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City Creek Sky Bridge

December 31st, 2012|Magazine Articles|

City Creek Sky Bridge ENR Magazine, 31 December 2012 "Sky Bridge is the Centerpiece of Salt Lake's City Creek Project" "A project that only could have been accomplished using structural steel,the Sky Bridge—a pedestrian bridge connecting two halves of the massive City Creek mixed-use development—is a dynamic example of a structural steel success in [...]

Levi’s Stadium

November 5th, 2012|Magazine Articles|

Levi's® Stadium ENR Magazine, 5 November 2012 "Giving New Meaning to Team-Building" "The second distinction is that the steel structure—designed to resist seismic loads through a braced frame—is the first NFL stadium to use buckling restrained braces (BRBs). The 529 BRBs, which resist lateral loads, have structural and architectural benefits, in terms of earthquake [...]

The Star of Symphony Park

July 1st, 2012|Magazine Articles|

The Smith Center Modern Steel Construction, July 2012 "The Star of Symphony Park" "Built with nearly 3,000 tons of structural steel, the main performance hall includes a sloped orchestra seating area and four horseshoe-shaped balconies that wrap the hall and allow patrons to sit as close to the stage as possible. The auditorium includes four balconies, cantilevering up [...]

SME Steel 20th Anniversary

April 19th, 2012|Magazine Articles|

SME Steel 20th Anniversary SL Enterprise "Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence" “Across the West, state of the art buildings are going up, despite the slowdown. There have been hard times. But we are coming through them. And a whole crop of buildings is going up. They span all fields of life. A futuristic library [...]

Disney Cars Land

January 1st, 2012|Magazine Articles|

Disney Cars Land The Enterprise "Utah Steel Firm Integral to New Disneyland 'Cars' attraction" “This was a challenging and interesting project focusing on several elements of intricate design, fabrication and erection,” said Ryan Allgood, SME project executive. “Without the pride and professionalism of our shop and field ironworkers, this job could not be completed [...]

CFO of the Year

June 1st, 2011|Magazine Articles|

CFO of the Year Utah Business Magazine, June 2011 "Gordon K. Holladay, CFO, SME Steel" “Though the construction industry has been hit hard by the economic slowdown, SME Steel has managed the downturn successfully. Gordon Holladay says much of the company’s relative strength in today’s economy has to do with strategic planning that took [...]

Fast Flying Steel

November 1st, 2009|Magazine Articles|

Fast Flying Steel Southwest Contractor, November 2009 "Las Vegas Airport Terminal 3 Tops Out Steel Six Weeks Early" "McCarran International Airport’s expansion includes Terminal 3, a 1.9-million-sq-ft building with a frame 300 ft wide and a half mile long. Other current airport construction includes the recently completed runway reconstruction and several new roadways, a [...]

McCarran International Airport

August 13th, 2009|Magazine Articles|

McCarran International Airport ENR Magazine, August 2009 "Project of the Month: Desert Steel Erection Speed-Up" "The 17,000 steel components were fabricated in five shops. SME Steel used their plants in Utah and Idaho, while their fabrication partner, Hirschfeld Steel Group LP, San Angelo, Texas, parceled out its work to their three plants in Texas. [...]

BYU-Idaho Auditorium

April 1st, 2009|Magazine Articles|

BYU-Idaho Auditorium Modern Steel Construction, April 2009 "Drop It In" "SME Steel Contractors’ field manager, Mark Mundy, held his breath and watched as the two cranes lifted the giant truss at a twisted angle above the roof line. Project ironworkers gently guided the 260-foot truss into alignment, as the cranes lowered it into place [...]

Las Vegas Springs Preserve Visitor Center

August 1st, 2008|Magazine Articles|

Las Vegas Springs Preserve Visitor Center Modern Steel Construction, August 2008 "Getting Back to Nature…In Las Vegas" "The Center’s structures consist of a 53,000-sq.-ft exhibit building, a 24,500-sq.-ft retail/restaurant building, and a 560-sq.-ft restroom building. Shade structures, with a total area of approximately 20,000 sq. ft, surround various portions of the buildings, controlling solar [...]