Kiewit-Parsons Joint Venture Nears Completion of Gold Line Operations Campus in Monrovia, CA

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Kiewit–Parsons Joint Venture (JV) announced that it is nearing completion of the $265 million Gold Line Operations Campus in Monrovia, CA, built as part of the 11.5-mi Foothill Gold Line light rail transit (LRT) project from Pasadena to Azusa in California. The JV—known as Foothill Transit Constructors—will deliver the project to the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority in late May, 3 months ahead of schedule.We are pleased to once again complete an outstanding project for the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority,” said Todd Wager, Parsons Group President. “The Gold Line Operations Campus is one of the only facilities of its kind designed and built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards.”Matt Scott, Kiewit Vice President and District Manager, added, “The Foothill Gold Line is a tremendous asset for the community, providing residents with a great alternative to congested freeways. It’s been an honor to work with the Authority on such an important project.”The 24-acre Gold Line Operations Campus will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, housing up to 84 light rail vehicles and nearly 200 employees. It will contain offices and training facilities for operations and maintenance staff, as well as accommodations for light rail vehicle inspection and maintenance services. The main shop building was designed to achieve 35% more water efficiency and 32.5% more optimized energy performance than a typical building of its kind.Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority CEO Habib F. Balian commented, “The Operations Campus provided us a unique challenge to reduce water and energy usage, without significantly impacting the project schedule and budget. With Parsons’ support and guidance, this facility is now a model for others around the county and the nation.”The Gold Line Operations Campus is part of a Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority contract in which the Kiewit–Parsons team designed and built 11.5 mi of double mainline track, 6 light rail stations, 10 traction power substations, communications systems, and an LRT train control/signals system, as well as a freight signals system for a new freight track on the eastern 3.8 mi of the project. The extension will be substantially complete in September 2015.About KiewitKiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction, mining and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2014 revenues of $10.4 billion and employs more than 25,700 staff and craft employees.About ParsonsParsons, celebrating 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. 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