51 Sarah Mildred Long Bridge................ 52 WEX Corporate Headquarters.......... 54


CEO Message...........................................2 Cianbro Welcomes A/Z Corporation..........3 Building Group “Leans In”.........................6 Letters We Like To Receive.......................8 Cianbro Simulated Work Environment....10 Cianbro Leadership Initiative...................14 Cianbro Industrial Group.........................15 Nationally Recognized.............................18 In Memory Richard (Gramps) Moulton....19 “Best Specialty Construction”..................22 Millstone Outfall Fish Barriers Awards.....24 Fabrication & Coating..............................25 Cover Story.............................................28 Quality Assurance - Petrochemical.........30 Starcon Construction and Safety.............36 Anniversaries...........................................38 In Memoriam...........................................41 Steel Toe Boots.......................................45 Start Strong – Finish Strong....................46 Engaged Corporate Citizen.....................50


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Cianbro Welcomes A/Z Corporation


aking a major stride into the company’s future, Cianbro Corporation acquired Connecticut-based engineering and construction firm A/Z Corporation (A/Z) on March 29, 2019. The purchase significantly expands Cianbro’s footprint by bridging a geographical gap between the company’s traditional Northern New England and Mid-Atlantic building markets as well as enhancing our industrial base. A/Z also brings its in-house design and engineering capabilities to the Cianbro team. n By

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Both Cianbro and A/Z started as small, family-owned companies with devoted, hard-working employees who were experts in their professions. They have since grown into large, successful construction firms annually placing $750 million and $300 million in work, respectively. The combined organization is one of the largest open-shop construction firms in the United States. Cianbro and A/Z remain committed to their people and being best-workplace employers providing excellent career

opportunities for team members and their families. What’s more, both firms maintain a customer-centric approach with longstanding, recurring client relationships. This is perhaps best evidenced by each company’s significant tenure of team members and clients alike. “Cianbro and A/Z are compatible organizations with very similar philosophies toward people, operating culture, workplace safety, and their respective clients,” said Cianbro CEO Andi Vigue. “A/Z Corporation’s culture fits very well with the Cianbro culture, work ethic, and unwavering commitment to

team member health and safety. We are excited to welcome A/Z’s team members to the Cianbro family.” Headquartered in North Stonington, Connecticut, A/Z has two additional offices in the state as well as offices and ongoing operations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cianbro, A/Z will retain its name, and the company’s owner, Perry Lorenz, will remain President of A/Z. Additionally, all of A/Z’s 500+ team members will join A/Z Corporation continued page 4 CIANBRO CHATTER


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“Cianbro and A/Z are

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Cianbro’s Team Equity Plan. Perry’s father, Ed Lorenz, founded A/Z Electric, Inc., in 1968 following a decade of honorable service in both the U.S. Army and Navy, including a deployment to Korea. He then formed the building construction firm Ledyard General Contractors in 1972. Through the natural development of a succession plan, the leadership of both companies began transitioning to Perry Lorenz in 1994 when the two companies consolidated to become A/Z Corporation. “I was first introduced to Cianbro in 1986 while working on a project in Southeastern Connecticut,” said A/Z President Perry Lorenz. “I learned quickly that we have a lot in common in terms of how we value our people and clients. I couldn’t feel any better or be more excited about our collective future.” A/Z provides diverse services including design, construction, maintenance, and energy management, with a focus on technology-oriented markets. Cianbro’s acquisition of A/Z enhances our company’s services, portfolio, geographical reach, and capacity while offering our clients advanced project execution knowledge and expertise. A/Z’s client list spans a gamut of technically and logistically complex

with very similar philosophies toward people, operating culture, workplace safety, and their respective clients.” – Andi Vigue, CEO

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sectors including science and technology, manufacturing, education, healthcare, hospitality, and utilities / distributed generation. Included among their clients are several Fortune 500 and 1000

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companies such as Amgen, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, General Dynamics, Pfizer and Pratt & Whitney, as well as private institutions including Yale, Brown, and Wesleyan Universities. The acquisition comes at a time when Cianbro’s Building Group is growing both in size and stature, having recently completed signature Maine headquarters facilities for Bangor Savings Bank and WEX, Inc., as well as ongoing high-tech work at Abiomed in Danvers, Mass. The company also began work on a new $91 million veterans’ senior living campus and a $125 million renovation and expansion of the Maine Correctional Center.

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“Cianbro is continually looking for new ways to innovate, grow, and diversify our operations,” said Richard Brescia, vice president of Cianbro’s Building Group. “The integration of A/Z Corporation combines the expertise and knowledge of both organizations, further enhancing the services we provide to our clients.”

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Science & Technology n Manufacturing n Education n Non-Profit n Healthcare n Hospitality n Mission Critical n Utilities & Distributed Generation

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Design Engineering n Electrical Engineering n BIM & CAD Coordination n 3D Laser Scanning n Energy Management Services n Design-Build & EPCM n Preconstruction & Procurement

Management & Structural Engineering n Thermal Insulation n Mechanical Piping n Electrical & Instrumentation n Telecommunications n Fabrication



Building Group “Leans In” to Lean Construction Principles Building Market n

By Scott Tompkins

In her national bestselling book Lean In, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg encouraged readers to be assertive and move toward a leading – rather than a following – role. Cianbro’s Building Group is doing exactly that regarding Lean Construction Principles. While the group has been on a continuous improvement journey since the company’s 1949 inception, implementing Lean several years ago has helped organize and standardize Cianbro’s project approach through improvement, innovation and adding value. The results are already apparent, including reduced costs, shortened schedules, increased efficiencies, higher-quality output, and trade partner buy-in. A pair of high-profile Maine projects are currently enjoying these benefits: the new headquarters buildings for WEX in Portland and Bangor Savings Bank in Bangor. Cianbro’s commitment to Lean is evidenced by the efforts of Project Manager John Drago and Project Controls Manager Rick Bartucca. John and Rick are among the first construction professionals nationwide to earn a Certificate of Management - Lean Construction (CM-Lean) from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Rick is responsible for integrating Lean into how Cianbro processes work, including collaborating with the Cianbro Institute to educate team members on how Lean functions and to shift their dynamics to “think” Lean. “Effective planning wasn’t being applied consistently, so we’ve put an emphasis on implementing Lean in our processes. Project teams are now taking project setup and scope breakdown in a different, more organized direction,” 6


he noted. “Scope and the associated budget and schedule are now much better aligned, which allows us to track performance and adjust our plans going forward.” “Proper planning facilitates successful execution, and successful execution is key to a profitable project,” Rick concluded.

look-ahead schedules, tracks schedule constraints, and assists in our continuous improvement efforts. Rick’s efforts dovetail with those of John, who is responsible for employing Lean in the field on Building Group projects such as the aforementioned WEX and Bangor Savings Bank facilities. John starts by offering all trade WEX Inc., Corporate World Headquarters

Through the summer, Rick’s goal was to train all project managers and project engineers regarding Lean principles, including how to apply the Last Planner System by utilizing Touchplan software. Simply stated, Last Planner identifies the desired project completion date and plans the work backwards, marking the key milestone dates necessary for timely and efficient execution. In doing so, the Last Planner system forces the team to evaluate all risk factors through the necessary steps of construction and mitigate them prior to the construction phase, facilitating a continuous workflow and increasing efficiencies across the board. This process is conducted in concert with trade partners to secure their buy-in as well as to begin forging relationships among the project team. Accessible to all project team members, Touchplan generates weekly work plans and

partners AGC’s four-hour Introduction to Lean course, followed by a collaborative meeting among trade partners to decide the sequence of work and basic handoffs. Next, a look-ahead meeting is held to identify long-lead items, approve submittals, and address any outstanding issues. Lastly, a weekly 45-minute meeting is held to discuss trade partner and project updates. Utilizing Lean Principles, Cianbro’s project teams focus on: • Creating an efficient and predictable workflow • Viewing the project as a whole versus simply the sum of its components • Maintaining communication, collaboration, and trust with all stakeholders

“By the end of the job, trade partners – especially frontline workers – em-

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Lean 5S Techniques

brace Lean,” John remarked. “Everyone benefits from the efficiency and reduced risk.” Steve McDonough, a project manager for Paul White Company, a tile and flooring contractor, echoed the same sentiment. Steve has been actively involved in Cianbro’s Bangor Savings Bank project and is among the growing legion of Lean fans. “Other contractors claim to be Lean, but they don’t put the time, effort, and resources into it that Cianbro does,” Steve said. “Communication is the strongest point. Deliveries are scheduled so they don’t impact others and you

know what to expect a week in advance. Bangor Savings has been a dream job and the Cianbro team has been phenomenal.” On both the Bangor Savings Bank and WEX projects, trade partners were given smaller work packages enabling them to complete that portion of work and then “pull” the next set of trade partners into the space they just vacated before undertaking their next work package. For example, prior to Lean a trade partner or two could dominate an entire floor of a building, keeping subsequent trades from placing their work until the


Eliminate unneeded or surplus materials Only stage materials to be used that day


Identify, organize, and communicate staging areas


Keep work and storage areas clean and organized Keep tools and equipment clean and ready to use Remove debris, dunnage, and packaging materials immediately


Organize the work and storage areas, utilizing shelving, labeling and movable carts for materials and equipment


Inspect the work and storage areas daily Continuously look for innovative methods for increasing efficiency

initial trades were finished. Utilizing Lean, those same trades might instead be given one-quarter of the floor at a time, enabling other trades to flow in behind them, and so on and so on. The payoff is a smooth, efficient workflow throughout the building. Those two projects are also utilizing a host of other Lean techniques, including: •O ffsite Prefabrication of Materials: Reduces project work hours and improves schedule and quality • Just-In-Time Deliveries: Having just one week’s worth of materials onsite at any given time enhances workflow and production

•M aterials on Wheels: All materials are expected to be placed on carts for ease of movement and installation • Material Parking Lots: Areas designated to individual trade partners that allow for material storage onsite

•N o Debris Hits the Floor: All construction debris is placed in bins and removed from the work area daily •L ean 5S: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain

The benefits of Lean are indeed manifold. At the beginning of a project, there is less risk of overtime and other budget impacts. At the project’s end, trade partners aren’t bumping into each other as they complete their work. The biggest beneficiary, however, is Cianbro, they are better positioned to compete for future projects. CIANBRO CHATTER



“Simply put, it was a pleasure to work with the Cianbro team and I speak both for myself and the entire Global Engineering organization here at Abiomed when I say that we couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our new facility. This facility will allow our organization to continue to revolutionize the medical device industry with life-saving technology, and we have Cianbro to thank for that.” – Gregory Eichmann, Associate Director – Engineering Operations, Abiomed Inc. “Your team established and maintained a clear line of communication and developed productive working relationships with our engineering and Project Management teams. Your team worked efficiently to accommodate design enhancements that were incorporated into the Cianbro fabrication of the structures and that truly made the project a success.” – Kyle Wilkins, Senior Nuclear Construction Specialist, Dominion Nuclear 8


“Cianbro’ s experience with construction of unique and complicated marine structures was invaluable in the design phase of this project and helped to ensure a successful project. Please extend my sincere gratitude to the Cianbro employees who worked tirelessly on the job, resulting in successfully accomplishing a great amount of difficult work safely and efficiently.” – Paul Ducheney, Superintendent – Electric Production, Holyoke Gas & Electric “The ability of the staff to understand the concept design and effectively review drawings for means and methods as well as for technical content prior to full release enabled our team to stay focused and on schedule… the Cianbro team performed more as a partner than a subcontract manager. We look forward to working with you in the future and wish you success going forward.” – Michael Rieger, PE, LEED AP, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol

What our Trade Partners Say

“Cianbro brought us in early during the document development phase to aid the design team with finding the most efficient process for the super structure package. Cianbro’s team had a very good grasp on our scope and what information was needed to finalize the structural steel design package. Their leadership during the process ensured that the steel was fabricated, delivered and erected on time to meet the critical path milestone for the project. Concurrently, CIANBRO also managed to solve a host of logistical challenges

that were very unique to this project. At one point during construction the Cianbro team managed to provide new grid lines, direct the demolishing of the existing structure, place new foundation walls/piers and retrofit the existing steel. All this was accomplished without disrupting [the owner’s] sensitive daily operations along with providing a safe work environment for staff and the entire construction team on the project. Cianbro is a first-class operation.” – Stephen J. Capone, President of Capone Iron Corp. Without any existing conditions documents, Cianbro proposed a 3D Laser Scan to quickly, accurately and cost effectively collect millions of accurate data points to create a 3D point cloud of the building area. This laser scan became the basis of the design documents and the resulting model was used for coordination between all trades which allowed the team to identify conflicts. Cianbro embraces a lean management approach and established a culture that emphasized collaboration, reliability of scheduling and delivery of the most value. Beginning with preconstruction, and continuing nonstop throughout the project, Cianbro’s lean principles drove the efficient delivery of the projects. The Cianbro team took an active role to set the highest standards and then lead by example as well as making a conscious decision to do the right thing. Cianbro took the time to educate subcontractors and [owner] employees on the importance of preventing injury and illness. Cianbro set in place a process for pre-project planning and pre-task planning with subcontractors individually and with all of the field labor in a general team environment. This resulted in zero loss time injuries throughout the project. – Tim O’Connor, PMP, Senior Vice President, JLL “This project has presented some unique challenges that, as a team, we have been able to address early and often, and successfully overcome. Cianbro’s management in the field, coordination with owners, design and project

management teams, and outside the box thinking were critical to the successful completion of each phase of this project, and will be invaluable as we move forward into additional phases of the expansion.” – Colin Lane, Project Manager, Metro Walls Inc. “Unlike some general contractors, Cianbro requires firm adherent to all safe practice policies. Mandatory morning safety briefs and Cianbro’s required stretching regiments, as well as frequent safety walks, ensure a safe working environment and personal wellness for all employees and contractors. Overall involvement and management of the project were second to none regarding execution. Weekly coordination meetings involving all trades, combined with a focused meeting agenda, assured the steady progression of the project. Issues were dealt with swiftly and, for more specific coordinated items, meetings were set-up and overseen by Cianbro which helped hold contractors responsible for delivering on their promises. Throughout the process, Cianbro proactively followed up with the client, informing them of issues, and proposing solutions to incorporate the client’s requests and needs.” – Corey Coleman, BIM Coordinator, Piquette & Howard Electric Service Inc.

Yes, it impacts all of us in North Hero and will continue to do so. But it is very clear that Cianbro is not only highly skilled, considerate and well organized but seems to be especially sensitive to Island residents. Thank you for all of the updates and please thank the people working to replace our beloved drawbridge.” – Local Citizen, North Hero, New Hampshire “I wanted to take a minute and congratulate and thank your team on the awesome food bank donation. Your work in the communities of Vermont on our transportation system is vital and we couldn’t achieve our goals without our contracting partners. We greatly appreciate your spirit of giving and also being part of the community you work in as well.” – Chief Engineer, VTrans Highway Division

What the Communities We Work in Say

“My husband and I live in North Hero so we have a great interest in the construction of the drawbridge and how it is impacting our lives. I just wanted you to know and I hope you share this with Cianbro workers, that we are very impressed with the progress, incredible organization and caliber of people who are working on the bridge. CIANBRO CHATTER


The Creation and Evolution of the Cianbro Simulated Work Environment Cianbro Institute n

By Dave Doherty, Jon Sacks, Jim Theriault

Over the years, multiple Cianbro locations have been utilized to provide team members with the opportunity to learn and hone practical skills within a simulated and controlled environment. In the last several years, one of these locations, the Pittsfield site originally known as Cianbro’s Peltoma Pit, has become the ideal place to conduct basic and advanced equipment operations and a variety of hands-on craft development programs. The utilization of the Peltoma Pit for team member development started in 2006 when our T&D operations set up a few pole structures in the abandoned gravel pit to support a minimal amount of educational refresher activities for incumbent lineworkers. In 2009, the Cianbro Institute utilized this area to develop a program to support the 26-mile long 115 kV Kibby Mountain transmission line project. The objective was to deliver basic lineworker skills to existing team members. When Cianbro was awarded a 27-mile-long 345 kV transmission line project in Vermont, another program was created and delivered to teach operators how to set poles on the rough terrain they would encounter on the project. In 2011, The Power and Energy Management group committed to establishing long-term development programs which included a four-year lineworker apprenticeship and Transmission Builders and Operators class. To support these new 10


In addition to long term development programs, the Cianbro Institute has continued to work closely with Power and Energy operations to build mock-up scenarios to teach our crews through real-life simulations before tackling the actual work in a high stakes environment. educational endeavors, improvements were made to Peltoma, with most of the work being done by apprentices as part of their learning objectives. In addition to long term development programs, the Cianbro Institute has continued to work closely with Power and Energy operations to build mock-up scenarios to teach our crews through real-life simulations before tackling the actual work in a high stakes environment. The infrastructure now includes distribution systems of 7200 V, 12470 V, 34.5 kV, capable of being energized up to 12470 V. Transmission structures of 115 kV and 345 kV are built to scale and are able to support simulated live line work as well as hot pole set and framing activities. Apprentices participating in the Substation Technician program constructed a mock substation that will be available to future team members pursuing a career within Power & Energy. In the summer of 2017, on the heels of the grand opening of the new Cianbro Institute, Cianbro upgraded their ability to teach practical crane and other equipment skills at the Peltoma site. Not only did the yard receive a major facelift, it also received a name change to ‘The Cianbro Simulated Work Environment.’ (SWE) The crane development area was improved and relocated to a different section of the yard where permanent concrete test courses were created by students in our civil/concrete program and a new shelter was built so team members can get out of the elements during inclement weather. These improvements allow instructors to deliver hands-on educational programs year round, which offer complicated and detailed lift and equipment work scenarios. In the world of crane operations, Cianbro instructors can now offer practical skills associated with two crane lifts, duty cycle operations, pick and carry, blind picks, and jib installation. What initially began as teaching team members the basic skills necessary to pass practical crane certification exams, has evolved into a multi-faceted approach to equipment and crane operator education. In adding multiple simulations to the course, one can expose team members to ‘real world’ scenarios in a controlled, supervised, and safe environment. After leaving the Cianbro Simulated Work Environment, the team member has not only been taught techniques, hazards etc., but also has performed the operation for which they’ll be exposed to at an actual work site. When asked to perform the operation in the field they will have an elevated level of

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confidence because they have done it before. That is what the SWE is all about! Moving forward, the Cianbro Institute will continue to improve and expand practical, hands-on educational opportunities. An example of an upcoming improvement will be the relocation of the Ironworker Apparatus that is currently positioned in Cianbro Equipment’s Lower Yard. By relocating to the SWE, in close proximity to the crane development area, it will enhance the student’s learning experience by providing real-life opportunities to pick steel and set it in place for the ironworker students to bolt-up. There will be many more improvements to come, including keeping a close eye on the ever-changing technology and exploring the value of virtual reality simulation and how this might impact Cianbro. Cianbro’s continued investment and long term development of the Simulated Work Environment is simply another tangible example of the value placed in people, safety and operational excellence. CIANBRO CHATTER


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By Mike Mantoni and Marc Caldwell

On August 19, 2015, Cianbro was selected by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to work with HDR’s engineering team as the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the preconstruction phase of the North Hero – Grand Isle Drawbridge Project. The preconstruction phase consisted of professional services that included providing recommendations in scheduling, construction sequencing, constructability, risk identification, and cost information. The CM/GC process differs from a traditional design-bidbuild model in that the contract is awarded in two separate phases. Phase 1 includes Cianbro performing construction management services during the design phase of the project, while Phase 2 consists of a contract for the general construction services of the project. This process is particularly useful when the success of the project relies on special12


ized construction methods and services provided by the CM/GC during Phase 1 that may not otherwise be apparent to the design engineer. After final negotiations with VTrans, Cianbro received the notice of award for Phase 2 on March 8, 2018. Once the notice to proceed was received on June 5, work began to replace the 65-year-old twin-leaf bascule bridge which connects the islands of North Hero and South Hero on Lake Champlain in Vermont. The existing bridge, constructed in 1953, allows approximately 3,500 vehicles to travel to and from Burlington and the islands each day. The new route will significantly reduce the travel time. The bridge also allows for marine access to the entire lake, and currently opens on the hour from mid-May to midOctober. The high volume of maritime traffic, coupled with the unavailability of replacement parts, has resulted in the necessity of replacing the existing bridge. During the preconstruction phase, one of the project goals was to minimize impacts to both vehicular and marine traffic during construction of

the replacement bridge. VTrans and the United States Coast Guard required the continuous operation of the existing channel during construction, a challenge that was solved by a design to build a temporary drawbridge. This temporary drawbridge utilizes Cianbro’s existing trestle design but incorporates two curved approach spans and an Acrow drawbridge. This has resulted in extensive communications between all parties involved in the design of the bridge. The project team has managed the challenge extremely well, coordinating between GPI who is designing the substructure of the Acrow drawbridge, Acrow design engineers, and Cianbro’s own Design Engineer, Dave Saucier. At the beginning of July 2018, after the in-water work restriction window, construction of the temporary bridge began. Cianbro’s trade partner, G.W. Tatro Construction Inc., pushed hard to complete the fill and compacting of 6,500 yards of material at the approaches in just a week and a half. Following the construction of the approaches, two Manitowoc 4100 cranes were erected,

and work to build the trestle began. The public is very happy with the team at North Hero – Grand Isle, after promising to limit one lane of traffic over the bridge to five weeks and sticking to that deadline. The trestle consists of twelve spans, four of which are curved with ten bents two abutments and eighty-six, thirtyinch pipe pile. Each of the thirty-two

The temporary bridge also required a temporary fender system consisting of fifty H-pile and twenty-five rock anchors that proved to be a challenge to construct. After the pile were driven, the lake level rose three feet above the ordinary high water mark, submerging three of the five wales. This meant managing the mobilization and demobilization of M&K Commercial Diving

battered pile required a rock anchor installed by Maine Drilling and Blasting. The project team did an excellent job adapting existing trestle components to newly fabricated pieces shipped from Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation, that accommodated for the curve.

who installed the submerged fender walers, Maine Drilling and Blasting who drilled the rock anchors and reconfiguring Cianbro’s 30-foot by 80-foot barge to a 30-foot by 70-foot barge in order to reach the flared ends of the fender. While this was happening, the

project team was working with Acrow Bridge to plan and erect the 70-foot backspan and the 60-foot bascule span for the temporary bridge. Cianbro arranged the spans with prefabricated, typical members pinned together with minimal bolting and no welding. The temporary bascule span was raised and lowered with a series of ropes pulled from an 80,000-pound machinery skid situated above the bridge. The machinery skid, backspan, and bascule span for the temporary bridge were all flown in, in one piece. Additionally, the project team ran power from the shore to the control house and across the channel through a submarine cable to run the barrier and warning gates. Despite long hours, months of six and seven-day workweeks, and brutal weather conditions, the temporary drawbridge bridge opened on schedule on May 15, 2019, with the team reaching the milestone with no recordable or lost-time injuries. The equipment used to build the temporary bridge was moved off the trestle and onto the approaches of the existing bridge, where the demolition of the existing bridge has begun. Once the demolition is complete, the team will begin construction of the permanent bridge. This includes the construction of two new bascule piers built within sheet pile cofferdams, and installing the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic components for the moveable spans. CIANBRO CHATTER


Cianbro Leadership Initiative (CLI) Cianbro Institute n

By Jim Theriault

In 2018, 11 Cianbro team members and 6 Starcon team members began a leadership journey that spanned over a three and a half month period. These exceptional team members presented their findings, conclusions, and a path forward relative to their leadership projects. As with past classes, this day of discovery and sharing of their lessons learned is, without question, an exciting time for aspiring leaders within The Cianbro Companies. With the capable and caring instruction of George Manning, Cianbro Leadership Consultant and author of ‘The Art of Leadership,’participants were exposed to critical leadership lessons and challenged to put these concepts into place via the completion of a leadership (stretch) project designed to enhance an important aspect of company operations. Major pieces of the journey included: • Selecting a stretch project, under the guidance and support of a senior management mentor, which challenge the team member and enhance a major work process, procedure, etc.

• Creating a vision statement that provide the basis and reason for the stretch project. • Creating a powerful WHY (beyond the simple end result) that in some way tie into Cianbro and Starcon’s values. • Creating and leading a team using leadership tools to make said vision (stretch project) a reality.

• Reporting periodically to the senior management mentor and



the CLI Leadership Group any challenges, progress, and or necessary adjustments.

• Presenting the stretch project and celebrating the leadership journey.

Several of the behavioral traits outlined in James Hunter’s book “The Servant” include patience, kindness, selflessness, and commitment as major attributes of servant leaders. The 2018 CLI Mentors demonstrated these skills and more as they guided team members in their individual and collective journeys. In doing so, they modeled and taught that which Cianbro and Starcon values in their leaders. It is obvious after witnessing the final presentations of participants at the closing session, that these lessons were well learned and will benefit The Cianbro Companies for years to come.


Strategically Aligning our Business Units Industrial Group n

P eter Cianchette, Julie Carmody, Courtney Dufour

The Cianbro Industrial Group was formed in 2018 to strategically align multiple business units that provide highly complementary services amongst a shared customer base. These units include: • Cianbro Corporation (industrial and manufacturing) • Cianbro Constructors, LLC (modular manufacturing) • Starcon International, Inc. (industrial and mechanical)

Markets served by the Cianbro Industrial Group include: • Chemical • Petrochemical • Industrial • Modular • Natural Gas • Power Generation · Refining • Food & Beverage • Offshore Marine Services

needs with greater flexibility while offering them a broader scope of services and value-added solutions. A recent project that is currently benefitting from the Cianbro Industrial Group’s collective expertise includes Cianbro’s Petrochemical Modular Project in Brewer, Maine. For project details, please see page 48.

The integration of these units has allowed us to serve a broader geographical area, drive operational synergies and efficiencies, and strengthen our position as a premier construction services provider. By leveraging our collective resources and capabilities, the Cianbro Industrial Group is able to respond to customers’



Abiomed Life Sciences Facility Upgrade Building Market n

By Anthony Passmore

Cianbro team members and trade partners utilized innovative quality control programs, innovative scheduling programs, value analysis, and innovative productivity programs to overcome challenges and difficulties on Abiomed’s Life Sciences Facility Expansion project. This was a multiphase expansion project complete with a clean room, training rooms, office and meeting space, commercial kitchen and cafeteria, new building façade, updated exterior hardscapes, and various other upgrades. The renovated space will be used by Abiomed to grow the company and assemble devices designed to assist or replace life-sustaining functions of the failing heart for patients and physicians worldwide. With minimal impact to ongoing operations, Cianbro was required to co-exist with an adjoining operational building during the first five phases of the project. As the continuous phased construction progressed and expanded into the adjoining empty warehouse



space, temporary protective measures were built between the newly occupied areas and ongoing construction. Lean processes were followed onsite which ensured continuous improvements, not only with safety but also productivity. As an aspect of Lean construction methods, the project team made great efforts to reduce the amount of materials that came in contact with the floor, including debris and tools. Any material or tooling on the job site was placed on carts with wheels or made easily movable. Additionally, all deliveries to the project site were scheduled “just-in-time” so materials were

not sitting on the job site for weeks at a time. As materials arrived on site, quality assurance and quality control tasks were performed utilizing technology that ensured materials matched the approved product specifications for the job.

Cianbro utilized the pull planning technique to build the project’s schedule amongst multiple phases. Pull Planning is a collaborative approach that includes all stakeholders and trade partners directly responsible for supervising the work. Cianbro also utilized advanced technology to develop innovative webbased interactive scheduling. Cianbro’s innovative approach was adopted by our trade partners. For example, electrical trade partners came up with a pre-fabrication concept for power rough-in walls. Instead of installing outlets in the field and wiring them once the boxes were installed, their pre-fabrication shop fabricated all the materials in a controlled environment, ready to ship to the job site. During the course of multiple phases at this project, Cianbro and our trade partners have exceeded 500,000 safe hours over a 31 month period.

“I was constantly impressed by the team’s level of knowledge, flexibility, and professionalism...they were extremely easy to work with, left no question unanswered, and both respected and drove to the timelines that the company had established for project completion. What was also impressive was their passion for safety, not only for visitors of the site, but also for every employee that came into the construction area.” – Abiomed | Associate Director, Engineering Operations




By Cianbro

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently presented both Cianbro and Starcon with National Safety Excellence Awards during the 2019 ABC Convention held in Long Beach, California. Cianbro and Starcon were recognized during the National Safety Excellence Awards gala. Only ABC member firms that achieved gold status or above in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Safety Management System in 2018 were eligible to submit. An esteemed panel of safety and regulatory professionals selected winners by reviewing materials required for submission (such as lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, program innovations, etc.) as well as conducting video interviews with each finalist’s CEO/president/principal. This is the fourth year in a row that Cianbro received the Pinnacle Award, which represents the highest level of recognition and reflects exceptional long-term safety performance and processes. Closely following Cianbro, Starcon received the Excellence Award, which is the second highest level of recognition and reflects exceptional and outstanding safety programs. The awards kept rolling in for Cianbro during the Careers in Construction Awards presentation at the conclusion of the ABC Convention. Cianbro participated in ABC’s 32nd annual National Craft Championships (NCC), which featured more than 150 craft professionals competing in 14 competitions representing 12 crafts, from electrical and plumbing to carpentry and welding. Cianbro team members proudly competed to bring home top honors, including five medals and three safety awards at this year’s competition. Craft categories in which these medals were received include millwright/industrial maintenance mechanic, powerline worker, pipe welding, and structural welding. Shortly following the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) March Convention, ABC published their Top 150 Performers list(s), which recognizes member contractors that excel in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence, and corporate social responsibility. Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the lists identify the Top 150 Performers, Top 50 Performers with Special Designations and Top 20 Performers by Region. 18


L to R: Kenneth Labree, Riley Pelletier, Corbin Dunn, Benjamin Nunan, and Derek Washburn

Cianbro ranked #1 in the Northeast and #4 in the country! Cianbro subsidiary, Starcon, followed closely behind in 9th in the country and 13th in South Central. “ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Cianbro and Starcon that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities, and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.” To be eligible, Cianbro and Starcon demonstrated worldclass safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680 percent safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications. Get free access to the 2019 Top Performers list at

In Memory of Richard (Gramps) Moulton n

By Jon Sacks

Richard “Gramps” Moulton, born in Biddeford in 1939, passed away on September 19th, 2018. Richard was a master carpenter, innovator, and teacher. Richard served in the U.S. Army Reserve after high school, and then following his grandfather’s steps, pursued a career as a carpenter. He traveled outside of Maine working for the union until he came to Cianbro in the early 1980s, already having gained the moniker “Gramps”. Richard explained that on one of the projects he was working on, he was one of three team members named Richard working on the carpentry crew, so having recently become a grandfather at age 38, he acquired the nickname “Gramps”. During his time in the field, Richard became known for his skill and attention to detail while working on complex custom built forms for hydroelectric dams. These forms incorporated curves and irregular shapes with stringent field tolerance requirements. Gramps also developed a reputation for “telling it as it is”. Gramps’ standards were high, and due to his strong leadership capabilities, those working with him knew exactly what was required to get the job done. From the mid-1980s through 1999, Gramps worked on many projects including hydroelectric dams on the Mohawk River in New York, the Pejebscot Dam in Androscoggin, Maine Yankee in Wiscasset, and the Phoenix project in Jay. In 1999, Gramps accepted an opportunity to join the recently formed Northern New England training group as its second full-time team member. In the mid-1980s, leveraging his extensive knowledge of the company and the industry, Gramps briefly came out of the field to work with Brian Watson, Dave Taughler and Bill Lee in one of Cianbro’s first formal educational initiative. Though short-lived, the Corporate training department developed and taught classes in blueprint reading, pipefitting,

“Gramps was loyal and dedicated team member who was extremely passionate about the professional craft careers in the construction industry. 20 years ago Gramps would take time to visit in the classrooms of high schools around the state promoting both Cianbro and the opportunities the construction industry could provide. He had a positive impact on many lives inside and outside of Cianbro. We miss him dearly and remain forever grateful for the impact he made to the industry.” – Mike Bennett, Vice President millwrighting, civil, safety, and supervision. For seven years, Gramps was the “Cianbro Greeter” who welcomed new employees into the company with the following introduction: “My name is Gramps and I live in Jay, Maine. I am a Carpenter with 40+ years of experience. I have six kids, 14 grandchildren, as well as great-grandchildren. The wife and I like to grow a few posies, and I enjoy watching NASCAR from the comfort

of my easy chair. I have no desire to sit with 40,000 people in the stadium…” and thus began the two-day indoctrination process. By the end of the orientation, new team members were outfitted with PPE, knew what was expected of them, and were excited to get to work. In addition to developing and teaching the two-day company orientations, Gramps put together the outline for Cianbro’s week-long “Boot Camp” program which was first delivered in 2002. During Gramp’s last Cianbro assignment as an educator, he not only influenced team members, but hundreds of Maine public school students and others. Through outreach initiatives supported by the NNE regional office to local CTE schools, The University of Maine, Maine Maritime Academy and regional workforce development programs like the BILD program run by Central Maine Community College, Gramps became a regular. One of his favorite activities was the annual ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) Craft Championships held at the Augusta Civic Center. Getting in on the ground floor in 2002, he saw it grow from an event which drew a handful of public school students from central Maine to over 1,200 students and teachers from all over the state. Every year since his retirement in 2006, Gramps has been at the ABC crafts championships, always decked out in his jeans, white t-shirt, suspenders, and blue Cianbro cap. It almost seems fitting that the only year since 2002 in which the event has not been held (due to inclement weather) has been 2018. Those of us privileged to know and work with Gramps will miss his periodic phone calls and visits. Though he has passed, his influence will live on, not only in the educational programs which he helped to develop, but also in what he taught us personally. Gramps fully embraced the spirit of the Cianbro’s founders and was fiercely loyal to Cianbro. He was always a problem solver, craftsman, teacher, and friend. CIANBRO CHATTER


Record Rainfall Stalls Work Progress at the Brighton Dam Project Infrastructure Market n

By Tom Mawhinney & Travis Sherman

The Baltimore-Washington area experienced record rainfall beginning in May 2018 and continuing into the winter. Officially the wettest year in Maryland, the Brighton Dam Project saw over 70 inches of rain, breaking the previous record of 62.66 inches set in 2003, with data going back as far as 1871. Flooding conditions followed the rain not only at Brighton but also in neighboring towns and cities. Ellicott City was one of the hardest hit towns and is just 12 miles northeast of Brighton Dam. The project site was impacted by flooding conditions four times in 2018 (June, August, November, and December). Despite



record rainfall, the Cianbro project team persevered and continued to perform the required work. Due to prolonged rainfall, Cianbro mobilized a barge and crane on the upstream side of the dam to progress work on the wall plate replacements during high water spells. Winter activities included concrete work in the spillway from Bay 13 towards Bay 1. Mike Crider, John Ciolfi, Alejandro Mejia, Genaro “GG� Guardado, and Jeremy Sherman led the team as they drilled and set anchor bars, set rebar, installed bulkheads and waterstops, set formwork, and placed concrete. As the winter temperatures set in, Cianbro set up heaters and concrete blankets to protect the newly placed concrete. In total, Cianbro completed 63 of 76 spillway placements and 8 of 24 top-of-bucket repair placements. As the concrete work continued, Midwest Mobile Waterjet returned to the job site in mid-August

and completed the concrete hydro demolition work in the fall. Retro Environmental, Inc. performed the asbestos removal immediately after concrete demolition. Cianbro efficiently and successfully coordinated all crews and equipment in the spillway apron. The replacement of the sill and wall plates at the spillway gates also moved forward. Omar Gonzales and Jeremy Sherman led their team and completed Gates 5 and 6. They also started the removal of the sill and wall plates in Bays 11, 12, and 13. The scaffolding used in each bay was modified and/or adjusted five times to move the gates up or down in order to complete the demolition and installation of the wall plates. Buttress concrete repairs started on the Howard County side of the river. Sergey Podgorodniy led the crew as they erected scaffold, chipped out spalled concrete, formed and poured concrete, then disassembled the scaffold to move to the next location. Despite the challenge of working on an embankment at various elevations, the project team established suitable ground access upon mobilization and

completed the work without incident. Additionally, concrete repairs were completed at the Duckett Dam, located eight miles down the Patuxent River from Brighton Dam. Bruce Hughes and Sergey Podorodniy led the six-man crew as they completed the buttress corbel installations and repairs as well as miscellaneous spillway repairs. Our scaffolding trade partner, Safway Scaffolding, provided access to most repair locations and was a key partner in Cianbro’s success. The project team also replaced the deteriorated concrete planks and structural steel at the bunger valve. After Cianbro precast the three new planks, Eastern Crane Service provided a 190ton hydraulic truck crane to remove the old planks and set the new ones. Although access at this site presented a challenge, Cianbro crews pulled together to complete the work within the twelveweek schedule. Cianbro mobilized a Flexifloat barge in early 2019 and completed the Tainter gate wall plate replacements with all 65 stainless steel plates installed and grouted in place. The original welding repair scope is complete, including filling in existing stitch welds as well as adding angle bracing to the side columns and new wear plates to the upstream side of the Tainter gate. Additional work to replace the lower members of the Tainter gates is currently under change order review, and includes replacing 1.5 feet of the lower skin plates and the associated channels, and vertical angle braces.

Work on the downstream side of Brighton Dam includes major concrete placements for all 13 bays. On the opposite end of the spillway, Cianbro performed point and patch and concrete repairs in Bays 9 through 13, as well as a siphon system installation in order to manage heavy rainfall. This included four 18-inch-diameter siphon pipes anchored to the spillway in order to bypass water from the upstream Triadelphia Reservoir to the downstream Patuxent River. Following the initial installation of four siphons, an additional eight were installed in Bays 12 and 13 in order to cut off water flow through the intake tower. Work on the intake rehabilitation began in June, and includes moving sand and debris at the base of the intake tower and demolishing the trash racks and slide gates. This project is a prime example of Cianbro’s unrelenting work ethic when faced with project obstacles.

The flooding conditions on this project required the entire project team to plan and develop alternative solutions to approaching the work. For example, the gate crew accessed their work area by boat and continued demolition and installation work once the water receded below the crest of the dam. The concrete crew used a hoist provided by Lisbon Hoist to install drilled anchor bars from the floodwater level to the top of the spillway; they moved the hoist from bay to bay while wading through the water. The formwork crew built bulkheads in the laydown yard and used the hoist for installation.

Brian Hartness, Travis Sherman, Brenda Petito, Bruce Hughes, John Ciolfi, Mike Crider, Stan Tyszko, Mark Murphy, Justin Drake, Walter Govern, Peter Aziz, John Garland, Gabe Sloane and Tom Mawhinney make up the manage-

ment team supporting the field crews.

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ENR Mid-Atlantic Names Cianbro’s Rec Pier Project


Infrastructure Market On November 7, 2018, a team from Cianbro joined 300 other construction professionals from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia for ENR’s annual Best Regional Project awards banquet. Cianbro was on hand at the event in Baltimore to receive the Best Specialty Construction award for the Recreation Pier at The Wharf. After a year of effort, Cianbro’s work on the iconic recreation pier on Washington D.C.’s waterfront wrapped up in the fall of 2017 – on time and on budget. The unique structure is part of the ongoing revitalization effort known as “The Wharf,” and required a Cianbro pile driving regimen earlier in 2017 which set the foundation for a pier that showcases curvature. Once the 98 pile, 35 precast caps, and 92 panels were in place, the Cianbro team then tackled the task of completing the architectural features on board the pier. The wood decking of the pier is Kebony, and was curved into graceful shapes by Cianbro, despite conventional wisdom, which had proclaimed that the specialty wood was incapable of being curved. “We actually had the North American representative for Kebony come out to the job site and see the work that our crew had done here, and he was amazed at how we were able to curve the wood, and the workmanship that was put into this pier,” said Senior Project Engineer Mack Susi. “So, we had a sloped section that was curved. We have a lot of changes of elevation for the decking. And then we have a belvedere at the end, where the Kebony is curved along the fascia as well as up top by the fire feature. It’s a 22


L to R: Mack Susi (Cianbro), Bruce Hughes (Cianbro), Ethan Herman (Cianbro), Miguel Correa (Moffatt and Nichol), Michael Bruce (PN Hoffman), Paul Landers (GEI), Gabe Sloane (Cianbro), Patrick Graney (Moffatt and Nichol)

really unique instance where you come up from a slope to a flat section, and that interface was really seamless on the pier. The crew and team members did a great job at making that work.” Kebony was chosen for the project because of its durability in the face of harsh weather. The expectation is that it will last longer and be a low-maintenance product for the owner for years to come. Additional highlights include a custom steel shade structure constructed

of two-inch diameter piping supplied by Cianbro’s Georgetown fabrication team, an ornamental guardrail with stainless steel mesh infill panels, elliptical Sapele top rail, Kebony benches, elliptical swings, floating wetlands, and a custom built 600,000 BTU natural gas stainless steel fire feature located on the belvedere at the end of the pier. Cianbro completed the Recreation Pier in 41,861 work hours and experienced ZERO lost time injuries, which is a direct reflection of Cianbro’s journey to Beyond Zero; the company’s commitment not only to have zero injuries, but to ensure every team member goes home in better condition than when they arrived. The pier is primarily for public use. In other words, there won’t be any private boaters coming over and using it, like at all the other piers at The Wharf. The Rec Pier is used for kayaks and paddle boards, and by people who want to enjoy the scenery, as well as the swings and the fire feature that Cianbro built on the pier’s deck. A jitney boat takes the public from the Rec Pier to nearby destinations like a golf course, pool, and tennis courts. The shuttle is free to the

public. “This is one of the projects that really makes you proud to work for Cianbro,” said Senior Project Manager Gabe Sloane. “It really showcases the level of craft workmanship that we have with our team – everything from the carpenters and the pile drivers to the guys in the fabrication shop with Cianbro Fabrication & Coating – you get a little bit of ‘everything Cianbro’ on this job. And it really is impressive to walk the pier and be so close to the water and see the product at the end. Anybody that looks at this project is going to see what Cianbro can do. Tight schedules, difficult projects, it doesn’t matter … we’re always up to the challenge. And I think people are going to see pictures of this pier and say, “Who built that? We need to call those guys to do the next job of ours.” According to ENR Mid-Atlantic, judges commented that “The pier is a great gift to the public” and has a “fluid and organic design.” Another judge remarked that “teamwork optimized the design and schedule.” The wharf as a whole is a two-phase project. Phase Two began after a ribboncutting ceremony dedicated all the work completed in Phase One. Phase Two is underway further to the southeast along the waterfront with three more years’ worth of improvements planned.


OWNER: Wharf District Master Development LLC


LEAD DESIGN FIRM: Michael Vergason Landscape Architects Ltd.






MARINE ENGINEER: Moffatt & Nichol


Bellingham Marine (Floating Dock); Biohabitats (Floating Wetlands); Colombo Construction Corp. (Fire Sculpture); Genesis Steel Service (Rebar Installer); J.F. Brinker & Sons Inc. (Pier Kiosk); K&B Plumbing (Mechanical Work)



Millstone Outfall Fish Barriers Restoration Receives Multiple Awards Industrial & Manufacturing n

By Julie Carmody

In the fall of 2018, Cianbro’s Millstone Fish Barriers Restoration project was the recipient of an Engineering News Record (ENR) Best Project Award as well as an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award. Nominated for its unique nature and overall complexity, including underwater construction, the Millstone Fish Barriers Restoration project entailed replacement of two deteriorated fish barriers at the Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut (DENC) Millstone Power Station. The project team spent months pre-planning the work which included replacing the structural support steel, repairing the concrete abutments, and implementing a series of structural, mechanical and electrical improvements. The majority of construction took place during a 13-day outage where two crews worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Cianbro self-performed 97% of the project. Millstone operates two Pressurized Water Reactor Units, with fish barriers installed across the outfalls of the Circulating Water System Discharge Canal. The barriers prevent marine life from populating the canal so that an ambient temperature drop during a dualunit outage will not result in mass fish kills. Each barrier consists of removable louvered screens restrained by structural support steel that ties into concrete abutments. Due to over 40 years of continuous exposure, the condition of the structures had deteriorated and required replacement. Cianbro began initial involvement with this project in 2015 when DENC requested input on a 30% design. As the design progressed, Cianbro performed additional constructability reviews and 24


Left to Right: Kyle Wilkins (DENC), Steve Trolley (DENC), Max Reiser (Cianbro), Eve Parent (Cianbro)

ultimately began construction in June 2017 and completed the work in November 2017. This project had many challenges, but the most significant one was the extremely small tolerances for installing the new structures into the existing abutments. The plan was to preassemble the structures in their entirety on-shore and set each one as a single unit during the outage. However, upon completing a survey on the existing abutments, a misalignment was discovered that prevented the structure from being set as planned. To find a solution, the project team enlisted

Cianbro’s in house Construction Design team who worked with DENC to model the existing abutments, identify points of interference between the steel and concrete structures, and make minor design changes at critical locations. The project team also worked closely with Cianbro Fabrication & Coating to tweak dimensions during fabrication to align with the new modeling. The collaboration efforts not only allowed the structure to be set as a single piece, but the replacement was completed ahead of schedule. Cianbro received a first place EIC Award in the Industrial category from the Connecticut Chapter of ABC and an Award of Merit under the Specialty Construction category of the ENR New England Best Projects competition. The ENR Best Projects and ABC EIC awards programs are designed to honor innovative and high-quality construction projects. Project entries are judged on a very specific criteria including complexity, overcoming unique challenges, safety, schedule, innovation, and workmanship. Congratulations to the entire Millstone project team and special thanks to DENC for allowing Cianbro to be part of such an incredible project.


LEAN SOLUTION: Fabricated a fixture to increase production and minimize mistakes. Estimated work hours was 900. CFCC successfully completed the project in 696 work hours. (Photos center)

Fabrication & Coating n

By Kris Chipman

Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation (CFCC) entered 2019 in full swing. Below is a summary of some of the projects that are currently underway, many of which were in collaboration with other Cianbro company subsidiaries – a testament to Cianbro’s teamwork and shared expertise across the company’s diverse services. Collaboration with Cianbro Constructors

Rolled Pipe Lean Initiative

CFCC worked with sister company, Cianbro Constructors, on fabrication of miscellaneous structural members in support of the petrochemical modular project at the deepwater modular manufacturing facility in Brewer, Maine.

As CFCC continues to collaborate on projects and take on new clients, the primary focus continues to be on safety. CFCC is proud that their shops have not experienced a recordable injury in nearly two years or lost time injury in over four years.

PROBLEM: CFCC needed to shorten these spuds; original plan was to cut a section from the middle; this would have required two cuts and additional welding to splice them back together.

Collaboration with Cianbro Corporation

LEAN SOLUTION: CFCC cut the end and placed a new lifting lug and bulkhead instead, which resulted in cutting the work time by over 50 percent. (Photo below)

CFCC fabrication shops also supported sister company, Cianbro Corporation, on the second phase of an ice shields project in Maine. This project operated on an accelerated schedule.

Spud Lean Initiative

Expanding Our Presence and Building New Relationships

Although CFCC is continually strengthening existing client relationships through quality work, we are also excited to be working with several new clients and look forward to future projects that will expand our geographical footprint. Much of the work is in New York and includes a gantry for highspeed tolling on the Goethals Bridge, redecking of the Queensboro Bridge, and repair work on the Riverside Viaduct.

primary focus continues to be on safety. CFCC is proud that their shops have not experienced a recordable injury in nearly two years or lost time injury in over four years. They are also implementing new safety and Lean initiatives, including improvements to the daily activity plan process.

Safety Commitment

Examples of Lean Initiatives

As CFCC continues to collaborate on projects and take on new clients, the

PROBLEM: Needed to fabricate 12 pieces of rolled pipe all at the same dimensions.

CFCC is excited to continue forward in 2020 as they build relationships and approach processes with a Lean mentality. CIANBRO CHATTER


THE WHARF PHASE 2 Infrastructure Market n

By Mack Susi

In 2016, Cianbro constructed four new piers at The Wharf in Washington, D.C., which is located on the Washington Channel along the Potomac River. Successful collaboration with the owner and design team led to the owner awarding Cianbro a second contract for Phase 2 work. Fast-forward two years, and in April 2018 Cianbro started work on The Wharf Phase 2, which, as of now, will consist of demolishing existing floating docks, two piers, and three buildings. In addition, the crews will install approximately 1,000 linear feet of king pile wall, along with a concrete cap, timber fendering, and approximately 75,000 square feet of concrete floating docks with utilities. This phase represents one portion of the $2.5 billion redevelopment of the Southwest Waterfront at The Wharf in DC. Phase 2 work is separated into two segments: east and west. Cianbro is currently focusing on the East segment, which consists of approximately 300 linear feet of new bulkhead as well as new floating docks comprised of 85-boat slips. Cianbro crews began demolition of the existing floating docks in April 2018 and completed demolition of the existing East Marina floating docks in 26


May 2018. Following the demolition of the floating docks, the Cianbro crew set their sights on removing the iconic dock bar, Cantina Marina, from the end of Pier 3. During this time, the team used Specialty Underwater Services to complete the removal of 10 concrete-filled, steel mooring piles. The concrete pier demolition began once the demolition of the bar and two-story building structure was complete. Cianbro safely removed all 25 concrete panels from the first part of the existing pier by utilizing strategically placed saw cutting and detailed planning. Cianbro completed the last demolition stages of the Cantina Marina in June 2018 by removing the remaining concrete slabs and the 77 timber piles supporting the structure. The project team demolished the Pier 3 structure, utilizing two long reach excavators: one on a Cianbro Flexifloat barge and one on land. Cianbro removed the remaining concrete slabs on the pier and utilized divers to pull 105 wooden piles that supported the pier. Cianbro then received the new king pile template that Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation (CFCC) fabricated specifically for the new bulkhead combination wall. After the template arrived, the project team started receiving shipments of 70-foot HZ 1080 MD king pile and 60-foot NZ14 sheet pile. From June until September 2018, Cianbro installed

48 each, 70-foot HZ 1080 MD king pile and 46 each, 60-foot NZ14 sheet pile. This made up the new 300-linear-foot steel portion of the Phase 2 east bulkhead. In addition to the bulkhead steel operation, Cianbro also mobilized a rough terrain crane to assist in unloading and splicing the 50 pipe piles for the new Wharf Marina East. Following the installation of steel, the project team turned their focus to the concrete cap. The new concrete cap will be the first step in raising the existing landside elevation almost five feet when The Wharf landside work is complete in 2022. Crews worked tirelessly over the water to install overhang brackets, handset forms, and wood forms to aid in the completion of concrete work. Between October and November 2018, Cianbro teams poured 180 cubic yards of concrete for the new bulkhead cap. Cianbro’s attention then turned to the new timber fascia installation on the waterside face. The project team had previously completed approximately 1,100 linear feet of the timber fascia in Phase 1 of The Wharf, but a couple of new twists raised some eyebrows. Nevertheless, our proven pull planning process combined with team member ingenuity led to a new panelized design. With help from Cianbro’s Construction Design Team, the project team used a Timber-jig to panelize the wood fascia. The fascia consisted of 12-inch-by-12inch timbers ranging from 8 to 12 feet

long with 2-inch-by-12-inch tongue and groove boards to create the face. The project team completed close to 60 percent of the timber fascia for the east segment. Cianbro crews returned after the holidays, ready to make the month of December 2018 a month of milestones. During the first week, the project team set the last timber panel and completed all pile driving for the East Marina. The project team also finished self-perform work, moving both barges out to the end of the existing C dock in preparation for work to begin in February 2019 for the west segment of Phase 2. Bellingham Marine mobilized onto the project site at the beginning of June 2018. Following mobilization was the first delivery of floating docks for the East Marina. Cianbro installed the first of two main docks in the east segment

during September 2018. Installation consisted of driving ranging lengths of 16-inch and 20-inch steel pipe pile to position the docks in place. Cianbro installed the second dock in October 2018. Final dock fingers were installed for both docks throughout November and December 2018. Cianbro assisted Bellingham Marine with unloading 160 pieces each of concrete floating dock and installed one 80-foot-long aluminum gangway. Bellingham Marine and Cianbro worked tirelessly toward the February 1, 2019 milestone completion date and opened the docks on time for boat owners to move into their new boat slips. Following the completion of the boat move, Cianbro began the west segment work with the demolition of three wooden floating docks (A, B and C) totaling 20,000 square feet. Additionally,

the team demolished the old security building and timber pier in order to make way for the new steel bulkhead. Once demolition was complete, Cianbro focused on the installation of steel king pile and sheet pile for the continuation of the new bulkhead combination wall from the east segment. Cianbro began construction on two new Piers WB1 and WB2 in August 2019. The team drove 79 pipe pile, set 32 precast concrete caps and 65 precast slabs. Construction on the two piers is schedule to be complete early 2020. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the successful start to The Wharf Phase 2: Juan Salazar Eusebio Heredia Will Portillo Ulicer Castro Jose Vasquez Jose Luna Torres Nelson Guevara Ernesto Tejada Francisco Salazar Juan Perez Miguel Molina Concepcion Majano Ulises Alvarenga Clark Holden Wayne Jordan Trevor Mcpeak Naji Johnson Alvaro Lemus-Perez Alvaro Lemus-Adame

Benjamin Carranza Leonard Brooks Mona Evy Eric Charlebois John Conlon Dave Bousquet Bruce Hughes Mack Susi Gabriel Sloane Joe Di Giorgio Malcolm Patterson Mike Cavanaugh Armando Aldana Sandro Aldana Margarito Aldana Eliodoro Chan-Camacho Jeremy Sherman Jose Molina

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People-Pride-Progress truly reflects the qualities important to Cianbro. Over the past 70 years our Company has continued to grow due to the dedication, work ethic, and innovation of the Cianbro team.



PEOPLE – The team members of

Cianbro are the heart and soul of the organization and each individual’s performance is critical to our Company’s success. Also known as employee owners in a 100% employee owned organization, our team members continue to deliver safe, quality construction services year after year. They take ideas and make them into tomorrow’s industry standards. Dedicated to their professions and committed to one another, our team member’s spirit of teamwork, built upon our organization’s foundational val28


ues of treating others with dignity and respect, remembering our word is our bond, and giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play, are what has kept our organization growing and enduring the test of time.

PROGRESS – From our humble be-

ginnings to becoming one of the largest open shop, 100% employee owned construction companies in the country, our success is directly tied to the progress of our team. • Working Safe begins with the

belief that you can work safe in this industry. Our team is committed to one another. Having each other’s backs, all in, all day, every day allows each team member to return home to their families in better condition than when they arrived. Working safe and living well is something we chose to do. • Continuous Improvement entails looking for opportunities every day to improve our performance. This allows our company to streamline processes which leads to minimizing time, risk, and waste.

• Diversification enhances individu-

al competencies and allows the company to diversify our construction service offerings. Today Cianbro performs work across the country in multiple markets (heavy civil, heavy and light mechanical, electrical, power & utility, fabrication, marine, and the list goes on.)

tion in 2019 expands our commercial building market, as well as our electrical and mechanical service offerings within the higher education, health care, life sciences & technology, and manufacturing industries. Combining the collective strengths of each company under The Cianbro Companies umbrella, Cianbro is committed to providing quality construction services to meet the needs of our valued clients. • Opportunity Driven - we strive

each day to solve problems by asking ourselves, “How can we help our clients win?” We choose to look at the world through a different lens and what is seen as a problem to many, Cianbro sees as opportunity. This attitude resonates throughout the organization and has allowed our company to endure the test of time.

our safety and wellness performance, and our workforce development efforts, there’s a lot to be proud of working at Cianbro. After all, it is their company. Thank You: We are thankful to our

clients and business partners that have supported us for over 70 years and we look forward to continuing to build upon those relationships as well as building new relationships with others in the future. At the end of the day, working safe, continuously improving, diversifying, acquisitions, or leveraging opportunities, we could not do it without our team members. After all, “It is All About the People.”

PRIDE – Our team members not only

• Strategic Acquisitions expand

our team capacity by identifying successful organizations where there is cultural alignment. STARCON joined The Cianbro Companies in 2010. This allows us to provide capital, maintenance, turnaround, scaffolding and insulation services within the petro-chemical and oil refining industry. A/Z Corpora-

take pride in their work but in their company as well. Whether it is their crisp white hardhats or the care and maintenance they display in the company’s blue and grey equipment fleet, our image is something they all cherish. Cianbro team members take tremendous pride in building America. Knowing they have a voice allows them to effectively tackle work-oriented challenges and to achieve and maintain high standards. Recognized locally and nationally for excellence in construction for projects built, 29


By Charles Hall

For all work performed, Cianbro implements Quality Programs based on their Corporate Quality Management Program, which is in compliance with ISO-9001. Depending on the project, additional industry recognized Quality Programs Cianbro is authorized to implement may also apply. These include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for boilers, pressure vessels, and power piping; American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for structural steel fabrication and erection; and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) for industrial coatings. Cianbro’s quality goals are to complete all projects within the clients’ specifications and to strive for continuous improvement at all times. While meeting quality requirements is always important, some of the industries Cianbro works in present challenges inherently more dangerous than others. They are dangerous for team members, facility personnel and the public-at-large and require increased scrutiny during construction and repair. The Petroleum and Chemical (petrochemical) industry is inherently dangerous. Materials processed in petrochemical facilities may be detrimental to the environment, hazardous or life-threatening, corrosive, combustible or explosive. To mitigate the long-term risks, construction of petrochemical systems must be in accordance with the contract; including specifications, drawings, multiple industry standards, and jurisdictional requirements. Cianbro develops and implements



project-specific Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) plans for petrochemical projects based on contract requirements; and each Project Quality Plan is unique. The Quality Plan for Cianbro’s current petrochemical modular project includes specific attention to the following: structural steel, piping, coatings, electrical, and instrumentation. The Client has a particular interest in the cleanliness and tightness of completed systems and components. Assurance of cleanliness and tightness are key components of the Project Quality Control Plan. As the Project Quality Plan is developed, Cianbro reviews project drawings, specifications, and industry standards to identify activities requiring Quality Control. These steps enhance Cianbro’s assurance that the completed project will meet contract requirements and function satisfactorily for the client. Cianbro writes the project specific Quality Control (QC) Plan, along with a Project-Specific Inspection and Test Plan (ITP). Within the QC Plan and ITP, controls are established requiring some degree of inspection or testing for various activities. These inspections or tests verify activities having the greatest impact on quality ensuring Cianbro meets the requirements. For Cianbro’s current petrochemical modular project, in addition to other requirements related to management responsibility, qualification of personnel, calibration of equipment, etc.; the QC Plan and ITP require the following: • Upon receipt, inspect all materials and store and handle materials in accordance with specified procedures. • Validate the fastener assembly process and materials used

for structural steel assembly before use and during installation. • Inspect all welding. • Inspect pipe welds at fit up, after the first pass, and at completion. • Perform post weld heat treatments for many welds (for stress relief or for improvement of base metal microstructure). • Perform nondestructive weld examinations, including Radiographic Testing, Ferrite Testing, Hardness Testing, and Positive Material Identification. • Hydrostatically or pneumatically pressure test piping. Use borescopes to check internal cleanliness of piping systems before and after pressure testing. • Perform walk down of piping systems, once installed in place in the structures, to verify the smallest installation details such as guides and hanger adjustments, the slope of lines, alignment of pipe supports, and the correct line up of piping (pipe ends in correction locations). • Check internal cleanliness of piping, electrical systems or components – each time internals are exposed. • Inspect every electrical system’s terminations and quality workmanship and verify continuity and insulation. • Verify material is contaminant free and the surface condition is acceptable prior to coating. Verify proper paint thickness once coated. • Monitor the in-process insulation installation of piping systems and verify it is correct once completed. • Complete piping and structural steel surveys to assure installation is within dimensional tolerances.

Quality Control Inspectors, Structural and Piping Engineers and Third Party NDE Technicians perform these tasks and write certified inspection reports for all inspections and tests performed. Cianbro reviews all records prior to delivery to the client.

Bangor Savings Bank Building Market Cianbro served as Construction Manager for the new 116,500-square-foot, five-story Bangor Savings Bank Headquarters. Additional scope included a new, adjacent, four-story, 457-space, 170,000-square-foot precast concrete parking garage. In addition to office space, the new headquarters includes a gym, cafe, bike storage, roof patio, and operations and data center with redundant power systems. The solar array roof system supplies 60 to 70 percent of the electricity needed by the office building and garage. From the start, the construction team faced the challenge of performing site work and placing concrete in sub-zero temperatures. Through detailed planning and work sequencing, Cianbro used a Lean construction approach to create an efficient workflow. In addition to working on a tight project site, with limited laydown, Cianbro worked directly abutting another construction firm who was performing work next door. This required Cianbro to coordinate and communicate work activities with the abutting project team as well as develop a detailed logistics plan. Cianbro completed work on this $43.5 million project in February 2019. CIANBRO CHATTER


TALK THE WALK Infrastructure Market n

By Diego King

In July 2015, Cianbro in a joint venture partnership with The Middlesex Corporation (CMJV), was selected by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) as the Construction Manager/General Contractor for the Replacement of the Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Connecticut. To allow for the completion of the new Walk Bridge, CMJV first needs to reduce the railroad from four tracks to two tracks through two projects – CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyard. These projects, along with three others that will be completed simultaneously with the Walk Bridge Replacement, make up the 3.5 mile, $1.2 Billion Walk Bridge Program. The Walk Bridge Replacement Project reached 90 percent design in November 2019. Following the final design; construction of the new bridge is expected to begin in 2022. Preliminary work is currently underway, including additional test pit and test pile programs that help with the utility location and design. CMJV Walk Bridge preconstruction activities also included inspections of the adjacent high towers which were performed with GoPro cameras and two way radios, eliminating the need for HNTB engineers to climb the towers. Work continues to progress on the CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyard Projects, which began construction in October 2017. The CP243 Interlocking Project includes the construction of new four-track interlocking system while the Danbury Branch Dockyard Project consists of rail improvements and construction of a new rail bridge over Ann Street in South Norwalk. The Dockyard includes approximately one-mile of electrification, the addition of two new tracks, track replacement, signal and communication system upgrades and new catenary structures. 32


Lead electrical contractor, Ducci Electrical Contractors, Inc. (Ducci), and lead rail contractor, Herzog Contracting Corp. (Herzog) are handling a significant portion of the work. Herzog’s onsite management team brings extensive rail experience to these projects, while Ducci brings catenary systems expertise and successful working history with Metro-North Railroad (MNRR). These combined strengths have allowed the team to effectively navigate unforeseen issues.

damaging any existing MNR signal wires, CMJV recently leased a hi-rail vac truck. This allows the team to soft excavate through the existing tracks to install the new conduit/cables. CMJV completed a key piece of work this summer with the installation of the 10’x50’ prefabricated CP241 CIL House. The scope included installation of SOE, 4ea 36” diameter drilled shaft, concrete caps and a structural steel platform. Once the platform was completed, the Cianbro Temporary Design Group

CMJV, Herzog and Ducci have completed the replacement of Track 4 within the CP243 project limits and returned the rail to service in November 2019. After this was complete, the team began the next long term track outage on Track 3. Herzog has completed the removal of the rail and ties and will return in the spring of 2020 to install the new Track 3 and No. 20 tangential crossovers. CMJV started working on the excavation and underground utilities which will continue through the spring of 2020. The CMJV team is working around the clock to coordinate with Metro North operations which includes over 290 trains per day through the work area. CMJV and Ducci have also began working at CP241 where the project includes major signal/communication upgrades to the existing interlocking. This area is very difficult to work due to the interlocking tracks, catenary power, and adjacent Metro North substation. To complete the excavation without

completed the complex rigging design and was on site during the installation to assist the team with any issues. CMJV completed the intricate operation which included transporting the signal house on a hi-rail car, jacking the house off the rail car, installing slide beams and sliding the signal house into final location. The work was completed during a weekend track outage ahead of schedule with Metro North trains returning to service by early Sunday morning. This area was one of toughest locations MNR has ever installed a signal house and both the client and Metro North were very impressed with the planning and execution of the project team. At the Danbury Dockyard, CMJV has completed the replacement of the Ann Street Bridge. The scope of work included demo of the existing superstructure, partial replacement of the abutments, installation of ground anchors/micro piles and a new weathering steel superstructure. The work

involved coordination with both the City of Norwalk and Metro North to maintain both rail and roadway operations during construction. Herzog has completed the replacement of Track 2 and new installation of Tracks 4, 6 and 8. Metro North will use three of the tracks for mainline operations of the Danbury Branch and the remaining tracks for storage of hi-rail maintenance equipment. Ducci has completed the erection of over 40 new structural steel catenary structures and has continued to install drop tubes, brackets and wiring in preparation for catenary installation in the next few months. CMJV has completed the installation of a substation foundation for a prefabrication building and autotransformer which will be used to add electric train service to the first mile of the Danbury Branch. The Goldstein facility provides an access point to the Norwalk River and is where the survey and safety teams are stationed. Submarine cables are scheduled to be installed beneath the Norwalk and Saugatuck River. Underwater surveys have been completed allowing the CMJV team to analyze the topography for further planning. This work will require dredging upstream at the Saga Bridge as well as under the Walk Bridge. The permit was granted for dredging under the Saga Bridge and the Walk Bridge dredging permit is forthcoming from the Coast Guard. In order to reduce

our impact on marine life sustainability, this work can only be performed during a specified time frame in the winter. The work under the Saga Bridge will start this winter and next winter for the Walk Bridge. In preparation for this work, bins 1 and 2 have been combined at the WSA to store dredged material. To date the CMJV team installed platforms on the Saga Bridge. The CMJV team has begun mobilizing the barges and turbidity curtains and will begin dredging soon. Following the dredging the CMJV team will sink cables, test them and then backfill with approved material. As always, safety remains at the forefront for the joint venture and with our trade partners as work progresses

at the various locations. Access points have been identified and communicated to ensure proper flow of both people and resources. Each morning the CMJV project team meets at the Goldstein office to discuss operations and a safety topic each morning. Every week, the CMJV and all trade partners meet together at the Norden Place Field Office to coordinate the various field operations and hold a safety training. CMJV has also constructed the Central Ground Water Treatment facility (CGWT) and Waste Stockpile Area (WSA) which will be utilized during the future Walk Bridge Project. The CGWT is a portable water treatment system that consists of frac tracks, bag filters and carbon/sand filter to treat contaminated water prior to discharging to the City of Norwalk sanitary sewer. The WSA is used to stockpile excavated materials where environmental samples can be taken to classify the contaminates for proper disposal. Currently, the CMJV has moved over 30,000 tons of materials through the WSA with approximately 20,000 tons remaining to complete the project. This project is unique in both setup and execution. The complexity, geography, and nature of this Program is a true testament of Cianbro and Middlesex’s adaptability, innovative problemsolving, and collaborative approach in working with multiple stakeholders.



NAVFAC CUTLER ICE SHIELDS REPLACEMENT PROJECT A Testament to the “Can-Do” Attitude Infrastructure Market n

By Brendan Scully

In March 2018, Cianbro was awarded a contract by the United States Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to remove and replace three existing ice shields protecting ceramic telecommunications bushings at their naval communications hub in Cutler, Maine. NAVFAC is a familiar face to Cianbro who has successfully completed many challenging projects at other installations, such as the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, but Cutler presented new challenges. The Helix House, which holds the bushings, is a central building in an array of 1,000-foot towers used to communicate with the Navy’s submarine fleet across the world through a very low frequency (VLF) signal. Constructed in the late 1950s, and commissioned in the early 1960s, the Cutler VLF base is a mission critical component for national security and subsea and surface communication with United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies alike. Simply stated: the Cutler VLF site is the most powerful radio station in the world. Due to the age and condition of existing steel, combined with the harsh marine environment of coastal Maine, the existing ice shields were in need of replacement. Prior to any on-site work, Cianbro was tasked with months of preplanning, which included the design



of a temporary protection cage for each bushing during the ice shield replacement. These bushings are essentially irreplaceable and are the central hub for communications. It was critical that a suitable temporary structure was put in place to withstand the rigorous weather conditions. The project team, with the assistance of Cianbro’s in-house Construction Design Team, came up with a constructible and allowable solution for NAVFAC. With plans in hand, the team was ready to conquer a unique project. Outside the scenes, fabrication for dozens of complex steel trusses, modularized roof panels, shield legs, and base connections took shape. Once fabricated, the steel components were trucked to a galvanizer and top-coated with a colored polysiloxane coating before being shipping to Cutler. Extreme efforts and measures were put in place to coordinate deliveries between the fabrication shop, galvanizer, and the project team to ensure Cianbro completed the project in a timely fashion. Although work on site was slated to begin in late April 2018, the project was delayed twice and did not start until late July 2018. The one caveat: all work must still be completed by the end of October 2018. Cianbro went back to the drawing board and brainstormed a new plan of attack to complete the work with an accelerated schedule. Rather than build the ice shields on site as originally planned, the project team relied on innovative thinking to develop alternative options to accelerate the work. This

included using KAMAG heavy haul trailers owned by Cianbro Equipment, LLC (CEL) to build the ice shield canopies off site and heavy haul each 100ton shield canopy to the Helix House. As it turns out, the heavy haul trailers were a great success in the completion of the project and added another tool to the project team’s arsenal. Along with increased equipment from CEL, the number of Cianbro team members nearly tripled. Team members new to the project were quickly integrated into the work and were fully invested in meeting all of NAVFAC’s project goals. Despite a slow start and delays to the project, Cianbro team members continued to persevere, working sunrise to sunset, weekends, and through varying weather conditions knowing that every second was critical to successfully completing the project. The project management team continued to resequence the work and optimize the schedule based on steel deliveries, leaning on highly skilled craft team members who were up to the challenge. The project team met continuously to find more efficient ways to complete ongoing tasks. Implementation of Lean work practices resulted in saving multiple days of work, and included zero float from start to finish. One example of the Lean approach included utilizing fully extended KAMAG heavy haul trailers to install the remaining trusses onto the shield canopy that it sat on the trailer. The alternative was to build an entire ice shield assembly pad with stands for the canopy, which

would cost time the project did not have. This is just one of many examples where Cianbro Lean innovations and continuous improvement approach led to increased efficiencies and safer work practices. On a bitterly cold, coastal Maine day in the third week of October 2018, the Manitowoc 16,000 hoisted the last shield canopy into place. Cianbro made the final connections completing the last critical lift before the remainder of the work could be completed. It was no surprise to the project management team that the work was executed safely and efficiently, while providing a quality product to NAVAFAC – a direct result of the hard work, dedication, and innovation of a high caliber team. Repeatedly, clients trust and call upon Cianbro to perform and deliver in the most difficult of circumstances. Once again, Cianbro delivered to a repeat customer and very satisfied client. Following a successful campaign in 2018, Cianbro was awarded a contract option for the Cutler North Helix House Ice Shields Replacement Project which wrapped up this fall. Both North and South Ice Shield Projects were safely completed with 66,000 work hours logged and no recordable or lost time incidents. Since the project start, the on-site team has implemented numerous continuous improvement ideas, including improvements with the fabrication and field processes. Key to the success of these initiatives is the diversity of the project team, which consists of seasoned veterans as well as younger team members new to the site. Together, the Cutler Team is once again proving that “No One in This Room Is Smarter than All of Us.” 4 66,150 Project Safe Hours

34.5/12.47 kV Substation Power & Energy Market n

By Sean Leeman

In July 2019, Cianbro completed a new 34.5kV/12.47kV substation built to 69kV capacity. The current substation was demolished after the new one was successfully commissioned and energized. Consisting of 41 cast-in-place foundations, the overall footprint of the site is 183 feet by 169 feet in length and contains 330 cubic yards of concrete. These foundations hold a new control house, a new 34.5kV/12kV transformer, 10 breakers, two capacitor banks, and 69kV and 15kV steel bay structures. In May 2019, Cianbro completed the below-grade work, erection of the 69kV and 15kV bays, control house fit-out, and termination of all equipment and cabinets. Shaw Brothers, a Cianbro trade partner, completed the earthwork. Through June 2019, Cianbro focused on the installation of the rigid and flex bus system. The project final completion was awarded in July 2019. The owner was responsible for testing and commissioning. 4 21,526 Project Safe Hours CIANBRO CHATTER


Construction and Safety Excellence


Starcon n

By Ryne Elfstrom

Starcon, one of The Cianbro Companies, received the following notable recognitions for 2018 and 2019:

CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL 2019 EIC AWARD Starcon received an Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Greater Houston Chapter for their work on the Chevron Phillips Chemical Dual Outage. The CPChem Dual outage was comprised two line trains that produce polyethylene. This area is also commonly referred to as 1796. Work scope included valve bolt-ups, pipefitting, welding, exchangers, drums, rigging and critical lifts. The start date for execution was April 27, 2019 with a 29 day duration for mechanical completion. The peak head count for this project was 233 Starcon team members. During the project Starcon successfully executed L to R: Susana Garcia, Chris Scott, 35 exchanger disKen Glass mantles, cleaning and repairs, 24 drum repairs, 20 filter repairs, 2 reactor repairs, 33 valve repairs and replacements and 7 compressor repairs. In total Starcon executed over 30 heavy lifts during the outage in addition to the bull rigging that was completed on the reactor and on the exchangers. Overall there were 244 welds including, 112 butt welds, 89 socket welds, 8 branch welds, 17 seal welds and 1 surface weld with 845 flanges restored.

MARATHON CANTON 2019 EIC AWARD Starcon received an Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Illinois Chapter for their work on the Marathon Canton 2018 Maintenance and Turnaround Program. The work consisted of 3 36


activities: Annual Routine Maintenance, GHT Turnaround and the Major Turnaround. Starcon performed routine maintenance and repair activities on heat exchangers, towers and drums. Also extensive work on pipe including fitting, welding, hydrostatic testing, nitrogen testing blinding and de-blinding. Starcon also provided civil services. These activities included fire hydrant repairs, snow removal, buildings and ground maintenance. Some of the notable civil projects included excavation, building forms and pouring concrete foundations. HVAC work was provided in the control rooms, Main Office Building, South Office Complex, Maintenance and North Forty Contractor areas. Plumbing activities included sink and toilet repairs, backflow certifications, drain clearing and trailer hookups. Planning and scheduling services were also provided to Marathon for Turnarounds, Projects and Maintenance activities. The GHT Turnaround scope included two exchangers dismantles, cleaning and repairs, one reactor repair, 51 valve change outs, 311 flange makeups, 46 piping hydros, 428 welds and 12 X-rays with 100% acceptance rate. Starcon also executed pipe repair and replacement along with heater inspection and repairs. In addition to these mechanical tasks Starcon also performed some electrical and instrumentation work running over 3,000 feet of instrument tubing. The Major Turnaround was primarily focused on the boiler house, asphalt, east tank farm, west tank farm, Alky and Utilities areas. Starcon successfully executed 9 exchanger dismantles, cleaning and repairs, tower openings and blinding, 5 drum repairs, 762 valve change outs, 107 piping hydros, pipe repair and replacement, along with 2 boiler inspections and repairs. In total, there were 761 welds and 83 x-rays with an acceptance rate of 98.8%. There were 264 work packages of planned work.

COUNTRYMARK 2018 EIC AWARD Starcon received an Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Illinois Chapter for their work on the CountryMark Major Turnaround, comprised of three units: HF Alky, FCC, and Gas Con. Starcon successfully executed 56 exchanger dismantles, 33 drum repairs, 86 valve change outs, tower openings and blindings, pipe repair and replacement, and boiler inspection and repair. In total, there were 1,658 weld packages and 1,150 linear feet of replacement pipe. Starcon delivered an exceptional turnaround and presented CountryMark its first leakfree startup in the history of this facility. The CountryMark Major Turnaround was completed on


time, under budget, and with zero recordable injuries. This turnaround is a great example of the partnership that Starcon has with CountryMark, which spans more than three years with zero recordable injuries. L to R: Bill Savoy, Alicia Martin – ABC Illinois, Steve Buford

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS (ABC) Starcon was presented with the National Safety Excellence Award, which is the second highest level of safety recognition and reflects exceptional and outstanding safety programs. Chris Scott (left) and Peter Cianchette


DOW CHEMICAL 2018 EIC AWARD Starcon also received an ABC Excellence in Construction Award from the Greater Houston Chapter for their work on the Dow Chemical Deer Park project – an eight-unit turnaround. The six cyanide units required significant training since 95 percent of the work was performed in acid gear. This presented challenges with high potential from heat exhaustion and chemical exposure. Additional challenges included substantial work David Folmar (left) and Anthony Falcon at height, heavy equipment operation with intricate rigging, and potential hazardous energy release. Despite these challenges, Starcon persevered and completed the Dow Chemical Deer Park project on time, under budget, and with a total recordable injury rate (TRIR) of 0.00 over 59,526 exposure hours. For the last four years Starcon has worked in partnership with Dow on various projects sites with zero recordable injuries. This is a true testament to Starcon’s focus on safety and a contributing factor to their continued success and relationship with Dow, among many other clients. In addition to the Dow Chemical Deer Park ABC Excellence in Construction Award, Starcon was also presented with the Best in Class and Safety Excellence Awards at the Dow Chemical Company’s Awards Ceremony in April 2019. Four of the 38 safety professionals that were recognized at this event were Starcon team members.

CURT honored Starcon with a Construction Industry Safety Excellence award for their exceptional efforts in promoting construction site safety. L to R: Peter Cianchette, Chris Scott, Jill Kozur


Starcon also received the Meritorious Performance Award from Three Rivers Manufacturer’s Association for outstanding safety performance at Ineos in Channahon, Illinois.

Eric Friddle (left) and Joe Ardolino – Flint Hills Resources HSE Manager

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Pages 38 thru 41 honor our active Cianbro team members who have one or more years of service n

71 Years

Kenneth Cianchette n

53 Years

Thomas I. Caldwell n

49 Years

Peter G. Vigue n

46 Years

George Bell n

44 Years

Rodney A. Leach n

43 Years

Thomas N. Floyd Frank J. Susi n

42 Years

Steven A. Perrault n

41 Years

Mark W. Nordgren n

40 Years

Charles Cianchette John L. Purinton Thomas E. Stone n

39 Years

Eric S. Brown Bryan Libold Kaven Philbrook David D. Shorey David A. Webster Archie Wheaton n

38 Years

Howard L. Briggs Jeffery A. Carr Michael L. Crider Daniel L. Duperry William Hadlock Brent F. Kirby David P. Lewis Shelby A. Sawyer David C. Sutcliffe Gregory E. Wing n

37 Years

Domenick Arena Richard L. Brown Jr. Cindy R. Clark


William H. Dusty Alan R. Goepner William W. Merrill Aubrey L. Moore Richard K. Moors William N. Moulton Chet J. Muckenhirn Nathan S. Weston Jerome D. Wood n

36 Years

Mona D. Evy Alan D. Fisher Ronald K. Oliver Daniel S. Perkins Michael A. Potter n

35 Years

Scott Clements Douglas A. Dow Robert M. Drzewiecki Gary R. Gagnon Troy G. Martin David G. Saucier Ernest Selberg Jr. Stanley E. Webster n

34 Years

John S. Clifford James M. Haut n

33 Years

Paul R. Belanger Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey Bradley H. Marquis Michael L. Raven Timothy F. Vigue n

32 Years

Dennis E. Beisaw Neal T. Dawes Craig O. Holmquist Terence Lemieux James H. Richards Kevin M. Violette n

31 Years

Anthony A. Ayotte Shawn H. Bickford David E. Bond Kevin H. Curry Joseph C. Friant Jean E. Gantnier


Ernest J. Long Thomas B. Meunier Ronald S. Nickerson Roderick A. Pease Scott M. Remillard Dale D. Smith Scott S. Young n

30 Years

Theodore B. Baxter Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings O’Neil E. Boivin Trent C. Clukey Mark D. Cochrane Jack H. Dodge Jr. John P. Gamage Michael R. Hilton Howard A. Lynds Douglas J. McPheters Darin W. Merrifield Thomas G. Ruksznis Norman L. Scribner Ronald E. Taylor Elbridge G. Watson Thomas Wozniak Mark J. Zagrobelny n

29 Years

Bruce H. Beane Vera L. Bryant Philip R. Dube Richard G. Fish Brian T. Hartness Aaron L. Wedgewood Daniel L. Wyman Douglas H. Wyman n

28 Years

Wayne M. Denny Kellie A. Duplisea Richard J. Godin Dann L. Hayden Jeffrey W. Libby Lawrence W. McAlpine Billie J. Perkins Shawn H. Ramsay n

27 Years

Leonard W. Brooks Thomas J. Hamel Eusebio Heredia Soto

Paul M. Holmquist Craig McConaughey Daniel R. McPheters James M. Rossi Kimberly G. Sieber George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde n

26 Years

Duane J. Boissoneault Charles A. Brower Greg G. Ginnelly Terrance L. Hayes William J. McLeod Scott B. Mitchell Joseph R. Oliver Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Charles E. Tapley Andi Vigue Max S. Wahl n

25 Years

Mark S. Blanchard Thomas E. Carranza Kevin B. Crowell Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon Rick C. Leonard Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower n

24 Years

Tina Adams Tara K. Coffin Jon G. Collins Milton Cruikshank II Dawn Erb Paul D. Franceschi Yves P. Gagnon Kevin L. Grass Chester H. Guilford III Todd A. Hoffa Craig M. LePage Brent E. Luce Amy E. Webber Von L. Weese Michael S. Zemla n

23 Years

Chris G. Alexander Richard Bachelder Jr.

Michael W. Bennett Michael D. Bishop Norman C. Blakely Jason A. Butler Jason A. Curry Lincoln C. Denison Jr. Thomas G. Dewey Chester B. Dolloff Todd J. Folsom Mitchell E. Hayden Joseph B. Hyde Edward E. Jones Joseph A. Kennedy John S. Keszler Scott A. Knowlen Kevin Kokotovich Michael R. Lilley Kirk R. Maenhout Thomas E. Mahar Wayne D. McNally Timothy G. Murphy Joseph G. Orlando James J. Peakes Sandra E. Perreault Joseph H. Plourde Patrick L. Slawek Christopher L. Stevens Raymond M. Therrien Kim A. Tozier Troy T. Twitchell Daniel J. Williams Kenneth P. Woodcock n

22 Years

Michael A. Berry Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Kristen A. Chipman Ralph S. Clukey Robert B. Costine Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy E. Flewelling Charles G. Hall Jeffrey A. Hall Brent A. Haskell Donald L. Prevost Keith I. Ryder Larry R. Snowman Jr. Jennifer L. Turcotte Bradley A. Vanadestine


21 Years

Craig G. Alexander David A. Bousquet Barry G. Brooks Joshua M. Brown Darcey T. Bubier Craig L. Chambers John P. Coon Jr. Keith Costigan Patricia L. Dickinson Christopher K. Downs Michael G. Dube Chaderick A. French Maurice A. Gould Jeffrey L. Hetzer Douglas J. Lacroix Laurette Laverdiere Eric R. Lewin Manley B. Lyons Randy M. Morin Mark M. Nelson Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Richard A. Preble Susan L. Roberts Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman Aaron W. Walsh n

20 Years

Scott L. Alexander Christopher R. Bagley Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett Richard S. Brescia John G. Clark Bobbi J. Collins Robert P. Courtney Kelvin R. Friend Buaris J. Gervais Jeffrey A. Gillespie Gary P. Guindon Christopher McKenna Novak Nedic Michele E. Toothaker Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White n

19 Years

Tesfahunegn Berhane David A. Bolduc Rodney W. Crocker

Adele D. Diodato Jacob R. Dionne Shawn A. Doran Neil G. Dupont Michael T. Edwards Howard L. Fernald Luke E. Finley Barbara Fortin-Poirier Peter A. Foster Langis D. Gagnon Donald A. Goodwin Ryan J. Graves Leslie C. Hayden Aurelius S. Hinds III Mark E. Hutchins Scott A. Jackson Donna A. Jacques Shawn A. Lambert Eric M. Lane Jeremy W. Lane Jose A. Luna Torres James E. Lyons Jeremy B. Mace Ryan L. Marcotte Gary L. Mason Santos T. Matul Garrett R. McVaney Garth Miller Russell J. O’Neal Lora J. Pitcairn Christopher R. Pond Shawn A. Reid George Rendon Thomas S. Richter Jason G. Rourke Francisco Salazar Paul R. Saucier Joy L. Schobel Gary W. Smith Patrick N. Steeves Kerry A. Swallow Jeremy S. Whitney Walter T. Willard n

18 Years

Ernest A. Adams Hunter J. Anderson Ronald D. Ayres Maurice B. Batchelder Jason L. Batchelder Christopher L. Brann Scott K. Bumps Ulicer Castro Linwood T. Charette Roland S. Clark Joshua A. Clark John A. Daley Justin D. Desrosiers Sharon G. Ebbs Christopher M. Folsom Lavina J. Freeman Jon M. Gliniewicz Jason J. Harris

Oscar A. Hernandez Lance C. Keen Cecil L. Kershner III David P. Maheu Robert A. Mayhew Jr. Mark P. McLean Kevin R. Pond Terry L. Rosensteel Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois Stanley W. Tyszko n

17 Years

Darryl S. Bowers Michael A. Cavaliere Kye N. Chon Kate M. Cooley Bruce A. Cummings Dana J. Cyr Destiny S. Demo Douglas W. Easter Brian R. Edwards Genaro G. Guardado Robert F. Higgins Jr. Clark J. Holden Benedict S. Jasud Timothy J. Leclerc Isaac E. Machic Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Stephen Montgomery Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Clyde M. Newby III Ronny M. O’Brien Garrett J. Plourde Matthew T. Raven Mark I. Seavey Scott D. Thies Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Adam S. Violette n

16 Years

Danielle R. Anthony Jesus Bernal Lamar J. Boyer Bruce D. Chesley Dylan R. Clay Darrell D. Clement Daniel J. Dickey Michael J. Franck Carl D. Franck Lewis A. Gatcomb Todd W. Gilley Michael D. Hachez Gary R. Hayes Matthew M. Hebert Mathew J. Henry Wayne A. Kimball Jeremy E. Kyllonen Brian E. Labbe Thomas M. Leonard

Richard K. Lyons Terry L. Malloy Gail E. Mayo Peter McCormick Charles H. Moulton Paul A. Osborne Derek S. Perkins Aaron L. Preble Christopher P. Queen Rae F. Randlett III Jeffrey D. Robinson Leigh A. Ross Dean N. Schofield Harold E. Sherwood Jr. David A. Stenzel Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli C. Swieczkowski Domingos B. Tavares n

15 Years

Jose F. Carreira Jeffery K. Crowell Ted B. Dunn Timothy M. Fiske Robert M. Gallant Jeffrey D. Gilbert Roy A. Harris Russell R. Lane Brian M. LeComte Randy T. Matthew Albert J. Michaud Amy L. Page Andrea L. Pelletier Debra B. Scott Julia C. Smith Albert W. Spaulding Richard A. Toothaker David L. Walter Gregory E. Wiers Harry A. Woods Jr. n

14 Years

Charles S. Allen Ralph E. Allen Robert A. Bagley Jose A. Bernal Marc J. Caldwell Wayne G. Canwell John R. Colburn William A. Cote Aric Dreher Corey J. Drost Sarah C. Enos Joshua T. Gale Justin L. Goodale Jose N. Guzman Otero Mark A. Hansen Christopher M. Henry Jacques P. Hobbs Christopher E. Jarvais Marc S. Jedlowski Stephen G. King

Robert D. Kitchin Justin L. Ladd Nathan D. Landon James E. LePage Chad A. Page Daniel S. Perkins John A. Rossignol Trinidad B. Suarez Cory W. Verrill n

13 Years

Clifford S. Albert Lisa M. Barnes Isaac Benitez Richard J. Bryant Stephen Clendenning Adam J. Cristoforo Robert R. Deppe Jonathan E. DiCentes John W. Eckenroth Thomas M. Figura Barbara E. Gudroe Elias J. Hershbine Young C. Hong Paul R. Labrecque Rex Lagle Gregory A. Morse Steven Peters Michael C. Rand Ruben J. Schofield Peter H. Smedberg Darren R. Smith Joseph M. Thomas Jr. Peter A. Vaillancourt Michael G. Varney Jose U. Vasquez Richard Westberry Jr. Jamie D. White n

12 Years

Walter H. Akers Jr. Matthew A. Anderson Matthew G. Brawn Steven G. Camire Chih T. Chen Carl J. Cross Debra L. Cyr William K. Gassert Zaccheriah J. Gidney Jacob M. Gorman Derrick J. Graves Michele J. Guyette Benjamin A. Hall Nicole R. Hardy Wayne A. Jordan Ronald Kief Miranda L. Kinney Dustin l. Kyser Jesus Limon Michael P. MacVane Allison M. McDonough Andrew C. McFarland

Philip D. McKenney Bruce R. Metrick Christine M. Nadeau Stuart A. Northup Jason B. Obereiner Kevin O’Neill Shane D. Reisinger Jason T. Shinaberry Gary A. Steward Turney E. Taylor Jason R. Thereau Thomas U. Viles Susan H. Weeks Richard A. White Tricia L. White n

11 Years

Jerry C. Adams Marvin A. Alvarenga Samuel A. Baker Sean A. Banks Megan M. Barnes Donald J. Beliveau William E. Bonneau Robert N. Bouley Daniel R. Brown Joseph S. Buckley Ray L. Bush Jeffery A. Carr Jr. Paul D. Carter Daniel T. Coffey Terry A. Collamore Timothy J. Cooley Joseph D. Cote Jason L. Despaw Joseph C. Ducharme Shane C. Ennis Justin D. Gemmell Aaron P. Gibbs Michelle L. Godsoe Wilbert A. Gonzalez Dee Ann L. Grazioso Jason L. Hancock Mark M. Hovey Justin K. Huber Cathy M. Hutchins Michael R. Keim Elizabeth L. Kennedy Lorie A. Lane Thomas R. Langille Brian M. Larsen Jeffrey C. Lerch Jordan R. Lyford Adam J. Mazerolle Shawna L. McKenney Robert R. Meckley Alejandro Mejia John P. Merrill Dale P. Michaud Brenda E. Nichols Aaron P. O’Donnell Cosme G. Paredez Ralph C. Pearl

Philip D. Pelkey Kyle D. Pellerin Juan R. Perez Ryan P. Perkins Zachary E. Perrin Aaron M. Poole Will Portillo Soriano Deborah A. Rowe James K. Roy Cristian R. Santos William A. Sawyer Timothy C. Sawyer Christian E. Stefens Matthew S. Sullivan Ernesto A. Tejada James L. Theriault Christopher Tibbetts Kenneth R. Underhill Zebediah Underwood Christopher M. Vainio Scott E. Wright n

10 Years

Garry L. Allan Ulises Alvarenga Jesse A. Athorp Corey M. Blagdon Derrick M. Brawn Kevin K. Brogden Erica D. Caldwell Rigoberto Castro Hernandez Jeffrey P. Chandler Christopher Courville Philip DeRoo Russell O. Dunn Tony D. Foster Michelle A. Gaboury Robert L. Greene Jr. Andrew W. Hallett Kyle P. Jensen Sean G. Kelley Eui C. Kim Jacob A. Klaiss Jack A. Klimp Janelle H. MacDermott Scott R. MacDonald Amanda McDermott Nicholis R. Nelson Brian P. Pelletier Jay M. Reynolds Douglas J. Robinson John D. Savage Brayden L. Sheive Gabriel M. Sloane Matthew J. Smith Eric D. Vivlamore Suzan West Douglas Williams n

9 Years

Chad E. Burgess Benjamin B. Connors



Glen K. Conrad Jonathan Correia James M. Flear Michael D. Gomes Mark L. Hogan Karen J. Hyland Nicholas J. Martin Stephen D. Mitchell Scott L. Morris Russell W. Pritt John M. Sieber Ryan M. Smith Aaron M. Stevens Robert D. Stewart Douglass D. Timms Michael R. Tripp Jonathan J. Wheaton Ronald J. Wheeler James W. White n

8 Years

Gerry L. Batchelder Guy S. Berthiaume Cheryl G. Brackett Daniel M. Brann Eric J. Brazeau Stephen Broznowicz John E. Ciolfi Shawn T. Clarke Michael P. Davis Jason M. Edmonds Anthony M. Faiola Austin J. Fisher Monique S. Foster Scott R. French Colin French Scott H. Gibbs Bruce R. Knox Jessie C. Kuester Ryan L. Lockhart Edwin Luna Ordonez Julio A. Matul Joseph W. McDonald William C. Mitchell Reed J. Perkins Lonna J. Perry Silvino F. Pojoy Scott C. Rand Russell M. Rodrigue Kevin E. Shilko Wade M. Teryek Lauren C. Walsh Corey E. Ward Charlie C. Warren II Benjamin Weingarden Michelle S. Young n

7 Years

Andrew J. Aldrich Richard Bartucca Jr. Benjamin I. Beaulieu Roy H. Bolton III Dakota W. Bryant


Lee E. Burke Joseph L. Campbell Eben Campbell Julie K. Carmody Mary C. Casey-Walsh Patrick J. Chamberlain William G. Davis David K. Doherty Brett A. Dyer Rachel Ervin Aaron J. Fluellen Omar Gonzalez Rodrigu Eric Goodale Roman Gosselin Warren R. Gosselin Tyler Graves Daniel E. Guiliani Ross Hallowell Adam L. Harmon Christopher Harney Zachary L. Hayes Joseph N. Jenness Quinton L. Johnson Ryan P. Keefe Jeremy Ladd John Lampinen Nathan M. Lancaster Timothy A. Leonard Norman A. Linnell Ronald Malonson Randall D. Marcotte Terry A. Martin Sarah H. Martin Jeffrey J. Mason Douglas C. Maxellon Cameron McLellan Robert L. McMullen Luke D. Michaud Patti L. Mikeska Jeremy R. Moody Matthew A. Novicki Dennis V. Ordway Dylan S. Osnoe Anthony J. Passmore Jack M. Patterson John A. Perkins Jr. Kyle Pike Frank E. Poirier III David J. Pomerleau Jacob L. Ramp Kathleen C. Ransom Jason P. Richard Frances J. Riggs Joseph H. Schackart Spencer W. Seiferth Donna M. Simonds Rodney N. Small Bradley P. Smith Kenneth N. Spear Justin T. Stewart Bradley G. Therrien Jeremy R. Tolman


Anita M. Verrill Cheryl L. Waters Ronald E. Werner Scott A. Wheeler Chris S. Willigar Sr. Brandon D. Wilson Matthew R. Zilliox Andrew J. Zimmerman n

6 Years

Gary R. Bell Paul H. Burmeister Richard J. Cote Christian B. Crosby Pamela J. Dunphy Amy L. Ellsworth Nathan P. Frazier Nicholas L. Hesseltine Jeffery S. Howe Bruce W. Hughes Jr. Jesse L. Jenkins Brenda Kidwell-Petito Justin V. Kitchin Elwood D. Moore Robert D. Nickerson Walter J. Oakman Eve J. Parent Nilesh Patel Malcolm D. Patterson Francisco Pena Reyes Charles J. Rackley Eric J. Roberts Nicole R. Setzer Christy C. Stock Glenn A. Sutton Stephen M. Thomas Douglas C. Thompson Joel C. Thurman James F. Underwood Christopher A. Varnell Kyle R. Wentworth Reginald T. Young n

5 Years

Andrew P. Bisol Darius Bors Lukas F. Chamberlain Joanna Cohen Kristofer A. Davis Jorge L. Diaz Brian D. Dunn George E. Feero Jr. Wallace E. Ferreira II Matthew D. Foster Allen D. Hart Matthew I. Haskell Peter Heartquist Joseph R. Higby John O. Horne Jr. Paul D. Howdyshell III Federico T. Ilao Ernest J. Kilbride Carman L. Kirkpatrick

Alvaro Lemus-Perez Joshua T. Madden Norman G. Magner Sarah E. Malikowski Peter M. Malikowski Dennis R. Martin Ryan A. Merrifield Jeffery R. Miller Mark J. Moore Dennis J. Morin Timothy D. Nelson Cynthia M. Paugh Jason S. Paugh Randy L. Pender Gary C. Perrett Jennifer Robbins Jose Ruiz Rivera Francisco Ruiz Rivera Henry P. Rullo Bobbi J. Ryder Jaime A. Saavedra Edward L. Simpkins Luke P. Sirois Stephanie A. Spalding Mitchell P. Spatz Mack F. Susi Edward Throgmorton Bruce E. White Sr. Michael J. Wyatt n

4 Years

Keith M. Anderson James R. Anderson Susan K. Bagley Travis S. Beem Alex R. Berry Courtney O. Bierman Corinne L. Bowden Melody L. Bryant Antonio J. Canas Benjamin Carranza Jessie W. Champagne Devin R. Clavette Austin M. Clemons John L. Davis George M. Dineen Christopher J. Dumont Bradley H. Dwinal Christina M. Ecret Allen B. Edwards Mark E. Elliott Jr. Darron J. Fior Katharine M. Foster Christopher D. French Justin J. French Amanda L. Gardner Penny N. Godsoe James A. Goodwin Walter F. Govern III William F. Hadlock Paul E. Haggerty Michael A. Hanson Cameron D. Harlow

Ryan K. Hawkins Ramon Q. Hill Michael S. Hubbard Brandon N. Hyson Damika N. Jones Salomon S. Jurado Caleb R. Keune Patrick A. Kilbride Scott D. Knight David V. Korb Gage A. Lake Craig M. Lane Andrew J. Leali Joshua K. Linscott David J. Martin Jane E. Mason Rafael U. Matul Lopez Trevor R. Miller Miguel Molina Valencia Juan A. Ortega Jaquez Riley W. Pelletier Ruel K. Poissonnier Brendan A. Quinn Elizabeth F. Redmond Mark G. Reed Adrian A. Reimann III Maxwell C. Reiser Dina S. Riendeau Fernando L. Rivera Charlotte A. Seiferth Patrick J. Stefens Adam J. Surface Ryan M. Tupper Kendra E. Underhill Michael T. Warman Robert J. Zolinski Jr. Craig M. Zuromski n

3 Years

Benjamin D. Ayer Devon A. Ayotte Allen R. Baldwin Nicholas D. Barish Daniel J. Batchelder Amber M. Beiring Jacqueline Benttinen Alisha M. Biddle Dylan M. Blanchet David J. Bond Nicholas A. Bouley Christiane Bourgoine Benjamin S. Briggs Edsel W. Brown Keith A. Brown Joshua M. Casey Shane M. Cater Colin F. Christiansen Deagan C. Conrad Darryl W. Coombs Katherine A. Crocker Thomas E. Davis Noel de Leon Mauricio Jonas L. DeLong

Jason D. Derschan Tristan M. Elliott John E. Flanagan Mathew D. Foster Ryan C. Gamblin Coty J. Grant Raymond Halsey Vance W. Hampton Sr. Kyle K. Holmstrom Daniel A. Inman Corey A. Kelliher Lucas D. Kostenbader Rex F. Lagle Mason L. Lasselle Mark F. Leasure Sean M. Leeman Miguel A. Lopez Angel G. Lopez Meza Jose A. Martinez Jorge Martinez Caballe Logan J. Masse David F. Montanez Jr. Claude R. Morin Stanley F. Novak James F. Prenier Katie L. Pushard Cameron J. Schettler Thomas J. Senior Regan B. Sereyko Ronald E. Tedford Stacy L. Thornton Joseph A. Turlo Dustin W. Varney Cristina E. Velez Jason S. Walker Jay K. Walkowski Craig B. Washburn Craig A. Weaver Jason E. Williams Nathan L. Wrigley Bryton L. York Ryan M. Zullo n

2 Years

Phillip L. Armstrong Drew S. Baker Esteban Bernal Zachary J. Bersani James M. Blanchette Adam M. Boss Austin E. Bouchard Nick Braganca Azevedo Laura A. Breingan Andrew J. Brown Jordon M. Brundige Peter M. Brzostowski Tina M. Burrill Rachel H. Carney Michael A. Clark Michael R. Clisham George M. Close Dane C. Copple Hal W. Cox

Jared L. Cox Logan C. Crone Tyler P. Denbow Matthew D. Dolan Robert E. Dow Archie R. Engstrom III Zachary G. Erving Bodrick R. Felder Kris R. Frederes John M. Garland Hugh Gilman Justin S. Gray Rico B. Gregorio Michael D. Hale Jakob C. Hayes Leslie D. Hickman Daniel H. Hopkins Herbert L. Hunt Randy Hunt Jr. Austin M. Kane Austin R. LaBouef Gina M. Lemire Alan D. Lucas Kellie L. Mann Todd A. Marcum Erik J. Moore Zoe E. Nielsen Stephen J. Page Terry J. Price Andrew C. Pritt II Sabrina D. Rancourt Joshua D. Reed Robert S. Richard Jacob B. Rideout Christopher T. Rogers Casey A. Rouleau Kirk F. Small III Clayton L. Smith Nicholas A. Squillante Laurel A. Stone Jedidiah F. Thompson Nickolas J. Trauscht Derek L. Washburn Frankie L. Wayman Ronald C. Weymouth Shane T. White Lucas J. Winslow James A. Wolf Frank T. Xia Ali E. York n

1 Year

Alsadig O. Abdelhadi Tolulope E. Adesina Armando E. Aldana Kaleb M. Archer Heather L. Archer Michael A. Armstrong Caleb J. Arnold Ethan A. Aubry William C. Avery Ronald C. Bagley Joel E. Bailey

Simeon M. Beauchamp Jesus Bernal Jr. Salvador Bernal Devin D. Berry Erica P. Bertolaccini Tyler P. Black Cassidy B. Blackmore Joseph P. Boland Robert J. Borkowski John D. Borrero Richard J. Boylan Parker R. Breard Michael D. Brescia Nicholas T. Brown Chad R. Brown Austin D. Burgoyne Angeilina M. Camillo Donald R. Carter Ulises Chavez Baeza Clint M. Chicoine Austin C. Chipman Todd A. Cilley Derek W. Clark Jonathan E. Clements John P. Conlon Bryan M. Cook Ricky E. Cormier Travis J. Cropley Jose R. Cruz Pascal Cyambarantama James M. Daily Jeffery L. Danforth Michael C. Daniels Peter E. DeMartini Evan J. Deschene Peter J. Desmond Jose M. Diaz Gonzalez Adam D. Digennaro Jacob A. Doolan Charles W. Dougan Taylor J. Doyon John F. Drago Corbin W. Dunn Steven M. Edgecomb Jacob A. Eldredge Alec J. Errickson Laura D. Farrington Eric R. Fish Timothy J. Fisher Michael S. Franck Kolin K. Fraser Grahm M. Freme Daniel J. French John M. Frontiero Cory Garcia-Garcia Tyler J. Gilson Avery J. Giustra Peter A. Glidden James A. Grant Ralph E. Green Ethan D. Gross William J. Grover III Mark C. Hall

Justin S. Hallowell Bruce F. Hamilton Jeremy L. Harshbarger Scott B. Hart Levi S. Hartley Darren Herschberger Maxwell A. Hewes Holden H. Hodges Garrett A. Holliday Scott J. Jason Colin D. Jenkins Ami L. Johnson Naji M. Johnson Brian M. Kain Cecil L. Kershner IV Sarah J. King Deigo R. King Stephanie J. Labbe Kenneth V. LaBree Tyler LackedyMcCormick Zach S. LaFreniere Travis W. Leask Andrew J. LeClair Jr. Milton Lee Alvaro Lemus Adame Bianca M. Libby Cody A. Lindsey Patrick G. Littlefield II Noah L. Livingston Peter P. Logiodice V Yulmin G. Lopez Robert MacDonald Jr. Emily A. Mailloux Michael M. Mantoni David A. Marin Leo W. Marley Kurt M. Massey Samuel E. Mayhew Jacob T. McCoy Travis D. McEwen Jr. Dalton T. McGovern Jason M. McPeak Erik M. Mendoza Luis P. Merida Mason B. Merrill Anthony M. Merrill Julie G. Michaud Anthony C. Michaud Paul W. Miller Casey W. Mishoe Jack W. Montgomery Michael P. Moulton Jonathan P. Murphy Adam B. Nason Chase S. Nelson Minh Phuc H. Nguyen Michael P. O’Reilly Justin W. Panther Cameron T. Parkins Cade N. Penney Brett S. Perry Cathryn M. Peters

Jason P. Pina Samuel T. Pitzi Sergey V. Podgorodniy Dylan J. Porter Jason L. Porter Benjamin D. Priest Benjamin A. Provost Andrew A. Ricketts Willard G. Rogers III Thomas A. Rumpf Trever M. Samson Brendan J. Scully Walker D. Shinaberry Jacob I. Shuman Julian A. Sirois Corey M. Skehan Andrew I. Skillings Chandler J. Sorrell Andrew J. Spath Joshua T. Spatz Tyler M. Speed Joseph A. Spencer Kyle L. Steward Howard R. Stone II Karen E. Stone Kevin W. Sweet Alexander Tompkins James H. Townley IV Raymond L. Tozier Jordan R. Treadwell Randy A. Upton Jovan Velazquez Pagan Eli M. Violette Arthur G. Watson Nathan L. Watson Bryon M. Webber Deveral A. Webley II Jonathan N. Webster Leonard A. Wiley Zackary M. Wilkes Bouston D. Williams Jacob M. Winslow Troy D. Wiseman Zackary J. Young Vladyslav Zdyr

In memory of

Manley E. Bragdon, Jr. Cianbro retiree Manley E. Bragdon, Jr. passed away on February 22, 2019 at the age of 81. Born on January 13, 1938, Manley grew up in Franklin/Blue Hill and graduated from George Stevens Academy. After a few years working at the Bucksport mill, Manley decided to join Cianbro in 1975. He quickly established himself as a methodical puzzle solver and became known for his mechanical and piping expertise. Some of the notable projects he worked on include: • Lincoln Pulp & Paper mill expansion and capital improvements • Scott Paper facility tissue conversion modifications • Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant outages, pipe repairs, and miscellaneous jobs • S.D. Warren boiler repairs • Central Maine Power Company William F. Wyman Station outage • Great Northern Paper shutdown • Georgia Pacific Woodland mill shutdown and chlorine dioxide conversion project • Maine Independence Power gasfired power plant construction

After 38 years of working for Cianbro, Manley retired in 2013. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and four wheeling, and was a member of the Acadia Area ATV’ers Club. Mornings he could be found heading to Franklin for breakfast with lifelong friends, then returning home to check on the action on South Blue Hill wharf, and the various wood cutting crews. CIANBRO CHATTER



Pages 42 and 43 honor our active Starcon team members who have one or more years of service n

31 Years

Patricia L. Laas n

28 Years

Brian L. Ohlendorf n

27 Years

Bentley P. Hatteberg n

26 Years

James T. Zimmerman n

24 Years

Timothy D. Pushor n

22 Years

Ruben Casillas Christopher M. Scott n

21 Years

Richard A. Magolan n

20 Years

Christopher B. Hempen Robert J. McCants Shawn B. Super n

19 Years

Aron B. Ceglarek Scott E. Hepworth n

18 Years

Charles A. Bruce Anthony L. Falcon Salvador A. Lara Mark M. Lydick Sr. Joyce L. Przybylski Brian C. Walker Jeffrey D. Wood n

17 Years

Fred W. Cormane Scott H. Hoffman Joe K. Kazda Tony A. Perkins Rigoberto Rodriguez Sr. Kelly J. Sexton n

16 Years

Joseph S. Bell Curtis Brown Javier G. Gonzalez Manuel Pacheco Jack L. Petty Jr.


Terry E. Stone Lisa K. Walker n

15 Years

Berisford I. Burke Juan I. Corbe Ricardo Gutierrez Paul M. Hebert Steve G. Hross Lawrence S. Rediess Deborah K. Sanor Gilbert B. Stone n

14 Years

Curtis W. Beavers Rita P. Bleifield Thomas B. Boisture Jo Ann Brooks Jeremy A. Cozart Shawn P. Horsley James C. Jenkins Scott A. Myers Christopher J. Padilla Dwight A. Sloan Jason R. Smaistrla Justin K. Taylor n

13 Years

Christopher A. Adkins James Andrews Christopher T. Batis Matthew D. Baum Stephen C. Buford Joshua E. Corbin Corey A. Essick Nicholas B. Goebel Maximino A. Llamas Regina M. Lorenzen Kelly L. McIntosh Todd A. Oxford David K. Racine Ramey Salyer III Juan D. Sexton Stoney A. Strickland Joseph M. Vandruten n

12 Years

Bruce E. Cardani Robert Cardona Jr. Timothy R. Casillas Peter E. Cianchette Charley R. DeLatte William J. Gaul Ryan P. Glynn Gerardo Gonzales


Tommy A. Lykins Greg S. Sheets Albert F. Shively James E. Silvey Chad F. Smith David M. Watts 11 Years Francisco Aguilar Miguel A. Cabrera Sr. Robert J. Golden Michael D. Hobart Lori J. Hughes Martin Jara Jason D. Lange Primo Martinez Michel O. Martinez Lisa A. McPhail Charles A. Medley Marvin Medrano Jeffery A. Meyer Jeffery S. Patrick Michael J. Penso Steve J. Procell Michael F. Quintus Ulises R. Quiroga Sr. Melvett D. Ray Anthony W. Rickett Dennis A. Russell Selvakumar Shanmugam Thomas A. Shaver Perry W. Shelton Brady N. Stalbaum Dale E. Taylor Mark E. Vallee Herbert M. Vickers III Brian A. Webster Michael J. Zwick n


10 Years

Eric I. Berumen Richard L. Boggs Christopher Cochrane Robert G. Engelhardt Gary L. Feeney Michael J. Kelly Anthony Klingelhoets John M. Leith Randy G. McGraw Howard D. Reynolds II Michael T. Roth Carlos J. Saldana Joseph A. Senko Santos G. Sepulveda Jason K. Weister

Pamela D. Zubiate n

9 Years

Darren D. Atzman Pamela L. Barnes Paul S. Brown Antonio Castellanos Osvaldo Chavez Douglas W. Clow Jacob O. Delair Charles P. Dryden Patricia M. Fritz Sergio Gabaldon Mustafa N. Giabou Kenneth Glass Samuel V. Guzman Christopher D. Hines Adam J. Hughes Elmer L. Johnston Corey A. King Julius L. Lester Pedron L. Littleben Cristian R. Llamas Indalecio Lucatero Jose A. Martinez Donald E. Pesavento Agustin Segura Peyton H. Smith Jeffery D. Wallace Lori A. Walsh n

8 Years

Jose F. Aguilar Andrew K. Anderson Ruben Coronado Jose Coronado Randy E. DeMoss Ryne A. Elfstrom Andres Gonzalez Jeremy S. Hepworth Shawn A. Hoffman Kyle M. Lepore Angie E. Lovell Carla J. Mallory Brian S. McNew Jerry J. Nettleton Mark A. Oxford n

7 Years

Gerry L. Anderson Randall S. Bell Theodore J. Brown Valtina Brown Robert C. Edmundson Christopher Fay

David A. Ginter Jamie R. Grimes Juan J. Hernandez Jose J. Hernandez Billy J. Hines Margaret A. Hobbs Aaron J. Johns Erica L. Kirby Pamela Latham Steven R. Miller Raul Ortiz Michael J. Randall Jerrod D. Richter Luis A. Rivera Sr. Reginald M. Rome Lisa M. Rossi James L. Simpson Halie R. Speaks Christopher M. Spears Bobby W. Urrabazo Bobi Jo VanHove Alexander R. Wilson n

6 Years

Howard T. Alexander Zachary E. Bartels Mitchell T. Breault Jose L. Cazares Ana Lee Delagarza Foster D. Eberly Jeffrey K. Evans Tina M. Faust Javier Garcia Ronald E. Gatons Chad L. Gearheart Shannon J. Hager Alex C. Kittleson James D. Kramer Pamela L. Martino David M. Morvant Carlos A. Ochoa Sr. Thomas V. Phillips Dennis W. Robb James R. Sasser Bill R. Savoy Jill M. Stapay Clinton A. Stephen Arturo Villarreal Patrick E. Waddell n

5 Years

Cayetano Alvear Jr. Brennan E. Bell Jose E. Blanco Cory M. Cade

Roman Compean Kyrsten E. Duchene Manuel Espinosa Diaz Jaime Gonzalez Victoriano Gonzalez Gricelda Gutierrez Jose R. Gutierrez Jacob R. Haring William G. Hlavka Phillip D. Hodges Kathern L. Juelg Sean D. Keesee James H. LeMay Travis W. Maulden Michael Mayeaux Sr. Tracy A. McCray Derrick Molberg Garrett Moody Angela M. Padia Antonio Palacios Charles S. Payne William M. Pulley David T. Reed Jacob M. Ritchie Ricardo Sandoval Charles W. Smith Harold T. Speed Jorge A. Tapia Luis A. Torres Michael R. Tuman Nestor G. Vizcaino Osvaldo Zepeda n

4 Years

Jeremy W. Boulware Alan D. Canto Edelmiro J. Castaneda Jana L. Corona Marco A. Covarrubias Nathan R. Davidson Stephen F. Davies Richard E. Dessecker Kimberly A. Dewey Heather M. Egeland Richard W. Evors Francisco F. Fonseca Eric M. Friddle Susana Garcia Jeffrey A. Gray Jesus Gudino Cody A. Hepworth Nacor Heredia John M. Jones Chayne T. McNamara Joshua J. Oary

Michael Perez Barbie A. Prieto Jose A. Quintanilla Melvin D. Ray Joseph Schoeder Glen A. Slater Shay T. Snell Derick B. Thomisee Luis A. Villanueva Sr. Carlos M. Villanueva Denise West Anthony Wyman n

3 Years

Ernest A. Abbott Jr. Miguel A. Alvear Daniel Anderson Carl A. Arce Jr. Mark Arrington Sergio G. Barrera Sr. Eli J. Bartels Michael G. Baumeister James D. Bell Jesus A. Beltran Tyler J. Bonngard Shawn D. Boulton Carlos H. Caraveo Vicky Castaneda Jose M. Chavez Arturo Coronado Jr. Ivonne Cruz Hugo E. Davila Andres Diaz Mayolo Diaz Hector Diaz Susie B. Dupas Robert R. Eckert III Brian J. Ernst Rodney Etheridge Jose B. Fernandez Joseph R. Folkers David D. Folmar Manuel Garcia Eduardo Garcia Marco A. Garcia Jr. Victor Garcia Miguel Gonzalez Herrera Christian D. Guerrero Rigoberto Guzman Michael W. Hargrave Haven B. Harrod II Joseph T. Hoheisel Aric D. Huber Antonio B. Ingco Jr. Kenneth Johnson Wayne S. Jones Logan L. Kesler Robert A. Kolakowski Timothy S. Lester Scott Lindsey Alejandro Longoria David P. Loock Carlos Lopez Christopher J. Lund Jorge Martinez

Luis M. Martinez Charles B. McPherson Jose F. Montoya Glen A. Moody Jr. Daniel Munguia Cortney A. Murry Janine C. Myler Randy P. Naquin Tiffany Ortiz Gary M. Parker Dylan J. Patterson Jared Perez Matthew S. Petrousek Nicole C. Ramos Julian J. Reeves Juan Reyes Alex E. Riddersen Osvaldo Rodriguez Jose R. Rodriguez Angel Rodriguez Uvaldo Saldana Guillermo Sanchez Juan Sanchez Shane M. Sanner Troy Schupp Idalie Smith Sean O. Smith Ronnie G. Strange Michael W. Thomas Marty D. Thornton James C. Tompkins Jose C. Torres Jesse C. Villarreal Michael Walker George E. Walker David E. Walls Brennen Webster Kenneth Winemaster Clay M. Winkhart Jeremy A. Winter William Wunderlich n

2 Years

Brian Acosta Juan D. Aguilera Jeffrey P. Alm Jr. Antonio Alva Victor Alvarado III Carlos A. Alvarez Ruben Alvidrez Brian D. Anderson John J. Arellin I Oscar Ariceaga Jesus L. Banuelos Sr. Miguel A. Banuelos Nathan Barrera Isidro Barrera Paredes Sr. Jaime Barrios Deanna L. Black Mohammad S. Borini Kayla T. Breault Dylan L. Cain Jaime Canava Jose F. Cantu Ruben R. Cardenas Roberto Cardoza Jr.

Michael A. Cerami Juan P. Chavez Avelardo Chavira Jr. Avelardo Chavira III Arturo Ciriza Amanda N. Coker Eladio Cosme Santiago Covarrubias Alan Crites Angelita Cuenca Joe De La Cruz Marco De La Fuente Edgar De La Rosa Luis De La Torre Carlos DeLeon Irving Diaz Raymond Dunkle Hector H. Elizondo Francisco Elizondo Marcel Eyocko Javier C. Farias Jacob W. Faust Francisco J. Felix Burton J. Fisch Daniel A. Garcia Juan A. Garcia Elias Garcia Pedro M. Garcia Leo I. Gishie Jesus A. Guadian Luis F. Gutierrez Charlie A. Gutierrez Zapata Damien L. Hansen Jesus Hernandez Raul A. Hernandez Tabatha K. Herrington Omar Holguin Sedric Holmes Cody N. House Steven J. Hross Kevin Huber Chelsea E. Hubert Ricardo Ibarra Alejandro Jacquez Merlin Joe Sr. Lawrence A. Jurado Osvaldo Kihara Jr. Jill S. Kozur Brian J. Legnon Rigo Leija Daniel Lucero Miguel A. Marquez III Ryan S. Martinez Rene Martinez Sr. Victor A. Martinez William Maxwell Crystal L. Mcinerney Alfredo N. Medina Jesus A. Medina Fidel Mendoza Jesus M. Mendoza Victor H. Mendoza Lorenzo Molina Gil E. Montes Jose M. Moreno

Rafael D. Noriega Daniel M. Ortega Salvador Ortega Sr. Jesus Peralta Oscar Perez Esteban Perez-Cantu Travis Pilgrim Timothy Polkey Heberto Portillo Albert Portillo Jr. Carlos Ramirez Ricardo Ramos Sr. Alfredo Ramos Ryan R. Randolph Jesus A. Reyes Alfonso Reyes III Juan N. Reyes Raul Reyes Samuel J. Ritzer Ricardo Rivera Walton D. Roberson Jr. Margarita Rocha Alejandro Rodriguez Jr. Luis Rodriguez Harry Rodriguez Lorenzo Rodriguez JR. Lorenzo Rodriguez Sr. Jackalin p. Rodriguez Jorge A. Ruiz Sr. Ricardo Ruiz Reyes Jesus M. Saenz Sr. Miguel A. Salas Manuel Saldana Kenneth Schultz Eloy R. Sepulveda Julio C. Serrano Joshua Smallcanyon Shane C. Smith Luis J. Sosa Frank R. Talavera Miguel A. Tejada Jr. Carl L. Thomas Hunter L. Thomas Angel G. Tinoco Christian Trejo Joseph P. Ulaszek Victor L. Urban Victor Urdiales SR. Justin W. Urrabazo Jose L. Vargas Brissia Vega Quinonez Manuel Villa Robert G. Williams Zeferino Yanez n

1 Year

Abdul Alvarez Angel A. Araiza Oley J. Autin Alejandro L. Becerra II Jacob Bradley Lynn A. Britton Sr. Nettie D. Brown Barney B. Burnett Ross A. Campbell Raquel H. Carbajal

Angel Carrera Jesus A. Carrera Fernando Casanova Castro Jr. Ruben Casillas Jr. Fabian Coronado Luis Corona-Rodriguez Michael V. Degeorge Miguel Delgado James B. Dennig Jr. Arnulfo Diaz Brian A. Edwards Jr. Jeffrey P. Erdelt Jr. Leslie J. Fara Ryan Floom Roshun D. Flores Benito Flores Randy Flynn Michael Foust Marco A. Frausto Alejandro Galvez Emmanuel Garcia Lee Garcia Oliverio Garcia Efrain Garza Ovidio Garza Matthew S. Gehret Jose N. Godinez Jose A. Gonzalez Ismael Gonzalez Homero Gonzalez Ruben Gonzalez Rusbel Gonzalez Luis E. Gonzalez Paul R. Gregg Lawrence A. Griego Jr. Dario Gutierrez Noe Guzman Jr. William J. Harmon James B. Harvey William D. Haynes Jr. Ramon V. Hinojos William G. Hlavka Jr. Joseph Homolka Travis C. Horner Armando Izaguirre Tyler Johnson Brad J. Johnston Chance Jones James Kacachos Erik T. Kuechenberg Peter Lalonde Jose A. Lira Jr. Rodolfo Llamas Geoffrey P. Long Jose A. Lopez Moises Luna Jeremy Lusk Reid J. Lyden Erice Manson Derrick Manson Andre M. Marroquin Jerome D. Martin Hanna J. Maxwell Arthur Maynez Jr. William W. Mcnew I

Frank Medina Robert Medrano Jr. Hilda E. Mendoza Quentin K. Miller Quentin A. Miller Derrick G. Mitchamore Carlos A. Negron Robert M. Norris Benjamin R. Noturno Jesus A. Ochoa Ryan P. O’Leary Diego O. Ortiz Ernesto Ortiz Russell L. Owings Thanasis Papakiriakos Alberto Pena Arnulfo Perales Logan C. Perlock Johnathan Pierce Armando Pintor Jr. Frank R. Prieto Pedro Quintero Jr. Jack G. Ray Robert T. Ray Scott C. Reames Tommy E. Reeves Nathan D. Rice Jose G. Rico Alcala Bennie Rimes Jaime M. Rizo Ulises Rodriguez Michael Rodriguez Antonio Rosario Hugo Rubio James Runnels Crystal A. Salinas Daniel Sanchez Munoz Willie Santa Anna Dennis E. Scaman Dakota S. Sentz Julio C. Serna Ivan Serna Rivera Martin S. Soto Diaz Matthew R. Stanford Michael A. Statom Tammy L. Strickland Trevor C. Sula Oscar Torres Armando Valdez William Vanderford Jr. Leland A. Vann Fernando Velarde Alfredo VelazquezGali Chad B. Vickers Oscar O. Villalobos Luis N. Villarreal Michael Walko Dillon G. Wilhelmy Chase Williams Antoine Winslow Alan Zamarripa Roberto Zamarripa Alejandro Zepeda Sr.



ANNIVERSARIES Page 44 and 45 honor our active AZ Corporation team members who have one or more years of service n

44 Years

Robert J. Buck n

39 Years

Perry K. Lorenzl n

38 Years

Robert J. Lynch Jr n

33 Years

William P. Annibalini n

29 Years

Kevin J. Fogarty James R. Heist Matthew B. Velte Orren A. Weber Jr n

28 Years

Kevin A. Manzella William H. Woodward n

26 Years

Greg A. Frantz Jack V. Guarnaccia Charles J. Schroeder Jr Kim Vertefeuille n

24 Years

Thomas M. Cooper n

23 Years

David W. Hibbard Steven R. Lusi Donald A. Ross Ronald W. Stazick Brian D. Wheeler Todd W. Whitehead n

22 Years

Michael P. Brodeur Elizabeth E. Freeman Frank R. Hirst Dale A. Kolashuk Todd Lambert Leonard Lasecki Keith J. Mazzarese Robert W. Peters James H. Sowders Jr n

21 Years

Anthony K. Carr Lee J. Donahue Troy A. Dziecinny


Alexander S. Ferguson Thomas Levandowski Steven G. Tarasevich n

20 Years

George A. Bagge Jeffrey F. Cooper Eric T. Herrman Paul C. Maxfield Eric C. Morse Donald P. Swanson Bret W. Thompson n

19 Years

William R. Abt Eugene E. Carini Greg R. Cox Catherine L. Hryniewicz Steve F. Johnston Craig A. Mulonet Robert P. Rose n

18 Years

Thomas Andrzeicik III Andrew M. Hryniewicz Thomas J. Izbicki Kevin M. McMahon Kevin L. Sinnett Curt A. Vertefeuille n

17 Years

Sam R. Jovanovich Charles T. McAdams William A. Seibert n

16 Years

Walter D. Gordon David E. Berardinelli William T. Kearney Mark J. Magario Mauricio L. Munoz Mary E. Nelson Kristi L. Surratt Thomas S. Tracy David M. Varva Justin P. Zurowski n

15 Years

Amiel S. Alla Timothy J. Baldoni Thommas W. Bialowas Christopher A. Domler


Austin R. Dozier Kenneth M. Faria Kevin J. Grillo Alex D. Sawchyn Edward Shortoff Jr Adam C. Thibeault n

14 Years

Catherine A. Capozza Robert J. Deary Jr Michael P. Hebert James A. Quinn Jamie Smart Christopher A. Wilson n

13 Years

Jason Brown Timothy J. Gardner Meredith N. Garner Albert B . Gledhill George R. Studley Robert J. Webster n

12 Years

Michael D. Barry Brandon K. Beit Paul C. Bernier Adrian R. Borrego Anthony J. Bosco III Gaetan J. Breton Jin Chen Kathleen G. Ferrigno Benjamin T. Izbicki Edwin Jones Brian D. King Herminegildo Phee Aaron Pillar Charles M. Taranto Anthony J. Tarnowski Donald C. Worthington n

11 Years

Bert Babbitt Deborah Clark Derek A. Cobb Michael D. Coffey III Walter F. Factor Edgar H. Marshall Michael J. Moore Jr Michael Parmeter Daniel P. Richard Mitchell P. Roman Erik C. St Peter


10 Years

Steven D. Biondo William D. Burgon James D. Campbell Richard R. Gaccione Jr Joseph E. Jordan Jr Christopher Kane Cris F. Kerfus Kurt M. LaFlamme Brian E. Main Stanley W. Nowak Patrick M. O’Donnell Philip E. Palmer Gina M. St Jean Christopher M. Wilcox n

9 Years

Fred J. Ballantyne James P. Baronowski Shawn P. Brimmer Robert J. Couture Nicholas J. Dinsmoor William J. Doubleday Christopher L. Driscoll John M. Etchells Federico Gencarella Kurt Kashuba Howard A. Lindstrom Stephen E. Mahoney Bruce M. Mallett William M. Pacheco Timothy R. Quinn Michael C. Shurtleff Gary A. Stone Steven J. Walsh n

8 Years

Royal S. Albright Michael R. Beaudry Seth A. Bottone Jerome E. Brisson Corey J. Craven Joseph W. Cutter Edward F. Farnham Donald Gates Matthew C. Gendron Ronald M. Liese John E. McCann Jonathan D. McDonald Jonathan E. McNaught John F. Nixon John J. Palmer Jacob J. Seaman Gary J. Sicard

Christopher D. Tourangeau Caryn M. Turchi Dylan S. Vitali John S. Wasilewski n

7 Years

Kojo Asiedu Norbert C. Cabral George T. Carpenter Aaron C. Coombs Jeffrey M. Forster Stephen M. Morgan Jeffrey Nowakowski Stephen A. Pryor Folkert W. Stakenburg Erin P. Wengell n

6 Years

Robert P. Bachich Robert A. Battista Derek P. Bergeron Spencer R. Carboni Jose E. Carrillo Kevin M. Chronley David K. Coffey Michael T. Foley Steven M. Galbo William J. Garcia Jake R. Gentes Edward J. Glynn Kimberley Hampson Seth L. Handyside James M. Healey Kevin P. Kerrigan Stephen J. Lee Jake R. MacKinnon Matthew S. McBurnie Samuel J. McGrath Christopher McGrath Michael J. Menders Ronald J. Meverden Edward J. Morrell Patrick J. Quinn Nicholas R. Riley William M. Soderberg Brenda L. Teti Jared Vizthum n

5 Years

Mark Q. Caccio Scott J. Calhoun Dennis M. Clini Allen C. Cullion

Darren W. Drobiak Richard Drury Brian A. Dubois Ryan B. Gauthier Thomas J. Hopkins Thomas E. Josephson Michael G. Lachance Connor R. LaFlamme Robert E. Larsen Joseph C. Manfredi Jr Rene B. Martinez-Cid John J. McDermott Reid C. Mitchell Timothy J. Muscarella John R. Novak Mark S. Novic Jonathan M. Pease Robert C. Pieniadz Tomasz Pikora Charles D. Rowbotham Mark A. Severino Douglas S. Stapelfeld Eduardo D. Taveras Daniel E. Toms Jeffry H. Vendetti Virgil D. White n

4 Years

Frank Benton Jr Aimee M. Berling Kaelin D. Boone Eric Brouker Andrew J. Burkhardt Kendall Cenac Stacy M. Comilang David P. DesJardins Carlos Diaz-De Jesus Brad L. Dion Renee M. Driscoll Adam D. Duczynski Matthew R. Gale William C. Ginter Joseph P. Guerin Belinda L. Jenkins Gerard K. LaFlamme Luis M. Lima Michael J. Loffler Ryan M. Mecouch Jeffrey W. Mitchell James Onorato Albert A. Osswald Monette Pierre Ross T. Ricciarelli Jose Rojas de la Cruz

Damien A. Stallings Glenn D. Stewart Joseph S. Thibault Charles P. Thompson David A. Vargas n

3 Years

Zachary M. Benevides Kenny W. Bones Gary Bressani Jeffrey S. Briggs Peter M. Brinley Brittney A. Britt Cory W. Britt Cindy L. Burdick Jason M. Clark Rebecca E. Corsaletti Kenneth Cote Tyler A. Couture Richard C. Drake Alex G. Duczynski Gregory P. Dumas Jorge L. Ferrer Stephen A. Fruscillo Brandon H. Girard Andrew T. Hart William E. Lewis III James W. Maki Joseph F. Mazerolle Tashawn L. Moffett Patrick A. Mullaney Patrick D. O’Brien Jared M. Preston Zachary J. Renaud Walter R. Rogers Richard D. Sapia Narshaneque Stewart Randy N. Swabby David J. Swinburne Terry G. Totten Lauren P. Tower David M. Vohar James R. Walsh Jake R. Wiseman Jenny C. Yee Jason A. Young n

2 Years

Steven J. Barreto Charles W. Boone David J. Cameron Richard Czaporowski Jason M. Davis Christopher M. Doan Jason M. Dodson Bryan J. Donovan Anthony R. Fiondella Brendan A. Gerew Kyle A. Griffin Robert W. Grzyb Cristian A. Guardado Justin F. Hall

Jeremy T. Henzel Daniel A. James Justin P. Kolashuk Justin D. Kramer Kenneth M. Kramich Scott A. Krawitz Gary C. Kugler Matthew J. Lynch Timothy Macierowski Anthony J. Marshall Jake R. Montminy Jason M. Nunes Todd C. Oppelt Jason D. Place Michael P. Quilty Aidan J. Quinn Jeffery M. Reaume Derek B. Ross Brodi M. Santagata Michael W. Schmitz Nathan R. Schofield Robert J. Scott Jaime T. Smith Todd M. Sylvester Zachary T. Tracy Kristie M. Vasilchik Jason M. Weaver Kevin J. Whitehead John D. Wigren n

1 Year

Joseph B. Alex Daniel R. Allard Gregory Aubin Walter J. Augustyn Travis J. Baker Thomas R. Baude John J. Bolduc Russell L. Costick Joseph C. Dise Drew A. Divello Aaron Eicoff Mari E. Evans Jonathan B. Ferrera Edward C. Flynn Alain J. Fontaine Joshua Fumo Jacob A. Garner Brian R. Gelinas Thomas P. Giammattei Kevin J. Grandieri Adam G. Gregoire Nisa Gurz Rosanna Guzman Timothy A. Hammond Amanda C. Hansen Donald Hazzard Thomas E. Henne John F. Hogan David M. Iannuccilli Ronald E. Jewell Nolan A. Johnson

Cory A. Landi Donald E. LaRose Douglas P. Letendre Matthew T. Levesque Nicholas D. Liese John J. Lowman Joshua A. Lyon Jason M. MacLeod Daniel A. Madden Matthew S. Mahoney Janet Manchester Nicholas J. Masley Timothy P. McGinn Savannah J. Medlar Maureen J. Minton Gregory J. Morissette Michael D. Morris James J. Mosteller Kevin Newell Matthew C. Novick Staci M. Padovano Michael A. Peart Albert P. Pena John D. Pignataro James R. Pockey Charles G. Prescott Aiden G. Pressler Patrick E. Reddix Emily H. Reith Scarlet M. ReyesFernandez James M. Richards Garrett P. Riel Sage Rosado Neal L. Sabourin William J. Savola Karl D. Schroeder Erik Schutter Erica A. Sloan Alexander R. Solon Simon A. Steadman Matthew J. Tucker Daisy Velez Audie R. Walters Elizabeth C. White Steven F. Witherell Mark L. Wood


Cianbro Team Members Trade in their Steel Toe Boots for Running Shoes n

By Mack Susi

Cianbro team members competed in the 2019 America Odyssey Relay race for the fifth consecutive year in Washington, DC. Nearly 2,000 runners laced up their shoes in support of the Hope Connections for Cancer Support and Team Red, White, and Blue Charities. This year, Cianbro team members (L to R in photo above) Travis Sherman, John Garland, Mack Susi, and Jack Conlon teamed up with Wharf client, PN Hoffman, as part of a 12-person team. The relay itself consisted of running for 29 straight hours (including in the dark and through the battle of Antietam) from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Cianbro’s Wharf job site in Washington, DC, a total of 200 miles!




By Scott Tompkins

There is nothing more important to Cianbro than ensuring that our team members return home in better conditions than they came to work. As a company, we are focused on safety every day and are striving for continuous improvement. One of the tools we use to do this is our Start Strong and our Finish Strong Campaigns. In these campaigns, we focus on our fundamentals. Ensure all team members focus on their work environment and recognizing hazards through: n

• Last Minute Risk Assessment (LMRA) • Proper planning, execution, and layout of the work environment to avoid working in congested areas • Reinforcement of building good habits such as not walking backwards, keeping eyes on path of travel, awareness of hand positioning and crush points, ergonomic body positioning, and keeping up with housekeeping throughout the day. Well thought out activity plans with input from the crews that are communicated effectively and updated during the day. Pausing when the plan’s scope or risk changes. Reviewing the change to the plan and what affect the change has on hazards and controls. n

In the Start Strong Campaign to begin the year we focused on two key areas of risk that contribute to the highest number of injuries and near misses in a typical year, crush points and line of fire. At every project, we actively engaged the entire project team to raise awareness on identifying and controlling line of fire and crush point hazards. Each day for the first two weeks, we reviewed a different tool box talk related to these hazards. During week three, each su46


pervisor and crew brainstormed the top five line of fire and crush point hazards in their scope of work. As a crew they identified specific controls they would use for each of the identified hazards. This got us off to a great start, going more than 780,000 work hours without any recordable injury. To finish the year strong in 2019, we instated a Finish Strong Campaign as we did in 2018. Our finish strong plan includes 6 key areas of risk for each project to review and focus on, repeating some of the themes from the Start Strong Campaign at the beginning of the year. Each week the project will review the current focus and key activities to prevent the risk. During the week, team members will do CAPP observations (behavioral safety) focusing on the focus for the week. These observations will be reviewed at stretches each morning. THE SIX FOCUS AREAS ARE: • Driving Safety • Making Last Minute Risk Assessments a Habit • Dropped Objects – Stop the Drop • Line of Fire – Preventing “Caught In/ Struck By” Injuries

• Line of Fire – Preventing “Crush Point” injuries • Walking/Working Surfaces and Safe Access

Starting strong and finishing strong is about creating a safety culture where our team appreciations every team member willing to speak up for safety. A culture where if we have to deviate from our well thought our plans, we pause and understand the additional risks. When we look at our own job sites, what does our own culture look like? • What is the level of commitment to safety from management and supervision at all levels? • Does the message they give through their actions match what they say? • How often do we pause work and modify the activity plan? • What examples can you find where pause work authority and obligation was used? • Do we let the need to get work done negatively affect the safety of our team?

Dominion Energy Line 130 Power & Energy Market n

By Kevin Sweet

Since July 2018, members of Cianbro’s Power & Energy team have been hard at work in southern Virginia working on Dominion Energy’s Line 130 115 kV transmission project; spanning approximately 21.5 miles from the Carolina Substation in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina to the Clubhouse Substation in Emporia, Virginia. Throughout the project, utilizing both direct embeds and drilled concrete foundations, Cianbro replaced 200 wooden and steel structures with new steel structures and more than 21 miles of single circuit conductor, shield, and fiber. The project team is currently finishing up the final phase of six. During the project, team members were able to try a new “leaner” method for pulling in the wire. Cianbro commonly utilizes helicopters to pull in ropes for new wire installation but for the entirety of phase three the project team utilized the existing conductor to pull in the new one thus reducing the cost of the helicopter. The Power & Energy team has been able to strengthen its relationship with Dominion Energy over the course of the project resulting in the award of the 10 mile Yorktown to Peninsula 115KV project which began in late July 2019. The project close-out date for Line 130 is scheduled for December 2019. 4 47,642 Project Safe Hours

• Do we report near misses and act on what we learn? • Do we choose to deviate from our policies because we think we can do it safely in this situation? • What does your crew, your area, your project look like? Are we all in, every day, as leaders?

In order to have an injury-free environment where no one gets hurt and where all team members go home in better condition than they came to work, a job site culture needs to be consistent with our Beyond Zero behaviors. We must create an environment on our projects and in our crews where every team member commits to personally working safe, watching out for their co-workers, speaking up when they recognize risk, and thanking those that speak up for them. CIANBRO CHATTER


PETROCHEMICAL MODULAR PROJECT Industrial & Manufacturing n

Ben Beaulieu, Peter Malikowski, Eve Jordan

Since May 2018, the Cianbro Industrial Group (CIG) has been steadily working on a series of 60 modules for seven individual ethane cracking furnaces at the Brewer, Maine module yard. The overall project will utilize domestic natural gas byproducts to produce plastic for manufacturing use, primarily in the United States. Cianbro was specifically selected due to our ability to perform work safely along with the client’s past positive experience with the quality of our work. The ethane cracking furnaces are considered to be a hazardous part of the new facility driving the client’s strict attention to quality at the Cianbro module yard. To date, Cianbro has worked approximately 837,000 work hours with another 560,000 work hours performed by Cianbro subsidiary, Starcon as well as Northeastern Insulation Services (NIS), Northeastern Scaffolding Services (NSS), and other subcontractors. The project is complete as of the end of November 2019. All of the 60 modules have been shipped down the Penobscot River to their final destination at the project site



along the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania. The project scope captures the full range of the CIG’s skillset, including structural work, pipe, hydropneumatic testing, electrical/instrumentation, field coating, and insulation. Support crews include a large logistical presence in the yard as well as scaffolding and weatherization crews from Starcon and NSS. All trades have been very busy as the scope of the project has grown significantly at the request of the client who would prefer to perform more work in our module yard to minimize complications to the overall schedule at the project location.

Unique Challenges

Cianbro has faced several unique challenges throughout the duration of this project, including material procurement, significant scope growth, and build schedule resequencing. Cianbro has worked diligently with the client to overcome these challenges. As material needs and construction scope changed and grew, the Brewer team enlisted the help of several other groups within The Cianbro Companies. To help with the scope and material growth, Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation took on a portion of the new work. By moving part of the scope off-site, the project team was able to focus largely on the original scope while the fabrication team in Pittsfield worked in parallel to reduce the schedule impact. L to R: Laura Henry, Debora Grignon, and Laura Breingan

Lean Initiatives

Several months into the project, Cianbro was asked to evaluate resequencing the scope of work in order to optimize the client’s overall project schedule. The new sequence would require more modules to be constructed and stored simultaneously. The yard was evaluated for creative ways to achieve this. To help meet the new schedule, Starcon team members were mobilized to support most trades, especially insulation.

On a project of this size, there are many opportunities for continuous improvement and implementing Lean initiatives. The project team has been diligent in looking for new and innovative ways to conquer obstacles and improve efficiency. One such example is from our structural and yard teams. The project requires three modules per furnace (21 total with three miles of seal weld each) to be constructed of panels. These panels are then seal welded to form the radiant fire box of the furnace. As these panels were not prepped from the fabrication yard, the structural team completed the weld prep either after or just prior to erection at Cianbro’s module construction site. This action took a great deal of time and space to lay out the panels which interfered with other simultaneous operations on the pad. After some discussion, the structural team placed their order to the yard crew with enough time to allow the panels to be prepped for weld while in the laydown area, reducing pad congestion and a great deal of effort from the erection and welding teams. The piping teams also found that pushing production work from the construction site to a controlled environment improved efficiency and quality. Fabrication tents were set up to combine received spools into larger systems that can be installed in the modules. As a result, the welding reject rate was an impressive 3.8 percent, performing 100-percent x-ray welds. There have been many other improvements in the team’s on-site efficiency, including all-in-one mobile hydro-testing trailers that allow the hydro team to move efficiently from module to module across the site; performing insulation cladding fabrication and pre-cut insulation away from installation areas to reduce congestion; pull planning the voyage micro schedules; and implementing Lean observation cards with the electrical team. The project team made major strides in improving efficiency from day one. Although the initiatives may not have been specifically labeled, the underlying mentality has been “how can we do better tomorrow than we did today.” CIANBRO CHATTER


Engaged Corporate Citizen Social Responsibility n

By Courtney Dufour

As an engaged corporate citizen, Cianbro is committed to conducting business in a socially, economically, and environmentally responsible manner. Every day Cianbro strives to make a positive, sustainable impact within the communities our team members live and work. For over 70 years, this commitment has been supported by Cianbro’s proven record of meeting the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. For our continued efforts as an engaged corporate citizen, Cianbro has been recognized and honored by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) as an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) for our commitment to excellence in construction, our workforce, and the communities we help build. The AQC program is a third-party 50


Cianbro takes pride in knowing that the projects we build help our clients succeed, conserve energy, and strengthen communities. Additionally, and equally as important as supporting our clients and strengthening communities, Cianbro is committed to the development of our workforce – we understand they are our greatest asset.

national accreditation process that certifies construction firms through a stringent and thorough set of criteria demonstrating a firm’s commitment to quality in five key areas of corporate responsibility, including quality, safety, training, employee benefits, and community relations. AQC members proudly set the construction-industry standard as high performing, ethical contractors and members of their communities. Annual recertification is required to ensure all participants uphold and maintain the rigorous set of AQC standards. Cianbro earned this recognition for our excellent safety performance, a strong record of investment in a talented

and well-educated workforce, diverse leadership, and community service. Cianbro is committed to delivering clients with high-quality services while providing team members the freedom to work, grow, and prosper within the parameters of a merit-based construction market. Cianbro takes pride in knowing that the projects built help clients succeed, conserve energy, and strengthen communities. Additionally, and equally as important as supporting clients and strengthening communities, Cianbro is committed to the development of our workforce – we understand they are our greatest asset.


Hector Township Pennsylvania Power & Energy Market n

By the Site Team

The Big Level Wind project in Westfield, Pennsylvania in short, is 25 GE 3.6 megawatt wind turbines that are now erected and will be complete by the end of 2019. Wind turbines are getting bigger and taller and these that Cianbro has erected are currently the tallest wind towers in North America. The Big Level Wind project kicked off in February 2018 with clearing and grubbing of approximately 200 acres of forest on 2 separate mountaintops followed by construction of nine miles of 36 foot wide crane roads. Then in summer of 2018 we erected a concrete batch plant on the site and placed 25 foundations consisting of 620 cubic yards each. Then in early Spring 2019, Cianbro mobilized our MLC 300 crane with 260 feet of boom to “bottom” the lower three towers as well as our 715-ton MLC 650 with almost 500 feet of boom to “top-out” the top three towers, nacelle, and blades. The unloading and erecting of these “super load” components required us to perform capacity picks at several pad sites every day. The heaviest lift was the nacelle at 242,000 pounds with rigging that was hoisted to 430 feet up to set on top of the 6 section tower. The trickiest picks were the 220’ long blades that each were placed into the hub at 430 feet above ground. These picks are very delicate in normal wind conditions but at such heights they required detailed planning and tagline management. The cranes traveled between the tower sites but due to the roads permitted, we were required to perform 2 partial and 2 full breakdowns and moves to re-setup the cranes to continue erecting.

In order to collect the 90 megawatts of power generated by the wind turbines, Cianbro persevered through tough conditions – both rain and a harsh winter – to complete a 34.5 kV collector substation and a 115 kV switchyard. The project team worked closely to coordinate with First Energy (Utility) to commission the switchyard and as a result, received high remarks for quality work and attention to detail. Cianbro’s Transmission and Distribution team remobilized for the 2019 season to complete approximately two miles of doublecircuit and 1.5 miles of single-circuit overhead line through rugged terrain to connect the turbines to the collector substation. Then to get the generated electric power from the turbines to the T-line, the underground collector is comprised of three large conductor cables, a ground wire, and fiber that is trenched and backfilled along the roads. Cianbro placed 45,000 linear feet of buried cables in parallel with turbine erection to connect all turbines to the grid. After the 450 heavy crane lifts were completed to assemble the turbines, Cianbro with the help of 2 subcontractors, performed the up-tower wiring, mechanical work, and cleanup to turn over the units to General Electric for final commissioning to produce power. All the while construction continued, one huge challenge was the road maintenance and BMP’s (silt socks, sediment ponds and other “best management practice”) to control rain water and preserve and protect the pristine waterways surrounding the entire project. This was a full time job for several crews and subs. The Big Level Wind project is scheduled to take a winter break and then complete by the mid-2020 with the final planting and road finish surface. Although a tall order, Cianbro rose to the high demands of this challenging project by regularly working days and nights and 7 days per week. Thanks to all who supported the challenging project. CIANBRO CHATTER



SARAH MILDRED LONG Infrastructure Market n

By Cianbro

Since completing the $162 million Sarah Mildred Long (SML) Bridge Replacement in Kittery, Maine, Cianbro received eight impressive awards for this project: three from the Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) New Hampshire / Vermont Chapter, three from Engineering News Record’s (ENR) New England Chapter, one from Associated General Contractor’s (AGC) Maine Chapter and one from the Post Tensioning Institute (PTI). In April 2019, Cianbro was one of only five construction companies to receive a Build Maine Award from AGC. The SML Bridge Replacement was recognized in the bridge division for its innovation, uniqueness, and complexity. Immediately following the Build Maine Award, Cianbro received even more recognition in May when the SML Bridge Replacement received an Award of Excellence in the bridges category from PTI. This award is given to the top project in each category that demonstrates excellence in post-tensioning applications. Major evaluation factors included creativity, innovation, ingenuity, cost-effectiveness, functionality, constructability, and aesthetics. Additionally, Cianbro received Best Project, Excellence in Safety and Project of the Year awards in the Infrastructure category from ENR’s New England chapter. The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge project was evaluated based on the ability to overcome challenges, innovative



L to R: Mathew Foster, Peter Malikowski, Ernest Kilbride, Joseph Foley (retired), Keith Anderson, Michael Franck, and Alan Fisher

safety programs, construction quality and craftsmanship, and contribution to the industry and community. ABC awarded Cianbro with the Best Practices – Community Service, Excellence in Construction and Chairman’s – Best of the Best awards from the New Hampshire / Vermont chapter. The project was evaluated based on innovative construction challenges and solutions as well as safety metrics. Due to being selected for the Excellence in Construction award at the New Hampshire / Vermont chapter, the SML project is currently in the running for the ABC National level Excellence in Construction award. Not only did we successfully construct a quality project worthy of recognition, but Cianbro’s own project team members were also deservedly recognized for their significant safety milestone achievements throughout the project. In particular, Cianbro Safety Manager, Mike Franck, received a Safe-

ty Leadership Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Connecticut in 2017 for his outstanding leadership in ensuring a safe workplace. PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS • In excess of 20 subcontractors and 185 team members working simultaneously on site, the project was completed with more than 660,000 safe hours, only one recordable injury, and zero lost time incidents • Nearly 500 tower segments were precast on site • More than 40,000 cubic yards of concrete • Nearly 8,000,000 pounds of rebar

• More than 300 miles of post-tensioning strand

• The majority of the work was performed off temporary work trestles and barges, including the erection of the tower segments

DESIGN DETAILS • A steel lift span supported by four precast concrete towers • Precast balanced cantilever approach spans and vertical lift towers, which resulted in a shortened construction schedule

• Concrete piers supported by drilled shaft foundations or spread footings on some of the approach piers • Lift span operated by a modified tower drive system, with the operating machinery at the base of the towers

PROJECT INNOVATIONS • Cianbro’s temporary work trestle provided the best possible access to the approaches and tower footings. The use of the trestle to get concrete and materials directly to the work area greatly improved productivity on the project. • Precast tub sections were used as a stay-in-place form for the vertical lift tower footings. The sections were hung from eight drilled shafts and filled with concrete. Unlike traditional castin-place footings, building the tower footings with precast tubs eliminated the need to build a soffit form as well

as vertical formwork in the river, which greatly decreased the duration. • Cianbro utilized the first internal spud pocket in a Flexifloat barge. Traditional external spud pockets were not equipped to handle the forces generated by the drill rig to install the drilled shafts. As a result, Cianbro teamed up with Flexifloat to develop the internal spud pocket with great success. • Cianbro developed the tripping frame to ship over height approach segments over the road. Due to the depth of the first few segments in each span, it was not possible to deliver vertical pre-cast segments over the road and to the site. The original plan to ship by rail was also not feasible due to changing circumstances with the rail line. As a result, Cianbro developed the tripping frame. The segments were flipped on their sides at the precast yard and then shipped to the site horizontally. Once on site, Cianbro lifted the horizontal segments into the tripping frame and flipped them to their correct vertical position.

cast, tower precast, and steel lift span sections. The sync-hoists are large hydraulic pistons that are controlled with great accuracy from the ground. This allowed the erection crews to perfectly align the precast and steel sections prior to joining them to previously placed segments. This improved production and reduced risk in damaging the segments when erecting.

The new Sarah Mildred Long (SML) Bridge brings a fresh look to the Route 1 bypass, which provides a critical link between the communities of Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The new bridge will allow for 68 percent fewer expected openings, which will significantly reduce traffic congestion, especially in the summer when recreational boating is popular on the Piscataqua River. Cianbro’s goal for the SML replacement was to positively affect Maine’s economy and local stakeholders, which was accomplished by the utilization of local subcontractors and suppliers. 4 663,664 Project Safe Hours

• The project team utilized the sync-hoist system for erecting the approach pre-

rook, Pete Vigue, L to R: Kaven Philb and Michael Franck Kaven Philbrook (left) and

PTI President Todd Steven


WEX Corporate World Headquarters Building Market n

By Spencer Seiferth

Cianbro’s completion of the new WEX Inc. (WEX) Corporate World Headquarters located in the Old Port waterfront landscape of Portland, Maine is one of the first signs for visitors and locals alike that the historic landscape is changing. Although opinions vary on the modern touch that the building brings to an area known for its brick buildings and cobbled streets, it also showcases how Portland is growing while maintaining its Maine roots. WEX, similar to Cianbro, is a Maine company that will now welcome over 400 of its employees to Portland, Maine. After breaking ground in October 2017, the WEX Corporate World Headquarters received its certificate of occupancy in February 2019. The new 116,000-square-foot steel frame building includes concrete paver decks and a nearly all glass façade. Some of the highlighted features of this building include: • A massive television wall in the main entrance vestibule



• A board room on the fourth floor with a striking conference table

• Stunning stone tile flooring coupled with stained oak wood walls and ceiling in the elevator lobbies • An accessible 20,000-square-foot roof deck overlooking the Portland Harbor

• A 700-gallon saltwater aquarium in the break room

Over the course of this project, Cianbro’s innovative management team including Project Manager Brian Larsen,

Project Superintendent Spencer Seiferth, Project Engineer William Grover, Safety Manager Justin Ladd, and Field Superintendent Nathaniel Martin successfully maneuvered multiple challenges. The waterfront location presented not only logistical hurdles with limited laydown space and job site access but also challenges with pedestrian control and minimizing the impact on the surrounding community. With tourist season in full swing, the project team collaborated

with the City of Portland to develop logistic plans that would not only reduce the impact to visitors and locals but also allow for the efficient flow of work. Additionally, Cianbro and our subcontractor team utilized Lean techniques such as “Nothing Hits the Floor” to aid in material management, work efficiency, and a safer work environment. Throughout the duration of the project, the site remained clean and organized through the use of just-in-time deliveries only and material storage locations (“parking spots”) for subcontractors. Not only were Lean practices utilized through field coordination, but they were also used in planning and designing the project. The partnership between Cianbro, the owner, the tenant (WEX), and the design team, allowed for the work to be developed and designed with input from the main mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) subcontractors who were implementing the work. The new WEX Corporate World Headquarters building was completed in the spring and has received numerous words of praise and gratitude from the WEX employees now working there. Learning from the challenges faced on the WEX Headquarters project, Cianbro is prepared and excited to continue our work while building relationships with and supporting the development of the Portland area.




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