Building structures that have never been built before is a Sundt specialty. Case in point: NASA’s Launch Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral, Florida, which would become the “first step” on the journey to the moon. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solicited bids for a structure literally designed by a group of rocket scientists for rockets that did not yet exist. Bidding this project scared off many contractors, but Sundt had already learned how to construct cryogenic piping on our Titan missile projects. With a joint venture partner, we not only took on the challenges, but did so for $3.5 million less than our closest competitor. The job had the ultimate deadline: a scheduled launch date mandated by President Kennedy. By meeting it, we helped the U.S. win the space race.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Launch Pad 39A