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KENTUCKY The Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources has awarded a $3.2-million stream-restoration design project to AMEC, the largest such contract ever awarded by the agency. The project covers the restoration and enhancement of Puncheon Creek and Fishing Creek and their tributaries in central Kentucky. The contract calls for AMEC to perform data collection, project design, construction inspection and oversight as well as coordination with the state’s Historic Preservation Office. The majority of the work will focus on Puncheon Creek, where severe erosion is causing landslides and lowering the quality of the water. AMEC will lead the design of channels to redirect and slow the stream’s flow, as well as direct the placement of wide strips of trees to combat the erosion. Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, 1 Game Farm Rd., Frankfort, 40601. DR# 0800884944.
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ALASKA Watterson Construction was awarded a $21-million firm-fixed price contract for the construction of barracks facilities at Fort Wainwright. The three-story, 5,000-sq-ft barracks will provide housing for 144 military personnel and has an expected completion date of September 2010. The project also includes integration with the base’s energy monitoring and control system and related site work. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, Building 21-700 P.O. Box 898, Elmendorf Air Force Base, 99506 DR#08-00761484.
CALIFORNIA The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest District, has awarded a $14.2-million firm fixed-price task order under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract to Harper Construction Co. for the design, repair and renovation of a helicopter hanger building. The Helicopter Hanger Building 1474 at Naval Base Coronado is a two-story, steel-frame building that provides support for three helicopter squadrons. The contract calls for much-needed repairs and expansion for a severely deteriorated structure. Work includes finish upgrades, replacement of the roof membrane system, repair of existing power systems and HVAC installation and upgrades. Harper Construction Co. 2241 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, 92101.
MARYLAND Haskell Co. is being awarded a $23-million firm fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, for the design and construction of a barracks facility at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The 180-room facility will have a capacity of 348 persons. The project has an expected completion date of April 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the year. The contract includes one unexercised option which, if exercised, would increase the cumulative value to $25 million. Haskell Co. 111 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, Fla., 32202.
MARYLAND Hensel Phelps Co. was awarded a $38.5-million firm-fixed price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of a 178,000sq-ft, multistory media production facility for the Defense Media Activity at Fort George C. Meade. The facility will provide space for 660 personnel, and has an expected completion date of March, 2011. Hensel Phillips Construction Co., 4437 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Suite 207, Chantilly, Va. 20151.
MICHIGAN The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, awarded a $50-million firm fixed-price contract to Granger Construction Co. for the design and construction of an administrative facility and parking structure at U.S. Army Garrison, Detroit Arsenal, in Warren. Construction of the 230,000-sq-ft administrative office will include the integration of an intrusion-detection system, mass-notification system and integration into central systems. Design will incorporate anti-terrorism measures, including standoff from roads and vehicle unloading areas as well as bollards and heavy landscaping to prevent access. Work on the 645,000-sq-ft parking structure also will include related site work, curbs, gutters and stormwater management systems. The project has an expected completion date of March, 2011. Granger Construction Co., P.O. Box 22187, 6267 Aurelius Rd., Lansing, 48909. DR# 0800610579.
NORTH CAROLINA The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $13.6-million contract to Yates Construction Co. for the completion of a road-widening project in Burlington. The Mebane St. widening project had previously stalled, and is now being funded entirely by an infusion of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project covers widening of Melbane St. from two lanes to four lanes along a 2.6-mile stretch between Huffman Mill Rd. and Chapel Hill Rd. Yates Construction Co. Inc. 9220 N.C. 65, Stokesdale, 27357.
PENNSYLVANIA The Reading Parking Authority awarded a $10-million general construction contract to Perroto Builders for a 776-space, seven-story parking garage across from the future sight of the Sovereign Center convention center on Penn St. in Reading. The parking garage will be adjacent to the planned seven-story DoubleTree hotel-restuarant complex, which is currently set to have 218 rooms. The parking garage is the first construction contract awarded related to the planned $67-million convention center project. In addition to the parking garage, the contract calls for sidewalk repair and reconstruction with site light pole installation. Work is expected to begin in June. Perrotto Buildings Ltd. 426 Warren St. Reading, 19601. DR#0800827903.
TEXAS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $17.9-million design-build contract to MCC/Catamount Constructors LLC for a medical field training complex at Camp Bullis. The complex will be comprised of 17 one-story buildings, most of which are pre-engineered. They include two 4,800-sq-ft general instruction buildings, four 250-person, 2,800-sq-ft dormitories, three 2,800-sq-ft multipurpose buildings, one 4,800-sq-ft administrative building, one 10,000-sq-ft warehouse building, one 3,000-sq-ft dining facility, as well as latrine buildings. The complex is intended to allow Army personnel to apply their medical training and skills in an outdoor environment. This contract is part of the Dept. of Defense Base Realignment and Closure program for the San Antonio area. Catamount Constructors Inc. 1250 Bergen Parkway, Unit B200, Evergreen, Colo. 80439-9547. DR# 08-00857548.
TEXAS Innovative Technical Solutions Inc. was awarded a $14.9-million contract by the Army Corps of Engineers to build the fifth and final medical instructional facility of the new Medical Education and Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston. The three-story, 47,000-sq-ft facility will have a structural-steel frame and will house instructional and administrative spaces, as well as automation-aided classrooms and laboratories. The Medical Education and Training Campus contracts are being awarded as part of the Dept. of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure program for the San Antonio area. When complete, the campus will have 1.9 million sq ft of space that will house new dormitories, a physical fitness center, a headquarters building and an 80,000-sq-ft dining facility. Innovative Technical Solutions Inc. 2730 Shade-lands Dr. Suite 100, Walnut Creek, Calif. 94598. DR# 08-00857651.
TEXAS The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment at Brooks City-Base has awarded a $10.2-million contract to Toltest Inc. toward the construction of an Intelligence Operations Center at Lackland Air Force Base. The 40,000-sq-ft facility will be used by the Air Force to support existing units that monitor and assess its telecommunications and computer systems. This contract was awarded as part of the Dept. of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure program for the San Antonio area. This and other contracts are a part of as many as 29 contracts worth more than $700 million in the BRAC program that are scheduled to be awarded for this fiscal year. The San Antonio BRAC projects are valued at an estimated $101 million, and cover work being performed at Fort Sam Houston, Fort Bullis, Lackland and Randolf Air Force Bases. Toltest Inc. 1480 Ford St. Maumee, Ohio 43537.
VIRGINIA Ironbridge Construction Inc. was awarded a $9.5-million firm fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of a 34,000-sq-ft dining facility for enlisted personnel at Fort Lee. The contract covers the initial site work, design of the dining facility, overall construction of the building, complete interior finishes and survey equipment, including the exercised option to provide and install the required furniture and décor items. The project currently has an estimated completion date of November 2010. Ironbridge Construction Inc. 9620 Iron Bridge Rd. Suite 201, Chesterfield, 23832-6431.
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COLORADO 4/9 Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 4201 E Arkansas Ave. Room 150, Denver, 80222-3406, bridge replacements. The contract calls for the replacement of two bridges on Interstate 76 over the Union Pacific Railroad and construction of reinforcements for existing piers on the 76th St. bridge. Work includes related paving work, retaining wall construction and related site development. The project is currently estimated at between $10 million and $20 million. Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave. Room 150, Denver, 80222-3406. DR# 07-00922778.
WASHINGTON 4/9 City of Redmond, City Hall 15670 NE 85th St. Redmond, 98052-3580, bridge construction. The project calls for the construction of a 480-ft offset lid bridge across State Route 520 connecting NE 36th St. to NE 31st St. in Redmond. The bridge would also provide a direct link between the main campus of Microsoft Corp.’s headquarters and its emerging west campus on the other side of State Route 520. The bridge would have two traffic lanes, a bike lane and a pedestrian walkway. This contract also covers the revision of traffic on State Route 520, as well as property restoration, traffic roundabout, street lighting, storm drains, water main, sanitary sewer, retaining walls and assorted site work. The contract is estimated between $25 million and $32 million. Funding for the project is provided by $11 million from the region’s portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, assorted local funds and Microsoft Corp., which is to provide $36.5 million, roughly half of the project’s total estimated cost. Work is expected to begin by June. City of Redmond, City Hall 15670 NE 85th St. Redmond,
UTAH 4/14 Utah Dept. of Transportation, Construction Division, 4501 Constitution Blvd, Floor 4, Salt Lake City, 84119-5977, highway paving project. The contract calls for reconstruction of Bangerter Highway and the addition of new lanes in both directions. The paving for the highway will consist of 11-in.-thick portland cement concrete pavement, 4-in.-thick lean-concrete base course and solventless engineered asphalt emulsion. The project is estimated to cost between $20 million and $30 million. Utah Dept. of Transportation, Construction Division, 4501 Constitution Blvd, Floor 4, Salt Lake City, 84119-5977. DR# 0800738640.
VIRGINIA 4/14 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 803 Front St., Norfolk, 235101011, ordnance training facilities. The project involves the design and construction of four ordnance training facilities at Fort Lee North, located at Fort Lee. The project is currently entering its second phase, with the contract’s value estimated at $121 million. The four buildings will have instructional spaces for training in equipment repair and vehicle maintenance, general training areas as well as designated storage areas. The project is expected to seek LEED Silver certification. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 803 Front St., Norfolk, 23510-1011. DR# 06-00712494.
ALASKA 4/15 State of Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Central Region, 4111 Aviation Dr. P.O. Box 19-6900, Anchorage, 99502-1058, aircraft parking structure rehabilitation. The contract calls for the rehabilitation of the RON aircraft parking positions 12 through 14 at Anchorage’s airport. The rehabilitation work would bring the parking positions up to modern standards. The three small portland cement pads that form the base of the positions will be replaced by a single large portland cement pad. Work also includes lighting, painted markings and various drainage improvements. Project is estimated at between $10 million and $20 million, and work is expected to be completed by October of this year. State of Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Central Region, 4111 Aviation Dr., P.O. Box 196900, Anchorage, 99502-1058. DR# 0800607037.
CALIFORNIA 4/17 (request for qualifications)—California State Lottery, 600 North 10th St., Sacramento, 958332941, lottery headquarters building. The project calls for a six-story, 148,000-sq-ft, building with a structural-steel frame to serve as the new headquarters for the California State Lottery. The building will be located at North 10th St. and Vine St. in Sacramento on the existing lottery campus. The project is expected to seek LEED Silver certification. The project is estimated at $45 million. LPA Sacramento Inc. 2484 Natomas Park Dr. Suite 100, Sacramento,
GEORGIA 4/17 (design-bid-build)— Georgia Dept. of Transportation, 600 W Peachtree, Atlanta, 30380-0001, highway reconstruction and bridge construction. The project covers the widening of 4.1 miles of State Route 34 from U.S. 27/ State Route 16 and extending to State Route 34/Bullsboro Dr., including the construction of two new bridges and approaches over the CSX railroad. Related work includes installation of closed-circuit televisions and intersection video detection systems, as well as signage, guardrails, landscaping, storm drainage and sewers. estimated at between $20 million and $30 million. Georgia Dept. of Transportation, 600 W Peachtree, Atlanta, 303800001. DR# 09-00481960.
FLORIDA 4/21 Miami-Dade Expressway Authority-MDX, 3790 NW 21st St., Miami, 33142-6812, tolling system and infrastructure improvements. The contract covers the design and construction of open-road tolling infrastructure modifications, gantries shelters, signage and pavement. This contract covers the conversion of State Route 924/ Gratigny Parkway, State Route 874/Don Shula Expressway and State Route 878/ Snapper Creek Expressway. Related work includes the removal of existing toll plazas, roadway and drainage system reconstruction, milling, resurfacing and miscellaneous infrastructure upgrades. There are four proposed tolling locations to be constructed. The project is currently valued at $34 million. Miami-Dade Expressway Authority-MDX, 3790 NW 21st St., Miami, 33142-6812. DR# 0900441840.
NEW YORK 4/21 New York City Dept. of Transportation-Fiscal Affairs Contracts, 40 Worth Street, Room 824A, New York, 10013, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan approaches and ramps reconstruction. The approaches and ramps located on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge are to be rebuilt. The contract includes concrete work, steel cable work, painting and the rehabilitation of existing ramps. The project is estimated at $400 million. New York City Dept. of Transportation-Fiscal Affairs Contracts, 40 Worth Street, Room 824A, New York, 10013. DR# 9400011871.
WISCONSIN 4/22 State of Wisconsin, 101 E Wilson St. Floor 7 PO Box 7866, Madison, 53707-7866, art museum. The expansion of the Chazen Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be an 86,000-sq-ft structural steel building with three stories above grade and one story below grade. It also will have a connection to the existing art museum, adjacent to the expansion. The building will include museum display spaces as well as a theater/ auditorium. The contract also calls for the landscaping and site development of 110,000 sq ft of land adjacent to the museum site. The contract value is currently estimated at $34 million. State of Wisconsin, 101 E. Wilson St. Floor 7 P.O. Box 7866, Madison, 53707-7866. DR# 06-00844508.
NEW JERSEY 4/23 Hudson County Community College, 26 Journal Square, Floor 14, Jersey City, 073064102, higher education center. The North Hudson Higher Education Center will consist of one seven-story, 92,000sq-ft structural-steel building on 49th St. and Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. The center’s plans call for classrooms, a learning resource center, offices, common areas and an outdoor plaza. Work also includes the construction of an underground water storage tank. The contract is valued at $20 million. Rivardo Schnitzer & Capazzi AIA, 596 Anderson Ave. Suite 202, Cliffside Park, 07010-1856. DR# 0100765822.
CALIFORNIA 4/28 County of Contra Costa, 255 Glacier Dr., Martinez, 94553-4825, road and bridge replacement. The Bethel Island road and bridge replacement calls for the replacement of the existing timber structure by staged construction with a new 863-ft, nine-span structure. The new crossing will consist of three cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete box girder spans and six spans of precast prestressed concrete I-girders on reinforced concrete caps all supported by cast-in-steel-shell concrete piling or pipe piling. The new roadway will be a concrete deck. Related work within the contract includes lighting and storm drain systems. The project is estimated at $12.2 million. County of Contra Costa, 255 Glacier Dr., Martinez, 94553-4825. DR# 05-00688960.
NEVADA 4/28 Clark County Dept. of Finance, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Floor 4, Las Vegas, 89106-4506, casino roadway construction. Casino Drive, which connects Harrah’s Hotel in Laughlin to State Route 163, will be reconstructed, including selective demolition and salvage and new asphalt concrete pavement. Assorted roadwork will include curb and gutter, sidewalk, signage and traffic pattern modification. The contact valuation is estimated between $12.2 million and $13.5 million. Clark County Dept. of Finance, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Floor 4, Las Vegas, 891064506. DR# 08-00811274.
NEW YORK 4/28 State University Construction Fund, State University Plaza, PO Box 1946 353 Broadway, Albany, 12201-1946, academic building. The new school of engineering at the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, will be comprised of a three-story-with-penthouse, 130,000sq-ft structural-steel frame building. The entire project is valued at $70-million, with a $5-million to $10-million contract for site preparation and structure currently up for bid. Perkins + Will, 55 Court St. Boston, Mass. 02108-2104. DR# 06-00797901.
PENNSYLVANIA 4/28 City of Philadelphia/Capital Program Office, 1515 Arch St., Floor 11, 1 Parkway Building, Philadelphia, 19102, new youth study center. The youth study center will be a two-story, 150,000-sq-ft, structural-steel frame juvenile detention facility at 91 N 48th St. The building will have spaces for classrooms, dormitories, recreational facilities with indoor gym, kitchen and dining facilities, as well as holding rooms, hearing rooms, courtrooms and associated building support and storage facilities. The project is estimated at $45 million to $90 million. Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz Architects, 421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 1300, Portland, Ore. 97204. DR# 0100704789.
UTAH 4/28 City of Saint George, 175 E. 200 N, Saint George, 84770-2845, airline terminal. The Saint George replacement airline terminal will consist of a two-story, 33,500-sq-ft structural-steel structure. The terminal will also include spaces for administrative offices and an enclosed garden. Project is valued at $12 million. Reynolds Smith & Hills, 5600 S. Quebec St. Suite 340C, Greenwood Village, Colo. 80111-2229. DR# 0800780602.
CALIFORNIA 4/30 State of California Dept. of Transportation, 3347 Michelson Dr. Suite 100, Irvine, 92612-1692, freeway construction. The contract calls for the construction of a new six-lane freeway located 1.2 kilometers east of Route 805/905 in San Diego. The project is valued at $81.3 million. State of California Dept. of Transportation, 3347 Michel-son Dr. Suite 100, Irvine, 92612-1692 DR# 08-00843178.
NEVADA 5/1 (design-bid-build)—Las Vegas Clark County Library District, Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, 89101-2059, new library and service center. The estimated two-story, 142,000-sq-ft Southwest Library and Service Center in Las Vegas will house the centralized administrative offices for the library district. Related work includes mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and fire suppression systems. The project is valued at $48 million. The project intends to pursue LEED certification. JMA Architecture Studios—Las Vegas, 10150 Covington Cross Dr., Las Vegas, 89134-6567. DR# 0800779869.
ILLINOIS 5/5 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 100 E Erie St. Room 508, Chicago, 60611-2829, construction of dam and plugs at reservoir. Work on the Thornton Composite Reservoir in Thornton will consist of construction of a roller-compacted concrete dam, as well as the construction of double-row grout curtain along the south side of the reservoir and the construction of two concrete quarry plugs in haul tunnels. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 100 E. Erie St. Room 508, Chicago, 606112829. DR# 04-00787241.
NEW YORK 5/5 New York City Transit Authority, Contracts Department, 2 Broadway, Ground Floor, Bid Desk 3 Stone St. New York, 10004-2207, mass-transit station reconstruction and improved access. The Fulton St. Transit Center, stretching from Fulton St. to the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, is to have a redesigned passenger circulation layout. Work will be limited to the A and C line mezzanines and vertical circulation routes, including improved access to the Fulton St. station that handles the J, M and Z lines. The project valuation is currently estimated at $10 million. Lee Harris Pomeroy & Associates, 462 Broadway, Floor 3, New York City, 10013; Grimshaw USA, 100 Reade St. New York, 10013-03889. DR# 0900472418.