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.

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.”