Welcome to the Capitol Preservation Board's Blog

This site will provide current up to date information about activities and events of the Board, its subcommittees and the office.

This site will replace the Executive Directors monthly report that has been published monthly.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Joint Subcommittee Meeting & Board Meeting

AGENDA

CAPITOL PRESERVATION BOARD
Joint Subcommittee Meeting
Budget and Operations
Preservation Planning and Maintenance
&
Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
3:00 p.m.
Capitol Board Room
State Capitol Building


Action 1. Call to Order
· Approval of minutes for April 22, 2009 Joint Subcommittee meeting.
· Approval of minutes for September 2, 2009 Budget and Operations Subcommittee meeting.
· Approval of minutes for September 19, 2009 Preservation Planning and Maintenance Subcommittee meeting.

Discussion 2. Lease for Lobbyist Space-David Hart

Discussion 3. Facility Use Rule – David Hart

Discussion 4. Fees – David Hart

Discussion 5. Visitor Services – Allyson Gamble
· New Website

Discussion 6. ESCO Project Proposal – David Hart

Approval 7. University of Utah Publishing Press- Allyson Gamble

Discussion 8. Sale of Lions- David Hart

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 23rd, Capitol Preservation Board Meeting

The Capitol Preservation Board met on the 23rd of September in Committee room 250 at the Utah State Capitol to review budget and fee recommendation for FY2011 by the Executive Director David H. Hart, FAIA.

After calling the meeting to order and approving the minutes of the last board meeting Speaker Clark, who was acting as chair for the meeting, turn the time over to Mr. Hart.

The executive director presented both the FY2010 budget for background information as well as the FY2011 proposed budget. He highlighted the two main areas of concern and discussion. He explained that the board for FY2011 will receive money from two main sources of funds. These include General Fund, appropriated by the legislature, of approximately $3.2 million dollars and Dedicated Credits, which the CPB must earn, of approximately $600,000. The largest single expense for FY2011, he explained, is the cost of maintenance on Capitol Hill at the cut rate of $2.9 million dollars. He explained that the consequences of the lower rate will reduce staff from 7 to 4 FTE’s and it will not be feasible to maintain the capitol and the complex of building at that rate. Thus the Budget and Board Operation Subcommittee approved the executive director’s building block #1 of $445,700 to maintain the maintenance program.

The second building block, which he presented, is designed to reduce if not eliminate the ill will that has been developed over the past two years by the board charging for space on Capitol Hill. Mr. Hart suggested that while some spaces, like the rotunda, board room, and dinning room, it is appropriate to require a charge, other spaces, such as conference rooms and the auditorium, it is not reasonable. The charge on these spaces only serves to create anxiety and anger. He suggested that if one looks at the earning capacity of the spaces where a charge is appropriate it is possible to earn $60,000 of the $120,000 dedicated credits that the CPB must earn to make the budget target. The other $60,000 would then be provided by the legislature through the General Fund appropriation. This would allow the CPB to rewrite the facility use rule allowing the free use, as a public service, of some spaces on Capitol Hill during the legislative meetings.

The board asked many questions about both building blocks so that they could understand. Concerns were expressed that these are difficult time for all of state government and that asking for any kind of increase is going to be very difficult. Likewise, opposite feeling were voiced where they felt that it would be negligent to not support these requests since the State just spent $275 million redoing the Capitol Grounds and Buildings and to let them go unmaintained would not be right. At the end of the discussion the Speaker said that the executive director needs direction and a motion was made to approve both building block requests. The motion passed 5 votes to 4 votes.

The executive director will not meet with Legislative Management to see about getting the rate approved for the upcoming general session.

Speaker Clark next turn to Alan Bachman the Board’s legal council for discussion of the health amendment to the rule R131-13 Health Reform – Health Insurance Coverage in State Contracts - Implementation. Representative Dee, following Alan’s presentation, made a motion to approve the rule change. It passed 9 votes in favor and 0 opposed.
Meeting was adjourned.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Energy Services Companies (ESCO) on Capitol Hill

The executive director of the Capitol Preservation Board in consultation with DFCM’s John Harrington is interested in pursuing several ESCO projects on Capitol Hill. The focus will be on projects with a 7 year payback located mainly in the State Office Building however, all of the buildings on Capitol Hill will be investigated for possible projects.

For more information on ESCO projects on Capitol Hill click here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Preservation Planning and Maintenance Subcommittee Meeting Synopsis – Held on September 10, 2009

The Capitol Preservation Board’s Preservation Planning and Maintenance Subcommittee met on September 10, 2009 and reviewed the following:
· Maintenance Budget and Issues
· ESCO and the State Office Building Projects
· DUPM – Electrical and Exterior Stone Repair
· Capitol Restoration wrap-up
For information on this meeting please click here.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Subcommittee Meeting of September 2, 2009 Synopsis

The subcommittee reviewed two budget preparation items during it meeting of September 2, 2009. For more information click here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee Meeting Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Capitol Preservation Board's Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee will meet Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 3:00 PM in the Capitol Board Room at the Utah State Capitol.

The Subcommittee will review the Executive Directors Budget Proposal for 2011. This proposal will include both the office budget and the fee schedule for rental/use of capitol facilities.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Subcommittee Meeting of August 5, 2009 Synopsis

The Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee meet and discussed, an update on the Lions, the 2011 budget, the board fee schedules and a modification to R131-13 Health insurance coverage in State Contracts. For more information click here.

Subcommittee Meeting of August 5, 2009 Synopsis

The Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee meet and discussed, an update on the Lions, the 2011 budget, the board fee schedules and a modification to R131-13 Health insurance coverage in State Contracts. For more information click here.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Capitol Discovery Day


Something for the whole family! The Utah State Capitol is at it again for their 5th annual Capitol Discovery Day. This free event, open to the public, will take place on August 29, 2009 from Noon until 10 p.m. For more information click here.

Increased Energy Efficiency Planned for State Office Building

The executive director has been working with DFCM and their energy office to investigate the possibilities of combining several small energy related items into one larger ESCO (Energy Services Company) delivery process. Read more, click here.

Budget and Board Operations Subcommittee Meeting scheduled for August 5, 2009

The Budget and Operation Subcommittee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the Capitol Board Room. Click here for details.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Meeting Dates and Times

The board meeting will be held on the following days:
June 24, 2009 - Capitol Board Room at 3:00 PM
September 23, 2009 - Capitol Board Room at 3:00 PM
December 2, 2009 - Capitol Board Room at 3:00 PM

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Subcommittee Meeting of June 1, 2009 Synopsis

The Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee meet and reviewed the Capitol Facilities Rental structure within the context of the board budget which was developed around both general fund appropriations and dedicated credits. To read more click here

Friday, May 29, 2009

Executive Office Building Workshop Held

As part of the analysis process being used to determine the future direction for the executive office building, the executive director invited the Preservation Planning and Maintenance subcommittee, as well as interested member of the community, to discuss the option which the project definition team has been developing over the last five months. The results of these workshops can be reviewed by clicking here.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee Meeting

On May 12, 2009 at 3:00 PM in the Capitol Board Room the Subcommittee met to review the following:
1. Donation of the original Lions to the Bountiful Lions Club
2. Facility Use Rules and a modification to the rules for the Legislative Sessions
3. Board FY2010 budget and dedicated credits.

For and synopsis of the meeting see the Budget Development and Board Operations blog or click here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Executive Director Receives AIA Fellowship Honor

On Friday May 1, 2009 at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, David H. Hart, FAIA the Executive Director and Architect of the Capitol was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

In bestowing fellowship upon David H. Hart, FAIA the AIA said “David H. Hart, FAIA was responsible for the innovation of a collaborative integrated delivery process that led to the successful restoration of the Utah State Capitol. This methodology influenced management of complex public building nationally.”

2009 Engineering Excellence Awards

The Utah State Capitol Seismic Base Isolation and Restoration was given an Honor Award at the National American Council of Engineering Companies in Washington DC on Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

In providing the award the ACEC said “Groundbreaking engineering has made the Utah State Capitol Building less vulnerable to seismic activity, despite the historic structure’s close proximity to an active fault capable of producing a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. Extensive renovation for the 90-year-old structure required complete foundation removal without raising or lowing the building by more than 1/16 in. Installation of 265 base isolators consisting of laminated rubber plates and steel allow the building to float above the ground during seismic activity. The 300,000-square-foot building and it occupants are not expected to survive a major earthquake with little injury or damage.”

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Joint Subcommittee Meeting of April 22, 2008 Synopsis

The Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee met jointly with the Preservation, Planning and Maintenance Subcommittee and reviewed several items of board business.

For a synopsis of the Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee click here and for the Preservation, Planning and Maintenance Subcommittee click here

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bountiful Lions Club Requests a Capitol Donation



The Bountiful Lions Club has written a letter requesting the Capitol Preservation Board to donate two of the original concrete cast lions. The Lions Club would like to restore the two lions and permanently place them on display at their clubhouse and rifle range facility located in the foothills of Bountiful.

The Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee will review the request on April 22, 2009 and will make a recommendation to the Board.

Representative Brad Dee Appointed to Capitol Preservation Board

Speaker of the House David Clark appointed Representative Brad Dee to serve as a member on the Capitol Preservation Board. Representative Dee currently serves on the Executive Appropriations Committee; Capital Facilities and Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; House Education Committee; House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee; and, House Ethics Committee.

Representative Dee replaces Representative Wayne Harper who served on the Board for the past eight years and chaired the Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee.

We look forward to working with Representative Brad Dee.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

CAPITOL PRESERVATION BOARD JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING

Budget Development and Board Operations
Preservation, Planning and Maintenance Subcommittee

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
3:00 p.m.
Capitol Room 170
Utah State Capitol

Spring Blossoms at the Utah State Capitol


The master plan and restoration of the state Capitol included planting more than 400 new Yoshino Cherry trees, which have a beautiful pink color when in bloom, and 24 Bradford Pear flowering trees. These trees are now approaching full bloom and add a wonderful enhancement to the Capitol Hill Complex. Hundreds of tulips will also be in bloom and add a beautiful splash of red, yellow and white color to the complex.

In addition, the grounds will have several drought tolerant gardens. These gardens include the south walkway garden, north gardens, Mormon Battalion garden and others. These gardens were designed by MGB+A and provide wonderful color variations while reducing water consumption.

The Capitol Preservation Board invites you to visit Capitol Hill to enjoy its picturesque grounds encompassing the Capitol. Walk the three quarter mile Memorial Olmsted oval walkway, which is lined with the cherry trees. Visit the center plaza just north of the Capitol to enjoy the tranquility of the reflecting pool and the flowering pear trees. Whatever your pleasure, you’re sure to enjoy the beautiful landscaping at the Capitol Hill Complex. (For more information about the Cherry Blossoms click here.)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Executive Director’s Monthly Report for March 2009

Legislative Recap for FY2009 and FY2010
During the 2009 Legislative General Session, the legislature cut almost a billion dollars from the state’s FY2009 and FY2010 budgets. The executive director worked closely with the legislature to maintain the critical items within the Board’s budget. With the successful completion of the Capitol restoration, the project realized a savings of $864,000, which was returned to the Capitol Facilities and Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee. This money was used by the subcommittee as a one-time backfill for the Board’s priorities, as well as other state departments and agencies. Even with the returned monies, the Board took its fair share of budgetary cuts as did all state agencies.

Due to these budget cuts, it was necessary to reduce part-time personnel, suspend hiring a much needed receptionist/secretarial position, and indefinitely suspend the purchase of supplies for FY2009. In addition, the office is using an automated telephone answering system. Janitorial services were reduced and basic services were changed to a charge-for-service basis. These services will be monitored to make sure the Capitol Hill Complex facilities are kept in proper condition. The grounds crew was significantly reduced, resulting in lawns being mowed every other week and planting and weeding done by volunteers arranged through communities and other state programs.

For FY2010, the Board’s budget will be much tighter. To compensate for the reduction, the office will cut expenses and eliminate as many costs as possible. One option being investigated is furloughs for all employees. While plans have not been finalized, it appears that a furlough of some type will be required to avoid layoffs.

Board Rules
The Board approved R131-2 Capitol Hill Complex Facility Use Rule, which regulates the use of Capitol Hill facilities and grounds. To obtain a copy of this rule and necessary forms to make a reservation, please click here. The Board will continue to review this rule to address issues that arise. One issue to be discussed is the use of the Capitol Hill facilities and grounds during the legislative session.

The Board will also discuss the rule governing parking on Capitol Hill before submitting it to Administrative Rules for publication.

Capitol Construction

Almost every aspect of the Capitol is complete. The two stone lions to grace the west side of the Capitol will be delivered and installed this summer during the month of August. To view the progress of the lions, please click here.

Currently, the project team is working with OCIP to close out more than 200 subcontractor’s contracts in order to determine any outstanding workers comp savings. It is anticipated that the OCIP will wrap up towards the end of June and some funds returned to the Board.

Capital Facilities
This past summer, the Board completed improvement projects at the Travel Council. This year, the Board will focus on the following projects:

1. Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum - The DUPM is in desperate need of a long term master plan and an electrical upgrade. The goal is to restore the building while keeping it functional.
2. State Office Building - Mechanical and electrical upgrades, tunnel upgrades and space reorganization is planned in order to keep the building functioning.
3. White Memorial Chapel - Minor repairs are needed, such as door and window improvements. In addition, painting and some exterior work needs to take place prior to next winter.

These projects have been or will be funded through improvement monies and DFCM.

The study investigating the State Office Building project is proceeding forward. For information regarding the progress of the study, please click here.

Visitor Services Report
For information regarding Visitor Services activities, please click here.

Curatorial Services Report
We sincerely express our appreciation to the following individuals whose terms have expired for their services over the past several years:

· Max Smith, AIA - Architect
· Kendall Brown - Historian
· Katie Slater - Artist
· Senator Carlene Walker - Board Representative
· Susan Lawrence
· Peggy Wallace

Senator Madsen was asked to be the Board’s representative on the Art Placement Subcommittee for the next three months until the Board can meet and appoint an official member to the subcommittee.

For more information regarding Capitol Hill Curatorial services, please click here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Capitol Preservation Board Approved Amended Facility Use Rule

In the Capitol Preservation Board’s quarterly meeting, the Board unanimously approved the proposed amendment to R131-2, Capitol Hill Complex Facility Use. This rule was amended to provide a process so an applicant may use a private caterer in Capitol Hill facilities.

The amended rule requires private caterers to meet the same qualifications as the preferred caterer. Forms were developed for private caterers to fill out and meet the required qualifications. These forms were presented to the Board by the executive director.

In approving the amended rule, the Board requested:
1. The executive director to work with applicants and caterers in completing the forms, as well as to provide feed back on the forms and their use.
2. The executive director to identify areas of conflict or confusion in the rule, such as prohibition of open flames, and bring these issues to the Budget Development and Board Operations Subcommittee for discussion.
3. The executive director to address the use of the facilities during the legislative session.

The executive director introduced the new Blog for the Capitol Preservation Board. The Board’s office is looking to provide accurate and timely information, and at the same time save costs. The Blog will replace the executive director’s monthly report.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Senate Appoints Board Members

Senate President Michael Waddoups has appointed Senator Mark Madsen (R) and Senator Gene Davis (D) as members of the Capitol Preservation Board. Senator Madsen will be replacing Senator Carlene Walker who did not return to the Senate at the end of last year. Senator Davis is returning as a board member after serving previously for 4 years.

Senator Madsen will serve as the new chair of the Preservation and Maintenance Subcommittee, and will be member of the Budget and Board Operations Subcommittee.

Senator Davis will continue to serve on the Preservation and Maintenance Subcommittee.

We look forward to working with both. Welcome.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Capitol Wins Intermountain Chapter of the American Concrete Institute “Excellence in Concrete” Award

The Capitol Preservation Board as won this year “Excellence in Concrete” Award from ACI (for more information on ACI click here). This award recognizes the extensive and unique use of concrete in the Base Isolation of the Capitol. The Capitol was originally constructed in 1915 as a concrete frame building. Concrete was used to for the first time in load transfers for the capitol due to the concrete frame. The capitol also combined suspension bridge technology with post tension concrete technology for the first time to support and suspend the rotunda piers in the center of the building.

The award will be presented to the Executive Director, Architects, Structural Engineers and the Construction Manager on Friday March 27, 2009 at the Little America Hotel.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Preservation and Maintenance Meeting Schedule for 2009

The meeting dates for the Capitol Preservation Board’s Preservation and Maintenance Subcommittee have been posted for more information click here.

Budget and Board Operationgs Subcommittee Meeting Schedule for 2009

The meeting dates for the Capitol Preservation Board’s Budget and Board Operations Subcommittee have been posted for more information click here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Capitol Preservation Board Meeting

The Capitol Preservation Board is tentatively scheduled to meet March 25th at 4:00 pm. in the Capitol Board Room on the second floor of the State Capitol.

The tentative agenda will be to review any comments from the proposed modifications to the Facilities Use Rule. The comment period ends on the 17th of March (to view the proposed rule click here). The primary changed to the rule is to accommodate off site catering services. The board will be voting to make the rule effective.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Capitol Curator, Judith McConkie Book Signing - Wednesday, March 11 - 11:00-1:00

Continuing with our Utah Author's program, we are excited to feature Capitol Curator, Judith McConkie author of With Anxious Care. Judith will be available to sign copies of "With Anxious Care" Wednesday, March 11 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm. For more information visit our Utah State Capitol Visitor Services Blog.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Engineering New Record (ENR) Awards The Capitol As Best Restoration Project of the Year

Engineering News Record (ENR) is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual Best of the Best Awards. The competition recognizes construction and design excellence of the past year from across the U.S., choosing from the regional winners of McGraw-Hill Construction’s network of 11 Regional Publications’ Best of 2008 Awards.

The Judges in awarding the Utah State Capitol said "This is a beautiful job and a wonderful undertaking. My hat's off to Utah."

Capitol Restoration Receives The Victorian Society Award

The Victorian Society in America's Board of Directors has established the annual Preservation Awards Program to honor projects of outstanding merit in the preservation or restoration of significant artifacts of Victorian material culture.

Read more about this on the Utah Capitol Visitor Services Blog

The U.S.S. Utah exhibit opens on March 9, 2009 in the Utah State Capitol

The Fourth Floor Galleries
The original design of the Capitol included four galleries on the fourth floor. This space was maintained by the Utah Arts Institute for exhibitions. The law governing the Institute was a bill referred to simply as the Art Bill of 1899. Written and sponsored by Alice Merrill Horne, the bill created a mechanism, the first in the country, for sponsoring arts education in schools. It also made provision for sponsoring artists in Utah by purchasing and exhibiting the visual arts. As part of the newly renovated Utah State Capitol, the Fourth Floor Galleries will feature rotating exhibits, some curated by the Capitol Preservation Board Curator Judith McConkie, some by visiting and collaborating museums and individuals. All exhibits will feature educator materials for pre- and post-visit (as well as classroom) activities for 4th and 7th graders whose curricula includes Utah History and Civics. This USS Utah exhibit reopens this historic exhibition program in the Capitol.

For more informaton on The USS Utah Exhibit visit the Utah State Capitol Curator's Blog and the Visitor Services Blog.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Executive Directors February Report

February Executive Summary

With the Legislative Session in full swing as of first of February the office was inundated with requests for events of every kind. By the end of the month the capitol had hosted over:
· 30 Free Speech Events
· 15 Dances
· 1 Wedding
· 11 Corporate Events
· 11 State Sponsored Events
· 25 Bridal photographs
One of the surprises for this year was both the number of events as well as the type of events. There is clearly a need for a category of event that is specific to the legislative session. The Board and the Subcommittees will need to address this issue following the Legislative session.

During the Legislative Session the Executive Director worked closely with the Chairs of the Capitol Facilities and Government Operations to identify a way to lessen the impact of the state wide budget cuts. Due to the successful fiscal management of the Capitol Restoration $863,400 were identified as clear savings which could be retuned back to the appropriations subcommittee. With these additional funds committee members felt comfortable with a reduced cut by way of a backfill to the capitol maintenance budget and too many other state programs.

Working with the Project Definition consultant the Executive Director has identified a date of May 26 through the 28 for the first workshop to explore idea and concepts for the North Building. Additionally the consultant has his consultant working aggressively on a facilities assessment of the State Office Building to determine it structural, mechanical and electrical adequacy. A preliminary report will be provided in March.

The Executive Director held a one day workshop with the Design Build team who will be providing the remodel work at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Prior to beginning any work, it was important for the design and build team to understand the over all goals for the project. Many different options were investigated towards the end of the day one over all direction was starting to take shape. This option would include several phases all with the focus upon the master plan. Phase one will include the repairs to the exterior stone and the life safety hazards that exist inside the building.

Energy and Environmental Stewardship

The Executive Director has begun looking at what opportunities exist for saving energy and reducing the over all cost of energy on Capitol Hill. These ideas will be incorporated into the 2010 Master plan update that will occur this year and will be presented to the Preservation Subcommittee and the Board for approval. One of the elements may include the option for solar panels on the roof of the capitol. The Executive Director has been investigating this option for several months and will have information to present to the Preservation Subcommittee in the first meeting following the legislative session.


Capitol Restoration Award Update

During the Month of February the Capitol Preservation Board received recognition by receiving the following awards:
· David H. Hart, FAIA was recognized by the National American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his work on the Utah State Capitol and elevated to Fellow of the Institute.
· Traditional Building Palladio Award – Architectural Restoration and Renovation Award
· ACEC National Award for Structural Engineering
· ACEC Utah Grand Award for Structural Engineering
· ACEC Utah Grand Award for Building/Technology Systems
· Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Special Recognition Award
· American General Contractor of Utah – Building Project of the Year Award
· American General Contractor of Utah awarded David Hart, FAIA the owner of the year award

Executive Directors January Report

January Executive Summary
January 4, 2009 was the one year anniversary of the newly renovated and rededicated Utah State Capital. Over this past year the CRG Architects (Capitol Restoration Group) working with the CM/GC JHJV (Jacobsen Hunt Joint Venture) has completed the remaining portion of the work allowing the Senate and the House to occupy the remodeled Senate and House buildings. The remodeled space provide for legislative committee rooms (three in each building) and badly needed office space. While most of the punch list items have been completed there are some that will have to wait until after the 2009 legislative general session.

With the Capitol base isolation and restoration and the remodel of the Senate and House building complete the focus will now turn to determining what to do with the 1959 State Office Building. In the September 2008 Board meeting members of the board requested the Executive Director to move forward with the planning of the North Building in the Master Plan. The Executive Director report to the board in the December meeting that the Request for Qualifications was ready to go out to interested project definition consultants who would work with the Executive Director and the Board to determine the direction for the State Office Building. During the first part of January members of the board met to review the qualification and to select a consultant. They selected Paul Brown Architects to prepare the study. With Mr. Brown under contract this study is moving forward.

During the December of 2008 Board meeting the board approved the recommended changes to the “Capitol Hill Facility Use Rules” these rule were modified to allow for greater flexibly in the use of off site food service providers. The Executive Director filed the rule with Administrative Rules such that it could be placed in the state bulletin in order to receive public comment.

Capitol Restoration Award Update

the Capitol Preservation Board has won the following awards due to the success of the Capitol Restoration:
· The AIA Utah Honor Award
· The AIA Peoples Choice award for Architecture
· The Utah Heritage Foundation Heritage Award
· The 2008 National Award of Excellence for Seismic Mitigation
· The Pinnacle Award for Stone
· The CMAA Restoration Project of the Year
· The American Society of State and Local History for historic restoration excellence.
· The Structural Engineering Excellence award for use of Post Tension concrete.