Pulse  12/15/2010

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The U.S. General Services Administration is serving as consultant on the Commons and Health Center at the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus at 3700 N. Capitol St. This project entails building a 162,000-sq-ft skilled-nursing facility for 36 long-term care residents and 24 memory-care residents. It will consist of clusters serving 12 residents, with common living and dining rooms. It also involves the demolition of a 350,000-sq-ft building. DiMella Shaffer Architects served as the bridging architect. GSA expects to award the design-build contract in early 2011. The estimated construction cost is between $50 million and $55 million. General Services Administration, Attn: Rick Hamilton, 7th and D Sts., Washington, 20407.

MICHIGAN Developer Grand Traverse Hotel Properties LLC is planning to build Hotel Indigo in Traverse City, on a site between Garland St. and Grandview Parkway. Demolition of three existing buildings on the site is expected to begin in January 2011. The demolition contractor will be chosen shortly. The 112,000-sq-ft building will include 97 hotel rooms, 10 residential extended stay units, a restaurant, rooftop lounge, spa, and underground parking. Construction is projected to begin in March or April, 2011, and be completed in the spring of 2012. The general contractor will be J S Capitol Construction Inc. The estimated demolition and construction costs are expected to total $13 million. Grand Traverse Hotel Properties LLC, 945 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, 48307.

UTAH Adobe Systems Inc. has selected Okland Construction to build the first phase of their new campus in Lehi . Gardner Co. will act as the developer of the campus, to be constructed on a 32-acre site. WRNS Studio, based in San Francisco, is designing the campus. Plans call for the first phase, which will consist of multiple buildings totaling about 280,000 sq ft, to break ground in April or May, 2011, and be completed by October, 2012. One or two additional phases are planned, each about the same size as the initial phase. Okland Construction, Inc., 1978 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, 84115.


CALIFORNIA The University of California, Merced has selected EHDD Architecture to provide architectural and engineering services for the student housing Phase IV project . The project includes approximately 110,000-sq-ft of student dormitory space in the Summits Housing complex. Required work includes specialized energy modeling to accurately predict building energy consumption. The project goal is LEED Gold certification. The estimated construction cost is between $33 million and $36 million. EHDD Architecture, 500 Treat Avenue #201, San Francisco, 94110.

FLORIDA The Orange County Public Schools is seeking qualifications for construction management-at-risk services for the replacement of the Little River Elementary School . The project includes a 90,000-sq-ft campus with a retention pond and stormwater drainage system, administrative suites, a media center, as well as art and music rooms. The estimated construction cost is $12 million. School Board of Orange County, Facilities Contract Administration, Building 100B, 6501 Magic Way, Orlando, 32809. DR#10-00710011.

FLORIDA Pinellas County has selected Harvard Jolly, Inc. to provide design services for a public safety facilities and centralized communications center to include the county’s emergency operations center, sheriff’s administrative and operational headquarters and back-up data center for the county’s information technology. The estimated construction cost is $81.4 million Harvard Jolly, Inc., 3201 W. Commercial Blvd., #225, Fort Lauderdale, 33309.

MISSOURI The Special Administrative Board of the St. Louis Public School District has selected Kwame Building Group to provide construction management-for-fee services for $155 million in repair and improvement projects district-wide . Kwame will team with four subconsultants to carry out the program — Jacobs Engineering Group; Arcturis; Hudson and Associates; and PGAV Planners. The projects include upgrades to classrooms, labs, libraries, auditoriums, cafeterias, restrooms, sports facilities, playgrounds and parking areas. Kwame Building Group, 1204 Washington Ave., Suite 200, St. Louis, 63103.

NEW JERSEY The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has warded a $14.1-million firm-fixed-price contract to Boro Developers Inc., to build an Armed Forces Reserve Center in Camden . The project entails building a 50,000-sq-ft training building, a 6,900-sq-ft vehicle maintenance shop, and a 1,200-sq-ft unheated storage building. The project is expected to be completed by May, 2012. Boro Developers, Inc., dba Boro Construction, King of Prussia, Pa., 400 Feheley Dr #B, King of Prussia, Penn. 19406.

NORTH CAROLINA Alexandria Real Estate Equities, a developer, has awarded KBR’s Building Group a $19-million contract to build a 90,000-sq-ft vaccine research and production facility and greenhouse for Medicago . The commercial grade vaccine production facility will include an automated greenhouse, lab, production facility, and office space. It will produce large quantities of the H1N1 vaccine. KBR, BE & K Building Group, 5400 Trinity Rd., Suite 303, Raleigh, 27607.

TEXAS The Plano Independent School District has selected Cadence McShane Construction to provide construction management-at-risk services for the replacement of Memorial Elementary School . The project will provide a new 77,500-sq-ft school with site improvements. The estimated construction cost is $11.7 million. Cadence McShane Construction, 14860 Montfort Drive, Suite 270, Dallas, 75254. DR#10-00612674.

Bid/Proposal Dates

FLORIDA 12/21 Gulf Coast Community College is seeking bids for subcontractors to build the Advanced Technology Center, a four-story, 100,000-sq-ft building. It includes a green roof terrace, solar panels, and wind turbines. The project goal is LEED Gold. The project is valued at $30 million. GAC Contractors, Inc., Attn: Dalton Parker, Project Manager, 4116 N. Highway 231, Panama City, 32404. DR#08-00844611.

DELAWARE 12/28 The Delaware Dept. of Transportation is seeking bids from design-build firms to build the Dover Transit Center, located at Water and Queen Streets in Dover. The project entails building a 30,000-sq-ft building housing offices, emergency service vehicles, passenger waiting area with restrooms, and additional leasable space. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Delaware Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Scott Gottfried, 800 S. Bay Rd., Dover, 19901. DR#09-00542396.

NEW YORK 1/5 The New York State Dormitory Authority is seeking letters of interest for design services for a new multi-level parking garage that will accommodate 2,000 cars at the Stony Brook University Medical Center, located in Stony Brook. The estimated construction cost is between $50 million and $70 million. Dormitory Authority, State of New York, 515 Broadway, Albany,12207.

GEORGIA 1/5 Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking bids for a flood abatement project along 6th Avenue and adjacent side streets in Columbus . Some of the project elements include 550 ft of 8 ft x 6 ft box culvert, 1,100 ft of 10 ft x 8 ft box culvert, 1,540 ft of 72-in. diameter gravity sewer, 1,100 ft of 60-in. diameter gravity sewer, 780 ft of 54-in. diameter gravity sewer, 600 ft of 16-in. diameter water main, and 3,040 ft of 8-in. diameter water main. The project is valued at $20 million. Columbus Consolidated Government, 100 10th St., Columbus, 31901. DR#10-00552438.

MARYLAND 1/6 Baltimore County is seeking bidders to build the Owings Mills Learning Center, a six-story, 120,000-sq-ft library in Owings Mills. The project is valued at $15 million. Baltimore County, Bureau of Engineering, Attn: Edward Adams Jr., 111 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson, 21204. DR#02-00828817.