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Suva Fiji LDS Temple Renovations Completed

by wr0ckn2 on May 20, 2016 Comments Off on Suva Fiji LDS Temple Renovations Completed

Westland Construction completed the renovation of the LDS Temple in Suva Fiji in December.

Originally dedicated in June of 2000, the Suva Fiji Temple was renovated over a 14-month project timeline from October 2014 to December 2015.

Except for the Moroni statue, existing tilt-up concrete walls and structural steel, the facility was completely rebuilt. The colors and design motifs of the temple were inspired by the flowers, beaches and jungles of Fiji. The interior of the temple features original art glass and a hand-painted mural depicting the landscape and flora of the islands. Travertine tile flooring, combine with wool carpets, set the bar for the high-level interior finishes. Finish carpentry included intricate wood moldings, walnut cabinetry and doors, gold leafing, and bronze hardware. The original granite stone cladding, with a bolt and pin fastening, was retained and recaulked.

The new interior was built with reinforced steel stud framing. Structural steel was reinforced as well. Renovations also included a completely new HVAC system, electrical system, plumbing systems, and cast-in-place baptismal font. The Moroni statue was re-gilded as well.

Westland is extremely proud of all of our employees, sub-contractors, partners, and suppliers involved in this sacred project, with challenges ranging from remote location, limited local resources, Fijian/Australian building standards, and international operations and shipping.

For more information and to see details concerning the rededication, visit http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/fiji-mormon-temple-opens-doors-public

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NEW Provo High School Groundbreaking

by wr0ckn2 on May 20, 2016 Comments Off on NEW Provo High School Groundbreaking

On Wednesday, April 27 2016, groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the new Provo High School location at 1300 North Lake Shore Drive.

Kyle Houghton, VP of Business Development for Westland stated, “This is significant project for Westland Construction, allowing us to work with outstanding partners such as Provo School District, FFKR Architects, Calder Richards, Olsen & Peterson, and Ensign Engineering. We are excited for the opportunity to serve the needs of the district and the community in this endeavor.”

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LDS Church History Museum Renovation Completed

by wr0ckn2 on September 30, 2015 Comments Off on LDS Church History Museum Renovation Completed

Westland Construction has completed renovation work on the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, UT and the Museum has reopened as of Wednesday, September 30. The renovations include new exhibits, original artifacts, and interactive multimedia stops throughout the museum, including videos and newly commissioned artwork.

This museum is the LDS Church’s flagship facility for displaying art and historical artifacts. Westland’s staff was tapped to oversee the year-long renovation, that included a nearly complete reconstruction & reconfiguration of the useable space, which encompasses 4 levels and 61,000 sf.

The new interior includes 8 new exhibit areas, with a 240-degree surround theater as the main feature. The theater boasts internet streaming capabilities and a high-end sound system. In addition to the new exhibit areas, the museum store was enlarged and updated, and escalators were removed and replaced with a Grand Staircase. A façade of the old ZCMI General Mercantile Store, historically significant to Salt Lake City and the Church, was also installed in the exhibit area.

For more information and to see details of new exhibits, hours etc., visit history.lds.org/museum

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Rebuild of Provo High School

by wr0ckn2 on May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Rebuild of Provo High School

Westland Construction has recently been awarded by Provo School District the CM/GC contract for the demolition and rebuild of Provo High School, which was originally built in the 1950’s.

Kyle Houghton, VP of Business Development for Westland stated, “This is significant project for Westland Construction, allowing us to work with outstanding partners such as Provo School District, FFKR Architects, Calder Richards, Olsen & Peterson, and Ensign Engineering. We are excited for the opportunity to serve the needs of the district and the community in this endeavor.”

The project will commence in early 2016 starting with demolition of certain existing structures. New construction will be accomplished with phasing, with the existing school still functioning during the project. Substantial completion is scheduled for mid-2018. The new campus will be situated on 29 acres, with construction of approximately 291,000 square feet of new educational facility space including academic areas, new shops & classrooms for CTE programs, auditorium, band, choir and music rooms, new kitchen & cafeteria space, chemistry, physics and science labs, new gymnasium and other physical education support areas. The recently built North Gymnasium and Athletic Field Complex on the north-west corner of the site will be retained.

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Chicago Temple Renovation

by wr0ckn2 on March 14, 2014 Comments Off on Chicago Temple Renovation

Chicago Illinois – Westland Construction has wrapped up their second-phase of a five-phase project to renovate portions of the Chicago Illinois Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Phase 3 pre-construction services are well underway with construction shutdown dates tentatively scheduled for July 2015 and December 2015.

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Central Utah Clinic

by wr0ckn2 on March 1, 2014 Comments Off on Central Utah Clinic

Central Utah Clinic – Salem Campus

Salem, Utah – Westland Construction is preparing to break ground on a new campus for Central Utah Clinic. This 90,000 SF Medical Office Building will offer primary, and specialty care services, including: dialysis, imaging, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, urologic surgery, pediatrics, outpatient lab, orthopedics, internal psych. This new building has a full-service pharmacy, physical therapy, large conference rooms with amenities suitable for banquets, seminars and educational trainings. It features self-check-in kiosks to cut down on wait time and increase patient privacy.

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UCCU Lehi Pointe Office Tower

by wr0ckn2 on February 14, 2014 Comments Off on UCCU Lehi Pointe Office Tower

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Westland Construction has been awarded the contract to construct the new headquarters for UCCU.

Ninety-eight feet high, the Utah Community Credit Union building headquarters will have reflective glass on the exterior so passersby can see the expansive view that is seen of the valley below. Completion is scheduled for 2016 and the design allows for 68,000 square feet of office space as well as underground parking.

Construction has started. To see updated photos click here .

June 24, 2014 1:00 pm • Cathy Allred Daily Herald

LEHI — Utah Community Credit Union officials celebrated the groundbreaking of its new Lehi Pointe headquarters on Tuesday. Completion of the project is scheduled for 2016. The seven-story design allows for 68,000 square feet of office space as well as 45,000 square feet of underground parking.

UCCU purchased the property for its expansive view. It was a wise strategic move because the location, according to the general consensus of the speakers during the program. The site is just south of the Porsche-Audi dealership currently under construction east of Interstate 15 and south of the Timpanogos Highway. “I’m excited to be a part of this great new area that exists. Lehi is changing from a farmland into a Silicon Valley, so to speak, and each year 1.75 million people visit Thanksgiving Point. I thought that was pretty incredible,” said Teri Chatterton, UCCU board chairwoman. One out of every 14 flash memory cards in the world are produced right here in Lehi, she said.

“We have a claim to fame,” she said, pointing out that the Lehi Adobe campus has 900 employees working there. “With a hospital being built right here, we thought that Utah Community Credit Union would fit right into this new Silicon Valley. UCCU is also a technology leader in the financial industry,” Chatterton said. Some of those technology milestones were being the first financial institution in the state to offer debit cards in the early 1980s, the first to offer in-home banking in the ‘90s, and most recently offered scanner zip code reader technology. Jeff Sermon, the credit union’s CEO, reminisced about UCCU’s humble beginnings. “They started in 1955 with a whopping $35 in assets,” Sermon said of the seven founding members. Currently, UCCU’s assets are $930 million and more than 120,000 members.

UCCU will house the first two floors and the remaining floors will be Class A office space. Ninety-eight feet high, the building will have reflective glass on the exterior so passersby can see the expansive view that is seen of the valley below. “You are setting a high precedence with this amazing building. It’s beautiful,” Lehi Area Chamber President Mark Welcker said.

The architect for the project is Kevin Scholz & Associates and the general contractor is Westland Construction. “This building will really be one of the most dramatic statements that you will see along I-15 here, and that is due to the credit union’s vision of what it is that they are all about,” said Kevin Scholtz, Scholtz and Associates.

Cathy Allred is north Utah County reporter for the Daily Herald and can be reached at heraldextra.ca@gmail.com.

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LDS Church History Museum

by wr0ckn2 on January 2, 2014 Comments Off on LDS Church History Museum

Through a competitive bid process, Westland Construction was recently selected to complete a renovation to The Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The museum will be closed for renovations starting October 5, 2014. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anticipates that the museum will reopen next year, October 2015. A new first floor exhibit, “The Heavens are Open,” is expected to be ready when the museum reopens.

For more information and to follow updates during the closure period, visit history.lds.org/museum

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