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Mountainland Applied Technology College Opens Campus in Lehi, Utah

Jan. 13, 2011

A ribbon cutting was held on Jan. 13, 2011 for Mountainland Applied Technology College's newest facility in Lehi, Utah. The 110,000-square-foot building will serve as MATC's administration headquarters for the area and is designed for 3,000 students.

The new facility features large workrooms with the very latest in equipment for courses in the medical, dental and cosmetology fields, among others. An additional 18,000-square-foot area on the top floor of the three-story building will be used for more classrooms. The project also includes a 17,000-square-foot outbuilding for the certified driver-licensing program that will offer truck operations training. Two semi tractors and a dump truck will be housed in the outbuilding's three bays.

The MATC facility in Orem, currently located on the Utah Valley University (UVU) campus, will transfer to the new facility and turn its building over to UVU's nursing program. Several of the American Fork MATC programs will also transition to the new building.

Layton Construction Co., Inc., general contractor for the project, broke ground on the facility in October 2009. Subsequent winter weather conditions required Layton to proactively approach and identify schedule opportunities in order to complete the building on time. Though not originally required, Layton chose to convert the design package into a 3-D Building Information Model (BIM) and provide clash detection, thereby saving the owner time and money as conflicts were identified and resolved prior to construction. Additionally, Layton came in under the budget allotted and consequently, MATC was able to finish out the third floor of the building, build a CDL lot for commercial driving certification and build a garage to house commercial trucks that also includes a classroom, office and restrooms.

Designed as a "green campus," extensive efforts were undertaken during design and construction to provide and meet Green Building requirements. The facility is a LEED® Silver certification candidate.

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