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Cover Story - June 2009

Top Projects: Government/Recreation Facilities

1. Institute for Forensic Psychiatry
Colorado Mental Health Institute
$53.5 million
Owner: Colorado Dept. of Human Services
General Contractor: H.W. Houston Construction Co.
Architect: RNL
Engineers: The Sheflin Group, BCER Engineering Inc., Anderson & Hastings Consulting Engineers
Among the Subcontractors: Heating & Plumbing Engineers Inc., Denver Drywall Co., MSE Structures Inc., T&T Electric Co.
Start: Jan. 2007 Finish: May 2009

This project consists of the construction of a new 200-bed, 193,500-sq-ft, high-security psychiatric hospital.

2. Colorado State Capitol

Life-Safety Upgrades
$47.9 million
Owner: State of Colorado
General Contractor: GH Phipps Construction Cos.
Architect: Fentress Architects
Engineers: M-E Engineers Inc., Jirsa-Hedrick & Associates Inc., Martin/Martin Inc., BFPE
Among the Subcontractors: Alpine Roofing Co., Antique Plastering, Colorado Doorways Inc., DVH Co., Diamond Drilling & Sawing Co.
Start: Aug. 2001 Finish: April 2009

The life safety upgrades were designed to protect the historic integrity of the Colorado landmark by preserving the original ornate details. The project allowed for continuous operation of legislative functions, and its completion ensures a safer environment for the state legislature and the 250,000 annual visitors to the Capitol.

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  • 3. 4 ID Infrastructure & Support Buildings
    Fort Carson, Colorado Springs
    $41.2 million
    Owner: U.S. Army
    General Contractor: Bryan Construction Inc.
    Architect: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CSNA Architects
    Engineers: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Among the Subcontractors: Interstate Highway Construction, Schmidt Construction, Tab Construction, Dwire Earthmoving & Excavating, Berwick Electric, Colorado Sheet Metal
    Start: Oct. 2007 Finish: May 2009

    This project consists of new BCT-H Company Operations and Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility motorpools as well as the design and construction of 25 organizational and storage buildings that surround the motorpools.

    4. Fort Carson Company Operations Facilities
    Colorado Springs
    $34.2 million
    Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
    Omaha District
    General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
    Architect: RNL
    Engineers: The RMH Group, RAD Engineering, Martin/Martin Inc.
    Among the Subcontractors: Sturgeon Electric,
    Design Mechanical
    Start: Nov. 2008 Finish: Nov. 2009

    This design-build project consists of three new one-story company operations facilities designed to accommodate a total of 1,800 personnel, with each facility comprised of an administrative module, readiness module and exterior hardstand area. The project is LEED-NC registered.

    5. Denver Botanic Gardens
    Parking Complex & Bonfils Stanton Visitor Center
    $32 million
    Owner: Denver Botanic Gardens
    General Contractor: GH Phipps Construction Cos.
    Architect: Tryba Architects
    Engineers: Martin/Martin Inc., MKK Consulting Engineers Inc.
    Start: Dec. 2008 Finish: July 2009

    This project consists of the construction of a new entry to the Visitor Orientation Center and a special events parking garage with a living art wall.


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