Thornton Recreation Center to Undergo $13M Renovation

Pinkard Construction has been awarded the $13 million dollar renovation of the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center in Thornton. The project will be an occupied renovation and is expected to begin construction in early spring of this year. Architectural design services will be provided by long-time Pinkard collaborator Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC), a …


Howell Construction Completes AHEC | Metro State University Renovation Project

Howell Construction and Perkins+Will recently completed the State of Colorado’s, Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC)| Metropolitan State University Locker Room and Bleacher renovation project located in downtown Denver. The project was built in the occupied PE Building on the AHEC campus. The 18,000-square-foot locker room renovation was a total gut and re-build. The overall …


Kiewit’s Regional Headquarters Tops Out

Today, Kiewit Corporation, one of the largest construction and engineering organizations in North America, celebrated the topping-out of its new 252,000-square-foot regional headquarters in Lone Tree’s RidgeGate community. The new headquarters will provide a central hub for the company’s existing Colorado-based staff of 900, who are currently spread out across …


Construction Job Openings Declined in 2019 but Remain Historically High

Accounting and advisory services firm Marcum LLP, today released its annual analysis of construction employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The analysis is produced by Marcum’s national Construction Industry Group to uncover changes and identify emerging trends in construction hiring and jobs …


USAFA Cadet Chapel to Undergo Extensive Four-Year Renovation

A $158 million renovation of the famous United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs is currently underway, led by general contractor JE Dunn Construction. Decades of leaks have severely damaged the interior of the chapel. The renovation is extensive, requiring the structure to be closed to …

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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 …