Pulse  11/03/2010

OHIO The Portage Area Transportation Authority plans to build a multimodal transportation center in Kent. The Kent Central Gateway Project will be a two-story, 300-ft by 150-ft building that will include bus bays, parking and 18,000 sq ft of potential retail, restaurant and office space. The proposal will be issued in December, with construction expected to begin early next year. It will open in October 2012. The estimated construction cost is $25 million. Portage Area Transportation Authority, 2000 Summit St., Kent, 44240. DR#05-00858085.


CALIFORNIA The Solano Transportation Authority has selected Quincy Engineering Inc. to provide project management services for the Jepson Parkway and Redwood Parkway-Fairgrounds Drive improvements. The project includes upgrades to the Redwood Parkway/I-80 intersection; widening of Fairgrounds Drive and improvements to Fairgrounds Drive/state Route 37. The estimated construction cost is $125 million. Quincy Engineering Inc., 3247 Ramos Circle, Sacramento, 95827.

CALIFORNIA The Orange County Transportation Authority has selected Transportation & Energy Solutions to provide CM-at-risk services for the Tustin Metrolink station parking structure. The project includes replacement of an existing surface lot with a new five-level, 734-space structure and a redesigned bus drop-off area. The estimated construction cost is $14 million. Transportation & Energy Solutions, 5475 Brentwood Place, Yorba Linda, 92887.

COLORADO The National Park Service has awarded a $12.1-million contract to PCL Construction Services Inc. to build a visitor and research center at Mesa Verde National Park. The project entails building a highly energy-efficient one-story, 23,620-sq-ft building. It will feature tight construction to prevent air infiltration and provide strict climate control for the preservation of over three million artifacts. PCL Construction Services Inc., 275 Main St., Edwards, 81632.

FLORIDA The Florida Dept. of Transportation has selected Wilbur Smith Associates to provide construction, engineering and inspection services for state Route 228 in Duval County. The project includes Pine Street to the four-lane area; intersection with McClelland from the four-lane area to the curb and gutter area. The estimated construction cost is $22.4 million. Wilbur Smith Associates, 3191 Maguire Blvd., Orlando, 32803.

MONTANA The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded a $22.7- million contract to Oftedal Construction Inc. to reconstruct the seven-mile-long Rosie’s Ridge section of U.S. 26-287 east of Moran Junction. The project will include adding turning and passing lanes and, for wildlife crossing the highway, safety improvements: The Black Rock Creek bridge will be lengthened to give wildlife more room to cross beside the creek, and a separate wildlife underpass will be built. The project is expected to be completed by August 2013. Oftedal Construction Inc., 2376 Seven Mile Rd., Casper, Wyo. 82604.

OREGON The Ontario School District has selected CM Co. to provide construction management services for new construction and renovation projects at the Ontario Middle School and Ontario High School as well as upgrades to five elementary schools. The projects include fire and life safety systems, ADA upgrades, steam piping, and switch-gear replacements and cooling systems for server rooms. The estimated construction cost is $13.5 million. CM Co., 431 W. McGregor Dr., Boise, Idaho 83705. DR#10-00661181.

OREGON The Coquille Valley Hospital has selected The Neenan Co. to provide design-build services for a 42,000-sq-ft to 45,000-sq-ft replacement to the existing hospital. The project includes private inpatient rooms; emergency and surgery departments; and labs, imaging and therapy suites as well as a pharmacy and information services area. The estimated construction cost is between $20 million and $25 million. The Neenan Co., 2620 E. Prospect Rd., Fort Collins, Colo. 80525.

TEXAS The Austin Community College District has selected SHW Group, Pfluger Associates, Gensler & Associates and O’Connell Robertson to provide architectural and engineering services for four new campuses in Bastrop, Elgin, Kyle/Buda and San Marcos. Projects will include classroom and support facilities to accommodate 3,300 students. The estimated construction cost is $80 million. SHW Group, 200 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78701; Pfluger Associates, 209 E. Riverside Dr., Austin, 78704; Gensler & Associates, 221 W. Sixth St., Austin, 78701; O Connell Robertson, 811 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, 78704.

TEXAS The Riesel Independent School District has selected Baird-Williams Construction Ltd. to provide construction management-at-risk services for a new junior/senior high school campus, an indoor gymnasium at the elementary school and new softball/baseball fields. The estimated construction cost is $22.7 million. Baird-Williams Construction, Ltd., 900 W. Irvin Avel, Temple, 76501.

WASHINGTON The Wellpinit School District has selected Adams & Clark to provide engineering survey services for the modernization of the combined high school/middle school. The project includes 52,000 sq ft of building space on a 22-acre site. The estimated construction cost is $16.4 million. Adams & Clark, 1720 W. Fourth Ave., Spokane, 99201.

WASHINGTON The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $51.9-million contract to a joint venture, Watts-Granite, to build a 2.1-mile-long security fence at U.S. Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, which is home to Trident missile nuclear submarines. The project entails building an 11,300-ft-long fence system, featuring two chain-link fences with a gravel zone between them, as well as lighting, sensors, cameras, a patrol road and entry control points. Watts-Granite, 737 Bishop St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

WISCONSIN The University of Wisconsin has awarded a $250-million contract to a joint venture of The Boldt Co. and AMEC to convert a coal-fired powerplant to biomass. The joint venture will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the installation of a new biomass boiler as well as two new gas and ultra-low-sulphur distillate-fired package boilers to replace the existing gas-fired units. The conversion of the Charter Street Heating Plant is expected to be completed in 2013. The Boldt Co., 2525 N. Roemer Rd., Appleton, 54911.

Bid/Proposal Dates

GEORGIA 11/16 The board of regents of the University System of Georgia, 270 Washington St. S.W., Atlanta, 30334, Ray Charles Fine Arts Center. This project consists of a three-story, 104,411-sq-ft building to house the mass communications, art and music departments for Albany State University. The project is valued at $22.3 million. Board of Regents, University System of Georgia, 270 Washington St., S.W., Atlanta, 30334. DR#07-00804341.

LOUISIANA 11/16 The City of Baton Rouge Public Works Dept., 300 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70801, sewer rehabilitation. This project entails rehabilitation of the Brookstown Road-Evangeline Street sewer. Further, the existing gravity sewer lines will be rehabilitated by open excavation and cured-in-place lining, manhole repair, and the replacement and cleaning of sewer lines. This project is valued at $12 million. City of Baton Rouge Public Works Dept., 300 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70801. DR#10-00670400.

CALIFORNIA 11/19 The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is seeking qualifications for design-build services for a Bay-Area Rapid Transit (BART) extension from Fremont to San Jose. This project includes a 10-mile stretch from south of the Warm Springs station to the new Milpitas and Berryessa stations. The estimated construction cost is $785 million. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, 3331 N. First St., Building A, San Jose, 95134.

MICHIGAN 11/19 (requests for qualifications for subcontractors) Pioneer Construction, 550 Kirtland St. S.W., Grand Rapids, 49507, library. This project consists of building the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Grand Valley State University campus in Allendale. The structure is planned as an eight-story, 150,000-sq-ft building; it will contain library faculty and staff suites, study areas and an automated book retrieval system as well as the book stacks. The project is valued at $47.5 million. Pioneer Construction, Attn: Scott Veine, 550 Kirtland St. S.W., Grand Rapids, 49507. DR#04-00809928.

FLORIDA 11/29 The University of Central Florida is seeking qualifications for design-build services for the Academic Villages II Project, which includes 670 new beds for an 208,080-sq-ft addition. Estimated construction cost is $33.3 million. University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Blvd., Orlando, 32616.

INDIANA 12/8 Indiana Dept. of Transportation, 100 N. Senate, Indianapolis, 46204, road construction. This project entails building a new section of U.S. Route 231 from state Route 26 to U.S. 52 and includes utility relocation. Indiana Dept. of Transportation, 100 N. Senate, Indianapolis, 46204. DR#09-0054742.