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Several Layton Projects Recognized with Best of 2010 Awards

Nov. 20, 2010

The best construction projects of Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming were recognized by Mountain States Construction magazine at an awards breakfast in Salt Lake City on Nov. 5, 2010. Judging for the winning projects was performed by a panel of industry experts based on the projects' quality of design, innovation, craftsmanship, ability to overcome construction challenges and contribution to the community and industry.

Five projects completed by Layton Construction were recognized with Best of 2010 Awards.

Campbell County Recreation Center - Gold: Outstanding Sports/Recreation Project

The new 190,000-square-foot Campbell County Recreation Center includes a six-lane lap pool with an integrated dive area, a 7,000-square-foot leisure pool with two slides and a vortex among other features, a climbing wall modeled after Devil's Tower (a famous and popular rock climbing destination in Wyoming and the first declared United States National Monument), four racquetball courts, three full-size basketball courts, a sauna and steam room, running track, and space for fitness, aerobics, weights, spinning, child care and offices. The facility also includes an 80,000-square-foot field house containing a full-size running track and room for five tennis courts in the middle to house high school regional and state events. This project was completed two weeks early and under budget due to the great relationships Layton established with subcontractors, owners and the architect.

CB Richard Ellis Corporate Office - Silver: Outstanding Interior Design/Tenant Improvement Project

Interior Construction Specialists completed tenant improvement work for CB Richard Ellis as the company moved into new offices at 222 South Main Street in Salt Lake City's newest office tower. CBRE occupies the entire fourth floor of the building. The company moved into its new offices in January and is the first tenant to occupy the 222 South Main office tower in addition to being the building's exclusive leasing agent.

ICS' scope of work included a complete tenant build-out of the new office space, totaling more than 10,000 square feet. Construction was completed in a 10-week window to facilitate CBRE's move to the new office tower, which required pre-ordering dual duct boxes and expediting light fixtures, millwork, storefront systems and finishes. The quality of the finishes in the facility is exceptional. Hamilton Partners, the developer and manager of the project, announced in May 2010 that 222 Main earned LEED® Gold certification. With the announcement, 222 Main officially became Salt Lake City's first LEED-certified high rise constructed from the ground up and Utah's fourth LEED Gold certified building. ICS' goal for the project was to obtain a LEED Gold Commercial Interior certification, pending.

Jordan Valley Medical Center Phase II Expansion - Silver: Outstanding Health Care Project (tie)

Layton Construction completed an expansion to the Jordan Valley Medical Center, located in West Jordan, Utah, one of the Salt Lake Valley's largest and fastest growing communities. The expansion added more than 100,000 square feet to the hospital and renovated existing hospital service areas in addition to enabling future growth. The expansion includes three new patient floors, 10 additional critical care beds, 15 new beds in the emergency department, 88 new inpatient beds, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), two new operating suites, a new fully automated laboratory and a redesigned outpatient cardiology center.

Boise State University Aquatic Center - Bronze: Outstanding Sports/Recreation Project

Layton served as the construction manager for an aquatic center addition to the Student Recreation Center at Boise State University. The 17,000-square-foot expansion includes a six-lane lap pool, an 1,800-square-foot recreational pool, a 120-square-foot, 12-person spa, locker rooms, classrooms and fitness rooms. The Aquatic Center has many features that add to the comfort, sustainability and maintenance of the facility including a state-of-the-art dehumidification system to increase the longevity of the structure, exterior window shades and fritted glass to control heat gain during summer months and solar panels to assist in heating both the pool and HVAC systems to conserve on energy.

Pinedale Elementary School - Bronze: Outstanding K-12 Education Project (tie)

The new 82,000-square-foot Pinedale Elementary School was built to represent the town of Pinedale, Wyo. Themes of streams and meadows are intermixed into each of the three instructional centers. The K-5 elementary school also has a large auditorium, a district kitchen capable of making meals for 1,000 students, natural sunlight in every classroom and is extremely energy efficient. The school was designed and built to a LEED Silver standard and is the first public design-build project in the state of Wyoming.

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