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Elevated Safety: Pre-work Checklist Helps Prevent Dropped Objects on Construction Sites

By Steve Cox, CSP, District HSE Manager, PCL Construction With so many large construction projects underway in Denver, on very compact construction sites, the risk of falling objects from building heights has been amplified. The threat of tools and materials falling to the ground below puts people and property in jeopardy, and it’s …

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Southwest Airlines to Build $100M Maintenance Hangar at DIA

DENVER — Southwest Airlines has announced plans to begin construction on its first maintenance hangar at DIA this summer. The nearly $100 million investment will allow Southwest’s Mechanics to work on up to three aircraft inside the 130,000-square-foot hangar. There will be parking and facilities outside the hangar for eight additional aircraft. …

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Zocalo to Deliver In-Demand, High-Design, Smaller Units to RiNo

By Katie Rapone Denver-based Zocalo Community Development recently broke ground on its largest project to date, a 13-story, 381-unit apartment community at 35th & Walnut in RiNo that aims to give renters, primarily those in their late 20s and early 30s, the opportunity to live in a top-class, high-design, high-energy building …

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Vaisala to Break Ground on OZ Architecture-designed Building in Louisville

LOUISVILLE – OZ Architecture has been tapped to design Finland-based Vaisala OYJ’s North American headquarters. The two companies are breaking ground soon on the new 38,000-square-foot office building located at 152 S. Taylor Ave. in Louisville, Colorado. Vaisala OYJ is a global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements. The architecture and …

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Pinkard Construction Breaks Ground on Mirasol Senior LivingCommunity Phase III

LOVELAND — Pinkard Construction Company, with alm2s architects, has broken ground on phase three of the Mirasol Senior Living Community, an independent living facility for the Loveland Housing Authority. The $12,901,000 phase three expansion provides an additional 60 units of independent senior housing in a new 63,711 square foot building. The building has a …

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Grand Opening: C. Wayne Mcllwraith Transitional Medicine Institute at CSU

FORT COLLINS – The C. Wayne Mcllwraith Transitional Medicine Institute at Colorado State University (CSU) celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility on May 6. Design-Builder JE Dunn Construction, partnered with architectural and engineering firm The Clark Enerson Partners for this project. This project is the first public-private partnership …

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Nine-story Office Project Coming to RiNo 2021

DENVER – Koelbel and Company has officially unveiled plans for its latest office project Watershed, slated to break ground next year, opposite Koelbel’s successful Catalyst HTI development. The nine-story, 180,000-square-foot building in an area of RINo that is destined to become Denver’s Most Iconic New Business District. The complex will include 167,000 …

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Vertix Builders “Culture Code” Garnering Industry Attention

DENVER – Vertix Builders, Inc. recently established a ten point “culture code” for the company and its employees that is garnering industry attention.  The code is posted at the company’s jobsites and serves not only as a reminder, but as a way for employees to feel empowered to make sure …

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Expanded Pueblo Convention Center Celebrates Grand Opening

PUEBLO – On May 3, H.W. Houston Construction and DLR Group celebrated the opening of the expanded Pueblo Convention Center with representatives from the city of Pueblo and the state of Colorado. H.W. Houston Construction and DLR Group partnered for the design-build delivery of the project. Located at 320 Central …

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ABC Rocky Mountain Launches New Website & Job Board to Build the Construction Workforce

DENVER — With more than 440,000 jobs needing to be filled in the construction industry this year (US Department of Labor, 2019), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is at the forefront of creating workforce development initiatives. They are building the workforce through the merit shop philosophy: that projects and personal advancement should …

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