Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah, has been an integral part of the community since 1960, and now it’s ready to go for another century. Dennis Cecchini, CEO and principal architect at Salt Lake City-based MHTN Architects, says that when the project team formulated a redevelopment plan for Ben Lomond, a primary focus of the design was to maintain the school’s identity. The project, which began more than three years ago, is to redevelop the existing school, which was made up of several disconnected structures. Some of those have been relocated to make space for a new cafeteria, field
In March, a group of students from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, spent their spring break building disaster-resistant dome homes in Mexico. Groups of students from SUU have been traveling to Mexico for the past seven years, donating time and resources to build homes, but this was the first time they used the new technology to build dome houses. Last winter, SUU Construction Management Prof. Boyd Fife met with David South, Monolithic Dome Institute president, to discuss the possibility of transitioning from building conventional homes to the dome structures. The dome design makes the homes more resistant to
After more than seven years in the planning phase, construction on the Mountain View Corridor is underway. Earthwork on the project, one of the biggest-ever road projects in Utah, began this spring. The Mountain View Corridor is a planned freeway, transit and trail system that will service 13 municipalities in western Salt Lake and northern Utah counties. Completion is scheduled for 2013 and will result in a roadway that extends 35 miles from Interstate 80 in Salt Lake County to Interstate 15 in Lehi in Utah County. The project manager, Copper Hills Constructors, is a partnership between Granite Construction of
When an architecture firm remodels its office, the project has the potential to be much more than just new carpet and workspaces. MHTN Architects Inc., Salt Lake City, recognized that potential and made the most of it with its recent $1.3-million corporate office remodel. Photo courtesy of MHTN Architects The firm uses its office as a showcase of green materials and creative design solutions within the LEED framework for clients and the public. Photo courtesy of MHTN Archtiects A lot of the existing casework and cabinets for the original office were reused or refaced while new ones were built out
Montana State University’s recent construction boom is proof that while many areas of construction have slowed, higher education has remained strong in the Rocky Mountain region. With more than $70 million in current projects and a handful of recently completed jobs on the Bozeman campus, the body of work reflects a growing university’s need for improved technology and more space. Related Links: Under the Dome Gaines Hall Renovation The biggest project on campus, the $32.5-million renovation of Gaines Hall, took the original 1960s building and stripped it back to its skeletal frame. When complete, the new building will be seismically
Fifty-nine seasons after the first kickoff took place at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, the players and fans have a new reason to cheer. The War Memorial Stadium East Enhancements and Wildcatter Expansion Project is under way and on schedule. Photo: University of Wyoming Each 240,000-lb column was set with two cranes, one 300-ton and one 250-ton. Photo: University of Wyoming Two cranes were used to provide easier handling of the super columns, which were cast vertically with the tapered side down and prestressed symmetrically around the cross section. Related Links: Erector Set The stadium, dedicated
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many construction tech pilot projects and ventures, but the industry is rising to the challenge and finding new ways to aid essential construction and keep the digital momentum going.