From the Ground Up
A project’s success depends upon the pillars of careful planning, thorough site preparation and a good foundation. Full Story >>
Below the Radar
Before crews can tackle the $1.8 billion mega-project that is McCarran Airport's future Terminal 3, a massive amount of site work must be completed, from a mountain of excavation to constructing an underground transit system. Full
With the combined efforts of city officials, private developers and committed non-profits, the historic core of Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, is being revitalized and reinvigorated.
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Can You Dig It?
What was until recently just another patch of scrub desert will soon evolve into Nevada’s newest mega-project, the $1.5 billion City Crossing. But first, tons of earthwork has to be completed and miles of underground utilities installed.
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Builders are putting a mint on the pillow at several high-profile hotel and resort projects as they near completion throughout the region. Full Story >>
The new Auberge Encantado outdoes the style and elegance of the site’s former hotel Rancho Encantado in every way. The $36 million project, featuring many upscale textures and finishes, opens this summer. Full Story >>
Can Do Spirit
A high-end resort off the beaten path, the $250 million Eastside Cannery replaces the old Nevada Palace Hotel on Boulder Highway with a stylish 16-story hotel tower and casino podium. Full Story >>
On the 29-acre former site of La Posada Resort, nestled between Phoenix and Scottsdale, crews on the $280 million Montelucia are nearing completion of the project’s resort, spa and luxury homes. Full Story >>
National Labs Eye Uncertain Results
As Congress and the Bush administration lock in disagreement over budget issues, the outlook on development plans at numerous federally funded national laboratories has become an experiment in patience. Full Story >>
Q&A with Sandia National Labs’ Facilities Team
Southwest Contractor sat down with Sandia’s facility team, including Mike Quinlan, senior manager of facilities, design and construction projects; Bill Jenkins, senior manager of MESA project management; and Isreal Martinez, manager of infrastructure engineering. Full Story >>
ENR’s Workforce Solutions
Developing a blueprint for what civil engineers must know as 21st-century practitioners has been a process as lengthy and complicated as any mega-project they might design and build. Full Story >>
While some important buildings have been lost, much can be accomplished by educating the general public about the architectural importance of the post-war era. Full Story >>