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03 Jul

Big-D Construction Climbs Rankings for Top Contractors; #1 in Utah for CMAR Firms

New rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) show Big-D’s continued growth and project success is getting noticed nationwide. In May, ENR released its annual Top 400 Contractors rankings. Big-D was ranked 61 on the list – a climb from the 76 ranking the construction firm received in 2017.

In June, ENR released its annual Construction Management-at-Risk rankings. Big-D was ranked as the 24th largest CM/GC contractor in the nation and #1 in the State of Utah. The rankings are based on the amount of revenue reported the year prior from projects where construction firms provide CM services on an at-risk (CMAR) basis. Big-D Construction earned more than a billion dollars in revenue in 2017. The construction firm is currently working on two of the largest projects in the state, including the Airport Redevelopment Program at the Salt Lake International Airport and the new Utah State Prison project.

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25 Jun

Big-D Construction Appoints National President, Chief Operations Officer to Align with Company’s 2025 Vision

As the construction firm continues to grow its national presence, Big-D Construction recently announced strategic changes to its executive leadership team.

Cory Moore has been named National President of Big-D Construction’s global family of companies. Moore, who most recently served as Executive Vice President for Big-D, will be responsible for piloting the company’s strategic planning & systems towards fulfilling the company mission of being the most sought-after construction company by customers, employees, subcontractors, and industry partners. Cory has been with Big-D Construction for more than 20 years. He is credited with being the catalyst to much of the growth and success at Big-D Construction.

In addition, Troy Thompson has been named Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Big-D Construction. Troy started his construction career on a large hotel project in downtown Salt Lake City in 1978. Since then he has managed nearly $3 billion in high profile commercial projects and held numerous executive-level operations roles.

“I am excited to help all of our great employees have access to the training they want and need, provide mentorship via direct leaders and create opportunities to advance their careers,” said Thompson. “I am fortunate to have been mentored by great individuals during my 40-year career, having held nearly every position on the operations side of the business.”

Rob Moore will continue to lead Big-D as the construction firm’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Under Moore’s leadership, Big-D has constructed some of the largest and most iconic projects in the country. This past month, Big-D was ranked 61st as part of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors in the Nation rankings. Big-D has also been highlighted as the largest private employer in Utah’s Building Construction Sector per the Utah Business Magazine.

“These leadership changes allow us to manage, plan and grow with a consistent group of leadership over the next decade or so, and is a major step of our succession plan preparing us for a strong future,” said Moore. “We are an evolving, growing company. These changes ensure our leadership is solid into 2030 and beyond.”

28 May

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Clinic Expansion Project

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently to signify the completion of another successful project with Intermountain Healthcare.

In 2016, Big-D commenced work on the renovation and expansion of the Intermountain Healthcare Bountiful Clinic in Utah. The expansion part of the project included a 60,000 square-foot, three-story addition to the existing 38,000 square-foot clinic. As part of the expansion, new and large clinic space was constructed for the following disciplines: Allergy and Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Urgent Care, Sports Medicine, and rotating specialties such as Ophthalmology, Endocrine, and Neurology.

Following the expansion phase of the project, Big-D renovated the existing Bountiful Clinic. The project took more than a year to complete and will be LEED registered with the certification goal of Silver. Big-D has completed more than 70 LEED projects to date, including several with Intermountain Healthcare.

Currently, Big-D is performing an expansion project at Intermountain Healthcare’s Orthopedic Specialty Clinic in Murray, Utah. The project includes the construction of a new Medical Office Building.

26 Apr

Groundbreaking for New Near-Airport Parking Facility

Big-D Construction and The Parking Spot held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate a new parking facility near the Salt Lake City International Airport. The Parking Spot is the nation’s largest near-airport parking company with more than 38 locations across the nation. This facility with be the first for the company here in Utah.

The new, 33-acre property will provide over 700 covered spaces and 1,200 uncovered spaces. The facility will feature a sustainable design, including solar reflective canopy structures, 100 percent LED lighting, electric vehicle charging stations and use recycled building materials.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year. This is one of several projects Big-D is working on or completed at or near the Salt Lake City International Airport. Big-D, Holder Construction – a Joint Venture (HDJV) is currently constructing a new terminal and concourse as part of the New SLC Airport Redevelopment Program. Big-D also recently completed the Atlantic Aviation Fixed Base Operations facility at the airport, as well as the new Touch N’ Go Convenience Store and Fueling Station.

24 Apr

Big-D Construction’s Safety Team Honored by AGC of Utah Chapter

Big-D Construction was recently honored with the Achievement of Safety Excellence Diamond Award by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah Chapter.

The Achievement of Safety Excellence Award winners are determined by a firm’s safety records. The records are then compared to national firms. Big-D logged more than 1 million man hours and our Recordable Incident Rate and DART Rate were both under 50% of the national average, garnering the “Diamond” Award from the AGC.

The award comes just weeks after Big-D’s safety team was awarded the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Platinum Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Utah Chapter.

Big-D’s THINK program has been recognized locally and nationally. The goal of the THINK Safety program is to achieve ZERO HARM on each and every jobsite.