The Idaho Water Center

McAlvain and Turner formed a Joint Venture for the Idaho Water Center, a 220,000 square foot multi-use office, educational and retail facility.  It is the primary base of the University of Idaho, Boise.  The facility is a cast-in-place concrete structure and was constructed with a sustainable and energy saving design, and construction techniques.  This building was designed utilizing geothermal heat pumps as part of the Boise Downtown geothermal loop.  The Water Center also houses a 60,000 square foot below grade parking structure.

Chobani Yogurt Plant Concrete

McAlvain placed all the foundation and structural concrete for the 1,000,000 square foot Chobani Yogurt plant located in Twin Falls, ID.  The new high profiled Chobani plant went on to win the 2013 Design Build Project of the Year (Design Build Institute of America).  In less than a six month span McAlvain placed more than 40,000 cubic yards of concrete, and helped facilitate the world class plant to a record setting completion date.

McAlvain’s New Office

McAlvain’s office renovation is an 11,300 square foot office building renovation using the existing steel/wood framed structural system.  The facility was constructed with a sustainable and energy saving design.  Sustainable aspects include: lighting controls, individual temperature controls, water use reduction in landscaping and plumbing, recycled content, low emitting materials, and day lighting.

Idaho State Capitol Wings Expansion

McAlvain was awarded the Design/Build contract from the State of Idaho Division of Public Works for the underground Capitol Wings Expansion project.  The project included the design and construction of two 25,000 square foot single level below grade buildings to the East and West sides of the existing State Capitol building.