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IDAHO Boise State University is planning to build an 864-bed housing development in partnership with private developer American Campus Communities of Austin, Texas. The four-acre development will entail 225 units, totaling 323,000 sq ft. The project comprises a total of eight buildings, one of which will be a community center. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2011. Boise State University, Attn: James Maquire, 1910 University Dr., Boise, 83725.
ILLINOIS The Palatine Village Council has approved preliminary plans to construct a three-story, 75-unit, 105-bed assisted living facility on Quentin Road. The facility will accommodate individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The project consists of a 65,680-sq-ft building and a 58-space parking lot, as well as the demolition of an existing building on the site. The developer is CRL Senior Living Communities. The design-build contractor is Ganther Construction and Architecture. Village of Palatine, Planning and Zoning Department, 200 E. Wood Rd., Palatine, 60067.
| Contracts/Bids/Proposals |
ALASKA The Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities has selected the Unit Co. to provide design- build services for an Alaska Army National Guard Readiness Center in Bethal. The 20,000-sq-ft facility will have to meet all National Guard Bureau requirements. The project’s estimated cost is $20 million. Unit Co., 620 E. Whitney Rd., Anchorage, 99501.
CALIFORNIA The City of Healdsburg has selected Omni-Means Ltd. to provide environmental and preliminary design services for the rehabilitation/replacement of the Healdsburg Avenue Bridge over the Russian River. The work includes surveying, geotechnical engineering and conducting a hydraulic study. The project concerns a narrow two-lane bridge that has never been seismically retrofitted. The estimated project cost is $21 million. Omni-Means Ltd., 943 Reserve Dr., Roseville, 95678.
FLORIDA University of North Florida has selected Hanson Professional Services Inc. to provide enhanced commissioning services for the Science and Humanities Building, a new, 118,000-sq-ft facility with laboratories and a rooftop greenhouse. The project goal is a minimum LEED Silver certification. The estimated cost is $30 million. Hanson Professional Services Inc., 5525 NW 15th Ave., Suite 304, Fort Lauderdale, 33309.
GEORGIA Clayton State University, located in Morrow, Ga., has selected McCarthy Building Companies Inc. as construction manager for a new science building in Morrow. The three-story, 100,000-sq-ft building will house classrooms, office space and research labs, as well as a vivarium and greenhouse. The cost of construction has been estimated to be $26.7 million. McCarthy Building Cos., 2100 Riveredge Parkway, Atlanta, 30328.
GEORGIA The Medical College of Georgia has awarded KBR’s BE&K Building Group a $112-million construction management contract for a new School of Dentistry at its campus in Augusta. The five-story, 268,788-sq-ft building is expected to be completed by June 2011. BE&K Building Group/KBR, 100 Ashford Center N., Suite 350, Atlanta, 30338.
IOWA The U.S. Property and Fiscal Office for Iowa has awarded a $37.8-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract to Opus Northwest Construction LLC, which will design and construct an Armed Forces Reserve Center with a field maintenance shop in Cedar Rapids. The project is expected to be completed by August 2011. Opus Northwest Construction LLC, 1400 Wewatta St., Denver, 80202.
MINNESOTA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $19-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract to Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc. to design and construct safety improvements on the Mississippi River along the lower embankments at Lock & Dam 3, near Red Wing. The project is expected to be completed by September 2011. Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc., 1020 Cliff Rd. West, Burnsville, 55337.
NEW MEXICO Los Alamos Public Schools has selected Flintco for construction management-at-risk services for a new, two- to three-story, 50,000-sq-ft classroom building at Los Alamos High School. The project includes a 41,300-sq-ft demolition of classroom wings B, C and D, which will include some asbestos abatement. The estimated cost is $15.5 million. Flintco, 6020 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, 87110.
NEW YORK Historic Hudson Valley has awarded Scully Construction LLC a $10.7-million firm-fixed-price contract to construct a new regional history center and headquarters building in Pocantico Hills. The two-story, 16,000-sq-ft building is scheduled to be completed by January 2011. Scully Construction LLC, 141 Lafayette Ave., North White Plains, 10603.
NORTH CAROLINA The North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services has awarded a $52-million contract to KBR to build a combined facility for the state public health laboratory and the office of the chief medical examiner in Raleigh. The four-story, 220,000-sq-ft building will contain state-of-the-art analytical laboratories. KBR Building Group, 100 Capitola Dr., Durham, 27713.
OREGON Portland Community College has selected THA Architecture Inc. to provide design services for additions to the Cascade campus. The scope of work will include programming, planning and design for bond improvements as well as evaluation and updates to the site’s master plan. The estimated construction cost is $360 million. THA Architecture Inc., 733 SW Oak St., Suite 100, Portland, 972052.
TEXAS The City of North Richland Hills has selected Byrne Construction Services to provide construction management-at-risk services for a 90,000-sq-ft recreation center on a 10.4-acre site. The project includes a double gymnasium, indoor walking track, classrooms, pre-school/day-care room, banquet facilities, senior facilities, showers, kitchen facilities and locker rooms. The project is valued at $21.9 million. Byrne Construction Services, 3100 W. Seventh St., Suite 200, Fort Worth, 76107.
VIRGINIA The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has awarded Robins and Morton a $37.2-million contract to build a polytrauma center at the Audie L. Murphy VA Medical Center in San Antonio. The project entails a three-story, 84,000-sq-ft building that will include departments of physical medicine, rehabilitation services, prosthetics service and research to serve veterans with more than one severe medical problem. Robins and Morton, 400 Shady Creek Parkway, Birmingham, Ala. 35209.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
KENTUCKY 3/26 Municipal Sewer District of Louisville, Attn: Mark Johnson, 700 W. Liberty St., Louisville, 40203, wastewater treatment plant expansion. This project entails building two grit-removal basins with a common grit pump room, two grit cycle/clarifiers, 14,080 fine-bubble diffuser membranes, two chlorine contact basins and extension of the containment area for sodium bisulfite storage. The project is valued at between $31 million and $41 million. Municipal Sewer District of Louisville, Attn: Mark Johnson, 700 W. Liberty St., Louisville, 40203. DR# 09-00669704.
WISCONSIN 3/30 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Attn: Cheryl Bunting, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, 68102, aircraft fuel storage complex. The project entails two 2,500-barrel aboveground tanks with secondary containment at the Air National Guard Base in Duluth. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Attn: Cheryl Bunting, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, 68102. DR# 10-00420463.
PENNSYLVANIA 3/30 (general contract to be negotiated) Pennsylvania Dept. of General Services, Attn: Jill Liles, Arsenal Building, 18th and Herr streets, Harrisburg, 17125, learning/counseling/academic student center. The project entails building a one-story, 150,000-sq-ft building for Lincoln University. The project is valued at $63 million. Pennsylvania Dept. of General Services, Attn: Jill Liles, Arsenal Building, third floor, 18th and Herr streets, Harrisburg, 17125. DR# 07-00618816.
WASHINGTON 4/14 Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Olympia Service Center, Attn: Ken Walker, Mgr., 310 Maple Park Ave. NE, Olympia, 98501, Stage-two site development work for Alaska Way Viaduct replacement project in Seattle. This contract entails utility relocation work, demolishing the existing state Route 99 elevated roadway, grading for railroad tracks, excavating and disposing of contaminated materials, pile work, cement deep-soil mixing and building a pedestrian/bicycle shared-use path. This stage is valued at between $200 million and $250 million. Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia Service Center, Attn: Ken Walker, Mgr., 310 Maple Park Ave. NE, Olympia, 98501. DR# 09-00693522.