U.S. Engineering pushes fast-track schedule to help convert Colorado Convention Center to medical facility

Apr 30, 2020

As communities took steps to address the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Engineering was the mechanical contractor on a team led by Hensel Phelps and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that transformed the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) into an Alternative Care Facility. In a matter of two weeks, an empty convention center was filled with functional hospital rooms.

And the impressive project has caught the attention of several news outlets.

CBS Denver shared a time lapse that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers captured in which you can see the rooms being built in one of the open spaces:

On April 20, General Todd Semonite of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers specifically mentioned the Colorado Convention Center during a White House Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefing. In talking about the CCC project, General Semonite refered to our work installing six miles of copper pipe. The video below jumps right to the 8:30 mark where General Semonite shares some background to the USACE program. He references the CCC at the 14-minute mark:

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