Pulse  02/23/2011

OHIO The Pro Football Hall of Fame , located in Canton, is planning an extensive renovation project. The project includes a newly designed entrance and orientation area, expansion of the retail store, an indoor event space addition, and upgrades to the mechanical and HVAC systems. The architect for the project will be Westlake Reed Leskosky. Welty Building Co., a construction management firm, will partner with Fred Oliveri Construction to complete the renovations. Construction is expected to begin in September, 2011. The estimated construction cost is $15.5 million. Welty Building Co., 3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 200, Fairlawn, 44333, and Fred Oliveri Construction Co., 6315 Promway Ave. N.W., North Canton, 44720.


ALASKA The University of Alaska, Fairbanks has selected Design Alaska to provide architectural and engineering services for Phase 1 of the Atkinson Power Plant Renewal Project . The project includes replacement of a water treatment plant aerator. The estimated construction cost is $38 million. Design Alaska, 601 College Road, Fairbanks, 99701.

CALIFORNIA The U.S. Dept. of General Services has selected BNIM and Gensler to provide lead architectural and engineering services for the modernization of the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse , located at 880 Front St. in San Diego. The project entails alterations to make the six-story, 178,713-sq-ft building more energy efficient. The project includes fire sprinkler modifications and blast protection. The estimated construction cost is between $125 million and $155 million. BNIM, 106 W. 14th St., Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo., 64105 and Gensler, 225 Broadway, San Diego, 92101.

MICHIGAN The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $7.8- million firm-fixed-price contract to Hanke Constructors for construction of the Naval Operational Support Center training facility at Fort Custer, in Battle Creek. The project includes a new two-story assembly hall, classrooms, medical exam rooms, conference room storage, unit conference counseling, crew’s lounge, administrative areas, recruiting and parking. The project is expected to be completed by January, 2012. Hanke Constructors, 2727 Jackson Rd., Wentzville, Mo. 63385.

NEW YORK The New York State Thruway Authority has selected Berger Lehman Associates to provide construction inspection services for the rehabilitation of six bridges along Interstate 95 . The required work includes plant and material testing services. The estimated construction cost is between $10 million and $12 million. Berger Lehman Associates, P.C., 411 Theodore Fremd Ave., #107, Rye, 10580.

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust has awarded a $45.6-million contract to Crossland Heavy Contractors, Inc. to build the Hefner Water Treatment Plant Expansion in Oklahoma City. The project entails the construction of two 130-ft-dia clarifiers, a recarbonation basin, a 24,720-sq-ft filter building housing 12 new filters, a 3,467-sq-ft filter backwash building, a 1,200-sq-ft carbon dioxide building and 2,780-sq-ft carbon dioxide storage facility. The project will increase the plant’s processing capacity from 75 mgd to 100 mgd. Crossland Heavy Contractors Inc., 14149 East Admiral, Tulsa, 74116.

OREGON The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon has selected Stacy & Witbeck, Inc. and Mowatt Construction Co. to provide construction management/general contracting services for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail West Segment . The project connects Portland State University to the Willamette River Bridge. The project includes platforms, staging areas and significant bridgework. The estimated construction cost is $69.5 million. Stacy & Witbeck, Inc., 403 Southeast Caruthers Street, Portland, 97214, and Mowatt Construction Company, 15701 Southeast 135th Ave., Clackamas, 97015.

TENNESSEE Mitsubishi Electric Power Products has selected O’Neal, Inc. to build a manufacturing plant in the Rivergate Industrial Port in Memphis. The engineer-procure-construct project entails building a 350,000-sq-ft facility, which will produce power transformers and power components. Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2011 and the plant will commnce production in the spring of 2013. The estimated construction cost is $200 million. O Neal Inc., 10 Falcon Crest Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29607.

TEXAS The Texas Facilities Commission has selected Triangle Technology to provide construction materials testing for four new buildings at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin. The project includes a 28,500-sq-ft, two-story gymnasium; a 31,200-sq-ft elementary school; an 18,500-sq-ft operations and maintenance building with an attached 4,000-sq-ft warehouse; and a 400-sq-ft horticultural education building with a 30-ft by 84-ft prefabricated greenhouse. The estimated construction cost is $16.25 million. Triangle Technology, Inc., 4911A Doss Rd., Austin, 78734.

VIRGINIA The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $9.4-million firm-fixed-price contract to Weeks Marine to dredge portions of the Cape Henry Channel in Chesapeake Bay and the transportation of the dredged material to Dam Neck Dredged Material Management area. Weeks Marine Inc., 4 Commerce Drive, Cranford, N.J. 07016.

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CALIFORNIA 3/7 The Napa County Dept. of Conservation, Development and Planning, is requesting proposals for the preparation of an environmental impact report for the redevelopment of the Health and Human Services campus in Napa. The project includes the demolition of most of the 12 existing buildings on the site, new construction of 184,000-sq-ft in four new buildings and 550 parking spaces. The estimated construction cost is $50 million. Napa County, Conservation, Development and Planning Department, 1195 Third St., Napa, 94559.

MASSACHUSETTS 3/8 The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to rehabilitate the Chicopee-Holyoke Bridge, which carries Route 116 over the Connecticut River in Chicopee. The project entails replacing the bridge deck, sidewalks. In addition the existing bridge support structure will be repaired and strengthened. The project is valued at $28.7 million. Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation, Highway Division, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, 02116. DR#09-00575790.

MARYLAND 3/16 The City of Baltimore Board of Estimates is seeking bidders to build Phase II of the Jones Fall Trail. The project entails converting the existing trolley lane and portions of sidewalk space along Pratt, Calvert and Light Streets into a multi-use trail. The project includes 68 pedestrian ramps. The estimated construction cost is between $5 million and $10 million. City of Baltimore Board of Estimates, City Hall, Baltimore, 21203. DR#04-00770071.

KENTUCKY 3/17 The City of Central City is seeking bidders to carry out improvements and an expansion to the River Water Pump Station and Treatment Plant. The project is valued at $12.2 million. City of Central City, 203 N. 2nd St., Central City, 42330. DR#08-00590285.

INDIANA 3/17 Purdue University is seeking bidders to expand the university recreation and fitness facility . The project entails building a new 110,000-sq-ft addition to the existing building, and also renovating the existing 210,000-sq-ft building. The project is valued at $98 million. Purdue University, 504 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, 47907. DR#08-00652918.

NEW YORK 3/22 The New York State University Construction Fund is seeking bidders to build a new science and technology building at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The project entails building a 94,000-sq-ft building. The project is valued at between $40 million and $45 million. New York State University Construction Fund,, 353 Broadway, Albany, 12207. DR#06-00875126.

SOUTH DAKOTA 3/22 The City of Rapid City is seeking bidders to upgrade the Jackson Springs Water Treatment Facility . The project entails expanding the plant capacity from 7.5 mgd to 15 mgd, and installing microfiltration technology, booster pumps, and modifications to the infiltration gallery piping. The project is valued at between $15 million and $17 million. City of Rapid City, Engineering Division, 300 6th St., Rapid City, 57701. DR#04-00810158.

OHIO 3/25 Findlay City Schools are seeking bidders to build the new Glenwood Middle School . The project entails building a two-story, 119,743-sq-ft building behind the existing school. The project will include geothermal heating and cooling and reclaiming of rainwater. The project is valued at $18.4 million. Findlay City Schools, 227 S. West St., Findlay, 45840. DR#03-00719445.