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Mike Golden, president of MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS, Castle Rock, Colo., was a recent guest speaker on

Mr. Golden’s presentation on December 4, 2012 featured the successful structural stabilization of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s Glenwood Springs Maintenance Facility, an award-winning project completed in 2010 by MWGC.

The building had been constructed nearly a decade earlier on an alluvial debris fan along the south side of the Colorado River. Hydro-collapsible soils beneath the building’s foundation had caused the structure to sink 9 inches in as many years.

The contractor stabilized the building with 307 100-ft-deep compaction grout columns, ultimately raising the facility 4 inches. The design/build project was completed in just eight months—ahead of schedule and in time for bus operations to commence with the Aspen ski season. Engineering News-Record recognized MWGC with ENR’s 2011 Best Project Award of Merit for its successful completion of this uniquely challenging project. Colorado State University has one of the most respected accredited construction management programs in the country.

Mr. Golden received his degree in construction from Bradley University and founded MWGC in 1984. The general contractor has been providing professional construction services throughout Colorado’s Front Range and mountain towns for more than a quarter of a century—building some of the state’s most recognized schools, fire stations and libraries, as well as compressed natural gas facilities, oil processing plants and other commercial/industrial buildings.

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