This project involved a 40,000 sq. ft. remodel and seismic upgrade of a training center cafeteria, kitchen and serving areas for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
At the Church's Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, young men and women as well as retired men and women from around the world come together to prepare to serve in humanitarian endeavors and religious proselytizing. The Provo MTC campus is designed to accommodate up to 4,000 missionaries at any one time. The facility includes a large gymnasium, cafeterias, a medical clinic, a bookstore, a mail center, laundry facilities, classrooms, meetinghouses, and residence halls.
The project involved placement of temporary dust containment walls in order to accommodate the owner, employees, and the thousands of missionaries, who would still be using the facility. Extensive demolition of several structural block walls, and installing steel beams and columns to replace the walls that were removed, was a major task in this project, requiring extensive shoring and precise coordination. The structural renovation aspect of this project was an undertaking in and of itself. Numerous helical piers were added to remaining structural walls for long lasting structural support and stability.
The majority of the work was adjacent to the kitchen that prepared three meals a day for the thousands of missionaries. The dining and serving areas were remodeled and a new dish washing machine was added. Complete new HVAC, electrical, and lighting systems were also installed as part of this project. New granite-top serving counters and an enormous amount of cabinetry were added during this upgrade. A new dock lift was added, along with upgrading all necessary ADA requirements.
Through the entire remodeling process, which lasted over eight months, no meals were missed due to problems or delays with the construction process in the kitchen, serving area, or dining rooms.