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                               The Neenan Company Honored with A4LE’s Rocky Mountain Chapter Design Award
Fort Collins-based design-build firm The Neenan Company has been recognized by the Association for Learning Environments’ Rocky Mountain Chapter for its work leading the design and construction
of Mapleton Public Schools’ Broadway Campus in Thornton, Colorado. Neenan earned the Peak Design Merit Award, which honors excellence in education- based architecture and design for projects that feature 80% or more of new construction.
The Mapleton Public Schools Broadway Campus project transformed a nearly 60-year-old former K-12 International Baccalaureate facility into a family of three IB schools spanning grades PK-3,
4-8 and 9-12. The project also provided the opportunity
for the district to add The Mapleton Arts Center to its educational offerings, which serves as both the district-wide
performing arts center and the Performing Arts School on Broadway for 7th - 12th grades. A4LE selected the project based on the design’s impact on the campus’ planning process as well as the resulting learning, physical and community environments.
“Schools play a vital role in our communities and knowing that we can be part of the solution that elevates the learning environment is what drives us, every day,” said David Kurtz, senior architect for The Neenan Company. “We’ve worked with Mapleton Public Schools on numerous projects since 2005, and we consider the Broadway Campus a legacy project between our teams. The project embodies the
spirit of partnership we aim to bring to all our projects, and knowing this is recognized by the education design community is beyond rewarding.”
 AEC Industry News
 Holcim US Elevates Sustainability in Colorado with Rollout of ECOPactTM Low-Carbon Concrete
Decarbonizing the nation’s ever-expanding urban built environment to stabilize global warming and the impact of population growth is more urgent than ever. The state of Colorado is pursuing one of the nation’s most ambitious climate action plans, working toward reduced emission targets of 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2050.
To help the construction industry meet these evolving standards, Holcim US is expanding its innovative ECOPact low-carbon concrete to the fast-growing Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo markets. ECOPact reduces the embodied carbon of concrete building materials from 30% to 90%, compared with standard concrete,
and its global warming potential (GWP) is verified in an environmental product declaration (EPD).
Colorado’s new Buy Clean Colorado Act aims to meet bold emission-reduction goals by using EPDs to drive the use of low-embodied-carbon materials. The model green-building legislation mandates the submission
of EPDs and requires the office of the state architect to establish maximum acceptable GWPs for all construction materials used in public projects.
From university and health care facilities to condominiums and industrial buildings, ECOPact low- carbon concrete has increasingly been the solution
of choice for reducing the embodied carbon of high- performance buildings throughout the northeastern, mid-Atlantic and north-central regions of the U.S.
ECOPact low-carbon concrete mixes are now part of job sites throughout Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, to meet stringent structural performance specifications aligned with high standards of sustainability. Compliant with all industry standards, the concrete is available in
a wide range of low-carbon levels and strength classes, and it can be used in all types of applications, regardless of performance requirements.
ABC Supply Co., Inc. Opens Location in Durango, Colorado
ABC Supply Co., Inc., the largest wholesale distributor of roofing and other select exterior and interior building products in North America, has opened a new location at 54 Girard Street in Durango, Colorado. The location’s hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (MT ) Monday through Friday. Zachery Wynne will manage the new branch.
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The branch’s phone number is (970) 317-6230.
ABC Supply is a 17-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner and a two-time recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work and is committed to hiring military veterans. |

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