Pulse  03/11/2009

CALIFORNIA Fundament & Associates was selected to provide mechanical-engineering-design services for the $64million expansion of the student union building at San Jose University. The 200,000-sq-ft project involves both the renovation of the existing building and construction of an expansion. Fundament also was chosen to provide a complex analysis of the university�s central plant, to be used in the planning of future expansions. Fundament & Associates, Inc., 26 Executive Park, Suite 100, Irvine, 92614.

PENNSYLVANIA Timothy Haas & Associates has been awarded a $9-million contract to design a parking structure for the Veterans Association Medical Center in Philadelphia. The project will add 400 spaces to an existing parking structure. Timothy Hass & Associates will perform a feasibility study to determine the expansion method, and will provide design services. Timothy Haas & Associates Inc., 550 Township Line Rd., Suite 100, Blue Bell, 19422.


CALIFORNIA Soltek Pacific Construction was awarded a $15-million order under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for the design, construction and repair of training buildings A and 730 at the Naval Air Station in Lenmoore. The work is expected to be completed by October 2010. Soltek Pacific Construction, 2424 Congress St., San Diego 92110. DR# 09-00421555.

CALIFORNIA Kaiser Foundation Hospitals has awarded a $13-million contract to ARB Structures, a subsidiary of Primoris Services Corp., to design and build a parking structure at Kaiser�s South Bay Medical Center in Harbor City. Work on the 766-space, five-level structure is set to begin this month and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Primoris Services Corp., 26000 Commercentre Dr., Lake Forest, 92630.

NORTH CAROLINA A joint venture of Balfour Beatty Construction, Rodgers Builders, Trotter Development Group and Lockman-Brooks Marketing Services has been awarded a contract by Mecklenburg County for expansion of the county�s jail facility in Charlotte. The $239-million prison-facility expansion calls for an estimated bed count of 1,300 to 1,700, a new utility plant and expansion and renovation of existing support areas, as well as assorted site work. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2010. Balfour Beatty Construction, 3730 Glen Lake Dr., Suite 200, Charlotte, 28208; Rodgers Builders, 5701 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte, 28215. DR# 0700907978.

TENNESSEE SGT LLC, a 50:50 joint venture of URS� Washington Division and AREVA NP Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Tennessee Valley Authority for project management, engineering and construction services for the replacement of four steam generators at Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2. Under the four-year, $130-million contract, SGT LLC will perform engineering and construction associated with the replacement of the generators, including outage planning, transport and related large-bore pipe cutting and welding. The replacement of the four 67-ft-long, 350ton generators is scheduled to begin in fall 2012. SGT LLC., 7207 IBM Dr., CLT-3A, Charlotte, N.C.

TEXAS Sundt Construction was awarded a $123-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Engineering District Tulsa for design and construction of vehicle maintenance buildings at Fort Bliss. The buildings include a maintenance shop, an oil-storage building, a parking facility, HAZMAT storage building, unmanned aerial vehicle hanger and related storage facilities. Related site work includes curbs and gutters, drainage systems, paving and site improvement. The expected completion date is March 2011. Sundt Construction Federal Division, 2620 S. 55th St., Tempe, Ariz., 85282.

Bid/Proposal Dates

OKLAHOMA 3/19 Oklahoma State Dept. of Transportation, 200 NE 21 St. Oklahoma City 73105, bridge reconstruction. The $73-million project involves reconstruction of a highway bridge and added lanes on Interstate 40 from mile marker 125 to mile marker 136. Additional work includes safety improvements along the length of the project. Oklahoma State Dept. of Transportation, 200 N.E. 21 St., Oklahoma City, 73105. DR# 09-00423787.

CALIFORNIA 4/9 University of California at Davis, 255 Cousteau Pl., Davis 95616-5412, construction of three residence halls. The second phase of the university�s Tecero South Project calls for three four-story, 587-bed residence halls. The buildings will be wood-frame, plaster-exterior structures. The project is estimated at $42-million and is expected to pursue LEED gold certification. Mogavero Notestine Assoc., 2012 K St. Sacramento, 95814-4217. DR# 0700717663.

VIRGINIA 4/22 Commonwealth of Virginia Dept. of Transportation, 1401 E. Broad St., Room. 1200, Richmond, 23219, replacement bridge in Gilmeton. The Henry G. Gilber Bridge will be a vertically moveable, 257-ft span on Route 13/460 over the Elizabeth River. The project is estimated at $145-million and also includes construction of the bridge�s roadway approaches. Commonwealth of Virginia Dept. of Transportation, 1401 E. Broad St., Room 1200, Richmond, 23219. DR# 00-000673130.