Mountain States On the Scene: August 2019
Participants of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado’s annual Hockey Fundraiser Tournament raised more than $7,500 for construction workforce development. AGC/C hosted the hockey fundraiser June 28 at the Ice Centre at the Promenade in Westminster, Colo., with 72 players on eight teams in a tournament style, single-elimination event. The Hockey Fundraising Tournament brought together players representing a cross section of the Colorado architecture, engineering and construction industry, with each team sponsored by an AGC/C member firm.
This hockey fundraiser helps to support the Construction Education Foundation (CEF), established in 2001. The foundation was reorganized and repurposed this year to support a variety of construction workforce development programs.
“This fundraiser and other workforce-sponsored programs hosted by AGC/C throughout the year help augment the costs placed on individual firms and unite us all in the cause to develop a better workforce in construction,” said Kurt Klanderud, chairman of the AGC/C board of directors and president of GH Phipps Construction.
The University of Colorado Boulder recently broke ground on a $45-million addition that will connect two of the university’s academic and research institutions—the Koelbel Building, which houses the Leeds School of Business, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science complex. The 45,000-sq-ft addition will feature an innovation and entrepreneurship hub and a 200-seat auditorium. It also includes four 90-seat active-learning classrooms, with one that converts to an event space.
The project, which also includes 29,000 sq ft of renovated space, will be built to LEED Gold standards and is slated for completion in December 2020. The architect is Denver’s AndersonMasonDale, and Haselden Construction is the general contractor.
Leading the celebration, from left: CU Regent Lesley Smith, Provost Russell Moore, donor Tandean Rustandy, Leeds School of Business Dean Sharon Matusik, College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Bobby Braun and CU Chancellor Philip DiStefano.