Colorado & WyomingThe National Center for Atmospheric Research has selected Denver’s Saunders Construction Inc. for construction management and general contracting services at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center project in Cheyenne.

Saunders will provide preconstruction and, potentially, construction services for the $66-million, 150,000-sq-ft building. The project award was made following a competitive selection process.

Tom Pirog recently joined Pinkard Construction Co. of Lakewood’s business development team.

In his business development role at Pinkard, Pirog will work with Vice President Jim Mellor to build new and repeat business opportunities, assist in formulating business development strategies, and maintain and grow Pinkard’s loyal client base.

Commercial roofing and waterproofing contractor WeatherSure Systems Inc. added three people to its sales and management team.

Craig Schumann joins WeatherSure as project manager of structural repair/waterproofing in the waterproofing division. He holds a degree in construction management from Michigan State.

Heather Harper joins WeatherSure as a senior sales associate in the roofing division and brings more than 15 years experience in construction estimating and project management.

Nick Kotecki has joined the team as roofing superintendent, with responsibility for roof-replacement operations throughout the region served by WeatherSure, which stretches from Rapid City through New Mexico.

He brings years of experience in construction management, as well as firefighter training and a stint in the Marines.

Utah The Utah Chapter of The Society of Marketing Professional Services recently announced the winners of its annual Marketer of the Year and Rising Star awards.

Julee Attig, director of marketing at Henrikson Butler, was chosen as the 2010 Marketer of the Year and, as such, was recognized to be the marketing professional that most exemplifies the skills, creativity, integrity and insight of a successful professional marketer serving the Utah architecture, engineering and construction industry.

Anna Heywood, marketing coordinator at Naylor Wentworth, was named the 2010 Rising Star Award, which honors the person that has served in the A/E/C industry for three years or less and has shown promising value to the industry and to SMPS in that time.

The Applied Technology Council and the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers awarded Salt Lake City-based Reaveley Engineers + Associates the Top Seismic Project Award in the Masonry Structure Category for the structural design of the Salt Lake City Tabernacle seismic upgrade and renovation.

Jeff Miller and Craig Wilkinson accepted the award at the ATC-SEI Gala on Dec. 10 in San Francisco.

RE+A provided structural evaluations on the Tabernacle and found many structural deficiencies. With the large seismic fault that runs along the foothills of the Salt Lake Valley, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wanted to preserve the historic fabric of the Tabernacle and protect its occupants when a major earthquake occurs. The major challenge was to seismically upgrade the structure and still preserve the historic integrity of the building.