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.

Ada County Courts Complex & Parking Garages

McAlvain completed the structural concrete package that included more than 7,500 cubic yards of concrete, 300,000 pounds of rebar, and one half-million square foot of mesh during the construction of the Ada County Courthouse located in downtown Boise, Idaho. The Ada County Courts Parking Garage is a post-tension parking structure that includes ground floor level retail spaces, and three levels of short-term parking above the ground.

Idaho’s Single Largest Highway Project

The Flying Wye is the single largest highway project in Idaho’s history.  McAlvain and Nelson Construction entered into a Joint Venture for stage one of the Flying Wye, replacing exits and merge lanes with a three-lane elevated flyover bridge heading east on I-84.  Stage one also involved widening the connector to three lanes in both directions and adding on-ramps and lanes to reduce congestion and improve safety.  More than 103,000 cubic yards of concrete was used in stage one with more than 330,000 cubic yards of earth excavated.

Grove Hotel

McAlvain and PCL entered into their 2nd Joint Venture to construct a 19 story multi-use 425,000 square foot concrete project.  The entire structure is predominantly post-tensioned cast in place concrete, with a structural steel component utilized for the long-span roof framing at the arena.  McAlvain has successfully completed 3 Joint Venture projects with PCL totaling more than $84,000,000 worth of work.