GE Johnson Celebrates University of Wyoming Ribbon Cutting

Laramie, Wyo. – August 21, 2018 – GE Johnson Construction Wyoming announces the completion of University of Wyoming’s Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center (HAPC). A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, Aug. 18, to officially open the facility, which sits just 50 feet north of the University’s War Memorial Football Stadium.

The project included an addition of 71,000 square feet to the University of Wyoming’s existing athletics facility. Features include a hyperbaric chamber for altitude-controlled training; a new 12,000-square-foot weight room; an auditorium style squad room; new staff and player locker rooms; recovery plunge pools; food preparation and service areas fitted with a new 2,000 square foot kitchen; coach/student offices and study areas; and two new second-level balconies which overlook War Memorial Stadium.

The Rochelle Athletic Center, the existing 48,000-square-foot facility, was renovated to include upgrades to the Olympic weight room, sports medicine/therapy areas, and various study/meeting rooms. The finished project combines the new additions and the Rochelle Athletic Center.

“We value our relationship with the University and UW athletics and are excited to be a part of adding value for the student athletes,” said Jim Johnson, president and CEO of GE Johnson.

Designed by Pappas & Pappas Architects and DLR Group, construction for the HAPC included 361 rammed piers; 525 tons of steel; 130 tons of rebar; 4,000 cubic yards of concrete; and 32,000 square feet of masonry materials that were installed in a nine-month window.

 

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For more than half a century, GE Johnson Construction Company has been dedicated to enriching our communities by leading and building projects with the best people and ideas. The company embraces the power of ingenuity and trusting relationships, and values integrity, safety, collaboration, and excellence. GE Johnson is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with offices in: Denver, Colorado; Vail, Colorado; Jackson, Wyoming; Casper, Wyoming; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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