Pulse 09/02/2009 Contracts/Bids/Proposals CALIFORNIA Harper Construction Co. Inc. has been awarded a $56.1- million firm-fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for design and construction of a physical- conditioning recruit barracks, a recruit training barracks and a sports-medicine and reconditioning-therapy clinic at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. The two barracks will house a total of 1,729 Marines and will include company offices and laundry facilities. The project is expected to be completed by May 2011. Harper Construction Co. Inc., 2241 Kettner Blvd., No. 300, San Diego, 92101. FLORIDA Turner Construction Co. has been awarded a design-build contract
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.