Horizontal Construction

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What is the HIC?

As the Horizontal Integrated Contractor (HIC) for the National Western Center, Hensel Phelps will manage the Work Order Based Integrated Construction Contract to enable the Horizontal Portfolio for Phases 1 and 2 of the capital build. Project elements include preparations to make the site ready for construction, riverfront open space, sitewide infrastructure, site investigations and survey, National Western Drive, Bettie Cram Drive, and DRIR rail consolidation.


In conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, the HIC team has created a pilot workforce development program to connect individuals to industry jobs for the HIC project. The pilot program includes outreach, training and employment opportunities.

By connecting industry and job seekers to the NWC program, we are hoping to support the construction industry, build a qualified workforce, enrich the local economy and improve the quality of life for residents through better jobs and additional skills. To learn more about how to get involved, please submit one of the forms below:

Current Opportunities

Please reach out to Jocelyn Robinson at 303.619.2589 for more information on all available opportunities. To apply, email resume to JRobinson1@henselphelps.com.

Concrete Bootcamp – Expand your construction skills

Register for a free concrete bootcamp hosted by Build Strong Academy and WORKNOW.

VIEW FLYER –  HIC_ConcreteBootcamp_7.2022

Class A Truck Driver

Two full-time driver positions are available, $25 per hour. Qualifications – all candidates must have:

  • CDL Class A License with at least two years of CDL experience
  • 10 years of experience with a standard driver’s license


For more information on employment opportunities on the HIC project, please click on our project partner logos above, visit work-now.org or reach out to Jocelyn Robinson at JRobinson1@henselphelps.com or 303-619-2589 for more information. 

Bidding Opportunities

Soil Import Applications

The Horizontal Integrated Construction Program at the National Western Center is accepting soil import applications through May 2023. Interested parties must meet the guidelines outlined below in order for the soil to be accepted:

  • The soil must be free of charge, including costs to transport it to the job site.
  • The soil must have a maximum particle size of two inches, less than 40% passing a No. 200 sieve, a liquid limit less than 25 and a plasticity index less than 10.
  • Material testing data should be provided and tests should be made in accordance with ASTM D1556-00 or D5195-14.
  • The soil must meet the Guidance for Reuse of Soil on City Projects memo.
  • A schedule, including quantity to be delivered daily, must be provided.
  • The soil location must be provided.

Applications can be submitted electronically to Kyle Bonde at kbonde@henselphelps.com and will be accepted until May 2023.

TYPE 2 – Temporary Site Works

  • Overall Site Services to Enable Construction Such As:
    • Central Site Construction Office
    • Noise and Dust Control
    • Survey
    • Traffic Control
    • Erosion and Sediment Control
    • Snow Removal
    • Overall Construction Coordination
    • Vegetation Removal
    • Logistics and Interface with Concurrent Operations
M/WBE Goals will be assigned to Type 2 and Type 3 Work Orders.

TYPE 3 – Final Construction of Horizontal Portfolio

  • Enabling Work
  • Bulk Earthwork with Material Management
  • Sitewide Infrastructure
  • Final ROW; Roads
  • Utilities
  • Bridges
  • Sidewalks
  • Rail Consolidation
  • Pad-Ready Site Development
  • Temporary Works
  • Riverfront Open Space

Horizontal Portfolio Team

Horizontal Integrated Contractor: Hensel Phelps (task and work order-based construction services)

Horizontal Designer: Merrick & Company (design services)

Rail Consolidation Design: Wilson & Company (design services)

Contact Us

Brandon Vandelaar, HIC Project Manager

Jocelyn Robinson, Workforce Development Coordinator

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