ENR Announces Awards for Best Projects / by SHOKO SMITH

Two GSBS projects have been selected by ENR Magazine as winners in the ENR 2016 Best Projects Awards in the Mountain States region of Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.  ENR provides news, features and information in all facets of the development, design and construction marketplace.

ENR Mountain States magazine 2016 Best Projects award winners will be recognized at the Best Projects breakfast award ceremonies in Salt Lake City on Oct. 25.

In the most recent issue, ENR wrote this about the two winning GSBS projects.

In Speciality Constracting:   The Summit at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah  
·     First-place winner in the Specialty Construction category, entry submitted by Layton
      Construction Co.
·     Owner: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
·     Architect: GSBS Architects
·     Completion: Nov. 2015

The Summit is a 23,000 SF guest-services building and mountain restaurant located at 11,000 feet at the top of Hidden Peak. The restaurant facilities have dramatically improved the guest experience at the top of the mountain. The building has three levels, with dining and kitchen facilities, employee spaces and mechanical systems at the basement level.

The first floor includes the main dining hall with 190 seats, a cafeteria, kitchen storage and service areas, restrooms and an outdoor deck. The second floor is a private dining area with 180 seats, reception and service areas and two outdoor decks. Work took place over two summer seasons because of the limited mountain construction time

In Manufacturing:  Cabela's Distribution Center
·     First-place winner in the Manufacturing category, entry submitted by Big-D Construction Co.
·     Owner: Cabela's
·     Architect: GSBS Architects
·     Completion: August 2015

Cabela’s,  one of the nation’s largest outdoor retailers built, this new 600,030 SF distribution center located in Tooele, Utah.  The new building is a concrete, tilt-up structure with open web steel roof joists, girders and deck.   The clear height within the structure is approximately 30’.  GSBS designed the envelope and the structural system to accommodate and compliment the racking system and to comply with the 2012 Energy Code recently adopted by the State of Utah. 

The principal warehouse is 490’ x 1,232’ encompassing approximately 554,370 SF on the ground level.  Additional spaces include a maintenance shop, shipping and receiving areas and a 30,000 sf single-story administration office, bringing the total square footage to 600,030 SF. 

According to ENR's editor, a panel of judges from all areas of the industry—architects, GCs and engineers—selected winners in each of categories.