Nov. 25, 2011
Montage Deer Valley, a 988,000-square-foot luxury resort and spa in Deer Valley, Utah that opened last December, has been honored as the 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year in the Commercial category by The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines. The GreenSite Awards are an annual contest highlighting projects that best exemplify sustainability in the concrete construction industry.
"Concrete producers and contractors should be proud of their accomplishments in moving concrete to the forefront of sustainable construction. All of these innovative projects demonstrate how concrete is on the cutting edge of green building," Tom Bagsarian, editor of The Concrete Producer, said in a press release.
Layton Construction Co., Inc. was the contractor for the Montage Deer Valley project, which was designed by HKS Hill Glazier Studio. The 13-story resort features 174 deluxe guest rooms and suites as well as 81 condos and residences on the upper six floors of the facility that range from one to five bedrooms. Montage also features an expansive spa, gourmet in-house dining establishments and ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort.
Concrete played a significant role in building Montage Deer Valley. The primary structural system is made of concrete. The superstructure of the facility consists of more than 60,000 cubic yards of concrete over three levels of heated underground parking accommodating more than 500 vehicles, as well as an additional 10 levels above ground. The project also contains approximately 3,000 cubic yards of site concrete. Orem, Utah-based Geneva Rock Products was the concrete producer for the project.
The use of concrete on the project led to a significant reduction in floor-to-floor sound transmission. By self-performing the concrete work, Layton was able to control the quality and provide the owner with the look they desired -- one that reinforced their overall commitment to elegance, high quality and luxury in addition to sustainability and green practices. Montage Deer Valley received a LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council® in July 2011, becoming Utah's first LEED-certified resort or hotel.
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