Pulse   10/014/2009

COLORADO The city of Colorado Springs is seeking construction management and materials-testing services for improvements to Proby Parkway, gateway to the Colorado Springs Airport. The project includes a four-lane expressway with new signalized and grade-separated intersections, a new regional trail and drainage and water-quality systems. The project is valued at $27 million to $32 million. City of Colorado Springs, Contracting Division, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 201, Colorado Springs, 80903.

FLORIDA The University of North Florida is seeking enhanced commissioning services for its new 118,000-sq-ft Science and Humanities Building. The project includes 16 teaching and 20 research laboratories, classrooms and a rooftop greenhouse. Required work includes design-phase peer review, development of a systems manual and construction-phase functional and performance testing for HVAC, lighting controls and hot-water systems. The project is valued at $30 million. Proposals are due by Oct. 22. University of North Florida, Purchasing Dept., Building 53, 1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville, 32224.

MISSOURI Sheet-metal workers’ union Local 36 has announced plans to develop a new campus in St. Louis. The project entails renovating the former Missouri Boiler building at Jefferson and Choteau avenues. The campus will serve as Local 36’s new headquarters and training center. The new training school will occupy more than 50,000 sq ft, office space will occupy 20,000 sq ft, and there will be a 14,000-sq-ft meeting hall. G.S.&S. Inc. has been selected as the general contractor. The $15-million project is expected to break ground in late 2009 and be completed within one year. G.S.&S. Inc., 13588 Northwest Industrial Dr., Bridgeton, 63044.

NEW YORK Ironstate Development Co. has been selected by New York City to develop the seven-acre Homeport site, a decommissioned naval base located in Stapleton, Staten Island. The city will invest $33 million in the first phase for infrastructure and a waterfront esplanade. Ironstate will build two buildings up to six stories tall, containing 800 apartments and ground-floor retail spaces. Ironstate Development Co., 50 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. 07030.


CALIFORNIA Carollo Engineers has been selected by the Hi-Desert Water District to serve as owner’s representative for the new centralized wastewater treatment plant, water reclamation facility and associated pipelines to be located on 80 acres along Highway 62. The project goal is to recharge the local groundwater basin for future community use. The construction cost is estimated at $34 million to $40 million. Carollo Engineers, 5575 Ruffian Rd., Suite 200, San Diego, 92123.

DELAWARE Pike Wohlsen DAFB LLC was awarded a $14.7-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract for the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Newark, Del. The project is expected to be completed by March 2011. Pike Wohlsen DAFB LLC., 548 Steel Way, Lancaster, Pa., 17601.

ILLINOIS James McHugh Construction Co. was awarded a $14.8-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct an 88-ft dia. shaft at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s Lawndale Avenue solids-management area, located in Hodgkins, Ill. The project is expected to be completed by August 2011. James McHugh Construction Co., 1737 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, 60616.

NEW YORK Plaza Construction has been awarded a $16.5-million construction-management contract to restore Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 9,500-sq-ft building dates from the mid-1800s. The project entails restoring the existing building, as well as constructing a 23,500-sq-ft addition. The completed building will become the yard’s official exhibition/visitor center. Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners LLP and Workshop/apd have been named design architects for the project. The project will seek LEED Platinum certification. Plaza Construction, 260 Madison Ave., New York City, 10016.

TEXAS Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. has been selected by the Port of Houston Authority to provide engineering services for the design of a 55-acre expansion of the container yard at Bayport Terminal. The project is valued at $61 million. Lockwood, Andrews & Newman Inc., 2925 Briarpark Dr., Houston, 77042.

WASHINGTON M.A. Mortenson Co. was awarded a $26.9-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for company operations facilities supporting the Brigade Combat Team Complex Increments 3 and 4 at Fort Lewis, Wash. The project is expected to be completed by March 2011. M.A. Mortenson Co., 700 Meadows Lane North, Minneapolis, Minn., 55422.

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ALABAMA 10/29 Huntsville City Board of Education, 200 White St., Huntsville, 35807, high school. Lee High School will be a two-story, 250,000-sq-ft middle/senior high school for 1,200 students in Huntsville. The project will include 50 classrooms, a 500-seat cafeteria, and an 800-seat theater. The project is valued at $42.5 million. Huntsville City Board of Education, 200 White St., Huntsville, 35807. DR# 07-00894087.

COLORADO 10/29 U.S. General Services Administration, Denver Federal Center, P.O. Box 25546, Denver, 80225, data center. This GSA Tier III data center will be a two-story, 110,000-sq-ft building, located in Lakewood. The project will be built in phases using the Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD) concept. Design services are expected to begin in February 2010, with project duration lasting approximately 14 months. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is valued at between $65 million and $80 million. U.S. General Services Administration, Denver Federal Center, Attn: Beverly Crane, P.O. Box 25546, Denver, 80225. DR# 09-006703309.