Congratulations to the St. George Zwick Construction team who turned over another successful project to Utah Tech University last month! This expedited and iconic project brought an improved and more easily recognized entrance to the university.
Earlier this year, the staff of Utah Tech University noticed that visitors to the university frequently experienced difficulties identifying the main entrance to the campus. To remediate this issue, they hired a design team to create three monument signs for the front of that parking lot, signifying the main entrance to the university. Finally, they negotiated with Zwick Construction to build these signs.
Constructed with 4-inch blocks of local sandstone, these signs feature the Utah Tech logo with backlighting, surrounded by landscaping. The university requested the signs be particularly robust in the case that students climb on the signs. They also tasked the team with figuring out how to hide the electrical access door, which they did by building it into the masonry, then covering it with more sandstone blocks.
The university came to the Zwick team in July, hoping to have the project completed within six weeks. Through careful planning and coordination, the team was able to hit that deadline, excepting the delayed long-lead items that were delivered in December, significantly earlier than originally expected.
Working on a busy campus during the fall semester required the team to close one lane of traffic and consistently monitor student, vehicular, and pedestrian activity.