Extended Projects

PROJECTS – EXTENDED

The story behind our projects

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport

PROJECT NAME:

Various Service and Construction Projects at Denver International Airport

LOCATION:

Located east of Denver, Denver International Airport is the largest airport in the United States by total land area. Since it’s opening over 23 years ago, IME has been the on-site contractor for the airports various electrical needs. IME is honored to continue this legacy with a new chapter in DIA’s history with the current remodel of Jeppesen Terminal’s Great Hall.

CHALLENGES:

Completing work while mitigating interruptions to traveler and employee experience.

OPPORTUNITIES:

Through our prolonged partnership, IME has gained valuable knowledge of multiple crucial systems throughout the airport. Subsequently, Intermountain Electric is able to provide unparalleled design / build knowledge and service to this valued client.

Children's Hospital Colorado at Anschutz Medical Campus

Children's Hospital Colorado at Anschutz Medical Campus

PROJECT NAME:

Various Service and Construction Projects at Children’s Hospital

LOCATION:

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a nonprofit hospital for children located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

CHALLENGES:

Challenges presented during the various projects completed and ongoing at the Children’s Hospital involve keeping hospital systems and power on-line while working around existing facilities to keep the hospital at full functionality.

OPPORTUNITIES:

In coping with this challenge, IME created extensive methods of procedure to ensure that our chosen personnel were able to meet the requirement of full functionality during construction and service.

Porter Adventist Hospital

Porter Adventist Hospital

PROJECT NAME:

Upgrades at Porter Adventist Hospital

LOCATION:

Located in Denver, Colorado, Porter Adventist Hospital specializes in treating patients with cardiac care, cancer care, joint replacement, behavioral health, spinal care, and transplant needs.

CHALLENGES:

Creating and executing a plan to minimize the downtime to the 80+ year old hospital while the normal and emergency power that feeds 3/4 of the Hospital was cut over while keeping the hospital up and running.

OPPORTUNITIES:

This required multiple weekly meetings and multiple job walks in coordination with hospital staff to recognize areas of impacts. IME then created a custom plan to minimize the effects of ongoing construction to the operational hospital over 2.5 month period.

Peppermill Reno Hotel and Casino

Peppermill Reno Hotel and Casino

PROJECT NAME:

Peppermill Tuscany Tower

LOCATION:

Reno’s Premier AAA Four Diamond resort, in Northern Nevada.

CHALLENGES:

Challenges posed by the Peppermill Tuscany Tower project were in large part due to the fast-track completion schedule. IME was part of a team that built a 12 story 600 room luxury hotel in less than 14 month.s

OPPORTUNITIES:

To accomplish this feat, all slab-in, risers, and rough-in were prefabricated in the IME shop. Because of our pioneering prefabrication abilities, we found or designed several methods for the required assemblies, shipping and hoisting. At the height of the project, IME had 20 men in the prefabrication shop for 10 months supplying another 20 in the field.

Aces Ballpark Stadium

Aces Ballpark Stadium

PROJECT NAME:

Reno, ACES Ballpark Construction

LOCATION:

A major league park in Reno Downtown Nevada with luxury suites, restaurants, food, several beer gardens, picnic table seating, and a children’s play area.

CHALLENGES:

The biggest obstacle in the construction of the ACES Ballpark was the 10-month, condensed completion schedule.

OPPORTUNITIES:

Within the fast-paced completion schedule, IME faced challenges very specific to the construction of a sporting stadium. One of which, was due to the germination of the grass for ballpark’s trademark green field. To avoid damaging the growing grass, IME was unable to access areas within the field necessary for the installation of stadium lighting. Subsequently, a sky crane helicopter was contracted to hoist and transport the lighting poles to their final location. Risks abounded as the poles were near the maximum allowable weight of the helicopter. Weight restrictions dictated that the helicopter carry only enough fuel to set one pole at a time, with approximately 15 minutes of fly time from take-off to the final setting of each pole.

UCD Skaggs School of Pharmacy

UCD Skaggs School of Pharmacy

PROJECT NAME:

UCD Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

LOCATION:

The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university in Colorado with two campuses: one in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, and the other at the Anschutz Medical Campus located in neighboring Aurora. Specifically, this project took place at the Auraria campus.

CHALLENGES:

While working with the School of Pharmacy, the IME team had to follow very specific parameters with regards to the proper electrical systems that would be compatible with the technology that the school of pharmacy required.

OPPORTUNITIES:

This gave us the opportunity to creatively design electrical systems that were both optimal and consistent with the specifications required by the school.

XCEL Energy Hayden

XCEL Energy Hayden

PROJECT NAME:

XCEL Energy Hayden

LOCATION:

This energy station is located in Hayden, Colorado. It controls air emissions with multiple technologies like baghouses, dry scrubbing systems, and LO NOx burners.

CHALLENGES:

Working at this plant, much like any other power plant presents challenges stemming from the existing conditions of an industrial setting. This site is heavily industrial, which in turn, complicates work from both the installation standpoint in addition to the necessary safety precautions.

OPPORTUNITIES:

By selecting personnel that are well versed in performing work in an industrial setting and coordinating closely with the customer, we have overcome these issues. Cultivating collaboration as a best practice within our company has allowed us to foster and grow relationships with many of the major industrial facilities in the region.

Western Sugar

Western Sugar

PROJECT NAME:

Western Sugar Processing Facility Upgrades

LOCATION:

Fort Morgan, Colorado

CHALLENGES:

IME was tasked with updating the aged equipment in the Western Sugar Facility by the Western Sugar Cooperative (WSC). There was an intensive scope of work within a strict timeframe that was held to a high standard of quality required by a food handling plant.

OPPORTUNITIES:

IME was able to complete the nearly 25,000 man-hours of installation for power, controls, low voltage and various other scopes of work before the approaching harvest. Beforehand, IME partnered with other trades to produce a single, comprehensive 3D model of the facility that served as a tool for the progressive design and installations within the plant.