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Two Layton Projects Among Idaho's Biggest Construction Projects of 2008

July 31, 2009

Two Layton Construction projects--the Sports Authority at Nampa Gateway and the Boise Airport Traffic Control Tower--were recently recognized as being among Idaho's biggest construction projects of 2008. The top projects, each of which were either started or completed in 2008, were presented by the Idaho Business Review, who hosted an awards ceremony at the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center (another of Layton's projects, completed last year) in July honoring the top three projects in each of the government, office/retail and private projects categories.

"These projects are of the finest quality and serve as outstanding examples of the diversity and quality of talent found in the state and region's contractors, architects, engineers and subcontractors," IBR Publisher Sean Evans said.

The Sports Authority at Nampa Gateway was honored as the No. 2 project in the office/retail category. Layton initially completed parts of the Nampa Gateway Lifestyle Center--an open-air shopping center in Nampa, Idaho--and was then hired to construct the Sports Authority facility located at the shopping center. Layton started site work on the 35,000-square-foot sporting goods store in January 2008 and completed the project in July of last year. For the project, Layton constructed the core and shell for the one-level store, which has an 18-foot vertical height from the finish floor to the lowest side of the roof. The masonry-bearing structure also has a radiused parapet wall and a steel "goal post" assembly entrance.

The Boise Airport Traffic Control Tower was recognized as the No. 14 project in the government category. Layton started site work on the tower in January 2008 and the project is anticipated to be complete this October. The project consists of a new Airport Traffic Control Tower with a co-located Administrative Base Building. The new tower will have an overall height of 290 feet--giving it the distinction of being the tallest building in the state of Idaho. The tower is a cast-in-place concrete structure designed to withstand wind forces of 90 miles per hour and will have a 550-square-foot cab at the top containing positions for eight air traffic controllers. The base building is constructed of concrete masonry units and will be attached to the tower.

Layton Construction has had a consistent presence in Idaho since 1993, having completed nearly $200 million in construction in the state in the last five years, and continues working in Idaho out of its Boise office. Layton recently broke ground on the 300,000-square-foot, $150 million Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello and is also currently working on projects in Nampa, Meridian, Idaho Falls and Gooding.

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