{POSTPONED} Kiewit/GHD and Ausland Open House – The Hivve Wednesday, March 18th

As the public health threat from COVID-19 continues, we postponed our Open House, in collaboration with Kiewit Corporation and GHD Engineers scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th at the Hivve. It is our top priority to keep our employees, business partners and community safe.

The purpose of this event, to be rescheduled to a later date, is to hear from contractors and community members who wish to participate in the Grants Pass Water Treatment Plant project. The City of Grants Pass intends to begin construction of the replacement Water Treatment Plant as early as 2021.  The City has elected to procure design and construction services using a progressive design-build approach (PDB).  Procuring that PDB firm will begin soon.  As community members and professionals in the design/build industry, Ausland Group believes strongly in maximizing the participation of local subcontractors, vendors, and others in this $80M+ project.

The partnership of Kiewit Corporation and GHD Engineers represent best-in-class construction of water treatment facilities and have proven their ability to “keep work local” on projects in similar communities. Ausland Group has agreed to be a part of this exceptional team.  We are excited about their history of providing meaningful opportunities to local businesses on projects they contract to complete.  We are excited for our local employees – of architects, engineers, carpenters, and laborers, to have the opportunity to work on such a monumental undertaking in our community.

We intend to reschedule this event when deemed appropriate. This forum will be a great opportunity to learn about our team and meet some of the leaders that will be designing and building the project if our team is selected.

The existing treatment plant is one of the oldest existing water plants still in operation in the State of Oregon.  Well beyond its life cycle, it is considered a high priority-project and is quickly moving forward.  Please keep an eye out on our website and social media channels for new developments.  We look forward to you joining us in this discussion focused on keeping the water treatment plant work local.


Kara Bijesse | March 12, 2020

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