Pulse  06/24/2009

ARIZONA The Tucson City Council voted to proceed with the development of the Sheraton downtown convention center and hotel. The 25-story, 525-room hotel will feature 36,000 sq ft of meeting and exhibition space, a bar and lobby lounge, spa, fitness center, cafe, outdoor pool deck and a business center. A 1,160- space parking structure is to be constructed, and a 55,000-sq-ft expansion will be built on the adjacent existing convention center. DLR Group will provide architecture and engineering services, with design-build services by Turner Construction and Sundt Construction. The project is estimated at $167 million and has a target opening set for 2012. DLR Group, 6225 N. 24th St., Suite 250, Phoenix, 85016-2020. DR# 07-00790058.


CONNECTICUT Dewberry-Goodkind was selected by the town of New Haven as the prime designer for a replacement bridge on Sackett Point Road over the Quinnipiac River. The existing, structurally deficient bridge will be replaced with a new structure that will include a raised deck and roadway levels to meet current Federal Emergency Management Agency flood-plain elevation benchmarks. The bridge will have a wider design to handle increased traffic and expanded capacity to carry utilities. Related work will include rebuilding of approaches and realignment of the roadway to reduce environmental impact. The project is estimated at $12 million. Dewberry-Goodkind Inc., 59 Elm St., Suite 101, New Haven, 06510-2047. DR# 97-00191804.

SOUTH CAROLINA Walton Construction was awarded a $19-million option on an existing contract for recruit barracks at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island. In addition to the three-story, 68,000-sq-ft, 528-bed barracks, the option includes construction of a physical training circuit. The barracks facility will be the fourth that Walton Construction builds at the Recruit Depot under its contract, bringing the total value to $78 million. Construction of the barracks is expected to begin this month, with completion slated for April 2011. Walton Construction, 2 Commerce Court, Harahan, La. 70123-3225. DR# 08-00562450.

VIRGINIA RW Armstrong and Archer Western Contractors have been awarded a contract for the design and construction of the Presidential helicopter hangar at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The 65,000-sq-ft facility will house Presidential Helicopter Squadron HMX-1, as well as hangar space for an adjacent multistory maintenance shop and administrative, medical, storage and support areas. The contract also calls for 540,000 sq ft of new airfield taxiway and apron pavement. The contract is valued at $39 million and work is expected to be completed by March 2011. Archer-Western Contractors, 3715 Northside Parkway NW, Building 100, Suite 550, Atlanta, Ga. 30327-2806. DR# 08-00740368.

WASHINGTON The City Council of Sammamish awarded a contract to Ceccanti Inc. for roadway reconstruction of 244th Avenue in Sammamish. Work includes widening the roadway and the construction of a bridge to connect 244th Avenue between 8th St. and 3rd Place. Related works include erosion control, excavation, storm drainage facilities and related road work. Contract is estimated at $9.3 million. Ceccanti Inc., 4116 Brookdale Rd., Tacoma, 98446-1613. DR# 05-00778997.

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GEORGIA 7/7 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 100 W. Oglethorpe, P.O. Box 889, Savannah, 31402, replacement hospital. A new 745,000-sq-ft hospital is to be built at Fort Benning to replace the base’s existing Martin Hospital. The project calls for a state-of-the-art full-service medical treatment facility with both inpatient and outpatient services. Project is estimated at $428 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 100 W. Ogle­thorpe, P.O. Box 889, Savannah, 31402. DR# 06-00913074.

NORTH CAROLINA 7/7 (request for proposals) University of North Carolina Hospitals—Plant Engineering/Design, Bed Tower Building, Floor 9, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, 27514, university hospital. The new UNC hospital in Hillsborough will have 68 beds and six surgical suites. Project is estimated at $118 million. UNC Hos-pitals—Plant Engineering/Design, Bed Tower Building, Floor 9, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, 27514. DR# 09-00532929.