| Planning |
ARIZONA The FBI is planning to build an office building in Phoenix. The five-story, 210,000-sq-ft building will be located at the corner of Seventh Street and Deer Valley Road. The General Services Administration chose the Ryan Cos. as the design-builder. Ryan will build and own the $62-million building. GSA, on behalf of the FBI, has signed a 20-year lease. The project is currently in the design phase. Construction will begin this fall and last about 18 months. Ryan Companies Inc., One N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85004.
FLORIDA Vercipia Biofuels, a joint venture of BP and Verenium Corp., is planning to build a 275,000-sq-ft cellulosic ethanol plant capable of producing 36 million gallons per year in Highlands County. The plant will convert the sugars in energy cane feedstock into ethanol. Vercipia has contracted with Lykes Bros. to provide the energy cane feedstock and will site the plant in the middle of 20,000 acres east of Brighton where Lykes grows the cane. Vercipia Biofuels, 55 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge, Mass. 02142.
| Contracts/Bids/Proposals |
CONNECTICUT The Kent School has awarded S/L/A/M Collaborative a $15-million construction management-at-risk contract to build a three-story, 32,000-sq-ft dormitory in Kent. The project is expected to be completed by October 2011. S/L/A/M Collaborative, Attn: Geoff Gaunt, 80 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, 06033. DR# 07-00712864.
KANSAS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Joseph J. Henderson and Son Inc. a $24.3-million firm-fixed-price contract to construct an advanced wastewater treatment plant at Fort Riley. The project is expected to be completed by September 2011. Joseph J. Henderson and Son Inc., 4288 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, Ill., 60031.
LOUISIANA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Purnell Construction Co. a $15.8-million firm-fixed-price contract to enlarge existing levees. The project entails truck-hauling material from a contractor-furnished borrow pit, clearing and grubbing, installation of geotextile, construction of a clay cut-off trench, and fertilizing, seeding and mulching. The work will be performed at the Westwego to Harvey Canal in Jefferson Parish. The project is expected to be completed by April 2011. Purnell Construction Co. LLC., 724 S. 15th St., Baton Rouge, 70802.
LOUISIANA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded WRS Infrastructure & Environment Inc. a $30.2-million firm-fixed-price contract for work on the Louisiana hurricane storm damage risk-reduction system. The project entails building new levees, clearing and grubbing, building permanent bridges and access roads, stone armoring, and fertilizing, seeding and mulching by Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish. The project is expected to be completed by August 2011. WRS Infrastructure & Environment Inc., 221 Hobbs St., Tampa, Fla., 33619.
MISSISSIPPI The National Guard Bureau has awarded Hanco Corp. a $12-million firm-fixed-price contract for energy conservation building-code upgrades to 331 buildings at Camp Shelby. The project is expected to be completed by May 2013. Hanco Corp., 6316 U.S. Highway 49, Hattiesburg, 39401.
OHIO Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc. has chosen Clayco Inc. as the design-builder for a new warehouse in Clayton. The 1-million-sq-ft Clayton Distribution Center will provide inbound processing operations for supplier receipts and service-parts warehousing and distribution for Caterpillar dealers serviced by this facility. The single-story facility will be constructed using a tilt-up concrete-wall system and includes a 30-ft-clear-height structure, skylights, clearstory windows and an extensive overhead crane system. The project is expected to be completed in early 2011. The project is valued at $65 million. Clayco Inc., 2199 Innerbelt Business Center Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63114.
PENNSYLVANIA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Trumbull Corp. a $17.7-million firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is part of the major rehabilitation project for the stabilization of Emsworth Dam. This project involves stabilization of the back-channel dam’s left abutment and installation of permanent scour protection, consisting of grout-filled bags downstream of the existing dam apron at Emsworth Locks and Dam on Neville Island on the Ohio River in Pittsburgh. The work entails installation of micropiles and rock anchors for stabilizing the existing abutment wall; a pipe-pole and sheet-pile combination wall installed riverward of the existing abutment to facilitate grade separation for the scour protection; dredging and installation of new grout-bag scour protection across and downstream of the existing channel dam. The project is expected to be completed by October 2011. Trumbull Corp., 1020 Lebanon Rd., West Mifflin, 15122.
TEXAS The Keller Independent School District has selected Pete Durant & Associates Inc. to provide construction management-at-risk services for the new Elementary School No. 22 and the black-box theater and scene-shop addition at Fossil Ridge High School. The black-box project includes 6,000 sq ft of new construction and 7,000 sq ft of renovation, and the new elementary school will be an 82,000-sq-ft building housing 780 students. The construction cost is $17.8 million. Pete Durant & Associates Inc., 2040 Golden Triangle Dr., Fort Worth, 76177.
TEXAS Cadence McShane Construction Co. has been selected to construct the new, 185,221-sq-ft headquarters for CTI Foods in Saginaw. The building will contain office, production, refrigerated-storage and distribution areas. The McShane Cos., 9550 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 200, Rosemont, Ill. 60018.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
CALIFORNIA 5/2 The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is seeking qualifications for final design and construction for the second phase of the Warm Springs Extension project. Required work includes completion of the remaining portions of the 5.4-mile extension into southern Alameda County, including trackway, systems, stations and tie-in at the Fremont Station and the new Warm Springs Station. The construction cost is $300 million. San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, 300 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, 946112.
MISSOURI 5/6 (subcontractor bidding) BSI Constructors Inc., 6767 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, 63143, library renovation. This project entails a major renovation of the 180,000-sq-ft central public library in St. Louis. BSI Constructors are the construction managers. The project is valued at $75 million. BSI Constructors Inc., 6767 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, 63143. DR# 08-00890672.
WEST VIRGINIA 5/6 Greenbrier County Board of Education, Attn: Superintendent John Curry, 202 Chestnut St., Lewisburg, 24901, Greenbrier West High School addition and renovation. This project entails building two new buildings totaling 50,500 sq ft and renovating 95,000 sq ft of existing space. One new building, Building D, will contain a gym, auditorium, band room and support spaces. Building E will contain administrative offices, a media center and art spaces. The school is located in Crawley. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Greenbrier County Board of Education, 202 Chestnut St., Lewisburg, 24901. DR# 08-00831059.
FLORIDA 5/7 Orange County Public Schools is seeking qualifications for construction management-at-risk services for improvements to the Westridge Middle School in Orlando. The project includes approximately 149,300 sq ft of new construction, 20,250 sq ft of renovations to Building 4 and a locker- room addition to the existing gymnasium. Demolition, sitework and the replacement of existing parking areas, bus loops and underground utilities is required. Construction cost is $24.8 million. Orange County Public Schools, Contract Administration, 6501 Magic Way, Orlando, 32809.
OHIO 5/7 Menards, Attn: Jim Carlson, 5136 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire, Wis. 54703, store and warehouse. The project comprises two one-story buildings, a home-improvement store and a 200,00-sq-ft warehouse, plus a parking lot. The site is located at 2865 Princeton Rd. in Fairfield. The project is valued at $8 million to $12 million. Menards, Attn: Jim Carlson, 5136 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire, Wis. 54703. DR# 08-00566739.
OREGON 5/12 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest, Attn: Monty Bell, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, 97055, administrative office building. This project entails building a two-story, 46,500-sq-ft building in Bend and aims to achieve LEED-certified Gold rating. It includes upgrading the frontage road to county standards. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million.This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest, Attn: Monty Bell, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, 97055. DR# 09-00416456.
MISSOURI 5/13 Children’s MercyHospital, Attn: John Holtz, 2401 Gilham Rd., Kansas City, 64108, hospital addition. This project entails building the six-story, 100,000-sq-ft, 73-bed East PatientTower addition. The project is valued at $68 million. Children’s Mercy Hospital, Attn: John Holtz, 2401 Gilham Rd., Kansas City, 64108. DR# 09-00710531.
MAINE 5/19 Maine Dept. of Transportation, Project Development, Attn: Scott Bickford, 16 State House Station, Augusta, 04333, bridge. This design-build project entails replacing a 528-ft-long three-span steel-truss bridge carrying state Route 116 over the Piscataquis River in Howland with a concrete deck bridge. The project also includes 1,400 ft of approach roadway, utility alterations and bridge lighting. The project is valued at $17.5 million. It is expected to start construction in September 2010 and be completed by November 2012. Maine Dept. of Transportation, Project Development, Attn: Scott Bickford, 16 State House Station, Augusta, 04333. DR# 01-00870936.
ALASKA 5/19 Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Central Region, 4111 Aviation Dr., Anchorage, 99502, airport and support facilities. The project consists of the design and construction of a new airport and support facilities on Akun Island. It includes a 4,500-ft x 75-ft paved runway, a 5,100-ft x 150-ft runway safety area, a 300-ft x 35-ft taxiway and a 90,000-sq-ft apron. It also includes three maintenance buildings, totaling 13,600-sq-ft., a 3,000-ft-long gravel road and a hovercraft landing pad. This project is valued at between $50 million and $60 million. Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Central Region, Attn: Sharon Smith, 4111 Aviation Dri., Anchorage, 99502. DR# 02-00833997.