Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Shifts to New Construction from Demolition

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Skanska its joint-venture partner Stacy and Witbeck will begin construction of foundations for the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles, California, this this month. This is a significant milestone for the project which, until now, has primarily consisted of the demolition of the previous structure. Foundation work will commence immediately and conclude late in 2017. Numerous foundations will be drilled, utilizing thousands of cubic yards of concrete and millions of pounds of reinforcing steel. This work will be followed by construction of the distinctive “Y” columns and the viaduct superstructure. HNTB is the designer of … Read more

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BNBuilders Awarded $23.8M UCLA Geffen Academy Project

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – BNBuilders was recently awarded the $23.8-million Geffen Academy project on the campus of UCLA in California. Geffen Academy is a new college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12 from across the greater Los Angeles area, including children of UCLA faculty and staff. The new school, which is also the first K-12 facility awarded to BNBuilders Southern California office, will offer a world-class education to more than 600 students when it opens in late 2018. The Geffen Academy will be located in the existing 75,000-square-foot, three-level Kinross Building. The Kinross Building was built in 2002 as … Read more

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Sundt Breaks Ground on $36M Student Housing Complex for University of the Pacific

STOCKTON, Calif. – Sundt Construction, Inc. broke ground earlier this month on a new student housing complex for the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. The $36-million project is being developed by Capstone Development Partners, a private student housing developer known for partnering with colleges and universities to develop student housing that supports the student experience. Expected to be complete by early 2018, the project includes the development of two new four-story buildings totaling 158,000 square feet and housing 381 beds. The new residences will provide contemporary apartment-style housing with gathering spaces and other indoor and outdoor student amenities, … Read more

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Asta Powerproject 4-D Capability Showcased at BIM Forum

ATLANTA, Ga. – AstaPowerproject makes it easy for construction project managers, schedulers and superintendents to access the power of 3-D BIM modeling. Asta Powerproject added BIM functionality in 2015 and was showcased at the BIM Forum Oct. 17-19. The conference brought together architects, engineers and construction pros to explore how BIM is transforming the way the “human-made landscape” of buildings, parks, cities and neighborhoods get made. Conference goers attended educational sessions on new ways to incorporate the power of BIM into real-world projects. Some discussion topics included adopting and using a national BIM standard, enabling BIM collaboration across AEC teams … Read more

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