Back in April our team helped convert the empty Colorado Convention Center, a space the size of six football fields, into an ad hoc hospital with 1,242 beds for COVID-19 patients. Yesterday, The Associated General Contractors of Colorado recognized our team for that incredible achievement with an Award for Construction Excellence (ACE), the top award in the category of “Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job.”
Across just 18 days in April, and in partnership with Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Engineering filled the empty convention center with functional hospital rooms built out with 1,242 beds and the oxygen system infrastructure to complete another 766 beds. Our teams completed this work while facing several challenges, including mobilizing a mechanical crew of 100-plus team members, procuring high-demand materials and equipment and protecting the crews from the coronavirus.
Being recognized with an ACE Award is an honor, and is “something everyone who participated, along with the entire company, should be proud of,” remarked John Marlow, Associate Vice President of Business Development for the Rocky Mountain region. He continued, “This truly was a team effort and could never have been accomplished without everyone on our team, including our subcontractors and building/design partners like Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Maxson Engineering and RMH Engineering.”
Congratulations to every team member who was involved in this project, and thank you to the Associated General Contractors of Colorado for recognizing our efforts with an ACE Award!