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Kappa Tower II Breaks Ground

Alliance Construction Solutions held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, Feb. 28, to commemorate the start of the long-awaited Kappa Tower II project. Located east of Park Hill in the Northfield neighborhood of Denver, Kappa Tower II will provide 70 units of affordable housing for seniors. The project is being led by the Denver Alumni Chapter of Kappa …


Harnessing the Full Potential of Our Workforce

By Maja Rosenquist, senior vice president, Mortenson. Over the last decade, Colorado’s thriving economy has been a boon for development across the state. If you’re a talented builder, the work is there. That is, if you can find the labor. The Associated General Contractors of America’s Colorado 2020 Outlook Survey found that …


DIA Celebrates 25 Years of Growth

On Feb. 28, Denver International Airport (DEN) celebrated its 25th anniversary. The airport opened to the public in 1995 and twenty-five years later, DEN is experiencing record-breaking growth, has out-grown its original facilities and has become an economic powerhouse in the region. “Denver International Airport is our gateway to the …


Denver Developer Unveils Modular Condo Development in Uptown

Locally owned and operated Denver area developer, Highland Development Company (HDC), will break ground this spring on its innovative new modular condo building in Uptown Denver, The Nightingale, named in honor of Florence Nightingale. “I am so excited to bring an innovative and affordable housing option to the Denver market, and to …


T3 RiNo Breaks Ground

McCaffery, Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines celebrated the groundbreaking of T3 RiNo on Tuesday, Feb 25. Located at 3500 Blake St., the six-story, 240,000-square-foot T3 (Timber, Transit and Technology) office building will be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable developments in Denver. “Today marks an exciting milestone. We continue to see …


ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter Hosts Day at the Capitol

Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter (ABCRMC) hosted their Day at the Capitol event today with more than 30 construction industry professionals, to educate ABC members on how legislation and politics affect the construction industry. ABCRMC President and CEO, Joanna Johnson, Government Affairs Staff Liaison, Sabrina Kosmas, and Lobbyist Jay Hicks with Hicks …


GTC Champions Careers in Construction with New Outreach Position

The construction industry is facing current and future labor challenges. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that over 800,000 new personnel will be needed to fill construction positions nationwide, through 2028. Fifty thousand will be needed in Colorado alone, according to AGC Colorado. The leadership at Longmont-based Golden Triangle Construction (GTC) decided …

ConstructionEducation Donates Online Course to AGC of Colorado’s Construction Careers Now Students, a leading educational provider to the construction industry, has announced it will provide its online course, How a Building is Designed and Built, free of charge to the students currently enrolled in the Associated General Contractors of Colorado’s Construction Careers Now program upon their successful graduation. Morris presented an …


City Council Approves $195M Great Hall Contract with Hensel Phelps

Last night, the Denver City Council approved a new contract for the DIA Great Hall Renovation Project. The council approved a contract with Hensel Phelps Construction Company for $195 million through 12-31-21 to provide construction management and general contracting. Phase I of the Great Hall Project is scheduled to begin again …


Construction of Observatory Row Townhomes Nears Completion

As Observatory Row, the new row homes in Denver’s Observatory Park neighborhood, continues to welcome new residents, construction of the development’s fifth and final building will be complete in May. Some of the construction work that is currently wrapping-up includes framing and window installation and the rough-in of mechanical, electrical …