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Labor Issues Cloud An Otherwise Sunny Horizon for Many Regional Subcontractors
Most regional contractors say they have plenty of work but are concerned about the availability of labor to do it.

Photo by Jackie Shumaker, courtesy of Sturgeon Electric

Douglass Colony Group Selected Mountain States Specialty Contractor of the Year
Colorado-based roofing company finds its niche in doing tough, creative work.

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01/15/15 New National Ops Center Launched to Support Transportation Safety, Mobility
NOCoE is a comprehensive technical services center that will help transportation professionals utilize state-of-the-art management techniques.
01/14/15 Dodge Momentum Index Increases in December
The index is currently at its highest reading since February 2009.
01/09/15 USGBC Colorado Previews 2015 Green Building Trends
Colorado will continue to grow as a center of green construction expertise and ownership, USGBC says.
12/29/14 The Alliance Center Will Launch LEED Dynamic Plaque
The LEED Dynamic Plaque empowers landlords, tenants and guests to view energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience on an ongoing basis.
12/17/14 Idaho AGC Hosts Annual Convention in December
The event also commemorated the chapter's 80th anniversary.
12/16/14 ARTBA Forecasts Modest Growth for U.S. Transportation Infrastructure
The U.S. transportation construction market will grow 3.1% from $185.9 billion in 2014 to $191.7 billion in 2015.
12/04/14 USGBC Colorado Presents 2014 Commercial Green Building Achievement Awards  
The U.S. Green Building Council of Colorado recently named the winners of its first-annual Commercial Real Estate Green Awards.
11/18/14 U.S. 36 Project Provides Colorado With Nearly 250 Jobs
On the U.S. 36 project, the partnership helps train general craft field employees and professional service employees.
11/18/14 Swinerton Builders Makes the Lead Gift to Create a CM Cares Endowment at CSU
CM Cares instills students with leadership abilities beyond technical and managerial skills.
11/18/14 ABC Rocky Mountain Presents Excellence in Construction Awards
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of ABC honored its members’ efforts in merit shop construction on Oct. 24.
11/17/14 RTD FasTracks Continues to Transform the Region
Nov. 2 marked the 10-year anniversary of the start of the FasTracks initiative in Denver.
11/17/14 ACEC Colorado Presents Its Excellence in Engineering Awards
The American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado honored the winners of its 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards on Nov. 3.
11/17/14 AGC of Colorado Honors 2014 ACE Award Winners
AGC of Colorado presented its annual project awards on Nov. 14 in Denver.
10/15/14 AIA Colorado Sections Present 2014 Design Awards
AIA Colorado and its local sections recognized their 2014 Design Award winners on Oct. 9 in Silverrthorne, Colo.
10/09/14 Honnen Equipment Celebrates Grand Opening of Its New Salt Lake City Facility
The new 60,000-sq-ft facility is located at 1380 S. Distribution Dr. in Salt Lake City.
10/09/14 GSA Helps Army Attain Its Net-Zero Energy Goals
GSA identified four breakthrough areas to help the Army meet its sustainability goals.
10/09/14 Owner Confidence Increases During First Half of 2014
The recovery of nonresidential construction, already robust, is positioned to continue into the year ahead.
09/25/14 Wheeler Construction and Mining Technology Becomes SITECH Intermountain
SITECH Technology Dealers represent Trimble and Caterpillar machine control systems for contractor fleets of heavy equipment, regardless of machine brand.
09/25/14 ACEC-CO Online Business Essentials Certificate Accelerates Leadership Readiness
The new certificate is intended to bridge the gap between technical expertise and leadership education.
09/25/14 Avery Block Project Wins 2014 Governor's Award
The project was awarded the Best Façade Program recognition by the governor’s office and Downtown Colorado Inc.
09/25/14 Construction Industry Launches First National Private Insurance Exchange
The private exchange was designed by Willis for AGC to reduce costs and administrative burdens for association member firms.
09/10/14 New Learning Landscape Created at Conservatory Green School in Denver
Animal and nature themes are also interwoven throughout the landscaping of the site.
08/27/14 Jacobsen Construction Named 2014 Intermountain Contractor of the Year

Jacobsen is headquartered in Salt Lake City and concentrates on projects along the Wasatch Front.
08/27/14 Haselden Construction Named 2014 Colorado/Wyoming Contractor of the Year

The Colorado-based contractor pushes deeper into Wyoming and pursues new market sectors.
08/27/14 Construction Backlog Indicator Reaches All-Time High
CBI improved 5.4% following a 2.8% decline in the first quarter.
08/13/14 2014 Outlook Brightens, Says Landscape Architects Survey
The survey revealed a marked rise in billable hours and inquiries for new work.
08/13/14 CSU Team Named a Finalist in National Green Energy Challenge
The energy-renovation project focused on CSU’s Hartshorn Health Services building as part of the Green Energy Challenge.
08/13/14 Four Regional Projects Earn National DBIA Awards
The 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices.
07/02/14 Kiewit-Turner, Veterans Top Out New VA Hospital in Aurora
The team celebrated the milestone with a ceremony that drew more than 1,200 people.
07/02/14 ABC Utah Recognized Nationally for Political and Grassroots Involvement
The Silver Level status illustrates a commitment to continued development in the grassroots arena for the Utah chapter.
07/02/14 Utah Transit Authority Named Transit System of the Year
The award is bestowed on public transportation systems that have demonstrated “achievement in efficiency and effectiveness.”
06/19/14 AGC of Colorado Presents Annual Safety Awards
The National AGC Safety Awards evaluate a firm’s safety record against other firms of similar size and construction type across the country.
06/18/14 Honnen Equipment Opens New Facility in Salt Lake City
The new building spans 14 acres near the corner of Bangerter Highway and California Avenue.
06/18/14 LVI Services, NCM Group Holdings Merge
cNorthStar Group Holdings LLC will become the country’s largest provider of services for environmental remediation, deconstruction and demolition.
06/09/14 AECOM Chosen as ENR Mountain States Design Firm of the Year

Consulting giant brings global clout to its regional design work.
06/04/14 ABC Rocky Mountain Recognizes Members for Their Safety Efforts
ABC Rocky Mountain honored its member companies for their safety efforts during the association’s Safety and Education Awards banquet on May 15.
06/03/14 Saunders Construction Creates Unique Partnership With Heath Construction
The agreement allows Heath to acquire more local work and tackle more complex and larger projects in Northern Colorado.
05/19/14 AIA Colorado Honors 2014 Young Architects and Designers
AIA Colorado presented 21 awards and honors during its annual YAAG awards program on May 9.
05/08/14 USGBC Colorado Conference Helps Propel Green Building to Next Level
More than 300 of the region’s leading green building providers gathered in Denver for the Rocky Mountain Green Conference in April.
05/07/14 ABC Utah Chapter Presents Annual STEP Awards
The annual STEP awards recognize companies who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety.
04/24/14 ABC Utah Champions Wounded Warrior Project
The ABC Utah Chapter has raised more than $16,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
04/24/14 Colorado Engineering Council Awards $32K in Scholarships to Top Engineering Students
ACEC/CO presented $32,000 in scholarships to 11 outstanding college students pursuing degrees in engineering at Colorado colleges.
04/23/14 AIA Colorado Spearheads New Organizational Model
AIA Colorado Chapter has merged its state chapter and four local chapters into a single entity.
04/11/14 CU System Selected As Mountain States Owner of the Year

Many of the university’s new laboratories and hospitals are among the most sophisticated in the world.
03/26/14 Honnen Equipment to Open New Salt Lake City Facility
The new facility is near the corner of Bangerter Highway and California Avenue in Salt Lake City.
03/26/14 Hadco Construction Marks 25th Anniversary
Hadco Construction contains five divisions with one name.
03/26/14 Layton Named Contractor of Year by the State of Utah
The award was based upon the successful completion of construction projects awarded to Layton by DFCM.
03/25/14 Nonresidential Construction Confidence Up for Past 18 Months
ABC says that contractor confidence expanded during 2013.
03/25/14 Hispanic Contractors of Colorado Presents Annual Industry Awards
Two Denver two Latina leaders earned top awards at the association’s 24th Annual Banquet on March 8.
03/13/14 SMPS Colorado Presents 2014 Marketing Excellence Awards
The annual competition is the longest-standing awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications.
03/13/14 LONG Building Technologies Wins National AGC Community Service Award
LONG was honored for donating time and money to a Denver homeless shelter.
03/13/14 AGC of America 2014 National Convention Highlights
Nearly 2,800 people attended the Associated General Contractors of America convention in Las Vegas in early March.
03/13/14 Salt Lake City Airport Light Rail Extension Wins Top AGC National Award
The project’s contractors, Stacy and Witbeck and Kiewit Western, won the Grand Award at the Alliant Build America Awards.
02/26/14 Construction Backlogs Hit a Post-Recession High
The Construction Backlog Indicator hit a post-recession high in the fourth quarter of 2013, growing from 8.2 months to 8.3 months.
02/12/14 ABC Utah Announces 2014 Leadership Changes
New chairman Dave Hill will be responsible for oversight of the chapter, including the board of directors and the executive committee.
02/12/14 W.W. Clyde and Co. Awarded Two Major Utah Projects
The $12-million water pipeline job will serve seven water districts in Duchesne County, Utah.
02/06/14 Penrose Hospital Renovation Team Wins National Award
The award recognizes teamwork in optimizing the physical health care environment.
02/06/14 Studio NYL Engineers Celebrates Its 10th Birthday
The team at Studio NYL consistently works with nontraditional materials such as structural glass, fiber-reinforced polymers and advanced concrete technologies.
01/30/14 AGC of Utah 2014 Convention Recap

Utah contractors anticipate a positive state budget with adequate transportation funding and solutions to the area's air-quality issues.
01/28/14 Colorado State University Breaks Ground on Design Museum Expansion, Renovation
CSU officials say the transformation will advance hands-on teaching and improve research access to the Avenir Museum collection.
12/30/13 Intermountain Specialty Contractor of the Year: CCI Mechanical Stays the Course

CCI continues to be a specialty leader in the Intermountain area.
12/26/13 2013 Colorado Specialty Contractor of the Year: U.S. Engineering

Colorado mechanical contractor leads region in working with other trades in prefabricated modules for big projects.
11/21/13 CU Boulder Campus Utility Systems Upgrade Tops Out
The CU project will greatly improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
11/21/13 ACEC Colorado Presents Annual Engineering Excellence Awards
The awards were presented to ACEC Colorado member firms in Denver on Nov. 18.
11/06/13 Two GSA Buildings Win 2013 Design-Build Awards
The Conference and Expo highlights exemplary projects that achieve their budget and schedule goals.
11/06/13 AGC of Colorado Honors 2013 ACE Award Winners
The AGC of Colorado presented its annual ACE Awards on Nov. 1 in Denver.
11/06/13 AIA Colorado North Presents 2013 Design Awards
AIA Colorado North presented its 2013 design and honor awards on Nov. 1.
10/23/13 ABC Presents 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards
The EIC Awards provide ABC-member general contractors and specialty contractors with a forum to showcase their best recent work.
09/12/13 AIA Colorado South and AIA Colorado West 2013 Awards
AIA Colorado West and AIA Colorado South presented their member design awards in August.
08/19/13 Mortenson Construction Selected 2013 Colorado Contractor of Year

Contractor continues to generate new work through its expertise in BIM and project collaboration tools.
08/19/13 Okland Construction Selected 2013 Intermountain Contractor of Year

Okland Construction’s recent portfolio includes work on several high-profile projects in Utah.
07/31/13 Brannan Cos. a Finalist for National Safety Award
The award recognizes companies that develop innovative ideas or achieve practical outcomes leading to improved worker safety.
07/30/13 Design Survey Finds Firms Still Discounting Their Fees
Just over half of firms in the industry update their billing rates yearly.
07/30/13 Landscape Architects Announce Design Survey Results
The average landscape architecture firm designs between six and 20 residential projects per year.
07/29/13 NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center Wins Natl. Data Center Award
NWSC is a $70-million, 153,000-sq-ft facility located in Cheyenne that provides advanced computing services to scientists.
07/09/13 Adolfson Peterson Breaks Ground on Two Arvada Police Stations
The Arvada Police expanded its community-based policing recently when it embarked on a decentralized policing model.
07/09/13 Denver's Burkett Design Wins National ASID Award
The design concept for the office space was to showcase the talent of the partners and convey a sense of joy and comfort for visitors.
06/25/13 New NREL Parking Garage Wins National Sustainable Parking Award
The five-level structure with 1,800 parking spaces is 90% more efficient than a typical garage.
06/25/13 ECI Site Construction Management Earns Northern Colorado Award
The Northern Colorado Business Report recently awarded ECI a Mercury 100 Award for its rapid growth.
06/24/13 Studio NYL Structural Engineers Thriving With Broad Global Portfolio

Despite its global successes, most of the firm’s portfolio is grounded in more conventional design arenas within the region.
06/20/13 ABC Utah Signs Two Key Agreements with Industry Partners
The partnership brings together two entities from the nonresidential construction industry into one working group.
06/20/13 Denver's RTD Wins ARTBA Transportation Environmental Excellence Award
RTD was honored for completion of the 12-mile, $707-million FasTracks West Rail Line from Golden to downtown Denver.
06/20/13 Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Improves in May
The overall MCI-EFI was 56.7.0, an increase from the April index of 54.0.
06/20/13 Denver Consultants Working on New Sports Complex in Russia
The massive project will include construction of a stadium and an indoor arena within a single building enclosure.
06/20/13 Piper Electric Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Business
Piper Electric currently employs 123 workers and has provided more than 21,000 service jobs since 2001.
06/19/13 MWH Global Named ENR Mountain States Design Firm of the Year

Colorado-based wet infrastructure leader helps develop the world’s water and renewable-energy resources.
06/18/13 Security Concerns Were Central to the Design of a New Women's Center in Afghanistan

The new business center provides a “safe zone” for women to network, learn and explore career options.
06/05/13 Frederick High School Project Earns National Design Award
Denver architectural firm klipp won a national design award for its work on the Frederick High School project in Frederick, Colo.
06/05/13 ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter Awards Members for Safety
The Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter held its annual Safety Awards dinner on May 16.
06/05/13 AGC/C Honors Members With Safety and Stormwater Awards
AGC of Colorado honored nearly two dozen member companies for their safety programs at the AGC/C Safety Awards Luncheon in late May.
06/05/13 Whole Foods Project Wins 2013 Boise Building Excellence Award
The new Boise Whole Foods Market has been named a winner in the 2013 Boise Building Excellence Awards in the Best Sustainable Projects category.
05/23/13 ASAC Presents Its Annual Member Awards
The American Subcontractors Association of Colorado recognized its top member firms at the association’s annual awards program on April 20 in Denver.
05/23/13 Denver Architectural League Selects Micro-Housing Competition Winners
The Denver Architectural League chose the winners of its Micro-Housing Ideas Competition on May 17.
05/08/13 SLATERPAULL Architects Named Green Business of the Year in Denver
Denver’s SLATERPAULL Architects has been named Green Business of the Year by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
05/08/13 RTD Veteran Returns to North Metro Project After W Line Light-Rail Launch
Jim Starling, who originally oversaw development of the North Metro project during its environmental planning process, will return to line as its project manager.
05/08/13 Shaffer Baucom Engineering and Consulting Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Lakewood, Colo.-based Shaffer • Baucom Engineering & Consulting is celebrating its 15-year anniversary.
05/08/13 AIA Colorado Presents Young Architects Awards
The Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its annual Young Architects Awards Gala in Denver on April 26.
04/25/13 McWhinney Will Build New Multifamily Project in Westminster
Arbour Commons plans to offer 394 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes.
04/25/13 MWH Global Opens New Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Since the 1970s, MWH has helped Ethiopia with water- and energy-related challenges.
04/24/13 Cement Firm Agrees to Reduce Harmful Emissions at Colorado Plant
CEMEX Inc., which owns and operates a Portland cement-manufacturing facility in Lyons, Colo., has agreed to operate advanced pollution controls on its kiln and pay a $1-million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
04/22/13 Utah Dept. of Transportation Is Intermountain Owner of the Year

UDOT's $1.7-billion I-CORE project expanded and improved 24 miles of I-15 through Utah County in a record 35 months.
04/22/13 Regional Transportation District Is the Colorado Owner of the Year

The agency’s booming FasTracks transit program features 81 miles of new rail and bus lines planned or already under construction.
04/11/13 Ritchie Bros. Launches New Way to Buy and Sell Equipment 
EquipmentOne is a secure online marketplace for the private sale of equipment and materials.
04/11/13 Kilgore Cos. Acquires Concrete Provider Westroc Inc.
Westroc operates two aggregates sites and seven ready-mix concrete plants along the Wasatch Front.
04/11/13 Industrial Supply Co. Named Owner-Member of the Year
Industrial Supply earned kudos for its strong and consistent support with both legacy accounts and new customers.
04/10/13 Vestas Receives Its Largest Turbine Order in Canada
Vestas will deliver 166 V100-1.8-MW wind turbines for the 299-MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project.
04/10/13 NCAR Facility Team Wins 2013 Green Enterprise IT Award
The Cheyenne-based National Center for Atmospheric Research improves the scientific understanding of climate change.
04/10/13 Growing the Industry Through Philanthropy

The construction industry appears to be in sync with general trends in corporate giving.
03/28/13 Japanese Architect Toyo Ito Wins 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize
Toyo Ito, a 71-year-old architect whose practice is based in Tokyo will be the recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
03/27/13 Adolfson Peterson Earns National ABC Award for Garden City High School
Aurora’s Adolfson & Peterson Construction won a national award for its work on the Garden City High School and District Stadium in Garden City, Kan.
03/27/13 Dept. of Homeland Security Awards $80-Million Contract to McCarthy/Mortenson
Construction of the 87,000-sq-ft, freestanding Central Utility Plant is expected to begin immediately and complete in October 2015.
03/26/13 Eisenhower Tunnel Celebrates 40th Anniversary
In mid-March, the Colorado Dept. of Transportation marked the 40th anniversary of the opening of the westbound bore of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel west of Denver.
03/14/13 ABC Rocky Mountain Honors Chapter Award Winners
The Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter held its annual Chapter Awards dinner on February 28 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Denver.
03/14/13 Oklahoma-Based Engineering Firm EST Inc. Enters Colorado Market
EST Inc., a full-service civil engineering firm headquartered in Oklahoma City, acquired Denver’s Hedrick & Associates LLC on December 31.
03/14/13 Denver RTD West Rail Line Project Wins National AGC Award
Completion of the West Rail Line expands quality transit in the Denver metro area from Golden to downtown Denver.
03/14/13 ACEC/CO Announces 2013 New Faces in Engineering
Eleven young professional engineers were honored as ACEC/CO's 2013 New Faces in Engineering nominees.
03/13/13 AGC of America Honors Flatiron Corp. for Its Community Work
Firestone, Colo.-based Flatiron Construction Corp. was honored recently for its efforts to build three much-needed footbridges in Nicaragua as part of the Bridges to Prosperity program.
03/13/13 ABC National Honors Several Colorado Member Firms
Hensel Phelps was among the Colorado firms that were honored with ABC national awards in late February.
02/27/13 AGC of Utah Awards Jacobsen for U of U Health Care Project
AGC of Utah recently awarded its Healthcare Project of the Year to University of Utah Health Care’s Clinical Neurosciences Center and Jacobsen Construction.
02/27/13 AGC of Utah Honors Gramoll Construction Superintendent
Troy North of Gramoll Construction, Salt Lake City, was recently recognized as the Superintendent of the Year by AGC of Utah.
02/26/13 GSA Transforms Historic Structure Into Sustainable Building Model
The U.S. General Services Administration rededicated in mid-February its 95-year-old Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colo.
02/26/13 AIA Elevates Four Colorado Architects to College of Fellows
Four of the 122 AIA members elevated to the association's prestigious College of Fellows are from Colorado.
02/26/13 CDOT Region 3 Wins Executive Director Cup Award
This year's Executive Director's Cup Award went to Region 3, which encompasses the northwest corner of Colorado.
01/30/13 AGC Colorado Announces 2013 Board of Directors
The Associated General Contractors of Colorado recently announced its 2013 board of directors.
01/30/13 ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter Announces 2013 Board Members
Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter held its annual board installation on January 17.
01/30/13 Colorado Third on List of Top LEED States for 2012
Colorado LEED certified 2.10 sq ft of construction per resident last year, behind only Virginia and Massachusetts.
01/30/13 ASHRAE Donates HVAC, Electrical Upgrades to Denver Mission

The work of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ASHRAE will save the Denver Rescue Mission about a third of its annual energy costs.
01/30/13 ABC Utah Names 2013 Chairman, Board of Directors
The Utah Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors recently appointed Ron Hadley as 2013 chairman of the board.
01/30/13 Utah Economists and AGC Leadership Cautiously Optimistic

The Utah Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America opened its 91st Annual Convention Jan. 24 on an optimistic economic note.
01/17/13 GH Phipps Will Build New Metro CareRing Hunger Relief Center
The small staff and 160 volunteers have seen a four-fold increase in clients served since 2007.
01/17/13 Regional Transportation District FasTracks Top 10 Milestones During 2012
Here is a summary of key milestones on the FasTracks transit program for Denver’s Regional Transportation District during 2012.
01/17/13 Olathe Community Center Breaks Ground in Kansas
Residents of Olathe, Kan., gathered December 15 for the groundbreaking of their future community recreation center
01/17/13 Trimble Introduces Lightweight Jobsite Tablet

The 2.8-lb field computer uses Trimble SCS900 site controller software for real-time data.
01/03/13 SMPS Utah Presents Annual Marketing Communications Awards
The awards recognize the year’s best efforts by marketing professionals serving Utah’s architecture, engineering and construction industry.
01/03/13 ECI Nears Completion of Thornton Park Project
The 45-acre suburban park includes five buildings and a 500-person amphitheater.
01/03/13 EPA Recognizes Mariposa District in Denver for Smart Growth
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored Denver’s Mariposa District with the 2012 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.
01/03/13 New Elk Camp Restaurant Opens in Aspen
The 18,000-sq-ft, 350-seat restaurant features a great room and bar, with a curving roof 25 ft high at its tallest point.
12/24/12 Sturgeon Electric Co. Selected as 2012 Specialty Contractor of Year

Sturgeon tops this year’s ranking of Mountain States specialty contractors with 2011 self-reported revenue of $156.1 million.
12/06/12 Denver Law Firm Interior Makeover Wins Two Industry Design Awards
The lobby, re-designed by Denver’s Burkett Design Inc., now provides a magnificent view of the Rocky Mountains.
11/21/12 Mortenson Construction Earns National DBIA Award for Fort Carson Project
Denver’s Mortenson Construction has received a national award from the Design Build Institute of America for the company’s work on the Fort Carson Warriors in Transition Barracks in Colorado Springs.
11/08/12 AIA Colorado Honors 2012 Achievements in Architecture
The Colorado component of the American Institute of Architects presented its annual design awards to member firms on Nov. 3 in Keystone, Colo.
11/07/12 ACEC-CO Presents Annual Engineering Excellence Awards
The Colorado Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Cos. presented its annual Engineering Excellence Awards on Nov. 5 in Denver.
11/07/12 2012 AGC of Colorado ACE Award Winners
The Associated General Contractors of Colorado presented its annual ACE Awards to member firms on Nov. 2 in Denver.
10/25/12 ABC Rocky Mountain Presents 2012 Excellence in Construction Awards
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of ABC honored exceptional efforts in merit construction during its 11th annual Excellence In Construction Awards on Oct. 12.
10/11/12 Adolfson & Peterson Celebrates Opening of School of Mines New Marquez Hall
The Colorado School of Mines in Golden recently celebrated the grand opening of the college's newest engineering building, Marquez Hall.
09/27/12 Golden Triangle Construction Celebrates 35 Years
Denver’s Golden Triangle Construction celebrated in September its 35th year in the construction industry at the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter, a building constructed by the firm in 2011.
09/27/12 New Trimble Building in Westminster Tops Out
Trimble currently has 164 locations, but the new 125,000-sq-ft, four-story building and research center in Westminster will be the first to be owned by Trimble.
09/13/12 CSU Engineers Helping to Develop Waterless Toilet
Colorado State University engineers will collaborate with RTI International and others to develop a waterless toilet that converts human waste into burnable fuel and disinfected, non-potable water.
09/13/12 Sturgeon Electric Celebrates Its Centennial
Sturgeon Electric Co. Inc. of Henderson, Colo., celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sept. 13.
08/30/12 Intermountain Bobcat Opens New Headquarters Facility

Intermountain Bobcat has built a new 12,500-sq-ft Bobcat-dedicated headquarters in West Valley City, Utah.
08/20/12 AIA Predicts Nonresidential Construction Spending Will Increase Through 2012
AIA says that the design and construction industry appears to have reasons to be at least modestly optimistic in the coming months and into next year.
08/20/12 Design Concepts to Do Nine BEST School Landscapes
Denver’s Design Concepts has the landscape architect and planning partner for nine high-profile school projects funded by the Colorado Dept. of Education’s BEST Program for capital school construction.
08/20/12 SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown Hotel at Metro State Opens for Business
The new $45-million hotel sits on the eastern edge of the Metropolitan State University of Denver campus.
08/19/12 Regional Contractors Sound More Upbeat, But the Project Horizon Remains Flat

Mid-level institutional work, especially state and local projects, has dropped off significantly around the region.
08/19/12 Big-D Construction Selected as 2012 Regional Contractor of Year

Big-D landed the top spot in this year’s Mountain States ranking of the area’s largest general contractors with an impressive $555.2 million in 2011 revenue,
08/01/12 Unique New Partnership Brings Renewable Energy to Denver Housing Authority
The Denver Housing Authority has launched a landmark public-private partnership to bring renewable energy to 387 affordable housing buildings throughout the city.
07/19/12 Burkett Design of Denver Wins First Place Interiors Awards
Denver-based Burkett Design was recently honored by both the American Society of Interior Designers and International Interior Design Association.
07/19/12 Western State College Celebrates Groundbreaking for Student Rec Center and Fieldhouse
Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison broke ground in mid-July for its new on-campus student recreation center and multipurpose field house.
06/25/12 CH2M Hill Named Mountain States Design Firm of Year for 2012

The Denver-based engineering and consulting giant closed its 2011 books with $6.4 billion in gross revenue and now has 30,000 employees in more than 80 countries.
06/25/12 Regional Designers Push for More Diverse Services and Help Clients With Project Funding

Designers express more optimism than in past years but also worry about the health of the global economy and political uncertainties.
06/20/12 Merrick & Co. Acquires McLaughlin Water Engineers
Aurora's Merrick & Co. has acquired the water-engineering firm of McLaughlin Water Engineers of Denver and Aspen.
06/07/12 Matrix Design Group Acquires Design Studios West
Matrix Design Group Inc., a Colorado-based engineering, consulting and planning firm, has acquired the assets of Design Studios West Inc.
06/07/12 Centennial Center Park Celebrates Grand Opening
The 11-acre Centennial Center Park is located next to the Centennial Civic Center on the city’s main east-west artery.
06/07/12 Mirasol II Housing Project Breaks Ground in Loveland
The Mirasol Phase II apartment building project will be a 60-unit, three-story ndependent-living facility for the housing authority of the city of Loveland, Colo.
05/24/12 AGC of Colorado Presents Annual Safety Awards
The Associated General Contractors of Colorado honored its members for their safety achievements on May 22 in a ceremony that included the chapter’s annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards.
05/24/12 SMPS Colorado Presents 2012 Marketing Excellence Awards
The Colorado Chapter of Society for Marketing Professional Services hosted the annual Marketing Excellence Awards on May 17.
05/24/12 ABC Rocky Mountain Honors Its Members for Safety Excellence
The annual awards recognize ABC member companies that have shown outstanding commitment and dedication to the health and safety of their employees.
05/10/12 CDOT Puts Historic Dotsero Bridge Up for Private Adoption
The Colorado Dept. of Transportation is offering the National Register-listed Dotsero Bridge over the Colorado River in western Colorado for adoption.
05/10/12 Construction Industry Training Council Honors 2012 Apprentice Graduates
The Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado will hold its 2012 graduation ceremony May 5 at the Arvada Center.
05/02/12 Denver Restoration Firm Helps Preserve Historic Legacies, Brick by Brick

Located in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood, Building Restoration Specialties performs in masonry restoration and conservation of historic buildings.
04/26/12 AIA Colorado Recognizes 2012 Young Architects and Designers
The American Institute of Architects Colorado presented 13 awards and honors, as well as 16 scholarships and grants, during its annual Young Architects Awards Gala (YAAG) on April 20 in Denver.
04/23/12 City of Denver Selected as Colorado Owner of the Year

The City of Denver is the Mountain States Owner of the Year for Colorado and Wyoming.
04/23/12 Utah Transit Authority Selected as Intermountain-Area Owner of the Year

The UTA has overcome a tough economy and demanding schedules to move its new rail lines toward on-time completions.
04/16/12 DHA Breaks Ground on $22-Million Phase 2 at Mariposa

The Denver Housing Authority celebrated the next phase of community revitalization at its Mariposa development on West 10th Avenue and Navajo Street in Denver on April 10.
04/12/12 Four AGC of Colorado Member Firms Win National Safety Awards
The four safety winners were PCL Construction Services Inc., Calcon Constructors Inc., Sturgeon Electric Co. Inc. and L.P.R. Construction Co.
04/12/12 Adolfson and Peterson Renovates Beck Recreation Center in Aurora
After a year of construction, Adolfson and Peterson Construction wrapped up the renovation of Aurora’s only full-service recreation center—Beck Recreation Center.
04/12/12 ACEC Colorado Awards Scholarships to Colorado Engineering Students
The American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado, with support of the American Public Works Association, awarded $29,000 in scholarships to 10 college students who are actively pursuing engineering degrees in Colorado.
03/27/12 A&P Earns National Award for North High School Work
Aurora’s Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s work on the Denver Public Schools North High School Historic Renovations and Addition project has earned the company an ABC Pyramid Award.
03/27/12 Zi South Restaurant in Denver Celebrates Grand Opening March 17
The 4,963-sq-ft Zi South is located on the northwest corner of 22nd and Blake streets in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood.
03/27/12 Pinkard Earns ABC National Safety Excellence Award
Pinkard Construction Co., Lakewood, maintained a safety record that earned the company recognition in the general contractor category of ABC’s National Safety Excellence Awards.
03/19/12 Hunt Electric Celebrates Two Million Man-Hours Worked Without a Lost-Time Injury
Salt Lake City’s Hunt Electric recently reached two million man-hours worked without a lost-time accident.
03/19/12 Merrick Engineer Receives First LiDAR Art Award
Sergio Aguayo’s submittal entitled “Lighting Up the Night” consists of five images captured from a testing site in Utah.
03/19/12 ACEC of Colorado Honors 2012 Outstanding Woman in Engineering, New Faces Nominees
The American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado honored Jeanne Sharps of Denver's Felsburg Holt & Ullevig as the 2012 Outstanding Woman in Engineering at a special ceremony on Feb. 29.
03/19/12 Roche Wins National ABC Eagle Award for New Lakewood Target Store
Greeley-based Roche Constructors received an Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors for its work on Target Store No. 2717 in Lakewood, Colo.
02/28/12 Denver Design Firms Abo Group and B+Y Architects Merge
The Abo Group Inc. and B+Y Architects PC, both of Denver, have merged, effective February 27.
02/28/12 Flatiron Volunteers Complete Important Footbridge in Rural Nicaragua
Firestone, Colo.-based Flatiron’s first Bridges to Prosperity volunteer team of 2012 has successfully completed a much-needed footbridge in Santa Lucia, Condega, Nicaragua.
02/28/12 ABC Rocky Mountain Presents Annual Chapter Award Winners
Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter held its annual chapter awards dinner and political action committee fundraiser on February 16.
02/16/12 CDOT Southwest Maintenance Team Wins Environmental Award
The State Transportation Commission recently presented Colorado Dept. of Transportation Maintenance Section 3 staff with the department’s 2012 Environmental Award.
02/16/12 SMPS Colorado Hosts Health Care Facilities Panel
SMPS Colorado convened a panel of Denver health-care facilities experts for its “Health-care Reform and Its Impact on Delivering Services” discussion in Denver on Feb. 8.
02/11/12 Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture Will Design Olathe Community Center
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture of Denver, in association with SFS Architecture of Kansas City, Mo., has won a national design competition for the new Olathe Community Center planned for Olathe, Kan.
02/04/12 Denver Design Firm klipp Joins gkkworks of California
Denver-based architectural firm of klipp has merged with gkkworks, a national architectural, engineering and construction firm based in Irvine, Calif.
02/01/12 AGC of Utah 2012 Convention Recap

AGC of Utah hosted its annual convention in Salt Lake City near the end of January.
02/01/12 Wheeler Machinery Co. Creates a New Mining Division
Wheeler Machinery Co., a Salt Lake City-based Caterpillar dealer, has created a new division to serve the mining industry—Wheeler Mining Systems.
01/30/12 Thornton Tomasetti Opens New Office in Downtown Denver
International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti opened a new office in Denver on Jan. 30.
01/25/12 Colorado Solar Thermal Roadmap Created to Fuel Solar-Power Growth
The “Colorado Solar Thermal Roadmap” was presented to a group of elected officials, researchers, industry executives, environmental leaders, academics and residents at the Denver Housing Authority’s Mulroy Opportunity Center in west Denver.
01/23/12 HITT Contracting Opens a Colorado Office in Golden
HITT Contracting Inc., Falls Church, Va., one of the largest U.S. general contractors, has opened a new office in Golden, Colo.
01/19/12 NREL Energy Systems Integration Facility Tops Out in Golden
The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., reached a milestone in January with topping out of the $135-million Energy Systems Integration Facility.
01/19/12 Design Workshop Wins National Planning Award for Petra Strategic Plan

The strategic master plan for the Petra region in Jordan will receive the 2012 American Planning Association’s Pierre L'Enfant International Planning Award.
01/13/12 Clyde Companies Long-Time President Al Schellenberg Retires
Al Schellenberg, 65, retired after serving in numerous positions at Utah's Clyde Cos., including president.
01/06/12 New Documentary by ACEC/CO Premieres February 1 on CET
An hour-long documentary produced by the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado will premiere in Denver in February.
01/05/12 SMPS Utah Presents Annual Marketing Communications Awards
The Utah Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services has announced the 2011 winners of the annual Marketing Communication Awards.
12/20/11 CDOT Celebrates Completion of C-470/Santa Fe Flyover
The Colorado Dept. of Transportation, Douglas County and the Federal Highway Administration held a ribbon-cutting on Dec. 12 marking the opening of the new flyover ramp from southbound Santa Fe Drive to eastbound C-470.
12/19/11 Mountain States Specialty Contractors Looking Ahead to Better Times

The region’s specialty firms are hoping for the best and doing what they can to prepare for whatever lies ahead while dealing with lower margins and less work.
12/19/11 RK Mechanical Selected As Colorado Specialty Contractor of the Year

Denver contractor RK Mechanical Inc. has re-invested in its employees and completed one of the largest construction projects in the company’s history.
12/19/11 Salt Lake City Electrical Contractor Earns Industry Respect

After nearly a century in business, Cache Valley Electric maintains its community ties and strong pursuit of quality craftsmanship.
12/13/11 Colorado State University Approves $124.5-Million Bond for Campus Projects
The Colorado State University Board of Governors recently approved a $124.5-million bond package that includes upgrades to classroom and learning facilities for students in agriculture; a new, state-of-the-art undergraduate housing facility that will accommodate more than 600 students; and renovation of the 50-year-old Lory Student Center.
12/04/11 CU Boulder Provides Jobs Training In Its Sustainable Practices Program
The Sustainable Practices Program at the University of Colorado Boulder offers individual courses and a sustainability management certificate to help workers and job seekers.
12/04/11 Four Seasons Vail Overcomes Unique Construction Challenges
Hyder and its team surmounted the project’s challenges to deliver a world-class facility that captures the excellence associated with the Four Seasons brand.
12/04/11 Saunders Tops Off New DaVita Headquarters in Denver
The project team for DaVita and Saunders Construction held a topping-off ceremony on Nov. 10 for the new headquarters of the kidney care company.
12/04/11 Calcon Constructors Celebrates Three Decades of Building in Colorado
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Calcon has completed more than 16 million sq ft of construction, logging a total project volume of over $1 billion.
11/29/11 2012 ACEC-Montana Engineering Excellence Awards Winners
ACEC-Montana honored the following projects at the Montana Engineering Honors Banquet held in conjunction with the Joint Engineers Conference on November 2 in Helena.
11/29/11 Wheeler Machinery Co. Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Wheeler Machinery Co. celebrated 60 years in business in November with an afternoon visit from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the company’s Salt Lake City headquarters.
11/10/11 GE Johnson Construction Achieves Major Safety Milestone
GE Johnson Construction Co., Colorado Springs and Denver, recently surpassed an industry milestone of 5 million man-hours worked continuously without a day-away-from-work injury
11/10/11 ACEC/CO Presents 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards
The American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado honored its 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards winners on Nov. 7 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.
11/10/11 AGC of Colorado Honors 2011 ACE Awards Winners
The Associated General Contractors of Colorado presented its annual ACE Awards to AGC-member companies on Nov. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center Hotel.
10/28/11 AIA Colorado Honors Its 2011 Award Winners
The American Institute of Architects Colorado recognized its 2011 architectural design, honor and president’s awards recipients during a ceremony on Oct. 15 at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center in Keystone.
10/28/11 ABC Presents Annual Excellence in Construction Awards
ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter presented its annual Excellence in Construction Awards on Oct. 14.
10/12/11 Milender White Construction Hosts Subcontractor/Vendor Appreciation Party
Milender White Construction Co., an Arvada-based general contractor, recently threw an appreciation party for its subcontractors and suppliers.
10/12/11 AGC of Colorado Announces 2011 ACE Awards Entries
The Associated General Contractors of Colorado has received more than 35 2011 ACE Awards entries submitted by 26 AGC member companies.
09/29/11 AIA Colorado North Chapter Presents 2011 Design Awards
The American Institute of Architects Colorado North chapter recognized its 2011 architectural design and honor award recipients on Sept. 9 at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder.
09/28/11 Golden Triangle Construction to Start Work on Four Projects in Southern Colorado
Golden Triangle Construction was recently awarded four new projects in southern Colorado.
09/28/11 AIA Denver Presents 2011 Achievements in Architecture
The American Institute of Architects Denver recognized its 2011 architectural design, honor and president’s awards recipients during a ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
09/14/11 Denver's Roth Sheppard Architects Starts Work on Several Municipal Projects
Denver’s Roth Sheppard Architects is launching seven new law enforcement and municipal projects to be completed over the next 18 months.
09/14/11 Engine House No. 5 Rated State’s First LEED-Platinum Historic Building
The downtown office of Denver-based SLATERPAULL Architects, located in historic Denver fire station Engine House No.5, has been rated the first LEED-Platinum historic building in Colorado.
09/01/11 AIA Colorado West Chapter Presents Annual Design Awards
The American Institute of Architects Colorado West chapter recognized its 2011 architectural design and honor award recipients on Aug. 26 in Snowmass Village, Colo.
08/29/11 Kiewit Selected as 2011 Contractor of Year in the Mountain States

Because of its diversity and steady leadership during tough economic times, Kiewit has been selected as the 2011 Contractor of the Year in the Mountain West by ENR Mountain States magazine.
08/05/11 MHTN Architects Expands, Adds New Talent
Salt Lake City’s MHTN Architects has expanded its workforce, adding 16 new employees to its workforce.
08/05/11 MKK Announces Key Employee Promotions
MKK Consulting Engineers Inc., Denver, has recently promoted several employees, including two branch manager appointments.
08/05/11 Denver's Matrix Design Group Promotes, Adds Staff
Matrix Design Group Inc., Denver, has added staff and promoted some current employees.
08/05/11 Alliance Construction Breaks Ground on TownPlace Suites
Alliance Construction Solutions, Denver, has broken ground on TownPlace Suites by Marriott Hotel in Gateway Business Park near Pena Boulevard in Denver.
08/05/11 Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Names New President
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC, Draper, Utah, recently named Con L. Wadsworth as president of the firm, effective July 24.
08/05/11 Colorado Honors AMI Mechanical for Outstanding Safety Record
Denver’s AMI Mechanical was honored earlier this summer for the contractor’s dedication to safety and cost containment.
08/05/11 Nunn Breaks Ground on Colorado Springs Church Addition
The Academy Christian Church Phase One addition consists of a 23,905-sq-ft addition to the existing church.
07/20/11 NREL Program Turns Warehouses Into Rooftop Solar Powerhouses
The Dept. of Energy recently announced a $1.4-billion partial loan guarantee to support the launch of Project Amp, which helps businesses put solar arrays on the roofs of their warehouses across the U.S.
07/20/11 Denver’s Barker Rinker Seacat Wins Design Award for Oregon Project
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture of Denver was recently honored with an Aquatics International Dream Designs award for its design of The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Salem, Ore.
07/08/11 CSHQA Celebrates Orchid Award for Historic Preservation
Boise's CSHQA recently won an Orchid Award from Preservation Idaho for its renovation of the Key Bank building in Driggs, Idaho.
07/08/11 Hunt Electric Celebrates 25 Years in Business
Salt Lake City's Hunt Electric celebrated its 25th anniversary in June.
06/24/11 Annual Industry Fundraiser Increases Attendance
The annual Deja Vu fundraiser in Denver in May raised more than $200,000 for charity.
06/22/11 Regional Design Firms Struggling From Slow Economy, Stalled Projects

Design firms across the mountain states have embraced austerity and diversity as keys to survival during a down economy.
06/22/11 HDR Selected as ENR Mountain States Design Firm of the Year

HDR’s work on the Utah I-15 CORE and Denver’s FasTracks light rail helped put the engineering firm at the top of this year’s design rankings.
06/08/11 Garney Expands Colorado Operations On Its 50th Anniversary
Garney Cos. Inc. of Denver has been awarded more than $375 million in contracts to improve Colorado’s water infrastructure, the company announced in early June.
04/25/11 DHA Builds Houses And Communities
The Denver Housing Authority is pursuing a new model of sustainability and social responsibility in its community developments.
03/11/11 DAM Shop Earns National Kudos
New York-based Architectural Record magazine has selected the Denver Art Museum Shop as one of only nine winning projects in its annual Good Design is Good Business Awards of Excellence. The museum shop, which opened in November 2009, was designed by Denver’s Roth + Sheppard Architects.
03/15/11 HCC Honors Community Leaders, Member Firms
The Hispanic Contractors of Colorado honored industry leaders and member firms at the association’s 21st Annual Awards Banquet on March 5 at the Denver Grand Hyatt.
01/06/10 RB+B Architects Wins Malaysian Design Competition
RB+B Architects, Fort Collins, has won an international architectural design competition in collaboration with J+H Boiffils of Paris, France, for a 21-acre, mixed-use development in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam,...
10/01/10 The Sun Also Rises
Kennecott Land Co. of South Jordan, Utah, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto—a London-based, multi-billion-dollar global mining company—was formed in 2001 by a handful of people who wanted to develop...
09/01/10 Iron Works
The Komatsu name is a familiar one at mining operations and construction projects in the Intermountain West, and the Komatsu Equipment Co. of Salt Lake City intends to keep it that way.
07/01/10 Understanding Relationships

Nearly 40 years have passed since Dick Saunders started his own company to provide himself with a retirement fund and a “little bit of ownership.”
07/01/10 No Ceilings

Today’s MKK Consulting Engineers Inc.—three bustling offices tackling a full docket of projects—is a far cry from the company that began in the 1950s as a sole practice.
07/01/10 Passing the Torch

John Okland emigrated from Norway to the U.S. in the early 1900s, and the company he founded in 1918 is now one of the largest construction companies in the country.
05/01/10 Colorado Owner of the Year

Centura Health, Colorado’s largest health-care provider, has contributed significantly to the health and well-being of Colorado’s residents and the economic vitality of the state in managing 12 hospitals,...
05/01/10 Utah Owner of the Year

Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has invested more than $1.2 billion in new and upgraded medical facilities since 2005, including four new facilities in Utah stretching from Tremonton in the north to...
05/01/10 Idaho Owner of the Year

The St. Luke’s Health System hospital currently under construction in Twin Falls is the most recent of the system’s more than a dozen large and small projects in southwest and south-central Idaho.
05/01/10 CTA Architects Engineers

After working for CTA Architects Engineers for more than 35 years and rising to principal and president of the internationally known firm, Jim Shepard still displays an old rejection letter on the wall of his office.
04/01/10 MHTN Goes Gold

When an architecture firm remodels its office, the project has the potential to be much more than just new carpet and workspaces.
04/01/10 Innovation and Dedication

Like the rest of America, post-World War II Montana was poised for growth and prosperity after years of sacrifice and worry.
03/01/10 Founders Series: HDR

George Little, HDR’s president of engineering, hesitates when asked to name a favorite project or two.
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