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Building Utah

Utah Business Staff

May 1, 2012

Though hit hard by the Great Recession, Utah’s construction industry is on the up and up. Here’s a look at a variety of construction projects around the state.



Davis County Administration Building, Library and Children’s Justice Center Complex

Farmington - This project provides two new buildings. One will house the primary administrative offices for Davis County government and the Davis County Library System headquarters. The second building is home to the Davis County Children’s Justice Center.
Developer: Davis County
Architect: Blalock & Partners
General Contractor: Wadman Corporation
Engineer: BHB Consulting Engineers
Estimated Completion: October 2012

Falcon Hill Phase II

Clearfield - The start of Falcon Hill Phase II began with a groundbreaking on a three story office building adjacent to the Northrop Grumman building. Falcon Hill is the first public-private partnership at Hill Air Force Base, and the largest enhanced-use lease project in the history of the Air Force.
Developer: Sunset Ridge Development Partners
Architect: Architectural Nexus
General Contractor: R&O Construction
Estimated Cost: $20 million

Salt Lake Area

Ambulatory Care Complex

Salt Lake City - The Ambulatory Care Complex will be constructed in multiple phases. The first phase includes a 1,200-stall parking garage, an Ambulatory Services Building and a pedestrian bridge for Primary Children’s Medical Center. Future phases include construction of an Ambulatory Services Building for the University of Utah Hospital.
Developer: University of Utah, State of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare
Architect: MHTN Architects/HOK
General Contractor: Jacobsen Construction Company, Inc.
Engineers: Great Basin Engineering, Inc.; Reaveley Engineers & Associates; Van Boerum & Frank Associates; Spectrum Engineering
Estimated Completion: May 2014
Estimated Cost: $125 million

University of Utah L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute

Salt Lake City - This five-story research and teaching facility will be connected to the existing School of Pharmacy through an impressive four-story atrium. The building will include a seismic separation joint between the existing building and new facility. Most of the new building will be devoted to laboratories and research spaces, with the remainder as non-laboratory research office, computer and conference spaces. The building will also include one level of underground parking.
Developer: State of Utah Division of Facilities Construction & Management
Architect: EDA Architects, Inc.
General Contractor: Jacobsen Construction Company, Inc.
Engineers: Psomas; Dunn Associates, Inc.; Van Boerum & Frank Associates; Envision Engineering, PC; Arcsitio
Estimated Completion: April 2012
Estimated Cost: $60 million

Granger High School Replacement

West Valley City - The new Granger High School will feature state-of-the-art facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a new synthetic turf football field and an eight-lane track. Work also includes complete demolition of the existing high school, athletic fields and Granger City Park.
Developer: Granite School District
Architect: Naylor Wentworth Lund
General Contractor: Jacobsen Construction Company, Inc.
Engineers: CRS; BHB Consulting Engineers, P.C.; Van Boerum & Frank Associates; BNA Consulting, Inc.; E.A. Lyman Landscape Architecture
Estimated Completion: August 2013
Estimated Cost: $68 million

Integrated Materials, Ancillary Services & Transportation (IMAT)

Midvale - IMAT is a new 306,000 square-foot medical materials distribution center that will serve as an automated distribution center. Once completed, it will consolidate Intermountain Healthcare’s disbursement of medical supplies and products into one location, which will streamline and improve Intermountain Healthcare’s distribution processes to its 23 hospitals and 165 clinics throughout Utah and southeastern Idaho.
Developer: Intermountain Healthcare
Architect: Dave Robinson Architects
General Contractor: Jacobsen Construction Company, Inc.
Engineers: Great Basin Engineering, Inc.; BHB Consulting Engineers, P.C.; Van Boerum & Frank Associates; E.A. Lyman Landscape Architecture
Estimated Completion: May 2012
Estimated Cost: $27 million

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