Haselden Construction, Centennial, Colo., in March topped out an addition, called the Learning Commons and Innovation Center, to Denver’s Graland Country Day School. The new building includes open learning spaces, science rooms and an invention lab, as well as conference rooms and office space.

The 23,400-sq-ft structure connects to the existing school, where Haselden also is remodeling approximately 19,000 sq ft of space. The remodel includes science rooms, a conference room and a restroom. Construction is scheduled to finish by mid-October.

Many of Graland’s students signed the steel beam used in the topping out and watched as it was lowered into place. Graland administrators and project architect Cuningham Group joined Haselden at the event.

Associated Builders and Contractors National Chair Pamela Volm in March presented chapter awards to ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter President and CEO Mark Latimer during ABC’s 26th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The chapter was honored for membership excellence in retention and growth and for achieving the second-highest percentage of contractor participation in the association’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) and the highest percentage of contractors participating in STEP for the Mountain West region.

Twelve Rocky Mountain Chapter member companies were recognized with five Eagle Awards, three Pyramid Awards, and honors for safety excellence, diversity and craft champions.

“Hard work and determination were recognized and honored in front of our peers and colleagues,” Latimer said.