FNF Newsletter - May 2019
May 2019 Newsletter
Project Update
I-19/Ajo Way in Tucson
This project is currently in the second phase for both Ajo Way and I-19. FNF has traffic switched onto the first phase of PCCP and we are removing the old I-19. The project is using FNF’s new white paver with great results thus far. We are also underway constructing the south half of Ajo Way with the first half of the Santa Cruz bridge complete and the roadway starting to be constructed. FNF is constructing nearly one mile of sound wall ranging in heights from 22’ – 28’. The walls have proposed quite a challenge as each section has different architectural designs. The scope for the project includes over 7,000’ of storm drain, 55,000 SY of PCCP, 100,000 CY of earthwork and over 37,000 CY of concrete. We anticipate project completion to be in early 2020.
New Work
Recently Awarded Projects
FNF was recently awarded Arizona DOT’s I-40 Meteor City, I-19 El Toro, and SR 89A South Milton projects. In New Mexico, FNF was recently awarded the Pueblo of Acoma’s Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) 2019 Suite of Projects.
 
We are now hiring in various locations.   C lick here to learn more and apply .
Supporting Future Engineers
Concrete Canoe Project Success
FNF sponsored a Concrete Canoe project for the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers in the Annual Student Symposium which included FNF intern, Hannah Vigil. Teams were to create a canoe strong enough to support its self-weight and those who row it, as well as having a low enough density that it would float above water. It was essential that the team choose a mix design that would meet these requirements. This was the first time in over five years that this chapter has competed with a canoe. 
 
Once at competition, the canoe was tested for flotation in a ‘swamp test’ which requires the canoe to be fully submerged in one foot of water and then released to its own weight. If the canoe does not float to the surface within the allotted time, it will be disqualified and unable to compete. The FNF-sponsored canoe passed the float test and was able to compete in all 5 races! The team was grateful for FNF’s sponsorship which allowed them to learn what it takes to compete with a successful canoe and leave a legacy for next year’s team to build upon. Join FNF's team
Safety Stand Down
Preventing Falls
During the week of May 6-10, all FNF projects participated in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Weekly toolbox talk meetings focused on working safely at heights and vendors conducted fall protection demonstrations. FNF employees shown in this photo are working on ADOT's I-19/Ajo Way TI in Tucson which includes replacing the existing Santa Cruz Bridge and the pedestrian bridge structure (see article above). Read more abou t Fall Protection
Project Update
I-17 Happy Valley/Pinnacle Peak TI
Construction is well underway on I-17 in North Phoenix. FNF will set girders at the end of June at Pinnacle Peak with the eastbound Happy Valley Bridge to follow. Borrow import is more than 60% complete and the overall project is 30% complete. Learn more about the project.
Safety Recognition
2018 Safe Project of the Year Award
We are proud of our safety accomplishments in the past year. We recently recognized our I-17/I-40 Interchange project in Flagstaff, AZ as our 2018 Safe Project of the Year Award. The project accumulated 53,113 work hours without an OSHA recordable injury. Congratulations to the project team on your tremendous achievement!

Photo left to right: Rob Bottcher, Dave Ishmael, Shawn Sheble, Mario Velarde, Ronnie Gene, Tim Bowman, Austin Anderson, Roberto Bolivar, Taylor Miers, Chris Anderson, and Jarrett Nelson

Giving Back
Helping Local Schools
FNF Project Sponsor, Richard Montoya, volunteered his time and resources to help a local school in need. The North Valley Academy in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque in New Mexico is a Title I school has approximately 65% of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. The school reached out the ACNM (Associated General Contractors of New Mexico) for assistance in building benches and planters for their lackluster drop off/pick up location for the students. As an ACNM member, FNF learned of the school’s needs and stepped up to provide the labor and expertise to build benches and planters.
 
In Arizona, FNF sponsored a Mesa school providing Junior Achievement which fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills to primarily low-income students

FNF Employment
New Employees
FNF is excited to announce the following newly hired or re-hired employees:
 
David Hernandez, Traffic Control Supervisor
Varnan Mahenthiran, QC Technician
Eric Martin, Technology Manager
Rick Freeland, General Superintendent
Jacob Smelser, Estimating Intern
Gabby Castellano, Estimating Intern
AJ Shiptofsky , Estimating Intern
Victor Evans, Field Intern
Fernando Salinas , Estimating Intern
 
We are now hiring in various locations.   Learn more about FNF's exciting career opportunities
Wellness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it can be a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to overall wellbeing, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. The SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a resource that can help you deal with life’s challenges and the sometimes overwhelming demands that come with balancing home and work. 

Contact SupportLinc anytime, day or night, by calling 888-881-LINC (5462), or using the website www.supportlinc.com . The username is fnf and the password is linc123. All calls are kept confidential, and no information is ever released to FNF.
Employee Graduations
Congrats Graduates!
FNF is proud to announce the college graduation of three of our current interns who have accepted positions as Project Engineers:
Hannah Vigil, Texas A&M University
Jacob Ellis, Arizona State University
Taylor Miers, Arizona State University
Hannah Vigil
Jacob Ellis
Taylor Miers
Employee Announcements
FNF’s Growing Family
In the early morning hours of May 17th FNF Project Engineer, Bill Moss’s first grandchild, Elijah Lincoln Williams, made his great escape and joined his parents, Samantha and Charles. Elijah weighed 6lbs 14oz and measured 18.75 inches tall. Both mom and baby are happy and healthy!
 
Service Thank you
We would like to thank our service men and women, especially Scott Choronzy, the son-in-law of FNF Payroll Manager, Jeannette Dranchak. Scott has been deployed since January and is due home in July. He’s currently in Dijibouti, a small country on the northeastern coast of Africa to the Red Sea and the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. 
Elijah Lincoln Williams
Scott Choronzy
May 2019 | FNF Construction, Inc. | 480-784-2910 | www.fnfinc.com