AGC RECOGNIZED STAKER PARSON COMPANIES’ RUNWAY 17/35 AND TAXIWAYS PROJECT WITH AIRPORT/TRANSIT PROJECT OF THE YEAR IN 2016
February 9, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT, February 9, 2017– The Associated General Contractors (AGC) selected the Runway 17/35 and Taxiways P&R Pavement Rehabilitation project as Airport/Taxiway Project of the Year.
“It was important to complete this project on time to accommodate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday commercial travel,” said Jeremy Harvey, Staker Parson Companies Project Manager.
The main challenge of this project was the start date. Originally, the project would have started on July 5th, but due to a delay in Federal funding, the start date was pushed out to August 3rd meaning that the already challenging project now had only a couple of months to be completed. With winter looming, the Staker Parson Companies team worked together with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) to alter the project phasing to trim five days off the original paving schedule. The adjustment allowed the adjoining runway and two connecting taxiways to continue operating while saving time to avoid pushing asphalt paving further into the cold weather.
Staker Parson Companies dedicated it’s Beck Street Hot Plant facility to the project during the runway mainline paving to complete a full length paving pass each day allowing for the elimination of a transverse pavement join in the center of the Runway.
Staker Parson Companies and its subcontractors worked over 26k man hours on this project with zero OSHA recordable accidents and zero incidents or lost time accidents. Each employee was acquainted with the project goals, safety hazards and working condition when they first arrived at the project which continued through the project.
“This was achievable by a having a strong group of employees who were always safety conscience,” stated Harvey, “and a true culture of ‘Speak Up! /Listen Up!”
Staker Parson Companies is honored to have received this award from the AGC and plans on many more successful future projects.