Press Release

Flatiron Led Joint Venture Team Awarded Contract for Lake Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project

Broomfield, Colorado (September 21, 2017) – Flatiron Construction Corp. (FLATIRON) together with its joint venture partners, Dragados USA and Sukut Construction LLC, was awarded the contract to modify the Lake Isabella Dam in Kern County, CA, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District.

The Lake Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project, valued at approximately $242 million, includes raising the earthen main dam, auxiliary dam and main dam control tower, reconstructing the existing spillway to improve stability, and adding an emergency spillway.

The project is expected to improve public safety and reduce flood risk from dam failure to downstream communities. The improvements will also minimize the potential of dam overtopping by raising the crest and constructing the emergency spillway. Construction activity is expected to begin in October 2017 and conclude in the spring of 2021.

About Flatiron Construction Corp.
FLATIRON develops innovative solutions to build transportation and infrastructure projects across the U.S. and Canada, including roads, bridges, highways, rail transit, airports, dams, water treatment and storage facilities for both public and private clients. FLATIRON delivers projects through a variety of contracting methods, including construction manager/general contractor, bid-build, design-build, and public-private partnerships. Visit for more information.

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