ESI recently completed the construction of Idaho’s First Medical College, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). We served as the construction manager and general contractor for the new higher education building that includes patient and simulation labs, an OMM lab, library, study spaces, open lobby, student lounge plus administration and faculty office and related building support areas.
This past month, ESI hosted company parties in both Boise, the home of ESI’s corporate headquarters, and Portland, a regional office location of ESI. The parties honor ESI’s purpose that Everyone Succeeds Together, acknowledging that we only succeed as a company with every single employee fulfilling their role on every job, every day.
After months of preparation and recruiting, followed by a challenging summer of in-depth learning and training, ESI’s 2018 Summer Internship has finally reached its end. In a short period of just a few months, this year’s group of interns was exposed to the fast-paced world of construction, including practical and professional experience in both the office and the field.
ESI completed the construction of the Boise Fire Training Center on June 1, 2018. The $12.5 million complex consists of multiple buildings, including a five-story Class B commercial tower burn building that includes two roof training areas, a two story Class A residential burn building, a 5,950 square-foot administration/classroom building, and a 9,800 square-foot single story training & safety building containing offices, a locker room, a classroom, and three apparatus bays with adjacent support rooms.
ESI was featured in an article by the Idaho Statesman, highlighting some of our recent projects throughout the greater Boise area. In their words: “ESI built many of the Treasure Valley’s most recognizable buildings. Those include Eighth & Main and the Inn at 500 Capitol in Downtown Boise, the Micron College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, and the Scentsy headquarters in Meridian.”
ESI’s leadership team recently visited the Micron Building 37 project for a safety walk in support of the front-line operation team there. At ESI, we believe that Everyone Succeeds Together, and the engagement of senior leadership is vital to the success and safety of every project.
Noted in the article by the Idaho Statesman, “Micron is spending $32 million to put up a three-story office building on the campus’s south end to house those 300 workers and 900 more.”
ESI recently reached an incredible company milestone with the hiring of its 500th employee.
On June 1, 2018, the City of Boise held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Boise Fire Training Center complex.
The city of Kuna recently unveiled a new, interactive art piece in the downtown area. The innovative art was funded by Together Treasure Valley, an Idaho Communities Initiative that ESI partners with.
As part of OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down week, ESI hosted its third annual Safety Stand-Down at the BSU Center for Fine Arts project. This year’s focus was the construction industry’s #1 cause of death: falls.
ESI broke ground on two new research facilities, being constructed in conjunction with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Idaho State Board of Education. The start of construction on the Cybercore Integration Center and the Collaborative Computing Center (C3) was celebrated on Wednesday, April 11, with key stakeholders and public officials present.
On the day before our concrete team poured the 2000 cubic yards of concrete for 5th and Idaho’s parking garage slab, our drone photographer was there to capture the complexity of the post-tensioned slab preparation.
In 2018, Idaho will take a huge step forward in the future of healthcare in the state. The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, the state’s first medical college, will open with a mission to “train osteopathic physicians prepared for caring for persons in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and beyond.” ESI was selected as the CM/GC for this new 94,000-square-foot higher education building that will include patient and simulation labs, an OMM lab, library, study spaces, open lobby, student lounge plus administration and faculty office and related building support areas.
ESI joined Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers at their 13th Annual Bowl-A-Thon to help knock down barriers for childhood education. The proceeds from the event benefit Giraffe Laugh kids and go towards programs to build stronger futures.
Congratulations to the ESI teams on the St. Luke’s Magic Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center and City Center Plaza projects for being honored by the Alliant Build America Awards!
ESI officially broke ground on the Veranda Senior Living at Barber Station. The new, 80-bed assisted living facility coming this winter is a project by Gardner Company.
ESI celebrated a major milestone on BSU’s new Center for Fine Arts by topping out the building with the final steel beam this week. The 90,000 square-foot, five-story project will be completed in 2019, and the building will house artist studios, gallery spaces, work spaces, and classrooms.
City Center Plaza – Project of the Year
Multimodal Center Development (VRT) – Second Place in Transportation Projects
Rock Creek Elementary – Honorable Mention in Public Projects
D.L. Evans Bank – Finalist in Private Projects (submitted by erstad Architects)
Inn at 500 – First Place in Private Projects
The District at Parkcenter – Finalist in Private Projects
As a new year began, our team at ESI Construction gathered to look back at all we accomplished in 2017 and to look forward at our goals for 2018. The event centers around our company’s purpose, which is “Everyone Succeeds Together.”