SALT LAKE CITY (July 19, 2021) – Big-D Construction has been selected as the contractor for the new Juniper Building at the Herriman Campus – a joint $57 million project of Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the facility took place July 15, and the project is slated to open in 2023.

Located at 14551 S. Sentinel Ridge Blvd, the new campus will provide convenient access to residents of the fast-growing cities of Herriman, Riverton, Bluffdale and Draper. It will serve more than 2,000 students in its first year and nearly 7,000 by 2025.  

Big-D will begin to prepare the site in August and continue for three months, with actual building construction starting in October of this year. The site will be closed to the public for the next two years. Construction is scheduled for completion in February 2023. Progress can be followed on Big-D’s website and social media channels.


Big-D obtained the winning construction contract this June through the state process outbidding four other companies. Big-D Construction has worked with SLCC on other projects, including the Center for Arts and Media at South City Campus and the Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center at Westpointe Campus. “Big-D Construction is highly qualified and SLCC is looking forward to working with them on this project,” said Associate Vice President of Facilities Bob Askerlund. “We will be working with virtually the same team that we worked with on previous projects with excellent results.”

Students will be able to earn an associate’s degree from SLCC and then continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah at the same location. The campus will offer degrees in nursing, business, mathematics, engineering, computer science and information systems, social work, and teacher licensure in elementary, secondary, and special education. Essential student services also will be available, including admissions, disability support, financial aid, advising, transfer support and tutoring.

“Education is a fundamental key to our communities’ success,” said Rob Moore, CEO of Big-D Construction. “Our communities are seeing so much growth, and we are glad to be part of bringing easier access to college courses for those seeking higher education. We are honored to once again provide construction services to SLCC on our third major project for the college.”

Funding for the building was appropriated by the Utah State Legislature in 2021, with additional support from SLCC, the University of Utah, private donors and infrastructure investments from Herriman City. More information can be found at

Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college, proudly educating the state’s most diverse student body in eight areas of study at 11 locations and online. The majority of SLCC graduates transfer to four-year institutions, and thousands more are trained in direct-to-workforce programs. In 2023, the institution will celebrate 75 years of providing Utahns with education and training in fields that contribute to the state’s vibrant economy and high quality of life.   

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Big-D Construction family of companies sustains 12 affiliated offices in different locations throughout the United States. Together, Big-D has provided unparalleled CM/GC and design-build services for more than 50 years. Big-D remains on a mission to be the most sought-after construction company in the business. Big-D works to enrich the lives of its customers, consultants, employees and the community as a whole.