Pulse   05/27/2009

ARIZONA Parsons Brinckerhoff has been selected as prime consultant by the city of Peoria to prepare a design concept report for a roadway expansion of the Lake Pleasant Parkway. The project consists of expanding a 4.5-mile segment of the parkway from two lanes to six lanes. Work also would include redesigned intersections with State Route 303 and State Route 74. The design report will include roadway alternatives and structural analysis, environmental planning, traffic engineering and land-use planning. Parsons Brinckerhoff, 1501 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, 85282.

CALIFORNIATRC Companies was awarded a three-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide on-call environmental engineering services for rail and transit. Work will include specific task orders for environmental engineering services related to the support and upkeep of the Los Angeles-area public transit system. The contract has a potential option for an two additional years of annual extensions. The contract is valued at $19.9 million. TRC Companies, Environmental Services, 21 Technology Drive, Irvine, 92618.

TEXAS Balfour Beatty has been selected as general contractor for the new Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas. The four-story, 150,000-sq-ft structural-steel-frame building will be built on a 4.7-acre lot adjacent to Victory Park at the corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Field St. The museum will include interactive exhibits and displays, including plant and animal life as well as water features. A lecture hall and multimedia classrooms are also planned. The project intends to seek LEED certification. Groundbreaking on the $155-million project is expected later this year, with completion slated for 2013. Balfour Beatty Construction Group Inc. 3100 McKinnon St., Floor 10, Dallas, 75201-7007. DR# 00-000690440.

WYOMING S&S Construction was awarded a contract by the Wyoming Transportation Commission for roadway reconstruction in Gillette. The project consists of reconstruction of four blocks of Burma Rd. and a new overpass at Interstate 90 to extend the road south to connect with Oakcrest Dr. The segment north of the overpass will have five lanes and the segment south will have three. WYDOT opted not to fund the project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act although the project was eligible to receive ARRA funding. Work on the $15-million project is expected to begin this month and be completed by September 2010. S&S Builders, 400 S Enterprise Ave., Gillette, 82716. DR# 09-00475420.

Bid/Proposal Dates

ALABAMA 6/4 Lee County Board of Education, 100 S 6th St. P.O. Box 120, Opelika, 36801-5060, new high school. The new Smiths High School in Smiths Station will consist of three two-story, structural-steel buildings with approximately 264,000 sq ft of total space. There will be 40 classrooms as well as a gym, cafeteria and administrative offices. The contract covers site improvements for the project, which include grading, drainage, erosion control, asphalt paving, sewage and assorted earthwork. The total project is estimated at $45 million. McKee & Associates, 631 S. Hull St., Montgomery, 36104-5807. DR# 08-00556623.

NORTH CAROLINA 6/4 Appalachian State University, Dougherty Administration Building, Boone, 28608-0001, academic building. The new Reich College of Education building at Appalachian State University in Boone will consist of a five-story, 123,000-sq-ft structural-steel building with both classroom and administrative space. The project intends to seek LEED certification and is currently estimated at $31 million. Appalachian State University, Dougherty Administration Building, Boone, 28608-0001. DR# 06-00819334.

MASSACHUSETTS 6/8 Division of Capital Asset Management, Commonwealth of Mass., McCormack State Office Building 1, Ashburton Place, Floor 16, Boston, 02108-1518, data center. A contingency data center is to be constructed in Springfield to provide additional IT capacity for the state. The facility will have approximately 135,000 sq ft of space, of which 60,000 sq ft will be raised floor data center space. The project is currently estimated at $66 million. Division of Capital Asset Management, Commonwealth of Mass., McCormack State Office Building 1, Ashburton Place, Floor 16, Boston, 02108-1518. DR# 05-00835605.

LOUISIANA 6/9 St. Mary’s Academy, 6905 Chef Mentuer Highway, New Orleans, 70126, high school rebuild. St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans is to undergo significant rebuilding and new construction to repair and replace hurricane-damaged facilities. The repaired two-story, 95,000-sq-ft school will have facilities for 750 students, including a library, gymnasium, dining hall, classrooms, administrative offices and sports fields. Rozas-Ward AIA Architects Inc., 1010 Common St. New Orleans, 70112-2401. DR# 08-00758631.

NEBRASKA 6/9 Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, 440 S. 8th St. Suite 200, Lincoln, 68508-2294, detention facility. The Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility in Lincoln will consist of a single-story, 256,000-sq-ft precast-concrete-frame building. The facility will have a 657-bed capacity. Multiple contracts are going to bid, including piles and foundation, structural concrete, interiors and masonry. The total project is currently valuated at $66 million. Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, 440 S. 8th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, 68508-2294. DR# 05-00810208.