PROTECTING OUR PLANET
There’s a difference between making an effort and making a commitment. Long before industry regulations were established, Ames Construction used the tagline “working in harmony with nature” to reflect the company’s determination to maintain the integrity of the environment. Our commitment to safeguarding our natural resources is also a commitment to protecting the communities we serve, and that’s been our thinking since the 1960s.
At the start of each project, key staff members review environmental conditions in the project area and develop a construction plan that will protect vulnerable ecosystems. Our Environmental Management System (EMS) serves as the tool for managing Ames’ environmental responsibilities and tasks, and we hold subcontractors and consultants performing work on our projects to the same high standards and programs.
From reducing the burden on air, water and land resources, to protecting wildlife and plant life, we invest in preserving the integrity of the environment on our projects.
- On the Loop 202 project in Phoenix, approximately 160 chuckwallas—rock-dwelling lizards unique to South Mountain Park—were tracked, trapped and relocated away from the construction site
- Careful planning and work performance protected air and water quality at a copper mine reclamation project in Wisconsin, located adjacent to the pristine Chippewa River.
- We continually upgrade our equipment fleet and have a proactive equipment maintenance program that ensures that these critical construction tools have up-to-date air pollution controls and noise reduction technology.
The types of projects that Ames Construction chose to work on over the years further demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship. Congestion-reducing highways, transit, and freight railroad projects. Water and wastewater treatment plants. Hydroelectric, natural gas, and clean coal power plants. We also construct or improve dams that provide a reliable supply of clean water to the country.
Simply put, our longstanding commitment to the sustainability of our natural resources provides project owners with confidence that Ames performs work that protects both its people and the environment.