| Planning |
CALIFORNIA San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County, is overseeing a grade separation project called Colton Crossing. The Union Pacific east-west tracks currently meet the BNSF line’s north-south tracks at grade, requiring trains to idle. The crossing is located just south of I-10 in Colton. The project entails building a 1.4-mile-long overpass to carry the Union Pacific tracks over the BNSF tracks. HDR Inc. is handling preliminary engineering and environmental studies. The construction contract bidding will take place in June 2011, with construction expected to start that fall and completion scheduled for September 2013. The estimated construction cost is $208 million. This project is funded partially by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. San Bernardino Associated Governments, Jane Dreher, Public Information Officer, 1170 W. Third St., San Bernardino, 92404.
| Contracts/Bids/Proposals |
ARIZONA Buckeye Elementary School District No. 33 has selected CORE Construction Service to provide on-call construction management-at-risk services for various school upgrades and B-Bond projects as well as three new, 73,920-sq-ft schools. The estimated construction cost is $28.5 million. CORE Construction Service, 3036 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, 85032.
ARIZONA The University of Arizona has selected GLHN to provide engineering services for the expansion of the new Arizona Health Sciences Center transformer yard. The project will house two 30/40/50-MVA transformers and associated 46-kV and 13.8-kV switchgear equipment. The estimated construction cost is between $12.5 million and $13.5 million. GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc., 2939 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, 85716.
ARKANSAS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $11.9-million firm-fixed-price contract to TL Enterprises Inc. to build a flood-control pump station at Little Bayou Meto. This project is part of a flood-control project for the Bayou Meto Basin of the Arkansas River in Jefferson County. The project is expected to be completed by January 2013. TL Enterprises Inc., 901 S. Oak St., Garnett, Kan. 66032.
CALIFORNIA The Metro Gold Line Construction Authority has selected Skanska USA to provide design-build-finance services for the freeway structure and barrier replacement project, part of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension. The project entails double-track light rail, retaining walls and replacement of barrier rail along the eastbound and westbound sides of I-210 freeway. The estimated construction cost is $25 million. Skanska USA Civil West California District Inc., 1995 Agua Mansa Rd., Riverside, 92502.
CALIFORNIA The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has selected Lennar Urban to provide project management and development services for the build-out of a 260,000-sq-ft building in the Hunters Point Shipyard. The project includes a temporary utility system, a full seismic upgrade, replacement of roofing and windows and environmental abatement services. The estimated construction cost is between $30 million and $40 million. Lennar Urban, One California St., San Francisco, 94111
FLORIDA The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs has awarded Brasfield & Gorrie LLC a $260.3-million contract to complete the construction of the new Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona. This sixth and final contract covers the construction of a 134-bed hospital, diagnostic and treatment area, outpatient area and connecting atrium. The center is slated to open in late 2012. Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, 200 Colonial Center Parkway, Lake Mary, 32746.
GUAM The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a maximum $40-million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to SSFM International Inc. for construction management services services on Guam. The work to be performed includes construction oversight and quality-assurance services to support construction projects undertaken by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas. The work is expected to be completed by August 2014. SSFM International Inc., 501 Sumner St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.
INDIANA The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $12.1-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract to Can’t Be Beat Fence & Construction LLC for a two-story, 43,217-sq-ft addition to the existing Strategic Weapons Building, located at the Navy’s Strategic Weapons Systems Engineering Facility in Crane. The facility will house labs with several special features: 400-Hz power, a dry-air/nitrogen distribution system and isolation pads. The project also includes demolition of five existing buildings—totaling 19,280 sq ft—which may contain hazardous materials such as asbestos and explosive residue. The project is expected to be completed by January 2012. Can ’ t Be Beat Fence & Construction LLC, 2204 Highway 53, Perkinston, Miss. 39573.
NEW MEXICO The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $9.9-million firm-fixed-price contract to Mesa Verde Enterprises Inc. for airfield paving at Holloman Air Force Base. The project entails paving of two separate areas: the parallel taxiway and the live ordnance load area. The project is expected to be completed by December 2011. Mesa Verde Enterprises Inc., 396 La Luz Gate Rd., Alamogordo, 88310.
NEW YORK Brookhaven National Laboratory has awarded E.W. Howell a $34-million contract to build three Laboratory Office Buildings that will be part of the National Synchrotron Light Source II project. The three buildings will total 124,000 sq ft of lab and office space, including wet labs, dry labs and fabrication/assembly shops. The project is expected to be completed by 2013, and it is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. E.W. Howell Co. LLC, 245 Newtown Rd., Plainview, 11803. DR#09-00644334.
NORTH CAROLINA The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded an $11.1-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract to Team Enviro Joint Venture II for a pre-trial detainee facility at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The facility will include confinement cells, detainee and staff showers, administrative areas, visiting areas, dining areas, religious areas and a library. The project is expected to be completed by November 2012. Team Enviro Joint Venture II, 1190 Buckner Rd., Columbia, S.C., 29203. DR#09-00638116.
OREGON David Evans & Associates Inc. has been selected by the County of Multnomah to act as the owner’s representative for the replacement of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland. The project includes the Highway 43 interchange and mitigation work. The estimated construction cost is $300 million. David Evans & Associates Inc., 530 Center St. N.E., Salem, 97301. DR#04-00764841.
TEXAS The Allen Independent School District has selected Pogue Construction to build a new stadium for Allen High School. The project entails building an 18,000-seat stadium as well as 1,500 additional parking spaces. The project is valued at $59.6 million, and it is expected to be completed by 2012. Pogue Construction, 1512 Bray Central Dr., Suite 300, McKinney, 75069 .
TEXAS The Deer Park Independent School District has selected Brae Burn Construction to provide construction management-at-risk services for renovations and additions to elementary schools and other facilities. The project includes Abshire Stadium, an instructional support center, San Jacinto ES, Dabbs ES and Deer Park HS. The project aims for LEED certification. Estimated construction cost is $68 million. Brae Burn Construction, 6655 Rookin, Houston, 77074.
| Bid/Proposal Dates |
OHIO 9/28 Niles City School District, Attn: Rocco Adduci, 100 West St., Niles, 44446, high school. This project entails a construction management contract for Niles McKinley High School, a one-story, 118,000-sq-ft building. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Niles City School District, Attn: Rocco Adduci, 100 West St., Niles, 44446. DR#09-00432393.
OHIO 9/30 Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Attn: Nancy Holland, 3900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44115, tunnel. This project entails constructing the Euclid Creek Storage Tunnel using a tunnel-boring machine through bedrock at a depth of 190 ft to 220 ft. It will be 18,000 ft long, with a finished diameter of 24 ft. Several of the consolidation sewers will be constructed using trenchless and open-cut methods. The project includes several drop shafts to receive combined sewer overflows from existing tributary outfalls. The project is valued at $213.6 million. Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Attn: Nancy Holland, 3900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44115. DR#02-00739708.
LOUISIANA 10/5 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Donna Parker, 109 St. Joseph St., Mobile, Ala. 36602, pump station and safe house. This project entails the construction of a redundant pump station and safe house at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, located in Orleans Parish. Furthermore, the project includes mechanical, electrical and foundation work and is valued at between $10 million and $25 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Donna Parker, 109 St. Joseph St., Mobile, Ala. 36602. DR#09-00500162.