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Excellence in Construction Awards
The Excellence in Construction Awards recognizes and celebrates outstanding projects built by Utah-area ABC members annually. The awards competition serves to raise the level of construction standards throughout the industry by recognizing the workmanship of those who contribute and by showcasing the results of their dedication. Teamwork and cooperation between general contractors, specialty contractors, and material suppliers are prerequisites for building excellence into any construction project.

We would like to congratulate the Excellence in Construction Award Winners for 2017Congratulations to all ABC Excellence In Construction award recipients for projects completed in 2016 and to all our ABC STEP and Utah Workplace Safety award recipients.   Your commitment to excellence in all you do reflects in the caliber of projects recognized.
Champion of the Year
Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Performing Arts, Big-D Construction
 
The $39 million Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus of Southern Utah University and encompasses a 5.5-acre site development consisting of two new performing arts facilities – The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and the Utah Shakespeare Festival Facility.
The 18,000-square foot SUMA gallery is a single-story structure. The design team desired a compliment of subtle texture on the exterior walls and smooth interior ceilings suitable for displaying art. A unique concrete cladding was used on the exterior walls resulting in a dynamic facade that changes in depth and texture with each hour of the day.
The open-air 900-seat Englestad Theatre is the new iconic theater setting for the Tony-award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. The design team selected a unique cladding product that uses real wood veneer with a protective coating that that ties into the original design of the old Adams Theatre and keeping with the old-world Shakespearean feel.
Project was completed in 23 months and Big-D was credited with a $2.3 million value engineer cost savings for the ownerTHE QUALITY, INNOVATION AND COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION THAT ARE INHERENT TO THIS PROJECT ILLUSTRATES THE CALIBER OF CONSTRUCTION IN THE STATE OF UTAH.  CONGRATULATIONS TO HUGHES GENERAL CONTRACTORS FOR THIS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AS ABC'S CHAMPION OF THE YEAR!
Subcontractor Champion of the Year
 OC Tanner Corporate headquarters- IMS Masonry
 The design of this timeless remodel was to provide new space functions without interrupting workflow for over 1,000 employees. New improvements include a public plaza that opens to Main Street and features a rose garden, seating areas, and beautiful water features. The remodel includes a new 24,000 square foot main entrance, lobby, and auditorium. A lustrous, stately presence was achieved using Bavarian Gold Limestone. Over 400,000 pounds of German Limestone was used on this project, which amounts to 22,500 pieces of cut to size stone.

2015 ABC Utah Excellence in Construction Award Winners by Category

Commercial


Commercial $5-$10 Million
Winner
WW Clyde & Co. Corporate Office
Hughes General Contractors
The W.W. Clyde Corporate office is made of architectural tilt-up concrete.  The concrete forms are lined with real cedar wood board for texturing.  The tilt-up concrete panel forming process was a bit more complicated than traditional tilt-panel formation.  Some panels were formed as a monolithic piece with a return at a 90-degree angle.  In addition, the thickness of the panels varied with carefully crafted recesses and portions of the panel were thicker than others in order to bear steel structure and meet the design requirement.  Some of the panels were picked into the air laying horizontally and then transferred to rotate for proper placement vertically.  This project consisted of a 2-acre site including the building, parking, and landscaping.

Honorable Mention
Cabela's Retail
Big- D Construction



Commercial Over $10 Million
Winner
Hyatt Place Hotel at Station Park
R&O Construction
The Hyatt Place Hotel at Station Park is 106,253 square feet, and is the first hotel that serves the community at Farmington Station.  Lightweight foam stone and a smooth malino EIFS system were used to closely match Old World Venetian Architecture," that was desired by the client.  R&O helped with their design-assist approach to achieve the conceptual design of the architect in the lobby.  Special craftsmanship included high end exterior finishes and a unique tile and craftmanship throughout the building.  The hotel is 106,253 square feet of meeting space.

Honorable Mention
Imagine Jefferson 2
Pentalon Construction

Commercial Over $20 Million
Winner
Unified Laboratory
Big-D Construction

Module 2 of the Unified State Laboratory Complex is a $33.4 million new facility that houses the Department of Health Medical Examiners Office.  Department of Agriculture and Foods, and the Department of Public Safety's Crime Laboratory.  Mechanical and electrical systems were optimized to minimize the amount of typically high energy consumption that laboratories create.  The steel frame structure is clad in masonry and metal panel.  The 97,000-square foot building was designed, tested and built to pass the State of Utah's strict envelope performance criteria and is a high performance rated building for the owner.  Construction duration was 18 months.

Historical Renovation

Historical Renovation $2-$5 Million
Winner
Artspace Macaroni Flats
Pentalon Construction
Artspace Macaroni Flats is a complete historical renovation project of two adjoining masonry buildings previously used for Macaroni Production.  A total area of 19,941 square feet was renovated into 8 commercial units and 13 residential units.  The property was run-down and had survived several fires during the prvious years.  Due to the existing damage Pentalon elected to start demolition from the top of the structure to the bottom, then rebuild from ground up.  The building is on the National Historic Register and plans for renovation had to meet the standards associated with that designation.  Value Engineering saved the owner approximately $164,000 on this project.

Industrial

Industrial Over $5-10 Million
Winner
ENVE Composite Headquarters
Wadman Corporation

ENVE’s Composite Headquarters is the anchor of Ogden’s 51-acre outdoor business park, known as the Ogden Business Exchange. This leading manufacturer of high-end carbon bicycle rims new headquarters is a tilt-up concrete warehouse and production area with a steel framed, metal panel office component. Enve is designed around functionality and streamlining production process flow while creating an impressive physical presence along the Weber River. Metal Cladding surrounds the large jutted out window defining the office space entrance and creating contrast to the concrete panels. Wadman’s Value Engineering resulted in over $400,000 of savings.

Industrial Over $10 Million
Winner
Open Pit Mine
J&M Steel

J&M Steel worked closely with Big D and Gem Buildings to design the construction of the buildings as well as maintain the budget for the steel erection at the Open Pit Mine in Oasis, Nevada. A new insulation system was utilized in the walls to meet the owner’s needs and energy code requirement. The work was performed on a mine site during some extreme weather conditions. J&M Steel complied with all the safety regulation on the site along with MSHA regulations. They also had to find a way to sheet the walls of the 65’ tall truck shop with the weather extremes.

Electrical

Electrical
Winner
Ogden LDS Temple Renovation
GSL Electric

GSL Electric worked with Big-D Construction and the LDS Church on this ambitious renovation of the Ogden LDS Temple.  The project involved a complete interior and exterior remodel of the 106,000 square foot facility originally constructed in 1971.  This was a design build project that GSL, working alongside Rocky Mountain Power, was able to provide discreet underground power solutions to the facility without disturbing the appearance of the exterior or temple site.  The three-and-a-half year renovation included replacing old electrical, heating, and plumbing systems with modern, energy-saving equipment.  GSL provided 107,000 electrical man hours on the project; total conduit totaled 265,000 feet; total wire & cabling was 850,000 feet; and over 3,000 light fixtures.  GSL self-performed 98% of the electrical and other systems for this project.

Institutional

Institutional $5-$10 Million
Winner
Telos U
Hughes General Contractor

Telos U is a 70,000 square-foot adult treatment center features tilt-up concrete as an artistic expression and showcasing it’s versatility, beauty and functionality. The five-story structure is architectural tilt-up concrete with varying textures and heights.

Special obstacles overcome by Hughes General Contractors was the 5-story panels weighing over 100,000 pounds with the tallest panel size at 63 feet in height and13 inches thick. The open web steel girders were so wide that Hughes designed the tilt-panels with notches in the concrete walls to bear the 85-foot-long girders. The soil on the site was conditioned with geopiers bringing it from 1500 to 4500 pounds per square feet bearing pressure. This was essential to support the massive architectural concrete tilt-up panels. Other elements included metal paneling, steel storefront, and solar panels on the roof.  

Institutional Over $10 Million
Winner
Beverly Taylor Sorensen Center for Performing Arts
Big-D Construction

The $39 million Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus of Southern Utah University and encompasses a 5.5-acre site development consisting of two new performing arts facilities – The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and the Utah Shakespeare Festival Facility.

The 18,000-square foot SUMA gallery is a single-story structure. The design team desired a compliment of subtle texture on the exterior walls and smooth interior ceilings suitable for displaying art. A unique concrete cladding was used on the exterior walls resulting in a dynamic facade that changes in depth and texture with each hour of the day. The open-air 900-seat Englestad Theatre is the new iconic theater setting for the Tony-award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The design team selected a unique cladding product that uses real wood veneer with a protective coating that that ties into the original design of the old Adams Theatre and keeping with the old-world Shakespearean feel. Project was completed in 23 months and Big-D was credited with a $2.3 million value engineer cost savings for the owner.

Federal Gov/Military

Federal Government/Military
Winner
Design Build F22 Systems Support Facility, Hill Air Force Base
Creative Times Inc.
Creative Times was the general contractor on this design build F-22 Systems Support Facility located on Hill Air Force Base.  The two-story F-22 Systems Support Facility will be an administration and operations support building adjacent to F-22 industrial facilities on base.  Construction consisted of steel reinforced CMU exterior walls, steel-reinforced concrete footings/foundations/floor slabs and insulated TPO roofing.  Interior spaces include administrative office space, break rooms, classified conference and training rooms, classified video teleconference center and a large secured conference room.  The interior is provided with fire detection and suppression systems.  The project also required cipher locks, Intrusion Detection System, and secured electronic communications networking.  CTI accomplished this project while maintaining sustainability requirements and earned a LEED certification of Silver.

Healthcare

Healthcare Over $5 Million
Winner
Rocky Mountain Willow Springs
Pentalon

The new Willow Springs facility is an innovatively designed nursing facility for Rocky Mountain Care in Tooele. The unique design has an old-fashioned ambiance showcasing Center and Main Streets, as well as a beauty salon and an ice cream parlor. Pentalon was involved early in the design phase, and the building was designed to LEED Standards. Geo Thermal wells that provide ground water for heating and cooling. Specially coated heat reflective, insulated, glazing was installed in the massive skylight system to reduce heat gain and loss.

Honorable Mention
Park City Hospital Outpatient Expansion
Big-D Construction

Renovation

Renovation Under $2 Million
Winner
Layton Family Search
Wadman Corporation
As the Layton Family Search building enters its 30th year, a modern makeover extends its useful life many years into the future appealing to contemporary tastes while maintaining a link to its history. The project is the epitome of environmental design. Wood work creates lines across panels that continue into the vinyl on the glass. Metal panels designed with unique imprints create a unique branding on the exterior of the building. Value engineering resulted in approximately $30,000 worth of savings.;

Honorable Mention
The Ronald McDonald House
R&O Construction


Renovation $2 to $10 Million
Winner
Snowbird Cliff Lodge Conference Space Addition
Paulsen Construction

The Snowbird Cliff Lodge renovation consisted of the demolition of the existing patio area above the main entrance to the Cliff Lodge and valet area.  A new structural steel building was erected next to the existing building with the two entrances existing exits to the patio area being reused as the entrance into the new conference room space.  In addition, a new 6,000 square foot single story building that included a new conference space area and new mechanical room were added.  All new exterior walls were glass to allow for the natural light and views of the surroundings to be a major part of the project.  The BIM coordination of the project resulted in coordination of all major subcontractors resulting in the successful completion due to the preparation in the beginning of the project.  Contract amount was $3 million with a project schedule of 8 months.