Gold Stars!

Seven Projects + Eight Awards = One Happy General Contractor

We know… the math is a little wonky. But it adds up to loving what we do.

Projects that foster learning, improve care, revitalize communities—and built by Jacobsen—have been named as some of the best in the Intermountain West. Utah Construction & Design (UC&D) and Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently bestowed top honors to several Jacobsen projects totaling more than one million square feet in higher education, healthcare, recreation, office and religious construction.

In UC&D’s Most Outstanding Project competition, Jacobsen won Project of the Year for the LDS Provo City Center Temple, as well as four additional awards:

  • The Provo City Center Temple was also named Most Outstanding Project in the Renovation/Restoration (large projects) category. The project scope featured several extraordinary phases—including placing the building’s seven million-pound shell on 40-foot-high stilts to excavate and create a basement level beneath the structure.
  • The Budge Clinic at Logan Regional Hospital won in the Healthcare (large projects) division. The 100,000-square-foot expansion and remodel now provides high-quality services to Cache Valley patients in a central location.
  • The Ski Jumps at Utah Olympic Park soared above the competition in the Sports/Recreation (small projects) category. Thanks to painstaking, meticulous engineering, the new steel ramps feature spot-on simulation of snow-packed conditions, resulting in optimal training for the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA).
  • The Central Instruction Building at Utah State University’s Eastern campus earned the highest honor in the Higher Education (small projects) division. The 58,000 square-foot structure pays tribute to the area’s mining heritage and creates a stunning focal point on the 75-year-old campus.

ENR honored Jacobsen with three 2015 Best Project awards in its Mountain States division:

  • dōTERRA’s Worldwide Corporate Campus won top honors in the Office/Retail/Mixed-use category. Completed in two phases, the facilities feature a product center, spa, employee cafeteria, warehouse and testing lab.
  • The main-level expansion of Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH) was recognized in the Renovation/Restoration category. The project included a 10,000-square-foot addition to the hospital’s main entrance and lobby.
  • The Eccles Outpatient Services Building received an Award of Merit in the Healthcare category. The six-level, 230,000 square-foot facility is the first brand new building for PCH in more than two decades.

“It’s always a thrill to be recognized for our efforts,” said JCC President Doug Welling. “We feel so fortunate to partner with such fantastic clients and deliver work that truly makes a difference in our communities. We share these honors with the LDS Church, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah Olympic Park and USSA, dōTERRA and USU Eastern; we also celebrate their efforts to make Utah a safer, healthier and more prosperous place.”

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