Pulse  03/25/2009

INDIANA Foster Wheeler AG, a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler USA, was awarded a full a engineering-procurement- construction-management contract by BP Products North America for the Coker Pillar Project at the Whiting Refinery in Whiting. The contract is an extension of Foster Wheeler’s previous role on the project, which covered engineering, procurement and fabrication work. The Coker Pillar Project is part of the larger modernization effort under way at the Whiting refinery to allow it to process Canadian heavy crude and increase motor-fuel production. The value of the contract was not disclosed. Foster Wheeler USA, 585 N. Dairy Ashford St., Houston, Texas 77079.

MARYLAND The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment has awarded a $114-million task order to CDM/CAPE joint venture. The design- build order covers the BRAC/National Capital Region Relocation Administration Facility at Andrews Air Force Base. The five-story, 380,000-sq-ft building will serve Dept. of Defense employees from Washington D.C.-area facilities scheduled for closure. The project will seek LEED Silver certification. CDM, One Cambridge Place 50 Hampshire St., Cambridge, Mass. 02139; CAPE Inc., 2302 Parklake Dr. Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga. 30345-2907.

OKLAHOMA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, has awarded a $42.4-million contract to Harper Construction Co. for design-build services for a new Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fort Sill. The 125,000-sq-ft training-center building will have administrative, educational, library and physical- fitness spaces. The contract also calls for a 25,000-sq-ft maintenance shop and a 48,000-sq-ft heated storage building. The project has an expected completion date of April 2010. Harper Construction Co., 2241 Kettner Blvd. Suite 300, San Diego, Calif. 92101-1769. DR# 0800746445.

TENNESSEE CB&I Construction Co. has received a $27.8-million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for design-build services on phase one of a turbine-engine dry-air-capability (TEDAC) facility at Arnold Air Force Base. The work includes construction of a desiccant drying system, foundations, duct supports, spools and expansion joints. The project has an estimated completion date of December, 2011. CB&I, One CB&I Plaza, 2103 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands, Texas, 77380. DR# 0800792608.

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IOWA 4/3 Dordt College, 498 4th Ave. N.E., Sioux Center, 51250, student residence hall. The three-floor, structural- steel, 52-unit residence hall will provide housing for 312 students. Design also calls for an atrium on each floor. Work includes site improvements, parking lots, sidewalks, retaining walls and utilities. Angelini & Associates, 113 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104-1414. DR# 0900473169.

MARYLAND 4/8 City of Baltimore Dept. of Public Works, 200 Holliday St. Suite 600, Bureau of Water & Wastewater, Baltimore, 21202-3676, water reservoir. The Montebello 2 reservoir will have 32million- gallons capacity, 600 ft of 84-in. precast-concrete pipe and 495 ft of 108-in. precast-concrete pipe. Included are sluice gates, inlet and outlet chambers and gate- houses. The project is estimated at $40 million to $50 million. City of Baltimore Dept. of Public Works, 200 Holliday St. Suite 600, Bureau of Water & Wastewater, Baltimore, 21202-3676. DR# 07-00870803.

UTAH 4/8 Administrative Services of Utah 4119 State Office Building Div. of Facility & Const. Mgmt., Salt Lake City, 84114-1201, research building. The $50-million L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Research Building will be an addition to Skaggs Hall at the University of Utah. Administrative Services of Utah, 4119 State Office Building Div. of Facility & Construction Management, Salt Lake City, 84114-1201. DR# 08-00751600.