Newport Beach Civic Center

January 1st, 2015|News Articles|

Newport Beach Civic Center Civil Engineering, January 2015 "Civic Beauty" "The steel framing members of the repeating-wave roofs were made from readily available wide-flange members and were bent in the plant of the steel fabricator—SME Steel, of West Jordan, Utah—to achieve double curves. The tapered section of the high side of the waved roofs [...]

San Ysidro Port of Entry

December 31st, 2014|News Articles|

San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, December 31, 2014 "San Ysidro Land Port's Team Tames the Logistical Monster" "For the canopy, HP had gotten permission to shut down eight lanes of traffic at a time. Starting on the east end, crews from steel fabricator-erector SME Steel built shoring and a 176-ft-long by 55-ft-wide [...]

Most Outstanding Projects of 2014

December 1st, 2014|News Articles|

Most Outstanding Projects of 2014 Utah Construction & Design, December 2014 "SLC Courthouse, doTERRA, Outlets at Traverse Ridge, Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services, Xactware Corporate Headquarters" "The new $185 million U.S. District Federal Courthouse is one of the most unique buildings ever to grace Salt Lake City. This 10-story above ground structure is 410,000 [...]

SME Steel Key Part of Levi’s Stadium Success

November 1st, 2014|News Articles|

Levi's Stadium Utah Construction & Design, November 2014 "SME Steel Key Part of Levi's Stadium Success" "Few jobs in the steel industry include individual pieces 60 ft. long and weighing up to 15 tons (30,000 lbs.), but building an NFL Stadium is far from a typical project. West Jordan-based SME Steel was a major [...]

Primary Childrens Medical Center Expansion

October 1st, 2014|News Articles|

Primary Childrens Medical Center Expansion Utah Construction & Design, October 2014 "Healthcare Market Robust" "Many of Utah’s largest design and construction companies (ranked by annual revenues) show significant earnings from healthcare-related projects within Utah, regionally, and even nationally in some cases, and most have divisions or areas of specialization dedicated to what can be [...]

Huntsman Cancer Institute, Phase 4

October 1st, 2014|News Articles|

Huntsman Cancer Institute, Phase 4 Utah Construction & Design, October 2014 "Looking at Mechanical Design of HCI Phase 4" "When HCI was formed in the mid-90’s, VBFA was awarded the mechanical and civil design contracts on Phase 1, and we have been fortunate to work on other phases since then. Phase 4 consists of [...]

Business Heritage Focus

September 29th, 2014|News Articles|

SME Steel: Going the Extra Mile The Enterprise – Utah's Business Journal "2014 Utah's Business Heritage Focus" "Transforming building ideas into reality requires more than just a shared vision. It demands collaboration, resources, technical knowledge, and a commitment to the success of the entire design and construction team. Projects such as City Creek Center, which encapsulates [...]

Court is in Session

May 31st, 2014|News Articles|

Court is in Session Utah Construction & Design, May|June 2014 "New Federal Courthouse Sparkles in SLC" "Something modern architecture strives to do is support functions within the building—it’s very straightforward. It will become an iconic structure in the valley, and over time people will find out how beautiful the building really is, and how [...]

AISC 2014 Ideas2 Awards

May 1st, 2014|News Articles|

AISC 2014 Ideas2 Awards Modern Steel Construction, May 2014 "Newport Beach Civic Center, San Diego Federal Courthouse, Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, and the San Diego Public Library" "This unique structure couples challenging engineering with an architecturally complex scheme to provide a truly fascinating building." Read Full Article

San Diego Central Library

April 7th, 2014|News Articles|

San Diego Central Library American Galvanizers Association "Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards" "This year’s Most Distinguished project was the San Diego Central Library, which showcases the hip, ultramodern aesthetics of hot-dip galvanized steel. During the library’s initial design phase the foremost concern was how to design the new facility to withstand the corrosive marine [...]