December 152014

AGC Nebraska Building Chapter Award

General Excavating was recently honored by the Nebraska Chapter of Associated General Contractors for their work on the Nebraska Innovation Campus Central Renewable Energy System Project.  The Build Nebraska Awards are awarded to members of the Nebraska Building Chapter and are designed to recognize outstanding projects in five separate categories. The Central Renewable Energy System Project, designed by Olsson Associates received an award in the Specialty Contractor category.  Working as a subcontractor to the Kiewit Building Group, General Excavating constructed nearly 10,000 feet of 30-inch pipe on an innovative energy system designed to heat and cool Nebraska Innovation Campus.  The sytem captures the effluent from ...

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October 242014

SPRINT - Fiber Optics

Installation of fiber optics in a railroad right-of-way provide a unique set of challenges as trains can cruise by at speeds approaching 70 miles per hour.  Such is the case on General Excavating's current job site installing innerduct and fiber optics for SPRINT in a Union Pacific right-of-way near Grand Island, Nebraska.  Before crew members are allowed on site, they must become UNION PACIFIC Fiber Optics Safety Trained.  This training is an essential part in understanding the unique hazards associated with work in close proximity to an active railroad.  General Excavating's work on this project includes construction of nearly 17,000 ...

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