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MINNESOTA The Duluth City Council has voted to build a new police headquarters. It will be located at 2030 Arlington Ave. A joint-venture design team was recently chosen, consisting of LHB Inc., Duluth, and SRBL Architects Ltd., Deerfield, Ill. The construction contract is expected to be awarded in August 2010. The project is valued at $18 million and is expected to be completed by late 2011. Duluth Police Dept., Attn: Lt. Robin Roeser, 411 West First St., Duluth, 55802.
TEXAS Texas A&M University has announced plans to build a four-story, 107,000-sq-ft humanities building. It will house the English and performance studies departments. The project is valued at $46 million and is expected to break ground in early 2010. Texas A&M University, Facilities Planning and Construction Dept., 200 Technology Way, Suite 1162, College Station, 77845.
| Contracts/Bids/Proposals |
CONNECTICUT KBE Ventures, a joint venture of KBE Building Corp. and Derita Construction Co., has been awarded a $51.5-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract for an Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown, Conn. The project is expected to be completed by September 2011. KBE Building Corp., 30 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, 06032.
KANSAS Leo A Daly/RLF Inc. has been awarded a $9-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the architect-engineering services on the Fort Riley, Kan., hospital replacement project. The project is expected to be completed by October 2011. Leo A Daly, 8600 Indian Hills Dr., Omaha, Neb. 68114.
MARYLAND Forrester Construction Co. was awarded a $14.5-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the adaptive re-use of Building 5100, Command, Control, Computer, Communication Intel-ligence, Surveillance and Reconnais- sance Campus, at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Construction of the phase-two project is expected to be completed by August 2010. Forrester Construction Co., 12231 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, 20852.
| Conracts/Bids Proposals |
NEW JERSEY The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has awarded a $321-million contract to a consortium led by Siemens to upgrade the signal system for the PATH transit system, which serves several New Jersey communities as well as New York City. The consortium consists of Siemens Transportation Systems, Safetran Systems Corp. and D/A Builders LLC, a joint venture of Daidone Electric Inc. and Aldridge Electric Inc. The project entails designing, manufacturing and installing signals, signal cable and the communications system along all 43 miles of track in the system, most of it underground. The project also includes rehabilitating the existing system and installing a new computerized train-control system. D/A Builders, 200 Raymond Blvd., Newark, 07105.
PENNSYLVANIA Daniel J. Keating Co. has been awarded a $13.3-million contract by the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new air-traffic-control tower and terminal radar-approach-control base building at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Keating will replace the airport’s 1960 control tower with a new precast-concrete and steel tower that will reach 92 ft high. The tower’s base building will be 11,614 sq ft. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2009 and be completed by summer 2011. Daniel J. Keating Co., Attn: Nick D’Angelo, 134 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth, 19072.
TEXAS Guyco Inc., Lampasas, has been awarded an $89.2-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for renovation of the VOLAR barracks and central energy plant at Fort Hood. Renovation will include extensive engineering analysis, evaluation and testing, and use of those findings to resolve mold growth issues, minimize vapor transmission and improve energy efficiency. The project is expected to be completed by March 2011. Guyco Inc., 175 Private Rd. 3020, Lampasas, 76550.
WASHINGTON Clement Group LLC., Montgomery, Ala., on Sept. 30 was awarded a $15.7-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for three battalion headquarters buildings for the Battalion Combat Teams Complexes at Jackson Avenue-Main Fort Lewis and at North Fort Lewis. The project is expected to be completed by April 2011. Clement Group LLC., 472 South Lawrence St., Montgomery, Ala., 36104.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
PENNSYLVANIA 11/19 (subcontractor bidding) Hunt Construction Group, 2450 S. Tibbs Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46206, indoor arena. The ConsolEnergy Center in Pittsburgh will be a 720,000-sq-ft arena, with nine stories aboveground and two stories below grade. It will be the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the city’s National Hockey League franchise. Hunt is construction manager. The project is expected to be completed by August 2010. Hunt Construction Group, 2450 S. Tibbs Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46206. DR# 08-00592393.