Pulse  05/26/2010

CONNECTICUT General Electric plans to dismantle its large manufacturing complex in Bridgeport. The complex consists of 13 interconnected structures, the largest of which is 1.5 million sq ft, located on a 76-acre site on Boston Avenue. The facility closed in 2007, and GE began remediation of asbestos and hazardous waste in 2009, in preparation for deconstruction. Bid packages for the demolition of the five-story structures are expected to go out in late summer, and the project is expected to be completed by 2012. General Electric, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, 06828.

NORTH CAROLINA The Greene County Board of Education is planning to build a new intermediate school in Snow Hill. The project will entail a one-story, 79,000-sq-ft building, serving fourth- and fifth-graders. The project will go to bid in September, and the contract will awarded in October, with construction expected to be completed by spring 2012. The estimated construction cost is $13.5 million. Greene County Board of Education, Attn: Superintendant Patrick Miller, 301 Kingold Blvd., Snow Hill, 28580.

RHODE ISLAND The Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation is planning to replace the Pawtucket River Bridge. The new bridge actually will be three 300-ft steel arch spans, two three-lane spans carrying north- and southbound Interstate 95 traffic and a two-lane span carrying a service road. The project will be advertised to potential bidders in July, with construction beginning in late 2010 and lasting three years. The project is valued at $120 million. Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation, Two Capitol Hill, Providence, 02903.


COLORADO The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Watts-Weitz, JV, an $18.7-million firm-fixed-price contract to construct a 120,104-sq-ft commissary at Fort Carson. The project includes utilities, equipment and site development. The project is expected to be completed by November 2011. Watts-Weitz, JV, 737 Bishop St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

FLORIDA The Osceola County School District has selected Professional Services Industries Inc. to provide geotechnical, materials testing and threshold inspection services for renovations at Highlands Elementary and Gateway High School. The project includes construction of replacement buildings, demolition of existing buildings and structures, and general remodeling. The estimated construction cost is $18.2 million. PSI Inc., 1901 S. Meyers Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. 60181.

GEORGIA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Walton Construction Co. LLC a $15.5-million firm-fixed-price contract to construct training-area infrastructure at the One Station Unit training area at Fort Benning. The project includes new training-area tank trails, existing training-area tank-trail repairs, a low-water crossing, fording sites and traffic signage. The project is expected to be completed by November 2011. Walton Construction Co. LLC, Two Commerce St., Harahan, La. 70123.

LOUISIANA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Tetra Tech EC Inc. a $28.9-million firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a hurricane storm-damage risk-reduction system wbv-74 western tie-in closure structure, in St. Charles Parish. The project is expected to be completed by September 2011. Tetra Tech EC Inc., 3850 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 70002.

MARYLAND The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded IAP-Leopardo Construction Inc. a $14.2-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract for two child development centers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The first will be a new, one-story facility to support 302 children. It will include activity rooms for infants to children up to five years old. It will include administrative areas, support spaces, restrooms, a kitchen, food storage, laundry and a reception/control area. The second, which will match the first, is for construction of a new, one-story facility addition that will accommodate a maximum of 74 infants and children up to three years old. Demolition of Building 434 is included in this project, which is expected to be completed by November 2011. IAP-Leopardo Construction Inc., 4249 Easton Way, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

NEVADA The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division has awarded Barbour Well Inc. a $28.3-million firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the drilling of geothermal test holes and obtaining geophysical data for determining potential geothermal resources. The work will be performed in Fallon, Nev. (50%), El Centro, Calif. (18%), Twentynine Palms, Calif. (16%) and the Hawthorne Army Depot, Hawthorne, Nev. (16%). This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is expected to be completed by August 2011. Barbour Well Inc., 260 Sunpac Ave., Henderson, 89011.

NORTH CAROLINA The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation has awarded a joint venture of Flatiron Constructors Inc. and the Lane Construction Corp. a $136-million design-build contract for improvements to the Interstate 85 corridor. The project entails replacing the four-lane structure that carries I-85 across the Yadkin River at Salisbury with an eight-lane span. The project includes replacing the parallel bridges crossing over the North Carolina Railroad tracks, replacing the bridge that carries U.S. Route 29/70 North over the river, widening eight miles of I-85 from four to eight lanes and building noise walls. Construction is expected to begin in October and be completed by January 2013. Flatiron Constructors Inc., 215 Southport Dr., Morrisville, 27560.

PENNSYLVANIA Saint Vincent Health Center has awarded a $35.7-million contract to E.E. Austin & Son Inc. to build the third phase of its expansion. The project entails building a three-story, 105,000-sq-ft building containing a new high-efficiency energy plant, a new emergency room and expanded operating rooms. The project is expected to be completed by 2012. E.E. Austin & Son Inc., 1919 Reed St., Erie, 16503. DR# 10-00517194.

UTAH Dixie State College has selected VCBO/Sasaki to provide architectural and engineering services for the new 170,000-sq-ft Holland Centennial Commons building to be located south of the Encampment Mall in St. George. The project includes a library, business and student services offices, academic program and classroom space, and an information technology department. The project also includes the demolition of the Whitehead Student Services Center. The construction cost is $36.7 million. VCBO Architecture, 521 S. 600 East, Salt Lake City, 84102, and Sasaki Associates, 77 Geary St., Fourth Floor, San Francisco, 94108.

WASHINGTON The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Lydig Construction Inc. an $18.8-million firm-fixed-price construction contract for a fitness center as well as demolition of an existing fitness center at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane. The project is expected to be completed by May 2012. Lydig Construction Inc., 11001 E. Montgomery Dr., Spokane Valley, 99206.

WASHINGTON The U.S. General Services Administration has selected NBBJ to provide architectural and engineering services for the Bonneville Power Administration transmission facility. The project includes construction of a new building adjacent to the Dittmer Building in Vancouver, Wash. The project includes development of two building designs, one at 210,000 sq ft and the other at 167,000 sq ft. The project goal is seeking LEED Gold certification. The estimated construction cost is between $35 million and $65 million. NBBJ, 223 Yale Ave. North, Seattle, 98109.

Bid/Proposal Dates

WASHINGTON 6/8 The City of Tacoma is seeking qualifications for design-build services for the rehabilitation of the 1,760-ft Murray Morgan Bridge over the Thea Foss Waterway. The project includes structural repairs, mechanical and electrical system replacement, and deck and pier replacements. The estimated construction cost is between $30 million and $37 million. City of Tacoma, Purchasing Division, 3628 S. 35th St., Tacoma, 98409. DR# 10-00552681.

TEXAS 6/9 The City of San Antonio is seeking qualifications for construction management-at-risk services for a public-safety answering point (call center) at Brooks City Base. The project includes demolition of the existing structures and construction of a 40,000-sq-ft, single-story dispatch center as well as a parking area for 255 vehicles. The minimum project goal is LEED-certified Silver. The estimated construction cost is $17.2 million. City of San Antonio, City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, 78283.

UTAH 6/9 The Central Utah Water Conservancy District, 355 W. University Parkway, Orem, 84058, water treament plant improvements. The project includes a new pre-treatment building, modifications to the concrete filter boxes, replacing valves, underdrains and blowers, and the addition of a new backwash water clarifier, backup generator and chlorine scrubber. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million and is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Central Utah Water Conservancy District, 355 W. University Parkway, Orem, 84058. DR# 08-00738148.

TENNESSEE 6/17 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contracting Division, Attn: Yvette Walker, 801 Broad St., Nashville, 37202, dam repairs. This project entails installation of a 900-ft-long concrete seepage barrier at the Center Hill Dam main embankment, located on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster. The barrier will have a minimum 2-ft thickness and be installed through the existing earthen embankment and underlying limestone foundation. It entails a combined wall constructed of hydromill and circular pile elements. A grout curtain currently is being installed at the main dam embankment under a separate contract. The work also will include foundation grouting from the gallery in the 1,400-ft-long concrete dam to a maximum depth of approximately 250 ft. This project is valued between $100 million and $250 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contracting Division, 801 Broad St., Nashville, 37202. DR# 09-00579133.

COLORADO 6/23 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking proposals for design-build services for a one-story, 26,000-sq-ft behavioral health center and a two-story, 21,000-sq-ft soldier family care center addition at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. The project includes HVAC, landscaping, CCTV, parking lots, sewers and storm-drainage facilities. The estimated construction cost is $20 million to $30 million. USACE District, Omaha, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, Neb. 68102. DR# 10-00519861.

NEW YORK 6/28 The U.S. Dept. of Transportation, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp., is seeking proposals for project management and construction inspection services for filling valve replacement and operation at the Eisenhower and Snell Locks in Massena. The project includes concrete removal, installation of new hydraulic power units, valves and piping. The estimated construction cost is $34 million. St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp., Contracting Office, 180 Andrews St., Massena, 13662.