Pulse  08/18/2010

OHIO The Music Hall Revitalization Co. is planning to renovate the Cincinnati Music Hall, the home of Cincinnati’s symphony orchestra, pops orchestra and opera company. In May, they selected a team led by Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership Architects of New York) to work on the concept design for the hall’s renovation. A contractor will be selected next year, and construction is expected to be completed by fall 2013. The estimated construction cost is $100 million. Music Hall Revitalization Co., 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202.


ARIZONA Pima County has awarded a $169-million construction management-at-risk contract to MWH Constructors to upgrade the Ina Road Water Pollution Control Facility in Tucson. The project will upgrade treatment capacity to 50 mgd from 37.5 mgd to meet federal standards. The project entails converting existing processes to the Bardenpho process, expanding headworks and installing new primary and secondary clarifiers, new bioreactors and chlorine contact basins. MWH, 380 Interlocken Crescent, Broomfield, Colo. 80021.

FLORIDA The Florida Dept. of Transportation, District 2, has selected Civil Services Inc. to provide design services for the resurfacing of I-295 from Commonwealth Avenue to the Trout River in Duval County. The estimated construction cost is $12.3 million. Civil Services Inc., 2394 Saint Johns Bluff Rd. South, Jacksonville, 32246.

ILLINOIS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Tarlton Corp. Inc. a $9.7-million firm-fixed-price contract to install pre-stress rock anchors on the east- and west-wall lock monoliths at Lock and Dam 27, located in Granite City. The project is expected to be completed by October 2011. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Tarlton Corp. Inc., 5500 West Park Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110. DR#10-00597564

KENTUCKY ecoPower Generation LLC has selected AE&E Group GmbH, the plant construction division of A-TEC Industries AG, to provide engineering and design services for a 58-MW biomass-fired renewable-energy powerplant in Hazard. Located on a 125-acre site, the plant will employ fluidized bed combustion technology to burn sawdust, bark, wood chips and sawmill waste. A 1.5-mile-long transmission line will be built to connect the plant to an American Electric Power substation to deliver power to the grid. The plant is expected to begin operation in 2012. The estimated construction cost is $150 million. A-TEC Industries AG, Pleon Publico, Neulinggasse 37, A-1030 Vienna, Austria.

OREGON Portland Community College has selected Howard S. Wright Construction to provide construction management/general contracting services for the expansion and renovation of the Sylvania campus. The project includes energy- efficiency upgrades, well circulation and surface water-runoff improvements to the Heath Technology Building, Communication Technology Building, Social Science and Technology Building, College Center and the Automotive and Metals Building. The estimated construction cost is $21 million. Howard S. Wright Construction, 425 N.W. 10th Ave., Portland, 97209.

TEXAS The Alamo Heights Independent School District has selected Bartlett Cocke to provide construction management-at-risk services for the renovation and expansion of the high school fine-arts facility . The project includes the replacement of the roofing as well as the installation of photovoltaic panels, security cameras and technology infrastructure. The estimated construction cost is $32 million. Bartlett Cocke, 8706 Lockway, San Antonio, 78217.

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CALIFORNIA 8/31 California Polytechnic University, Pomona, is seeking proposals for construction management-at-risk services for a 120,000-sq-ft recreation-center facility. The project includes gymnasiums, a jogging track, weight/fitness rooms, rock-climbing walls, a recreation pool, a sports-club space, a wellness center and administrative offices. The estimated construction cost is $45.2 million. California Polytechnic University, Procurement Office, 3801 West Temple Ave., Pomona, 91768.

NEW HAMPSHIRE 9/9 Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Building 59, Kittery, Maine 03904, building renovation. This project entails demolishing Building 176 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and renovating Building 45. The project includes upgrading mechanical and electrical systems and adding sewer lines in order to accommodate radiography and film-processing operations, which are being moved into Building 45. This project is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Attn: Ryan McRacken, Building 59, Kittery, Maine 03904. DR#10-00575645.

FLORIDA 9/10 Southwest Florida Water Management District, Attn: Malcolm Wilson, 2379 Broad St., Building 3, Brooksville, 34604, lake restoration. The project entails the restoration of Sawgrass Lake in St. Petersburg. The project entails dredging, wetland creation, lead-shot remediation and construction of stormwater control structures. The project is valued at $21.6 million. Southwest Florida Water Management District, Attn: Malcolm Wilson, 2379 Broad St., Building 3, Brooksville, 34604. DR#04-00888020