Jacobsen Construction


SALT LAKE CITY — The Primary Children’s Hospital Hybrid Operating Room was selected as the nationwide Best of the Best winner in the Small Projects (under $10 million), the Engineering News-Record has announced.

The special industry honor will be presented at an awards gala on April 11 in New York City. Additionally, an upcoming magazine issue of Engineering News-Record (ENR) will spotlight the Jacobsen Construction project.

ENR named 20 total Best of the Best winners in various construction categories, out of more than 800 entries submitted in this year’s regional contests. Winning projects were selected by an independent panel of 17 judges, each of them an expert in the A/E/C industry. The top three finalists for national Project of the Year, across all categories, will be named in the coming weeks.

The new Primary Children’s Hospital Hybrid Operating Room in Salt Lake City is a surgery suite that is equipped with the latest tech to help surgeons accurately see and adjust, in real time, the effects of their operations. The room gets its hybrid name from being able to accommodate multiple types of imaging technology, helping surgeons and their support teams make the most accurate judgements possible while surgeries are ongoing.

To minimize disruption to the hospital and ensure sensitive imaging equipment could be delivered in a sterile manner, several temporary workspace designs were carefully used. This included a temporary corridor that tunneled from the hybrid operating room to a makeshift building exit that had been created by removing a section of an exterior hospital wall.

Jacobsen previously published an in-depth look at the construction processes and methods that made this unique project possible.

Seven total project teams at Jacobsen were recently honored with ENR awards, including two that were given Excellence in Safety honors. The West Quarter Phase 1 was named the regional Project of the Year across all categories by ENR Mountain States.