University Colorado Hospital Tower Excavator

UC Health University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) on the Anschutz Medical Campus is building a new tower to meet the growing demand for complex medical care.

The UCH project is a deep foundation dig and site demolition scope accompanied by an underground wet utility package.  IHC Scott has cut 24,000 cubic yards of material in various areas of the building footprint working with five other sub-contractors simultaneously. The utility package includes 300 LF of 8″ mainline water, 700 linear feet of 4″, 6″, and 10″ sewer main at depths of 25′ and site storm sewer with all finish grade work. 

We have been working with a variety of equipment starting to meet several tasks with a Volvo 460 with a 5.5 CY bucket, CAT 336 for the utility work as well as a CAT 950 loader to move and load trucks. We had to use a separate 336 with a large breaker to do all the concrete demolition and a Genesis 300 to remove a large concrete retaining wall as to not disturb all the underground existing steam lines. Scott has accommodated all subs and the general contractor with multiple requests for import and placing bedding, rock, and soil stabilization materials to keep the project schedule moving forward. 

This project has challenged the Scott Contracting team mainly in the area of schedule and working on a very limited site with multiple other subcontractors working in or near the same areas. We have proven to be safe, proficient, and responsive in an extremely demanding environment. This project has been introduced new challenges to our team, and we can now say that it’s defiantly a scope of work that can be sought after and completed with success.