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CALIFORNIA Ninyo & Moore was selected by Carollo Engineers to perform a geotechnical evaluation of the design and expansion of the San Luis Rey reclamation treatment plant. The expansion includes a chlorine contact basin and splitter box, a filter-control building, chemical facilities tanks, yard piping and related structures. The evaluation will include site analysis, seismic considerations and detailing of earthwork required by the site condition. The project currently is estimated at $4.5-million, and is seeking partial funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants, 5710 Ruffin Rd., San Diego 92123. DR# 09-00437427.
MARYLAND James G. Davis Construction Corp. has been awarded a $75-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, for the construction of the Command Control/Communication Network Transport (C2/CNT) Facility East at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. The 650,000-sq-ft multistory building will house software engineering facilities and computer laboratories for electronics research and development. Completion is estimated for December 2010. James G. Davis Construction Corp. 12530 Parklawn Dr. Rockville 20852. DR# 07-00896760.
MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN Parsons Brinckerhoff has been selected by the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation and the Wis. Dept. of Transportation to provide concept design and related services for the $200-million St. Croix River Crossing. The span will connect Stillwater, Minn., to Houlton, Wis., and serve as a link between Trunk Highway 36 in Minnesota and WIS 64 in Wisconsin. The bridge will be a segmented concrete structure with 3,460-ft of extradosed river spans and 1,580-ft of approach spans in Minnesota. It will have 40-ft-wide roadways as well as a 12-ft pedestrian trail. The bridge will have seven towers and spans of roughly 480 ft each. The new bridge replaces a historic lift bridge. Work under the design contract includes development of design criteria, concept and architectural drawings, foundation options as well as cost estimates. Construction is expected to begin in late 2013, with completion in 2016. Parsons Brinckerhoff, 510 First Ave. N, Minneapolis 55403.
TEXAS URS Corp. was selected by the University of Houston to program, plan and prepare a design concept for a wind-turbine-blade testing facility to be built on the Texas Gulf Coast. The project is the result of a cooperative research and development agreement among the Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of Houston and the members of the Lone Star Wind Alliance. The facility will be built in multiple phases on a 22.8-acre site and will be capable of testing blades ranging from 70-m to 100-m long. It will have test stands for blades of various lengths and diameters, preparation areas for assembling test- and data-collection equipment, hydraulic and mechanical pulley-testing systems, as well as workshops and spaces for offices and support operations. The project is estimated at $50 million and is expected to begin operation in 2011. URS Corp., 9801 Westheimer, Houston 77042.
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INDIANA 5/12 Ball State University Purchasing Dept. 3401 N Tillotson Ave, Muncie 47306, geothermal wells. The project calls for the installation of geothermal vertical closed loop well fields on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie. The work includes drilling wells, grouting, installing loop piping and horizontal-header piping and erosion control. After the wells are in place, the project calls for reinstalling softball fields, playing fields and parking lots that will be disturbed by the construction. The project is estimated at $15 million. Ball State University Purchasing Dept. 3401 N Tillotson Ave, Muncie 47306. DR# 09-00439520.
LOUISIANA 5/12 St. Bernard Parish School Board Administration, 200 E Stain Bernard Highway, Chalmette, 70002-5162, elementary school. A new elementary school in Chalmette is to be constructed as part of the hurricane rebuilding effort. The two-story, 117,000-sq-ft structural-steel building will feature classroom and administrative space. The project is estimated at $25-million. St. Bernard Parish School Board Administration, 200 E Stain Bernard Highway, Chalmette, 70002-5162. DR# 09-00414359.
SOUTH CAROLINA 5/12 Medical University of South Carolina, PO Box 250190, 97 Jonathan Lucas St., Charleston 29425, academic research laboratories. The four-story Drug Discovery Building and the six-story Bioengineering Buildings at the Medical University of South Carolina will provide research and teaching spaces. The estimated $35-million project will encompass 202,000 sq ft. Medical University of South Carolina, PO Box 250190, 97 Jonathan Lucas St., Charleston 29425. DR# 07-00885144.
WISCONSIN 5/12 State of Wisconsin, PO Box 7866, 101 E Wilson St. Floor 7, Madison 53707-7866, academic building. The three-story, 148,000-sq-ft building will have a structural-steel frame with masonry and curtain wall exterior. Related work includes plumbing, electrical, HVAC and site work. The project also calls for asbestos abatement and demolition of McCaskill Hall and Sundquist Hall. State of Wisconsin, PO Box 7866, 101 E Wilson St. Floor 7, Madison 53707-7866. DR# 07-00614162.
CALIFORNIA 5/14 City and County of San Francisco, Public Utilities Commission, 1145 Market St. Suite 100, San Francisco, 94103-1569, reservoir seismic rehabilitation. The estimated $47-million to $52-million project calls for the seismic rehabilitation of the North Basin of the University Mound Reservoir, including installation of seismic joints in the roof structure. City and County of San Francisco, Public Utilities Commission, 1145 Market St. Suite 100, San Francisco, 94103-1569. DR# 07-00655714.