Pulse  02/09/2011

CALIFORNIA The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has selected HDR Engineering Inc. to provide construction management services for the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Long-Term Improvement Project. The project includes the transmission and local systems, which comprise more than 1,500 miles of pipeline, 23 reservoirs, 17 pump stations and two water treatment plants. The estimated construction cost is $16 million. HDR Engineering Inc., 560 Mission St., San Francisco, 94105.

COLORADO Western State College has selected JE Dunn to provide construction-management/general-contracting services for a new, 66-unit, 97-bed student apartment complex as well as a recreation center and a multipurpose field house on its Gunnison campus. The overall estimated construction cost is $20 million to $50 million. JE Dunn Construction Co., 1120 W. Moreno Ave., Colorado Springs, 80905.

FLORIDA The Florida Dept. of Transportation, District 2, has selected Reynolds Smith & Hills Construction Services Inc. to provide construction-engineering inspection services for concrete improvements on I-95 in Duval County, from south of Greenland Road to south of state Route 202. The estimated construction cost is $36.8 million. Reynolds Smith & Hills Construction Services Inc., 1000 Legion Place, Orlando, 32801.

GEORGIA The Batson-Cook Co. has started construction on two new projects at the Northside Hospital Forsyth campus in Cumming. One project is a three-story addition to the hospital’s women’s center, which will add 24 beds and two care-team stations. The first floor will comprise training rooms and classrooms, while the basement will hold the doctors’ sleeping quarters as well as the mechanical hub. This project is valued at $16.8 million. The second project is a 55,000-sq-ft addition to the Medical Surgical Center, which will contain 24 new ICU rooms as well as 20 new surgical patient rooms. This project is valued at $20.9 million. Batson-Cook Co., 817 Fourth Ave., West Point, 31833.

LOUISIANA The National World War II Museum currently is evaluating bids from contractors seeking to build the U.S. Freedom Pavilion. The project entails building a 32,000-sq-ft building that will feature a 90-ft-high glass curtain wall; in the facility, there will be an interactive submarine exhibit, and various restored aircraft will be suspended in the air. Construction is expected to be completed in 2012. The project is valued at $23 million. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, 70130. DR#10-00564976.

NEW YORK The New York State Thruway Authority has selected Charles H. Sells Inc. to provide design services for the rehabilitation of pavement and minor structural repairs on northbound and southbound I-95 between mileposts N.E. 0.17 and N.E. 14.1 in the Bronx and Westchester counties. The estimated construction cost is between $40 million and $80 million. Charles H. Sells Inc., One Liberty Plaza, New York City, 10006.

OREGON The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon has selected Stacy and Witbeck to provide construction-management/general-contracting services for the Portland-to-Milwaukie Light-Rail Project, East Segment. The segment will extend from the east abutment of the Willamette River Transit Bridge to the Park Avenue terminus. The project includes light-rail track construction, water and sewer lines, and reconstruction of streets and sidewalks. The estimated construction cost is $200 million. Stacy and Witbeck, 403 S.E. Caruthers St., Portland, 97214.

PENNSYLVANIA Pennrose Properties LLC has awarded a $17-million contract to Quandel Group Inc. to convert the historic Steelton-Highspire Elementary School in Harrisburg into Felton Lofts, an 83-unit affordable-housing complex. The project entails rehabilitating three late 19th- to early-20th-Century school buildings into one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as a community center and indoor parking garage. The Quandel Group Inc., 3003 N. Front St., Harrisburg, 17110.

SOUTH DAKOTA The Rapid City Regional Airport Board has awarded a $13.4- million contract to J. Scull Construction Services for the expansion and remodeling of the airport terminal. The project entails adding 12,000 sq ft to the terminal as well as adding restrooms and energy-efficient windows. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2013. J. Scull Construction Service, 803 Industrial Ave., Rapid City, 57702. DR#08-00630658.

Bid/Proposal Dates

CALIFORNIA 2/23 The City of Palm Springs is seeking proposals for a combined project study report/project report for the widening of Vista Chino (state Route 111) from North Palm Canyon Drive to Gene Autry Trail. Construction cost is estimated at $17 million. City of Palm Springs, Procurement and Contracting Office, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, 92262.

WASHINGTON 3/8 King County is seeking bidders for the South Park Bridge project in Seattle. The project entails demolition of the existing double-leaf bascule bridge and construction of a new bascule bridge immediately west of the existing bridge. This project is valued at between $98 million and $108 million. King County, Procurement/Contract Services Section, 401 Fifth Ave., Seattle, 98104. DR#02-00610724.