Noble Thumb I Windpark

The Noble Thumb I Windpark is located on the “thumb” of Michigan near Lake Huron. We dug the foundations for 46 turbines, a successful endeavor in the emerging construction market that focuses on the use of environmental and green power technologies.

Mohawk Tire Remediation

This illegal tire facility contains millions of tires, many buried or embedded with clay soil. Our job is to collect them, excavating when necessary, clean them, and shred them for use in either New York State (NYS) Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) road projects or for other beneficial uses such as playgrounds and artificial turf.

Save-A-Lot Distribution Center

The Save-A-Lot Distribution Center, in the Greene County Technology Park, was built on a large parcel of land previously used for farming. The project was a part of a larger master plan which included all of the site roadways and infrastructure including widening, paving, and overall improvements to NYS Route 9. Our firm was contracted to perform all of the work.

Beechnut Baby Food Facility

Beechnut Baby Foods, long located in Montgomery County in the village of Canajoharie, had outgrown its original plant but made a commitment to stay in the county by building a modern new facility on a 94-acre site. Our work on this commercial site development project included 700,000 cubic yards of cut to fill, which included blasting 300,000 cubic yards of rock. In addition, we were responsible for infrastructure work including storm sewer, sanitary sewer, domestic water, and fire protection. Paving, landscaping, and fencing will complete this job.

Albany NanoTech

The addition of a second building to the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, directly across from the college’s other building on Washington Avenue Extension, will eventually mean realigning Washington Avenue and moving it north of its current location. But for now, the task at hand is to finish construction on the second building. This involves prepping the foundation for a new building, completing the infrastructure, and installing water, sewage and storm lines. In addition, the parking lot will be paved with a concrete and asphalt mixture, a few street signs will be added to this new section of the campus, and the elevated pedestrian bridge that spans Washington Avenue and connects the two buildings will be completed.

Life Church

Well another season is rapidly coming to a close and so is the Life Church Project. Whiting Turner awarded us the project in the beginning of March and with the mild winter, we started work immediately. The project consisted of a 10-acre site for a new 38,000 SF Church located just off of Watervliet Shaker Road in Colonie, NY. Our scope of work included the grading of the existing site, importing approximately 30,000 CYS of fill, installation of storm sewer, sanitary sewer, sanitary force main, water main and several retaining walls. Additionally, we excavated and backfilled for the electrical, plumbing and gas main installations. Currently we are finishing the grading of the topsoil and should complete our scope of work by 10/31/2016. Thank you to all involved for making this another successful project for the Rifenburg Companies!

Rivers Casino

The Rivers Casino project is in the home stretch! The majority of the work will be complete in 2016. The hotel is not scheduled to be completed until Spring of 2017. Hardscapes and landscaping are currently being installed across the 21 acre site while still allowing access to the building for the myriad of other contractors working on the inside and outside.

Mohawk Harbor

Since the Summer Newsletter, the Mohawk Harbor project has seen significant progress. The primary access point to the site, the Erie Blvd & Nott Street Roundabout, was completed on schedule by Rifenburg Construction and all feedback has been positive on its delivery and functioning from City and DOT officials, and Owner & Contractor representatives.

This past Saturday, the main roadway corridor through the project received top course pavement and pavement markings. Along with sidewalks, roadway landscaping, signage, and street lighting; this milestone of progress largely fulfills our schedule requirement to deliver the City owned road by October 15th. Achieving this milestone amid the complexity of site logistical challenges, ongoing design development, weather restrictions, and subcontractor coordination at this very demanding time of the year is a testament to the hard work and perseverance put forth by everyone on the Mohawk Harbor team.

Pittsfield Airport

Runway 26 had to be extended nearly 1,500 feet and runway 8 needed to be shortened approximately 650 feet for this project. Both runway ends received a 400,000 square-foot runway safety area. To extend runway 26, a 60-foot drop-off needed to be filled while allowing for rock mining and movement of earth on site. The earth work involved moving over 1.1 million yards of earth from cut areas to fill areas. Of that, 450,000 yards of solid rock was blasted and incorporated into the fill.