Achen-Gardner Construction Attends, Wins Awards at APWA Statewide Conference
Achen-Gardner also participated in several technical presentations about its recent projects: the Fiesta Tech Sewer Service and Lift Station CMAR (Town of Gilbert) and the Twin Peaks-Blue Bonnet Road Gravity Sewer DB project. The company conducted a demonstration of pressure pipeline rehabilitation using Primus Line, with a discussion about the Primus Line Installation project for the City of Peoria.
Two of Achen-Gardner’s projects also won Project of the Year Awards:
Downtown Chandler Canal Restoration (Phase 4)
Phase 4 of the Downtown Chandler Canal Restoration won in the category of Historical Restoration/Preservation, Less Than $5 Million. This multi-phased Construction Manager at Risk project consisted of wet utility and street improvements. Pre-construction services included conflict designation/potholing for design, estimating, GMP development, value engineering, utility coordination, stakeholder outreach and budgeting. In Phase 4, Achen-Gardner constructed an SRP concrete U-canal, a 36-inch HDPE bypass, a pedestrian box bridge, a glass inlaid sidewalk, 2,200 square yards of asphalt paving, a storm drain, catch basins and a 6,000-square-foot courtyard that includes artificial turf, decorative hardscape and pavers, landscaping, decorative metal fencing and railing, lighting, curb/gutter and ramps. Work was located on and along Commonwealth Avenue from San Marcos Place to Essex Street.
Val Vista Transmission Main Rehabilitation CMAR Project
The Val Vista Transmission Main Rehabilitation CMAR Project won in the category of Environment, $5 Million, But Less Than $25 Million. The project included the rehabilitation of more than 8,000 lineal feet of 90-inch to 96-inch transmission main using a welded steel liner. The pipeline was accessed via six different portal (pit) locations in the city of Mesa, and advanced shoring and confined space procedures ensured safety at all times. The scope of work was split into two phases and completed during two planned shutdowns of the Val Vista Transmission Main. This was the shortest duration for a rehabilitation project of this size that has ever been completed for the City of Phoenix. The team worked together to rehabilitate a critical transmission main within two strict deadlines and delivered the project on time, within budget and with minimal impacts to area stakeholders.