| Planning |
KANSAS Tindall Corp. has announced plans to build a precast concrete wind- tower-base manufacturing plant at a 200-acre site in Newton. The plant is expected to cover between 150,000 to 200,000 sq ft. It will produce Atlas CTB bases, which boost turbine hub heights to 100 meters and higher. A design firm has not yet been chosen. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2011, and the plant is expected to start production in early 2012. The estimated construction cost is between $60 million and $66 million. Tindall has received $16.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Section 1302, a program that encourages clean-energy manufacturing. Tindall Corp., 3076 N. Blackstock Rd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
LOUISIANA The Hospital Service District of St. Bernard Parish is planning to build a two-story, 109,000-sq-ft hospital and separate medical office building in Chalmette. It will be located on an 11.5-acre site at 8000 W. Judge Perez Dr. Design work has been completed. Requests for qualifications for the general contract are expected to be issued in August. Hospital Service District of St. Bernard Parish, 8201 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, 70043.
| Contracts/Bids/Proposals |
ARIZONA The City of Tucson has selected Kimley Horn & Associates Inc. to provide design services for improvements to the intersection of Grant and Oracle roads. The project includes pavement improvements, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, signal modifications, and water and sewer utility modifications. The estimated construction cost is $10 million. Kimley Horn & Associates Inc., 2210 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, 85719.
CALIFORNIA The Eastern Municipal Water District has awarded a $112-million contract to PCL Construction Inc. to expand and upgrade the San Jacinto Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility. The project entails increasing the plant capacity from 11 million to 15.4 million gallons per day, as well as upgrading to tertiary effluent treatment to meet more stringent state requirements. Construction is expected to start in September 2010 and be completed by November 2014. PCL Construction Inc., 1711 W. Greentree Dr., Tempe, Ariz. 85284.
FLORIDA Florida State University has selected Peter R. Brown Construction to provide design-build services for a new 303,040-sq-ft, 1,000-space parking garage to be located at the corner of St. Augustine and Dunwoody streets in Tallahassee. The project goal is to achieve LEED-certified Silver. The estimated construction cost is $11.8 million. Peter R. Brown Construction, 1424 Piedmont Dr. East, Tallahassee, 32308. DR#10-00474504.
VIRGINIA The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $12.2- million firm-fixed-price contract to Tetra Tech Tesoro Inc. for design and construction of the steam-plant-area decentralization at Naval Station Norfolk. The project consists of energy conservation measures for lighting, water, retro commissioning, infrared heat, mechanical retrofits and conversion of steam to natural gas. The project is expected to be completed by August 2012 and is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Tetra Tech Tesoro Inc., 5250 Challedon Dr., Virginia Beach, 23462.
WASHINGTON Yakima School District No. 7 has selected Loofburrow Architects to provide architectural and engineering services for the modernization of AC Davis High School. The project includes enclosure of the campus with one main entrance, new infrastructure, a new gymnasium and overall campus modernization. The estimated construction cost is $85 million. Loofburrow Architects, 201 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima, 98902. DR#10-00480253.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
TEXAS 8/3 (sub bidding) Pogue Construction, 1512 Bray Central Dr., McKinney, 75069, stadium. The project entails building an 18,000-seat multipurpose stadium for the Allen Independent School District. The project, located on a 38.5-acre site in Allen, includes a weight training facility and a golf simulator room. The estimated construction cost is $52 million. Construction is expected to start in August 2010 and be completed in July 2012. Pogue Construction, 1512 Bray Central Dr., McKinney, 75069. DR#10-00563689.
MASSACHUSETTS 8/9 Suffolk Construction, 65 Allerton St., Boston, 02119, residential complex. The project consists of six buildings totalling 151,500-sq-ft, including 82 units in a midrise structural-steel and masonry building and 34 townhouse units in four wood-framed structures, plus a community center. The project is valued between $25 million and $50 million and is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Suffolk Construction, 65 Allerton St., Boston, 02119. DR# 10-00486701.
NORTH CAROLINA 8/13 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 69 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, 28403, fish passage. The project entails building a rock-arch rapids to ease access for native fish species over the 11-ft-high Cape Fear Lock & Dam No. 1. The project comprises the addition of approximately 82,350 cu yds of rockfill placed over a river footprint 300 ft wide by 375 ft long. A 300-ft-long steel sheetpile retaining wall will protect the existing lock. This project is valued at $10 million and is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 69 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, 28403 DR#10-00571603.