Pulse:   02/25/2009
Planning FLORIDA The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization voted unanimously to divert funds to build a $463-million connector road between Interstate 4 and the Selmon Crosstown Expressway in the Tampa Bay area. Florida Dept. of Transportation has stated it intends to apply some of its share of the state’s economic stimulus funds toward the project. Groundbreaking was scheduled for the end of this year, but then was delayed until 2013 due to a lack of funding. Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, PO Box 1110 Tampa, Fla. 33601-1110.

ALABAMA Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to provide construction management services for a new medium- security federal correctional institution in Aliceville. The 45,000-sq-m facility will consist of one- and two-story buildings within a secure compound designed around a campus-style layout, and will have a rated capacity of 1,100 to 1,500 inmates. The contract value was not disclosed, but construction value is estimated in excess of $130 million. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 1111 South Arroyo Parkway, PO Box 7084 Pasadena, Calif. 91109-7084. DR# 04-00636800.

FLORIDA Johnson-Laux Construction will serve as general contractor on the City of Oviedo’s new public works administration building. The building will pursue LEED Gold certification, and its design incorporates a rainwater harvesting system on the roof for toilets and other graywater applications. Other items include waterless urinals, pervious concrete paving, daylighting systems and raised-access flooring. Johnson-Laux Construction has arrangements to recycle almost all of its construction debris through Waste Management’s LEED recycling program. The 5,300-sq-ft project is estimated at $1.9 million. Johnson-Laux Construction. 4502 35th St. Suite 500, Orlando, Fla. 32811.

ILLINOIS The Special Education District of Lake County in Gages Lake has selected IHC Construction as construction manager for its $22.5-million additions and renovations program. The program consists of the construction of the new $18.6-million Laremont-Ureche School at the Gages Lake campus. The contract also includes $3.9 million in renovations to the existing Gages Lake/Laremont School and Sally Potter School at the Mundelein campus for a combined build area of 74,000 sq ft. Construction is to start in March and will be complete in August 2010. IHC Construction, 1500 Executive Dr, Elgin, Ill. 60123-9311. DR# 08-00740840.

MARYLAND Clark Design/Build, a unit of Clark Construction Group, was selected as general contractor for the new $80-million Oakland Hall Dormitory at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus. The eight-story, 200,000-sq-ft cast-in-place concrete high-rise building will provide housing for 650 students. The project also calls for a new satellite central utility building to provide chilled water for the dormitory as well as several other existing campus buildings. The dormitory building will be designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with substantial completion expected by spring 2011. Clark Construction Group Inc. 7500 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda Metro Station, Bethesda, Md. 20814-6133. DR# 08-00819416.

TEXAS All American Building Systems, a unit of Coachmen Industries, has received a letter of intent to build housing for the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss in a deal valued at $21.3-million. The order calls for a total of seven barracks buildings, to be prefabricated at the company’s factory and then transported to the site on tractor-trailers for siting and installation. Only the first two buildings of the order have been funded as yet by Congress, and together they will provide space for 300 military personnel. Coachmen Industries, Inc. 2831 Dexter Drive, P.O. Box 3300, Elkhart, Ind. 46515.

VIRGINIA Clark Design/Build and Shirley Contracting Co., a unit and an affiliate of Clark Construction Group, have been awarded a $695-million contract to lead the design-build construction of the Dept. of Defense’s BRAC 133 Project in the Mark Center business park in Alexandria, Va. The project consists of a 16-acre office campus to be part of nearby Fort Belvior, and will provide 1.8 million sq ft of office space for the Dept. of Defense. The project includes a 15-story and a 17-story office tower with a connection at the tenth floor, as well as two parking garages, a visitor access control center and a remote inspection facility. The two office towers and the parking garages will seek LEED Silver certification, while the visitor center will pursue LEED Gold. Clark Construction Group Inc. 7500 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda Metro Station, Bethesda, Md. 20814-6133. Shirley Contracting Co. 8435 Backlick Rd, Lorton 22079-1498. DR# 08-00819416.

Bid/Proposal Dates

CALIFORNIA 3/11 East Bay Municipal Utility District, Purchasing Division, 375 11th St. Floor 1, Oakland, power generation station renewable energy expansion. The project is estimated between $28 million and $33 million, and calls for construction of a new power-generation station and related facilities as well as a new high-voltage substation. East Bay Municipal Utility District, Purchasing Division, 375 11th St. Floor 1, Oakland. DR# 08-00850720.

MAINE 3/13 (design-build) State of Maine Dept. of Transportation Project Development, 16 State House Station, Child St., Augusta, 04333-0016, new U.S.1 bridge to replace 2,150-ft-long bridge in Cumberland. Project calls for demolition of the existing bridge structure and construction of a new four-lane bridge with a median and bicycle/pedestrian lanes. Project is estimated at $56 million. State of Maine DOT Project Development, 16 State House Station, Child St., Augusta, 04333-0016. DR# 01-00789720.

NEW YORK 3/16 State University of New York Binghamton, Physical Facilities Dept., PO Box 6000, McGuire Building, Binghamton, 13902-6000, nanotech center and research facility. Phase two of the two-story, 120,000-sq-ft Nanotech Center/Science and Engineering Research Facility construction, including the shell and interior fit out. Project is part of the university’s Innovated Technology Complex. In addition to construction, design work for this contract includes air-dispersion modeling for chemical exhaust, noise and vibration design, as well as civil,electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems. SUNY Binghamton, Physical Facilities Dept., PO Box 6000, McGuire Building, Binghamton, 13902-6000. DR# 06-00799396.

INDIANA 3/17 Purdue University, 504 Northwestern Ave. Facilities Plan & Construction, West Lafayette, 47907-2103, Roger B Gatewood Mechanical Engineering Building. The four-story, 84,500-sq-ft structural-steel building has an estimated valuation of $34.5-million. Additional work calls for the building of an addition and minor renovations to existing buildings. Scholer Corp. 111 W 240 South PO Box 808, Lafayette 47902. DR# 03-00731807.

CALIFORNIA 3/18 Orange County Board of Supervisors, Clerk of the Board, 333 W Santa Ana Blvd., Bldg. 10 Rm. 101, Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport Terminal C. Construction of a new airport terminal including a multilevel 280,000-sq-ft structure with six bridged terminal aircraft gates as well as new permanent facilities serving up to three commuter/regional jets. The project is estimated at $210 million and is part of a larger expansion project at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. Gensler & Associates, MacAuthur Ct. Ste. 350, Newport Beach 92660-8833. DR# 08-00771931.

NEVADA 3/19 Clark County Water Reclamation District, Planning and Construction, 5857 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas 89122-5507, wastewater treatment plant. The one-story plant is estimated at $55 million to $65 million, and will use membrane/ozonation to treat 30 million gallons per day. Components include membrane facilities, ozone-generation facilities, reinforced-concrete ozone contractor cell and equipment gallery, as well as tie-ins to an existing 66-in. force main and related civil site work. MWH, 3010 W Charleston Blvd. Suite 100, Las Vegas, 89102-1969. DR# 08-00554034.

WASHINGTON 3/20 Coulee Community Hospital, 411 Fotuyn Rd, Grand Coulee 99133-8718, new Coulee Community Hospital. The 66,000-sq-ft, two-story structural-steel hospital building will be built on the site of the current hospital, which is set to be demolished. The new facility will include surgery, emergency, radiology, obstetrics, acute-care patient rooms, long-term care patient rooms, laboratory, pharmacy, outpatient clinic and support services. KDF Architecture, 1310 N 16th Ave, Yakima 98902-1354. DR# 08-000610273.

FLORIDA 3/24 (GC bidding/request for proposals) Miami-Dade Expressway Authority-MDX, 3790 NW 21st St Miami, 33142-6812, tolling systems and infrastructure improvements. The project calls for the conversion of Gratigny Parkway, Don Shula Expressway and Snapper Creek Expressway to Open Road Tolling facilities as well as for toll plaza removal, roadway reconstruction and assorted roadwork, including drainage systems and roadway lighting. Miami-Dade Expressway Authority-MDX, 3790 NW 21st St. Miami, 33142-6812 DR# 09-00441840.

OHIO 3/24 University of Akron Purchasing, 100 Lincoln St., Akron, 44308, parking deck for the south campus. The 1,600-space parking facility at the University of Akron will incorporate architectural styles of the other parking decks on the campus. The facade will include masonry, glass and aluminum to match the university’s existing buildings. Project is estimated at $26 million. Creo Design Inc, 1038 Ghent Rd, Akron 4433-2638. DR# 08-00625015.

MISSISSIPPI 3/26 Dept. of Veterans Administration, 811 Vermont Ave. NW Room 539 Construction/Facilities Management, Washington, D.C. 20420-0001, rehabilitation center for the blind addition and renovation at 400 Veterans Ave. in Biloxi. Construction of a two-story stand-alone rehabilitation facility to train sight-impaired veterans to live independently. Work includes strengthened structural and architectural elements for blast and hurricane protection. Project is estimated at $10 million to $20 million and also includes related site work. Leo A Daly Co. 10 Tenth St. Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga. 30309-7674. DR# 08-00743772.

NEW JERSEY 3/26 Mercer County Improvement Authority, 640 South Broad St., Trenton, 08611-1822, Mercer County courthouse. The $60-million first phase of a larger renovation/expansion project calls for construction of a 60,00-sq-ft courthouse, consisting of two, nine-story structural-steel buildings. The second phase of the project includes renovations to the old courthouse. Phases three and four are currently undetermined. Vitetta Group Inc., Philadelphia Naval Business Court 4747 South Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19112-1301. DR# 0200714920.

NEW YORK 3/26 New York State Dept. of Transportation, Contracts Dept., 50 Wolf Rd. Floor 1, Albany 12232-001, Route 17 bypass in Parksville. The $80-million project encompasses the construction of a new full access-controlled expressway along N.Y. Route 17 in Parksville. This project is part of the larger, already-in-progress effort to convert Route 17 into Interstate 86. New York State Dept. of Transportation, Contracts Dept., 50 Wolf Rd. Floor 1, Albany 12232-001. DR# 99-00611008.

CALIFORNIA 3/31 San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), District Offices, 300 Lakeside Dr. Floor 23, Oakland 94612-3534, Warm Springs Extension of the Fremont Central Park subway. The project calls for construction of a cut-and-cover subway, including ventilation structures, trackway transition structures, retaining walls and pump structures.Railroad construction includes Union Pacific Railroad mainline track construction and earthwork embankments. Other related site work includes demolition, grading, drainage, utilities, paving, fencing, traffic maintenance, signage and signalization, erosion control, cofferdam construction, dewatering, lighting and architectural treatments. Total project valuation is estimated between $225 million and $275 million. Robin Chiang & Co. 381 Tehama St., San Francisco 94103-4113. DR# 08-00726353.

NEW MEXICO 3/31 Santa Fe Public Schools, 610 Alta Vista St, Santa Fe, 87505-4149, new K-6 school. The one-story, 64,000-sq-ft Amy Beihl at Rancho Viejo Community School will consist of a new core facility with classrooms to accomodate 600 students. The project is estimated at $15.5 million. Greer Stafford/SJCF Inc, 1717 Louisiana Blvd. NE Suite 205, Albuquerque 87110-7027. DR# 06-00858353.

WASHINGTON 3/31 (design-build) Washington State Dept. of Transportation Olympia Service Center, P.O. Box 47360, 310 Maple Park Ave. NE, Olympia 98501, braided ramps-interchange improvements. The project calls for design and construction of new connections to I-405 and S.R. 520 near downtown Bellevue. Cost is estimated at $180 million. Washington State Dept. of Transportation Olympia Service Center, P.O. Box 47360, 310 Maple Park Ave. NE, Olympia 98501. DR# 09-00420868.