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10 Dec

This Holiday Season During COVID-19

The holidays are right around the corner and the COVID-19 pandemic is changing traditions for many of us. Studies show it is 10 times easier to transmit the virus inside as opposed to outdoors.

, consider how your plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.
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The pandemic can seem overwhelming, but every person can help slow the spread of COVID-19. By doing your part, you can make a big difference to your health and others around you. If possible, keep a 6’ distance between you and those around you. If close contact is necessary, be sure to wear a face mask. ? Wearing a mask, social distancing, frequently washing your hands, and staying home if you are sick can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to your loved ones, friends, coworkers, and community.

Here are some ideas for low-risk activities this holiday season:
– Enjoying dinner with only people who live in your household
– Using no-contact delivery methods for meals and gifts to those outside your household
– Hosting a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family
– Shopping online rather than in-person
– Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home

30 Nov

Salt Lake City, the Capitol Theatre has been renovated!

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Capitol Theatre opened on August 2, 1913. At the time, it utilized the most modern mechanical features of its time including fireproof and earthquake-resistant construction. Today, the historic theatre is home to Ballet West, the Utah opera, and a myriad of community arts education programs.

Since it opened, the historic theatre has undergone several remodels and renovations. In 2019, Big-D Construction commenced the Capitol Theatre Phase 2 Renovation project. The project included renovation of several portions of the theatre including installing ADA accommodations for orchestra-level seating, reupholstering the entirety of the theatre’s seats with luxury fabrics, updating the basement chorus dressing rooms, modernizing the restrooms, and replacing all of the galvanized piping and water lines with new copper piping. Big-D also constructed a new announcer booth, as well as a new AV & Sound system.
Given the delicate nature of the building, construction crews needed to protect existing finishes of the historic landmark. Teams installed luxurious, Italian tile, intricate glass and wood railings, and brass railings inside the theatre itself. Crews even aged the paint to match the original paint of the theatre. Upgrades were subtle and provide a sense of luxury without destroying the homage of the historic Salt Lake City location.
Thank you to the owner and all of our trade partners, employees, and associates. This historic project was a success because of your hard work and dedication.
21 Nov

2020 UC&D Project of the Year Award for the Salt Lake City Airport Redevelopment Program!

We are proud to announce that Holder | Big-D Construction, A Joint Venture has been awarded the 2020 UC&D Project of the Year Award for the Salt Lake City Airport Redevelopment Program! Thank you to all our employees, trade partners, and associates for your contributions to this monumental project. We could not have done it without you!
With more than 330 flight departures per day, the Salt Lake International Airport is the 25th busiest airport in North America and the 85th busiest in the world. The airport services an estimated 26 million passengers annually. That figure will continue to increase as more people move to Utah, and as more businesses set up shop in the state. In order to keep up with the demand, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports and Salt Lake City officials launched a 10-year, $4.1 billion dollar redevelopment program to replace the previous Salt Lake City International Airport with a new facility that highlights Utah’s beauty while cutting down energy costs.
The New SLC Airport project required innovative construction methods to be put in place. The parking structure has a post-tension moment frame to maximize available parking space. The post-tensioned, cast-in-place helical ramps sit outside the garage footprint and help maximize parking spaces for passengers.
The baggage systems and TSA screening systems (EDS machines) both include state-of-the-art technologies and required a massive amount of coordination between project teams and TSA about the overall design and the EDS machines used to scan bags. Now, the airport can track a bag throughout the 35,000 linear feet (the same number of feet in the traveling altitude of a typical airliner in-flight) of baggage conveyor—gone are the days of waiting around to find out if the airline lost your luggage! Visit https://slcairport.com/thenewslc/ for more info.
Overall, the project was a huge success. Congratulations to everyone involved!
20 Nov

Rob Moore, CEO was asked to serve on the Board of Trustees for EDC Utah!

Recently Rob Moore, CEO of Big-D Companies, was asked to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah). EDCUtah is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1987 that is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace where diversity, inclusion, and equality are all highly valued. It’s an honor for Rob to be included in such an upstanding organization and Big-D looks forward to fostering a longstanding relationship with their team.
“We are so fortunate to welcome Rob Moore to EDCUtah’s Board of Trustees,” said Theresa Foxley, President and CEO of EDCUtah. “His wealth of experience and knowledge has positively impacted Utah’s stellar economic growth during the last several decades. He will be a great addition to our Board, and we all look forward to working with him and benefiting from his perspectives.”

A private, non-profit organization founded in 1987, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) is a catalyst for quality job growth and increased capital investment in the state. EDCUtah is a statewide economic development organization (EDO) specializing in corporate recruitment, economic research, site selector marketing, and community development. A partner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for corporate recruitment, EDCUtah is supported by state government, local governments, and organizations from the private sector. For more information, visit www.edcutah.com

17 Nov

Big-D Uses Bots to Improve COVID-19 Mitigation by Over 600%

Procore Technologies recently hosted their annual Groundbreak conference. Presenters and attendees gathered virtually to hear from several keynotes and panelists—including Big-D’s own Implementation & Adoption Manager, Nichole Carter. Nichole shared how Big-D has been using Nyfty’s Health Survey Bot Platform to easily send daily wellness and jobsite cleanliness checks via text message using AI bots housed within the platform.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a demanding learning curve into the construction industry t

his year, which was considered an essential industry at the onset of the pandemic. To keep workers healthy and jobsites open, mitigating the risk of COVID-19 is a critical responsibility and a major challenge for all of us at Big-D. On average, our teams are coordinating with a large amount of workers at each individual jobsite. As an early adopter of company-wide safety measures, we knew that to limit the virus’s spread, we had to quickly implement daily wellness checks across all of our trade partners and employees, without increasing health risks through additional face-to-face interactions.

The Nyfty Health Survey Bot texts Big-D’s trade partners a link to a small, simple survey to ensure our crews are healthy, informed, and able to complete their work safely during the pandemic. This technology has helped us see over a 600% increase in daily wellness and jobsite cleanliness checks.

Learn more about our efforts here: https://www.nyfty.ai/…/big-d-use-robots-to-improve…