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VIRGINIA Developers Larry Cluff and Chris Chadwick plan to renovate the historic Piedmont Mills building in Lynchburg. The five-story, 60,000-sq-ft building dates to the 1870s. The developers expect to convert the mill building and the silos adjacent to it into over 80 apartments, along with retail and commercial spaces. Phase One will entail converting the mill building into 52 apartments, and is expected to cost $5.5 million. The silos will be developed into 28 additional apartments in Phase Two. Degratia Development Corp., 5400 Glen Alden Dr., Richmond, 23231.
| Bids/Contracts/Proposals |
CALIFORNIA Gafcon Inc. has been awarded a contract by the University of California at Los Angeles to provide pre-construction and construction-management services for Phase 2 of the Weyburn Terrace Student Housing Project. The project will consist of a nine-story residential building containing 500 studio apartments and a commons building featuring meeting and reception spaces, and administrative offices. The two buildings will total 275,000 sq ft. Gafcon is initially responsible for reviewing bid documents, providing schedules and sequencing plans, and assisting in developing the construction bid package. The project will be bid in February, and construction is expected to start in May and be completed by summer 2012. The project is valued at $121 million. Gafcon Inc., 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 950, Los Angeles, 90017.
CALIFORNIA Synergy Electric Co. has been awarded a $9.4-million firm-fixed-price task order under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract for the installation of photovoltaic systems at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, located in Oceanside. The work entails full engineering, procurement, installation and testing of a solar-power generating facility with a peak power production of 1,445 kW. The project is expected to be completed by December 2010. Funds for this project are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Synergy Electric Co., 10740 Kenney St., Santee, 92071.
MICHIGAN Better Built Construction Services Inc. has been awarded a $9.6-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of an Army Reserve Center at Fort Custer, near Augusta. The project is expected to be completed by February 2011. Better Built Construction Services Inc., 1240 Central Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45044.
SOUTH CAROLINA Hunt Construction Group Inc. has been awarded a $7.7- million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for a consolidated addition to the brig at Naval Weapons Station Charleston. Work is expected to be completed by May 2011. Hunt Construction Group Inc., 7650 Courtney Campbel Causeway, Tampa, Fla. 33607.
VIRGINIA The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. has been awarded a $13.1-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the renovation of Building 10500 at Fort Lee. The renovation includes new interior partitions, toilet facilities, janitor rooms, elevator and exterior curtain-wall systems. The project is expected to be completed by June 2011. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., 300 East Joppa Rd., Baltimore, Md., 21286.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
GEORGIA 1/13 (subcontractor bidding for 12 phase-one packages) RK Redding Construction Inc., Attn: Rachel Wheeler, 412 Sangamore Rd., Bremen, 30110, private motorsports country club development. The Atlanta Motorsports Park is located on a 200-acre site at Duck Thurmond Road and Georgia Highway 53 in Dawsonville. Phase one entails the construction of a 3-mile-long LeMans-style driving course, including two 2,000-ft-long straightaways. The 12 subcontracts cover paving, retaining walls, track guardrails and a stormwater system. The project is valued at $50 million. RK Redding Construction Inc., Attn: Rachel Wheeler, 412 Sangamore Rd., Bremen, 30110. DR# 08-00827917.
NEW JERSEY 1/14 Rutgers University Office of Contracts Administration, Attn: Alex Andrews, Building 82, Street 1603, Livingston Campus, Piscataway 08854, dining hall. The Livingston Dining Commons is a two-story, 63,600-sq-ft building. The project includes a dining room, food- service operation, walk-in refrigeration, loading dock, dry storage and a new pedestrian bridge to connect the second story to the existing student center. The project is valued at $10 million to $15 million. Rutgers University Office of Contracts Administration, Attn: Alex Andrews, Building 82, Street 1603, Livingston Campus, Piscataway 08854. DR# 09-00404603.
FLORIDA 1/21 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Construction & Planning, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, 32114, aviation complex. The project consists of three buildings: the three-story, 48,680-sq-ft aviation maintenance science laboratory, the three-story, 36,000-sq-ft Flight Operations classroom building and the 15,020-sq-ft flight maintenance hangar as well as offices. The project is valued at $23 million. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Construction & Planning, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, 32114. DR# 04-00612733.
KANSAS 1/22 BNSF Railway Co., Attn: Steven Forsberg, 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan. 66106, rail-truck intermodal facility. This design-build project includes four one-story buildings totaling 192,471 sq ft, an administration building, a driver’s assistance building, a maintenance building and a car parts storage building. The project is located near Interstate 35 and 191st Street in Gardner. The project is valued at $100 million. BNSF Railway Co., Attn: Steven Forsberg, 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, Kan. 66106. DR# 06-00876043.