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Conti Newark picConti Enterprises is collaborating closely with its client and partners to ensure the success of its latest project.
By Bianca Herron

Founded in 1906, Conti Enterprises is a fourth-generation privately owned construction leader specializing in heavy civil construction, specifically infrastructure improvement projects.

The Edison, N.J.-based company celebrated its 110-year anniversary last year. Project Manager Keith Abt attributes the company’s success to its people, noting that Conti’s workforce sets the company apart from its competitors. “Everyone working in the organization is the cream of the crop,” he says proudly.

PIRTANOAfter 35 years, PirTano maintains professionalism in its work. 

PirTano Construction Co. Inc. provides a high level of quality no matter what type of project it takes on. “Whether [customers] require our heavy-highway utility construction division, our communications division or our installation division, all clients can be assured of quality and professionalism when dealing with PirTano’s experienced staff and field personnel,” it says.

The 35-year-old firm “is a financially sound, tightly managed company, which given the current economic climate is an important factor when considering [our clients’] construction needs,” PirTano says. “Our philosophy is one of fairness and honesty with a focus on customer satisfaction, delivering only the highest level of quality for [their] project.”

Mississippi DOT picMDOT tackles infrastructure improvements in south Mississippi.

By Construction Today staff

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is nearing completion on a number of infrastructure improvement projects in south Mississippi.

“These district-wide projects are designed to improve safety, efficiency and mobility in this region,” Mississippi Transportation Commission’s Commissioner Tom King stated. “This fall, MDOT urges the public to be mindful of highway construction and maintenance workers who are actively working on these important roadway projects.”

Prince Contracting copyPrince Contracting puts the finishing touches on the I-75 at University Parkway project while taking on new contracts due to damage from Hurricane Irma.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

For three decades, Prince Contracting has been a civil construction leader in Florida specializing in highway, heavy construction and site development, self-performing a majority of its work. It is because of its expertise that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) chose it to build the state’s first diverging diamond interchange, which is also the largest in the country.

The high-profile I-75 at University Parkway in Manatee and Sarasota counties is a $74.5 million, 745-day project that started in August 2015. The diverging diamond interchange opened in May and Prince is about 90 percent completed with the project.

McGuireHester pic 2McGuire and Hester tackles groundbreaking projects in northern California. 

Some people dream about building castles in the sky. McGuire and Hester is building a roof-top park. The Alameda, Calif.-based heavy civil engineering and construction company is part of a groundbreaking $2.3 billion project that will be the first of its kind. “We are building a world-class 5.4-acre park about 70 feet in the air,” President Mike Hester says. “It will be a signature project the Bay area.”

BRB ContractorsBRB knows the needs of its clients and has the experience to keep projects moving.

By Alan Dorich

There are many municipal utilities contractors, but BRB Contractors Inc. sets itself apart with an emphasis on values such as honesty and integrity in its relations with others. “[We] treat our vendors and subcontractors like we like to be treated,” Chairman of the Board Mike Welch declares.

Top Flight

Top Flight Technologies aims to impact many industries with its powerful hybrid electric drone, the Airborg H8 10K.

By Bianca Herron

MIT alumnus Long Phan (Mechanical Engineering BS, MS, PhD) and a team of engineers and expert advisors helped build the Draper Small Autonomous Aerial Vehicle, the world’s first fully autonomous helicopter, in the mid-1990s. In 2014, not long after battery drones became widely available, Phan was approached by the MIT Lincoln Laboratory with a mission to solve the payload and extended flight time problems for battery-based drones.

HenselPhelpsAustinBergstrom1 copyHensel Phelps Construction plans to arrive on time with the Austin Bergstrom International Airport expansion. 

By Kat Zeman

One of the largest general contractors and construction managers in the United States, Hensel Phelps Construction is about midway through a $350 million expansion project at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas. 

The mammoth project, that broke ground in 2015, is targeting completion in 2019. Hensel Phelps is handling the construction portion of the project that amounts to roughly $276 million. The project’s highlights include new contact gates, an expanded airfield for jet parking, apron pavement expansions and more concession space for shops and restaurants.

“I think it’s going to be a great project for the city of Austin,” Project Manager Joe Sanders says. “It’s a great design that builds on the city’s character.” The expansion is expected to boost Austin-Bergstrom’s capacity by 27 to 30 percent.

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