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Institutional | SHAW CONSTRUCTION – MESA STATE COLLEGE STUDENT CENTER A Class Actiondiverse project portfolio and commitment to quality are two attributes that set Shaw Construction apart from other contractors operating in the Colorado and Wyoming markets. “Our long list of satisfied customers will attest to our professionalism, reliability and expertise with complex projects,” the company says. Its projects range from residential, office, retail and healthcare facilities to restaurants, municipal centers, ski resorts and higher education institutions, the latter of which has been keeping the Grand Junction, Colo., contractor quite busy these days. In fact, Shaw has been working on number of Colorado educational facilities for clients such as Colorado University in Boulder, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Rocky Vista University in Parker, the University of Denver and Mesa State College in Grand Junction. In August, the company completed an $18.5 million dormitory project for Mesa State College and is in the process of constructing its two-story, 110,000square-foot student center and accompanying four-story, 95,000-square-foot parking garage with 272 stalls. The $30 million project, which broke ground in February, is slated to be completed in late 2010. SHAW IS MAKING PROGRESS ON THE MESA STATE COLLEGE STUDENT CENTER. BY KATHRYN JONES Afterwards, the port facility will be used for athletic activities. Mesa State College’s new student center will be state-of-the-art compared to the original building Shaw demolished, Project Manager Bart Dickson notes. It will house a kitchen and dining hall, student activity rooms and lounges, ballrooms for both Mesa State and Junction City functions, office and administrative spaces, and a bookstore. Some of the more unique features of the project are an outdoor patio terrace on the second level and a clock tower that will extend out on one of the building’s corners. It will be a structural steel building with a composite deck on the second floor adorned with brick, stone and metal panel accents. It was designed by New York-based H&G Architects. “The building itself is comprised of mostly brick and stone, and we’re incorporating a native stone representative of Grand Junction, Colo., called Colorado Brownstone,” Dickson describes. New and Improved Mesa State College’s original student center was built in the early 1970s. Despite several retrofits throughout the years, the facility was eventually deemed too outdated for further remodeling. As a result, Shaw demolished the aging building to construct a more modern version in its place. Understanding the student center is the lifeblood of the school’s operations, the company erected a 20,000-squarefoot temporary port facility to house its bookstore and dining functions until construction of the new student center is completed. A temporary port facility was erected for the college’s bookstore and dining hall. « »Shaw is constructing a two-story student center for Mesa State College. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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