Pulse  03/17/2010

INDIANA Indiana University is planning a major expansion of its Jacobs School of Music in a project with two components. One component will be a new, five-story, 85,000-sq-ft Studio Building, with 84 studios for teaching and practice, 15 classrooms and office space. The second component will be a 20,000-sq-ft addition to the Musical Arts Center, consisting of three large rehearsal rooms, an audio control room and music technical shops. The project will be put out for bid in fall 2010 and is valued at $44 million. Indiana University Architect’s Office, Attn: Bob Richardson, 1800 N. Range Rd., Bloomington, 47408.


ARIZONA The City of Phoenix has selected Dibble Engineering to provide design services for the Salt River Extension (Runway 7R, Runway 25L) at Sky Harbor Airport. The project includes construction of a new cement-stabilized alluvium bank, reinforcing and realigning aprons and service roads, and extension of outfall piping. Construction cost is $15 million. Dibble Engineering, 7500 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix, 85020.

COLORADO The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded a team led by Mortenson Construction a $129.6- million design-build contract for the modernization of the Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building in Denver. The project entails replacing the mechanical, electrical, lighting, fire-protection and plumbing systems in the 18-story, 620,000-sq-ft building. Other new features include LED lighting, solar-thermal collectors and regenerative drive technology to reduce elevator energy use. The project aims to earn LEED Platinum certification. Construction is expected to begin in October 2010 and be completed by December 2012. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Mortenson Construction, 1621 18th St., Denver, 80202.

MISSOURI Ashfield Active Living and Wellness Communities Inc. has awarded a $79-million contract to Paric Corp. to build the first phase of the Aberdeen Heights Senior Living Community in Kirkwood. The 17-acre campus will include 243 independent-living apartments, 30 assisted-living apartments, 15 memory-support apartments, a health center with 34 private and semi-private skilled nursing rooms, and a finess center. The first phase is expected to begin in May 2010 and be completed by September 2011. Paric Corp., 1001 Boardwalk Springs Place, O’Fallon, 63368.

OHIO The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded an $11.3-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract to Better Built + Clark LLC for a new Armed Forces Reserve Center at the Akron-Canton Airport. The project is expected to be completed by June 2011. Better Built + Clark, LLC, 1240 Central Ave., Middletown, 45044.

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CALIFORNIA 4/8 (proposals due) The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is seeking proposals for construction- management services for the replacement of the Calaveras Dam. The project includes replacing the existing structure with an earthfill-embankment dam that meets current seismic-safety design requirements. The project is valued at $38 million. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, 1155 Market St., Ninth Floor, San Francisco, 94103.