Crews, officials celebrate new AGC training center: CEG

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Salt Lake City’s Archiplex Group designed both buildings.

Utah’s Associated General Contractors (AGC) joined several local construction crews and officials to celebrate the completion of a new AGC training center in Salt Lake City with an opening ceremony in November 2021.

The project – a 16,000 square foot $ 5 million project – was completed through donations of time, personnel, and materials from various contractors and suppliers in Utah. The newly built facility is known as the “Baucampus”.

“We celebrated cutting through our member training center,” Utah-based AGC said in a statement. “It was the culmination of a vision led by the AGC Board of Directors to address one of the most pressing challenges in our industry, a skilled workforce. The 16,000 square meter facility has an auditorium with 100 seats, four classrooms, a construction laboratory with 9 meter high ceilings, four welding booths, a fall protection tower, a spaceship and a whole range of construction tools, formwork systems and safety equipment.

The new facility is located at 2229 South 1070 West, adjacent to AGC’s Utah headquarters.

Speakers at the ceremony included Scott Okelberry, Governor Spencer Cox, Mayor Ron Bigelow, Senator Karen Mayne, Clay Christensen, attendees, supporters, and members and donors who have invested in the future of the industry.

The President of the Utah AGC, Rich Thorn, is pleased with the results.

“It’s an old-fashioned barn raise,” said Thorn. “Our members and friends in the construction industry really make this possible. There are other facilities like this run by AGC chapters, but we think this is unique in that [was] Built entirely with donated labor, materials and donations in kind from our member firms and construction friends in Utah who support the work of the association.

“This will be a home for the Department of Labor recognized training programs, as well as our safety training, advanced training and pre-contractor licensing courses,” he added. “Members can also use this room for their individual company training courses and meetings. It will almost triple our training capacity. We are forever grateful to see how this thing came together. That will be there for a long time. “

General contractor Jacobsen Construction, based in Salt Lake City, was involved in the construction of the new training center.

“We were excited to join Utah-based AGC as they cut through their new training center,” Jacobsen said in a statement. “This excellent facility will empower Utah’s proud construction workers and provide the latest resources for apprenticeship programs, licensing and other educational opportunities.

Darin Zqik, President and CEO of Zwick Construction, who was present at the groundbreaking ceremony in June 2020, added: “AGC hopes this new facility will provide training for new entrants as well as specialized training for more you are planning on using AI, Virtual Reality , BIM and more … This will be a new home for future construction workers and a great asset to those who will continue to build our industry and our state. “

The two-acre site in an office park in West Valley City is bordered on one side by the Jordan River and the River Trail, faces the street to the west, and includes parking for both the training facility and the AGC of Utah building.

Salt Lake City-based Archiplex Group designed both buildings that are similar in appearance and materials. “This building is really the members’ vision. We just got the lines down on paper, but it will be a great building to complement the headquarters building and make this a cohesive campus, ”said Preston Croxford of Archiplex Group. CEG


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