Construction Today - December 2009 - (Page 111)

Recession Buster ARCHER WESTERN WAS AWARDED A $91 MILLION ROAD BUILDING PROJECT. BY BRIAN SALGADO hen major projects pose a threat to the delicate balance of a community – like the Interstate 75/I-475 Interchange reconstruction project in Macon, Ga. – locals expect the worse and hope for the best for their homes and businesses during the duration of the schedule. However, during this recession, the presence of general contractor Archer Western and the rest of the construction team pumped some much-needed funds into the local economy, according to Project Manager Bryan Warrick. “We were able to partner with [the] local community and create a win-win situation,” Warrick says. “We were able to put in a lot of dollars into the local economy in a three-year period when it was really down. It goes from having 130 workers visiting local fast-food establishments to spending more than $700,000 on tools and temporary materials and equipment rentals from local vendors.” In October, Archer Western placed the finishing touches on a $91 million project that extends across 3.7 miles in Bibb County, on the south side of Macon. The project includes the reconstruction and widening of I-75 and I-475, which could no longer safely support its capacity of 100,000 cars per day. The interchange had long ago been deemed a safety hazard because of its outdated on- and off-ramp system. Archer Western upgraded and reconfigured the ramp system for traffic from Hartley Bridge Road, as well self-performed construction of four new bridges, moved 1 million cubic yards of excavation and embankment, and placed 397,000 square yards of 12-inch concrete paving. Civil | ARCHER WESTERN – I-75/I-475 RECONSTRUCTION W Self-Performed Work Warrick says the amount of work Archer Western self-performed as general contractor made the project a success. The company placed and produced much of its own concrete work, laid 400,000 square yards of pavement and produced a one-third of the sub base aggregate by recycling old pavement. “By being able to take a bunch of different types of work, self-perform them and do it for lower overall costs vs. ion • Project cost: $91 mill • Location: Macon, Ga.ges, replacement new br • Scope: Four off-ramid system, widening p of on- andd excavation. an of road /Iestern io ArcherRWonstruct– nI-75 475 ec le part r with “We were abcomto unityneand [the] local -wm situation.” create a win ject innager pro ma –Bryan Warrick, »To support 100,000 cars per day, Archer Western is reconstructing and widening 3.7 miles of I-75 and I-475 had to be performed in Bibb County on the south side of Macon, Ga. 111 DECEMBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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