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Arizona DOT Receives $95M Federal Grant for I-10 Expansion

PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Katie Hobbs announces that Arizona will receive a $95 million INFRA grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for major improvements to widen Interstate 10. The grant was awarded to improve the safety and conditions on the 26-mile stretch of I-10 located entirely within the boundaries …

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Granite Completes First Fully Automated Aggregate Plant

TUCSON, AZ — Granite announces the successful completion of its first fully automated aggregate plant in Tucson, Arizona, marking a milestone in the company's commitment to technological advancement and sustainable production practices.

Construction of the Swan Facility commenced in May 2023 and represents Granite’s dedication to leveraging technology to improve …

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Granite's Grant Road Widening Project Aims to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — Granite has been awarded a contract worth approximately $55 million by the City of Tucson to widen Grant Road from Palo Verde to Venice. Project funding will come from the Regional Transportation Authority and is expected to be included in Granite’s first quarter CAP.

Granite will utilize …

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JE Dunn Construction, SmithGroup Selected as Design-Build Team for Newest Laboratory on NREL Campus

GOLDEN, CO — JE Dunn Construction, alongside its design partner SmithGroup, have been chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to design and build a new research facility on the east side of NREL’s South Table Mountain Campus in Golden, Colorado. The 127,000-square-foot …

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Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities and Sundt/PCL Announce One Million Hours Worked

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) announces that crews working to construct the city’s new Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) have achieved a major milestone: one million hours worked. The WRF is nearly the largest public infrastructure project in the city’s history, second only …

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USDOT Approves $2.5B in Private Activity Bonds Allocation for Brightline West Project

LAS VEGAS, NV — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces the approval of $2.5 billion in private activity bonds authority allocated for the Brightline West High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail project connecting Las Vegas, Nevada, and Southern California. The 218-mile, high-speed rail line will primarily run along the I-15 median …

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading authority on green building and the global developer of the LEED green building program, releases its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED. For the first time ever, New York ranked No. 1, based on LEED-certified gross square …

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Valley Metro Unveils $401.3M Northwest Extension Phase II, Expanding Phoenix's Light Rail Network

Valley Metro, the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated transit services to residents of metro Phoenix, recently opened the $401.3 million Northwest Extension Phase II project, adding 1.6 miles of light rail to connect Mesa, Tempe, and downtown Phoenix to areas northwest of the city near the redeveloping Metrocenter …

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Willmeng Breaks Ground on Sun Valley Academy’s New Glendale Campus

GLENDALE, AZ — Willmeng Construction celebrated the beginning of work on the newest Morrison Education Group campus, Sun Valley Academy - Glendale. The groundbreaking ceremony for this K-8 education facility welcomed two special guests — Diamondbacks baseball player Luis Gonzales and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Anna Tovar, who is also a …

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All Lanes Now Open on West Davis Highway, Utah's Largest Highway Project

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) celebrated the opening of all lanes on the new 16-mile West Davis Highway with a community fun run/walk/bike event. More than 2,500 people joined elected officials and UDOT representatives on the two-mile event on the project’s new road and …

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Arizona DOT to Transform I-10 Segment Between Ina, Ruthrauff

TUCSON, AZ — Major improvements are in the works for travelers along Interstate 10 in the Tucson area, where new lanes and a rebuilt interchange are on track to open by the end of the coming year.

Motorists can expect a year of many changes as part of the ongoing …

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Brightline West High-Speed Railway Project Connecting Los Angeles to Las Vegas Receives $3B in Federal Funding

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Biden Administration approved $3 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the Brightline West high-speed rail project. This historic 218-mile high-speed rail system will connect Las Vegas and Southern California within the Interstate 15 right-of-way with trains capable of speeds of 186 miles …

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New Arizona State University-Owned Mill Avenue Parking Structure Opens

TEMPE, AZ — Construction recently completed on the $42 million, six-level, 429,000-square-foot Mill Avenue Parking Structure for Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona. The new parking structure, a design-build partnership between DFDG Architecture and general contractor McCarthy Building Companies Inc., adds 1,205 parking spaces to the area and …

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New Mexico DOT Addresses Aging Bridges with Two Replacement Projects on NM 566

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has undertaken two bridge replacements on NM 566 in McKinley County, one on a rural road near Church Rock and one north of that community. The bridges were in poor condition, and the new construction will bring them up to current standards.

New …

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West Concourse Gate Expansion Project Completed at Denver International Airport

DENVER, CO — Turner Construction Company and joint venture partner Flatiron Construction Corp. along with associate partners Gilmore Construction Corporation and JM Bangert, Inc. celebrated the turnover of the final two gates in Concourse A West as part of Denver International Airport’s more than $1 billion Concourse Expansion Program in …

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Broncos Announce Plans for New HOK-Designed Training Facility and Headquarters

DENVER, CO — The Denver Broncos will build a new training facility and team headquarters on its existing Centura Health Training Center campus in Englewood, Colorado. The project, designed by HOK and Rockwell Group, will be privately funded and is set to be completed in advance of the 2026 …

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Colorado DOT Celebrates Substantial Completion of the New I-25 North Express Lanes Berthoud to Fort Collins Project

FORT COLLINS, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently celebrated the substantial completion of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project from Berthoud to Fort Collins.

During an event celebrating the milestone, Gov. Jared Polis, representatives from CDOT, the Federal Highway Administration, and local government officials addressed the …

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Colorado DOT, Local Officials Celebrate Completion of I-70 Over 32nd Avenue Bridge Replacement Project

JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with contractor partner Kraemer North America and local officials, recently celebrated the completion of the I-70 over 32nd Avenue bridge replacement project in the City of Wheat Ridge. This state-funded project was the first of several bridge replacement projects …

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Colorado DOT’s Wadsworth Boulevard Modernization Project Advances in Wheat Ridge

The City of Wheat Ridge is a municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, located just west of Denver and part of the Denver/Aurora/Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wadsworth Boulevard (State Highway 121) serves as a main corridor through Wheat Ridge and as a major thoroughfare for the Denver metro area, with an …

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Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 12 Breaks Ground at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — The new $185 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 12 (ISTB12) project recently broke ground at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona. The ISTB12 building, designed by SmithGroup and being constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, is a major expansion of ASU’s growing Polytechnic …

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Mortenson's Renovated Salt Lake City Office Officially Opens its Doors

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Mortenson, an integrated real estate development and construction firm, is officially opening the doors on its renovated Salt Lake City office. While renovation of the overall building continues, Mortenson held an open house for industry partners and friends.

Built in 1911, 324 South State …

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Two Rokbak RA30 Articulated Haulers Tackle Mega Pipeline Project in Utah

When Utah-based contractor BHI was awarded a project for a 3-mile stretch of canal essential to the irrigation around the largest city in Uintah County, in the northeastern part of the state, they knew that extensive excavation and backfill would be on the cards and that it would require the …

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UA Health Sciences Selects McCarthy + SmithGroup for Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies Research Facility

TUCSON, AZ — The University of Arizona Health Sciences has selected the design-build team of McCarthy + SmithGroup to develop the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies (CAMI), a biomedical research hub focused on developing biological therapies that stimulate or suppress the immune system to fight disease.

Both McCarthy …

Granite Continues Airfield Safety Enhancement Program at Tucson International Airport

TUCSON, AZ — Granite announces that it has been awarded an approximately $12 million contract by the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) as part of the TAA’s estimated $400 million, multi-year Airfield Safety Enhancement Program at Tucson International Airport (TUS). This will be the third Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP 3) work …

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McCarthy's New Solar Projects in Arizona Provide 100 New Registered Apprenticeships

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently began construction of new large-scale solar projects located in the Southwestern United States and are targeting Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) compliance. The projects, which are in varying stages of construction, are creating new solar construction jobs, which will include equipment operators and …

New Roadway, Bridges Take Shape on I-10 Reconstruction in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — A widening and reconstruction project in the northwest Tucson area has transformed a 4-mile segment of Interstate 10 since work began, demolishing travel lanes, multiple bridges, and two interchanges that have been in constant use for decades. With those familiar features now gone, motorists are starting to …

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Scottsdale Unified School District Celebrates Completion of Rebuilt Pueblo Elementary School

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Pueblo Elementary in the Scottsdale Unified School District recently celebrated the completion of the rebuilt campus, which was designed by BWS Architects and built by McCarthy Building Companies, with an official ribbon-cutting celebration.

Originally constructed in 1971, the school sits on 15.6 acres and includes 56,000 …

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Sundt Tops Out Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Renovations

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction, alongside owners JDM and design partners Douglas Fredrikson Architects, celebrated the topping out of the Adobe Restaurant and Clubhouse, the second phase of the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Renovations project.

“We’re thrilled to be topping out our work on the Arizona Biltmore Golf …

Utah DOT Selects Granite for SR-108 Widening and Improvements

DAVIS COUNTY, UT — Granite has been awarded an approximately $45 million contract by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to widen and improve State Route 108 (SR-108) in Davis County, Utah.

The scope of this project involves extending SR-108 from 300 N to 1800 N, transforming it from a …

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Willmeng Completes 38-Acre Expansion of Arizona’s Sundance Park Amid Funding Challenges and Material Shortages

The Phase II buildout of Sundance Park in Buckeye, Arizona, actually included multiple, continuous phases of construction.

The 38-acre expansion added a fishing lake, sports fields, and other amenities to the existing 30-acre park. Due to funding challenges, the work was divided into four different Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts …

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Acrow Bridge Installed to Reconnect Key Route After Culvert Collapse in Rural Western Colorado

DENVER, CO — Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces that one of its modular steel Mabey Universal panel bridges was recently installed on Colorado State Highway 133 (SH 133) between the small towns of Paonia and Somerset in the state’s Western Slope. The bridge is serving …

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Central Arizona College Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Allied Health and Skilled Trades Buildings at Superstition Mountain Campus

PINAL COUNTY, AZ — Central Arizona College (CAC) recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Superstition Mountain Campus expansion project, which will provide new buildings for Allied Health and Skilled Trades, as well as renovations to the college’s existing C building. Design-build partners McCarthy Building Companies and Architekton are teaming up …

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Chandler Unified School District Celebrates Groundbreaking of Campus Reimagination Project at Galveston Elementary

CHANDLER, AZ — Ground was recently broken for the reimagined Galveston Elementary School, part of the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD). Project partners architect Orcutt | Winslow and general contractor McCarthy Building Companies are leading design and construction efforts.

The $25 million, 72,000-square-foot rebuild of the elementary school located on …

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HGA and Denton House Complete Metrodora Institute, a Medical and Research Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces the completion of Metrodora Institute, a medical and research center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. HGA led the planning, engineering, and design/build and was a consultant for the interior design and mechanical and electrical engineering for the institute. Metrodora …

I-17 Improvement Project Continues to Progress After One Year of Major Construction

PHOENIX, AZ — One year has passed since major construction work began to add new general purpose lanes and flex lanes along the 23 miles from Anthem Way to Sunset Point as part of the Arizona Department of Transportation's I-17 Improvement Project. In addition to the new lanes, 10 …

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Meticulous Material Movement

It began like many other days – moving dirt.

Las Vegas-based Morley Grading was tasked with removing 14,000 cubic yards of material as part of a large warehouse construction project. Specifically, this family owned earthworks contractor was tasked to move, quantify, and crush all of the stockpiled material – and …

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Provo River Delta Restoration Project Brings Natural Habitat Back to Endangered Fish

When the Mormons first arrived in Utah in the mid-1800s, they found a beautiful state. As they settled in the valley area around current-day Provo – 40 miles south of Salt Lake City – they were concerned about flooding from the Provo River. The methods used to prevent the flooding …

Ramtech Completes Modular Building Manufacturing Phase for Denver International Airport Concourse Expansion

DENVER, CO — Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems announces that the company has completed the manufacturing phase on the 36 modular sections that will make up the 26,312-square-foot modular building addition for Denver International Airport's (DIA) Concourse A East Groundload Phase II Terminal Expansion.

The modular construction project is …

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ViaWest Group Expands Industrial Presence in Glendale with The Base, Phase 1, Groundbreaking

GLENDALE, AZ — ViaWest Group, a Phoenix-based developer, and Willmeng Construction, a construction company, celebrated the official start of construction for The Base, Phase I. This groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of the development of a 144-acre industrial campus in Glendale, one of the next major commerce parks …

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Willmeng Breaks Ground on Health Center for San Carlos Apache Community

BYLAS, AZ — Willmeng Construction recently took part in a groundbreaking event in Southeastern Arizona to mark the start of construction on the new Clarence Wesley Health Center in Bylas, a 34,000-square-foot health care facility that will better serve the San Carlos Apache Tribe’s Bylas community.

Among those who provided …

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Willmeng Holds Ribbon Cutting Event to Celebrate Completion of New Gilbert Christian Schools Val Vista Campus

GILBERT, AZ — As 2023 began, there were very few signs of construction on the site where Gilbert Christian Schools - Val Vista Campus sits today. Just over seven months later, the school welcomed 500 new students for the school year. Gilbert Christian Schools (GCS) and Willmeng Construction recently celebrated …

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Willmeng Marks Start of New Municipal Complex for City of Surprise

SURPRISE, AZ — Willmeng and the City of Surprise kicked off work on a multi-faceted municipal project that will include a new fire station (Fire Station 309), as well as an aquatic center and park. City of Surprise elected officials, city staff, and executives from the design and construction team …

Granite Selected for Approximately $73M CM/GC Water Project in Utah

HEBER VALLEY, UT — Granite announces its Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) project to fortify and modernize the Deer Creek Dam & Reservoir in Heber Valley, Utah. The approximately $73 million project was awarded and funded by the Provo River Water Users Association (PRWUA).

A cornerstone of essential infrastructure for over …

McCarthy Tapped for Expansion, Renovation at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

LONGMONT, CO — McCarthy Building Companies has started work on an expansion and renovation at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital. The project includes renovation of current spaces, new construction, and creation of new shelled space. It is expected to be complete in summer 2025.

“As the need for quality health care …

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Mortenson | McCarthy Selected as Construction Manager for Las Vegas Ballpark

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Athletics (A's) have hired Mortenson | McCarthy as the construction manager for the club’s proposed ballpark in Las Vegas.

The Mortenson | McCarthy team will be responsible for overseeing all construction-related activities, including preconstruction estimating, scheduling and logistics planning, bidding, coordination, and management of all …

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Parsons Awarded $150M Contract to Improve System Reliability for Southern Nevada Water Authority

LAS VEGAS, NV — Parsons Corporation announces that the company was selected by Southern Nevada Water Authority to provide program and construction management services for the 2020 Major Construction and Capital Plan (MCCP). This seven-year, $150 million contract includes program support for major capital projects and Project Labor Agreement services …

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Reiman Corporation Completes New Curtis Street Bridge Over I-80 in Laramie Ahead of Schedule

In late August, the new Curtis Street Bridge over Interstate 80 in Laramie, Wyoming, opened to vehicle traffic – significantly earlier than scheduled. The $10.6 million Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) project began construction this past spring and was expected to be completed in late September. However, contractor Reiman Corporation …

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Utah DOT Uses Styrofoam Blocks to Build Freeway Ramp in Davis County

FARMINGTON, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is using geofoam blocks — similar to the Styrofoam used in packaging materials and ice chests — to build a freeway ramp that will connect the future West Davis Highway with southbound I-15 in Farmington. These blocks allow crews to build …

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$129M in Funding is Released to Support Rural Health Care Projects

A new round of health care funding allocations was recently announced. This new funding will support approximately 170 rural health care projects waiting to be launched nationwide. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several types of rural programs, and the agency announces new funding (totaling $129 million) in Emergency …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Burns & McDonnell Designs Facility Expansion, Contributing to the Sustainability of Southeast Colorado’s Water Supply

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Cherokee Metropolitan District joined Burns & McDonnell and Garney Construction project team members for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate completion of a $45 million design-build wastewater facility project for the Cherokee Metropolitan District in southeast Colorado.

Cherokee Metropolitan District opted for a progressive design-build project delivery approach …

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DBIA Announces Projects in Arizona and Colorado as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes Somerton High School

SOMERTON, AZ ― McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction of Somerton High School, located in Somerton, Arizona, which is part of the Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD). The new $68 million school, designed by DLR Group, marks the seventh high school for YUHSD. It positions the district to …

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s $28M, 5-Gate Terminal Addition Reaches Topping-Out Milestone

PHOENIX, AZ — General contractor McCarthy Building Companies and DWL Architects + Planners recently celebrated the topping-out milestone at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s (Gateway Airport) new 30,000-square-foot, five-gate terminal modernization project.

The approximately $28 million project, which is being partially funded by a federal grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), …

Sterling Announces $216M Transportation Solutions Design-Build Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. (Sterling) announces that Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC (RLW), together with its joint venture partner W.W. Clyde & Co., Inc., has been awarded a $216 million design-build contract for the Bangerter South Highway Interchanges Project by the Utah Department of …

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Sundt Construction Transforms University of Arizona’s Historic Chemistry-Physics Building

Construction at the Chemistry-Physics building on the University of Arizona’s main Tucson campus involved renovation with historic preservation and building a new facility. Started at the peak of supply chain delays, both parts of the $42 million project needed to tie together without disrupting the busy campus.

To accomplish that …

USDOT Approves $501M Loan for I-25 Express Lane Expansion in Colorado

DENVER, CO — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $501 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Colorado Transportation Investment Office on behalf of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to improve a 61-mile corridor of I-25, including …

UTA Unveils HNTB-Program Managed OGX Bus Rapid Transit Line

OGDEN, UT — HNTB Corp. joins Utah Transit Authority in celebrating the completion of the Ogden Express Bus Rapid Transit Project. BRT is a high-capacity transit system that offers service by incorporating various features such as dedicated bus lanes, busways, traffic signal priority, and off-board fare collection.

HNTB served as …

Wyoming DOT Awarded Federal RAISE Grant for I-25/I-80 Interchange Design

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announces it is the recipient of a 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant to help fund the redesign of the Interstate 80/Interstate 25 interchange in Cheyenne.

“This is the third time we've applied for federal grant …

Arizona State Transportation Board Approves Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — The State Transportation Board has approved the 2024-2028 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, which includes funding to expand and improve pavement conditions on multiple highways vital to moving passengers and commerce.

The program, which includes more than $9 billion in transportation investments, commits $2.6 billion to upgrade …

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Carson Valley Health, Gilbane Building Company Celebrate Topping Out Milestone

GARDNERVILLE, NV — Carson Valley Health (CVH) and Gilbane Building Company recently gathered along with local leaders to celebrate the topping-out milestone for the hospital addition in Gardnerville, Nevada.

"We are proud to support our growing community with the major expansion of Carson Valley Health," said Rich Arndt, Project …

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Colorado DOT and Kiewit Infrastructure Add Auxiliary Lanes to I-70 Near Vail

Aiming to reduce motor vehicle crashes and closures along steep and curvy Interstate 70, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has embarked on the $250 million West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes Project.

“The purpose of this project revolves around safety and operations,” says John W. Kronholm, Resident Engineer with …

Kiewit to Lead Design-Build Effort for New Biosolids Solar Drying Facility

TUCSON, AZ — A design-build team lead by Kiewit Infrastructure West Company (Kiewit) was recently selected to deliver a new biosolids solar drying facility that will be a model of sustainability.

The project, for the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department at its Tres Rios Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WRF) in …

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Martens Development, Willmeng Construction Break Ground on Mission Park Industrial Development in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, AZ — Martens Development, a Scottsdale-based development firm that is active throughout the Phoenix market, and its general contracting partner Willmeng Construction broke ground on a Class A industrial development, Mission Park. This two-building, 723,508-square-foot Class A industrial park is located at the I-10 and Perryville Road in …

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McCarthy Building Companies Tops Out New Mill Avenue Parking Structure at Arizona State University

TEMPE, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently topped out construction on the $42 million, six-level, 429,000-square-foot Mill Avenue Parking Structure for Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona.

Upon completion in October, the garage will offer 1,205 parking spaces to support the increased needs of the university and the …

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One Scottsdale Medical is Underway in Scottsdale, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Ryan Companies has broken ground on One Scottsdale Medical, a multi-tenant medical office building in Scottsdale, Arizona. This future two-story, 101,136-square-foot building is 80% preleased with two national health systems, City of Hope and Exalt Health as the anchor tenants. The remaining 20,000 square feet is available …

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Utah DOT Marks Completion of Largest Project in the Last Decade

LAYTON, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) marked the completion of the US-89 highway project with a community celebration in Layton, Utah. Crews widened the highway from Main Street in Farmington to SR-193 in Layton, installed new pavement, and built four new interchanges with on- and off-ramps to …

Utah DOT to Widen, Repave 9000 South in Sandy and West Jordan

SANDY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announces that construction to widen 9000 South between Redwood Road in West Jordan and 700 West in Sandy has begun.

The project will build an extra eastbound and westbound travel lane on 9000 South, replace the bridge over the Jordan River, …

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Vantage Data Centers, McCarthy Building Companies Celebrate Topping Out of Construction on Phase II of Major Data Center Project

GOODYEAR, AZ — Vantage Data Centers, a global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, and general contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the topping out milestone for Phase II at Vantage Data Centers’ major new data center project in Goodyear, hosting a celebratory ceremony with Goodyear Mayor Joe Pizzillo in …

Atkins Selected for Reimagining Nevada’s Boulder Highway

HENDERSON, NV — Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been selected by the City of Henderson, Nevada, to complete a multimodal redesign of Boulder Highway. Under the 12-month contract, Atkins’ design and engineering services will work with the City of Henderson to help enhance safety and …

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Construction Begins on the I-70 Floyd Hill Project

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner, Kraemer North America, recently began construction on the I-70 Floyd Hill Project, which will improve mobility and increase safety along an eight-mile stretch of the I-70 Mountain Corridor from west of Evergreen to eastern Idaho …

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HDR Selected as Program Manager for Utah’s FrontRunner Strategic Double Track Commuter Rail System

OGDEN, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation has selected an HDR-led team to provide program management services for its nearly $1 billion FrontRunner Strategic Double Track project.

The project will add at least nine new segments of double track along the 83-mile FrontRunner commuter rail system and update …

Hill International to Continue Supporting Capital Improvement Program at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX, AZ — Hill International, Inc. announces it was selected by the City of Phoenix Aviation Department to provide program management staff support services for the City of Phoenix’s Capital Improvement Program, Terminal Modernization Program, Airport Development Plan, and Capital Management Division at Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Phoenix Deer …

Jacobs to Manage Architecture and Engineering for US Navy in the Southwest

PHOENIX, AZ — Jacobs secured a single award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) to perform multi-discipline Architecture-Engineering (A-E) Services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and other approved areas of responsibility.

NAVFAC estimates the contract value …

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Mortenson Breaks Ground on Denver Headquarters in RiNo Art District

DENVER, CO — Mortenson, a builder, developer, and engineering services provider with four decades of experience in Colorado, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its four-story, 65,000-square-foot Denver headquarters within Denver's RiNo Art District (RiNo).

The project is being developed, constructed, owned, and occupied by Mortenson. Mortenson will occupy roughly …

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Populous Engaged by RS&H to Collaborate on New Mexico’s Spaceport America Master Plan

SANTA FE, NM — The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) awards the Spaceport America Master Plan Project to the RS&H team, with Populous and Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants respectively leading key aspects of the future visioning and environmental stewardship critical to the project. Spaceport America and NMSA will partner …

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Projects in Arizona and Utah Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Arizona and Utah won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Improves Mobility on I-80/I-215 – the Crossroads to the West

Interstate 80 traverses the entire continental United States. The route runs from San Francisco to North Jersey, just outside New York City. Interstate 215 runs through Utah and includes a three-quarters loop around Salt Lake City and its suburbs. The two interstates cross in Eastern Salt Lake City. The Utah …

Sasaki to Lead 2023 Auraria Campus Master Plan

DENVER, CO — Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) announces that they have named global design firm Sasaki to lead the 2023 Auraria Campus Master Plan project. The firm was selected by the Master Plan Committee, which includes representation from the four on-campus institutions: Auraria Higher Education Center, Community College of …

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Arizona DOT Widens I-17 to Create an Improved Connection Through the State

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is expanding Interstate 17 (I-17) to help traffic flow across the state.

I-17 runs north–south through Arizona from Flagstaff to Phoenix. The nearly 146-mile interstate, which was completed in 1978, has been deemed a key commerce corridor by the state.

“This is a critical …

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Colorado DOT Cuts Ribbon on Charter Oak Ranch Road Improvements

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO —­­ The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor, SEMA Construction, hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of Charter Oak Ranch Road improvements, a part of the Military Access, Mobility, & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP). Charter Oak Ranch Road is accessible off Interstate 25 …

Final Phase of Arizona DOT SR 77 Repaving Project Begins in Tucson Area

TUCSON, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has begun the final phase of a project repaving 10 miles of State Route 77 between Tucson and Oro Valley. Crews recently began replacing about 3 miles of worn pavement between Ina Road and the Rillito River Bridge just south of …

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Phase 2 of the Sunnyslope High School Campus Renovation and Expansion Project Marks Topping-Out Milestone

PHOENIX, AZ — General contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently celebrated the construction milestone of topping-out for Phase 2 of the multiphase construction and renovation project at Sunnyslope High School. Topping-out marks the placement of the final beam atop the newest three-story classroom building on the growing campus in Phoenix. The …

Projects Announced During Nevada DOT’s State Transportation Board Meeting will Support 942 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts and agreements announced during the Nevada Department of Transportation's (NDOT) Transportation Board of Directors meeting are projected to support 942 jobs for a year while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected. Transportation improvements reviewed/approved at the state …

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Trimble Breaks Ground on 1.7-Megawatt Solar Array at Westminster, Colorado Headquarters

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble announces that the company has broken ground on the construction of a 1.7-megawatt solar array as a renewable energy source at its Westminster, Colorado headquarters. The new solar panels are projected to offset more than 100 percent of the energy consumed by Trimble’s two-building campus in …

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Utah DOT Announces Major Projects for 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is ramping up construction on highway projects across the state. In 2023, UDOT has 217 projects scheduled to start or already under construction, with a combined value of $3.2 billion.

“This is one of our biggest construction years, with …

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Alston Construction Breaks Ground on Elliot Mesa Commerce Center

MESA, AZ — MIG Real Estate and Alston Construction announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the Elliot Mesa Commerce Center, a new industrial project in Mesa, Arizona. The ceremony took place at the project site located at the Northeast Corner of Power Road and Elliot Road. Local officials, business leaders, and …

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Arizona DOT Begins US 93 Widening Project Near Wickenburg

WICKENBURG, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has begun a project near Wickenburg to transform another five miles of US 93 from two lanes to four-lane divided highway.

The work is part of ADOT’s long-term vision to transform the entire 200-mile section of US 93 from Wickenburg to …

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CS Wind Breaks Ground on Expansion at World’s Largest Wind Turbine Tower Manufacturing Plant

PUEBLO, CO — Construction is underway for an expansion to the world's largest manufacturing plant for wind turbine towers, a project designed to double production and lead to the hiring of at least 850 new employees. CS Wind executives welcomed Gov. Jared Polis for a groundbreaking at the plant, where …

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Komatsu to Build New Warehouse in Elko, Nevada

ELKO, NV — Komatsu announces plans for a construction project adding a new, nearly 50,000-square-foot warehouse to its service center campus in Elko, Nevada. The warehouse will expand local parts support for mining and construction customers in the Nevada region.

The new building will include:

  • High-capacity racking
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SmithGroup, McCarthy Completes New University of Arizona Applied Research Building

PHOENIX, AZ — The University of Arizona marked the completion of construction and opening of the $85 million Applied Research Building (ARB), an advanced research facility for space research. Located at the southeast corner of Helen Street and the Highland Corridor and delivered utilizing a progressive design-build partnership between integrated …

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Walsh School District Breaks Ground on New PK-12 School

DENVER, CO — Walsh School District announces the start of construction on a brand new pre-K-12 school. The district held a groundbreaking ceremony where local officials, partner representatives, and community members were in attendance, including Superintendent and Walsh Junior and Senior High School Principal Corey Weiss and Walsh School Board …

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Wyoming DOT Creates Better Interstate Access with I-80 Project in Rock Springs

Sometimes, opportunities arise in unexpected ways. The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) I-80 Rock Springs project might not have happened if an accident had not occurred. The project will improve connectivity in the area, encourage development, increase accessibility, and provide extra routes for commuters.

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Acadia Healthcare Breaks Ground with AP on New Behavioral Health Hospital in Arizona

MESA, AZ — Acadia Healthcare Company recently held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction on the new hospital that the company is building to serve residents of Mesa, Arizona, and surrounding communities. Built by Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) and slated to open in early 2024, the 100-bed …

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CR 314 Reconstruction Brings New Upgrades for Drivers, Hikers, and Cyclists

Idaho Springs, Colorado, located approximately 30 miles west of Denver, was once a mining town. Today, the city of nearly 1,800 people is a great place to go whitewater rafting, hike trails, and more. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is in the middle of a project along the frontage …

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HNTB’s Denver Office Continues Growth with New Project Wins and Hires

DENVER, CO — HNTB Corporation continues to experience significant growth in its Denver office after winning several new projects with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver International Airport, the City and County of Denver, and other clients in the West Region.

To support these and future projects, the Denver …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower Expansion

GILBERT, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the $243 million, five-story Banner Gateway Medical Center tower expansion project, located in Gilbert, Arizona. The expansion doubles the size of the medical center campus and is expected to add more than 600 new jobs to the campus.

The 351,000-square-foot addition includes …

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Projects in Utah and Arizona Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Ryan Companies Constructs a New Arizona Humane Society Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — Since 1957, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) in Phoenix has created new programs and life-saving services for the area’s most vulnerable animals. The organization has led the single largest transformation for homeless animals of any community in the U.S. in the past seven years. But as the …

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Agilent Technologies Selects Turner to Build $725M Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant in Frederick, Colorado

FREDERICK, CO — Turner Construction Company announces that Agilent Technologies selected the company to build a $725 million facility to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in Frederick, Colorado. The facility will support Agilent’s mission to accelerate the production of oligonucleotide therapeutics that provide care to people facing a broad range …

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Farmington Bay Constructors Joint Venture Creates West Davis Highway to Combat Area Growth in Northern Utah

The West Davis project is the most significant infrastructure project currently taking place in the state of Utah. Biggest in terms of cost and scope, the project involves building a new 16-mile, 4-lane divided highway. It will significantly impact commuters traveling through Davis County, which is just North of Salt …

McCarthy Building Companies Tops Out New Matador Activity Center at Arizona Western College

YUMA, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the topping out of the $17.5 million Matador Activity Center at Arizona Western College (AWC). The center, which will serve more than 11,000 students, features a two-story, 45,000-square-foot building set on 3.5 acres within the campus and will open in fall 2023. …

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ME Engineers Wins Grand Conceptor Award from ACEC Colorado for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards program. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to ME Engineers of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, for the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. …

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Populous and City of Aurora Celebrate Opening of Southeast Aurora Recreation Center and Fieldhouse

AURORA, CO — Global design firm Populous and the City of Aurora celebrated the opening of the 77,000-square-foot recreation center and field house in Southeast Aurora, a marriage of inspiration from the landscape, views, and topography of its mountain-adjacent location and design and amenities focused on benefitting the community.

Populous …

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Student Success District at the University of Arizona Receives an AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture

TUCSON, AZ — The Student Success District at the University of Arizona received the 2023 National American Institute of Architects (AIA) Interior Architecture Award, the institute’s awards program celebrating the most innovative interior spaces across the United States. This year’s AIA jury selected winning submissions that make their mark on …

The Weitz Company Selected to Complete New Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Project

PHOENIX, AZ — The Weitz Company has been selected by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to upgrade its Terminal 4 Baggage Handling System (BHS) for an estimated $50 million in construction costs. The project award encompasses preconstruction services and construction in partnership with JSM & Associates.

This project will …

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Wold Architects and Engineers Earns Three Awards from the Association for Learning Environments Rocky Mountain Chapter

DENVER, CO — Wold Architects and Engineers (Wold), a local architectural and engineering firm, announces that The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Rocky Mountain Chapter awarded the Manzanola K-12 School project the Educators' Choice Award and the Summit Merit Award, and Josh Grenier, AIA, M. ED, Education Principal, received …

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Arizona DOT Increases Capacity on I-10 to Meet Rapid Population Growth

Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the United States. Infrastructure needs to keep up with population growth or traffic will be slowed. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is working on the I-10: SR85 to Verrado Way Improvements project to ensure sufficient capacity for motorists in the city …

LRE & Companies Unveils Plans for New 13-Acre Mixed-Use Development Project in Rapidly Growing Fernley, NV

FERNLEY, NV — LRE & Companies, a full spectrum real estate development, asset manager, construction, and hotel management company, has unveiled plans for Fernley Promenade, a 13-acre mixed-used development project comprising of industrial, retail, and hotel, in Fernley, Nevada, one of the fastest-growing cities in The Silver State.

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Michael Baker International Selected by Utah DOT to Design New Interchange on Bangerter Highway at 4700 South

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Michael Baker International announces that the firm has been selected by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), as lead designer for the RLW/Clyde Joint Venture (JV) Progressive Design-Build (PDB) team, to provide design services for the Bangerter Highway at 4700 South Project. The …

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Accommodates Customers with a Temporary Prefabricated Three-Gate Facility During Terminal Construction

PHOENIX, AZ — Just in time for the busy winter/spring travel season when hundreds of thousands of visitors descend upon the Valley for vacation, the WM Phoenix Open, and Super Bowl 2023, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) and local general contractor McCarthy Building Companies have constructed a temporary tension fabric …

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Transformation of Downtown South Salt Lake Kicks Off as One Burton Project Breaks Ground

SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT — Construction work is officially underway at One Burton, a major residential and retail development that will anchor the transformation of South Salt Lake’s downtown.

Speaking at a groundbreaking celebration, Mayor Cheri Wood described One Burton as the key first piece of a much-anticipated redevelopment area …

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Wyoming Abandoned Mine Lands Project Wins Reclamation Award

CARBON COUNTY, WY — The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) honored the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Abandoned Mine Land Division during the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs conference in Grand Junction, Colorado. The project in Carbon County, Wyoming, at Hanna Elementary School and the …

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Colorado DOT Celebrates the Completion of the Central 70 Project

DENVER, CO — Governor Polis, the Federal Highway Administration, local officials, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently celebrated the completion of the four-acre cover park over a section of the new lowered Interstate 70 between Brighton and Colorado boulevards as well as the completion of major interstate …

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Denver International Airport Celebrates Opening of HNTB-Designed Concourse A-West

DENVER, CO — HNTB in partnership with Denver International Airport (DEN) officially cut the ribbon on the new Concourse A-West with a recent celebration. A-West supports DEN’s Vision 100 strategic plan to serve 100 million annual passengers within the next 10 years by increasing the airport’s overall gate capacity by …

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Final Work Wraps Up on US 40 Sand Springs Gulch to Craig Resurfacing Project

MOFFAT COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner Elam Construction announce work is wrapping up on the resurfacing project along US Highway 40 from Sand Springs Gulch to Craig. During construction, work took place on US 40 for 12 miles from approximately Mile Point 80, …

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Jacobsen Receives Four Project of the Year Awards from Associated General Contractors of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Four Jacobsen Construction projects have been named best in their category by the Associated General Contractors of Utah. The four winning projects are:

  • Liberty Sky - 2022 Multi-Family/Residential High-Rise Project of the Year
  • Primary Children’s Hospital Inpatient Remodel & Expansion - 2022 Health Care …
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Las Vegas Paving Corporation Keeps Traffic Rolling on I-15

One way to get to Las Vegas is via Interstate 15 (I-15). The major highway, which begins near the Mexican border in San Diego County and stretches to the Canadian border, was in need of an upgrade. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is working on a project on a …

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, over 1,000 transportation projects in New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key takeaway …

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The Opus Group Begins Construction on Deer Valley 30, a Speculative Industrial Development in North Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — The Opus Group (Opus) announces the start of construction on Deer Valley 30, a three-building speculative industrial development in north Phoenix. The project will include three buildings on 30 acres suited for warehouse and light manufacturing use.

“We are excited to break ground on this state-of-the-art industrial …

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Ames Construction Impresses on I-25 Walsh Drive Bridge Project

Located in Central Wyoming, Casper is on the North Platte River and saw its population grow during the pandemic when many people chose to relocate to less populated and lower cost areas. Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is in the middle of a project to help traffic continue to flow …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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McCarthy Building Companies Begins $25M Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Terminal Addition

PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) selects McCarthy Building Companies as its general contractor to begin construction of a new 30,000-square-foot terminal addition to replace a 13-year-old temporary structure. The approximately $25-million project, which is being partially funded by a federal grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), …

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NexCore Group Breaks Ground on Montrose Ambulatory Care Center

DENVER, CO — Health care real estate investment and development company, NexCore Group, has begun preliminary groundwork at the site of a new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) in Montrose, Colorado. The project is moving forward in partnership with Montrose Regional Health (MRH), a nonprofit health care system serving Montrose, …

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Stantec Awarded $20M Contract for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

BOULDER COUNTY, CO — Stantec has been named Engineer of Record providing engineering support during construction for the second phase of the Gross Reservoir Expansion (GRE) Project in Boulder County, Colorado. The $531-million project will raise the height of the existing concrete curved gravity dam by 131 feet, increasing the …

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Sundt Construction Breaks Ground on 200-Megawatt Appaloosa Solar 1 Project in Iron County, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Renewable energy developer rPlus Energies has commenced construction of the 200 MWac/240 MWdc Appaloosa Solar 1 project located in Iron County, Utah. This project is the largest in Utah to reach this milestone.

Neighboring Appaloosa Solar 1 is the 80 MWac/110 MWdc Three Peaks Solar …

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University of Utah Breaks Ground on Innovative New Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine Building

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The University of Utah recently broke ground on the new home for its Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine. The $185-million facility has been made possible, in part, by funds from a landmark gift of $110 million from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles …

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Arizona DOT Officially Begins Construction on I-17 Improvement Project North of Anthem

PHOENIX, AZ — The first phase of work for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) long-awaited Interstate 17 Improvement Project from Anthem Way to Sunset Point is now underway.

The $446-million project, which will add capacity and reduce congestion along this heavily traveled corridor, is expected to take approximately …

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Arizona Oncology Cancer Center Working with NexCore Group on New Cancer Treatment Center

PRESCOTT, AZ — National health care, life sciences, and senior housing real estate developer NexCore Group, in collaboration with Arizona Oncology, recently broke ground on a cancer treatment center in Prescott, Arizona. Arizona Oncology, one of the largest medical groups in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care, and NexCore …

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Big-D Construction Starts $24M High Valley Transit Campus Project

PARK CITY, UT — Construction officially started for High Valley Transit’s first permanent administration and maintenance facility in Park City, Utah. The organization has been utilizing a temporary structure since it started serving the Summit County community in 2021.

A groundbreaking ceremony recently took place at the construction site of …

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Colorado Advances $1.7B in Transportation Funding Over Next Five Years

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces $1.7 billion in projects set to deliver the next phase of the department’s 10 Year Plan after the Colorado Transportation Commission adopted a major update to the plan. This funding builds on $2.2 billion in previous 10 Year Plan capital …

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Colorado Springs Celebrates Completion of Colorado Highway 21 and Research Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Governor Jared Polis, representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and state and local officials recently gathered for a ceremonial ribbon cutting on the newly constructed Diverging Diamond Interchange at CO 21 and Research Parkway. The ceremony celebrated the completion of this priority infrastructure project, …

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DLR Group's 'Zero Heroes' Win ASHRAE's 2022 NetZero Design Competition

SANTA FE, NM — DLR Group’s integrated design team won first place in the 2022 LowDown Showdown, an annual competition held by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that invites teams to model a new net-zero building and achieve exemplary building performance. They shared their …

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Kraemer North America Creates an Enhanced Connection Through Colorado with I-25 South Gap Express Lanes

Denver and Colorado Springs are the top two most populated cities in the state of Colorado. Interstate 25 is the most direct and fastest way to travel between the two cities, which are 70 miles apart. This interstate is the site of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) longest …

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McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground on Student Experience Center at Arizona Western College

YUMA, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on construction of the $17.5-million Student Experience Center at Arizona Western College (AWC). The center, which will serve more than 11,000 students, will include a two-story, 45,000-square-foot building set on 3.5 acres within the campus and will open in fall 2023. …

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Nevada DOT Receives Record $101M in Additional Federal Transportation Spending Authority

CARSON CITY, NV — At a recent Transportation Board of Directors meeting, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kristina Swallow announced that $101 million in additional federal highway spending authority — the most Nevada has ever received — has been made available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for state …

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New 45,000-Square-Foot Medical Office Building Takes Shape at Mercy Medical Commons

GILBERT, AZ — The first frame panels for the third Mercy Gilbert Medical Office Building have been lifted into place, keeping the project on schedule for its planned March 2023 completion.

At the time of tilt, this facility has been fully leased and programmed with Dignity Health's East Valley's graduate …

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Arizona DOT Opens New Stretch of SR 24 East of Williams Field Road

PHOENIX, AZ — A new stretch of highway opened on schedule in the East Valley when the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) extended State Route 24 another four miles between Williams Field Road and Ironwood Drive along the Maricopa and Pinal county line.

ADOT lifted the curtain on the $77-million …

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Central 70 Project Achieves Last Major Milestone on I-70 and is One Step Closer to Substantial Completion

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Central 70 Project has successfully completed the last major milestone on Interstate 70, which marks the end of major construction impacts on the roadway. Motorists are now driving in a new and permanent alignment on westbound I-70 between Brighton and …

Jacobs to Complete Design of Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System

CLOVIS, NM — Jacobs will provide design services for the remaining phases of Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority's (ENMWUA) rural water supply system, which will provide a renewable surface water supply to 55,000 people and Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico.

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water …

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McCarthy Building Companies Mobilizes Workforce for New Agave Solar Project for APS in Southwest Maricopa County

ARLINGTON, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is mobilizing its workforce on the new Agave Solar Plant, a 150-megawatt (MWac) solar facility located in Arlington, Arizona, in the southwestern part of Maricopa County. Secured as the EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contractor by Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to construct …

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PMB, Montgomery Street Partners Announce Approval on First Speculative Purpose-Built Life Sciences Project in Boulder County, Colorado

SUPERIOR, CO — PMB, in partnership with Montgomery Street Partners, received Superior Town Board approval on its final development plan for Coal Creek Innovation Park at Downtown Superior, giving PMB discretionary approval to construct the $280-million purpose-built life sciences project. PMB has hired CBRE to market it for …

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Renovation Complete at Pat Tillman Middle School

PHOENIX, AZ — A community-wide celebration was recently held to commemorate the transformation of Pat Tillman Middle School. The campus, which is named after one of the nation’s most revered American heroes, has been modernized to support the school’s new vision for teaching and learning. DLR Group’s design now …

Sundt + Concord Completes Tucson Convention Center Renovations

TUCSON, AZ — Sundt recently completed renovations at the Tucson Convention Center. The $65-million project in downtown Tucson was completed in partnership with Concord General Contracting.

“We are very proud to have completed this project,” said Mike Miller, Sundt’s Project Manager. “Returning to the TCC campus to enhance …

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Wadsworth Brothers Construction Slides 1.15 Million-Pound I-15 Bridge Into Place in Cedar City

Needing to replace a set of bridges on Interstate 15 in Cedar City, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) came up with an innovative plan to keep traffic moving by building one bridge offline, using it during construction and then sliding it into place southbound.

“This was a fun project,” …

Conscience Bay Co. Selects Design and Development Team for New Life Sciences and Tech Building in Boulder, Colorado

BOULDER, CO — Boulder-based real estate investment, management, and development firm Conscience Bay Company (CBC) has selected global design firm Stantec to serve as lead architect, interior designer, landscape architect, lighting design, and sustainability consultant on their new two-story life sciences and technology building in Boulder, Colorado.

CBC also announced …

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Continuous Improvement Lean Approach Keeps $520M, Multi-Faceted Northwater Treatment Plant Project on Schedule for Kiewit

Over 100 contractors, six years of construction, and various site issues – including a recently discovered underground coal mine – have created numerous challenges for the $520 million Northwater Treatment Plant project north of Golden, Colorado. However, continuous improvement lean principles throughout design and construction led to quick, coordinated solutions, …

McCarthy/Gensler Complete Science Complex at South Mountain Community College in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies has completed construction of the $13.6-million Science Complex project at South Mountain Community College (SMCC), which includes a new 19,000-square-foot Physical and Life Science building and a complete renovation of two existing buildings. The Science Complex will begin its STEM programs and laboratory sessions …

AO Celebrates Phase II Grand Opening of Mountain View Village in Riverton, Utah

RIVERTON, UT — Mountain View Village, a new mixed-use open-air lifestyle development in Riverton, Utah, recently celebrated the completion of its second phase of development with a four-day community party. AO, a full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the full commercial real estate spectrum, served as the design …

Arizona State Transportation Board Approves 2023-2027 Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — The State Transportation Board has approved the 2023-2027 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, setting the stage for the expansion and improvement of several highways that carry significant passenger and freight traffic.

The approved five-year program allocates $571 million in projects that widen highways or improve interchanges, including: …

Clayco Celebrates Groundbreaking of X Phoenix II, a New 26-Story High-Rise in Phoenix’s Downtown Core

PHOENIX, AZ — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm, celebrated the groundbreaking of X Phoenix II, a new 26-story mixed-use residential high-rise located in Phoenix’s downtown core. Designed by Clayco subsidiary Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), this 632,442-square-foot project is owned and developed by …

Colorado DOT Begins Replacement of 17 Structures in Southeast Colorado

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and its contracting partner CapitalTezak Joint Venture, will begin replacement efforts of 17 structurally deficient rural structures in southeastern Colorado. These 17 structures are located on three separate essential corridors in southeast Colorado — Colorado Highway 9, United States Highway 24, …

Dream Las Vegas Announces Start of Construction Following Ceremonial Groundbreaking

LAS VEGAS, NV — Developed by Shopoff Realty Investments and Contour, in partnership with Dream Hotel Group, Dream Las Vegas will be a driving force in the ongoing revitalization and rejuvenation of the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. The 531-room lifestyle hotel and casino pairs global architecture …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes SmithGroup/Corgan-Designed Final Concourse for Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently completed construction of the eighth and final concourse in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which includes the addition of eight new gates serving Southwest Airlines passengers.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4 is the busiest terminal at the …

McCarthy Completes SmithGroup/Corgan-Designed Final Concourse for Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently completed construction of the eighth and final concourse in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which includes the addition of eight new gates serving Southwest Airlines passengers.

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Rehab of Busy Las Vegas I-515 Viaduct Nears Quick Completion

The Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) $40 million Interstate 515 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project is nearing completion. When complete, it will boost travel through downtown Las Vegas.

“Any viaduct or elevated freeway structure needs extra maintenance and care,” says Justin Hopkins, Public Information Officer for NDOT. “This project is …

SNC-Lavalin Awarded $31M Design Engineering Contract to Help Relieve Congestion, Improve Safety Along Colorado Mountain Corridor

DENVER, CO — SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a six-year, $31-million contract to provide design engineering services for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to help improve resiliency, safety, travel times, and trip reliability along the …

Wyoming Hyperscale Launches Construction of World’s First Sustainable Hyperscale Data Center Ecosystem

ASPEN, WY — As the data center services market is projected to grow by more than 50 percent by 2026, Wyoming Hyperscale White Box is leading the way globally to drive down the environmental impact of Big Tech within hyperscale applications. The company’s Aspen Mountain Hyperscale Data Center campus — …

Agencies Celebrate Start of CO 13 Project in Garfield County

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO — Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration, and contractor IHC Scott recently gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Colorado Highway 13 Rio Blanco Hill widening project. Agency representatives spoke of benefits of the multiyear project and the teamwork necessary for …

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Arizona DOT to Repave 29 Miles of Southbound I-17 Near Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is starting a project to replace pavement on 29 miles of Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff in order to create a smooth driving surface and repair damage from winter weather.

The work will stretch from the I-40 interchange south to the …

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Colorado DOT and Partner Agencies Celebrate Completion of US 24, CO 300 Project in Lake County

LEADVILLE, CO — Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration, Lake County, and the City of Leadville recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the US Highway 24/CO 300 Leadville South project. Attendees gathered at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery on Colorado Highway 300.

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Heavy Traffic and Environmental Restrictions Challenge Reconstruction of Northwest Arizona’s I-15 Virgin River Bridge No. 1

Winding through the steep, scenic Virgin River Gorge in northwestern Arizona, Interstate 15 carries large amounts of truck and commercial traffic. At almost 50 years old, the Virgin River Bridge No. 1 – one of seven bridges crossing the river in Arizona’s 29-mile stretch of I-15 – needed rehabilitation to …

Three New Bangerter Highway Interchanges Now Complete in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has completed construction of three new freeway-style interchanges at 6200 South in Taylorsville/West Jordan, 10400 South in South Jordan, and 12600 South in Riverton. The projects included removing all stoplights and separating Bangerter Highway from the local cross streets, …

Union Printers Home Celebrates 130-Year Anniversary, Selects Sasaki to Lead Master Plan Process

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — In celebration of the 130-year-anniversary of the Union Printers Home, UPH Partners announces its selection of the multi-disciplinary firm, Sasaki, to lead the visioning process and produce a master plan for the 26-acre campus and its landmark structures. The home originally opened May 12, 1892. …

Valley Metro Streetcar in Tempe Celebrates Official Project Completion and Start of Service

TEMPE, AZ — Valley Metro recently celebrated the completion of the new $192-million Tempe Streetcar project, designed by Stantec, to improve connectivity in one of the most densely developed and diverse urban areas in the Phoenix-metropolitan area. The three-mile track circulates around Tempe’s Arizona State University campus, through the …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Completes Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals (RRH), a system of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and America Development & Investments LLC (ADI), a health care real estate developer based in Dallas, completed construction on the custom-built facility.

With …

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Agua Fria High School District Celebrates Completion of the Millennium High School Rise and Roar Center

GOODYEAR, AZ — Agua Fria High School District and partners McCarthy Building Companies and BWS Architects recently completed the design and construction of the new gymnasium at Millennium High School, called the Rise and Roar Center.

The new $16.25-million, 45,000-square-foot multipurpose facility features three full courts with fixed seating and …

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Construction Completes on ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7

TEMPE, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction of the new $192-million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) project at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. The new, approximately 281,000-gross-square-foot, five-story, high-performance research facility is now known as the Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health.

The …

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DLR Group Designs New Student-Athlete High Performance Center

FLAGSTAFF, AZ ― The opening of the new Student-Athlete High Performance Center elevates Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) offerings to all current and future Lumberjack student-athletes. University leaders, local dignitaries, past and current Lumberjacks, and community members recently gathered to celebrate the grand opening. DLR Group designed the facility, which was …

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Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital Wins ASHE Vista Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The American Society for Health Care Engineering of the American Hospital Association selected Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital as the 2022 Vista Award winner in the New Construction category. The Vista Awards aim to highlight professionals who are at the forefront of health care design and …

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Paving Technology Helps Alpine Civil Construction Sharpen Their Vision for the Future

The phrase, “having it all” often implies the need to acquire wealth, power, and status. Not so, for Lance Latimer who, instead, saw it as a goal for the breadth of expertise he envisioned for his company, Alpine Civil Construction based in Conifer, Colorado. His vision started with a stringless …

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University of Utah Research Park Awarded APA Utah High Achievement in Master Planning

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Perkins&Will announces that the University of Utah Research Park (UURP) Strategic Vision has received a High Achievement Award for a Master Plan or Study from the American Planning Association (APA) Utah. This award celebrates projects that make an exceptional contribution to planning and that the …

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Work Begins on Renovations to Historic Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently celebrated the start of construction on the HOK-designed $116-million renovation of the Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah.

GSA awarded the renovation contract to locally operated Big-D Construction. HOK is providing design …

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Adolfson & Peterson Tops Out Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Peoria, Arizona

PEORIA, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals (RRH), a system of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and America Development & Investments LLC (ADI), a health care real estate developer based in Dallas, topped out Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Peoria (RRH Peoria). …

CU Denver Names SmithGroup as Design Firm for New Engineering, Design, and Computing Building

DENVER, CO — The University of Colorado Denver has selected SmithGroup to design a new engineering, design, and computing building at a downtown Denver location on the east side of Speer Boulevard. Construction is slated to begin in late 2022 with a planned opening date in time for the 2024-25 …

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Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Breaks Ground on New Mixed-Use Development, MaxQ at Kirtland

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — MaxQ at Kirtland, a new mixed-use development located on Kirtland Air Force Base has broken ground on its first phase. MaxQ is designed to transform more than 70 acres of vacant land on the air force base into approximately 1 million square feet of office, laboratory, and …

Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

HNTB Awarded Contract for Denver International Airport Environmental Review

DENVER, CO — Denver International Airport awards HNTB Corporation a contract to prepare an environmental assessment for the airport’s proposed seventh runway project. The seventh runway will be the first to be built at the Denver airport since 2003.

“Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country …

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I-25/University Avenue Interchange Improvements Project is Awarded First Envision Rating for Sustainable Infrastructure in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, NM — The I-25/University Avenue Interchange Improvements Project is the first infrastructure project in New Mexico to be awarded an Envision Rating. This $35-million project, which began in January 2020 and finalized in October 2021, was a joint initiative between the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), the …

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New Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Equips Tucson International Airport for Future Travel Needs

TUCSON, AZ — Tucson International Airport (TUS) leaders joined airline partners, local officials, and Burns & McDonnell project team members for a ribbon-cutting and celebration at the airport’s new 500,000-gallon bulk jet fuel storage facility. The $28.8-million facility was designed and built by Burns & McDonnell on behalf of the …

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New Mexico DOT Reconstructs NM 68 and US 64 in Taos

The town of Taos, New Mexico, and neighboring Taos Pueblo – which is designated as both a World Heritage Site and a National Historic Site – attract thousands of visitors each year. Currently under construction is one of the largest road projects in Taos history – the New Mexico Department …

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Saunders-Stantec Team to Deliver New Glenwood Maintenance Facility Expansion for Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO — The design-build team of Saunders Construction and Stantec are supporting the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) with the expansion of its Glenwood Springs Maintenance Facility (GMF), located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The expansion project will address operational deficiencies and accommodate forecasted growth in population and ridership …

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The University of Arizona’s New Applied Research Building Marks Construction Topping-Out Milestone

TUCSON, AZ — The University of Arizona’s new $85-million, four-story Applied Research Building (ARB) recently reached the construction topping-out milestone for the 89,000-square-foot facility. The ARB will be the future home for research furthering space exploration, advanced manufacturing, and the development of imaging technology, and is expected to complete in …

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Colorado DOT Successfully Adds Express Lane to Westbound I-70 Near Denver

In 2019, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began the I-70 Westbound Mountain Express Lane project. With the project nearly wrapped, those involved view it as a success.

To get to the Rocky Mountains, Denver metro residents turn to I-70. The interstate experiences huge spikes in traffic on the weekend …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Arizona and Colorado

TUCSON, AZ — Several HDR<> projects in Arizona and Colorado received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala …

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McCarthy Completes Bighorn Solar Project in Pueblo, Colorado

PUEBLO, CO — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction and commissioning of the 300 MW Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo, Colorado. It is the first of two large-scale solar projects the company’s Renewable Energy & Storage Group is building in the area in conjunction with Lightsource bp, the project owner. …

Nevada State Transportation Contracts Will Support 1,125 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts approved during a recent Nevada Transportation Board of Directors meeting are projected to support 1,125 jobs while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected.

State transportation improvements reviewed/approved at the state transportation board meeting include:

  • Construct roadway, stormwater, and …

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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

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State Route 189 Improvement Project Nears Completion in Nogales

NOGALES, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is nearing completion on the $134-million project to improve international trade and safety on the 3.75-mile State Route 189, with a new connection that more seamlessly links the international port of entry at Mariposa Road with Interstate 19.

“The SR 189 …

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USAFA Returns Long-Entombed Air Garden to Former Glory

Architecture is an experience, one of time and place, purpose, and point of view. At the United States Air Force Academy, just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the architectural experience is one of exceptional order as the fundamental footfall on a path to excellence. Perhaps the finest collection of Mid-Century …

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Work Begins to Replace SR 79 Bridge at Gila River in Florence

FLORENCE, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has begun a project to replace the State Route 79 bridge over the Gila River in Florence, using an innovative process that will minimize traffic restrictions and delays.

ADOT is using an accelerated bridge construction technique that will involve building the …

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Arevon and Rosendin Complete Townsite Solar + Storage Project in Boulder City, Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV — Arevon, a renewable energy company, and Rosendin, the largest employee-owned electrical contractor and one of the fastest-growing renewable energy groups in the country, announce the completion of Townsite Solar + Storage in Boulder City, Nevada. Offtakers and local politicians helped local IBEW electrical workers and …

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Arizona DOT Chooses a Public-Private Partnership to Improve I-10 Broadway Curve

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) $776 million Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project in Phoenix will increase capacity and improve safety.

“This is ADOT’s largest urban freeway reconstruction project,” says Amy Ritz, ADOT I-10 Broadway Curve Project Manager. “The benefits of this project include reduced travel times …

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Banner MD Anderson Launches Landmark Research Expansion

GILBERT, AZ — In a major milestone for cancer research in the Southwest, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center recently opened a $1-million Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Research Unit on the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus.

The specialized space will benefit cancer patients enrolled in first-in-human and early therapeautic trials requiring close …

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McCarthy Starts Construction on Sun Mountain Solar Project in Pueblo, Colorado

PUEBLO, CO — McCarthy Building Companies is once again teaming up with Lightsource bp to deliver solar power in Pueblo, Colo. The project is the second in Pueblo, with the two projects representing a cumulative total of nearly 600 MW (megawatts) of energy infrastructure to support Colorado’s clean energy future. …

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New Mexico Motorists Lose $3B Per Year on Roads; New Mexico DOT Identifies $5.1B in Needed Projects

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested, or lack some desirable safety features cost New Mexico motorists a total of $3 billion statewide annually — as much as $2,604 per driver in some urban areas — due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes, and congestion-related delays. …

Stantec Selected by Southern Nevada Water Authority to Help Deliver Critical Stage II Reliability Upgrades Project

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has selected Stantec to help deliver the $125-million Stage II Reliability Upgrades Project to support long-term sustainable and resilient water access for the Las Vegas Valley.

“We’re incredibly excited to support SNWA on this critical water reliability project,” said Margaret …

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Adolfson & Peterson Breaks Ground on Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Peoria

PEORIA, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals, a system of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, announce the groundbreaking of a new location in Peoria with support from America Development & Investments LLC (ADI), a health care real estate developer …

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City of Glendale Selects HOK for Gila River Arena Modernization

GLENDALE, AZ — HOK will lead the design of the modernization of the 18,000-seat Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Owned by the city and managed by premier venue management and services company ASM Global, the 18,000-seat venue anchors the 223-acre Westgate Entertainment District.

The selection of HOK is the …

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Crews Complete all Major Work on Loop 101 Widening Project

PHOENIX, AZ — The final major components of the Loop 101 Improvement Project in the north Valley have been completed following the last scheduled full weekend closure for lane-marking work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

ADOT’s $185-million project, which started in January 2019, has added a fourth …

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McCarthy Building Companies Celebrates Topping-Out of Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower Expansion Project

GILBERT, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently marked the topping out of the $243-million, 310,000-square-foot Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower expansion project, which is located in Gilbert, Arizona. The expansion essentially doubles the size of the medical center campus, addressing growing needs for women’s services and cancer care by bringing …

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Stantec Completes Phase I, Kicks Off Phase II of Facilities Master Plan for Department of Human Services

DENVER, CO — Global integrated design firm Stantec announces the completion of the first phase of a comprehensive facilities master plan for the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS). The process is part of a larger Facilities Master Planning effort to help DHS maximize close to 4 million square feet …

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Utah DOT Connects SR 138 to I-80 with Midvalley Highway

Located 25 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, Tooele County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. Area growth needs corresponding infrastructure growth to enable locals to move freely. Hence, the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) Midvalley Highway Project.

Tooele County has the Great Salt Lake …

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Arizona DOT Completes Major Rebuild of I-10/Houghton Road Interchange

TUCSON, AZ — All lanes of the Houghton Road interchange at Interstate 10 are now open as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has completed a new kind of interchange for southern Arizona. The $24.4-million project features a diverging diamond interchange, an innovative design that will improve safety and traffic …

Highway Improvements on US 24 in Lake County South of Leadville are Complete

LAKE COUNTY, CO — A highway improvement project for US Highway 24 and Colorado Highway 300 in Lake County is now complete. Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) contractor APC Southern Construction have finished work on the project, which is located south of Leadville. The project improved approximately …

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Plans Unveiled for $750M Redevelopment of Metrocenter Mall Property in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Concord Wilshire Capital (CWC) and TLG Investment Partners (TLGIP) (collectively, the developer) announce that they have contracted to acquire the Metrocenter Mall located in Phoenix, Arizona, and plan to invest approximately $750 million to redevelop the Metrocenter Mall property into a residential and mixed-use community.

The developer …

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Stantec-Atkins-Dewberry Team Selected to Support National Flood Mapping and Risk Mitigation for FEMA

DENVER, CO — Stantec, as part of the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction II (STARR II) Joint Venture, has been selected by FEMA to provide engineering and technical services for the National Flood Insurance Program under a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at up to $300 million. STARR …

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US 95 Northwest Corridor Improvement Project Enters the Last Phase

With the Las Vegas area rapidly growing, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has started the final phase of the $579 million, 13-mile U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvement Project.

“This project has increased high-occupancy vehicle lanes and improved connectivity,” says Brian L. Boedigheimer, Supervisor III and District I, Construction …

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces Nearly $1B in Grant Awards for America's Infrastructure

SANTA FE, NM — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District …

AECOM to Provide Program Management Services for New Runway at Denver International Airport

DENVER, CO — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces it has been awarded a contract to provide program management services for the development of the seventh runway at Denver International Airport (DEN). In this role, AECOM will coordinate environmental assessment activities and manage the preliminary design effort.

“We’ve been …

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ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Announces Wyoming Project as Recipient of 2021 Design Award

CASPER, WY — The Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with a 2021 ASLA Chapter Award for a the Casper Wayfinding Plan project in Wyoming. The project won a Merit Award in the Planning and Analysis category.

Held …

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Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Company Nuro Breaks Ground on Assembly Facility in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV — Construction is officially underway on autonomous delivery company Nuro’s advanced assembly facility that, combined with its nearby testing facility, is expected to have a $2.2-billion economic impact over the next decade.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, Mayor John Lee, Ward 2 Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown, and the …

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California, Arizona Agencies Invest in Large-Scale SoCal Water Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — Water agencies in Southern California and Arizona have formalized a new agreement to advance the development of one of the largest water recycling plants in the country that could produce up to 150 million gallons daily, enough to serve more than 500,000 homes in the SoCal …

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Nevada DOT Interchange Project Underway Along I-15 Corridor

Like its world-famous neighboring city, North Las Vegas continues to see robust physical and economic growth. Much more than a suburb, North Las Vegas is in fact its own city, and indeed the fourth largest city in the state of Nevada. Home to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which draws …

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Rosendin Selected to Build Facebook’s Mesa Data Center

TEMPE, AZ — Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting company with a regional office in Tempe, has been selected as the electrical contractor for Facebook’s Mesa Data Center project. Rosendin will work with general contractor DPR Construction to build the data center building and site infrastructure located 20 miles east …

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Stantec Selected to Lead Detailed Feasibility Study for Seminoe Pumped Storage Project

RAWLINS, WY — Stantec has been selected by rPlus Hydro to conduct a detailed feasibility study for the Seminoe Pumped Storage Project, located on Seminoe Reservoir approximately 30 miles outside Rawlins, Wyoming. The proposed ~900 megawatt (MW) project will help to address energy storage needs in the Western United States …

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Adolfson & Peterson, Candeo Schools Complete North Scottsdale Campus Expansion and Renovation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson (AP), a construction management firm and general contractor, and Candeo Schools, a charter school network, completed expansion and renovation work on Candeo North Scottsdale. Despite the pandemic’s impact on construction projects throughout the Phoenix metro area, AP completed the construction of two buildings, various …

AECOM to Provide Architecture and Engineering Services for Kennedy Space Center and Other NASA Facilities

MERRITT ISLAND, FL — AECOM announces that it has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide architecture and engineering services as part of its Southeast Regional Architect and Engineering (SERAE) program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract has a shared program ceiling of …

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Construction Starts on Stantec-Designed Walker Reservoir Project

FRANKTOWN, CO — As part of a comprehensive effort to bolster local water resources in support of the rapidly growing Front Range region, the Cherry Creek Project Water Authority (CCPWA) recently broke ground on the $11.8-million Walker Reservoir project in Franktown, Colorado. The project, led by global design firm Stantec …

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Creighton University Celebrates Grand Opening of New Phoenix Health Sciences Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — Creighton University, joined by donors, dignitaries, members of the community, Plaza Companies, and representatives from RDG Planning & Design, recently marked the grand opening of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building on Creighton University’s Phoenix campus. The campus, which broke ground in …

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Fourth Street Bridge Project in Flagstaff Wins Regional Award

PHOENIX, AZ — For its efforts to improve traffic flow and safety in Flagstaff, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) Fourth Street Bridge replacement project has won a regional award, as announced by the Western Region of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Winning in …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes 200 MW Sun Streams 2 Solar Project in Arlington, Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy and Storage Group recently completed construction and final commissioning of the 200-megawatt (MWdc) Sun Streams 2 solar project in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The project is situated on more than 1,000 acres in Arlington, Arizona, located approximately 40 miles west of Phoenix. …

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New Mexico DOT Adds Continuous Flow Intersection on US 550 in Bernalillo

A heavily traveled route, U.S. 550 experienced congestion and had neared its expected service life, so the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) launched the last corridor project, which is referred to with slogan “Keep Moving 550.”

“U.S. 550 is a corridor project to add capacity and correct some roadway …

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Populous Completes Ken Garff Red Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Global design firm Populous announces the completion of the $80-million Ken Garff Red Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Populous conducted a master plan study of the project site back in 2017, and served as design architect for …

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Salt Lake City Airport Celebrates LEED Gold Certification on First Anniversary

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — One year ago today, Salt Lake City International Airport opened the New SLC-Phase 1 as the first new U.S. hub airport built in the 21st century. The new HOK-designed airport provides a flexible, right-sized facility for a more efficient, sustainable future while maintaining competitive …

USDOT Announces up to $464.96M in New TIFIA Credit Assistance to Central 70 Project in Colorado

DENVER, CO — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has provided a new TIFIA direct loan in the amount of up to $464.96 million to the Kiewit Meridiam Partners LLC (KMP) for the Central 70 Project. The department provides TIFIA …

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Adolfson & Peterson Breaks Ground on Douglas High School Expansion and Renovation

DOUGLAS, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and Douglas Unified School District #27 (DUSD) broke ground on an expansion and renovation project for Douglas High School in Douglas, Arizona.

The $27-million expansion project includes four new pre-engineered metal buildings encompassing 87,502 …

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Apparent Developer Selected for Interstate 17 Improvements North of Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Following a comprehensive procurement process, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has entered into negotiations with the apparent preferred developer to design, construct, operate, and maintain improvements to Interstate 17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point, a major stretch of highway that sees more than one million …

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Arizona DOT Selects Final North-South Corridor Route in Pinal County

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected a final 55-mile North-South Corridor through Pinal County as part of the Final Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD), which was recently released. The Tier 1 EIS identifies the selected corridor, which stretches from …

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Colorado DOT Interchange Project Underway on US 50 in Pueblo West

In Colorado, U.S. Highway 50 – a coast-to-coast highway that runs from Maryland to California – is a major traffic corridor serving the lower midsection of the state. U.S. 50 provides a vital linkage between the Western Slope, lower Front Range, and the Arkansas Valley, and connects the City of …

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I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes Project Breaks Ground

EAGLE COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Town of Vail, and partner agencies recently gathered to break ground on the I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes project. Groundbreaking speakers were U.S. Department of Transportation, Vershun Tolliver FHWA Deputy …

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McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground on South Mountain Community College Science Complex

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies broke ground on construction of the $13.6-million Science Complex project at South Mountain Community College, which includes the addition of a new 19,000-square-foot Physical and Life Science building.

The project, located in Phoenix, features approximately 32,000 square feet of expansion and renovation to the …

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New Mexico DOT District Two Celebrates Completion of U.S. 82 Corridor Improvements between Artesia and Maljamar in Eddy County

ARTESIA, NM — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two announces the completion of the U.S. 82 corridor construction project between Artesia and Maljamar in Eddy County.

“The completion of this $60-million project helps fulfill the governor’s and DOT’s commitment to improve safety, expand infrastructure, and boost the …

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Phase 2 of Denver International Airport Great Hall Completion Project Begins Construction

DENVER, CO — Construction of Phase 2 of Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project recently broke ground, with Stantec — a global integrated design firm — serving as lead designer. The multi-phased project includes a renovation of the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal to create an airport for the future with enhanced …

Big-D Begins Construction on Joint Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah Campus in Herriman

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Big-D Construction has been selected as the contractor for the new Juniper Building at the Herriman Campus, a joint $57-million project of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and University of Utah. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the facility recently took place, and the project is slated …

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Black & Veatch Providing Preliminary Design of Major Potable Water Conveyance System in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV — Black & Veatch announces it has been selected by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to perform preliminary and final design services for the Horizon Lateral, a $1.6-billion water conveyance system that will strengthen water delivery service for its customers.

The system is expected to include …

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CU Denver Prepares to Welcome Students to New City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons

DENVER, CO — As it prepares to welcome students back to campus, the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) recently celebrated the opening of its new City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons. The 182,000-square-foot residence hall adds approximately 555 beds to the center of the urban campus. The JE …

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First New Interchange Open on US 89 Project in Davis County

KAYSVILLE, UT — The first new interchange on U.S. 89 in Davis County is now open and is part of the state’s second-largest highway construction project. The new 400 North interchange improves the connection between U.S. 89 and 400 North in Fruit Heights, which becomes 200 North as it continues …

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McCarthy Begins Construction of its New Innovation and Craft Workforce Center in Chandler, Arizona

CHANDLER, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently celebrated the beginning of construction on its new, multi-functional Innovation and Craft Workforce Center (ICWC) with a wall-breaking ceremony. The training facility, located in Chandler, Arizona, is set to be the future home of Builders U, the firm’s existing craft workforce training …

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McCarthy Completes Construction on New Patient Tower at Chandler Regional Medical Center

CHANDLER, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies and Devenney Group Architects recently completed Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center’s new patient-care tower, Tower D. Designed to respond to the growing East Valley community’s increasing health care needs, this is the hospital’s second major expansion in less than a decade.  

“This expansion …

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Mortenson Denver to Complete Fourth Project with NREL

GOLDEN, CO — The Denver Operating Group and Federal Contracting Group announce that it will build a new research laboratory facility on the South Table Mountain Campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, marking the fourth time Mortenson has completed a project …

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Pandemic and Monsoons Challenge Construction of Phoenix’s Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital

In October 2020, when construction manager Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) began work on Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, they faced material and labor shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They also needed to complete the three-story, 51,000-square-foot facility in just one year, working through the Phoenix …

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Arizona State Transportation Board Approves 2022-2026 Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — Four corridors for passenger and freight traffic will be expanded and improved under the Arizona Department of Transportation’s five-year construction program approved recently by the State Transportation Board.

The 2022-2026 Five-Year Program, which also includes more than $1 billion in pavement preservation projects, will fund several …

CO 119 Project Complete in Boulder Canyon

BOULDER, CO — The Colorado Highway 119 Boulder Canyon permanent flood repair project is now complete. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently set up a single-lane closure on CO 119 for the last time. All work on CO 119 between Boulder and Nederland is complete, including an extension of the …

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Construction Begins on UArizona's New Applied Research Building

TUCSON, AZ — Construction of the University of Arizona's new $85-million, three-story Applied Research Building (ARB) recently began as crews broke ground on the 89,000-square-foot facility. The ARB will house research that advances applied physical sciences and engineering. The building is expected to be completed in January 2023. The building …

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Fraesfield Trailhead Honored by American Institute of Architects

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized the Fraesfield Trailhead at the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve in its 2021 AIA Small Project Awards program. The 1,107-square-foot trailhead building located in Scottsdale, Arizona, supports the country’s largest urban land preserve, comprised of 30,500 acres, that welcomes nearly …

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HDR Dewatering Project Earns Envision Bronze Verification

DENVER, CO — A dewatering project near Denver has achieved a special distinction for its beneficial contributions to sustainable infrastructure.

The City of Westminster's Big Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility (BDCWWTF) Dewatering project earned an Envision Bronze verification. The facility is designed for biochemical oxygen demand removal, nitrification and denitrification, …

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Nunn Construction and Industrial Constructors/Managers Inc. Turn Historic Manzanola School Building into Modern, K-12 Campus

Colorado’s rural Manzanola School District features a historic junior/senior high school built in 1925, the first credited building by architect Temple Hoyne Buell, who eventually designed more than 300 buildings in the state.

But with asbestos in multiple places, a lack of heat in most classrooms, and the school …

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Stantec Designs Hybrid Office for Sherman & Howard at Block 162

DENVER, CO — Stantec, a global integrated design firm, is designing the interiors for Denver-based law firm Sherman & Howard L.L.C. as the firm prepares to move into a 58,500-square-foot space at the new Block 162 building in Downtown Denver. The design will support the company’s new hybrid officing …

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Wheeler Power Systems Designs and Installs Cat Co-Generation System for Snowbird

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Wheeler Power Systems, a Division of Wheeler Machinery Co., has commissioned a new 5.3 MW cogeneration system anchored by three Cat gas generator sets that provide power and heat for Snowbird, North America’s most accessible alpine destination and home to Utah’s iconic Aerial …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Completes Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital in Phoenix Metro

CAVE CREEK, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, has completed construction on Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Expected to open in mid-2021, the neighborhood hospital will provide area residents with emergency care and low-acuity surgical services. The single-story, …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out Ridgeview College Preparatory High School in San Tan Valley

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, topped out Ridgeview College Preparatory High School in San Tan Valley, officially reaching the project’s construction midpoint.

“Construction on Ridgeview College Preparatory is progressing quickly, and we’re committed to delivering the finished …

Big-D Construction Completes First Phase of the Utah Transit Authority Clean Fuels Technology Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Featuring a new wash building, facilities for both satellite and integrated diesel fueling with an existing CNG bus fueling building, and a parking lot for employees and visitors of Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Big-D Construction recently marked the completion of its first phase of UTA’s …

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Denver Zoo Opens New Animal Hospital to the Public

DENVER, CO — Denver Zoo, Colorado’s most visited paid cultural attraction, recently opened its Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Animal Hospital to the public. The new facility, which replaces the nearly 40-year-old hospital, is designed to treat the zoo’s 3,000-plus animals, from the tiniest tree frog to grizzly bears, while …

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Downtown Reno Beautification Project Moves Forward

RENO, NV — The City of Reno, Nevada, was recently selected as one of 16 city projects in the first year of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative. The selection, coupled with an additional Nevada Main Street grant, enables a critical city beautification project more than a decade in the …

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HighPoint Elevated Breaks Ground on First Spec Building Near DIA

AURORA, CO — The next wave of industrial development hit Aurora, Colorado, as shovels struck dirt at HighPoint Elevated, the 400-acre industrial and logistics park being developed by Hyde Development and Mortenson near Denver International Airport. The park broke ground on Building 1, a 541,840-square-foot speculative building slated to deliver …

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Projects in Arizona and Colorado Receive Project of the Year Awards from SEAA

PHOENIX, AZ — Projects in Phoenix, Arizona, and Windsor, Colorado, have been named recipients in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection contract. Honorable Mention …

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AIA Honors Arizona Project Design Addressing Climate Change

TEMPE, AZ — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is awarding 10 design projects with its highest honor — the COTE Top Ten Awards — for their significant achievements in advancing climate action.

For the past 25 years, COTE has bestowed the award annually on …

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Colorado DOT Begins US 50 Delta Settlement Repair Project

DELTA, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner Elam Construction have begun construction on the US 50 Delta settlement repair project. Crews will significantly improve dips and bumps on the section of US Highway 50 between Grand Junction and Delta, from Mile Point 47.6 to MP …

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GE Johnson Tops Out the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion and Renovation

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — GE Johnson recently placed the final precast beam on the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion and Renovation project in Colorado Springs.

The milestone was celebrated with a socially distanced ceremony with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services team members, the design team, community leaders, and construction trade partners. …

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HNTB Selected by Utah Transit Authority for Bus and Rail Services

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has selected HNTB as the agency’s program management services consultant. The projects to be supported by HNTB will benefit communities within UTA’s six county service area along the Wasatch Front, including 83 municipalities, covering 1,400 square miles, and serving more …

I-10/Houghton Road Interchange Project Reaches Halfway Mark

PHOENIX, AZ — Drivers southeast of downtown Tucson will see a major step forward in an interchange reconstruction project as crews pour the concrete bridge deck on the new Houghton Road structure at Interstate 10. The concrete work on the bridge comes as the Arizona Department of Transportation reaches the …

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I-40 Has Seen $275M in Improvements Over Last Five Years

PHOENIX, AZ — Recognizing the importance of Interstate 40 for commercial trucks and travelers, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has invested $275.2 million in bridge improvements, pavement projects, and other safety-related projects along the 360-mile corridor over the past five years.

Since 2016, ADOT has replaced pavement on about …

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KWK Architects Helps University Conserve Earth’s Resources Through Environmentally Responsible Student Housing Design

BOULDER, CO — Colleges and universities today are looking for sustainable facilities, and a number of them choose to participate in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) process to obtain a measurable level of sustainability.

LEED is a green building certification program used worldwide. Developed by the nonprofit …

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McShane Construction Company Underway with 310-Unit Multi-Family Development in North Tempe

PHOENIX, AZ — McShane Construction Company is underway with construction on Banyan North Tempe on behalf of Banyan Residential and Milhaus. Located in Tempe, Arizona, the new multi-family development will offer 310 units across three four-story, garden-style buildings. The development is one of seven apartment communities that McShane is currently …

Nevada State Transportation Contracts Approved Will Support Nearly 200 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts approved during the recent State Transportation Board meeting are projected to support nearly 200 jobs while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected.

A projected 189 jobs will be supported for one year by the highway contracts and agreements …

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Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company Builds Porter Rockwell Bridge to Benefit Bluffdale City Residents

When the Porter Rockwell Bridge project in Bluffdale City, Utah, is completed, it will mark the sixth and final segment over the course of six years to create Porter Rockwell Boulevard. Residents in the area will greatly benefit from the project.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), in coordination with …

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Sasaki Selected to Plan Sustainability-Minded Mixed-Use District in Northern Colorado

BROOMFIELD, CO — Sasaki has begun planning work on a sustainability-minded mixed-use district in Northern Colorado’s growing urban center. In Broomfield, Colorado, Sasaki is working with McWhinney Development to create a detailed urban design master plan for the Baseline Center Street District that will include framework planning for a long …

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Colorado DOT and Kraemer North America Begin Work to Replace Structurally Deficient Emergency Access Structure

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner Kraemer North America have begun work to replace a failing emergency access structure underneath Interstate 70 that is also important to the structural integrity of the road itself. Located just west of the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel, the …

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Colorado DOT Upgrades I-25 South Gap to Better Handle Increasing Congestion

The most important job of infrastructure is to allow traffic to flow reliably and safely. An 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 in Colorado – known as the “the gap” – was failing at these two tasks. To remedy this, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is engaged in the I-25 …

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Crews Continue SR 24 Construction Project in East Mesa Area

PHOENIX, AZ — A project to add five miles of travel lanes to the Phoenix area’s newest freeway is advancing in the southeast Valley with some of State Route 24’s concrete pavement already in place.

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) $77-million Gateway Freeway project will add an interim …

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Nevada DOT Awards $39M I-515 Viaduct Rehab Project in Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently awarded a $38.8-million construction contract to Las Vegas Paving Corp. to rehabilitate the aging Interstate 515 (U.S. Highway 95) viaduct from Interstate 15 to Eastern Avenue in downtown Las Vegas.

The project will extend the near-term service life of …

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Summer Construction Season Kicks Off in Northern Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — With warmer weather coming to Arizona’s high country, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is ramping up construction projects to improve safety and extend the life of the infrastructure.

In the Flagstaff area, ADOT has already started projects to replace the Interstate 40 bridges over Business 40, …

Sundt Starts I-80 Cable Barrier Project in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction, Inc., recently started work on a cable barrier project for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) along Interstate 80 (I-80) near Wendover, Utah, in Eastern Tooele County.

“Our team is looking forward to starting another project on I-80 for UDOT,” said Sundt …

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Adolfson & Peterson Breaks Ground on Ridgeview College Preparatory High School in San Tan Valley

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and The Leona Group, broke ground on Ridgeview College Preparatory High School in San Tan Valley, Arizona.

The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from Ridgeview College Preparatory School Leader Dr. Melanie Larson, The …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, recently topped out the superstructure of Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix, officially reaching the construction midpoint.

The three-story, 51,000-square-foot hospital is located in Phoenix and will include 48 private patient rooms, two therapy gyms with …

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Denver Water OCR Project Awarded Multiple LEED Green Building Certifications

DENVER, CO — Denver Water announces that eight buildings in its Operations Complex Redevelopment project have been awarded Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels of LEED certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is the most widely used …

Governor Ducey, Arizona DOT Advance $230M in New Transportation Investments Statewide

PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Doug Ducey announces $230 million in new transportation infrastructure investments that will enhance highway safety and meet the demand of new residents moving to Arizona. The funding comes from transportation dollars, including higher than anticipated revenue amid Arizona’s strong economic recovery, and federal COVID-relief funds.

The …

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HDR Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Several HDR projects received 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards from multiple state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The state chapters each recognize the winning project teams and clients at local awards ceremonies throughout the fall, winter, and spring.

The state-winning projects advanced to …

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HGA Leads Design Efforts for New Jackson Hole Museum Campus

JACKSON, WY — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces its role in bringing to life a new museum for the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum (JHHSM). The project — located at the southeast corner of the historic Van Vleck block in Jackson, Wyoming — will establish a permanent museum …

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I-17 Central Avenue Bridge Gets a Lift From Arizona DOT

Nothing, including infrastructure projects, occurs in a vacuum. The I-17 Bridge Reconstruction Project at Central Avenue in Phoenix – managed by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in association with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) – will have multiple ripples that impact infrastructure in the area.

The project involves …

Sundt+Concord Completes Parking Garage at Tucson Convention Center

TUCSON, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc. and its partner Concord General Contracting recently completed a new multi-level parking structure on the east side of the Tucson Convention Center (TCC), a milestone in the $65-million downtown improvement project.

"This is a great accomplishment for our team on this project as well …

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Utah Transit Authority Celebrates Completion of Phase I of New Bus Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Facility

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) recently celebrated the completion of the first phase of construction on its new bus operations, maintenance, and administration facility, known as the Depot District Clean Fuels Technology Center (DDCFTC). Once the entire project is complete, the facility will have the …

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Allegiant Stadium Construction Sets Community Benefits Benchmark

LAS VEGAS, NV — The construction team responsible for building Allegiant Stadium recently issued the community benefits final report for the project. Mortenson | McCarthy completed construction of the new $2-billion home for the Las Vegas Raiders in July 2020 on time and on budget, and it exceeded all community …

Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards Announced

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has been honored by the Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award Committee for excellence shown in a number of infrastructure and other projects statewide in 2020.

These awards recognize transportation partnership teams that show a high degree of achievement by using partnering …

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Boulder Valley School District Welcomes Redesigned Administration Campus

BOULDER, CO — The Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), to help best serve its 31,000-student network, recently completed its new administrative campus project. Global design firm Stantec led a comprehensive masterplan that structured the project design into three key phases: a new transportation center, a new central kitchen, and expansion/renovation …

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Bringing It to Life

Architecture is an opportunity; a chance to explore the edges of what is possible by pushing beyond the boundaries of what has already been done. Today, through a combination of inquisitive talent, careful craftsmanship, and the nearly unlimited capacity of an innovative building material, architects around the world are creating …

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Nevada DOT Breaks Ground on $155M Final Centennial Bowl Phase in Northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently broke ground on the $155-million final phase of the Centennial Bowl interchange where U.S. Highway 95 meets the 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas Paving Corp. is the general contractor. The project will build-out the remaining three …

Nevada Transportation Board Approves Two-Year Contract to Repave/Improve State Routes 28 and 431 Near Incline Village

CARSON CITY, NV — The Nevada State Board of Transportation recently approved a contract for a two-year Nevada Department of Transportation project to repave and enhance nearly 15 miles of State Routes 28 and 431 centered around Incline Village.

Contractor Q&D Construction was selected as contractor for the approximately $35-million, …

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Northeast Colorado Receives Nearly $33M in Federal Stimulus for Much-Needed Projects

BERTHOUD, CO — Berthoud Mayor Will Karspeck summed up the impact on his community from just some of the nearly $33 million northeastern Colorado recently received in federal stimulus money.

“Our view of the Front Range just got more convenient, comfortable, and more sustainable,” Karspeck wrote in a recent column, …

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Rogers Construction Co. Carves Out a Place for Their Family Business in Southern Utah

Through the desert air and rolling rocky terrain lies the town of St. George, Utah. The area, nicknamed Utah’s Dixie, offers a stunning view of Zion National Park and the Pine Valley Mountains in the distance.

Located between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, locals joke that St. George is …

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Stantec Awarded Contract to Provide Engineering Services to Address Infrastructure Maintenance at National Parks

DENVER, CO — Global design firm Stantec has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to serve as architect and engineering consultant by the National Park Service (NPS). Under the $30-million contract, Stantec will work closely with the NPS Denver Service Center to find design solutions to address the backlog …

Utah DOT Selects Farmington Bay Constructors for West Davis Highway

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has selected Farmington Bay Constructors (FBC) to design and build the new 16-mile West Davis Highway. The $475-million construction contract makes this UDOT’s largest current project.

FBC, a joint venture of Ames Construction, Wadsworth Brothers Construction, and …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes 128 MW Milford Solar Facility in Utah

MILFORD, UT — McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy and Storage Group recently celebrated the completion of construction and final commissioning of the 128-megawatt (MWdc) Milford Solar I Project in Beaver County, Utah.

The project is situated on 750 acres just north of Milford, Utah. McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage …

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McCarthy Tops Out Construction on the New Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 in Tempe

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently achieved the construction milestone of topping out on the new $192-million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) project at Arizona State University (ASU). The ISTB7 building is the latest among dozens of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects on campus …

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Reconstruction of Arizona’s I-10/Ruthrauff Road Interchange on Track for December Completion

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has many priorities across a complex transportation network that boasts nearly 7,000 lane miles and currently requires an estimated $53.3 billion in capital expenditures through 2040. Right now, one key focus is the $129 million reconstruction of the I-10 and Ruthrauff Road interchange in …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $529.8M for South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $529.8-million federal grant agreement with Valley Metro for the South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Project in Phoenix, Arizona. The 5.5-mile extension will connect South Phoenix residents to the regional light rail system, improving access …

AECOM Awarded Design Contract to Modernize U.S. Air Force Academy’s Historic Sijan Hall

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District selected the firm to design the renovation of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s 700,000-square-foot Sijan Hall, which is located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The dormitory is situated …

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Kenny Seng Construction Transforms a Gravel Pit Into Bingham Creek Regional Park

Often derided as eyesores or environmental risks, areas such as capped landfills, depleted mines and spent gravel pits are finding new life as areas designed to benefit the general public. Noted examples of this effort include Butchart Gardens in Vancouver, British Columbia, which turned a depleted limestone quarry into a …

Milestone Made Toward Incorporating Multimodal Connections into Planning for the I-70/Harvest Road Interchange

DENVER, CO — State and regional governments working together developed a new approach to build transportation demand management features into plans for an interchange at Interstate 70 and Harvest Road near the Denver International Airport. The Colorado Transportation Commission approved a resolution that allows project development to move forward.

“This …

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Preferred Developer Selected for I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected an apparent preferred proposer for the Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project, the state’s first major urban freeway reconstruction project.

ADOT sought proposals from qualified developer teams vying to reconstruct the 11-mile section of the freeway, which is one …

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Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix Breaks Ground

PHOENIX, AZ — America Development & Investment (ADI), a health care real estate developer, announces that construction has begun on Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix. Located in the Central/Downtown Phoenix area, the hospital will be an inpatient rehabilitation facility that cares for people with debilitating illnesses and injuries such as stroke …

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USGBC Mountain Region Celebrates 2020 LEED Platinum Projects

LAS VEGAS, NV — USGBC's LEED Platinum certification is awarded to projects that achieve over 80 points in the LEED rating system. These project teams go above and beyond to ensure their projects are designed, constructed, and operated to the highest level of sustainability. Among the LEED Platinum projects …

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Colorado DOT Creates Westbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane for Safer, Easier Travel

Colorado is known for the Rocky Mountains and for skiing. When residents of the Denver metro area want to get to the Rocky Mountains, they use Interstate 70. As the Denver Metro area has grown by over 10 percent between 2010 and 2020 – or nearly 300,000 people – I-70 …

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Colorado DOT, Eagle County, Edwards Metro District, and Others Celebrate Completion of Edwards Spur Road Project

EDWARDS, CO — Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Eagle County, Edwards Metro District, Kraemer North America, and others gathered at the CDOT I-70 rest area in Edwards to celebrate the completion of the Edwards Spur Road project. The multiyear project provides enhanced mobility and safety along …

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Nevada DOT Completes $59M S.R. 160 Widening in Southwest Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently completed a $59-million, two-year upgrade of State Route 160 in southwest Clark County. The critical stretch of rural highway, which averages about 8,600 vehicles daily, serves as the main travel corridor between Las Vegas and Pahrump. Aggregate Industries SWR …

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Nevada DOT Starts $26M Nellis Boulevard Upgrade Project in Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) begins work on a $26-million, 10-mile upgrade of Nellis Boulevard between Tropicana Avenue and Craig Road in Clark County. Las Vegas Paving Corp. is the general contractor. Initial construction starts at Tropicana Avenue. At least two lanes will remain open …

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Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation Breaks Ground on UNLV School of Medicine Building

LAS VEGAS, NV — Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation (NHBC), a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing health care research, education, clinical assets, and programming in Nevada, has broken ground on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine’s new medical education building.

The groundbreaking — which …

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Performing During a Pandemic

It’s not every day that you start a construction project at the beginning of a pandemic, but that’s exactly what Industrial Constructors/Managers, Inc. (ICM) did when they were contracted to help the Molson Coors Golden brewery move their cooling towers and evaporative condensers from ponds outside their facility to the …

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Saunders Construction Celebrates Completion of University of Denver First-Year Residential Hall

ENGLEWOOD, CO — Saunders Construction, a construction manager/general contractor, and the University of Denver (DU), recently completed the Dimond Family Residential Village, the first-year residence hall on the DU Campus, which was delivered on-budget and in time. The Dimond Family Residential Village is a 132,000-square-foot residence hall, and is …

Six Lanes Now Open on I-15 Tech Corridor in Utah

LEHI, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation has opened six lanes in each direction through the I-15 Technology Corridor project, from S.R. 92 to Main Street in Lehi — the last section of I-15 to be widened to six lanes between Bangerter Highway and Orem. Construction on the $415-million …

Stantec Completes Volunteer Drainage Project for Town of Taylor, Arizona

TAYLOR, AZ — Stantec, a global design, engineering, and consulting firm, recently completed a comprehensive drainage project for the town of Taylor, Arizona’s Taylor Rodeo Grounds in partnership with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA).

Located in Navajo County, the economy of Taylor is, in part, supported by its rodeo …

With New Salt Lake City Airport Concourse A West Open, Big-D Construction Moves to Demolition Phase on Airport Structures

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Holder/Big-D Construction Joint Venture (HDJV) has commenced with the next phase of the Salt Lake City Airport project — the demolition of Salt Lake’s former airport, currently underway. At the same time, the Holder/Big-D partnership continues to celebrate completion of its primary …

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Colorado DOT Announces Reopening of Westbound Deck on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces the reopening of traffic on the westbound deck of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. Crews working on the I-70 Glenwood Canyon Surface Improvements project recently completed the project milestone. Westbound traffic has returned to the northern deck. While motorists …

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CU Denver New City Heights Residence Hall Celebrates Official Topping Out

DENVER, CO — The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) recently reached a major milestone, as it celebrated its official topping out for its new City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons. The 182,000-square-foot residence hall, which will represent the first on-campus student housing complex for the university, will add …

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How to Work Effectively on Government Projects in Colorado

Unbeknownst to most, Pueblo, Colorado, is home to one of two chemical depots run by The Program Executive Office Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, or PEO ACWA, whose mission is to responsibly destroy the remaining 10 percent of the United States’ chemical weapons stockpile. PEO ACWA is overseen by the Program …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes New Emergency Department at Banner Boswell Medical Center

SUN CITY, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the new Emergency Department (ED) at Banner Boswell Medical Center, located in Sun City, Arizona. The new 40,000-square-foot ED is part of a larger $106-million expansion project that also includes a new patient tower. This is the largest renovation that the …

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McCarthy Builds $170M Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant Expansion Around a Sea of Existing Utilities and Structures

Even though the $170 million Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant Phase III expansion in Gilbert, Arizona, required 4.5 miles of new underground piping, 249,000 cubic yards of excavation, 92,100 cubic yards of backfill, and multiple new technologies, the most critical focus was simply maintaining plant operations throughout construction.

“This plant is …

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Mountain Park Health Tempe Recognized by American Institute of Architects for Healthcare Design

TEMPE, AZ — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has recognized the Mountain Park Health Center clinic in Tempe, Arizona in its 2020 Healthcare Design Awards program. Designed by SmithGroup, the 30,000-square-foot clinic advances the health system’s mission to deliver high-quality and accessible …

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New Centennial Bowl East-to-South Ramp Opens in Northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently opened a new east-to-south connector at the Centennial Bowl interchange in northwest Las Vegas. The 290-foot-long, 30-foot-tall 215 Beltway eastbound to U.S. Highway 95 southbound ramp is part of the current $73-million phase of the Centennial Bowl that broke …

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Stantec Assists Regional Transportation District with N Line Completion

DENVER, CO — The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announces the opening of its newest commuter rail corridor, the N line. The new rail line — the first electrified commuter rail line that RTD will operate — adds service to connect the metro Denver region, significantly improving mobility from the city’s …

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Sundt Completes I-80 WB Improvement Project Early

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction, Inc. completed the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Interstate 80 (I-80) westbound highway improvement project in Tooele County six months ahead of schedule. The project, which opened recently, will improve traffic flow between State Road 201 and State Road 36 in western Salt …

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AP Breaks Ground on the New Greeley West High School Project

GREELEY, CO — Clad in masks and PPE, the Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) team recently broke ground on the Greeley West High School project. Officials from Greeley, Evans, and Weld County joined leadership from Greeley-Evans School District 6, the Board of Education, and members of the Greeley West High …

Arizona DOT Completes Loop 101 Widening Project

PHOENIX, AZ — A $72-million project to add new lanes and make other improvements along Loop 101 (Price Freeway) between Baseline Road and Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in the East Valley has been completed on schedule.

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) project has added new right lanes and …

Arizona DOT Projects Land Regional America’s Transportation Awards

PHOENIX, AZ — Three of the state’s major freeway and highway projects have earned regional awards in a national transportation competition that focuses on efforts to strengthen communities, improve the quality of life, and foster a more efficient economy.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced …

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GCON Expands Building for Gerber, Enterprise in Arizona

QUEEN CREEK, AZ — GCON Inc. Construction begins in Queen Creek on a $5.8-million dual tenant building for Gerber Collision & Glass, one of the largest collision shop consolidators in North America, and privately-held Enterprise Holdings, known publicly as Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Both companies remain bullish on the valley as they …

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Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass Breaks Ground in Chandler on Major Expansion

CHANDLER, AZ — Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass broke ground on a $143-million expansion project in Chandler, a move that aligns with the enterprise’s growth in Arizona.

Scheduled to open in fall 2021, an 11-story hotel tower will be added to Wild Horse Pass and connect …

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Nevada DOT Awards $13M I-11 Paving Improvement Project in Henderson

HENDERSON, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) awards a $12.7-million construction contract to Las Vegas Paving Corporation to upgrade six miles of north and southbound Interstate 11 from Wagonwheel Drive to the concrete section of the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange in Henderson.

The project, which takes place between Mile …

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Pinto Creek Bridge Replacement is Scaling New Heights

A stunning bridge is rising 170 feet in the air, crossing Pinto Creek near Miami, Arizona, adjacent to the north to an aging and functionally obsolete bridge.

“The bridge will ensure decades of reliable transportation for the general public as well as commercial traffic from nearby mines,” says Garin Groff …

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Salt Lake City’s HOK-Designed, $4.1B International Airport Opens

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — After two decades of planning and six years of construction, the new airport is replacing three aging, 1950s and 1960s terminals and concourses with a single facility on the same site.

The HOK-designed new central terminal building and the first 25-gate section of the …

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Sasaki’s Denver International Airport Strategic Plan Wins APA Colorado Merit Award

DENVER, CO — Sasaki’s Denver International Airport (DEN) Strategic Plan was recently honored with a merit award for by the Colorado chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The award will be presented in October.

“This award is recognition of the strong vision and leadership by Kim Day DEN …

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Belgard’s Mirage Pavers Complement The Lodge at Edgewood’s 'Mountain Modern' Design

CARSON CITY, NV — Located on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Nevada, the Edgewood Lodge “recaptures the spirit of the Sierra’s storied retreats and the adventures they inspired,” according to the resort’s website. The renovation of Edgewood was completed in 2017, two years after groundbreaking. The $100-million, 154-room lodge …

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City and County of Broomfield Welcomes New Service Center

BROOMFIELD, CO — To help streamline overall fleet maintenance operations, while providing room for future growth, the City and County of Broomfield recently celebrated the completion of a new Service Center, which expands the offerings for its Public Works division.

The project, designed by global design firm Stantec, includes …

Colorado DOT Breaks Ground on US 550-US 160 Connection South

DURANGO, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begun construction of the US 550-US 160 Connection South. The project will complete the US Highway 160 interchange by connecting the existing bridge over US 160 to US 550 to the south. CDOT will construct this project using the design-build …

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Construction Reaches Halfway Point on New Mexico DOT’s I-25/University Avenue Project

This month, a $33.3 million project to improve safety and traffic flow at one of the busiest traffic interchanges in Las Cruces, New Mexico, reached the halfway mark of its estimated 18-month construction schedule. The I-25/University Avenue Project, led by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), has been underway …

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Denver Water’s New Administration Building is Focal Point for First-of-its-Kind Water Reuse Initiative

DENVER, CO — Denver Water, Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility, recently opened its new six-story, 186,000-square-foot administration building, the central focus of its 35-acre operations complex. Global integrated design firm, Stantec, designed the building to both LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy standards as part of the public …

HNTB Awarded Contract Extension for Denver International Airport

DENVER, CO — Denver International Airport (DEN) awarded HNTB a contract extension for work on the $560-million Concourse Renewal Program, which has been added to the airport’s existing $1.5-billion Concourse Expansion Program (CEP). The increased construction budget will allow work to be accelerated during the reduction in travel due to …

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Nevada DOT Awards $17M US Highway 95 Improvement Project in Nye County

NYE COUNTY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently awarded a $17.1-million construction contract to Road and Highway Builders LLC to improve a 32-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 in Nye County. The 6-month project calls for placing new asphalt pavement and turn lanes, plus creating a new …

Stantec Awarded Bridge Inspection Contracts Across Three US States

DENVER, CO — Stantec has been selected to provide bridge inspection services for three U.S. State Departments of Transportation: Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). The work carried out by Stantec’s bridge inspection teams will use the latest technology …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

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Colorado DOT Continues I-25 Expansion with 60-plus Miles of New Express Lanes

In Colorado, rapid economic expansion and population growth in communities along Interstate 25 are escalating the need for a modernized highway system with greater capacity and mobility options for residential and business areas as well as freight transport and tourism destinations.

To meet these pressing demands, the Colorado Department of …

Improvement Project on U.S. 285 Begins this Summer

LOVING, NM — A four phase project to rebuild portions of U.S. 285 in Eddy County has begun. The first two phases will take place between mile markers 0 to 7 and 16 to 18 along the U.S. 285 corridor for nearly $56 million.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation …

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Nevada DOT Substantially Completes Widening of U.S. 50 West of Silver Springs

CARSON CITY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a two-year project to widen U.S. 50 between Stagecoach and Silver Springs, enhancing safety and mobility for the approximately 6,000 drivers traveling the road every day.

Lane closures, traffic switches, and speed reductions have been removed after …

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Projects in Denver and Snowmass Achieve LEED Gold for Core and Shell

DENVER, CO — Two projects in unique locations have achieved LEED Gold for Core and Shell under the LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction rating system, each displaying a commitment to the sustainability, health, and vitality of their local community. While at first glance the HUB RiNo Station and …

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Sundt Starts I-80 Improvement Project in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY UT — Sundt Construction, Inc. recently started a highway improvement project for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Tooele County. The project will improve traffic flow between State Road 201 and State Road 36 in western Salt Lake and eastern Tooele counties.

“We are looking forward …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

Colorado DOT Receives $60.7M in Federal Funding for Improving Vail Pass

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has won a $60.7-million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for significant improvements to Vail Pass on I-70.

The funding will be used to construct an estimated $140.4-million project including an eastbound auxiliary lane, reconstructing …

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Davis Partnership Architects Works with Federal, National, and Private Partners on COVID-19 Response Projects

DENVER, CO — Davis Partnership Architects has recently been working with several partners in the community to actively fight COVID-19. Here are some projects the company has been working on to help fight COVID-19.

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Despite COVID-19, AP and LOA Team Completing One of DPS’s Largest Projects in History

DENVER, CO — As the Adolfson & Peterson (AP) and LOA Architecture team began construction on the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Paul Sandoval Campus (PSC) Expansion project, they knew they were faced with challenges: working with an aggressive schedule and on an occupied facility among them. They did not, of …

GE Johnson Holds Topping Out Ceremony for Switchbacks FC Stadium

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — GE Johnson recently installed the final steel beam on the Switchbacks FC Stadium, located in downtown Colorado Springs. Per tradition, the beam was flanked by the American and Colorado state flags as well as the Switchbacks official flag and an evergreen tree.

The Switchbacks FC Stadium …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes Sierra Linda Performing Arts Center

PHOENIX, AZ ― General contractor McCarthy Building Companies announces the completion of the Sierra Linda Performing Arts Center, a new 24,000-square-foot facility located at Sierra Linda High School in Phoenix, Arizona, which is part of the Tolleson Union High School District.

The new performing arts center was designed for maximum …

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Nevada DOT Begins Resurfacing of Southwest McCarran Boulevard

CARSON CITY, NV — Lane closures recently began on southwestern McCarran Boulevard (State Route 659) between South Virginia and West Fourth streets in Reno as the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) starts a project to resurface the road.

Drivers will see overnight single lane closures on McCarran Boulevard Sunday evenings …

Sundt/Kiewit Win Project of the Year and Partnering Award

TUCSON, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc. and its joint venture partner Kiewit continue to earn awards for their work on the Ina Road Traffic Interchange. The two and a half year project was recently awarded the 2020 Public Works Projects of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of the American …

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US 95 Northwest Corridor Moves Closer to Completion

The $579 million, 13-mile, multiphase safety and capacity upgrades to the U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor in Las Vegas are moving closer to completion, as construction of the state’s second longest bridge nears finishing.

“The U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor from Washington Avenue to Kyle Canyon Road is one of the fastest …

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Willmeng Celebrates Topping Out of Axis Raintree

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Willmeng Construction, Inc., a Phoenix-based commercial general contractor, and developer Trammell Crow Company recently celebrated the topping out of Axis Raintree, a 175,000-square-foot, three-story, Class A speculative office building in Scottsdale, Arizona. The topping-out marked the placement of the final beam atop the steel structure, located …

AECOM Delivers Alternate Care Facility in Colorado to Aid the Region’s Coronavirus Pandemic Response

LARIMER COUNTY, CO — AECOM announces that it has delivered a temporary healthcare facility with nearly 200 operational patient beds at The Ranch Events Complex in Larimer County, Colorado. An additional 200 patient beds that require minimal build out have also been turned over for future surge capacity. The project …

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I-15 Express Lanes Improve Congestion in Northern Utah

Commuters expectations for infrastructure are pretty simple: arrive at the destination safely and quickly. So, most infrastructure projects address one or both of these issues. The I-15 Express Lanes project in Northern Utah will focus on speed. However, the project is also expected to help the environment by encouraging a …

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Las Vegas Boulevard, Bridger, and Third Street Improvements Begin

LAS VEGAS, NV — Work recently began on Las Vegas Boulevard from Stewart Avenue to Sahara Avenue, Bridger Avenue from 13th Street to Las Vegas Boulevard, and Third Street from Utah to Colorado Avenue. Work will include:

  • Replacing underground utilities (water, sewer, storm drain, gas, fiber optic/smart city infrastructure), traffic …
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Wells Concrete Opens New Office and Manufacturing Facility in Brighton, Colorado

BRIGHTON, CO — Wells Concrete announces the grand opening of its new office and production facility in Brighton, Colorado. This manufacturing facility will enhance current capability, flexibility, and increase capacity with long line prestressing forms for the Denver market. Wells is consolidating the two existing facilities at 5801 Pecos Street …

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Wyoming DOT Recognizes Two Construction Contractors for Pavement Smoothness

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) recently recognized two contractors for completing state road surfacing projects that provided an exceptionally smooth ride.

WYDOT recognized Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, with the Smoothest Pavement with Wearing Course award for a project on Interstate 80 near Cheyenne. The department …

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DLR Group and Hines Continue to Grow Mass Timber Design in Denver

DENVER, CO — Representatives from Hines, DLR Group, McCaffery, and Pickard Chilton Architects recently gathered to celebrate the start of construction on T3 RiNo, a timber office building. T3 RiNo combines the environmental advantages of timber construction with evidence-based wellness and biophilic design elements.

The six-story, 240,000-square-foot …

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McCarthy Building Companies Begins Construction of Turquoise Solar Project in Nevada

SPARKS, NV — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently began construction on a large solar project in Sparks, Nevada. The Turquoise Solar project encompasses a 61 MWdc solar farm located on approximately 180 acres in Washoe County, Nevada.

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company, a utility-scale solar energy development company, received the …

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McCarthy Building Companies Reaches Topping-Out Milestone for New Emergency Room, Patient Tower

SUN CITY, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently celebrated the topping out for the new $106-million emergency room (ER) and patient tower at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona.

The new 40,000-square-foot ER, which is projected to open in fall of 2020, will provide additional capacity. Banner Boswell’s …

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New Valleywise Health Teaching Hospital Breaks Ground

PHOENIX, AZ — A new chapter in the 140-year history of the county’s public health safety net system began as Valleywise Health held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new medical center at the Roosevelt campus. Built by Kitchell and designed by the Cuningham Group and EYP Health, the new …

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Olympic and Paralympic Museum Plans for May Opening Date in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The new Olympic and Paralympic Museum is set to open in May, set next to the America The Beautiful Park.

“The building itself is just short of 65,000 square feet, and about 25,000 square feet of that is exhibit space,” said Brian Tominov, Project Manager, …

Phase 2 of I-70 Arriba to Flagler Project Begins

ARRIBA, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, Castle Rock Construction Company, has begun work on the next phase of the I-70 Arriba East and West Concrete Overlay Project.

In this final phase, eastbound I-70 is closed between mile points 380 (west of Arriba) and 396.1 …

Phase 7 of Whole System-Whole Safety Roadwork Begins on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation Whole System-Whole Safety program announces Phase 7 of Interstate 70 Glenwood Canyon Improvements has begun. Much of the early stages of the project will be preparations for two elements. First is the traffic shift of westbound traffic down to the eastbound …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded Healthcare Project in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — In the spring of 2019, Hensel Phelps was awarded the $22-million, 65,000-square-foot, three-story Grandview Hospital Medical Office Building (MOB) located on the Grandview Hospital campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. MBRE Healthcare is the owner/developer of the project, and University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) will be the …

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HNTB Opens Las Vegas Office

LAS VEGAS, NV — HNTB Corporation recently opened a new permanent office in Las Vegas, located at 6720 Via Austi Parkway, near McCarran International Airport.

“HNTB is pleased to bring jobs to the city and help shape the region’s infrastructure,” said Jeff Watson, HNTB Office Leader and Vice President. …

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Honnen Equipment Opens New Facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming

CHEYENNE, WY — Honnen Equipment, a construction equipment dealership, announces that its new facility located at 7808 Hutchins Drive in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is now open. This marks the 11th location in the Rocky Mountain region for Honnen Equipment and expands capacities for customer support in sales, rentals, parts, service …

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Kitchell Constructing Arizona's Largest Parking Garage

PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona’s largest parking garage is going up in the middle of Phoenix in one of its oldest shopping centers, Park Central Mall.

The 10-story parking garage with 551,000 square feet of space will have more than 2,000 spaces for the new $100-million Creighton University medical school, apartments, …

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McCarthy Begins Construction on Robert Rice Elementary School for the Chandler Unified School District

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies is building the Chandler Unified School District’s 32nd elementary school, Robert Rice Elementary School, in southwest Gilbert near the Chandler border.

The $23-million K-6 school will have room for 800 students. The 93,000-square-foot building will include a gym/multipurpose room, media center, classrooms and administration …

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Sundt/Kiewit Win AGC Build Arizona Award

TUCSON, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc. and its joint venture partner Kiewit were recently awarded the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Arizona Chapter’s Build Arizona award for its work on the Ina Road Traffic Interchange.

“Sundt is extremely grateful to receive such a prestigious award,” said Ryan Cannon, …

Sundt Wins Utah DOT Partnering Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction, Inc. garnered the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Partnering Award for its work on the I-215 and Redwood Road project.

“This recognition goes beyond affirmation of the quality of work we do on our projects, but also how we deliver them,” said Sundt …

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Granite-Led Joint Venture Awarded $348M Progressive Design-Build Project in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Granite Construction Incorporated announces that a Granite-led joint venture, Oak Hills Constructors, has been awarded a $348-million Progressive Design-Build contract by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) for the US-89 Farmington to I-84 project in Davis and Weber Counties, Utah.

The US-89 Farmington to …

HOK Announces 2020 Project Milestones in Utah, Colorado and Arizona

ATLANTA, GA — HOK recently announced a list of project milestones and openings happening in 2020, with some projects in Utah, Colorado and Arizona. The projects in the Rocky Mountain Construction area are the Salt Lake City International Airport Passenger Terminal; University of Colorado, Colorado Springs William J. Hybl Sports …

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Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Opens to Traffic

PHOENIX, AZ — The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is open to traffic, providing an alternative to Interstate 10 through downtown Phoenix while improving the quality of life in a fast-growing region. The freeway opened three days after a grand opening ceremony that featured Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of …

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Nevada DOT Awards $99M Contract for I-15/215 Interchange in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently awarded a $99-million construction contract to Fisher Sand & Gravel to build ramps, flyovers and street connections at Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas. (The contractor was also responsible for completing the first section …

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Ruthrauff Road Interchange Reconstruction Project Set to Begin

PHOENIX, AZ — Though major restrictions are not set to begin until late winter or early spring, construction has begun on an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) project building a new interchange at Interstate 10 and Ruthrauff Road in northwest Tucson.

The completed interchange will reduce delays and improve safety …

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Bently Farmers Bank Building Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

MINDEN, NV — Renovation of the historic Bently Farmers Bank Building in Minden, Nevada, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification under the LEED for Interior Design and Construction: Commercial Interiors rating system. It is the only building in the state to certify LEED Platinum under this rating system.

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City of Phoenix Wraps Up Biggest Ever Street Paving Season

PHOENIX, AZ — The City of Phoenix’s 2019 street paving season will go on record as the biggest ever to be accomplished featuring more than 250 miles of newly paved streets. Due largely to the Council-approved $200-million financing of Transportation 2050 street program revenues, the city tripled the number …

Construction Completes on Updated Campo Bello Elementary School Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction at Campo Bello Elementary School, with the replacement of buildings for PV Schools that included demolition of an old building and updating the remaining buildings to a facility for learning.

Originally built in 1961, Campo Bello Elementary was the oldest school …

McCarthy Tops Out Mirabella at ASU on the Arizona State University Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently celebrated the topping out of Mirabella at ASU, a $167-million, 20-story Life Plan Community being built on the campus of Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona. The topping-out ceremony marks the placement of the final beam atop the 613,992-square-foot tower and celebrates …

Pinedale Airport to Receive $5M for Improvements

PINEDALE, WY — A Pinedale public-use airport will receive $5 million in supplemental federal funding to make improvements to the aircraft parking apron and fuel farm.

The Ralph Wenz Field in Pinedale will receive the funding as part of a $485-million nationwide award announced by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine …

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Proposed Skyscraper in Salt Lake City Would Take Place of Aging Theater

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Elected officials in Salt Lake City recently discussed a sales price for the Utah Theater, after the city quietly inked a deal with developers hoping to dismantle the 100-year-old Main Street venue and build a skyscraper in its place.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s Chief of Staff …

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Saunders Construction Kicks Off Design and Construction for Meridian Village Student Housing Project

FORT COLLINS, CO — Saunders Construction, Inc., a general contractor in Colorado, in conjunction with recognized design partner, 4240 Architecture Inc., has been awarded the design and construction for Meridian Village, one of Colorado State University’s (CSU) largest projects to date. Located on CSU’s main campus, the new …

Arizona DOT Uses New Technique to ‘Slide’ I-40 Bellemont Bridges into Place

PHOENIX, AZ — A new technique that basically slides precast bridges into place has greatly reduced delays for the Bellemont community with an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) project replacing spans over Interstate 40 at Transwestern Road west of Flagstaff.

Using this technique, which the contractor proposed, allowed crews to …

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Burns & McDonnell Cuts Ribbon on New Office, Adds New Jobs in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture and construction firm, joined the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce and clients to cut the ribbon on its new office building in Tucson, Arizona. The firm has grown 20 percent in Arizona this year and plans to create another 15 …

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Colorado DOT Completes Intersection Improvement and Resurfacing Overlay Project

CAHONE, CO − The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces the completion of the U.S. Highway 491/CO Highway 184, Lewis to Cahone, resurfacing overlay project. The project started approximately 6 months ago in mid-April and was completed on time. Four Corners Material was the contractor selected for the $11-million project. …

Columbus Land Port of Entry Project Receives LEED Platinum Certification

COLUMBUS, NM — The Hensel Phelps-constructed Columbus Land Port of Entry project, located in Columbus, New Mexico, has officially achieved LEED Platinum Certification. This is the second project in the Southwest District to reach this certification — followed by the City of Austin New Central Library project earlier this …

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First Phase of Paving Complete on WYO 132 Project Between US 287 and Ethete, Work Ongoing

CHEYENNE, WY — The first phase of asphalt paving on Wyoming 132 is complete, and final paving, chip sealing and seeding is scheduled for next spring on the $14.63-million project.

"Two inches of pavement has been placed throughout the project, including the approaches at Wyoming Indian Elementary and Wyoming Indian …

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Nevada’s Second Longest Bridge Takes Shape in Northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) reports that construction on the state’s second longest bridge has reached its midway completion point. The 2,635-foot-long flyover will connect northbound U.S. Highway 95 to the westbound 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. It is part of the larger $73-million …

New Mexico DOT District 2 Celebrates Completion of U.S. 54/70 Corridor Improvements

ALAMOGORDO, NM — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two announces the completion of the U.S. 54/70 corridor construction project between Tularosa and Alamogordo in Otero County.

“The NMDOT is committed to investing in transportation projects that improve mobility and helps resident’s access jobs, education and other opportunities,” …

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New SR 87 Interchange Upgrades I-10 Connection at Eloy

PHOENIX, AZ — In addition to widening four miles of Interstate 10 and adding a first-of-its-kind dust detection and warning system, an Arizona Department of Transportation project nearing completion at Eloy has created a modern State Route 87 interchange able to handle traffic demands for decades to come.

Along with …

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Pickard Chilton-Designed 1144 Fifteenth Ranks Fifth on Emporis’ 2018 Top Ten Skyscrapers List

DENVER, CO — Pickard Chilton, an architecture studio best known for its design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announces that 1144 Fifteenth, a 40-story, 1.2 million-gross-square-foot office tower in Colorado that the firm designed for Hines, has been ranked fifth on Emporis’ 2018 Top Ten Skyscrapers List.

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Seven Highway Projects Win National Roadway Safety Awards

GARFIELD COUNTY, WA — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation honored seven highway safety projects in five states with National Roadway Safety Awards as part of a biennial program to highlight successful approaches to improving roadway safety at the state and local level.

“While our roads …

Transportation Commission Awards $31.7M in Contracts in October

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is installing more travel lanes along WYO 59 near Wright to help with traffic flow.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Riverside Contracting, of Missoula, Montana, a $14.6-million contract for the work on WYO 59 between Douglas and Gillette in Campbell …

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces $900M Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states.

“The administration is targeting BUILD Transportation …

Wyoming DOT Receives $14.5M Federal Grant for Wildlife Crossing Project

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will receive a $14.5-million federal grant from the U.S Department of Transportation for a wildlife crossing project north of La Barge in southwest Wyoming.

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project will …

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Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute C Research Building Receives LEED Platinum Certification

PHOENIX, AZ — The $120-million Biodesign Institute C research building at Arizona State University (ASU), which was constructed by McCarthy Building Companies and completed in June 2018, recently received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The LEED rating system, developed by the USGBC, is the foremost …

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HDR Selected to Lead Runway Design for Tucson International’s Airfield Safety Enhancement Program

TUCSON, AZ — The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has chosen HDR to lead the design of its new runway and associated parallel taxiways. The work is the centerpiece of Tucson International Airport’s $218-million Airfield Safety Enhancement program, the largest project undertaken in the history of the airport.

With a national …

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Las Vegas Monorail Company Secures Expansion Funding

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Las Vegas Monorail Company recently secured long-term financing needed to help fund construction of a new station at Sands Avenue and to replace a short-term loan facility. The new station will provide a direct connection to the Sands Expo Center, The Venetian and The Palazzo …

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project Meets Training Goals

PHOENIX, AZ — Connect 202 Partners, the developer building the 22-mile Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, and 10 subcontractors on the project have combined to achieve three on-the-job training goals.

Participants in the training, which is required for Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) projects that receive federal funding, are …

McCarthy Building Companies Completes New Parking Garage for the City of Chandler

CHANDLER, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has completed construction on the new $20-million, five-level, 293,000-square-foot Oregon Street parking garage for the City of Chandler, which is now the largest garage in Downtown Chandler providing 932 parking spaces.

The structure is located to the west of City Hall across Arizona …

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Stantec to Develop Regional Headquarters Campus for Kiewit Corporation

DENVER, CO — Stantec, a global architecture, engineering and design firm, is serving as the architect and interior designer for the new regional headquarters campus for Kiewit Corporation, one of North America’s largest construction and engineering organizations.

The approximately 400,000-square-foot office complex is designed to accommodate more than …

USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

Achen-Gardner Construction Attends, Wins Awards at APWA Statewide Conference

TUCSON, AZ — Achen-Gardner Construction was a sponsor, exhibitor and several of its employees attended the Arizona Chapter APWA Statewide Conference at the El Conquistador Tucson. The company was a Premium Sponsor, Public Agency Sponsor and Friday Prize Drawing Sponsor, and they also handed out giveaways at the Achen-Gardner booth. …

Colorado DOT Marks One Year of Construction on I-25 South Gap

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Interstate 25 South Gap project, designed and constructed to improve safety and travel reliability between Monument and Castle Rock.

As part of its Whole System – Whole Safety program, CDOT is adding a new …

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Colorado DOT Opens New I-70 Lanes Over Peoria to Traffic

DENVER, CO — Motorists will now be driving on new lanes of Interstate 70 when traffic shifts from the current I-70 bridge structure over Peoria Street to the new bridge, which has been constructed over the past several months. These lanes are the first completed section of roadway as a …

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Community Leaders Celebrate Start of I-25 North Berthoud-Johnstown Improvements

GREELEY, CO — The next phase of I-25 improvements along the Northern Front Range recently kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) I-25 North Express Lanes project between Berthoud and Johnstown. Construction begins this month on reconstructing the southbound I-25 bridge over Little …

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Construction Commences on Pat Tillman Middle School

PHOENIX, AZ ― Balsz School District with McCarthy Building Companies and DLR Group announce the beginning of construction on Balsz School District’s Pat Tillman Middle School, a middle school bearing the name of one of Arizona’s and the nation’s most notable American heroes, who left a successful professional football career …

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East Tropicana Avenue Upgrades Begin, Traffic Impacts in Clark County

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently started work on a $10.5-million, 5-mile-long upgrade of East Tropicana Avenue (State Route 593) between Maryland Parkway and Boulder Highway in Clark County. Las Vegas Paving is the general contractor.

Plans call for milling and new asphalt pavement, plus …

Transportation Commission Awards $25M in Highway Contracts

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will reconstruct a section of US 20 near Lusk by moving the road and making it wider. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Simon Contractors a $13-million contract for the US 20 work between Lusk and Van Tassell in Niobrara County. The …

Arizona State Budget Provides Funding for Full I-17 Widening Project North of Valley

PHOENIX, AZ — With planned Interstate 17 flex lanes between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point set for construction starting by 2021, the state budget approved by state lawmakers and signed by Governor Doug Ducey provides the additional funding needed to also complete widening I-17 south of where the flex …

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Black & Veatch Named Contractor for Combined Solar Power with Battery Energy Storage Project

PANGUITCH, UT — Black & Veatch, a provider of renewable energy-focused consulting, engineering, procurement and construction, and operations and maintenance services, announces it has been selected by Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp, to engineer and construct a battery energy storage project that will support sustainable electricity to …

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CBRE|Heery Begins Expansion of Mt. San Rafael Hospital

TRINIDAD, CO — Mt. San Rafael Hospital (MSRH) is a 25-bed critical access facility in Trinidad, Colorado, a small-town community of about 9,000 people. The hospital is a source of health care in Las Animas County, serving the medical and surgical needs of Trinidad residents and the surrounding rural communities …

Colorado DOT Moves Forward on US 550/160 Connection South Project

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has named three construction teams to a short list of firms invited to submit formal proposals to build the upcoming $98.6-million US 550/160 Connection South Project just south of Durango.

The teams, all Colorado-based construction companies, include: Kiewit Infrastructure Co. …

FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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McCarthy Building Companies Tops Out New Parking Garage for the City of Chandler

CHANDLER, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has topped out construction on the new $20-million, five-level, 293,000-square-foot Oregon Street parking garage for the City of Chandler, which includes a road realignment along Oregon Street as well as intersection improvements at Arizona Avenue and Chicago Street.

Upon completion in November 2019, …

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McCarthy Unveils New Casino Event Center and Expanded Convention Space

TUCSON, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies has completed a 9,600-square-foot expansion to Casino Del Sol’s existing Conference Center and a new event center, the Sunset Room, for Casino Del Sol’s sister property, Casino of the Sun.

The 11,000-square-foot Sunset Room is located adjacent to Casino of the Sun and can …

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South Mountain Freeway Construction Advances Along 59th Avenue

PHOENIX, AZ — With all bridge girders in place, frontage road construction underway and an overpass built over railroad tracks, among other milestones, Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction continues advancing along the 59th Avenue alignment south of Interstate 10 (Papago Freeway) in west Phoenix, Arizona.

In the first half …

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The Madison Square Garden Company Selects AECOM for MSG Sphere at The Venetian

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) announces that it has engaged AECOM to serve as general contractor for MSG Sphere at The Venetian, MSG’s entertainment venue currently under construction in Las Vegas. AECOM is known for building stadiums and entertainment facilities, such as T-Mobile Arena in …

USDOT Announces $321.4M for Federal Lands and Tribal Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration announces recipients of $321.4 million in Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) grants. These are the first grants awarded under the program and will help build and repair roads and bridges that serve tribal or …

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WYO 50 from W. Lakeway Road South to Southern Drive to be Widened to Five Lanes

GILLETTE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and Simon Contractors recently began work on widening WYO 50 from W. Lakeway Road south to Southern Drive. This project is located along Wyoming State Highway 50 beginning at the south leg of the intersection with W. Lakeway Road and extending …

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Aqua Fria Union High School District Unveils New Field House Built by McCarthy

PHOENIX, AZ ― Agua Fria Union High School District recently unveiled its newest field house to students, staff, parents and community members at a grand opening celebration at Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, Arizona. McCarthy Building Companies, a national construction company with more than 150 years in the …

Balfour Beatty Completes Construction of Denver Regional Transportation District’s Gold Line

DENVER, CO — Balfour Beatty and the Denver Transit Partners (DTP) joint venture team have completed construction and opened the 11-mile Gold Line (G Line) connecting Union Station in downtown Denver to Wheat Ridge Station in the city’s western suburbs.

The G Line is the Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) …

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Four Arizona DOT Projects Receive Partnering Excellence Awards

PHOENIX, AZ — To address pavement damage from many harsh winters, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) engaged a contractor to rebuild a total of 10 miles of Interstate 40 west of Williams near Devil Dog Road. In addition to the complexity of removing and replacing five miles of freeway …

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Haydon Building Corp. Completes Community Recreation Center in Casa Grande

CASA GRANDE, AZ — Haydon Building Corp. recently completed Casa Grande’s new Community Recreation Center. The center, built at a cost of $18.2 million, will offer sports programs, group fitness classes, kids programs and special events. The center will also serve as the new home for the Boys and …

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Honnen Equipment Breaks Ground on New Facility in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, WY — Honnen Equipment, a construction equipment dealership in the Western United States, announces the ground breaking of its new facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming. With over 13,000 square feet of space for parts and in-shop service, the building will be set on a five-acre site to include equipment …

Improvement Projects Ramping up Along Arizona’s High Country Highways

PHOENIX, AZ — With warm weather returning, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is resuming projects to repair and preserve the surfaces of state highways in Arizona’s high country. While ADOT works to minimize delays for those traveling to and from northern Arizona, including not scheduling work over weekends and …

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Last Girder Set for South Mountain Freeway Interchange in West Phoenix


PHOENIX, AZ — Two years after construction began on an interchange connecting Interstate 10 and the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, crews have placed the final bridge girders needed for this Arizona Department of Transportation project in west Phoenix.

The milestone occurred over the weekend when Connect 202 Partners, …

McCarthy Commences Construction on Arroyo K-8 Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on Washington Elementary School District’s Arroyo campus, which will include a new K-8 classroom building and gym as well as demolition of the existing classroom buildings. The Washington Elementary School District is Arizona’s largest elementary district, comprised of 32 schools, serving …

Mountain View Corridor Extension Leads Utah DOT’s Top 10 Projects in 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announces its list of Top 10 Construction Projects for 2019. Topping the list is the extension of Mountain View Corridor from 4100 South to S.R. 201 in Salt Lake County. This four-mile stretch of highway will provide a critical …

Sundt Earns Water Project Award for Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility

PHOENIX, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc. was recently honored for its work on the City of Chandler’s Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility (OWRF) Expansion Project. The AZ Water Association awarded the joint-venture project the 2019 Wastewater Treatment Plant Project of the Year. 

The $120-million project included $20 million in upgrades to …

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Sundt Wins 23rd Build America Award

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc., was recently awarded its 23rd Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Build America Award for its work on the APS Four Corners Selective Catalytic Reduction Retrofits. The project won the 2019 JLT Build America in the Environmental Enhancement category. Sundt has won more …

Ten US and Five Canadian Projects Receive Copper Architecture Award

MCLEAN, VA — From a new copper clad university building seeking LEED accreditation to a restored 100-year-old copper roof,  15 unique buildings from the United States and Canada recently earned a spot among the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) award-winners.
The NACIA awards program, organized by the Copper …

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Another Section of South Mountain Freeway, 59th Avenue, Opens in West Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Good news for motorists who rely on 59th Avenue: A section of Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway frontage road is complete and accommodating two-way traffic between Van Buren Street and Buckeye Road in west Phoenix, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

This restores access to …

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Cañon City Middle School Breaks Ground on New Project

CAÑON CITY, CO — A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at Cañon City Middle School in Cañon City, Colorado, to celebrate the start of construction for the school that will serve sixth through eighth grade students.

The new middle school is part of a multi-facility repair, renovation and upgrade project …

Hill International Awarded Multiple-Facility Contract from The Aerospace Corporation

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hill International, a construction consulting firm, announces it was selected to provide owner authorized representative services for multiple facilities for The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace). Aerospace is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center that supports military, civil and commercial programs …

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Layton Construction Completes New UVU Performing Arts Center

OREM, UT — Education officials, Utah dignitaries and Broadway/television star Jason Alexander were on hand recently for the ribbon-cutting of the new Layton Construction-built Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. But the real star of the show, for at least a day, …

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McCarthy Reaches Construction Milestone on Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s New Hotel

TUCSON, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies, a general contractor with Southwest regional headquarters in Phoenix, recently reached a major construction milestone on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s new hotel, Estrella at Casino Del Sol. The final steel beam was placed on top of the new hotel, marking the halfway point in …

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New Emergency Care Center Opens in West Valley City, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Layton Construction recently cut the ribbon on a new free-standing emergency department on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley. St. Mark's West Valley Emergency Care in West Valley City, Utah, offers a wide range of emergency services, including onsite diagnostics and lab services. …

Saunders Construction Announces Early Completion of Rodger Quist Middle School

THORNTON, CO — Saunders Construction announces that it is on pace to complete the construction of School District 27J’s new middle school, Rodger Quist Middle School (RQMS) several months before the originally expected delivery date. The school, which is currently under construction, is on pace to be open seven months …

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Springs Rescue Mission Breaks Ground on Phase Two of Campus Expansion

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Springs Rescue Mission recently broke ground on phase two of their campus expansion, which includes renovations, additions, new construction and site work at their headquarters. The new project will include two buildings — a kitchen and dining facility and a welcome center — as well as …

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Sundt Begins Work on University of Arizona Student Success District

TUCSON, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc. recently started construction on the University of Arizona Student Success District in Tucson, Arizona.

“This project marks our 58th project on the University of Arizona campus,” said Dave Ollanik, Project Director for Sundt. “We look forward to again working with the University …

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University of Denver Breaks Ground on First-Year Residence Hall

ENGLEWOOD, CO — Saunders Construction, a general contractor in Colorado, and the University of Denver, held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new first-year residence hall, which will be named the Dimond Family Residential Village thanks to a $5-million gift from the Dimond Family Foundation.
The 132,000-square-foot residence hall …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …

U.S. DOT Awards $53M in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation'sFederal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway …

Wyoming DOT Gears up for Start of 2019 Construction Season

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will continue with several ongoing projects as well as start new projects in 2019 that will improve road conditions and traffic flow for motorists. Construction crews for these projects are working during the warmer spring, summer and fall months. 

The Wyoming …

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Wyoming Transportation Commission Awards $33M in Highway Contracts

CHEYENNE, WY — Construction crews will realign 4.8 miles of road as part of the second phase of the Garner Lake Road project to help accommodate traffic in the Gillette area. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Simon Contractors, of Cheyenne, an $11-million contract for the work. The commission awarded …