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Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

1. Transwestern Pipeline Location: Northern Arizona Construction Cost: $957 million Started: March 2008 Target Completion: March 2009 Owner: Transwestern Pipeline Co. Design/Engineers: AMEC Paragon; Mustang Engineering; Universal Ensco General Contractor: Rockford Corp.; Gregory & Cook Meter Stations Contractor: Arizona Pipeline An additional 500 million cu ft of natural gas per day will flow to metro Phoenix through this new 258-mi pipeline from its San Juan mainline in Ash Fork to Pinal County. The route was cleared and graded, then trenches were excavated following topography to allow at least 3 ft of cover. Comprised of 105,000 tons of 36- and 42in. steel pipe made in Italy, the pipeline was then assembled using mechanized welding, hydraulically bending and weld-

ing the steel from within. The pipe was coated with fusion-bonded epoxy and low-

ered into place. Crews were able to lay up to 2 mi of pipe a day. >>


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2. Phoenix Children’s Hospital Remodel, New Patient Tower, Garage and Central Plant Location: Phoenix Construction Cost: $420 million Started: February 2008 Target Completion: Late 2012 Owner: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Design Firm: HKS Architects Construction Manager at Risk: Kitchell Engineers/Design Consultants: Evans Kuhn Associates; CCRD Subcontractors: Kovach; KT Fabrication; Sun Valley Masonry; Schuff Steel; University Mechanical; Delta Diversified Enterprises; Buesing Corp. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is expanding to become one of the country’s largest pediatric hospitals. The project includes six major components on a 30-acre site: 12-level 765,000-

sq-ft hospital tower, 180,000 sq ft of renovation, a stand-alone 30,000-sq-ft loading dock/central plant connected by a tunnel to the tower and three parking garages totaling 1,750 spaces. The tower is structural steel with concrete slab on metal deck. The parking garages are

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post-tension and precast concrete. Delivered in phases with the first garage already complete, major milestones include the completion of the central plant next month, the tower completion in May 2011 and the final component - the renovation - in 2012. >>


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3. Talking Stick Resort Location: Scottsdale Construction Cost: $400 million Started: January 2008 Target Completion: June 2010 Owner: Casino Arizona Design Firm: FFKR General Contractor: Chanen Construction Co. Inc. Subcontractors: Kinetic Systems, Inc.; Schuff Steel Co.; Hardrock Concrete Placement; ISEC, Inc.; Western States Fire Protection; Au Authum Ki Construction; Tpac; Integrated Electrical Services; Performance Contracting Inc. This newest addition to Casino Arizona Resort & Spa, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, includes a new hotel tower, casino addition and conference center. The 15-story tower includes 497 deluxe rooms, a 13,000-sq-ft spa, 240,000 sq ft of gaming space and over 100,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor conference space, including a 24,000sq-ft ballroom.

Other amenities include eight restaurants including a high-end restaurant on the 15th floor offering 360-degree

views of the Valley, 750-seat showroom, sports bar, multiple lounges and an elaborate pool area.

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Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

4. PHX Sky Train Location: Phoenix Construction Cost: $310 million Started: June 2008 Target Completion: December 2012 Owner: City of Phoenix Design Firm: Lea + Elliott Inc. General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Engineer: Gannett Fleming Subcontractors: America’s Contracting; BCS Enterprises; CS&W Contractors; CT Price; Diamond Ridge; GPRS; JFK Electric; Kovach; LP Steel; Rapid Recovery; Richardson Contracting; Sentinel Fence Co.; Sonoran Environmental; United Civil Group; Royden Construction Co.; Corrpro Companies; RGB Construction Co.; Hoque and Associates; United Civil Group The first stage of the new automated train system for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, named the PHX Sky Train, includes the construction of 12,000 lineal ft of guideway and three

stations to accommodate the new automated train. The guideway, 9,000 ft of which are elevated, will link three stations including one at Terminal 4, another at the east economy parking lot and the third connecting to the City’s new Metro Light Rail. The guideway includes

a crossing over Taxiway R that will span nearly 350 ft at an elevation of approxitmately 100 ft overhead. The construction of the automated train also includes the relocation of the current east economy lot toll plaza, relocation of new utilities and new access roads. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

5. ADOA 4,000 Public Prison Beds Location: Perryville, Tucson and Yuma Construction Cost: $185 million Started: September 2008 Target Completion: December 2009 Owner: Arizona Department of Corrections PHOTO BY MIKE BROWN

Design Firm: Arrington Watkins Architects General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Inc. Subcontractors: Delta Diversified Enterprises; Berg Electric; HACI Mechanical; Midstate Mechanical; Castle Steel; Fleming West; Mountain Power; Riggs Companies; Suntec Concrete This project encompasses 4,000 beds of minimum security prison expansions throughout Arizona, with 2,000 beds in Yuma and 1,000 beds each in Tucson and Perryville. The facilities include water storage at Tucson and Perryville and a water and wastewater treatment plant in Yuma. The facilities include complex kitchens, education and administration buildings.

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Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

6. Wild Horse Pass Resort Location: Chandler Construction Cost: $172 million Started: August 2008 Target Completion: October 2009 Owner: Gila River Band of Mission Indians Design Firm: JCJ Architecture General Contractor: Kitchell Engineers/Consultants: Caruso Turley Scott; Chavez Grieves; WH Pacific; Urban Earth Design Subcontractors: AmFab Inc.; Bergelectric Corp.; Bros. Masonry Corp.; Hunter Contracting; Interstate Mechanical Corp.; Mirage Plastering; Star Roofing; Suntec Concrete Inc.; Top Flite Construction; Tpac; Trainor Glass Co. This new 400,000-sq-ft casino/hotel will offer guests 1,300 machines, 48 table games, a 24-table poker room, a high-limit area and a dedicated nonsmoking slot area. The facility will provide a wide range of amenities including a 120-seat food court, a contemporary diner, Asian fusion restaurant and a fine dining steakhouse. The complex will provide a number of entertainment choices, including a live performance lounge, a sports bar and a 1,000-seat theater venue for live concert

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events with a seating capacity of over 1,000 guests that can also be transformed into a dynamic nightclub.

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The new 10-story hotel/conference center includes 250 rooms and suites with a 11,600-sq-ft conference center. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

7. 91st Avenue UP05 Expansion A & B Location: Phoenix Construction Cost: $148.7 million Started: February 2008 Target Completion: March 2010 (A); July 2010 (B) Owner: City of Phoenix Design Firm: Malcolm Pirnie Inc.; Black & Veatch General Contractor: PCL Construction Inc. (A); McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. (B) Engineers/Design Consultants: Nabar Stanley Brown; Greeley & Hanen Subcontractors: Ludvik Electric; Felix Construction; CS&W Contractors PCL’s project A includes a new unified pump station to convey secondary effluent from Plant 1, 2 and 3, UP01 and UP05 to the future Tres Rios Wetlands. In addition, crews will add effluent conveyance piping, new sludge thickening facilities and improvements to the uni-

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fied plant chlorine disinfection. McCarthy’s project B involves a 37.5 mgd wastewater treatment plant expansion to the existing 91st Avenue WWTP. The construction includes a grit influent

and effluent channel, grit cyclone, grit washer, a primary influent channel and primary influent splitter structure, as well as sedimentation basins and sludge pumps. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

8. I-17 Widening, Loop 101 to S.R. 74 Location: North of Phoenix Construction Cost: $142.2 million Started: February 2008 Target Completion: January 2010 Owner: ADOT Design: Parsons Transportation Group; Stanley Consultants General Contractors: Pulice Construction; Meadow Valley Contractors Subcontractors: Roadway Electric; McNeil Bros; Contractors West; Hunter Guard Rail & Fence; Straight Line Utilities; Case Foundations; Consolidated Rebar; Royden Construction; Highway Tech; Howe Precast This area of Interstate 17 north of the Loop 101 Interchange is being widened to the Carefree Highway to double the lanes and provide improved interchanges. Meadow Valley is completing the section from Loop 101 to Jomax Road.

The 5-mi project reconstructs the existing I-17 lanes and adds one generalpurpose and one HOV lane of concrete pavement topped by rubberized asphalt in each direction. A center-median wall is being constructed. The contract also reconstructs the Deer Valley Road interchange, frontage roads and box culverts as well as widens

the bridges over Loop 101. On the 4-mi Jomax Road to Carefree Highway section, Pulice will add in each direction two rubberized-asphalt-on-concrete lanes, one general purpose and one HOV, as well as a center-median wall. They will also widen two CAP bridges, install drainage culverts and build multiple new bridges and interchanges.


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

9. Sagewood Location: North Phoenix Construction Cost: $140 million Started: October 2008 Target Completion: May 2010 Owner: LCS Development LLC Design Firm: Todd & Associates General Contractor: The Weitz Co. Engineers/Design Consultants: LSW Engineers Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete; Schuck & Sons Framing; Diversified Interiors; Pete King Construction; E&K; Phoenix Pipelines; Wilson Electric; GSL Electric; RKS Plumbing; Sun Valley Masonry; Diversified Builders This multi-phase retirement community blends Southwest themes and picturesque architecture with state of the art elements, finishes and services. Sagewood’s first phase on the southeast half of the 67 acre site features approximately 905,100 sq ft of construction.

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Two buildings will house the Wellness and Community Center and will tie in directly to the other two main buildings containing the 294-unit independent living facility. Also included to the north is a three-story assisted living and skilled

nursing facility. There are 24 single-story duplex-style casita units and four villas encasing 32 two-story quadruplexes. Landscaping, central rotunda, portecochere, exterior plazas, lap pool and spa rounds out this first phase. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

10. Classic Residence at Silverstone Location: Scottsdale Construction Cost: $128 million Started: February 2008 Target Completion: March 2010 Owner: The Plaza Cos. Design Firm: Davis General Contractor: Summit Builders Subcontractors: B&F Contracting; CDS Framing; DeSantis; Helix Electric; Midstate Mechanical; Noble Steel; Park West Landscape; PentaCor; Progressive Roofing; RCI Systems; Riggs Cos.; SEC Electrical; Sun Valley Masonry; Suntec Concrete; Total Metals This 624,000-sq-ft continuing care retirement community is located on a 35-acre campus in North Scottsdale on the site of the former Rawhide Western Town, just north of the developer’s previous project Grayhawk. With lush landscaping and plenty of water features, the development includes

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the 426,000-sq-ft, four-story Palazzo Grande, providing 203 independent living units and a subterranean parking structure. The community also includes the 53,000-sq-ft Care Center with 48 units that provides assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care.

Additionally, 67 stand-alone villas are being constructed. Amenities include formal and casual dining, heated indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, library, theater, 18-hole golf putting course and art studio. Approximately 66% complete, the project is currently on schedule.


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

11. Deer Valley Water Treatment Plant East Basins Location: Phoenix Construction Cost: $120.6 million Started: March 2008 Target Completion: February 2011 Owner: City of Phoenix Design Firm: Wilson Engineers General Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos. Engineers/Design Consultants: Malcolm Pirnie; Nabar Stanley Brown Subcontractors: Ames Construction; CS&W Contractors; Ludvik Electric; Endo Steel; Schnabel Foundation; Cemex; TDIndustries; Tpac This 100 mgd East Basins Plant is in the middle of the existing water treatment plant. The new plant consists of a pre-sedimentation basins, rapid mix basins, sand ballasted flocculation basins, GAC

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filter adsorbers, and the east basins electrical building. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

12. Goodyear Spring Training Baseball Stadium Location: Goodyear Construction Cost: $108 million Started: December 2007 Target Completion: August 2009 Owner: City of Goodyear Design Firm: HOK Sport General Contractor: Barton Malow Co. Engineers/Design Consultants: A.V. Schwan & Associates; Terra Sport Subcontractors: Corbins Electric; Siteworks; Code One Construction; Kovach; West Coast Netting; Kern Masonry This project’s first phase included the Clevelend Indians’ 42,873-sq-ft development complex, practice fields and clubhouse. Phase two, the main public ballpark with 8,000 fixed seats, added a home plate building that rises three stories with a team shop, restrooms and concessions occupying the ground floor, suites on the second and an 80-person party deck on the third.

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A two-story right-field building has a party deck with bar on top and a lower level opening to the ball field that houses two clubhouses, a batting tunnel and laundry facilities.

A third phase was later added to construct the Cincinatti Reds’ 43,000-sq-ft clubhouse with six full-size practice ball fields, two half fields and numerous batting tunnels.


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13. The Musical Instrument Museum Location: Phoenix Construction Cost: $100 million Started: April 2008 Target Completion: Summer 2009 Owner: The Musical Instrument Museum Design Firm: RSP Architects General Contractor: Ryan Companies Engineers/Design Consultants: MBJ Subcontractors: Riggs Contracting; Delta Diversified Enterprises; W.D. Manor Mechancial Contractors; ISEC; Alliance Fire Protection; Walters & Wolf; KT Fabrication; Sun Valley Masonry; Target Roofing; Fabco Metal Products; Able Steel; Progressive Concrete; ISS Grounds Control This two-level, 180,000-sq-ft structure of modern sandstone forms will house 5,000 musical instruments from around the world in displays showcasing objects from royal heirlooms to family folk treasures. As visitors walk past the displays, wirelessly transmitted audio signals will be synchronized with video of the instruments being played in their cultural contexts, creating a vivid visual and aural performance of the instruments on view.

Designed in a simple ‘C’ shape and surrounded by native plantings and natural arroyos, MIM harmonizes with its 20-acre desert site on the northern edge of Phoenix. The building contains two

levels of galleries, a gift shop, dining spaces and a 300-seat performance theater. This innovative cultural treasure is being completed using BIM-Revit. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

14. Banner Health Corporate Center Mesa Location: Mesa Construction Cost: $96 million Started: April 2008 Target Completion: August 2009 Owner: Banner Health System Design Firm: Gensler General Contractor: Holder Construction Co. Engineers/Design Consultants: Mazzetti & Associates, Bridgers & Paxton Subcontractors: Bel Aire Mechanical; Delta Diversified Enterprises; Climatec Building Technologies; Coreslab Structures; D.A.B Painting; Dickens Quality Demolition; Spectra Contract Flooring; Triad Steel Services; Western States Fire Protection; Sun Valley Masonry; Suntec Concrete This project includes a greenfield data center and renovatations to convert an existing medical center into a corporate

office center. Along with the 350,000 existing sq ft of hospital space, the usage of a tower was also added to increase the space. Another key element of the project consisted of expanding an existing microbiology lab. The renovated space required demolition of an entire floor’s

interior space. The 65,000-sq-ft Tier III data center includes 25,000 sq ft of raised floor and houses three 2,000 kw engine generators, six 750 kva UPS modules, three 800 ton centrifugal chillers and sixtyfour CRAH units.


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15. Banner Ironwood Medical Center Location: Queen Creek Construction Cost: $82 million Started: April 2008 Target Completion: September 2009 Owner: Banner Health Design Firm: SmithGroup General Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos. Engineers/Design Consultants: Paragon Structural Design; Dibble Engineering; JJR|Floor Subcontractors: W.D. Manor Mechanical; Wilson Electric; Schuff Steel; Walters & Wolf; Rhino Masonry; Kovach; Pete King This 233,000-sq-ft project includes a five-story patient tower plus a diagnostic and treatment building for imaging and surgery. It includes an 18-bay emergency department with a basement and modular central plant.

The 24-bed start-up facility has the ability to grow to 82 beds without any building expansion. Eventually, the facility can

grow to 500+ beds with the incremental addition of patient towers and expansion of the diagnostic and treatment areas. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

16. I-10 Widening, Sarival Ave to S.R. 101 Location: Phoenix Construction Cost: $80.6 million Started: January 2008 Target Completion: May 2009 Owner: ADOT Design Firm: ADOT General Contractor: Pulice Construction Inc. Subcontractors: Carlson Masonry; Roadway Electric; Specialized Services Co.; WSP Inc.; Royden Construction; McNeil Brothers; Combs Construction; ADRA Contracting The widening of Interstate 10 between Loop 101 and Interstate 17 is intended to improve traffic flow in the West Valley and is funded with the half-cent sales tax under the voter-approved Proposition 400. The Sarival Ave. to Loop 101 phase adds one general purpose and one highoccupancy vehicle lane in each direction, with bridges widened at each of the crossroads. Three general purpose lanes currently exist between Dysart Road and Loop 101, with two general purpose lanes between Sarival Avenue and Dysart Road. The project also includes a new traffic interchange at Bullard Avenue.


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

17. Tucson Data Center Location: Tucson Construction Cost: $79.5 million Started: February 2008 Target Completion: December 2008 Design Firm: SmithGroup General Contractor: Howard S. Wright Constructors Engineers/Design Consultants: Alfa Tech Cambridge Group; Dibble Engineering Subcontractors: Integrated Support Systems; Kazal Fire Protection; Progressive Roofing; Rosendin Electric; Sun Mechanical Contracting; Gale Insulation Featuring extensive use of building information modeling, this is the third phase for the 100,000-sq-ft data center. Crews added 19,000 sq ft of raised flooring space, 14,500 sq ft of future data center infrastructure, and a new 11,500-sq-ft mezzanine. The project also included all mechanical and electrical work, an

upgraded foundation, a mechanical plant with cooling towers and a 46 kw substation for utility power. HSW built a new generator enclosure for 11, 2000-kw gen-

erators, five of which were installed in phase three. The project is targeting LEED gold. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

18. Scottsdale CAP Water Treatment Plant Expansion Location: Scottsdale Construction Cost: $77.7 million Started: Jan. 2007 (overall); Jan. 2008 (phase 4) Target Completion: March 2010 Owner: City of Scottsdale Design Firm: Malcolm Pirnie Inc General Contractor: Archer Western Contractors Engineers/Design Consultants: Separation Processes Inc. Subcontractors: MGC Contractors; DYK Inc.; KSK Electric, Rhino Masonry, Diversified Interiors, S&H Engineering, Murphy Coatings Inc. This project was divided into several phases: Phase one includes construction of a 6-million-gal, post-tensioned reservoir along with interconnecting pipe to existing reservoirs. Phase two includes a new 66-in. raw water transmission

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main, pretreatment facilities, chemical feed systems and raw water meter vaults. The final phase includes a new 20 mgd expansion of the existing plant

with the capability to expand to 50 mgd. This phase includes a pressure membrane facility and dissolved air filtration facility. Systems include pressure membranes, compressors, blowers, chemical feed and storage systems, backwash and neutralization systems, electrical equipment, associated analytical equipment and control centers.


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19. U.S. 93, Hoover DamKingman Highway Location: Mohave County, 53 miles N. of Kingman Construction Cost: $71.3 million Started: December 2008 Target Completion: December 2010 Owner: ADOT Engineers: AMEC; AZTEC; ADOT General Contractor: FNF Construction, Inc. Subcontractors: Carlson Masonry; DBA Construction; Royden Construction; Pacific Coast Steel; Serrano Painting; Howe Precast; Kelton Construction This ADOT project includes approximately 15 miles beginning at milepost 2.36 south to milepost 17.35. Construction will consist of building a two-lane roadway that is parallel to the existing two-lane roadway. The work also includes milling existing asphaltic concrete pavement, construction of new

asphaltic concrete pavement, new box culverts, installation of pipe culverts, embankment curb, downdrains, spillways, guardrail and fence, mainline bridge widening, construction of two

new mainline bridges and signage. This project includes the construction of three unique wildlife crossing bridges for around 400 big horn sheep that live in the area. >>


Southwest Contractor 2008 Top Projects Arizona

20. Hualapai Mountain Medical Center Location: Kingman Construction Cost: $70 million Started: May 2008 Target Completion: October 2009 Owner: MedCath Design Firm: HKS Architects General Contractor: Lott Bros. Construction Co. Engineers/Design Consultants: CCRD; Lopez/Garcia Subcontractors: Colvin Electric; Cobb Mechanical; Desert Construction; Walker Electric; Vision Landscaping; Hard Rock Concrete; Sunshine Concrete; Canyon State Enterprises Built on a 31-acre greenfield site near historic Route 66, this medical center provides a needed general acute care hospital for the growing city of Kingman. The approximately 200,000-sq-ft tower includes 70 beds and is shelled for 36

additional beds. The hospital also has a 24/7 emergency room with 22 beds, heart services, inpatient and outpatient services, an ICU unit, full imaging services and laboratory areas. The four-story building is cast-in-place concrete with precast concrete on the

ground floor. Energy-efficient components include double-pane windows. The faรงade incorporates natural colors such as terra cotta, beige and sand hues. Diagnostic and treatment areas are grouped to provide efficient flow for patient and materials transport. <<


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