Morgan Asphalt Corporate Office Building and Asphalt Batch Plant
OWNER: Morgan Asphalt Inc.
LEAD DESIGN FIRM | ARCHITECT: Gary Hunt Architect PC
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Jacobsen Construction Co.
CIVIL ENGINEER: CRS Engineers
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: ARW Engineers
MEP ENGINEER: Cunning & Associates
SUBCONTRACTORS: CR Lighting & Electric; Harris Rebar; IMS Masonry; Rocky Mountain Mechanical; Steel Encounters
This new corporate headquarters and asphalt batch plant brings operations and administrative functions together in a workplace that showcases an industrial architecture aesthetic. The design includes exposed steel and concrete walls along with refined materials such as red sandstone, hickory millwork walls and doors and glazing that provide stunning views of the Wasatch Front. The new batch plant integrates sophisticated equipment and technology to improve the environmental quality of day-to-day operations, a priority for Morgan Asphalt.
Photo courtesy Jacobsen Construction
The team used lean construction techniques to help address schedule challenges presented by the site’s proximity to the epicenter of the Magna earthquake, which knocked a construction site trailer off its jacks. Adding to the construction schedule challenges were COVID-19 and a hard deadline for Morgan Asphalt to move into its new space. The company had to vacate its former space after selling the property.
Delays in the project’s interior design and permitting schedules put additional pressure on the team to finish on time so Morgan could continue business operations without disruption. The team used a proprietary collaborative software to share information about who was on site and when and help with scheduling details and any anticipated constraints.