Mortenson Completes $47.4M Recreation Modification at Chatfield Reservoir  

Mortenson, a top-20 U.S. builder, developer, and engineering services provider with nearly four decades of experience in Colorado, today announced substantial completion on the $47.4 million Chatfield Storage Reallocation – Recreation Modification Project. Upon final approval requirements from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the project will have created an …

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Denver-based General Contractor to Deliver New Attainable Neighborhood in Boulder

As part of their commitment to affordable housing, Thistle, a Boulder based non-profit since 1986, is developing Velo Condos, a new neighborhood of 70 residences conveniently located in the Northeast area of Boulder. Locally owned and operated Denver area general contractor DIRC Homes is excited about this attainable new condo building. The first …

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Local Construction: A Pandemic Perspective

By Peter Knowles While official government responses to the coronavirus have ranged from draconian to dismissive (at the state level, Colorado has classified construction as essential, but some counties have imposed restrictions on building activity), the crisis has hit the building industry with indiscriminate force. In this time of uncertainty, there are ways …


Willdan Selected for $21M in Colorado School Contracts

Willdan Group, Inc., a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry, will provide design-build services for — Trinidad District No. 1 and Granada School District Re-2 — two Colorado public school projects. The two schools will have respective budgets of $15.5 million …


GTC Gears Up for Four New Healthcare Projects

Golden Triangle Construction (GTC), a full-service, commercial general contractor that has successfully completed a wide variety of projects along the Colorado Front Range for over 40 years, is currently working on healthcare projects in Westminster, Littleton, Greeley, and Fort Collins. The projects are a new MOB core and shell, a conversion of …


U.S. National Construction Costs Continue to Rise

According to the Rider Levett Bucknall Quarterly Construction Cost Report, national average construction costs increased approximately 4.94 percent between January 2019 and January 2020. In Denver, construction costs increased 4.07 percent, just below the national average. Chicago, Honolulu, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle experienced the greatest annual increases, showing …


Industrial Flex Building Breaks Ground at CTC

The appetite for industrial/flex real estate along the Northwest Corridor remains strong. Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners recently broke ground on a new 146,320-square-foot industrial/flex building located in the Louisville Corporate Campus at the Colorado Technology Center (CTC). Slated for completion in Q1 2021, the building will provide an innovative, flexible and sustainable …


World Trade Center Denver Begins Demolition Stage

On April 14, demolition began of the existing buildings at 3800 Blake St., to make way for the 350,000-square-foot World Trade Center Denver office campus. Denver-based Developer FORMATIV and Chicago-based Golub & Company expect to break ground on this highly anticipated project in the second quarter and open in 2021. The dynamic …


Mortenson Settles Colorado Convention Center Bid-Rigging Dispute

According to the Denver Post, Mortenson has agreed to a $1.3 million settlement that will include payment of a $650,000 fine, for its part in a bid-rigging scandal for a planned $233 million expansion at the Denver Convention Center. The construction company will also provide all construction services, free of charge, to a COVID-19 …


City Outlines New Health and Safety Requirements for Construction Sites

Due to the unique issues related to supply chain, financing, contract deadlines, and public need, construction may continue under Governor Polis’ stay-at-home order as long as social distancing requirements are followed on construction worksites. This is intended to allow for continuity of operations on critical infrastructure such as roads, rails, airports, housing …