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NEWS IN OUR INDUSTRY
         and two had to deal with the pressures
         of sizable jobs at functioning interna-
         tional  airports.  Each  put  the  compa-
         nies’ abilities to the test while produc-
         ing exceptional outcomes.
           The Class I winner was for the Corbin
         Park Parking Garage, located in Over-
         land Park, KS, completed by Flawless
         Steel Welding of Denver, CO. Flaw-
         less Steel Welding took control of steel
         fabrication in  addition to steel erec-
         tion after the fabricator abandoned the
         job, leaving 678 tons of steel lying on
         site. Victor Garcia, President, proudly
         operates the entire business digitally,
         and the  entire  job  was  project  man-
         aged with Tekla EPM, Estimating and
         Project Management software, which
         contributed to their ability to “pull the
         impossible together” in a week’s time,
         said Roque Acosta, Project Manager.
         He explained that the team developed
         shop drawings and erection drawings
         simultaneously  so  that fabrication
         could start on site at the same time
         that the team at home was making cor-
         rections to the plans.
           In a first for SEAA Project of the Year
         awards, Derr & Gruenewald Construc-
         tion,  from Brighton,  CO,  won  in  two
         classes: II and IV. The winning Class
         II project was for work they did on the
         Prism Building in Denver, while the
         Class IV award was for the Salt Lake
         City International Airport Terminal
         Redevelopment Program.
           The Prism Building features a unique
         crinkle wall design, making steel place-
         ment tricky. In addition, there was al-
         most no laydown yard — just 20 ft. x 80
         ft. — so all fabricator deliveries had to
         be precisely coordinated. By reducing
         the number of field welds required, the
         steel erection contractor was able to
         meet deadlines. Initially, the plan was
         for about 300 moment welds, explained
         Mike  Waters,  Safety Director.  “We
         knocked that down to about 100. And
         the project management team turned a
         hundred of those into shop welds and
         another hundred into bolted  connec-
         tions,  and then  just  the last hundred
         for moment welds,” he said.        over  $32  million with  all  the  change   sign to match the iconic design of the
           In contrast to the scale of the Prism   orders,” said Waters. “That was one of   airport. The duration of this project
         Building, the Salt Lake City Inter-  the big challenges.”             was nearly six years. Matthew Skin-
         national  Airport  Terminal  project   The Class III prize belongs to Wil-  ner, Project Manager, said, “You know
         required more than 130 ironworkers   liams Steel Erection Co., Inc., Manas-  you’ve  been  on  a  project  a long  time
         and took place on a massive jobsite,   sas, VA, for their Dulles Corridor Me-  when halfway through the project you
         making it incredibly tough to manage   trorail Project Phase II at the Dulles   show  up  on  Google  Earth.”  Another
         the crew. The full steel erection scope   International  Airport  serving  the   difficulty was the need to complete 23
         included 30,000 tons of steel, 125,000   Washington, DC market. The project   of the 31 bridges at night in order to
         feet of linear weld and more than   included  the  addition  of  five  station   not  cause  financial  strain  on  the  toll
         435,000 bolts. The structure itself had   vault roofs, 31 pedestrian bridges and   road adjacent to the jobsite. Learn
         a large number of erection challenges   nine entrance pavilions along an 11.4-  more at www.seaa.net.
         and design changes. “It went from   mile long jobsite. Every structure on
         around a $26 million job to a little   the project involved a trapezoidal de-        More News on next page
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