|Planning WISCONSIN The state Dept. of Plan Distribution is planning to build a 72-bed skilled-care facility to serve primarily veterans and their eligible dependents. The facility will consist of four skilled-nursing households of nursing stations and dining areas, as well as a central area that includes a chapel, library, business offices, food service and supply rooms. The facility will be located on the campus of the Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled, in Chippewa Falls. The project is valued at $15.8 million. Wisconsin Dept. of Plan Distribution, Attn: Sharon Blattner Held, 1 West Wilson St., Room B257, Madison, 53707.|
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ALABAMA BE&K Building Group, a unit of KBR, has been awarded a $47-million construction-management contract by the U.S. General Services Administration for a new U.S. federal building and courthouse in Tuscaloosa. The 129,000-sq-ft building is located on a 4.75-acre site on University Boulevard between 20th and 21st streets. The project is expected to be completed by late 2011. Its overall cost is $67 million. BE&K Building Group, 100 Ashford Center North, Dunwoody, Ga., 30338.
ARKANSAS Flynco Inc., Little Rock, was awarded a $12.5-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the design-build of an Armed Forces Reserve Center at Pine Bluff, Ark. The project is expected to be completed by May 2011. Flynco Inc., 7711 Distribution Dr., Little Rock, 72209.
CALIFORNIA Clark Design/Build of California has been awarded a $430.8-million contract by Alameda County for the Highland Hospital Acute Tower replacement. The project’s first phase entails a three-story, 78,000-sq-ft medical office building atop a 176-space parking structure. Phase two entails a 9-story, 169-bed acute care tower. Phase three will involve demolishing the existing tower and building connecting structures. The project is expected to take seven years. Clark’s partners include SmithGroup as lead architect and Shah Kawasaki Architects as associate architect. Clark Construction Group, LLC, 7677 Oakport St., Oakland, 94621.
CALIFORNIA Kadena Pacific Inc. has been selected by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to provide design-build services for a 45,000-sq-ft pre-engineered building complex at the Palo Alto Health Care Center’s Menlo Park campus. The project’s estimated cost is $20 million. Kadena Pacific Inc., 3421 Gato Court, Suite A, Riverside, 92507.
COLORADO Tepa Ec LLC was awarded a $15.3-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of a battalion complex, company operation facility and unmanned vehicle hangar at Fort Carson. The project is expected to be completed by June 2011. Tepa Ec LLC, 5045 List Dr., Colorado Springs, 80919.
FLORIDA Ajax Building Corp. has been selected by the University of North Florida to provide construction-management services for the new science and humanities building. The 105,000-sq-ft building will include teaching and research laboratories, administrative offices, classrooms and a rooftop greenhouse. The project’s goal is to achieve LEED Silver certification. The project is valued at $30 million. Ajax Building Corp., 10365 Hood Rd. South, Suite 203, Jacksonville, 32253.
FLORIDA Perkins + Will has been selected by Florida International University to provide architectural/engineering services for the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Miami-Dade County Health Dept. and the Ambulatory Care Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The college of public health and social work will comprise 62,704 sq ft, including site infrastructure. The county health department building includes 98,960 sq ft of teaching labs and offices. The ambulatory care center will include 20,896 sq ft for family medicine and primary care, sports medicine, imaging center and administrative support spaces. The estimated construction cost is $47 million. Perkins + Will, 806 Douglas Rd., Suite 300, Coral Gables, 33134.
HAWAII Niking Corp. has been awarded a $15.2-million firm-fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to install grid-tied photovoltaic power systems at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. The project is expected to be completed by July 2011. Funds for this project are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Niking Corp., 235 Kellog St., Wahiawa, 96786.
MARYLAND Costello Construction has been awarded a $10.5-million design-build firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This contract is for a two-phase design-build project for a new National Museum of Health and Medicine, to be built at Forest Glen Annex, Md. The museum currently resides at Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C., which is scheduled to close. The project is expected to be completed by April 2011. Costello Construction, 10211 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, 21044.
PENNSYLVANIA Arrow Kinsley JV was awarded a $9.1-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of an Army Reserve Center in Allentown. The project is expected to be completed by May 2011. Arrow Kinsley, JV, 2700 Water St., York, 17403.
TEXAS Weston Solutions Inc. was awarded a $23.2-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for levee repairs, shore protection and channelization along the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channel. The project is expected to be completed by December 2011. Weston Solutions Inc., 5599 San Felipe St., Houston, 77056.
CUBA Knik Construction Co. Inc. has been awarded a $23-million firm-fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for paving of the perimeter road at U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay. Work is expected to be completed at the base in Cuba by April 2011. Knik Construction Co. Inc., 6441 South Airpark Place, Anchorage, Alaska 99502.
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WASHINGTON 1/28 King County Professional and Construction Services, 821 Second Ave., Seattle, 98104, bus operations facility. The bus base expansion will be a two-story, 44,345-sq-ft bus operations building located at 6th Avenue South and South Atlantic Aveue in Seattle. The project is valued at between $15.5 million and $16.5 million. King County Professional and Construction Services, 821 Second Ave., Seattle, 98104 DR# 98-00923017.
CONNECTICUT 2/2 (subcontractor bidding) Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Attn: William Wahl, 60 Arch St., Hartford, 06103, laboratory. The new Connecticut Dept. of Public Health laboratory will be a three-story, 110,000-sq-ft building and will include a 200-space parking lot. The lab will be located on an undeveloped 22-acre site in Rocky Hill.The project is valued at $61.8 million. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Attn.: William Wahl, 60 Arch St., Hartford, 06103. DR# 02-00770485.
ILLINOIS 2/2 Public Building Commission of Chicago, middle/senior high school. The Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy addition will be a two-story, 110,000-sq-ft building located at 250 E. 111th St. It will contain a gym, pool, library and performing arts center. The project is valued at $37 million. Public Building Commission of Chicago, Attn.: Erin Levin Cabonargi, 66 W. Washington St., Room 200, Chicago, 60602
LOUISIANA 2/2 Port of South Louisiana, dock. The Globalplex Finger Pier general cargo dock will be a 65-ft x 700-ft pier constructed on steel piles. It will include a timber fender system, a power assembly enclosure and a potable-water distribution system. The project is valued at $17 million. Port of South Louisiana, Attn.: Executive Director Joel Chaisson, 171 Belle Terre Blvd., La Place, 70069. DR# 09-00737097.
CALIFORNIA 2/3 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, dam control structure. The Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway control structure is a reinforced-concrete gravity structure about 150 ft high. The structure will comprise two 89-ft-wide independent flow-through monoliths flanked by three solid monoliths. Each flow-through monolith will house three 24-ft x 34-ft submerged tainter gates. Each of the tainter gates will have its own steel bulkhead gate and hoist assembly. The project entails excavation to final grade, mass concrete placement, and procurement and installation of the submerged tainter gates and bulkhead gates. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is valued between $100 million and $250 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Contracting Officer Matthew Hancsarik, 1325 J St., Sacramento, 95814. DR# 09-00660393.
TENNESSEE 2/4 Design Innovations Architects, health clinic. The University of Tennessee student health clinic will be a two-story, 96,000-sq-ft building. The project is valued at $26 million. Design Innovations Architects, Attn.: Faris Eid, 402 South Gay St., Suite 201, Knoxville, 37902. DR# 07-00837033.