NREL and Mortenson Celebrate Topping Out of RAIL Facility in Golden

Mortenson celebrated the topping out this week of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s new facility, called the Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL), on the South Table Mountain Campus. The fourth project Mortenson has undertaken with NREL, RAIL represents a first-of-its-kind research laboratory on the campus …


Ware Malcomb Completes Construction of Manufacturing Facility in Fort Lupton

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, recently completed a 197,000-square-foot manufacturing plant at 1801 S. Rollie Ave. in Fort Lupton, for Basalite, one of the largest suppliers of concrete masonry products in Western North America. The facility was built to manufacture concrete masonry units and pavers. Ware Malcomb’s Denver and Pleasanton …


Tribometry – Testing and Equipment for a Safe, Finished Project

By Arben Kalaveshi, P.E., associate principal/senior project engineer at Kumar & Associates, Inc. Tribometry, the measurement of the surface friction between two materials, sounds like an exercise from a high school physics lab. But the measurement of friction is also a real-world test and is an important aspect of finished floors at …


JVA Inc. Project Engineer Receives NCSEA Award

Katharine (Katie) A. Courtright, PE with JVA, Inc. has been awarded the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) Susan Ann “Susie” Jorgensen Presidential Leadership Award. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership potential through their activities within NCSEA and/or their SEA. Katie was recognized with this award on Wednesday, Feb. …


Women in Engineering: Keep Going, Keep Showing Off

By Anna Schmidt, marketing/business development manager R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. In an industry becoming more female inclusive, it is imperative that a company’s culture be clear and deliberate to attract and retain talent. As of 2021, women made up only about 10% of the construction industry’s workforce. Specific to engineering, only 17.2% of civil engineers …


Construction Underway on Labriola Innovation Hub in Golden

According to the Colorado School of Mines, construction on the long-awaited Labriola Innovation Hub, on the Colorado School of Mines campus, began last month. The hub is projected to open by January 2023. The 37,000-square-foot building, located near 13th and Maple streets, is the state-of-the-art centerpiece of the Mines Entrepreneurship …


ISEC, Inc. Wins AGC ACE Award for 2021 Best Building Project

ISEC Inc., a national construction contractor dedicated to delivering innovative interior finish solutions through more than 1,500 exceptional trades professionals, has been named the Best Building Project – Subcontractor – Non- MEP (Over $2 Million) for their work on McGregor Square in Denver. The ACE awards for Construction Excellence are given to projects …


Arizona-Based EPS Group Opens Loveland Office

A growing civil engineering firm with sights set on becoming a leader in the Southwest Region is expanding into the Colorado market. Arizona-based EPS Group, Inc. is opening its first Colorado office in Loveland, giving the firm the ability to serve clients across the entire Front Range, including the communities …


Denver Lands Top Spot for STEM Job Growth

STEM jobs (an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) have certainly played a critical role in helping to counter and/or live with the impacts of COVID-19. RCLCO Real Estate Consulting, a leading national real estate advisory firm, has announced the results of their 2021 STEM Job Growth Index (STEMdex), …


Mortenson Denver Begins Construction on NREL Facility

Mortenson, a top-20 U.S. builder, developer, and engineering services provider with four decades of experience in Colorado, recently started construction on the Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL), a new research laboratory on the South Table Mountain Campus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This is …