Pulse  02/11/2009

PENNSYLVANIA Reynolds Consulting Engineers was awarded a contract to provide building commissioning services for the new Park Avenue Child Care Center on the main campus of Pennsylvania State University in University Park. Horizons Design-Michael Lindstrom Architects LLC is the architect selected to design the new 18,000-sq-ft facility to accommodate 170 children and provide classrooms and program space for the university’s child-care program. The estimated $5.5-million project has a goal of obtaining LEED gold-level certification. Horizons Design-Michael Lindstrom Architects LLC, 39 Harvard St., Second Floor, Brookline, Mass. 02445-7952; Reynolds Consulting Engineers, 353 Markle Dr., Harrisburg 17111-2762. DR #08-742320.

PENNSYLVANIA The Housing Authority of the County of Chester has selected Remington Group Inc. to oversee planning and construction of the proposed new redevelopment of Fairview Village near Fairview Ave. and Grant St. on the north side of Phoenixville. Under the proposal, all of Fairview’s existing residential structures will be demolished and a new 50-unit village constructed for HACC by developer Pennrose Properties LLC. HACC will own the 6.5-acre site, then lease the land to Pennrose, which will own the facilities. Remington Group Inc., 351 E. Conestoga Rd., Wayne 19087; Housing Authority of the County of Chester, 30 W. Barnard St., Suite 2, West Chester 19382; Pennrose Properties, One Brewery Park, 1301 N. 31st St., Philadelphia 19121-4495.


CALIFORNIA The Los Angeles Unified School District selected Turner Construction Company to manage construction of the new $90-million Central Region High School #16 in Los Angeles. The 210,00-sq-ft facility will include 75 classrooms serving more than 2,000 students on a 13-arcre site. Turner Construction, 1900 S State College Blvd. Suite 200, Anaheim 92806-6136. DR# 05-852505.

CONNECTICUT The Freshwater Group retained W&M Construction Corp. as the construction manager for a $10-million renovation and expansion project at The Watermark, a continuing-care retirement community at 3030 Park in Bridgeport. The project consists of major improvements to the two-story, 50,000-sq-ft health-care center that will result in a facility for skilled nursing with new mechanical and electrical systems and a new roof as well as the construction of two full-service kitchens and more than 50 rooms for patients. Construction is slated for completion in December. W&M Construction Corp., One Station Place, Metro Center, Stamford 06902-6800. DR #06-896111.

NEW JERSY Turner Construction Company has been selected to construct a $441-million replacement hospital for University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro Township, N.J. The new 636,000-sq-ft, 269-bed hospital will feature 10 surgical suites, cardiac labs and radiation oncology with linear accelerators. Turner Construction, 375 Hudson St, New York, N.Y. 10014-3658. DR# 09-421966.

NORTH CAROLINA A contract for the design and construction of an aircraft maintenance hangar, phases one and two, was awarded to the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. by the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Located at the Marine Corps Air Station New River at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville. Work calls for construction of a multi-story aircraft maintenance hangar to provide hangar bay, shop space, flight line operations, and maintenance functions in support of the V-22 aircraft squadrons. Work is expected to be completed by May 2010. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., 900 Ridgefield Dr., Suite 130, Raleigh 27609. DR #07-718260.

Bid/Proposal Dates

LOUISIANA 2/25 Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Box 44245, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge 70804. Mississippi River bridge cable-stay replacement. The project on the I-310 bridge over the Mississippi River is estimated at $30 million to $50 million. Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Box 44245, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge 70804. DR# 08-891724-2.

MAINE 2/25 USPFO ME Army National Guard Purchasing, Camp Keyes Building #39, Augusta, Regional Training Institute building. Estimated at $10 million to $25 million, the 47,500-sq-ft building will have both administrative and educational spaces. Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co Inc, 9400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. 64114-33319. DR# 08-889727-11.

CALIFORNIA 3/3 State Dept. of Transportation, Plans and Documents Section, 1120 N St. Room 200, Sacramento, 95814-5605, widening of overcrossing and revising eastbound ramps along Harbor Blvd in West Sacramento. $21.8 million. State Dept. of Transportation, Plans and Documents Section, 1120 N St. Room 200, Sacramento 95814-5605. DR# 08-840694-22.

NEW YORK 3/3 New York State University Construction Fund, Contracts Dept. 353 Broadway, Albany 12207-2915. Renovation of academic building for new school of pharmacy at University at Buffalo, State University of New York. The $38-million project includes a working hospital pharmacy. S/L/A/M Collaborative, 80 Glastonbury Blvd, Somerset Square, Glastonbury, Conn. 06033-4415. DR# 05-707249-12.