- Company: Pihl Excavating
- Industry: General Building
- Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
- Expected Completion Date: April 30, 2016
- Project Website
Multi-sport stadium owned by the city of Hillsboro, with both stadiums located inside the city’s Gordon Faber Recreation Complex. Ron Tonkin Field hosts the only professional baseball team in the Portland metropolitan area. When not in use by the Hops, the stadium is available for other baseball games, as well as soccer and lacrosse.
What impact does this project have on America?
What is more American than Baseball? And what could be more exciting and rewarding than to be part of the team that had the opportunity to build a brand new baseball stadium in our local area? We knew this would be a facility that generation after generation would be able to come enjoy and share the love of the game! This project was especially enticing to us as it created a venue that whole families could afford to attend a sporting event on a nice summer evening together. We feel this is part of what makes America so great and we were very proud to be a part of this project!
What interesting obstacles or unusual circumstances did you overcome to complete the project?
Permit delays pushed the project start date out by 1 whole month, causing an already accelerated schedule to become even tighter. The result of the delay meant we were moving the majority of the 40,000 cubic yards of dirt in the heavy rain and throughout a very wet Oregon winter.
What dangers and risks did you encounter, and describe any extraordinary methods used to keep workers safe?
While excavation and earthwork always poses risks and possible dangers, our company and all of our employees pride ourselves on taking every measure to insure the safety of everyone around. At the end of the day we want all of our employees to return home safe and sound to their loved ones and that is our number one priority.
How did you leverage new technologies to work faster and reduce waste?
We used GPS technology for mass grading and UTS to guide our equipment with high accuracy and in hard to access under covered areas where GPS doesn’t work.