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JE Dunn oversees construction of a one-of-a-kind art center that brings tremendous value to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and its community. 

By Janice Hoppe

JE Dunn is working in partnership with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) to construct a first-of-its-kind venue for the Visual and Performing Arts Department. The state-of-the-art UCCS Ent Center for the Arts will not only enhance the university, but the community as a whole.

“There are consultants and partners from across the country who are being brought together for this project,” Project Manager Matt Vineyard says. “It’s a significant project for the entire city. We have a local architect paired with a national architect based out of New York, JE Dunn as a national and local general contractor, and subcontractors who have a local presence and national experience.”

Neeser ConstructionNeeser Construction builds patient housing for Alaska hospital.

By Bob Rakow

For many rural Alaskans, one of the most significant hurdles to accessing quality health care services is distance. The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) is constantly working to increase access to health care services for its patients.

Located in Anchorage, the state’s largest city, the hospital is part of the Alaska Tribal Health System, a network of facilities that provides services to Alaska Native and American Indian people throughout the state. More than 60 percent of patients receiving care at ANMC travel to Anchorage from remote communities.

Office Retail Tower 2Walbridge Construction is building the largest student and family housing project in Michigan State University’s history. 

By Russ Gager

The trend of encouraging students to remain in student housing is a trend sweeping the campuses of North America. But to achieve this goal, a university must provide attractive alternatives to off-campus housing. This is the goal of 300 units of new student and family housing being built in 10 buildings on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Mich., that will expand student housing by nearly 1,000 beds.

The $156 million project includes a mixed-use, five-story office building that will also house studio units and retail, and nine other three- and four-story, stick-built residential buildings with apartments to be rented by students. One building will be dedicated solely to the needs of students with families.

Skanska USA 2Portland State University has started construction of an ambitious renovation and expansion of its business school.

By Bob Rakow

Things are not business as usual at Portland State University’s school of business administration. Instead, the school is undergoing a transformation with the construction of the Karl Miller Center.

The new facility will be three times larger than the existing school and will bring all business classes under one roof. The building also meets the university’s goal of offering spaces that encourage student participation and group discussion.

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Robertson County Schools installed wireless networks throughout all of its schools in a two-year, $2 million project funded by a variety of sources.

By Russ Gager

The days of blackboards are long gone from education. Nowadays, students need to keep up with the constant evolution of communication devices, and school boards are scrambling to find the funds to install wireless communication systems such as school-wide Wi-Fi and to purchase tablet computers to access the Internet.

Robertson County Schools in Springfield, Tenn., is meeting the challenge of this new era of communications with a district-wide Wi-Fi system. “We are equipping all of our new and old facilities with wireless capability,” Director of Schools Mike Davis says. “We’ve been working on this project for at least two years getting it up and running.”

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Madsen’s Custom Cabinets offers a complete architectural millwork solution for a wide range of commercial and institutional clients.

By Jim Harris

Madsen’s Custom Cabinets’ investments in its staff, equipment and operational efficiency have made it a go-to provider of architectural millwork in Alberta.

The Edmonton-based company’s work can be seen throughout its home city and province including in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Edmonton International Airport, the University of Alberta, TransCanada Corp.’s executive offices in Calgary and countless law offices, schools and healthcare facilities. Madsen’s Custom Cabinets’ ongoing projects include work on the new Royal Alberta Museum in downtown Edmonton, slated for completion in 2016.

2 Las Abuelitas copyGeneral Contractor Lloyd Construction prides itself on living up to its duties to the Tucson community.

By Tim O’Connor

Many companies take pride in their hometown communities. For Lloyd Construction Co., its roots in Tucson, Ariz., go beyond mere pride by shaping how the general contractor operates. “We are the local contractor,” co-owner and Vice President Brad Lloyd says.

2015 0902 LBNL IGB INTERIOR LEVEL 3 BREAKROOMLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s new facility will be a wonder of efficiency and teamwork.

By Chris Petersen

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or Berkeley Lab, has been on the cutting-edge of energy efficiency technologies. The laboratory’s work and its researchers have earned 13 Nobel prizes, and led to numerous advancements across a wide swath of scientific disciplines, including physics, bioenergy and nanoscience. In particular, the advancements made at the laboratory in energy efficiency for windows and lighting have generated billions in revenue and saved billions in energy costs over the years.

Advancing efficiency is a key concern at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, so it’s no surprise that it is one of the guiding principles behind the lab’s latest construction projects. The laboratory is in the middle of design for its new Integrative Genomics Building (IGB), which will bring together two key areas of study and relocate them onto the main campus of the laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. Project Director Joe Harkins says the new facility not only will represent a new beginning for two of the laboratory’s most important programs, but also a major accomplishment from a construction standpoint, as well.


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