Latest News from AUS

Yellowstone River Cofferdam

By Mark | Sep 23, 2016

Sep 21, 2016 BY: Casey Page, Gazette Staff A contractor crew and a specialized underwater construction subcontractor helped guide heavy equipment on Tuesday, sinking 3,200-pound sand bags into the Yellowstone River. They worked three miles upstream from Laurel atop a man-made rock weir — a miniature peninsula that juts halfway across the river. The sandbags … Read more

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Sitka’s Blue Lake Expansion Project Wins Grand Award for Best Construction Project of 2015

By Mark | Mar 15, 2016

Originally posted HERE March 10, 2016 Barnard Construction Company of Bozeman, Mont. Wins Associated General Contractors of America’s Alliant Build America Grand Award and Merit Award for Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Sitka’s Blue Lake Expansion Project was the most impressive construction project of 2015, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. As a … Read more

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AUS receives prestigious award at this years AGC Convention.

By Mark | Mar 11, 2016

AUS was awarded the AGC 2015 Build Northwest Award Subcontractor -Renovation for the Nine Mile Dam Rehabilitation Project General Construction. This is a yearly event with numerous contractors submitting entries in all categories. The award was received at the Annual AGC Convention in January, 2016. Nine Mile Falls Dam is located on the Spokane River and … Read more

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Water authority’s new straw at Lake Mead starts to fill

By Mark | Feb 18, 2016

By Henry Brean Las Vegas Review-Journal After seven years of construction, the Las Vegas Valley’s new straw into Lake Mead now has some water in it. General contractor Vegas Tunnel Constructors began sending the first 11 million gallons into the 3-mile tunnel beneath the bed of the lake Thursday afternoon, marking the latest milestone for a complicated and … Read more

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New 520 bridge to open in April; walkers, bicyclists get to try it first

By Mark | Jan 14, 2016

From:  Seatle Times Jan 12 2016 By  Mike Lindblom Seattle Times transportation reporter The new Highway 520 bridge will open to traffic this spring, with westbound lanes tentatively expected to open April 11 and eastbound lanes tentatively scheduled to open April 25, state officials announced Tuesday. At 7,710 feet, it will be the longest floating bridge … Read more

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$817M Lake Mead intake project almost complete

By Mark | Jul 7, 2015

In this June 1, 2015 photo, a steel cap on top of a water intake riser holds back the water of Lake Mead in a tunnel still under construction near Boulder City, Nev. When operational, the three-mile-long tunnel and intake will allow the Southern Nevada Water Authority to draw water from Lake Mead even if … Read more

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Final Pontoons Nearly in Place for Floating Bridge in Seattle

By Mark | Jun 16, 2015

re-posted from The world’s longest floating bridge will soon be eclipsed by a newer, longer span a few feet away on Lake Washington in Seattle. As crews from Kiewit-General-Manson (KGM) move toward swinging the final 1,000 ft worth of concrete pontoons into place this July, the owner—Washington State Dept. of Transportation—looks toward opening this … Read more

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Snoqualmie Falls hydropower project honored with USSD award

By Mark | May 4, 2014

Bozeman, MT, USA 04/25/2014 By Bethany Duarte Associate Editor The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project was selected by the U.S. Society on Dams (USSD) as its Excellence in the Constructed Project award recipient for 2014. The award was presented at the USSD Annual meeting in San Francisco earlier this month. This is USSD’s top award … Read more

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Seattle City Light installs new underwater data line, avoids $480K in construction costs

By Mark | Feb 5, 2013

Monday, January 07, 2013 Changes in environmental law left Seattle City Light to face an estimated $500,000 in construction costs when it wanted to install conduits for a new underwater fiber optic data line. The proposed maintenance would stretch across a tunnel that runs along a ship canal 60 feet below the surface of Portage … Read more

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