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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.

15 Apr

Big-D Construction Nabs 2018 ‘Best of State’ Award for Commercial Construction

As the firm continues to celebrate 50 years as a general contractor, Big-D Construction is being honored with the 2018 Best of State Award for Commercial Construction in the State of Utah.

The “Best of State” awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses in Utah. The nomination period opened up in January and lasted through mid-March. All entries were judged on three core areas: Innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods, or processes; Contribution to improving the quality of life in Utah; and Achievement in the field of endeavor.

This is not the first time Big-D has won the “Best of State” award. The last time the construction firm was honored was in 2013. Big-D will officially accept the award during the Best of State Awards Banquet in May.

29 Mar

Big-D Projects and Safety Earn Accolades at Excellence in Construction Awards

Several projects completed last year by Big-D Construction were honored during the annual Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet hosted by the Utah Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Big-D’s safety team was recognized with the STEP Platinum Safety Award. The award recognizes a firm’s safety practices intended to keep workers and the community safe at and near jobsites.

Four Big-D Construction projects were also recognized during the awards banquet:

Cornerstone at Cottonwood Phase 2 won for Commercial Office over $2 Million

Harrisville Cannery won for Industrial over $5 Million

Home Depot Distribution Center won for Tilt-Up over $5 Million

The Legacy Village of Sugarhouse Senior Housing project received an Honorable Mention for a Commercial Multi-Family project over $5 Million.

This year marks the 40th anniversary for the Utah Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

28 Mar

University of Utah Cuts Ribbon on Big-D Fabrication Lab

The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning unveiled its Big-D Digital Fabrication Lab during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on campus. The new lab provides digital tools to support students in constructing mock-ups and prototypes that range from human scale to building scale.

“The manner in which we construct our designed world is rapidly evolving,” said Keith Diaz Moore, dean of the College of Architecture + Planning. “Whether it be in terms of reducing waste and pollution, enhancing ecological resilience or increasing craft and precision in health care products, advanced manufacturing techniques arising from digital technologies will prove essential to those advancements. This generous gift from Big-D Construction provides our students and faculty with a leading-edge laboratory to explore processes that can enable better stewardship of our environment and communities.”

The Big-D Fabrication Lab houses a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. The CNC machine uses a series of code, created by students that will produce small models of cities or life-size models of buildings. The new lab is part of a first floor renovation for the College of Architecture’s facility on campus.

Big-D remains a proud sponsor of the College’s mission of designing to make a difference. The construction firm also continues to support the University’s DesignBuildBLuff program that provides architecture students with hands-on cross-cultural experiences. As part of the program, students work on pro bono projects with the Rural and Native communities of San Juan County. “We feel gratitude to the college and its students for their impactful work,” said Big-D Chairman Jack Livingood. “We are proud to play a small part in their success.”