Neeser Construction Inc., Anchorage, is scheduled to start the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Engineering and Industry Building project in April. The $55-million contract includes construction of a 75,000-sq-ft, four-story reinforced concrete building. Teaching space includes labs for electrical engineering, fluids, heat and mass transfer, HVAC, soil mechanics and other disciplines. Neeser Construction Inc., 2501 Blueberry Rd., Anchorage, 99503-2621. DR#11-00442029.


K&E Excavating Inc., Salem, is scheduled to start the Taxiway C East Rehabilitation and Runway project at Portland International Airport in April. The Port of Portland awarded the $20-million contract in January. The project scope includes the reconstruction of the taxiway with Portland cement concrete; reconstruction of perimeter roads; grading and drainage improvements; widening paved shoulders to 35 ft from 15 ft; providing hydrant water lines; and other improvements. K&E Excavating Inc., 3871 Langley St. SE, Salem, 97317-9315. DR#12-00625105.


Lydig Construction Co., Bellevue, started construction of the Auburn High School Modernization & Reconstruction project in February. The Auburn School District awarded the $80.6-million contract in January. The 275,000-sq-ft project includes the replacement of 240,000 sq ft of existing buildings with a three-story structural steel building. An existing auto shop and performing arts center—totaling 35,000 sq ft—will be modernized. The school is expected to open in fall 2014. Lydig Construction Co.,12100 Northup Way, Bellevue, 98005. DR#10-00687830.