SugarSquare Wins 2019 Best Projects Award from ENR Mountain States

Sugar Square by Jordy Construction

Jordy Construction is pleased to announce that we were chosen by Engineering News-Record Mountain States as a winner of the 2019 Best Projects competition in the Small Project – Under $10 Million category.

SquareSquare, a project unlike any other in downtown Denver, was selected by a 12-person panel of architects, general contractors, green consultants, engineers and more for its approach to big construction and design in a narrow, underutilized urban space.

The 4-story, 11,400-square-foot SugarSquare building, which is located between 15th and 16th Streets on Wazee Street in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood, is an inspiring example of innovative urban infill and technological achievement. Working within the constraints of a 25-foot by 125-foot, Jordy had to take the unusual approach of building the structure from back to front, instead of bottom up and was driven by crane position and reach capability. The back wall and alley walls went up first, and then we worked our way out toward the street. The approach necessitated creative bracing and design solutions to ensure the partial floors would hold up while construction took place on other pieces of the building.

Despite all of the challenges on this unique project, actual ground-up steel and concrete erection was completed successfully and entirely without injury in just 30 working days.

We are proud of the work we did to maintain the integrity of the area while delivering the project in a way that met our clients’ needs and exceeded their expectations.

Read more about our work on SugarSquare in the October issue of ENR Mountain States!