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Montana Tech Student Success Center

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Montana Tech Completion Date:  Fall 2018 Scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2018, Montana Tech’s Student Success Center will be an L-shaped, 81,000 sq. ft., four-story building housing approximately 220 students and a learning facility. This structural steel braced frame building will meet seismic risk category III specifications and uses…
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Great Falls Clinic – Great Falls, MT

Design Team: LPW Architecture, Brasfield & Gorrie, Dick Anderson Construction, Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood Owner: Capital Growth Medvest/Great Falls Clinic Completion Date:  Spring 2015 The Great Falls Clinic is a two-story full hospital facility housing all care types – surgical, in-house and acute care, as well as the Emergency Department. This 70,000 sq ft, structural…
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Gilkey Center for Executive Education – University of Montana

Design Team: LPW Architecture Owner: University of Montana Completion Date:  May 2016 The University of Montana’s Gilkey Center for Executive Education opened in May of 2016. In addition to its primary purpose of offering executive education, it is home to the Global Leadership Initiative and the University of Montana Foundation. This 31,500 sq ft structural…
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Franklin Elementary Addition & Remodel – Missoula, MT

Design Team: LPW Architecture Owner: Missoula County Public Schools Completion Date: Summer 2017 BCE provided full structural engineering support for the replacement of Franklin Elementary School in Missoula, MT.  While the original gymnasium remained intact, the new structure focused on the use of durable materials, with brick and masonry being placed in front of a structural steel frame…
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Fort Missoula Regional Park – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects, Jackson Contracting Group Owner: Missoula Parks and Recreation Completion Date: Phase I - April 2017; Phase II - 2018 BCE provided structural engineering support for a variety of projects at Missoula’s newest park and sports complex – Fort Missoula Regional Park, including pavilions, restrooms, shelters, trash enclosures, dugouts, light fixture bases, scoreboards, and…
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Champions Center – University of Montana

Design Team: CTA Architects, WGM Group Owner: University of Montana Completion Date: 2017 The University of Montana’s Champions Center houses the new locker room for the Grizzly football team, team meeting spaces, and an extensive strength and conditioning center for use by all student-athletes. At 46,000 square feet, this structural steel braced frame building was wedged…
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Waffle House Restaurants

Design Team: Children's Design Group, Point One Design Owner: Waffle House BCE Structural has been the corporate structural engineer for Waffle House for over a decade. We work on over 100 Waffle House projects per year throughout the country and have streamlined our processes to be able to produce efficient, accurate, and repeatable results with…
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Rost Residence – Telluride, CO

Design Team: Locati Architects Completion Date: TBD This remarkable three-story 13,350 SF home will be perched just below a ridge that overlooks beautiful Telluride, CO. Surrounded by the ski runs of Telluride Mountain, the home will only be accessible by tram much of the year. Three levels of living space, the use of natural and rustic materials,…
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Main Hall Preservation – University of Montana Western

Design Team: Jackson Contractor Group, Richard Shanahan Architects, and Ken Seivert Owner: University of Montana Western Completion Date: 2016 The iconic Main Hall building on the University of Montana Western campus was renovated over a 10 year period, with the final phase of the work being the renovation of the original library building. This portion of the…
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Sacajawea Middle School Addition – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: A&E Architects, Integrus Architecture, Martel Construction, Morrison-Maierle Owner: Bozeman School District Completion Date: Currently under construction This project consists of a renovation and addition to the existing Sacajawea Middle School in Bozeman, MT. The structural system of both the existing building and addition is steel roof joists and steel girders on CMU bearing/shear walls.…
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BlueCross BlueShield of Montana Headquarters – Helena, MT

Design Team: SMA Architects, Dick Anderson Construction Owner: BlueCross BlueShield of Montana Completion Date: Fall 2016 The new BlueCross BlueShield Headquarters building located in Helena, MT is a multi-story building that will serve the administrative staff of BCBS and Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). BCE was responsible for the analysis, design and detailing of the structural engineering…
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Northwestern Energy – Butte, MT

Design Team: Mosaic, Dick Anderson Construction Owner: Northwestern Energy Completion Date: 2015 The Northwestern Energy headquarters building will be an iconic structure in historic uptown Butte, MT. Additionally, the owner is pursuing LEED Gold status, which will be somewhat unique within the community. The building structure is seven stories total with two stories below grade. The foundation…
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Eglise Bridge – Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, MT

Design Team: BCE Structural, TrueNorth Steel, Lorenzen Soil Mechanics, Inc., Houser Engineering, PC, and Jackson Contractor Group, Inc. Owner: Yellowstone Club Development Completion Date: December 2016 The scope of our work included the preliminary design of 3 bridge configuration options, as well as the final design of a deck-arch bridge to span the wetlands and Muddy Creek…
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Willson Residences – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Comma Q Architecture Owner: Bridger Builders Completion Date: 2016 The transformation of the original Bozeman High School into a residential condominium building was a worthy and exciting challenge for BCE engineers. Originally built in 1911-1913, the building had been abandoned for over 10 years by the school district due to burdensome needed repairs…
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Hawthorne Elementary Addition – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Comma Q Architecture Owner: Bozeman Public Schools Completion Date: 2017 This project consists of an approximately 11,000 sq. ft. addition adding 7 new classrooms along with significant renovations throughout much of the original building. The new construction consists primarily of structural steel utilizing concrete slabs on metal deck, open-web steel joists, and steel braced…
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Grizzly Harley-Davidson

Design Team: Paradigm Architects Owner: Grizzly Harley-Davidson Grizzly Harley-Davidson in Missoula, MT is one of the most distinctive Harley Davidson stores in the western United States. The building roof structure combines long span glulam/steel trusses, steel bar joists, and SIP panels. The walls combine wood with masonry. The lateral force resisting system was accomplished with…
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Emma Park Community Center – Butte, MT

Design Team: ThinkOne Architecture Owner: Human Resources Council Completion Date: July 2014 This energy efficient building houses offices for the Human Resource Council (HRC) along with public use and community spaces. This building utilized a combination of concrete slab over steel framing on the main floor, glulam girders with wood joists for the upper floor…
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Yellowstone Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: SMA Architects Owner: Montana State University Completion Date: 2016 Yellowstone Hall was the largest ongoing building project in the state of Montana in 2015.  At 400 beds, 120,000 sq. ft. and a $35 million construction budget, this innovative project incorporated the latest in “green” design, earning it LEED Gold status, a hybrid structural…
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Bozeman Gateway Katherine Building – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: CTA Owner: Mitchell Development Group Completion Date: 2014 The Bozeman Gateway Katherine building is a multi-use commercial building housing professional offices, retail space, and restaurants. The client wanted the maximum amount of glass along with very few interior columns to provide the greatest amount of flexibility for dividing up the space for tenants.…
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Structures of Landscape – Fishtail, MT

Design Team: Ensemble Studio Owner: Tippet Rise Art Center Completion Date: 2016 Structures of Landscape is an art installation of three enormous concrete sculptures, Domo, Beartooth Portal, and Inverted Portal, at Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana. At the base of the Beartooth Mountains, the Art Center spans across an 11,500 acre working cattle and sheep…
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Haraka Haraka Residence

Design Team: Platt Architecture Completion Date: Summer 2015 This exciting project located in the mountains of North Carolina consisted of a 16,000 sq. ft. main house and a separate 4,100 sq. ft. guest house. Both structures are a single story with a walkout basement. This project combined the focal points that are traditionally displayed in…
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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – Helena, MT

Design Team: Place Architecture Owner: St. Paul's United Methodist Church Completion Date: 2004 The St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Helena challenged BCE engineers to design an expansive roof structure out of long span glulam trusses with a vaulted and expansive exposed steel truss above. This open, warm wood and steel structure provides a welcoming…
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Kalispell Regional Medical Center Surgical Services Addition – Kalispell, MT

Design Team: A&E Architects, ACE Owner: Kalispell Regional Medical Center Completion Date: February 2013 The Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) Surgical Services Addition is a three story building that serves as the primary surgical facility, with new patient recovery rooms and a medical office addition for the hospital. The structure was designed with the future expansion…
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Missoula Bone & Joint – Missoula, MT

Design Team: MMW Architects Owner: Missoula Bone & Joint Completion Date: 2002 The Missoula Bone & Joint building incorporates many unique and efficient components to fit in the open and naturally lit architectural design for the 20,000 sq. ft. floor plan. The south and entry roofs are framed with curved tube steel beams and trusses…
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Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital ER Addition – Hamilton, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Completion Date: Summer 2008 The Emergency Room Addition to the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is a 20,000 sq. ft. single story structure with a penthouse over the entry, lobby, and reception areas. The two large canopies created unique design challenges due to their size and cantilevered…
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St. Patrick’s Hospital – Ambulatory Services Building – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects Owner: St. Patrick Hospital Completion Date: March 2002 One of the largest building projects in Missoula at 378,000 sq. ft., the Ambulatory Services Building (ASB) facility was constructed to replace the old Broadway Building that served the hospital since the early 1900s. The existing building was imploded…
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St. Joseph’s Hospital – Polson, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: St. Joseph Medical Center Completion Date: 2001 The St. Joseph's Hospital Addition is a 59,000 sq. ft. addition to the existing building, with scenic views of the Flathead Valley. The roof is framed with open web joists with a concrete slab over metal deck, while the floor is framed with…
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Community Medical Center – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Community Medical Center Completion Date: Various BCE is proud to have been the structural engineering firm for the majority of additions to CMC for over 20 years. Along with several additions to the hospital, we have also designed the structure for three significant Physician Center buildings and a surgery center.…
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Barrett Memorial Hospital – Dillon, MT

Design Team: MMW Architects Owner: Barrett Hospital & Healthcare Completion Date: 2012 BCE provided the complete structural design for a new medical building and replacement of the existing healthcare facility. The medical building consists of 18,200 sq. ft. of main level and second floors and 9,000 sq. ft. of basement, with open web steel joists…
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Fort Harrison Troop Medical Clinic – Helena, MT

Design Team: Slate Architecture, R&R Taylor Construction Owner:State of Montana Department of Military Affairs Completion Date: 2011 The existing Troop Medical Clinic Building was remodeled to provide a more efficient and updated interior space. An addition was built to match the existing light framed construction of the original structure, resulting in over 7,300 sq. ft. of…
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The Wave Aquatic Center – Whitefish, MT

Design Team: L'Heureux Page Werner Owner: The Wave Aquatic & Fitness Center Completion Date: Fall 2005 The Wave Aquatic Center is an essential part of the Whitefish community, providing an athletic club and aquatic center for the area residents. The facility consists of a multi-use gymnasium, athletic facility with waterslides, multiple pools, physical therapy offices,…
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Fire Station #62 – Kalispell, MT

Design Team: Grover + Company Architects Owner: City of Kalispell Completion Date: Spring 2006 The Kalispell Fire Station #62 is located on the north end of Kalispell and services a wide range of residents throughout Kalispell, Whitefish, and Evergreen. This project was newly constructed in 2006 and includes a residential area, training facility, offices, locker…
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Emergency Services Center – Whitefish, MT

Design Team: Montana Creative Owner: City of Whitefish Completion Date: 2010 This $6.1 million, 33,200 sq. ft. building in Whitefish, MT integrates emergency services for the entire community and beyond. The facility serves as the new home for the police department, fire department, and the city courthouse. The police department contains offices, locker rooms, holding…
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Park Place Parking Garage – Missoula, MT

Design Team: Carl Walker, Inc., Missoula Redevelopment Agency, MMW Architects, Gordon Construction Owner: City of Missoula Completion Date: 2013 This new fixture in downtown Missoula is a 5 level cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete frame and integral 6 inch slab structure. The foundation is a mat foundation up to 48” thick due to varying soil conditions and…
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Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center – Grand Teton National Park, WY

Design Team: Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson Architects Owner: National Parks Service Completion Date: August 2007 The new Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center is located in Grand Teton National Park along the Snake River, snuggled up against the Teton range at Moose Junction, a few miles outside Jackson, WY. The building construction utilizes materials consistent with…
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Missoula County Courthouse – Missoula, MT

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: Missoula County Completion Date: Various BCE has had a long standing relationship with Missoula Count,y completing several projects on the Courthouse and Annex through the years, and thus have a great love and familiarity with this historic building in the middle of Missoula.  In addition to the Courthouse and Annex…
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Missoula Airport Blast Mitigation- Missoula, MT

Owner: Missoula County Airport Authority Completion Date: 2002 Since September 11th, airport security has become a significantly higher priority in the United States. BCE has worked closely with the Missoula County Airport Authority to protect the terminal building at Missoula International Airport from terrorist threats per FAA requirements. Blast mitigation walls, designed for easy construction…
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Armed Forces Reserve Center – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Department of Military Affairs Completion Date: 2010 This expansive 100,000 sq.ft. project was designed and constructed as a steel frame building on conventional footings on improved soils.  A combination of CMU shear walls and steel braced frames provided the lateral stability for the building, and the concrete slabs on grade were…
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Main Hall – University of Montana

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: UM Planning & Construction Completion Date: 2012 The 110 year old Main Hall at the University of Montana is the most recognized and historically significant building on campus. The tower structure, however, is very susceptible to seismic forces. BCE strengthened the tower with steel trusses inside the structure, and the…
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Hamilton Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: A&E Architects, R&R Taylor Construction, MMK Consulting Engineers Owner: MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: 2010 Hamilton Hall stands at the heart of the Montana State University campus and was one of the original buildings designed by renowned Bozeman architect Fred Willson in 1910.  Originally a women’s dormitory, this four story brick…
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Butte-Silver Bow Archives – Butte, MT

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: Butte-Silverbow Archives Completion Date: June 2010 The Butte-Silverbow Archives building project consisted of the renovation of the historic 1900 original fire station in the heart of Butte, MT, with a substantial addition for a new entry and vault space for the archives. The original building was a two story unreinforced brick…
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Sears Building – Butte, MT

Design Team: Kujawa Development, Kujawa Architecture Owner: Sears Building Lofts Completion Date: 2010 The Sears Building is a five story unreinforced masonry building with two below grade stories on Granite Street in the middle of Butte, MT. The building was fully renovated into condos and main level retail, housing a vibrant community as a hugely successful…
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Oregon Shortline Building – West Yellowstone, MT

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: Town of West Yellowstone Completion Date: 2008 The Oregon Shortline Building was the original Union Pacific Dining Hall and is a historic structure in downtown West Yellowstone. Built in the early 1900s, the building is very similar to structures within Yellowstone National Park with timber frame roof structure, log trusses, and…
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Old Faithful Inn – Yellowstone National Park, WY

Design Team: A&E Architects, ACE Owner: Xanterra Parks & Resorts, National Park Service Completion Date: 2012 This national historic landmark is located in Yellowstone National Park, one of the most extreme seismic and snow load areas in the United States. Originally designed by architect Robert Reamer and constructed in 1903-1904, the Old Faithful Inn is…
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Lake Hotel – Yellowstone National Park, WY

Design Team: A&E Architects, Dick Anderson Construction Owner: Xanterra Parks & Resorts Completion Date: June 2015 The iconic Yellowstone Lake Hotel is a national landmark standing at the edge of Yellowstone Lake, and is a destination point for millions of tourists each year in Yellowstone National Park. BCE worked with A&E Architects on this $25…
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Hennessy Building – Butte, MT

Design Team: Mosaic Architecture Completion Date: 2010 The Henessy Building is an icon in downtown Butte, MT and represents the wealth and rise of Butte during the mining boom in the early 1900s. The building is an unreinforced masonry building, and was being looked at as the new headquarters for a large corporation in Montana.…
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Central School – Kalispell, MT

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: The Museum at Central School Completion Date: 1999 Built in 1884, the Central School building in Kalispell, MT has served the community faithfully for over 120 years. After many years of hard use and nearly 10 years of vacancy, the building was in need of significant restoration, both architecturally and…
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Missoula Art Museum – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Missoula Art Museum Completion Date: 2006 The Missoula Art Museum is a historic building in downtown Missoula that wanted to transform itself into a cultural meeting place for the community. With a full structural rehabilitation of the original building in conjunction with the new addition, it has accomplished the goal…
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Education Building – University of Montana

Design Team: OZ Architects, Jackson Contractor Group Owner: UM Planning & Construction Completion Date: 2009 The original Phyllis J. Washington Education Building at the University of Montana was in need of a major renovation and addition to accommodate the growing student base. This three-story facility has a full basement and houses classrooms, labs, and offices.…
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Alumni Center – Montana Tech

Design Team: Concept Seven Designs Owner: Montana Tech Alumni Association Completion Date:  Fall 2012 The new Alumni Center at Montana Tech began with many challenges - tight lot lines, adjacent streets, and a severely sloping site on the side of the hill in Butte, MT. Keith Redfern of Concept Seven Designs flexed his creative muscles…
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Big Sky High School – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Missoula County Public Schools Completion Date: 2002 The schools in Missoula were ready for a major re-boot in early 2002-2003, and BCE was there to help. Working for Missoula County Public Schools on the steel framed library, gymnasium, and office additions much needed community space for the students was provided.…
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Hellgate High School – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Missoula County Public Schools Completion Date: Spring 2003 BCE provided full Structural Engineering consultation for an extensive renovation & addition to the original Hellgate High School building in the heart of Missoula, MT. The original gymnasium gained a wrestling mezzanine over the existing weight room facility, and a 20,000 sq. ft.…
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Sentinel High School – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Missoula County Public Schools Completion Date: 2003 Sentinel High School underwent a gymnasium and science classroom wing expansion in 2003, and BCE was there to support the entire design and construction process for the 30,000 sq. ft. addition. The gymnasium is constructed with 5" pre-stressed concrete walls that support long-span…
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Washington-Grizzly Stadium – University of Montana

Design Teams: 1996- Fox, Ballas, Barrow Architects, Probuilt/Washington Construction, 2001- Fox, Ballas, Barrow Architects, Ames Construction, 2008- OZ Architects, Quality Construction Owner: UM Planning & Construction Completion Date: 1996, 2001, 2008 BCE engineers have worked on the three most recent expansion projects on the Washington Grizzly-Stadium at the University of Montana. Each presented its own…
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Creative Arts Complex – Montana State University

Design Team: Mosaic Architecture, Langlas & Associates, Consulting Design Solutions Owner: State of Montana Architect & Engineering Division, MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: August 2014 Cheever, Haynes, and Howard Hall were originally constructed in 1975 prior to modern day building codes that address earthquake forces. With very heavy concrete floors and hollow concrete…
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Hapner Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: Mosaic Architecture Owner: MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: August 2012 The Hapner Hall Addition & Renovation consisted of the removal of a top heavy concrete canopy from the original 1960s construction to make room for a new front entry, student lounge, and front desk area. The addition was framed with steel construction…
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Langford Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: Mosaic Architecture Owner: MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: August 2012 The Langford Hall Addition & Renovation consisted of the removal of an existing concrete canopy, resident director apartment, and the front entry from the original 1950s construction. The new addition included a steel framed student lounge with 16 foot tall walls and expansive…
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Nazelrod Residence – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects, Buckley Builders Completion Date: 2005 BCE provided full service structural engineering for this exquisitely designed and constructed residence in Missoula. Heavy timber trusses and frames highlight all areas of the home. Timber-to-timber connections were accommodated with detailed internal steel plates, which have minimal exposure. Stone patios and walls surround the residence…
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EverLog Systems Log Homes

Design Team: EverLog Systems Owner: Various Completion Date: Various BCE has worked with and provided engineering for EverLog Systems since their beginning as Cultured Log Homes.  We were pleased to provide start-up engineering for the initial concept and continue to work to justify the unique precast insulated concrete wall system.  These concrete log residences have…
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Dreaming Creek Timber Frame

Design Team: Dreaming Creek Timber Frame Completion Date: Various BCE has provided engineering for hundreds of timber frame homes and structures produced by Dreaming Creek Timber Frames, located in Virginia. This long-distance relationship has proved that professional timber framers and engineers can successfully communicate and coordinate projects, no matter the distance. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="37" exclusions="386"…
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Bornstein Residence – Missoula, MT

Design Team: MMW Architects, Buckley Builders Completion Date: 2004 BCE worked with the owner, architect, and contractor to rebuild an existing residence with extensive fire damage. The existing structure was completely destroyed down to the foundation and partial floor. The renovation work included adding a new living room and entirely rebuilding the remaining structure. Timber…
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Madison Valley Ranch Lodge – Ennis, MT

Design Team: Milleson Architects, R&R Taylor Construction Owner: Madison Valley Ranch Completion Date: 2007 BCE worked with Cultured Log Systems to incorporate their pre-cast concrete logs as the primary structural system. Standard wood construction was incorporated for the floor and roof framing, with timber log trusses used to accentuate the vaulted gathering area. The result…
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City Park Pavilion – Townsend, MT

Design Team: Forest Products Lab, Porterbilt Post & Pole Owner: City of Townsend Completion Date: Spring 2005 The 30' x 50’ pavilion was constructed for the city of Townsend, MT. Funding for the design was by the Forest Products Lab in Madison WI, as part of the initiative to promote the structural use of small…
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Demonstration Kiosks

Design Team: Forest Products Laboratory Completion Date: 2001 Working through a grant to the Montana Development Corporation, BCE designed and helped build informational kiosks out of small diameter wood for the Salt Lake City Olympics. Funding for the design was provided by the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI as part of a program…
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Knolls at Hillcrest Subdivision – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Place Architecture Owner: The Knolls at Hillcrest Completion Date: Various The Knolls at Hillcrest is a 75 unit subdivision for persons aged 55 and older in Bozeman, MT. BCE designed 8 homes for the project which were duplicated to create the 75 total units.  BCE continues to support the developer in ongoing construction…
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Kelly Pine Grandstand – Bonner, MT

Design Team: Porterbilt Post & Pole, Price Construction, Gavin-Hanks Architectural Studio Owner: Bonner School District Completion Date: April 2007 The Kelly Pine grandstand was erected in Bonner, MT to replace the original viewing stands for the Bonner School District. The structure is approximately 1,000 sq. ft. and matches the footprint of the original structure. Funding…
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Darby Library – Darby, MT

Design Team: Forest Products Laboratory, Porterbilt Post & Pole, L'Heureux Page Werner Architecture Owner: Darby Library Completion Date: Spring 2004 Dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of small-diameter round wood” the Darby Library opened in the Spring of 2004. The 5,500 sq. ft. building, with a construction budget of nearly $900,000 was the first commercial building to…
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Palace Apartments – Missoula, MT

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: Missoula Housing Authority Completion Date: 1994 The historic Palace Hotel building is located in the heart of downtown Missoula, MT. As a historic building, it was constructed of unreinforced brick masonry walls with wood framed floors and roof, with both 5 and 6 story areas. As you can imagine, our relatively…
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Qdoba / City Brew Building – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Faure Halvorsen Architects Owner: Mitchell Development Group Completion Date: July 2013 This project consisted of a combination of both steel framing and open-web wood joist construction. The primary challenges included a unique drive-through configuration for the 1st floor coffee shop that required the vehicles to actually drive through the building instead of around…
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Millennium Building – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Completion Date: 2001 At ten stories, the Millennium Building is one of the tallest landmarks in Missoula. In addition to eight stories of office and residential suites, the Millennium Building also has two levels of parking that integrate into an extensive parking plaza. The structural design portion of the building was…
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First Interstate Bank – Kalispell, MT

Design Team: CTA Architects Engineers Owner: First Interstate Bank Completion Date: June 2007 The North Kalispell Branch of First Interstate Bank is a 5,700 sq. ft. new construction building with a steel bar joist roof system supported by steel posts and beams. The lateral system is comprised solely of steel braced frames. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="60"…
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Big Mountain Day Lodge – Whitefish, MT

Design Team: Nick Fullerton Architects Owner: Whitefish Mountain Resort Completion Date: Spring 2007 This Montana ski lodge was an addition to the existing wood-constructed recreational facility on Big Mountain. Large timber trusses, steel beams, and structural steel brace frames maximized the large open lodge atmosphere. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="14" exclusions="788" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow" gallery_width="300" gallery_height="250" cycle_effect="fade" cycle_interval="3" show_thumbnail_link="0"…
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Northside Building #3 – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Comma Q Architecture Completion Date: Spring 2008 The Northside Building #3 was an aggressive adaptive re-use project. Originally an agricultural building, the wood frame structure that remained provided the shell for the new commercial space. We were able to salvage many original pieces including the wood roof by adding new heavy timber and…
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Northside Building #2 – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Comma Q Architecture Completion Date: Fall 2007 Prior to the renovation project, the Northside Building #2 was an abandoned brick warehouse with a dilapidated steel framed addition. To keep as much of the original structure intact as possible, we braced the brick wall and replaced only the portions needed to effectively stabilize the…
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Northside Granary Building – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Comma Q Architecture Completion Date: November 2011 The Northside Granary Building involved the adaptive re-use of and addition onto an iconic grain structure into a new commercial complex on the north skyline of Bozeman. The new 3 story office space saddles up right next to the grain structure and connects with it on…
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Port of Entry Border Station – Portal, ND

Design Team: Place Architecture, CTA Owner: GSA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Completion Date: November 2012 The 40,000 sq. ft. Port of Entry Border Station is located in a remote section of North Dakota near Williston. The main building includes offices, as well as border patrol and emergency services facilities. Included in the project are four…
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Missoula Federal Credit Union – Missoula, MT

Design Team: MMW Architects Owner: Missoula Federal Credit Union Completion Date: Fall 2008 The Missoula Federal Credit Union on Russell Street is a single story financial institution building. The project has achieved national notoriety as the “first structure in the world where all concrete is made of 100% recycled content,” containing fly ash and recycled glass…
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Orchard Gardens Housing Complex – Missoula, MT

Design Team: MMW Architects Owner: Homeword Completion Date: 2006 The Orchard Gardens complex consists of several buildings in a campus setting. The Main Building consists of two levels of housing with underground parking and a third level utilized for mechanical space. A ‘Farmhouse’ building houses several residential units as do two ‘Rowhouse’ buildings. A central…
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Native American Center – University of Montana

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: UM Planning & Construction Completion Date: January 2010 The Native American Center is the first of its kind in the nation and is the home of the Native American Studies department, Native student services, and related campus programs. Located near the oval at the center of the University of Montana’s campus,…
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Gallatin Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: SMA Architects , MKK Consulting Engineers, Jackson Contractor Group Owner: MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: August 2013 The first new residence hall at Montana State University in over 30 years, this modern steel structure ushered in a new era of construction at MSU. Moment frames opened the building to large windows…
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Garlington, Lohn & Robinson Law Building – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects, Jackson Contractor Group Owner: Garlington, Lohn & Robinson Completion Date: 2011 The GLR building is one of only a few facilities in Missoula to have achieved LEED Gold status. Not only did it incorporate a green design, but it also placed high priority on sustainability and cost efficiency. This multi-use facility…
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Equinox Housing Complex – Missoula, MT

Client: MMW Architects Owner: Homeward Completion Date: 2009 The Equinox Building is an affordable housing development by Homeword in Missoula, MT. The project consists of three stories of residential units and one level of below grade parking. The main structure is wood framed with steel elements creating the cantilevered canopies. With limited opportunities for columns…
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Garden District Housing Complex – Missoula, MT

Client: MMW Architects Owner: Missoula Housing Authority Completion Date: 2009 The Garden District is an affordable housing complex developed by the Missoula Housing Authority in Missoula, MT.  The three buildings are primarily wood framed for efficiency, with open web joists in the floor system to provide easy access for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades.…
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Blessed Trinity Catholic Church – Missoula, MT

Design Team: Witwer, Price, and Crabtree Architects Owner: Blessed Trinity Catholic Church Completion Date: 1988 This neighborhood Catholic Church Missoula, formerly known as Pope John XXIII Catholic Church, challenged BCE engineers to design an expansive roof structure out of long span glulam trusses with skewing and sloping side glulam trusses. The open, warm wood structure…
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John Paul II Catholic Church – Big Fork, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: John Paul II Catholic Church Completion Date: 2005 This large catholic church in Big Fork, MT mirrored its landscape with an exposed wood glulam structural system. The main roof and wings were structured with glulam trusses and SIP panels, with impressive long span glulam trusses throughout the main gathering space.…
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Goldsborough Creek Railroad Bridge – Shelton, WA

Design Team: TrueNorth Steel- Bridge Division Owner: Simpson Lumber Company Completion Date: Summer 2010 This steel plate girder bridge spans 85 feet across Goldsborough Creek, built on a spur line to access Simpson Lumber in Shelton, WA. There is a 38 degree skew to the bridge, which is rather acute and "out of the norm"…
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TrueNorth Steel Bridges

Design Team: TrueNorth Steel - Bridge Division Owner: Various Completion Date: Ongoing BCE provides the structural design and detailing for modular steel bridges built by TrueNorth Steel. These bridges can be installed in a few hours and are delivered for use both regionally and nationally. The structures can be used for vehicular, pedestrian, or recreational…
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Cable Stayed Stacker Conveyor – Carlin, NV

Owner: Selway Corporation Our engineers had to get creative to provide the structural design for this 300’ long conveyor. A tapered truss consisting of single angle web members and structural tee chords supports the stacker conveyor. The bracing for the main tower is configured with a moment framed opening to allow the truss to pass through.…
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Orange Street Work Bridge – Missoula, MT

Design Team: Bodell Construction Company Owner: Montana Department of Transportation Completion Date: 2001 BCE provided design services for the temporary work bridge during the construction of the Orange Street Bridge. Our engineers had to get creative to provide sheet pile embankment retaining walls and cofferdams to hold back water and soil and also support 100…
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Madison Street Suspension Bridge – Missoula, MT

WGM Group, Inc. (WGM Group) teamed with Beaudette Consulting Engineers, Inc. (BCE), Maxim Technologies and OZ Architects on the design and construction of a new bicycle-pedestrian bridge over the Clark Fork River in Missoula. This unique bicycle-pedestrian bridge passes through the abutments of the existing Madison Street Bridge. The new bridge allows pedestrians and bicyclists to safely and conveniently cross the river at trail level below the Madison Street Bridge. This innovative extension of Missoula’s Riverfront Trail system provides uninterrupted access from Orange Street to Madison Street on both sides of the river.

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Wyoming Refining Company

Owner: Wyoming Refining Company Completion Date: 2009-2011 BCE has the unique knowledge base to evaluate pressure vessels for structural integrity and expected life of in-service equipment and components. Fitness For Service evaluations determine if equipment is suitable for current operating conditions and give important data about the life span of the equipment that helps to…
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