The first two projects to be built under the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative are under construction, with one project slated for completion in the fall and the other about halfway done. The $50-million USTAR Life Sciences Research Center at Utah State University in Logan is being built by Gramoll Construction of North Salt Lake and is a month ahead of schedule and on budget, says project manager Gary Hansen. It will be completed in October. The other USTAR project is the $130-million James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Sandy,
John Okland emigrated from Norway to the U.S. in the early 1900s, and the company he founded in 1918 is now one of the largest construction companies in the country. div id="articleExtrasA" div id="articleExtrasB" div id="articleExtras" The fact that Okland Construction � ranked No. 56 nationally by Engineering-News Record in 2009 revenues � continues to thrive into its fourth generation of family management is not lost on Randy Okland, current company president and grandson of John Okland. �One thing that�s been good as a family business is the fact that we�ve been able to phase in and out generations,� Randy
This year will be another tough one for the commercial construction industry along the Wasatch Front. General contractors, specialty contractors and suppliers alike are having to come to grips with a market being driven almost exclusively by public, municipal and infrastructure projects, and by the fact that lending institutions still have not recovered from their collapse. Privately developed projects in all markets � retail, restaurant, office buildings and other speculative-type work � have come to a virtual halt. �It�s no surprise that the private sector is lagging, and that will continue,� says Rich Thorn, president/CEO of the Associated General Contractors
As in the rest of the nation, construction activity in Idaho�s capital city of Boise has struggled with declining state funds and ultra-tight credit markets. �Like everywhere else, there are not a lot of projects to build,� says Bryan Whipple, president of Interior Systems Inc. of Boise and a member of the board of directors for the Idaho Associated General Contractors. �Our approach to dealing with it is traveling to work in other locations and having to adjust our pricing structure in order to be more competitive. �There are a lot of bidders on every project, and it�s gotten to
Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has invested more than $1.2 billion in new and upgraded medical facilities since 2005, including four new facilities in Utah stretching from Tremonton in the north to St. George in the south.
The $1.725-billion Interstate-15 CORE project in Utah County – the largest and most expensive highway job in the Beehive State’s history – officially kicked off at the end of March at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The mammoth design-build project is being built by a four-firm consortium called Provo River Constructors and could not have come about at a better time for the local construction industry, which has been struggling for nearly two years. Photo: Don Green Photography Photo: Don Green Photography The Interstate 15 CORE project will expand freeway capacity from Lehi’s Main Street to Spanish Fork’s Main Street by
The estimated $280-million Montage Deer Valley hotel and resort in Empire Canyon at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, should be complete by the end of 2010. Related Links: A Five-Star Excellence Jeff Mongan, a partner with developer Athens Group of Phoenix, says the structure portion has been completed by general contractor Layton Construction Co. of Sandy, Utah, with construction crews presently working on interior framing, mechanical and electrical rough-ins, and interior finishes in certain areas. Mongan says that working in tough winter conditions and site conditions are “the biggest challenges we’ve had.” The project site required extensive preparation.
Firms working in commercial construction in Southern Utah have been scrambling the past 18 months to stay afloat during brutal economic times. “We’re still doing work, but construction is a tough business to be in right now,” says Doug Watts, president of St. George, Utah-based Watts Construction. “We’re doing what we can to ride out the storm and keep our people working.” The new, $168-million St. George Airport is situated on a 12,000-acre site about 10 miles southeast of St. George. Public works and municipal projects are virtually the only commercial type of activity currently going on in Southern Utah,
The Utah Transit Authority in Salt Lake City is currently in the midst of more than $1.15-billion worth of construction on five major projects along the Wasatch Front. Photo: Wayne Gillman Crews install rail spacers along 2700 West for the West Valley light rail line. The UTA projects include the $485-million FrontRunner South from Salt Lake City to Provo, the $186-million Salt Lake International Airport TRAX line, the $205-million Mid-Jordan TRAX line, the $189-million West Valley City TRAX line and the $87-million Draper TRAX line. These ambitious, multifaceted projects will greatly expand mass transit service for the more than 1.5
The 11-story, 460,000-sq-ft St. Regis Deercrest hotel/condominium project in Park City, Utah, is a five-star property that offers luxury amenities, amazing views and a year-round pool that dazzles the senses. St. Regis Deercrest is nestled in the heart of the Deercrest development, just east of the main Snow Park lodge at Deer Valley Resort. Photo: Martin van Hemert Photography Photo: Martin van Hemert Photography The tiered, stone pool at the St. Regis Deercrest is one of the hotel’s many high-end amenities. Related Links: Montage Deer Valley Resort Photo: Martin van Hemert Photography The 11-story, 460,000-sq-ft St. Regis Deercrest is located
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