1. The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department presented Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar 1 plant as a “STAR Site” through the Voluntary Protection Program “VPP.” This is the first time a solar plant in Arizona has been recognized and awarded by ADOSH. Companies and jobsites that are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive safety and health management systems.
2. Phoenix Business Journal published a list of the top five office buildings in Phoenix based on total square footage. The top five are: #5 – One Renaissance Square, 492KSF; #4 – Collier Center, 512KSF; #3 – CityScape, 562KSF; #2 – 20 E. Thomas, 586KSF; #1 – Chase Tower, 724KSF.
3. W.J. Maloney Plumbing has announced the addition of the Surprise Spring Training Complex to its roster of projects. The major and minor league clubhouses for both the Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals are undergoing a $22M remodeling and expansion project, expected to be completed in February 2016. AECOM is the GC.
4. Cardon Development Group is working on Aspera, a new 80-acre development adjacent to Community Church of Joy in Glendale. The 286-unit apartment complex is scheduled to open in the winter 2016 and is being constructed by P.B. Bell. The project will also include a senior living facility.
5. Residents of the 60-unit Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society-Village Towers in Prescott celebrated the completion of a $2.3M renovation. All of the apartments are equipped with new appliances, solid ceilings to replace the former popcorn-tiles, kitchens with wood floors, wood cabinets, granite-style counters and new living room and bedroom carpet. The entire facility has been refitted with a modern heating and air conditioning system, energy-efficient windows and other mechanical upgrades for convenience and safety.
6. A $5.2M improvement project at Rillito Park has been completed. Pima County has added three new soccer fields with lighting. An existing field also had lighting added to it. The park now has 11 full-sized soccer fields, nine of which have lighting.