Pulse  06/10/2009

LOUISIANA The Monroe City Council has awarded a contract to Lincoln Builders for construction of a new airport terminal at Monroe Regional Airport. The one-story, 50,000-sq-ft structural-steel-frame building will accommodate up to five aircraft gates and also have space for retail concessions, security areas for the Transportation Security Administration, administrative offices and other facilities to accommodate airlines and related tenants. The project is valued at $34.5 million. Lincoln Builders Inc., 1910 Farmerville Highway, Ruston, 71270. DR# 00-00805443.

MASSACHUSETTSA Jacobs-Tetra Tech EC Joint Venture, a joint venture of Jacobs Engineering Group and Tetra Tech, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, for the total environmental restoration at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site. The contract will include work associated with the dredging, treatment, transport and disposal of contaminated material in the upper harbor of the Acushnet River. The project is valued at $27 million and has an estimated completion date of May 2013. The contract is an extension of an existing contract Jacobs-Tetra Tech EC Joint Venture had for a pilot program cleanup effort at the New Bedford site. Jacobs-Tetra Tech EC Joint Venture, 55 Old Bedford Rd. Lincoln, 01773-1125.

PENNSYLVANIAA Walsh Construction Co. was awarded a contract by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the construction of a new ambulatory care center for the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System. The new facility will be located at the VA’s H.J. Heinz III Division on Delafield Road. The two-story, 117,000-sq-ft building will have a one-story connector to an existing building. The center will provide primary care, physical rehabilitation, audiology, dental care and an outpatient pharmacy. Work also calls for the demolition of two buildings and the renovation of a community center, including asbestos-abatement services. Related work includes new access roads, parking lots and landscaping. Contract is valued at $38 million. Walsh Construction, 333 Technology Dr., Suite 205, Canonsburg, 15317-9513. DR# 08-00610224.

TEXAS Broaddus + Muñoz, a joint venture of Broaddus & Associates and Kell Muñoz Architects, was selected as project manager by University Hospital System for its medical center expansion and renovation. The project will expand the existing campus at South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio. The expanded hospital will be a 2-million-sq-ft, 713-bed facility with a new trauma tower, an expanded emergency center, surgical suites and new in-patient rooms. Related work includes a new central plant and parking facilities. The hospital expansion and renovation program is currently valued at $770 million and is part of University Hospital System’s $900-million capital investment program. Broaddus & Associates, 1301 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Suite A302, Austin, 78746-6574. Kell Muñoz Architects, 1017 North Main St., Suite 300, San Antonio, 78212. DR# 05-00710988.

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COLORADO 6/23 (design-build, request for proposals) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, Neb. 68102, battalion headquarters. The new 60,000-sq-ft headquarters building at Fort Carson will contain classrooms as well as facilities for the storage of secure information. Administrative areas will require spaces for approximately 200 staff members. Related site work includes parking, sidewalks, curb and gutter, drainage landscaping. Project is estimated to cost between $15 million and $25 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capitol Ave. Omaha, Neb. 68102. DR# 09-00507158.

WASHINGTON 6/24 Seattle Dept. of Transportation, 700 5th Ave. Suite 3900, P.O. Box 34996, Seattle, 98104-5043, viaduct widening. The Spokane Street viaduct is to undergo widening and rehabilitation. The project extends from 6th Ave. to East Marginal Way. Work will include surface roadway reconstruction of westbound lanes of Spokane Street, and construction of new ramp approaches at the intersection with 1st Ave. An existing ramp at 4th Ave. is to be demolished as part of the contract. The project will be partially funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and is estimated at between $68 million and $80 million. Seattle Dept. of Transportation, 700 5th Ave., Suite 3900, P.O. Box 34996, Seattle, 98104-5043. DR# 08-00761552.