On the Scene: Mountain States
The American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado raised more than $11,000 for the association’s scholarship program at its annual golf tournament, held Aug. 1 in Golden, Colo. The tournament—which drew players from 34 local companies, including 29 ACEC Colorado member firms—is the primary fundraiser for scholarships. The grant program has provided more than $400,000 to educate engineering students since its inception in 1982.
A golf team sponsored by MKK Consulting Engineers, Greenwood Village, Colo., took first place in the tournament. Participants, from left, included Sean Davis, Matt Maley, Craig Watts, Derek Watts and Tom Jansen, chair of the ACEC Colorado Scholarship Program Golf Task Force.
“As active participants in transforming our communities toward a brighter future, engineers have always been compelled to mentor, encourage and support development of future talent,” says Elizabeth Stolfus, ACEC Colorado president.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction recently celebrated topping out of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building E-Wing project in Boulder, Colo. Hundreds of University of Colorado staff and students signed a steel beam to be erected on the addition and renovation project.
The project, located on CU Boulder’s East Campus, will include state-of-the-art teaching rooms and research laboratories to support interdisciplinary programs for the department of chemical and biological engineering and the biochemistry division of the chemistry and biochemistry department.
The 57,500-sq-ft, three-level addition, with a fourth-level mechanical room, is being built using cast-in-place concrete to meet minimal vibration standards for a lab research building. Seismic monitors have been located throughout labs in the existing building during construction so that research can continue without interruption.
The facade will be made of granite, limestone and brick. Exterior copper gutters, louvers and a clay tile roof will match the university’s design theme. The project is aiming for LEED Gold status. The 12-month core-and-shell construction will be complete in February.