| Planning |
NEW YORK The Albany Convention Center Authority is planning to build a new downtown convention center. The agency recently revealed the design for the brick-and-glass structure, developed by architect HNTB. The 296,500-sq-ft building will include a main exhibition hall, two ballrooms and other meeting spaces. It will be located near where Broadway meets Hudson Avenue, with loading docks beneath the South Mall arterial road. Estimated construction cost is $220 million. Preconstruction planning, land acquisition and environmental investigation are expected to take at least one year. Albany Convention Center Authority, 386 Broadway, Albany, 12207.
| Contracts/Bids/Proposals |
CALIFORNIA Korte Construction Co. has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District to provide design-build services for a 37,500-sq-ft child development center at Beale Air Force Base in Roseville. The facility will accommodate 305 children. The project is valued at between $10 million and $25 million. Korte Construction Co., 5700 Oakland Ave., Suite 200, St. Louis, Mo. 63110.
CALIFORNIA AECOM Technology Corp. has won a $10.5-million task order to provide energy-efficiency services at an undisclosed U.S. Navy facility in San Diego. The project will include a base-wide lighting retrofit, construction of two new central chilled-water plants, expansion of the existing energy-management control system and installation of a photovoltaic system. The task order will be conducted under AECOM’s indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center. AECOM Technology Corp., 555 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, 90071.
COLORADO Arviso Construction Co. Inc. has been selected by the Army Contracting Agency to provide design-build services for a 26,450-sq-ft child development center at Fort Carson, in El Paso County. The project includes site development and is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The construction cost is $11 million. Arviso Construction Co. Inc., P.O. Box 441, Fort Wingate, N.M. 87316.
FLORIDA Greenhut Construction Co. Inc. has been selected by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to provide design-build services for the modernization of Administration Building 1500 at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The project includes asbestos and lead abatement and antiterrorism/force protection. It is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project cost is estimated at between $10 million and $11.4 million. Greenhut Construction Co. Inc., 23 South A St., Pensacola, 32501.
LOUISIANA Kiewit Louisiana Co. has been awarded a $194.5-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a hurricane-protection project. The project entails fronting protection and breakwater modification along Lake Ponchartrain’s Jefferson lakefront, as well as Pumping Stations Nos. 1 through 4, in Jefferson Parish. Work is to be completed by April 2013. Kiewit Louisiana Co., 13119 Old Denton Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76177.
MASSACHUSETTS Lee Kennedy Co. Inc. has been awarded a $16.4-million construction-management-at-risk contract by the National Archives and Records Administration to build an addition to the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The project entails renovating 20,000 sq ft of the existing facility and building a two-story, 30,000-sq-ft addition. Construction is expected to begin in early 2010 and be completed in fall 2011. Lee Kennedy Co. Inc., 122 Quincy Shore Dr., Quincy, 02171. DR# 06-00733565.
MISSOURI Kwame Building Group has been awarded a contract through Green Companies Inc. to provide design-management support on a landfill gas-to-energy project at the Fred Weber Co. Solid Waste Landfill in Maryland Heights. Kwame will provide design-management support on the Ameren UE methane gas-to-energy project. Construction will begin in 2010, and the plant is expected to be operational in 2011. The project will deliver methane from the landfill to combustion turbines through a blower plant that delivers 6,000 cu ft of landfill gas per minute. The gas is collected through 120 landfill wells, which will be plumbed and connected with two miles of high-density plastic pipe. Kwame Building Group, 1204 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 63103.
NEW MEXICO Summit Builders has been awarded a $32.5-million contract by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority to build a terminal/hangar facility. The three-story, 110,000-sq-ft facility will house the headquarters for Virgin Galactic, the passenger terminal for space tourists and storage for the spacecraft. The state-owned $200-million spaceport is located 45 miles north of Las Cruces. Summit West, 3200 Carlisle Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque, 87110.
TENNESSEE EnSafe Inc. and its two teaming partners, Arcadis U.S. Inc. and S&ME Inc., have been awarded a $20-million contract to provide environmental services statewide for five years to the Tennessee Dept. of Transportation. The multi-year contract covers site assessments, geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, hazardous-waste storage management, environmental-related design and construction, installation and maintenance of stormwater treatment systems and environmental compliance audits. EnSafe Inc., 5724 Summer Trees Dr., Memphis, 38134.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
WASHINGTON 12/9 U.S. General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, 400 15th St. S.W., Auburn, 98001, transmission building. GSA is seeking qualifications for architectural and engineering services for the Bonneville Power Administration transmission facility. The project entails designing a new building adjacent to the Dittmer Building in Vancouver, Wash. Required work includes development of two definitive designs, one at 210,000 sq ft and the second at 167,000 sq ft. Construction cost is estimated at between $35 million and $65 million. U.S. General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Contracting Office, 400 15th St. S.W., Auburn, 98001.
PUERTO RICO 12/9 U.S. General Services Administration, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, N.Y., 10278, upgrade of federal courthouse. This project includes redesign and replacement of the HVAC system and implementation of an energy conservation program in the Clemente Ruiz Nazario Courthouse in Hato Rey. It includes the installation of photovoltaic panels, intelligent lighting controls for conserving energy, and removal and replacement of the entire roofing membrane with a new, extensive green roof. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is valued at between $60 million and $80 million. U.S. General Services Administration, Attn.: Gayle Schuster, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10278. DR# 09-00699886.
PENNSYLVANIA 12/15 University of Pennsylvania, Attn: Charles Newman, 3101 Walnut St., Philadelphia, 19104, athletic facility. This project, Penn Park, involves the conversion of a 24-acre former industrial site into a multipurpose athletic facility. The project includes vibro-concrete columns, piles, a synthetic playing field, a new pedestrian bridge, maintenance buildings and sports lighting. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. University of Pennsylvania, Attn.: Charles Newman, 3101 Walnut St., Philadelphia, 19104. DR#09-00705359.
TEXAS 12/17 (proposals due) City of Sugar Land, 2700 Town Center Blvd. N, Sugar Land, 77487, water-treatment plant expansion. The city of Sugar Land is seeking proposals for construction management at-risk services for the 22- million-gallon-per-day expansion of a surface-water treatment plant, located near Voss and Burney roads. The project includes a levee system, ground storage tank and flocculation basins, associated substations and pump stations, and backup power generators. The project is valued at $46 million. City of Sugar Land, Purchasing Dept., 2700 Town Center Blvd. N., Sugar Land, 77487.
MISSOURI 12/18 Missouri Dept. of Transportation, 105 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, 65101, interchange. This project is a half-diamond interchange at U.S. Route 40 and Interstate 435, replacing the Blue Ridge cutoff, in Kansas City. The project includes a bridge over Interstate 70, adding lanes to I-70 and modification of some exit ramps. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is valued at between $25 million and $30 million. Missouri Dept. of Transportation, Attn.: Pete Rahn, 105 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, 65101. DR# 09-00692013.
MARYLAND 12/18 Mass Transit Administration, Attn.: Vanessa Ashe, 6 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, 21202, park-and-ride facility. The project entails building the Prince Frederick park-and-ride facility, a 424-space paved lot and 100-space temporary gravel lot, at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and Silverwood Lane in Prince Frederick. The project also involves an ADA-compliant parking and bus loading area, clearing and grubbing, tree removal, drainage structures, an underground stormwater management facility, sidewalks and lighting. The project is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. Mass Transit Administration, Attn.: Vanessa Ashe, 6 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, 21202. DR# 02-00692373.