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Multiple Layton Projects Receive Best of 2011 Awards from ENR Mountain States

Nov. 1, 2011

Several projects completed by Layton Construction Co., Inc. were honored as being the best of 2011 by Engineering-News Record's Mountain States region last week at an awards banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah. The annual Best Projects awards program honors the best construction projects throughout the United States and the firms that designed and built them. The Mountain States region includes Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

Layton's award-winning projects include:

Montage Deer Valley (Park City, Utah) - Best Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality Project

Montage Deer Valley is a new resort of nearly 1 million square feet, situated at an 8,600-foot elevation on 16 acres at Empire Pass on Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah. The resort includes three levels of underground parking accommodating more than 500 spaces as well as 10 levels above ground. The hotel consists of 173 guestrooms, a 35,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, a bowling alley and entertainment area, two restaurants, two ballrooms and numerous retail, commercial and meeting spaces. The upper six floors are dedicated to 81 condos and residences. There are two full-size swimming pools and a combination of indoor/outdoor spas. The event lawn extends from the first floor terrace with an expansive view of Empire Canyon and the Wasatch Mountains. Montage Deer Valley received a LEEDĀ® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building CouncilĀ® in July 2011, becoming Utah's first LEED certified resort hotel.

Portneuf Medical Center (Pocatello, Idaho) - Best Healthcare Project

The new 353,000-square-foot Portneuf Medical Center includes a six-story patient tower along with a helipad and attached hangar. The hospital features all private patient rooms, 187 acute care beds, a 25-bed emergency department with dedicated cardiac and trauma rooms, a Fast Track triage and 16 newborn intensive care unit (NICU) beds. Among a full range of healthcare services offered are cardiovascular, oncology, pediatrics, orthopedics, MRI, CT and nuclear medicine services. The medical center is seeking a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center (Herriman, Utah) - Best Green Project

The 110,000-square-foot J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center includes a competition-size indoor swimming pool, indoor leisure pool with slides, lazy river and water play equipment, a drop-in daycare area, competition racquetball courts, an indoor running and walking track, two full-size indoor basketball courts, exercise and fitness equipment, and a dance and aerobics studio. The rec center, Salt Lake County's largest and most energy efficient recreation facility, is LEED Gold certified.

Jordan Valley Medical Center Breast Care Center Renovation (West Jordan, UT) - Best Renovation/Restoration Project

Layton completed a new Breast Care Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center, a hospital in one of the Salt Lake Valley's largest and fastest growing communities. A former cath lab, the newly renovated Breast Care Center serves as a model project for the owner. The facility features a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that feels more like a spa than a hospital. Specific elements of the project include exam rooms, ultrasound, digital mammography and a separate entrance and parking.

Floyd and Jeri Meldrum Civil and Environmental Engineering Building at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Merit Award, Higher Education/Research Project

The Floyd and Jeri Meldrum Civil and Environmental Engineering Building is a 14,000-square-foot addition to the EMRL building at the University of Utah and was designed to incorporate as much exposed concrete as possible for the education of future engineers. Some of the unique architectural features that have been incorporated into the project are the many murals that are built integrally with the concrete through detailed form preparation. The murals include a depiction of the water cycle, a moment beam diagram and engineering equations in the lower level corridor adjacent to the 3' diameter portal windows.

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