Stantec Inspects Bridges in Three States
Stantec is providing bridge inspection services for three state departments of transportation—Nevada, Colorado and North Dakota. The firm’s inspection teams are working to ensure that the states’ bridges are safe for the traveling public.
Stantec teams are performing detailed inspections using industrial rope access, non-destructive testing and drone technology with advanced camera, video and sensor technology, among other methods. The firm has deployed experts and equipment from four different states to complete the inspections.
Stantec is providing the Nevada Dept. of Transportation with more than 2,000 bridge inspections in addition to load-rating services. The Colorado DOT has asked Stantec for a statewide inspection of minor bridges, overhead signs, high-mast lights and traffic signals. The evaluation work requires confined space access techniques and advanced, non-destructive testing of steel elements using magnetic particle and ultrasound methodologies.
NDOT and CDOT are both long-standing clients with Stantec. Inspections in North Dakota started in April, and work for CDOT and NDOT got underway in late summer. Contract durations range from two to five years.
Renovation Transforms Aging Phoenix Office Into Progressive Workspace
A team led by architecture firm Studio Ma and including developer George Oliver and RSG Builders has renovated a 1989 Phoenix office building for CASA, a global provider of shared workspaces. The project transformed the 181,000-sq-ft Spanish-style office layout into creative workspaces supported with wellness amenities.
Organized around two central “relaxation courtyards,” with water features and shaded outdoor seating, are an indoor-outdoor lounge with games, an onsite wellness center with a yoga room and a cutting-edge fitness center with individual showers. Nearby is a meditation room, a library, a 60-seat training center and a shaded dog park.
Black steel details, exposed ceilings and ample natural light reinforce the progressive co-working environment, part of the Uptown neighborhood in Phoenix.
SR Construction Named GC for Henderson Hospital Expansion
Las Vegas-based SR Construction has been named general contractor for the six-story patient tower at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nev. The $150-million structure will add 93 beds to the facility, with an additional 84 beds included in expansion plans. Also part of Phase 1 is the addition of 36 medical and surgical beds and relocation of an observation nursing unit, increasing its capacity to 33 beds. The tower is expected to open in late 2021.
New Rosendin Foundation Supports Nonprofits Via Grants, Volunteers
Rosendin Holdings Inc. has established the Rosendin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses financial grants and volunteer work to help communities. The foundation partners with community-focused nonprofits in 17 regions across the U.S. Its launch included a donation of $42,500 to food banks in communities where Rosendin and MPS employees work and live. The donations provided nearly 170,000 meals.
Starting in early 2021, Rosendin says the foundation will provide financial grants of up to $50,000 per organization biannually and emergency financial grants on an as-needed basis, up to $2,500 per organization per year. Funding for those comes primarily from contributions made by Rosendin Holdings as well as the company’s employees, retirees and Rosendin Foundation fundraisers.
NDOT Awards US Highway 95 Improvement Work in Nevada’s Nye County
The Nevada Dept. of Transportation recently awarded a $17.1-million contract to Road and Highway Builders LLC to improve a 32-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 in the state’s Nye County.
“This state-funded project will greatly enhance a critical stretch of rural freeway, creating a smoother, more efficient and safer traveling experience.”
– Tony Illia, Spokesman, NDOT
The mostly rural project includes placement of asphalt pavement, the creation of new turn lanes as well as adding a two-mile-long northbound passing lane, widening freeway shoulders and flattening side slopes for safer vehicle turnouts.
Other upgrades entail drainage and lighting improvements, plus installing wiring and conduit for intelligent transportation systems, the hydro-seeding of 4.4 acres and transplanting 366 trees.
The work calls for moving enough dirt to fill 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools and placing enough blacktop to pave 13,000 average-size driveways.
The project, which will create more than 220 direct, indirect and induced jobs, is expected to break ground this month and finish next spring.