Pulse  01/28/2009
Planning DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EE&K/AE, a joint venture of Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn and engineering firms Setty & Associates Ltd. and KTLH Engineers, has been selected by the District of Columbia’s office of public education facility modernization to redesign the Benjamin Stoddert Elementary School located in the Glover Park area at 4001 Calvert N.W. The project includes modernization and expansion of a K-5 school building into a 21st Century learning environment to accommodate pre-K-to-8th-grade students. The school’s current cramped teaching spaces will be transformed and new common spaces, including a gym, cafeteria and media center will be provided. Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, 888 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; Setty & Associates Ltd., 3040 Williams Dr., Fairfax, Va. 22031; KTLH Engineers, 1818 Jefferson Pl. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. DR #08-752541.

CALIFORNIA Hunt Construction Group Inc. broke ground on the new 160,000-sq-ft Hall of Science Building located on the California State University, Long Beach campus. The $86.8-million construction contract calls for construction of a research and science building that will accommodate research labs, six lecture halls, classrooms, faculty office space, storage facilities and a vivarium. Completion is slated for December 2010. Hunt Construction Group Inc., 426 N. 44th St., Suite 410, Phoenix, Ariz. 85008. DR #03-889692.

VIRGINIA Foster Wheeler Ltd. was awarded a contract by The Shaw Group Inc. for the design and supply of two circulating fluidized-bed steam generators, which are part of the new 585-MW Dominion Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center near St. Paul. Commercial operation of the powerplant is scheduled for 2012. Foster Wheeler Ltd., Perryville Corporate Park, Clinton, N.J. 08807; The Shaw Group, 4171 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, La. 70809. DR #08-655502.

Bid/Proposal Dates

IOWA 2/12 Iowa Dept. of General Services, Hoover State Office Building, Level A, 1305 E. Walnut St., Des Moines 50319, replacement of Sheeler and Loftus nursing facilities at the Iowa Veterans Home campus at 1301 Summit St. in Marshalltown. The $30-million project includes construction of two new single-story buildings, including a 120-bed, long-term care nursing facility of approximately 95,000 sq ft, a 60-bed, long-term-care nursing facility of approximately 50,000 sq ft and pedestrian tunnels connecting the new buildings to existing buildings. The Schemmer Associates, architect-engineer, Valley View Village, 928 Valley View Dr., Council Bluffs 51503. DR #08-635615.

MASSACHUSETTS 2/12 (prequalified general contract bids)—City of Cambridge, City Hall, Room 303, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge 02139, renovation of Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School. The estimated $90-million project consists of renovation of 541,000 sq ft of existing space, including replacement of roof and HVAC system, new windows, lighting and electrical upgrades, as well as new science labs, technology centers and cafeteria. HMFH Architects, 130 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge 02139. DR #07-798241.