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09 May

Big-D Construction Completes Foundation Upgrades to Historic Salt Lake City & County Building

Big-D Construction is pleased to announce that work on the Seismic Foundation Upgrade on the iconic Salt Lake City & County Building is complete. In just 8 months, Big-D removed more than 706 tons of existing Red Butte Foundation Stone from the historic building. The stone was originally installed when the building was constructed in the 1890s. Big-D delicately replaced the old stone foundations using 16 tons of new, reinforcing steel; 285 cubic yards of concrete; hundreds of concrete drilled and epoxy inserts; several new and large structural steel members.

The Salt Lake City & County Building is home to the offices for the elected leaders of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County. The Seismic Foundation Upgrade had to be performed without disrupting employees and guests. Big-D mitigated noise during working hours by using the old “Wedge-and-Feather Method” of stone removal, instead of traditional jack hammers and other tools. This unique method allowed crews to perform work during business hours without disrupting operations at the City & County Building.

Big-D is proud to report that 14,400 man hours were performed on this project with no time loss or injuries recorded during construction. Thanks to the efforts of VCBO Architecture, Reaveley Engineers, and the SLCCB Engineering and Facilities Group for helping Big-D to deliver the project on time and under budget.

13 Apr

Big-D Project Crowned ‘Champion of the Year’

Big-D Construction garnered several Excellence in Construction awards from the Utah Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), including the inaugural ‘ABC Champion of the Year’ award. During its annual State Convention and EIC Awards Dinner in April, ABC awarded the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center of the Arts project the ‘Champion of the Year’. The project also won the Excellence in Construction award for Institutional Over $10 Million.

Big-D’s Unified State Laboratory project won the Commercial Over $20 Million award. The following projects received Honorable Mention accolades:

• O.C. Tanner Corporate Headquarters, Renovation Over $5 Million
• Cabela’s Retail, Commercial $5-$10 Million
• Intermountain Healthcare Park City Hospital Outpatient Expansion, Healthcare Over $5 Million

“It is an honor to receive these awards from ABC,” said Big-D President, Forrest McNabb. “These awards reflect the longstanding relationships we have with these great customers, our subcontractors and suppliers, the design partners, and our amazing employees.”

In addition, Big-D’s safety program received recognition from the ABC Utah Chapter and the Utah Labor Commission. Big-D was presented with the 2016 Annual Workplace Safety Award and ABC’s Gold Level STEP Award. Both awards recognize Big-D’s commitment to promoting an exemplary safety culture. “Safety is the highest priority on all of our projects,” said McNabb. “We remain committed to achieve ZERO harm on our jobsites with our nationally-recognized TH!NK safety program.”

13 Mar

Big-D Construction Makes Strategic Changes to Executive Leadership

Big-D Construction recently made the following strategic organizational changes among its key leaders to better facilitate the continued growth and service capabilities of the firm.

Cory Moore has been promoted from Sr. Vice president to Executive Vice President & National Managing Director of Big-D’s regional offices. Moore has been a part of Big-D and its management team for over 20 years. He will be responsible for the strategy and growth of Big-D’s regional offices and national footprint. “Cory has grown from a labor position at Big-D in 1996 to his current leadership role in growing the brand nationally,” said Rob Moore, Big-D CEO.

Troy Thompson has rejoined Big-D as Executive Vice President. Thompson has over 35 years of experience in commercial construction and development. He is regarded as one of the top leaders in the industry, and will join Moore in the leadership of expanding its national footprint and supporting its regional offices throughout the nation.

“We are very excited to expand our national footprint and expand our offices with Cory’s and Troy’s dynamic leadership,” said Rob Moore.

Moore and Thompson join several other Big-D executives as part of the recent organizational changes within the firm: Jack Livingood, formerly Big-D’s CEO, is now the Chairman of the Board; Rob Moore, formerly President & C.O.O., has been promoted to CEO; Forrest McNabb, formerly Executive Vice President, has been promoted to President of the Mountain West Group.



07 Mar

Big-D Construction Named CCIM’s Contractor of the Year

Big-D was recently named “Contractor of the Year” by the Utah Chapter of CCIM at its 2017 Excellence Awards event. Held at the Grand America Hotel on Saturday, March 4th, the annual awards program honored professionals within Utah’s commercial real estate industry who exemplify the highest degree of business excellence.

To determine each award recipient, ballots containing three finalists in each category were distributed to a panel of over one hundred business, civic, and industry leaders for final review and vote. In addition to the 16 award winners, four scholarships—funded jointly by Price Real Estate and the Utah CCIM Chapter—were awarded to students at the University of Utah.

Ronda Landa, CCIM Utah Excellence Awards Chair, commented, “The foundation of CCIM is to educate the commercial real estate professional; it is through education that we elevate ourselves personally and professionally. The Excellence Awards celebrate the profound accomplishments of our industry and its contribution to the state’s economic growth—two things that would be impossible without tonight’s honorees. These award winners exemplify best practices in commercial real estate while also successfully balancing their personal lives and charitable activities. They truly stand out as leaders in their fields.”


17 Feb

Big-D Construction Makes Executive Leadership Changes to Facilitate Company Growth & Opportunity

Big-D Construction has made several organizational changes among its key leaders to better facilitate the continued growth and service capabilities of the firm.

Jack Livingood, formerly Big-D’s CEO, will now serve as the Chairman of the Board, focusing on corporate strategy. Livingood has 39 years of experience with Big-D.

Rob Moore has been promoted to CEO from his former role as President & C.O.O, with responsibility for enterprise-wide leadership. Moore has 46 years of experience, including 41 with Big-D.

Forrest McNabb has been promoted to President of the Mountain West Group from his former role as Executive Vice President. He will also continue his leadership role in Big-D’s National Food and Beverage Group. McNabb has 35 years of experience, including 28 with Big-D.

These three key leaders possess more than 100 years of combined experience. Not only will their leadership enable Big-D to grow and expand, but their guidance will help Big-D remain rooted in the strong values that have been part of the company for 50 years.

Founded in 1967 in Ogden, Utah, Big-D has grown to comprise eight regional offices, generating more than $1 Billion in revenue and establishing itself as an industry leader on a national scale. The company was recently named one of Engineering News Record’s Top 100 Contractors in the nation, and has been an Engineering News Record Top 400 Contractor for 27 consecutive years.

Big-D is certified as a Great Place to Work®, and has been recognized as one of Utah Business’ Best Companies to Work For, as well as one of the publication’s Top 100 Private Companies since 2008. Big-D has also been selected as a Best of State (Commercial Construction) winner three times.

“We are excited for the growth and opportunities these strategic moves will provide as we expand our footprint throughout the nation and increase our brand awareness,” declared Rob Moore, Big-D CEO.