Alabama Alabama Power Co. is planning to carry out the Warrior River hydroelectric project, which involves the construction of a raw-water intake facility to withdraw up to 3.8 million gallons a day. The project will entail constructing concrete-encased columns to support a pump house, containing four vertical turbine pumps, a 12-in.-dia water main and a control building. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Alabama Power Co., 600 18th St., North, Birmingham, 35203. DR#15-00644045.
Arizona The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is planning to build the Kayenta Solar Substation on a site seven miles north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and U.S. Highway 163 in Kayenta. The project calls for building one 14.4/24.9-kV primary to 69/115-kV secondary step-up substation. The feeders will be built into the substation with junction boxes and ductwork installed and ready for cable. The anticipated peak generation will be 30 MW. T&D Services LLC is the designer. The project’s value has been estimated at between $15 million and $25 million. Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, North Navajo Route 12, Fort Defiance, 86504. DR#15-00589209.
Michigan The University of Michigan is planning to build a new research and teaching facility for its robotics program. It will consist of a three-story, 100,000-sq-ft building to house research laboratories, offices and classrooms. The labs will be constructed in an open plan to allow for greater collaboration. Harley Ellis Devereaux is the designer. The project is valued at $54 million. University of Michigan, 326 E. Hoover Ave., Ann Arbor, 48109. DR#15-00501396.
Missouri The Blue Springs Economic Development Corp., in partnership with the City of Blue Springs, plans to build the Missouri Innovation Park Research Building in Blue Springs. Treanor Architects is the designer. The owner-developer will advance pending tenant selections. The project has been valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Blue Springs Economic Development Corp., 1600 N.E. Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, 64014. DR#13-00589639.
South Carolina The City of Greenville is revamping the Greenville Zoo. The first phase includes a new entry complex to a multistory building, comprising a visitors center, gift shop, a cafe and administrative offices; a 10,000-sq-ft Asian forest and tiger exhibit; and an expanded animal health clinic; the administration building will be renovated into commissary and staff work space. PJA Architects is the designer. Phase one is valued at $10 million. City of Greenville, Attn: John Castile, City Manager, 206 S. Main St., Greenville, 29601. DR#15-00539419.
Contracts, Bids, Proposals
Minnesota Eureka Construction Inc. is starting construction of the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail’s East Segment in Plymouth. The project entails installing 4,700 ft of timber boardwalks, with railing and helical pile anchors; 4,000 cu yd of excavation; spreading 13,600 tons of Class 5 aggregate base and 5,000 tons of bituminous paving; installing 15,600 sq ft of modular block retaining walls and 250 ft of 12-in.-dia to 15-in.-dia storm sewer pipe and culverts. Eureka Construction Inc., 8500 210th St., West, Lakeville, 55044. DR#15-00596448.
Oregon R&H Construction has started the renovation and expansion of the Robinson Jewish Health Center facility, which is located in Portland. The project includes the addition of a single-story, 10,060-sq-ft, 12-bed nursing facility on the west side of the existing building and a three-story, 32,000-sq-ft nursing facility on the north side of the existing building. The job also includes building a new 44-space parking lot. The project’s value has been estimated at $25 million. R&H Construction, 1530 S.W. Taylor St., Portland, 97205. DR#13-00439425.
West Virginia Triton Construction Inc. has started carrying out a program to improve the Reservoir Hill Water Treatment Plant & Water System, which is located in Elkins. The project consists of a new raw-water intake structure; a post-tensioned, precast-concrete flocculation and settling basin. Among other components included in the upgrade program are a 7,700-sq-ft pre-engineered metal building; a sludge dewatering facility; a chemical feed system; a 4,210-ft, 24-in.-dia raw-water line and 7.5 miles of piping for the water distribution system. The project’s value has been estimated at $27.2 million. Triton Construction Inc., P.O. Box 1448, Saint Albans, 25177. DR#10-00692608.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Colorado 11/6 The City of Colorado Springs, the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Springs Utilities and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine are seeking bidders to build a new Pikes Peak Summit Complex. The project team will replace the existing Summit Visitor Center, a Colorado Springs Utility communications building, an Army High-Altitude Research Laboratory and a utility-plant building on the summit of 14,115-ft Pikes Peak. The project has been valued at $20 million. City of Colorado Springs, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903. DR#15-00425512.