Pulse  12/23/2009

CALIFORNIA URS Corp. has been selected by the Port of Long Beach to provide master planning, engineering-design services and program-management services for phases two, three and four of the Pier G Terminal Redevelopment Program. The project will include construction of two new wharves with ship-to-shore power, new terminal buildings and landfilling. The project is valued at $500 million. URS Corp., 915 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90017.

MINNESOTA Mortenson Construction is leading a team that has been awarded a $143-million design-build contract by the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority for the renovation of Union Depot in St. Paul. Union Depot will be transformed from a freight rail facility to a multimodal transit hub with services for passenger rail, buses and light rail. Mortenson’s partners are URS Corp. and HGA. The project is valued at $150 million. Mortenson Construction, 700 Meadow Ln. North, Minneapolis, 55422.

NEW JERSEY VRH Construction Corp. has been awarded a $59-million contract by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build a new domestic departures hall at Terminal B of Newark Liberty International Airport. The departures hall will be built in space formerly occupied by the terminal’s baggage-claim area. The project will include installation of new check-in counters, baggage-handling systems and airline offices. It is expected to be completed by mid-2012. VRH Construction Corp., 320 Grand Ave., Englewood, 07631.

NEW MEXICO Williams Design Group, Inc. and SMPC Architects have been selected by New Mexico State University to provide architectural and engineering services for phases six and seven of the East Mesa Center at Dona Ana Community College’s East Mesa campus. The project includes classroom, lab, office and other academic support space. The project is valued at $18 million. Williams Design Group Inc., 1014 South Main St., Las Cruces, 88005.

OREGON GBD Architects has been selected by Portland Community College to provide architectural and engineering services to support the Sylvania Campus 2008 bond projects. Projects include the renovation of approximately 160,000 sq ft of existing space, 120,000 sq ft of new construction and improvements to parking, landscaping and stormwater management. The project is valued at $30.8 million. GBD Architects, 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 300, Portland, 97209.

PENNSYLVANIA Turner Construction Co. has been selected by Drexel University to manage construction of the Constantine Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building in Philadelphia. The 138,000-sq-ft building will house 39 research and teaching labs. The project’s estimated cost is $49.7 million. Turner Construction Co., 375 Hudson St., New York, N.Y. 10014.

VIRGINIA MEB General Contractors has been awarded a $36.4-million firm-fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for replacement of fuel storage tanks at the Navy’s Craney Island Fuel Terminal in Portsmouth. The project entails demolition of 19 old bulk-storage tanks and construction of six new tanks. The new tanks will be above ground, pile-supported cylinder tanks with welded-steel wall construction, fixed roofs and sloped bottoms. MEB General Contractors, 4016 Holland Blvd., Chesapeake, 23323

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ARIZONA 1/8 The city of Phoenix is seeking qualifications for design, construction-administration and inspection services for the excavation of SR 85 Landfill Cell 1 and Cell 2. The project includes lining and closure for various phases, sequencing plans and calculations for stability, soil usage and density. The project area includes 640 acres of land west of SR 85, east of Highway 80 and south of Patterson Road. The project is valued at $15 million. City of Phoenix, Engineering and Architectural Services Dept., 200 West Washington St., 7th Floor, Phoenix, 85003.

COLORADO 1/12 The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking qualifications for design and engineering services for the Building Extension (B1E) Interior project, located in Boulder. Project includes 137,000-sq-ft of state-of-the-art laboratory space. The project is valued at $65 million. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Contracting Office, 100 Bureau Dr., Building 301, Room B129, Mail Stop 1640, Gaithersburg, Md. 20899.

FLORIDA 1/27 Florida Dept. of Transportation, Contracts Division, 605 Suwannee St., Tallahassee, 32399, highway rehabilitation. The project entails milling and resurfacing of state Route 93 in Sarasota, as well as the construction of two new bridges and widening of six bridges. The project is valued at $45.4 million. Florida Dept. of Transportation, Contracts Division, 605 Suwannee St., Tallahassee, 32399. DR# 09-00719895.

NEVADA 2/3 Clark County School District is seeking proposals for architectural services for various facility-modernization and replacement projects. The projects may include the construction of new schools using the currently approved prototype designs for new elementary, secondary and senior-high schools, as well as career technology academies. The overall construction costs are estimated at $168 million. Clark County School District, Purchasing/Warehousing Dept., 4212 Eucalyptus Ave., Las Vegas, 89121.