UtahRepresentatives from Hunt Electric accepted the Platinum STEP Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors on behalf of the firm’s nearly 300 employees.

The Kenworth W900S mixer model, which provides a low-emission solution, is one example of diesel engine technology on which ISU Technology Program students could be trained.
Photo: Kenworth
The Kenworth W900S mixer model, which provides a low-emission solution, is one example of diesel engine technology on which ISU Technology Program students could be trained.

The full-service electrical contractor was honored during the annual ABC safety awards dinner. Employees at Hunt Electric recently surpassed 1.2-million safe work hours and have worked since August 2007 without a lost-time injury.

AGC of Utah recently honored Wadsworth Brothers Construction of Draper, Utah, with two awards: the 2009 Bridge Construction Project of the Year and a 2009 Partnered Project Award.

Wadsworth Brothers received the 2009 Bridge Construction Project of the Year for its work on the I-84 Weber Canyon Road Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation Project. Never before in Utah has such a large precast, full-deck panel replacement been undertaken in such a narrow, no-access canyon, infamous for its short summer season. The project also required the redesign of the original retaining barrier and a more aesthetically pleasing wall pattern to complement the scenery of Weber Canyon.

The 2009 Best Partnered Project Award was presented to Wadsworth Brothers and the Utah Dept. of Transportation for their work on the Southern Parkway project. The Wadsworth Brothers team was recognized for successfully partnering with UDOT on the projects by solving small problems on a daily basis and overcoming larger problems without major escalation and undue stress between the contractor and UDOT. Team-building activities included contractor-sponsored lunches with subcontractors, suppliers and inspectors and preconstruction/partnering meetings.

Anna Heywood

Anna Heywood has joined the governing Board of Directors as the director-at-large in charge of special events for the Utah chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services.

Heywood is the marketing coordinator for Salt Lake architecture firm Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, where she has served since 2008.

Before joining the board, she was honored by SMPS Utah as its 2010 “Rising Star,” an honor reserved for a marketing professional who has served the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for less than three years andhas shown promising value to the industry.

Salt Lake City Assistant Director of Planning and Zoning Pat Comarell was recently named a fellow within the American Institute of Certified Planners. The AICP currently recognizes only 461 fellows nationwide, and only six fellows within Utah, including Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. Commarell is the first woman in Utah to be named.

Comarell has more than 35 years of planning experience in organizational development, intergovernmental relations, long-range planning, downtown revitalization, housing and historic planning. She has held key positions in both the public and private sectors, including senior planner for Sandy City, trustee for the Salt Lake City/Sandy Metropolitan Water District, president of the Utah Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, president of the Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association and senior associate at CityGate Associates.

Thirty-seven AICP members from throughout the nation were inducted as fellows at the National Planning Conference on April 10 in New Orleans.

IdahoThe Idaho State University Diesel/On-Site Power Generation Technology Program received more than $130,000 in grant funding through the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Green Jobs Program as authorized by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The grant is part of the total $6 million awarded to the Idaho Dept. of Labor and its partners.

Diesel-engine technology is emerging, and new diesel emission control standards take effect with 2010 model year trucks and equipment. This change imposes the demand on secondary and post-secondary programs to train students on the theory of operation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair for the new emission control systems on medium- and heavy-duty trucks, construction and agricultural diesel equipment.

The ISU Diesel/On-Site Power Generation Technology program will use grant funding to purchase a 2011 Kenworth truck that contains the new Tier 4 2010 emission standards. In addition, the program will purchase the necessary diagnostic equipment for training purposes.

Students, through the use of new state-of-the-art diesel training systems, will enter the workforce with proficient knowledge about “clean power” technology.

The Diesel/On-Site Power Generation Technology program trains students on the proper procedures for servicing, maintaining and repairing all parts of the diesel equipment utilized in farming, construction and trucking industries.

The program accepts students in August and January each year. Graduates can earn an Advanced Technical Certificate in On-Site Power Generation Technology or Diesel Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree in On-Site Power Generation Technology or Diesel Technology, and, with advanced training, a bachelor’s of applied science.

ColoradoShahnaz Jaffari, sustainability director for the Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute, has been honored with a 2010 Sustainability Champion Award.

The award is for individuals who have gone above and beyond required duties in the creation and implementation of a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. It is sponsored by PAETEC, the Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Environmental Partnership, CORE and Colorado Business magazine.

Jaffari was presented with the award at the 5th annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit at the Colorado Convention Center on March 3.

Maja Rosenquist has been promoted to vice president of project development at Mortenson Construction’s Denver office. In her new role, Rosenquist will oversee project development while continuing to lead the health-care and municipal markets for the Denver Operating Group.

Rosenquist is currently overseeing construction of the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Justice Complex and the new bed tower for Exempla Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge. The Justice Complex site will begin with demolition of the existing Colorado History Museum and State Courthouse Building in May and Exempla’s new bed tower will have a phased completion beginning this spring.

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