| Planning |
ARKANSAS Baptist Memorial Medical Care Corp. is planning a 250-bed, five-story, 500,000-sq-ft hospital in Jonesboro, to replace NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. Bids are expected to be let in spring 2010, construction is expected to start by mid-2010. The project is valued at $200 million. Baptist Memorial Medical Care Corp., 350 North Humphreys Blvd, Memphis, Tenn. 38120.
WASHINGTON The Washington State Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build services for the Alaskan Way Viaduct improvement project in Seattle. The project includes a 9,100-ft-long, 52-ft-dia bored tunnel, retaining walls, connecting roadway structures and vent-building foundations. The tunnel will extend from First Avenue South, between Charles and Dearborn, and terminate at State Route 99 near John Street. The estimated project cost is $1 billion. A pre-submittal conference was scheduled for Oct. 7. Submittals are due on Nov. 16. State of Washington, Dept. of Transportation, P.O. Box 47360, Olympia 98504.
| Bids/Contracts/Proposals |
GEORGIA Carothers Construction Inc. was awarded a $32.5-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a vehicle maintenance instruction facility at Fort Benning, Ga. The project entails building a 185,500-sq-ft facility, vehicle parking, a security building, utilities, access roads, parking lot and sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by October 2010. Carothers Construction Inc, 31 Highway 328, Oxford, Miss. 38655.
HAWAII Nan, Inc. has been awarded a $39.8-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for two bachelor enlisted quarters at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. The project entails two buildings of 88 rooms and 62 rooms, of reinforced concrete or masonry construction. The buildings will not exceed five stories and will include laundry facilities, lounges, duty officer quarters and bunk rooms. The project is located in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by February 2012. Nan Inc., 636 Laumaka St., Honolulu, 96819.
LOUISIANA Tetra-Tech EC Inc. was awarded a $33.2-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hurricane Protection Office, for levee upgrades and floodwalls. The work consists of demolition and replacement of floodwalls, fabrication and replacement of floodwall gates, driving piles, earthwork to upgrade levees, upgrading roadwork and utility installations for Lake Ponchartrain and vicinity. The project is LPV-101 Phase 2, from the 17th Street Canal to Topaz St., Orleans Parish. Tetra-Tech EC, Inc, 302 Research Drive, Norcross, Ga. 30092.
MARYLAND Clark Construction Group LLC was awarded a $230-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, in Aberdeen. The building will total 526,255 sq ft. The project includes medical gas utilities, conventional utilities, electrical services, including emergency power generation, parking, fencing, storm drainage, fire protection and alarm systems, and landscaping. The estimated completion is February 2013. Clark Construction Group LLC, 7500 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 20814.
MISSOURI River City Construction LLC has been awarded a $19.6-million contract by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to build a new surgical suite and also renovate portions of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. The project entails building a 27,000-sq-ft surgical suite containing five operating rooms and also renovating 10,000 sq ft of existing space for surgical support.The contractor has three years to complete the project. River City Construction LLC, 101 Hoffer Lane, East Peoria, Ill. 61611.
NEW MEXICO RMA Land Construction Inc., has been awarded an $8 million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a child development center at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis. The one-story, 23,304-sq-ft facility will serve 158 children. The project includes demolition of an obsolete 9,000-sq-ft child development center. The project is expected to be completed by February 2011. RMA Land Construction Inc., 2707 Saturn St., Brea, Calif. 92821.
TEXAS Huckabee & Associates Inc. has been selected by Bonham Independent School District to provide design services for bond-funded projects. Projects include improvements to Rather Junior High School, additions to Finley-Oakes Elementary School and various high school renovation projects. The total estimated construction cost is $40 million. Huckabee & Associates, Inc., 4521 South Hulen St., Suite 220, Fort Worth, 76109.
VIRGINIA HITT Contracting Inc. has been awarded a $33.8-million contract by the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority to build the new Amherst County Adult Detention Center in Madison Heights. The 380-bed facility is designed to hold minimum-, medium- and maximum-security inmates. Construction is expected to start in November and be completed in late 2011. HITT Contracting Inc., 2900 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, 22042.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
CALIFORNIA 10/20(sub-bidding for excavation, utilities and concrete) HBE Corp., 11330 Olive Street Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63141, hospital. The two-story, 148,000-sq-ft Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital is located in Goleta. HBE holds the design-build contract. The project is valued at $30 million. HBE Corp., 11330 Olive Street Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63141. DR#08-00568792.
MISSOURI 10/20 Truman State University, 100 East Normal St., Kirksville, 63501, renovation and addition. The project entails renovating 30,000 sq ft of the existing Pershing Hall with a new mechanical room for the swimming pool. It also includes building a new three-story, 35,000-sq-ft addition connected to the existing building by a tunnel and a sky bridge. The project is valued at $20 million. Truman State University, 100 East Normal St., Kirksville, 63501. DR# 09-00434612.
WISCONSIN 10/22 State of Wisconsin, 101 East Wilson St., 7th floor, Madison, 53707, university residence hall. Six-story, 140,000-sq-ft building will provide housing for 323 students in apartment-style arrangements, including 4 single-occupant bedrooms and a common living room, kitchen and bathroom. The project is valued at $27.4 million. State of Wisconsin, 101 East Wilson St., 7th floor, Madison, 53707. DR# 08-00635785.
CALIFORNIA 10/26 (request for qualifications for preconstruction and construction-management at-risk services) Judicial Council of California, 455 Golden Gate Ave., 7th floor, San Francisco, 94102, courthouse. The South Justice Center located in Porterville, Tulare County, will be a three-story, 90,000-sq-ft building. The project is valued at $61.5 million. Judicial Council of California, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 7th floor, San Francisco, 94102. DR# 09-00567535.