Construction is continuing its boom in Idaho. Cranes are now nearly ubiquitous.
Idaho Business Review recognizes and annually celebrates top construction projects across the state. This marks the 11th year and the 12th time for IBR‘s Top Projects program. In order to be a qualified finalist, the construction project must be built in Idaho, must have been substantially completed by Dec. 31, 2015, and must be valued at $1 million or more in building costs.
This year, the award categories increased to five: Private, Public, Infrastructure/Utility, Transportation, and Renovation.
And, for the second year, a review committee made up of industry experts and professionals will deem the top three in each category as well as one overall Top Project of the Year. All finalists will be graded on their scope of work (the intended use of the project and how that is fulfilled); overcoming challenges and obstacles; the ability to adhere to budget and time constraints; and on the project’s overall quality.
Some of the 38 finalists may also receive “Honorable Mentions” as selection committee members may wish to give a nod to the most sustainable or unique, or the project that best integrates locally sourced materials, or the one that has come in way under budget and on time.
Now that all finalists have been determined, the review process will begin. Nine selection committee members will be returning from 2015 including: Sheree Willhite, commercial program specialist, Idaho Power; Dave Winder, director, investment specialist, Commerce Real Estate Solutions; Wayne L. Hammon, CEO, Idaho Associated General Contractors; Scott W. Raeber, associate broker, Colliers International; Brook Blakeslee, principal, retail brokerage specialist, Colliers International; Julie Marple, vice president, Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp.; Steve Trout, principal, Trout Architects; Charlie Woodruff, executive director, U.S. Green Building Council, Idaho; and Thomas Zabala, former principal, ZGA Architects.
Idaho Business Review will present this year’s winners at an awards event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 22 at The Owyhee. The top three and honorable mentions in each category will then be revealed and receive awards, as well as the Top Project of the Year. The public is invited to help us honor Idaho’s top construction projects and you can make your reservation by clicking on this link: https://www.regonline.com/2016topprojects.
In addition, profiles of all finalists and award winners will be featured in Idaho Business Review‘s 2016 Idaho Top Projects publication published with the Sept. 23 edition of the Idaho Business Review.
WANT TO HELP? We are looking for a few more selection committee members, and are especially looking for engineering and transportation professionals. if you are interested in becoming a selection committee member please contact Jeanne Huff: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idaho Business Review’s 2016 Idaho Top Projects Finalists
City of Fruitland Wastewater Treatment Facility – Fruitland
Idaho Falls Secondary Treatment Upgrades – Idaho Falls
Magic Springs Project Pump Station and Pipeline – Hagerman
Minidoka Dam Modifications – Rupert
30th and Main – Boise
Boise Co-op at The Village at Meridian – Meridian
Broadway Retail Center – Boise
Broulim’s Fresh Market – Ammon
Chateau des Fleurs – Eagle
Clearview Eye Clinic and Surgery Center – Lewiston
Emerald Medical Center (aka Saint Alphonsus Center for Joint Preservation and Reconstruction) – Boise
Francini Marble and Granite Inc. – Meridian
Hawkinson Warehouse – Boise
La Pointe Student Housing – Boise
River Edge Apartments – Boise
SkyWest Aircraft Maintenance Hangar – Boise
Telaya Winery – Garden City
The Terraces of Boise – Boise
Trailwinds Apartments – Garden City
Valencia Senior Housing – Fruitland
Vista Apartments – Boise
Whitewater Park Apartments Clubhouse – Boise
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Expansion – Boise
Kootenai Health East Expansion – Coeur d’Alene
Nampa Library Square – Nampa
Portneuf Wellness Complex – Pocatello
Veteran’s Administration Community Living Center – Boise
Bureau of Reclamation Tenant Improvement – Boise
2015 Capital City Development Corporation Streetscapes Phase I (River Myrtle) and Phase II (Westside) – Boise
Expo Idaho (Office and Grand Entrance) – Garden City
Mountain Home Air Force Base Runway and Taxiway Overlay – Mountain Home
University of Idaho College of Education – Moscow
Friedman Memorial Airport – Hailey
Gowen Road Interchange – Boise
I-84 Meridian Road Interchange – Meridian
North Fork Payette River Bridge – Cascade
Rattlesnake Bridge – Salmon
South Valley Connector – Pocatello
View photos of the 2016 Top Projects finalists here: https://idahobusinessreview.smugmug.com/2016-Top-Projects/