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pany could obtain the permits and begin work on sections that
could be more quickly permitted, such as the storm drain system,
while it simultaneously refined the design on other parts of the
project. Okland preached urgency and worked with the project's two major architects, Rossetti and DLR Group, to fast-track
designs. The final building permit was obtained on June 7, about
four months after construction began.
Work on the renovation of the existing grandstand, pedestrian tunnel, new midway bar and grill and new grandstands
are underway this summer, but a lot of the most aggressive
construction will occur next year. "The big, big push is going to
be next spring and summer doing the entire infield in that fiveand-a-half month window we have before that November race,"
He knows it will be a challenge to meet that deadline, but
Kubricky is confident Okland can finish the project on time.
"I've never delivered a project late since I've started," the 25-year
construction industry veteran says. "It's just not in my DNA and I
have a team of professionals that feel the same way.
"We were excited to be a part of the project," Kubricky continues. "We know this is a challenge and we love challenges. We
thrive on it. We think we have a good game plan but we haven't
built one of these before. We want this to be as successful as
Delta Diversified Enterprises Inc. We are proud to be part of the
construction team working on the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR)
upgrade and expansion. General contractors such as Okland Construction know that they can depend on Delta Diversified Enterprises with
confidence for any project, especially one like PIR where exceptional
electrical experience and expertise are required to meet special
construction challenges and scheduling. We provide the best electrical
construction/design services possible whether the project is new construction or remodeling of an existing facility. We also have the staff
and equipment to service facilities after construction is completed. Our
experience, attitude and enthusiasm make the difference every time.
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