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Denver’s Cherry Creek North Booming With New Multi-Use Projects
The upscale neighborhood is wrestling with greater density and taller buildings as the city approves new growth plans.

Rendering courtesy of PCL Construction/Western Development

Use of Prefab at New Saint Joseph Hospital Saved $4.3 Million
The use of prefab modules also cut 72 workdays off the construction schedule.

Courtesy of Mortenson

More Projects
12/18/14 Yates Pavilion Becomes An Elegant Addition to Kent Denver Campus
The new addition includes a competition court with a higher seat count capacity than the adjacent gym.
11/05/14 University of Wyoming Opens New Gateway Center in Laramie
The new Gateway Center provides a highly recognizable entrance to the campus.
10/31/14 2014 Intermountain Best Green/Best Overall Project: Energy Innovation Laboratory
The Energy Innovation Laboratory is one of only 22 labs worldwide certified as LEED Platinum.
10/22/14 2014 Best Intermountain Manufacturing and Award of Merit Safety: eBay Data Center
DPR’s regional safety management team is very active in bringing safe subs to a jobsite.
10/22/14 2014 Colo./Wyo. Best Overall & Best Safety Project: Denver Union Station Transit
At $374.8 million, Union Station is the largest multimodal project in the U.S.
10/22/14 2014 Colo./Wyo. Safety & Sports/Entertainment Awards of Merit: WSCU Field House
JE Dunn safety orientations are tailored to specific projects and their inherent safety risks.
10/22/14 2014 Best Intermountain Safety Project and Award of Merit Office: Xactware Bldg.
The Xactware building features offices with panoramic views of Utah Valley.
10/22/14 2014 Best Colo./Wyo. Safety Project & Highways/Bridges: Pecos/I-70 Bridge
This bridge replacement project has received national attention for its many innovations.
10/09/14 Denver Public Schools Completes Byers Junior High Renovation
The 110,000-square-foot building sat vacant for a decade after Denver Public Schools closed the facility.
09/25/14 Odyssey Elementary Becomes the Greenest School in Utah
The school is on track to achieve LEED-Gold certification.
09/25/14 Colorado Ballet Moves Into Its New Denver Facility
The new space is comprised of eight studios as well as improved amenities for the company.
09/25/14 Denver Botanic Gardens Opens New Science Pyramid
The 5,258-sq-ft pyramid will showcase the research being done at the gardens on contemporary botanic and environmental issues.
09/10/14 U.S. Custom House Building Remodel in Denver Aims for Energy Savings
The $43.5 million project employed 80 full-time workers. It was completed on time and on budget.
09/10/14 Baker Hall at CU Boulder Reopens With Modern Perks, Historical Details
The building’s new green features are especially evident in the upgrades to each student room.
08/27/14 Regional Contractors See Slow, Steady Upside to Most Market Sectors in 2014

Most firms are finding more work opportunities but continue to struggle with labor shortages.
08/27/14 I-225 Light Rail Line Will Connect the East and South Sides of the Denver Area

The 10.5-mile light rail line, dubbed the Aurora Line, is being built as a public-private partnership.
08/27/14 University of Utah Campus Being Wired for the Future

Coordinating the upgrades on an active campus has been nearly as challenging as designing and installing the new systems.
08/13/14 New Aspen Art Museum Features Green Interior Systems Wrapped in Wicker Design
The $45-million, 33,000-sq-ft building features a striking glass exterior screened in criss-crossed wooden strips to resemble a giant woven basket.
07/31/14 Denver Union Station Celebrates Public Grand Reopening
Union Station has been renovated to include a new boutique hotel, travelers’ services and multiple restaurants and shops.
07/17/14 First DDI in Idaho Receives State Transportation Award
Construction was completed in 2013 on Idaho’s first diverging diamond interchange.
07/16/14 Fourth Solar Array Opens on North Side of DIA
The Solar IV array is located on the north side of DIA’s property and can generate up to 2 MW.
07/16/14 DIA Begins $25M in Runway Lighting, Resurfacing Projects
During the project, workers will replace approximately 400 concrete slabs that are showing signs of deterioration.
07/16/14 Childrens Hospital Colorado Opens New Seacrest Studio
The 1,000-sq-ft studio is the seventh one funded by Seacrest’s foundation to help patients and their families.
07/16/14 CDOT Begins Constructing I-70 Peak-Period Shoulder Lane
The project will upgrade 13 miles of Eastbound I-70 within CDOT’s existing right-of-way.
07/11/14 CU Rec Center Uses Green Technologies to Reduce Its Energy Footprint
The project is on track to attain LEED-Platinum certification, a first for a facility of its size and type nationwide.
06/09/14 Bringing More Arts and Culture to Salt Lake City

The 2,500-seat Utah Performing Arts Center is one of the new projects intended to help enliven downtown Salt Lake City and its adjacent neighborhoods.
06/09/14 Design Firms See Better Revenues in 2013, But Also New Causes for Concern

Design leaders point to escalating construction costs and tight budgets as new challenges.
06/04/14 Building a Unique Student Experience at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Residential schools have a unique culture, educational approach and philosophy.
06/04/14 Alta Alameda Station in Baker Neighborhood Nearly Complete
The 338-unit Alta Alameda Station transit-oriented development in Denver completes in June.
06/03/14 New Hunger Relief Center Starts Construction in Denver
The $3.4-million project replaces a cramped and deteriorating building constructed in the 1950s.
05/19/14 New DAM Administration Building Catalyzes Staff, Boosts Productivity
The $11.5-million project also contains collection storage and a research library for scholars.
05/19/14 University of Denver Breaks Ground on School of Engineering and Computer Science
The new building project is designed to organize instruction and research by themes.
05/08/14 Denver Union Station Remodel Becomes Multi-Modal Transit Hub

The Union Station design-build project stretches across 40 acres in downtown Denver’s Central Platte Valley.
05/07/14 Kansas State North End Zone Project to Begin Later This Year
The project marks the third phase of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium master plan.
04/24/14 Unique Partnership Makes S.H. 172 Intersection Improvements Possible
The project will reconstruct the intersection by adding acceleration and deceleration lanes on S.H. 172.
04/11/14 Five (More) Things to Watch Across the Mountain States Region

Here are five more "things to watch" in our second installment of key regional trends, issues and projects across the Mountain States.
04/11/14 New Xactware Headquarters in Lehi Built for Efficiency

A software maker builds its new Utah headquarters with the preferences of younger employees in mind.
03/25/14 CDOT Building Its First Continuous Flow Intersection Near Durango
CFIs reduce congestion and increase safety at high-traffic intersections.
03/13/14 Plans Unveiled for $98-Million Mixed-Use Development Near Denver Union Station
The project will include a boutique Kimpton Hotel, an office building with retail and a 100-space underground public parking complex.
02/24/14 CU Boulder Recreation Center Upgrade Seeks LEED Platinum

Extensive campus facility renovation aims to achieve net-zero-energy use.
02/24/14 Five Things to Watch

Projects, trends and issues making news across the Mountain States region.
02/10/14 Gaylord Rockies Resort Will Feature Large Water Park
The plan calls for multiple pools and water slides, including a family play zone, two water slides, a lazy river and a Colorado ‘hot springs’ experience.
12/30/13 Giving Sea Life a New Home in the Salt Lake Valley

The goal for the new facility was to expand the exhibits found at the aquarium as well as add new themes.
12/30/13 Pecos Street Bridge Replacement Embraces Design and Construction Innovations

The roundabouts at either end of the new bridge help control freeway access and improve traffic flow.
12/20/13 Regional Specialty Contractors Find More Work, But Fewer Workers to Do It

Firms share concerns about work force shortages and increasing regulations even as the economy improves.
12/17/13 Salt Lake City Joins Other Regional Streetcar Revivals

The S-Line’s single guideway runs in a dedicated right-of-way with green space and pedestrian and bike paths on either side.
12/17/13 CDOT Opens New Eastbound I-70 Twin Tunnel
The third lane of eastbound I-70 between east of Idaho Springs to U.S. 6, including through the Twin Tunnels, recently opened to traffic.?
12/16/13 Children's Hospital South Celebrates Its Grand Opening
The Children’s Hospital recently marked completion of its new Colorado South Inpatient Facility in Lone Tree, Colo.
12/05/13 Mortenson Tops Out New Schwab Colorado Campus
Each of the two approximately 220,000-sq-ft office buildings was topped out.
12/04/13 Elitch Gardens Theatre Under Way With Interior Renovations
The initial phase of interior restoration will bring the 122-year-old theater up to code and implement bare-bones, life-safety compliance measures.
11/21/13 Denver Broncos Break Ground on New Indoor Practice Facility
The two-part project will include construction of an indoor practice facility as well as major upgrades to the existing headquarters.
10/23/13 Metro State University Builds Unique Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center
The project has helped to elevate the hospitality program at MSU Denver.
10/23/13 FCF Rebuild Project Faced Unusual Safety Hazards
The bottom of the furnace being rebuilt was concave, adding the potential hazard of slips, trips and falls.
10/22/13 Adobe Campus Designed to Foster an Employee Community
The layout had to provide easy access for all employees to the many campus amenities.
10/22/13 Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center Selected Best Overall Project in Colorado
The architecture of the CJC complements the classical buildings surrounding it.
10/21/13 Swire Coca-Cola Warehouse Expands to Meet Growth, Upgrades Systems
The expansion evolved on all four sides of the facility, coordinating new elements with the old.
10/21/13 Trimble Colorado Campus Is Built Using Its Own Technology
The firm’s new Rockies campus houses 570 employees in a collaborative, open work environment.
10/21/13 New Office for Turner Construction Transforms Historic LoDo Building
Turner’s office has become a tool to demonstrate the company’s renewed presence in the Colorado marketplace.
10/21/13 Crestone Charter School Becomes a Community Landmark
The new school serves students, teachers and the community at large.
10/21/13 U of U Skaggs Pharmacy Institute Built to Encourage Collaborative Research
Research spaces were built for maximum flexibility, efficiency and collaboration.
10/21/13 Garden City High School Functions More Like a College Campus
The school is segmented into four distinct academies, providing an incubator for real-world job skills.
10/21/13 New Granger High School Offers College-Style Amenities
The new school opened with about 1,700 students in fall 2013.
10/21/13 Megaplex Theatre Complex Anchors Valley Fair Mall
It is the first LEED-certified theater complex in Utah.
10/21/13 Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Designed for Net-Zero-Energy Use
It is the first public safety building in the country to achieve a net-zero rating,
10/21/13 Suncor Energy USA Colorado HQ Overcomes Site Challenges
Creative thinking was the key to building this project on a former landfill and swamp.
10/21/13 Toole Applied Technical College Provides Market-Driven Training
The college provides training to meet the needs of local businesses.
10/21/13 U of U Business Building Designed for Collaboration and Diversity
The interiors and way-finding create a space that represents a sophisticated and forward-thinking clientele.
10/21/13 Village at South Campus Offers a Mixed-Use Student Housing Model
The village is a mix of housing, professional offices, commercial and retail businesses.
10/21/13 New Veterans Homes Help Fill Service Void
Veterans can mingle with one another, yet have the privacy of their own rooms.
10/21/13 Westminster on the Draw Adds Mixed-Use Components
The residence portion houses between three and five people per unit, each with private bedrooms.
10/21/13 Nine Mile Canyon Road Reconstruction Key to Area Commerce
Special interest groups made every effort to protect the canyon’s special cultural resources during highway construction.
10/21/13 Wheeler Machinery Offices Get Bold Makeover
The once-bland, boring structure now has an upscale industrial feel.
10/21/13 NREL Launches New Wind Turbine Testing Facility
The facility provides the most complete simulation of wind turbine operating conditions available in North America.
10/21/13 Ogden High School Restoration Preserves Its Art Deco Appeal
The new design required that all original design elements be maintained and protected.
10/21/13 Okland Builds New Salt Lake Clinic
The clinic provides space for physicians, a pharmacy, laboratories, an InstaCare Clinic and advanced imaging services.
10/21/13 Provo Recreation Center Meets Needs of a Diverse Community
The 160,000-sq-ft facility is also a resource for senior citizens and community groups.
10/21/13 Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center Project Site Adds to Safety Challenges
The project’s location on two busy arterial streets in downtown Denver required heightened safety efforts.
10/21/13 Rangely Builds New Critical Access Hospital
Northwestern Colorado town builds its first new hospital in more than 50 years.
10/21/13 Renovation of Historic Federal Courthouse Seeks LEED Platinum
The project aims to be GSA’s first net-zero energy building on the National Register of Historic Places.
10/21/13 Rocket Express Car Wash One of Most High Tech in Country
Rocket Express aims to serve between a quarter-million and a half-million vehicles per year.
10/21/13 Salt Lake City Rehabs 50-Year-Old Main Sewer Line
Kiewit rehabbed approximately three miles of the 48-in.-diameter, reinforced concrete pipe.
10/21/13 Sand Creek Byway Project Was Largest Contract for Idaho Transportation Dept.
The 2.1-mile project realigned a segment of U.S. 95 that bypasses Sandpoint in Northern Idaho.
10/21/13 Windsor Readiness Center First National Guard Facility to Earn LEED Platinum
The 17-acre site houses a primary facility to accommodate 127 soldiers.
10/21/13 Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center Designed as an Energy-Efficiency Model
Extensive daylighting strategies reduce electrical demand and renewable energy powers the facility.
10/21/13 SR 14 Landslide Repair Project Reopens Heavily Traveled Cedar Canyon
The landslide cut Cedar City off from many of the recreational sites up the canyon.
10/21/13 Sustainable College Pavilion Provides Inspired Learning Space
Green features include solar panels and a wind turbine.
10/21/13 Weber State University Builds New Residential Life Complex
The three buildings form a quad in the center where students can relax.
10/16/13 2013 Best Projects Winners

The Best projects and safety winners from the Mountain States and Plains region.
10/11/13 DHA Celebrates Grand Opening of Mariposa Development
The $200-million Mariposa District is being developed in multiple phases, with a total of 800 residential units scheduled for completion 2016-18.
09/26/13 New Cancer Center Opens at Exempla Good Samaritan
The new four-story, 87,600-sq-ft building provides a state-of-the-art cancer-treatment facility for the northern Denver area.
09/26/13 First Phase of $90M Expansion at Craig Hospital Goes Vertical
The hospital's 135,034-sq-ft building will expand to 219,934 sq ft.
09/12/13 Kansas State University West Stadium Center Expansion Completes
The renovated facility includes a large university suite, 44 luxury suites, 37 large boxes, and 713 club seats with high, cushioned chair backs.
09/12/13 Colorado State University Opens New Bioengineering Building
The $75-million, 122,000-sq-ft building occupies the southeast corner of Laurel Street and Meridian Avenue in Fort Collins.
08/19/13 First Phase of U.S. 36 Expansion Hits Its Peak This Summer

The project will provide four modes of travel in one place for the first time in Colorado.
08/19/13 Regional Contractors Say Revenues Are Up, More Commercial Work Is Available

Contracting firms are buoyed by increasing backlogs and more opportunities in private-sector markets.
08/06/13 Phase 2 of New Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Opens
The four-story, 219,000-sq-ft building reflects the hospital’s holistic, whole-person approach to health care and wellness.
07/31/13 Major Rock Blasting Complete in Eastbound I-70 Tunnel
CDOT has completed blasting operations in the eastbound Twin Tunnel near Idaho Springs.
07/31/13 New University of Utah Law Building Under Construction
The new building will allow new approaches to legal education based on more hands-on learning and skills training.
07/30/13 CDOT Completes Pecos Bridge Replacement in One Weekend

The I-70/Pecos Street project replaced the original bridge, constructed in 1965 and in poor condition.
07/12/13 New Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Nets a Big Zero

With 175,500 sq ft of office space, the building will be one of the largest net-zero buildings in the country and the nation’s only net-zero-energy public safety building.
07/09/13 Glenwood Canyon Paving Project Completed Early

The 94-working-day project was completed in 78.5 days, or 15.5 days early.
06/18/13 Top Regional Designers See An Upswing in Commercial Work

Firm leaders remain concerned about the country’s overall economic health.
06/17/13 Rim Rock Wind Farm Is Largest-Capacity Wind Site in Montana

The same winds that propel the project’s turbine blades caused some of its biggest construction challenges.
06/05/13 Wyoming Medical Center West Tower Tops Out
The four-story structure will house 46 patient rooms, as well as a kitchen and servery, chapel, coffee shop, labor and delivery department, and a physical-therapy gym.
06/05/13 RMH Group Wins National ACEC Award for Denver Zoo Project
The RMH Group was presented with an Honor Award as well as a National Recognition Award at the national Engineering Excellence Awards for its Denver Zoo project.
05/23/13 First Luxury Senior-Living Facility in Downtown Denver Breaks Ground
Balfour Senior Living’s new $74-million senior living community in downtown Denver broke ground on April 24.
05/23/13 New Denver Art Museum Administrative Building Breaks Ground
A new $11.5-million administration building for the Denver Art Museum broke ground at the end of April.
05/23/13 Lumina Lofts Will Rise From Historic Pagliacci Restaurant Site
The site of Denver’s storied Pagliacci’s restaurant in the Highlands neighborhood will soon host a new multifamily project named Lumina.
05/10/13 CDOT Selects Design-Build Team for U.S. 6 Mobility and Safety Project
The Colorado Dept. of Transportation has selected the team of Felsburg Holt & Ullevig and Edward Kraemer and Sons Inc. for the $98-million U.S. 6 design-build project.
05/08/13 Platte Valley School District Renovation and Addition Under Way

Design and preconstruction are under way on a project to consolidate two existing campuses and create a single PK-12 school in the Platte Valley School District.
05/08/13 New Lowry Fire Station Construction Begins in Denver

A much-anticipated new fire station in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, designated as Fire Station 18, moved into the construction phase with an early May groundbreaking.
05/08/13 I-70 Twin Tunnels Widening Begins With Major Rock Blasting
The $106-million Twin Tunnels Project adds one eastbound lane from the East Idaho Springs interchange to U.S. 6.
04/25/13 Mortenson Tops Out Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project
The new Saint Joseph replacement hospital is located adjacent to the current hospital campus east of downtown Denver.
04/24/13 CDOT Announces Summer Work in Northeastern Colorado
CDOT says that nearly 200 miles of highway and more than 24 bridges will be under construction in the northeastern section of Colorado this summer.
04/24/13 Utah Transit Authority Opens Airport Light Rail Link

The Utah Transit Authority and Salt Lake City recently opened the six-mile light rail line to Salt Lake City International Airport.
04/22/13 2012 List of Top Starts Show Healthy Mix of Public and Private Projects

This year’s list includes complex infrastructure and energy projects, plus large-scale commercial and multifamily buildings in the private sector.
04/22/13 New NREL Energy Lab Could Help Expand U.S. Power Grid

The new lab will perform tasks ranging from fuel-cell development to smart-power testing.
04/10/13 CDOT Selects Design-Build Team for Phase 2 of U.S. 36 Project

The project is CDOT’s first public-private partnership.
04/10/13 Auraria Campus Will Build 5th Street Parking Garage
Construction on the $17-million parking structure is expected to start in mid-May.
03/28/13 New 25/70 Mixed-Use Campus Being Developed in Denver
25/70 will offer a mix of nationally recognized residential and commercial design showrooms mixed with specialty retail, restaurants, conference and event spaces.
03/27/13 First Phase of CSU Moby Arena Additions Is Complete
The first phase of the two-phase Moby Arena additions project on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins is complete.
03/27/13 Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center Team Wins National AIA Award
It is the association’s highest award for a team that integrated building information technology into a project.
03/26/13 Colorado Springs Utilities Breaks Ground on SDS Water Treatment Plant
The plant will treat up to 50 million gallons of water per day upon the project’s completion in 2016.
03/25/13 Union Station Interior Will Become New Denver Living Room

Historic station is being renovated to house a boutique hotel, restaurants, retail and transit services.
03/25/13 Landmark Building Redo Primes Old SLC Neighborhood

The Granite Furniture building, which dates to 1910, is transformed into a mixed-use business anchor for a Salt Lake City neighborhood.
03/25/13 Denver Union Station Begins New Life as a Regional Hub

This $500-million makeover on a 40-acre site will link commuter and light rail lines, regional rail and a create greatly expanded bus center.
03/14/13 Modernized Cesar E. Chavez Building Becomes Neighborhood Gateway

After 28 months of construction, the U.S. General Services Administration rededicated the César E. Chávez Memorial Building in Denver on March 7.
02/26/13 RTD Receives Unsolicited Proposal for North Metro Rail
The confidential proposal was submitted February 22 from a team led by Graham Contracting Ltd. of Canada.
02/26/13 Mortenson Breaks Ground on UCCS Parking Structure
The parking lot is a 1,230-stall, cast-in-place structure that includes an athletic field on the top level.
01/30/13 RTD Debt Refinance Plan Could Accelerate North Metro Rail Line

Refinancing a portion of RTD's debt could allow it to build the North Metro Rail Line to 72nd in Commerce City sooner than expected.
01/03/13 UDOT Completes I-15 CORE Project $260M Under Budget

I-15 CORE is the fastest billion-dollar public highway project ever built in the United States.
01/03/13 Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotech Building Earns LEED Platinum

The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on the University of Colorado Boulder’s East Campus has earned LEED-Platinum.
12/24/12 New Federal Courthouse on Schedule in Downtown Salt Lake City

The courthouse will house the expanding needs of the U.S. District Court in Utah.
12/21/12 Glenwood Springs Replacement Bridge Project May Include New Pedestrian Bridge
The new pedestrian bridge is being considered as a design option for addressing bicyclist and pedestrian needs across the Colorado River, I-70 and the Union Pacific Railroad.
12/21/12 New Childrens Hospital Tower Built Using Integrated Project Delivery

The 335,000-sq-ft tower was built in part to house a new program, the Maternal and Fetal Institute.
12/06/12 Upscale Alta City House Apartments Break Ground Next to Union Station

Alta City House, a five-story, 281-unit luxury apartment community has broken ground in the heart of the bustling Union Station neighborhood.
12/06/12 Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center in Denver Completed Two Months Early
The team designing and delivering the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center has delivered the project two months earlier than originally anticipated.
11/21/12 New Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center Opens

The new Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center, located just north of the Colorado-Wyoming state line off Interstate 25, offers much more than just restroom facilities to road-weary travelers.
10/25/12 Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development Breaks Ground
The CCLD is the first new building since 1981 to be erected on the terrazzo, or central square, of the Air Force Academy campus.
10/25/12 CU Boulder Project Team Working on New Campus Utility System

CU Boulder is upgrading the utility infrastructure that serves the entire main campus.
10/24/12 USTAR Biotech Building Will Attract Academic Innovators
The new facility plays an important role in shaping Utah's economy by creating jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators.
10/24/12 Big Cottonwood Canyon Fire Station Serves Remote Area
The new three-bay station provides full-time emergency service for residents and businesses in remote Cottonwood Canyon.
10/24/12 Centennial Civic Center Park Is a Creative, Family-Friendly Venue
The park is also peppered with information about Colorado history.
10/24/12 Central Wyoming Powerplant Brings New Generating Capacity
Dry Fork Station is a 420-MW greenfield, coal-fired powerplant built in the heart of Wyoming coal country.
10/24/12 City Creek Center Offers a Walkable, Sustainable Urban Community
Multi-level sidewalks feature six acres of green space, fountains and a stream.
10/24/12 City Creek Center Retail Development Revives SLC Business District
City Creek Center welcomes visitors and shoppers with ample green space, dynamic water features and open walkways.
10/24/12 Clearlink Call Center Design Helps Connect Team Members
Workstations are located along exterior windows and illuminated with natural light.
10/24/12 Climate Research Spurred By Green Design of Supercomputing Center
The 153,000-sq-ft facility hosts one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
10/24/12 Best Overall Project in Colorado: Clyfford Still Museum Shines as a Concrete Jewel
The $15.5-million art museum was conceived to present and preserve the work of a single abstract expressionist.
10/24/12 Columbine Elementary School Replaces Outdated Boulder Facility
The new school’s design will significantly reduce annual operations and maintenance costs.
10/24/12 Complex Concrete Work Creates Distinctive Clyfford Still Museum
The building provides intimate spaces for display and study of the museum’s extraordinary collection.
10/24/12 CU Boulder Campus Expands a Key Biophysics Research Facility
The facility hosts some of the world’s leading scientists, including Nobel laureates in physics.
10/24/12 CU Dormitory Renovation Improves Quality of Student Life
Improvements to Smith Hall were the fourth step in the renovation of all dorms in CU Boulder’s Kittredge Complex.
10/24/12 Denver Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Its Systems
The plant had to modify aeration basins and secondary clarifiers to meet more stringent discharge regulations.
10/24/12 New Denver Police Crime Lab Improves Forensics Capabilities
The new lab building boosts the department’s ability to identify and investigate suspects and prosecute criminal cases.
10/24/12 Eastside Human Services Center Brightens Denver Neighborhood
The building provides employees with efficient space to better serve an estimated 80,000 clients.
10/24/12 Falcon Hill Creates New Public-Private Partnership for the Air Force
Falcon Hill could bring in 15,000 new aerospace jobs and generate 60,000 additional jobs over the next 50 years.
10/24/12 Fort Carson Rehab Facility Helps Wounded Soldiers
Wounded and ill soldiers receive high-quality rehabilitation care at the base’s new Warrior in Transition barracks.
10/24/12 Gallivan Center Adds New Amenities for Concerts and Ice Skating
The newly renovated facility has double the concert viewing area and a new building that can be rented for weddings and private parties.
10/23/12 Geneva Road Upgrade Increases Development Opportunities
The project added up to three additional travel lanes on Geneva Road and 60% more sidewalk space.
10/23/12 Golden Road Upgrade Improves Access to NREL Campus
The new Moss Street extension and roundabout improve access to the southern entrance of the NREL campus.
10/23/12 Google Office Renovation Introduces Creative Elements
The project team created an unusual corporate environment inside a former big-box retail building.
10/23/12 Green Garage Teaches Customers How to Make Their Cars More Sustainable
The shop “green tunes” cars to run cleaner and cheaper with proven energy-saving maintenance practices.
10/23/12 Hunter Station Powerplant Safety Issues Required Constant Monitoring
All employees and subcontractors received a 10-hour orientation that covered site-specific hazards.
10/23/12 Huntsman Cancer Hospital Addition Improves Patient Services
The expansion added 156,000 sq ft to the hospital, including four operating rooms and better cancer-detection technologies.
10/23/12 Design of Bennett Consulting Offices Achieves Vintage TV Look
The premise of the 4,300-sq-ft design is based on the hit TV show “Mad Men.”
10/23/12 Jacobs Engineering Moves to Newly Renovated Denver Office
The new multi-floor office space sits atop the sixth tallest building in downtown Denver.
10/23/12 Kilgore Cos. Office Addition Uses Innovative Tilt-Up Concrete Panels
The architectural concrete was the ideal, cost-effective structure for an emerging company.
10/23/12 Layton High School Gets Top to Bottom Upgrade
As part of the renovation, classrooms were demolished and the space used to construct a new common area, cafeteria and counseling offices.
10/23/12 Massive Solar Energy Project Rises in San Luis Valley
The site of the 30-MW solar facility was chosen for its outstanding sunlight and high elevation.
10/23/12 Natural History Museum of Utah Blends Natural Elements Into Design
Nature is a key part of the $103-million building’s structure as well as its visitor experience.
10/23/12 Best Overall Intermountain Project: Natural History Museum of Utah Reflects Its Landscape
The 163,000-sq-ft building is home to a collection of around 1.2-million regional artifacts.
10/23/12 New Agriculture Building Lifts Utah State University Campus Profile
One of the visions for the project was to create an open atrium space evoking collaboration among the building occupants.
10/23/12 AIA Colorado Office Houses More Meeting Space and Galleries
The 4,290-sq-ft office just east of downtown also maintains the design chapter’s urban presence.
10/23/12 New C-470 Interchange Finishes Four Months Ahead of Schedule
The project’s use of precast pier caps saved an estimated 1,890 man-hours of work.
10/23/12 New Centennial Junior High Enhances Virtual Learning Opportunities
The district prototype school features numerous enhancements based on technology and community participation.
10/23/12 Denver Zoo Elephant Exhibit First in Nation to Earn LEED Platinum
The zoo will turn more than 90% of its waste into gases that can be harnessed for energy.
10/23/12 New Green School in Erie Encourages More Student Interaction
The daylighting and good views throughout the building also keep its occupants connected to the outside.
10/23/12 New History Colorado Center Enhances Visitor Experience
The new museum is designed as a thought-provoking center for civic conversation about the state’s history and geography.
10/23/12 New ICU Boosts Services at University of Utah Hospital
The project included state-of-the-art medical booms, patient lifts and nurse call systems in all patient rooms.
10/23/12 New Jordan River Light Rail Service Center Rises From Old Warehouse
The model service center incorporates the latest technology for rail communications and maintenance.
10/23/12 New Kansas City Soccer Stadium Is Most Technologically Advanced in the League
The corkscrew, sloping roof canopy is designed to emulate the movement of a soccer ball.
10/23/12 New LDS Bishops Storehouse Built to Withstand Natural Disasters
The warehouse and distribution facility could be up and running within 60 minutes after a maximum-scale earthquake.
10/22/12 New Fire Dispatch Center Surpasses Its Sustainable Goals
The center’s many green elements make it environmentally friendly and more efficient to operate.
10/22/12 Promenade and Man-Made Creek Enhance Steamboat Ski Area
The Promenade project has increased visitor activity at the base of the ski area in both summer and winter seasons.
10/22/12 New Provo Elementary School Blends With Downtown Core
The new Provo Peaks Elementary replaces the original 1930s school building.
10/22/12 New South Jordan Health Center Serves Southwest Salt Lake Valley
The three-story facility offers primary, emergency and specialty care services with plenty of amenities.
10/22/12 New Special Needs School Offers Diverse Curriculum in a Safe Environment
The design provides for shared, integrated programs for both elementary and special-needs students.
10/22/12 New Technology Center Graces Remodel of SLC Old Main Library Building
The library was recently replaced by a new LEED-Gold-certified facility on the same downtown Salt Lake City block.
10/22/12 New Woodmen Road Interchange Improves Mobility in Busy Corridor
The need to handle rapid growth on the east side of Colorado Springs led to the Woodmen Road corridor improvements.
10/22/12 NREL Research Support Facility Earns Perfect Green Marks
The RSF project achieved all 59 targeted LEED points and a perfect score in the energy category.
10/22/12 Park City Recreation Center Gets Indoor, Outdoor Upgrades
The first phase of the project included adding an outdoor leisure pool with a new pool deck, fencing and upgraded utilities.
10/22/12 Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure Saves Water, Enhances Public Safety
Enclosing the open canal will save an estimated 8,000 acre ft of water a year.
10/22/12 Questar Corp. Project Creates Lively, Mixed-Use Urban Crossroads
The facility features 6,000 sq ft of street-level retail and restaurant space and a public plaza.
10/22/12 New Vail Mountain Restaurant Built in Tough Conditions
The 10th Restaurant is a ski-in/ski-out fine dining restaurant on Vail Mountain overlooking the expansive Gore Range.
10/22/12 Regent at City Creek Sets New Standard for High-Rise Living in Salt Lake City
Restaurants and shops occupy the main floor of the 20-story tower while the third-floor terrace features residential amenities.
10/22/12 Reservoir Enlargement Near Snowmass Brings Prehistoric Surprises
When reservoir excavation began, equipment operators came across a giant mastodon bone that launched the world’s largest high-elevation fossil discovery.
10/22/12 Rimrock Auto Arena Revived Bigger and Better After Storm Damage
The rebuilt arena includes new seating, luxury suites, better food service, lighting and performance systems.
10/22/12 Sioux Falls Completes Important Street Upgrades on Its South Side
The new multilane urban roadway will meet the city's anticipated growing traffic demands and improve public safety.
10/22/12 South Platte River Restoration Presented Unique Safety Hazards
The project team conducted several hazard-specific training sessions such as asbestos awareness and mitigation.
10/22/12 Tracy Aviary Guest Services Building Offers New Entrance to SLC Park
The guest services portion of the building houses the Aviary entrance and ticketing areas.
10/22/12 University of Colorado Biotechnology Building Connects Academic Disciplines
The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Building supports life-changing research for a variety of health issues.
10/22/12 Wasatch Loop Pipeline Winds Through Rough Mountainous Terrain
The 28-mile project increased natural gas transported on the Kern River system by 266 million cu ft per day.
10/22/12 YWCA Center for Families Gets Efficient New Home on Tight Downtown Salt Lake City Site
The three-level, LEED-Gold-designed building has direct access to public transportation.
10/12/12 South Platte River Restoration Project Guided by a Solid Safety Plan
The project team performed a job safety analysis at least daily and whenever the tasks changed.
10/12/12 Powerplant Safety Issues Required Detailed Plan
The working conditions within an operational coal-fired power plant pose a distinct safety challenge from coal ash, toxic gases, large operating equipment and high-voltage hazards.
09/13/12 Denver International Airport Launches South Terminal Redevelopment Program
09/13/12 CU Boulder Building New Low-Carbon Campus Utility System

The first phase of construction got under way in August on a University of Colorado Boulder utility project that will provide more efficient campus heating and cooling.
09/13/12 CDOT Announces Details of U.S. 6 Construction Program
The $110-million project to upgrade Denver’s congested Sixth Avenue Freeway will begin early next year.
08/29/12 Lory Student Center Theatre at CSU Reopens
After more than a year of renovation, Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center Theatre reopened its doors on Aug. 24.
08/21/12 Denver Metro WWTP Upgrades to Meet New Permitting Requirements

The district is currently undergoing one of the largest conversions of pure-oxygen treatment to biological nutrient processes of any wastewater district in the U.S.
08/19/12 New Denver Crime Lab Expands City’s Crime-Fighting Capabilities

The $36-million, 60,000-sq-ft facility at 14th and Cherokee streets replaces an existing 14,000-sq-ft lab.
08/19/12 Bangerter Highway Expansion Improves Mobility in Western Salt Lake Valley

The project uses continuous flow intersections and signalized flex-lanes to improve mobility on Bangerter Highway and 5400 South.
08/01/12 RTD Board Approves Kiewit Proposal for I-225 Light Rail

The Regional Transportation District Board of Directors has formally approved a proposal by Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to complete the I-225 Light Rail Line to Peoria by November 2015.
07/19/12 Charter School in Lamar Becomes First CHPS-Certified School in U.S.
Alta Vista Charter School in Lamar has been named the first project in Colorado to attain the Verified Leader certification by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools program.
07/05/12 Fort Carson Brigade Battalion Headquarters Earns LEED Platinum
Fort Carson’s 47th Brigade Combat Team Brigade Battalion Headquarters (BBHQ) at the Wilderness Road Complex has received LEED-Platinum certification.
07/05/12 RTD Breaks Ground on FasTracks Northwest Rail Line
07/05/12 RTD Begins Construction on Final Phase of West Corridor Light Rail
RTD broke ground June 29 on the final element of the West Rail Line that will serve Denver, Lakewood, Golden and Jefferson County.
07/05/12 RTD Staff Recommends Kiewit Team Proposal to Complete I-225 Light Rail

The Regional Transportation District staff recommended to the RTD Board of Directors on July 3 to move forward with a proposal from Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to complete the I-225 Light Rail Line all the way to Peoria Street.
06/25/12 Hogle Zoo’s New Rocky Shores Exhibit Brings the Bears Back to Town

The new $18-million Rocky Shores exhibit occupies about 3.5 acres and includes three separate habitats and five water features.
06/25/12 New Elephant Exhibit at Denver Zoo Is First in U.S. to Earn LEED-Platinum Certification

The Southeast Asia-themed project is the 116-year-old zoo’s largest, most expensive exhibit to date.
06/21/12 New Saint Joseph Hospital Will Feature a Mile-High Entrance

Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital has begun a series of concrete pours on the first floor deck at the replacement hospital’s jobsite—at an elevation of exactly 5,280 ft—well suited for the newest hospital being built in the Mile High City.
06/20/12 Two Teams Submit Proposals for I-225 Light Rail Project
The Regional Transportation District received two competitive proposals in mid-June for the I-225 Light Rail Project in Aurora, Colo.
06/07/12 Green Rehabilitation of Historic Denver School Unveiled

Emerson School, originally built in 1885 in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, was recently upgraded to incorporate state-of-the-art green building features.
06/07/12 First Sustainable Athletic Facility at CU Boulder Earns LEED-Platinum
The new practice facility is estimated to be 40% more energy efficient and 30% more water efficient than recent buildings of similar size and function.
06/07/12 Childrens Hospital Colorado South Campus Breaks Ground
Children’s Hospital Colorado broke ground May 23 on its future $100-million Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus in Highlands Ranch, Colo., south of Denver.
06/07/12 CDOT Will Redraft I-70 East Environmental Impact Statement

CDOT's new alternative for I-70 East in north Denver would replace the elevated viaduct with a lowered highway that includes a partial cover, or deck, to better address public concerns about neighborhood connectivity and quality.
06/07/12 CDOT Announces Summer Projects in Southwest Colorado
CDOT has 110 miles of highway, bridges and intersections under construction, totaling nearly $80 million in projects in southwest Colorado this year.
05/18/12 Trimble Breaks Ground for New Colorado Campus
Construction-technology provider Trimble broke ground May 14 for its new 125,000-sq-ft, four-story Rockies campus in Westminster, Colo.
05/16/12 Regional Transportation District Breaks Ground in Aurora on I-225 Light Rail Line
The 10.5-mile light rail extension will travel through Aurora and a small section of Denver.
05/16/12 New CU Biotechnology Facility Opens on East Boulder Campus

Faculty, staff and students working in the new $160-million Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at CU Boulder come from five departments on campus.
05/16/12 CDOT Announces Summer Projects in Northeast Colorado
More than 150 miles of highway will be under construction, with costs totaling more than $110 million in Boulder, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma counties.
05/10/12 New History Colorado Center Debuts a Walkable Work of Art
The ”Great Map of Colorado” is a 40-ft-by-60-ft terrazzo map of Colorado’s topography imbedded into the museum’s atrium floor.
05/10/12 CDOT Announces Summer Projects in Northwest Colorado
This summer CDOT will have more than 100 miles of highway under construction in dozens of projects in northwest Colorado totaling more than $100 million in contracts.
05/09/12 DaVita World Headquarters Is Designed to Create Strong Community Spaces

The new DaVita World Headquarters was designed around a “community first, company second” theme that dominates the design of the building and places people at the top of its corporate priorities.
04/23/12 Kennecott Building New Molybdenum Autoclave Facility West of Salt Lake City

Constructing the new autoclave plant is part of KUC’s plans to extend the life of the Bingham Canyon mine past 2020 and into mid-2030.
04/23/12 Southern Delivery System Pipeline Working Its Way Toward Colorado Springs

The new SDS pipeline will allow water to be transported nearly 55 miles from Pueblo to the municipal water system in Colorado Springs.
04/12/12 JE Dunn Completes Two Medical Office Buildings on St. Anthony Campus
Denver’s JE Dunn Construction, a commercial general contractor, recently completed two medical office buildings (Medical Plaza 1 and 2) on the St. Anthony Medical Campus in Lakewood, Colo.
04/12/12 RTD Breaks Ground on Wadsworth West Light Rail Parking Structure
The Regional Transportation District broke ground on April 11 on a 1,000-space parking structure at 14th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood.
04/12/12 Western State College Tops Out New Student Apartment Complex
Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison and JE Dunn Construction recently topped out the $16-million Pinnacles student apartment complex.
03/27/12 Prairie Waters Facility Wins Two National AGC Awards
The Aurora Prairie Waters Peter D. Binney Water Purification Facility, and the project’s contractor, Denver-based Western Summit Constructors Inc., was one of eight firms to receive AGC’s Alliant Build America Merit Award in March.
03/27/12 CDOT Begins Construction on Interstate 70 Parachute Interchange
The Colorado Dept. of Transportation and its contractor, SEMA Construction, began work March 26 on a new interchange west of Parachute on I-70 at approximately Milepost 72.
03/27/12 RTD West Rail Corridor Team Completes Track Work, Tests Line

The RTD FasTracks West Corridor project team recently installed the final segment of track on the West Rail Line.
03/23/12 Denver Firm Designs New Center for Women in Afghanistan

The International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development will become the new home for the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, several other nongovernmental organizations and a university program focusing on women’s economic development.
03/19/12 CDOT Selects Ames-Granite Joint Venture to Build U.S. 36 Express Lanes

The Colorado Dept. of Transportation recently elected the Ames-Granite joint venture team as the design-build contractor for the $310-million U.S. 36 Express Lanes project between Boulder and Denver.
03/19/12 Pinkard Completes ERA Office and Laboratory Expansion
A project team led by Pinkard Construction has completed the 66,000-sq-ft office and analytical laboratory build-out and addition for Environmental Resource Associates in Golden, Colo.
03/19/12 DHA Begins Demolition For Phase 2 of South Lincoln Redevelopment in Denver
The Denver Housing Authority has started demolition for a major phase of redevelopment at the former South Lincoln Homes site in Denver near the West 10th Avenue & Osage Street light rail station.
03/19/12 New Building for the Bard Planned in Southern Utah

The new $26-million facility will follow the Elizabethan-era design cues of the festival’s current Adams Theater.
02/27/12 New Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Consolidates Key Departments in One Location

The new Public Safety Building will fulfill a multitude of needs, including consolidating the administrative offices of the police and fire departments, central dispatch and disaster/emergency operations center.
02/27/12 Tablet Software Technology Upgrades May Yield Big Savings on Eagle P3 Rail Project in Denver

Tablet software enhancements allow a Denver consulting firm to electronically send key reports on the rail project in a day or two, rather than the month it can take for paper reports.
02/13/12 New Prospect Ridge Academy Charter School Opens in Broomfield
02/11/12 Pinkard Completes Westwood Homes Renovation for the DHA
Construction manager/general contractor Pinkard Construction Co., Lakewood, working with Parikh Stevens Architects, Denver, has completed renovation of the 192,000-sq-ft Westwood Homes for the Denver Housing Authority.
02/02/12 Denver City Council Approves Marycrest Redevelopment Plan
The Denver City Council recently approved a plan to redevelop Marycrest, a former convent at the northeast corner of West 52nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Denver.
02/01/12 Turner Construction Team Preparing to Build Iconic Aspen Art Museum
The four-story Aspen Art Museum will feature 12,500 sq ft of exhibition space, including six galleries, an education classroom, bookstore, museum shop, cafe, office space and art storage.
01/25/12 Salt Lake City Wraps Up Seismic Stabilization of Schools

Of the 36 school buildings in the district, 22 were replaced and 16 were retrofitted to the point they could survive a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
01/04/12 ENR Announces 2011 Best of the Best Project Winners Nationwide
Utah's Montage Deer Valley and Boulder's Casey Middle School are among ENR's Best of the Best Projects nationwide in 2011.
01/04/12 Civic Center Park in Denver Named 2011 Masonry Project of the Year
Denver’s Civic Center Park was honored in December as Masonry Construction magazine’s Masonry Construction Project of 2011. Approved by Denver voters in 2007, the $9.5 million in Better Denver Bond funding enabled restoration of Civic Center’s historic Greek Theater, Voorhies Memorial, balustrade wall and Broadway Terrace. 
12/19/11 Justice Is Being Served With Building of New Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center

The new Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center is a monument to sustainability and completes Denver's Civic Center master plan.
12/19/11 New Pharmacy Building at University of Utah Goes for LEED Gold

The Skaggs building features energy-efficient features not usually found in a campus laboratory and research facility.
12/19/11 New Visual Arts Center at University of Wyoming Opens in January

University of Wyoming’s newest campus building balances its industrial look with an energy-efficient design and a strong sense of place.
12/09/11 New Natural History Museum of Utah Opens to Big Fanfare

The $102-million Natural History Museum of Utah in the Rio Tinto Center began welcoming visitors in mid-November.
12/04/11 Williams Village North at CU Boulder Earns LEED Platinum Certification
The $46.5-million Williams Village North, at 131,246 gross sq ft, is projected to be nearly 40% more energy and water efficient than modern code-compliant buildings of the same size.
11/29/11 Denver's Central Platte Campus Earns DBIA Excellence Award
The $28-million, 105,000-sq-ft Central Platte Campus service center provides state-of-the-art facilities for the City of Denver’s fleet maintenance, solid waste management, street maintenance, traffic engineering and right-of-way enforcement service
11/29/11 New Clyfford Still Museum Opens in Denver in November

The new Clyfford Still Museum opened to the public in Denver on Nov. 18.
11/29/11 New Natural History and Conservation Center Opens at University of Wyoming

The new Berry Center at the University of Wyoming will become an interdisciplinary focal point for both research and teaching and aims to be an important resource for both faculty and students.
11/10/11 Ground Broken for Fireclay Villages in Murray, Utah
Fireclay Villages, a 26-acre, $80-million transit-oriented development, recently started construction in Murray, Utah.
11/10/11 Denver Health Opens New Pavilion M Outpatient Facility
Denver Health recently celebrated the opening of Pavilion M, a new outpatient facility built by Denver’s Mortenson Construction.
10/31/11 Montage Deer Valley Brings New Level of Resort Luxury to Park City
Montage Deer Valley is a new LEED-Silver, first-class luxury resort constructed on 16 acres at the Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah.
10/31/11 Projects in Design and Planning Across the Mountain States Region
McGraw-Hill Dodge offers summaries of key projects planned, in design or bidding across the Mountain States region.
10/28/11 Boulder's Casey Middle School Earns Best Overall Project Honor in Colorado for 2011
Boulder's Casey Middle School earned top honors as the state's Best Overall project in the 2011 Best Projects competition sponsored by ENR Mountain States magazine.
10/28/11 USTAR Laboratory Will Boost the State’s Biotech Research and Teaching Profile
Utah State University’s new 110,000-sq-ft, LEED-Gold USTAR laboratory is a model of sustainable design.
10/13/11 First Section of Ambitious Mountain View Corridor Opens to the Public

The $120-million Mountain View Corridor project, known locally as 2100 North, includes design, right-of-way acquisition and construction of the roads, two railroad overpasses, two bridges over the Jordan River and improvements to the river’s trail system.
10/12/11 Construction of History Colorado Center Completed on Time
?History Colorado celebrated a building milestone in early October with the on-schedule and on-budget completion of construction on the new History Colorado Center—just one year after it topped out.
10/12/11 Wyoming’s SWAN Ranch Business Park Adds OIl and Energy Tenants

The 4,000-acre Swan Ranch development, which contractors believe is currently the largest in the state, is situated near Interstates 25 and 80, and served by the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads.
09/28/11  Metro State College Tops Off Its New Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center
Metropolitan State College of Denver topped off the new Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center on the school’s campus on September 23.
09/28/11 University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy Officially Dedicated
The University of Colorado’s $63-million Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was formally dedicated on Aug. 29 at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
09/15/11 CSU Research Innovation Center Earns LEED Gold
The 60,000-sq-ft Research Innovation Center on Colorado State University’s Foothills Campus in Fort Collins has earned LEED-Gold certification.
09/14/11 New Denver Police Crime Laboratory Building Tops Out

Denver’s new 60,000-sq-ft Police Crime Laboratory celebrated its topping out in early September. The $36-million facility will replace the city’s existing 14,000-sq-ft lab.
09/01/11 Federal Funds Will Improve U.S. 160 Near Mesa Verde
A project to improve the US. 160 interchange to Mesa Verde National Park, as well as the U.S. 160 corridor that services the area, is getting a substantial boost with federal funding.
08/29/11 Dixie Drive Interchange Promises Relief From Traffic Congestion

A new $58-million interchange in St. George, Utah, should help relieve traffic congestion on the city’s busy I-15 freeway.
08/29/11 Gallatin Field Expansion Doubles Bozeman Airport Capacity

After a $40-million expansion project, the regional airport in Bozeman, Mont., can serve up to 1.5 million passengers a year.
08/15/11 New Walking Mountains Science Center Is A Green Laboratory
The August 20 grand opening of the new Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon offers visitors a glimpse at a special place that teaches kids about outdoor science.
08/05/11 Chavez Building Getting a More Modern, Efficient Exterior Skin
The $37.4-million César E. Chávez Memorial Building project, funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, completely replaces the exterior skin on the 10-story, 147,156-sq-ft office building that houses five federal agencies.
08/04/11 LVI Begins Demolition of Loveland Dog Racing Track
Loveland, Colo.-based developer McWhinney recently awarded LVI Environmental Services of Denver a $1.2-million contract for the green deconstruction/demolition of the abandoned Cloverleaf Kennel Club near the intersection of I-25 and Highway 34 in Loveland.
07/20/11 Children’s Hospital Colorado Expansion Tops Out
Construction on the new $230-million East Tower at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora reached a milestone with the early July topping out of the 10-story structure.
07/20/11 Provincetowne Affordable Housing Community Opens in Fort Collins
CARE Housing’s Provincetowne, one of Colorado’s newest green-built, affordable multifamily communities, recently celebrated its grand opening in Fort Collins, Colo.
07/12/11 Redesigned Fillmore Plaza in Denver Serves Multiple Purposes
The recent completion of a streetscape renovation of Fillmore Plaza in Denver’s Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District allows the plaza to be easily converted from a special events venue into an open street for limited vehicle traffic.
07/07/11 Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park Replaces 50-Year Old Pool
The City of Brighton, Colo., recently completed its $5.3-million Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park, which replaces the city’s 50-year-old outdoor pool at Benedict Park, including a large pool area, two slides and a lazy river with a wave machine.?
07/07/11 Georgetown Dedicates New Wastewater Treatment Facility
The Town of Georgetown, Colo., dedicated its newly expanded wastewater treatment facilities on June 21.
07/07/11 NREL Research Support Facility Certified LEED Platinum

The Research Support Facility on the campus of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., was recently certified LEED Platinum for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council.
06/24/11 New CSU Parking Garage Wins National IPI Award
The Lake Street Parking Garage at Colorado State University in Fort Collins is among 12 winners of the International Parking Institute’s awards for outstanding parking facilities and operations.
06/23/11 Barker Rinker Seacat-Designed Recreation Center Earns AGC Building Award in New Mexico
Denver's Barker Rinker Seacat served as design architect on the Las Cruces Regional Recreation Center, which recently won an award from AGC of New Mexico.
06/23/11 Upscale Alta Aspen Grove Apartments Open in Littleton, Colo.
Alta Aspen Grove, a new 280-unit luxury apartment complex, officially opened its doors in mid-June in Littleton, Colo., just west of Denver.
06/22/11 Utah’s Provo Canal Enclosure Will Save Water, Add To The Community Trail System

The $130-million Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure will replace the open-water channel with a buried 126-in. steel pipeline.
06/09/11 Restoring Granite Steps Are First Phase of Repairs to Denver City and County Building
The granite front steps of the Denver City and County Building will be in pristine condition when the inauguration ceremony for Michael Hancock, Denver’s 45th mayor, is conducted there on July 18.
06/09/11 Creekside West Senior Living Celebrates Grand Opening
Metro West Housing Solutions recently hosted the grand opening of Creekside West in Lakewood, the latest installment to its Creekside Senior Living Campus and MWHS’s greenest community to date.
06/08/11 Aspinall Building Modernization Seeking LEED Platinum
Upon completion in 2013, the renovation of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building in Grand Junction is expected to be the GSA’s first net-zero-energy building on the National Register of Historic Places.
06/08/11 Veterans Plaza in Fort Collins Celebrates Grand Opening
Northern Colorado military veterans and their families and members of the community celebrated the grand opening of Veterans Plaza in Fort Collins on May 29.
06/08/11 Colorado’s Walking Mountains Science Center Targets LEED Platinum ?
Since fall 1998, the Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, Colo., has inspired environmental stewardship through natural science education.
06/08/11 Boulder's Washington Village Breaks Ground
Wonderland Hill Development Co. started construction in late May on Washington Village in Boulder.
06/06/11 Improvements at Grand Canyon’s Mather Point Unveiled
On June 15, the National Park Service and Denver landscape architecture firm DHM Design dedicate a new experience at the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
06/06/11 Renovation of Premier Colorado Springs Resort Complete
Turner Construction recently completed a $20-million renovation of the meeting spaces and guestrooms at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs.
05/18/11 Mulvaney Becomes First LEED-Gold Medical Office Building in Idaho
Boise’s Mulvaney Medical Office Building recently earned a LEED-Gold certification based on the LEED for Core & Shell™ rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council.
05/17/11 State’s First High-Performance School To Open This Fall
Located in southeast Colorado in Prowers County, Lamar is home to nearly 7,900 residents. Sustainability has already found its way into the county, which is home to the world’s fifth largest wind farm, converting renewable wind energy into usable electricity.
05/18/11 Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello Celebrates Grand Opening
The new 353,000-sq-ft Portneuf Medical Center, located in Pocatello, Idaho, and being lauded by some as “the jewel of the Gem State,” celebrated its grand opening at the end of April.
05/17/11 Barge Brought In to Complete City of Brighton Project
White Construction Group, a Colorado-based commercial general construction firm, was recently awarded the Ken Mitchell Lake Park Boardwalk & Fishing Pier project for the city of Brighton. Faced with the problem of having to install a fishing pier in a filled lake, White built a platform to hold the 125-ft crane needed to drill caissons 45 ft below the surface of the lake.
05/11/11 The Weitz Co. Starts Construction on AlloSource Campus
The Weitz Co., Denver, broke ground in early May on a new two-story building addition on the AlloSource campus. The project, designed by Intergroup Architects, also includes renovation of more than half of the company’s existing facility.
05/11/11 New Green Senior Living Community Opens to Residents
A new green senior living community in Lakewood is complete and ready for tenants—the Creekside Residences West located near Pierce Street and Colfax Avenue. The project is the second phase of the Residences at Creekside Community.
05/11/11 New Arts Rehearsal Space in Denver Celebrates Grand Opening Tomorrow
Tower One Construction, a Denver-based general contractor, recently completed the Newton Theater Rehearsal Space located at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Center.
04/26/11 CSU Pueblo to Open Library & Academic Resources Center
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia will be among the dignitaries to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Library & Academic Resources Center (LARC) at Colorado State University-Pueblo on April 22.
04/25/11 New Arts Rehearsal Space in Denver Celebrates Grand Opening Tomorrow

Big road projects in Utah and a healthy dose of new campus buildings in Salt Lake City dominate the regional construction scene
04/25/11 University of Utah Builds a Community

New master plan for the Salt Lake City campus aims to increase density, boost mass transit and encourage more students to live and gather
04/25/11 Divers Replace Old Valves On an Aging Denver Dam

The 105-year-old structure provides nearly half of the water supply for the Denver metro area, so it could not be drained during construction
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
03/31/11 J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center Opens in Merriman, Utah
The new 107,000-sq-ft J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center—Salt Lake County's largest and most energy-efficient recreation facility—celebrated its grand opening on March 18.
03/31/11 Utah Lane Gain Project Wins National Paving Award
The National Asphalt Pavement Association recently presented Utah’s Staker Parson Cos. the 2010 Sheldon G. Hayes Award, recognizing the Davis County Lane Gain project as the single best highway...
03/31/11 Regional Projects Win AGC Build America Awards
Recipients of the Aon Build America Awards were revealed at last week’s AGC National Convention in Las Vegas. Several Mountain States region projects were honored, including Utah’s Pioneer Crossing,...
03/16/11 Green Valley Ranch Library Opens in Denver
The $11.4-million Green Valley Ranch Branch Library in east Denver celebrated its grand opening on March 12.
03/03/11 Recycled Denver Tire Wall Is Award Finalist
Felsburg Holt & Ullevig of Centennial is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Cos.’ 45th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for the 6th Avenue Waste Tire Noise Wall Project...
02/28/11 Jackson Hole Spruces Up The Front Door to Paradise

When the Jackson Hole Airport decided three years ago to expand and renovate the terminal, the design was driven by location, location, location.
02/28/11 Doing Justice to a Green Courthouse Renovation

Modernization of the 1960s-era Byron G. Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in downtown Denver is putting new chilled-beam technology to work to help reduce energy use in the building’s...
02/28/11 UTA Light-Rail Service Center Is On Target

With the rebirth and expansion of light-rail service in the Salt Lake Valley, a warehouse that once housed fur coats for high-end retailers has been converted into a maintenance and storage barn for new trains.
02/17/11 Green Parking Facility Comes to Denver Airport
The recently completed Canopy Airport Parking project at Denver International Airport is the first of its kind to receive LEED-Gold designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.
02/17/11 Denver Stadium Gets Upgraded Lights
Chris Hoag, the chief electrician at Invesco Field at Mile High, was looking to add eye-catching lights to the west side of the stadium.
02/17/11 New Foundation Technology Applied at McCoy Springs
In Colorado’s resorts, where land values are often as steep as some of the building sites, terra firma can literally be a moving target and provide builders and developers with some special challenges.
02/03/11 FASTER Funds Approved for Local Transit
The Colorado Transportation Commission has awarded $15 million of FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation & Economic Recovery)funds to governments and agencies statewide for...
02/02/11 Fentress-Designed RDU Terminal 2 Opens
The final phase of Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina opened earlier this week.
02/02/11 Vail’s Four Seasons Resort Offers World-Class Luxury
Construction on Vail’s new five-star luxury resort, the Four Seasons, was complete late last year.
02/02/11 Fort Carson Continues March Toward Gold
The Fort Carson Soldier Family Assistance Center has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with a LEED-Gold certification.
01/21/11 Pinkard Completes Erie’s Leon A. Wurl Service Center
Construction manager/general contractor Pinkard Construction Co., Lakewood, has completed the town of Erie’s Leon A. Wurl Service Centerunder budget and 56 days ahead of schedule.
01/21/11 Marine Corps Chapel Wins Project of Year Award
The Semper Fidelis Memorial Park Chapel in Quantico, Va., designed by Denver’s Fentress Architects, was recently recognized with a Best of 2010 Project of the Year award in the worship category by...
01/21/11 Alamosa Schools Win Two Concrete Industry Awards
Alamosa School District in Alamosa tied for first runner-up in the commercial, heavy division of the 2010 Insulated Concrete Form Awards at the World of Concrete conference in Las Vegas.
01/11/11 H-House Designed With Modern Aesthetic to Enhance Views
Designed architect Pierre Langue, founder of Axis Architects, Salt Lake City, this strikingly modern residence located high on the Salt Lake City East Bench offers commanding views of the entire city...
01/11/11 Construction of National Cyber Security Center Gets Under Way in Utah

Construction on the nation’s first data security center for the National Security Agency officially launched with a groundbreaking Jan. 6 on a 240-acre site at the Utah National Guard’s Camp Williams facility...
01/06/11 I-15 CORE Project

When the Utah Dept. of Transportation sent out an RFP for the $1.1-billion reconstruction of a portion of Interstate 15 south of Salt Lake City, it expected proposals that would include a fair amount of...
01/06/11 AMA Completes FirstBank Corporate HQ Remodel
Lakewood’s AMA Construction recently completed a three-month renovation of the FirstBank Corporate Headquarters in Lakewood, Colo.
12/02/10 Central Park Tower Enhances Broomfield and Interlocken Corridor

The owner of the new Central Park Tower at 385 Interlocken Crescent in Broomfield’s Interlocken Business Park is creating a headquarters-style building in a multi-tenant setting.
12/01/10 Sustainable Projects Roundup
Here is a sampling of sustainable projects underway or recently completed throughout Colorado and Wyoming.
12/01/10 Sustainable Projects Roundup
Here is a sampling of sustainable projects throughout Utah, Idaho and Montana.
12/01/10 ABC Rocky Mountain Honors 2010 EIC Award Winners
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors recognized its Colorado member contractors for exceptional construction projects during the 2010 Excellence in Construction...
12/01/10 ASAC Hosts 26th Annual Construction Industry Awards
The American Subcontractors Association of Colorado held its Annual Awards Program at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 9.
12/01/10 ACEC/CO Presents Its 2011 Engineering Excellence Awards
12/01/10 AGC Colorado Presents 2010 ACE Awards
The Associated General Contractors of Colorado honored winners of the 2010 ACE Awards of Construction Excellence at the association’s 23rd annual awards banquet in Denver on Nov. 12.
12/01/10 AIA Denver Recognizes 2010 Member Achievements in Architecture
The American Institute of Architects Denver chapter recognized its 2010 architectural design, honor and president’s awards recipients during a ceremony on Sept. 24 at Mile High Station in Denver.
12/01/10 Solar Flares

Solar energy projects continue to shine in Colorado, but there may be clouds on the horizon.
12/01/10 Green Stewards

Sometimes the reason for building green can run deeper than simply the desire to conserve resources, achieve LEED certification or reduce operating costs.
12/01/10 Macho Main

Idaho Power’s new $45-million Hemingway substation near Melba, Idaho, will be the terminus of two transmission lines.
12/01/10 A Better Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah, has been an integral part of the community since 1960, and now it’s ready to go for another century.
11/12/10 INL Haul Road in Idaho to Ease Onsite Nuclear Transport Issues

In order to move radioactive material to and from three separate facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory, the U.S. Dept. of Energy plans to build 10 miles of new road that will allow it to transport the waste...
11/01/10 Intermountain Best of 2010
The annual Best of Awards is a competition to determine the best regional projects completed by fi rms in Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Firms involved in some aspect of a project submit the entries,...
11/01/10 Air Apparent

When CooverClark & Associates designed the $34-million Wyoming Air National Guard’s new aviation support facility in Cheyenne, the Denver-based firm married functionality, technology and energy...
11/01/10 Preparing for Takeoff

Despite the economic slowdown, airport construction projects are continuing in the Mountain States region, where population and air traffic are increasing.
10/14/10 Prairie Waters Supply Project Calms Colorado Drought Fears

Aurora, Colo., took a big step to avoid becoming a dry city with the fall completion of Prairie Waters, a $653-million pump, pipeline and purification project.
10/01/10 Gold Hard Hat Awards
The Best Projects of 2010 From Colorado & The Plains.
10/01/10 Community Booster

Planners in Springville and Spanish Fork, two communities about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, are making improvements to ensure that electricity keeps flowing uninterrupted to meet current and future...
10/01/10 North Temple Revival

North Temple Street in Salt Lake City is in the midst of a $250-million extreme makeover to prepare for an extension of the Utah Transit System’s TRAX light rail that will run 6 miles from the downtown...
09/01/10 Integrated Design

When the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden released its 506-page RFP for a non-negotiable LEED-Platinum-certified office building, it wasn’t clear how something...
09/01/10 Solving the Human Equation

The first two projects to be built under the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative are under construction, with one project slated for completion in the fall and the other about halfway done.
09/01/10 A Long Hike

The new 400-acre YMCA camp—nestled on the mountainside above Horsethief Reservoir, 10 miles east of Cascade in central Idaho—will offer youngsters a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience.
09/01/10 Pioneering Modernity

The Manwaring Student Center on the BYU-Idaho campus in Rexburg, Idaho, represents the final phase of on-campus construction—a transition that has seen the small pioneer academy grow from...
09/01/10 From the Ground Up

Boulder’s Casey Middle School employs a North Face backpack of energy-saving tools that make it one of the most sustainable new schools in the state.
09/01/10 Under One Roof

The new science facility at the Auraria campus in downtown Denver upgrades the original mid-1970s building and provides additional space necessary to bring the offices and classrooms for three...
09/01/10 A Mountain of Growth

Stone mantles in the lodge-like great rooms of the three recently completed residence halls at Colorado State University-Pueblo boast rock retrieved from their namesake peaks: Crestone, Culebra and...
08/26/10 Ballpark Renovations Breathe New Life Into Great Falls Baseball

After eight years of renovations, the minor league baseball enthusiasts of Great Falls, Mont., now have a stadium that offers modern amenities, new skyboxes and a home field on which to comfortably test...
08/26/10 New Press Keeps Local Newspaper Ahead of the Curve

While newspapers across the country are looking for ways to cut costs or change operations, TPC Holdings of Lewiston, Idaho, has invested $12 million in a state-of-the-art press and a new two-story,...
07/01/10 All-Season Luxury

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is banking on its new property in Denver’s theater district to buck the downward trend that many hotels around the country have fought during the recession.
07/01/10 Tower of Power

1800 Larimer St. is the first office tower built in Denver’s central business district in nearly 25 years and the first to achieve LEED Platinum.
07/01/10 Stemming the Tide

For nearly 100 years, Hebgen Dam has held back the water of Montana’s Madison River, forming Hebgen Lake, a 15-mile-long, 2.5-mile-wide popular vacation and fishing spot near Yellowstone National Park.
07/01/10 Restoring a Treasure

Designed by Utah architect Richard K.A. Kletting, the $2.7-million Utah State Capitol was dedicated in 1916 and combined a neoclassical style with modern construction methods and materials, including...
06/01/10 Top 2010 Intermountain Projects
Western Utah County in north central Utah has seen big growth during the past 10 years. An area that was once open range and farmland now boasts two towns—Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs—...
06/01/10 Top 2010 Colorado & Wyoming Projects
Welcome to Mountain States Construction’s annual ranking of the biggest projects to be completed this calendar year in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota’s, plus a list of new...
06/01/10 Denver Justice Center Complex Boosts Civic Center Profile
A longtime Denver dream reaches fruition July 5 with the opening of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse on the west side of Dale Tooley Plaza opposite the handsome new...
05/01/10 Top IDOT & MDOT Projects of 2009-10
Here is a list of ongoing or recently completed projects from the Idaho Dept. of Transportation and Montana Dept. of Transportation.
05/01/10 Top CDOT Projects of 2009-2010
Here is a list of ongoing or recently completed projects statewide from the Colorado Dept. of Transportation.
05/01/10 Top UDOT Projects of 2009-2010
Here is a list of ongoing or recently completed projects statewide from the Utah Dept. of Transportation.
05/01/10 I-15 CORE

The $1.725-billion Interstate-15 CORE project in Utah County – the largest and most expensive highway job in the Beehive State’s history – officially kicked off at the end of March at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.
05/01/10 Multi-modal Complexity

After more than seven years in the planning phase, construction on the Mountain View Corridor is underway. Earthwork on the project, one of the biggest-ever road projects in Utah, began this spring.
05/01/10 Building Western Sustainability

The University of Utah is looking to renovate its 40-year-old College of Architecture + Planning building into the nation’s first institutional facility to meet net-zero-energy standards.
05/01/10 Safely Over, Safely Under

Studies show that wildlife-vehicle collisions have doubled in the past 15 years in the Intermountain West, says Rob Ament, ecology program manager for the Western Transportation...
05/01/10 A Grand Achievement

The Idaho State Capitol in Boise has been returned to state government and the public after a three-year, $120-million renovation and expansion.
03/01/10 A Grand Lodge

What was once an asphalt parking lot for the Peak 8 base area of Breckenridge Ski Resort is now a premier residential property.
03/01/10 All Aboard

The Utah Transit Authority in Salt Lake City is currently in the midst of more than $1.15-billion worth of construction on five major projects along the Wasatch Front.
03/01/10 Colorado & Wyoming Resort Projects Roundup
Here is a sampling of resort projects recently completed or currently under construction in Colorado and Wyoming.
03/01/10 Making History

The new Colorado History Museum—rechristened the History Colorado Center—located on 12th Avenue between Lincoln and Broadway in Denver, and the new Ralph L. Carr Justice Center, just north of the...
03/01/10 Five-Star Excellence

The 11-story, 460,000-sq-ft St. Regis Deercrest hotel/condominium project in Park City, Utah, is a five-star property that offers luxury amenities, amazing views and a year-round pool that dazzles the senses.
03/01/10 Utah Resort Projects Roundup
Here is a sampling of resort projects recently completed or currently under construction in Utah.
03/01/10 Under the Dome

The 33-year-old William H. Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center in Moscow, Idaho (aka the Kibbie Dome) is undergoing a $12-million renovation that will make the northern Idaho icon safer, more functional and...
03/01/10 Habitat for Humanity

Twenty-four families will receive a hand up from Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver when the $3.4-million Bails Townhome Community, the organization’s first green transit-oriented development, is...
03/01/10 Five-Star Excellence

The 11-story, 460,000-sq-ft St. Regis Deercrest hotel/condominium project in Park City, Utah, is a five-star property that offers luxury amenities, amazing views and a year-round pool that dazzles the senses.
03/01/10 Under the Dome

The 33-year-old William H. Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center in Moscow, Idaho (aka the Kibbie Dome) is undergoing a $12-million renovation that will make the northern Idaho icon safer, more functional and...
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