ENR Mountain States is moving ahead with our research on the largest new projects started in our seven-state region last year. We have been seeking projects that broke ground (meaning that actual construction got under way on them, not just turning dirt with the ceremonial shovels) between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

The projects are located in any of the following states—Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and the Dakotas—and represent any type of construction, from pipelines, heavy-highway and infrastructure work to new building projects and renovations.

The final list, ranked in order by dollar volume of construction cost, will appear in the April issue of the magazine and here on our website.

To date, the 2017 list of top starts is an impressive mix of infrastructure work, health care, commercial buildings, educational facilities, hotels and resorts, offices and mixed-use residential.

But it is not yet complete. If you have a big project that broke ground last year in the region and think it should be part of our list, please e-mail me the details (project name, location, dollar amount, date started, owner and scheduled completion) at shawm@enr.com or call me at 303-526-0620. I can add it to the list up until the first week of April.

Here, in random order (not ranked), are 30 of the biggest new projects that got underway in the Mountain States in 2017. These are projects for which we have been able to confirm the construction cost and start date. There will be more to come, and this list will change, as we hear from you, our readers.

The list includes the general contractor and lead design firm for each project.

  • dōTERRA Worldwide Corporate Campus Expansion, Pleasant Grove, Utah (Jacobsen Construction, VCBO)
  • Coorstek Advanced Manufacturing Process Facility, Golden, Colo. (Mortenson)
  • Sugarmont Apartments, Salt Lake City (Ascent Construction, Studio PBA)
  • Park Avenue, Salt Lake City (Big-D Construction, Dixon & Associates)
  • St. Francis Medical Center Expansion, Colorado Springs (GE Johnson Construction, RTA Architects)
  • Lakehouse on 17th, Denver (GH Phipps Construction Co., RNL Design/Stantec)
  • DEN Baggage Handling System Enabling Project for TSA Relocation, Denver (Hensel Phelps Construction, Logplan)
  • University of Utah Health Care Ambulatory Care Complex, Salt Lake City (Jacobsen Construction, FFKR Architects)
  • C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute, Fort Collins, Colo. (JE Dunn Construction, The Clark Enersen Partners)
  • Mountain View Village, Riverton, Utah (Layton Construction, Architects Orange)
  • Intermountain Gardner Transformation Center, Murray, Utah (Jacobsen Construction, NBBJ)
  • University of Utah Rehabilitation Hospital, Salt Lake City (Okland Construction, FFKR Architects)
  • The Hub, Denver (Mortenson)
  • Grand Colorado Peak 8 – Building 3, Breckenridge, Colo. (PCL Construction Services Inc., Matthew Stais Architects)
  • City Park Golf Course Redesign, Denver (Saunders Construction, iCon Golf Studio, Johnson Nathan Strohe)
  • Mountain View High School, Herriman, Utah (Westland Construction, MHTN Architects)
  • Ascent Union Station, Denver (Milender White, The Mulhern Group)
  • Four Interchanges on Bangerter Highway, South Jordan, West Jordan and Taylorsville, Utah (RLW/Clyde JV, UDOT)
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Mortenson, EYP)
  • University of Utah Health Care Ambulatory Care Complex, Salt Lake City (Jacobsen Construction, FFKR Architects)
  • Ritz Classic Apartments, Salt Lake City (Big-D Construction, Think Architecture)
  • United States Olympic Museum, Colorado Springs (GE Johnson Construction, Diller Scofidio + Renfro)
  • Gateway Center, Littleton, Colo. (Hensel Phelps Construction, Davis Partnership Architects)
  • UCHealth Greeley Hospital & Medical Office Building, Greeley, Colo. (JE Dunn Construction, BSA LifeStructures)
  • Utah Valley University Performing Arts Complex, Orem, Utah (Layton Construction, Method Studio)
  • Young Living Global Headquarters, Lehi, Utah (Okland Construction, Scholz & Associates Architects)
  • Monarch Casino, Black Hawk, Colo. (PCL Construction Services Inc., MBA Architecture + Interior Design)
  • Denver Art Museum North Building Renovation, Denver (Saunders Construction, Fentress Architects, Machado Silvetti)
  • Lehi High School Rebuild, Lehi, Utah (Westland Construction, Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects)
  • Speer & Bannock, Denver (Milender White, Ziegler Cooper Architects)

Stay tuned as we hear from readers and do further research to expand this list into the final Top Starts ranking that will appear in the April issue of ENR Mountain States.