SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Big-D Construction has been selected as the contractor for the new $57 million Juniper Building at the Herriman Campus, a joint project of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and the University of Utah.
The new campus will provide access to residents of Herriman, Riverton Bluffdale and Draper and will serve more than 2,000 students in its first year and nearly 7,000 by 2025, a Big-D release stated.
“Education is a fundamental key to our communities’ success. Our communities are seeing so much growth, and we are glad to be part of bringing easier access to college courses for those seeking higher education. We are honoured to once again provide construction services to SLCC on our third major project for the college,” Big-D Construction CEO Rob Moore said in a statement.
Site preparation will begin in August and continue for three months with building construction starting in October. The site will be closed to the public for two years and construction is scheduled for completion in February 2023.
“Big-D Construction is highly qualified and SLCC is looking forward to working with them on this project. We will be working with virtually the same team that we worked with on previous projects with excellent results,” SLCC associate vice-president of facilities Bob Askerlund said.
Big-D outbid four other companies through the state process to obtain the winning construction contract and has previously worked with SLCC on other projects including the Center for Arts and Media at South City Campus and the Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center at Westpointe Campus.
Funding for the building was appropriated by the Utah State Legislature in 2021, with additional support from SLCC, the University of Utah, private donors and infrastructure investments from Herriman City.