Pulse  03/02/2011

FLORIDA Florida International University is planning to build phase one of the Parkview Housing Project on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. The project includes a complex of four-bedroom suites to house 600 undergraduates, four apartments for full-time employees, multipurpose rooms and covered pedestrian walkways. The estimated construction cost is $36.4 million. Florida International University, Real Estate Development and Planning, 11555 S.W. 17th St., Room CSC142, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Miami, 33199. DR#08-00595941.

MAINE The U.S. General Services Administration is planning to build the Van Buren Land Port of Entry for the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection Agency. The project entails building three one-story buildings, totaling 14,000-sq-ft, as well as 27,000 sq ft of canopies. The project also includes building demolition, railroad track demolition, removal of underground storage tank and roadway construction. The general contractor is J&J Contractors Inc. Subcontractor bidding is expected to take place during spring 2011. The project is valued at $30.7 million. J & J Contractors, Inc., 35 Market St., Lowell, Mass. 01852. DR#09-00582491.

VIRGINIA Monument Realty has submitted a site-plan amendment to Arlington County for Monument View, a 419,000-sq-ft office complex. The site is a 4.7-acre parcel of land along Old Jefferson Davis Highway between Sixth Street South and 10th Street South in the Crystal City neighborhood. The first phase of the complex, designed by Gensler, includes a six-story, 186,000-sq-ft building and a five-story, 131,000-sq-ft building arranged in an L-shaped plan with a shared central lobby and two-story atrium; a two-level, 550-space parking garage is included below. The second phase includes a four-story, 102,000-sq-ft building with below-grade parking, which will complete the U-shaped plan around a central plaza. James G. Davis Construction Corp. has been chosen as the general contractor for both phases. Construction is expected to begin in late 2011 and be completed in early 2014. It is a build-to-suit project for Boeing, which will purchase the complex upon completion. The cost for this project was not disclosed. Monument Realty, 1700 K St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20006. DR#11-00420193.


ALASKA Ketchikan Gateway Borough has selected Dawson Construction to provide construction management services for the Ketchikan Aquatic Center project and Gateway Recreation Center. The project includes a 34,813-sq-ft complex, an eight-lane main lap pool with a 6,752-sq-ft diving well and a 3,150-sq-ft warm-water pool. The estimated construction cost is $25 million. Dawson Construction, 2806 Douglas Ave., Bellingham, Wash. 98225.

ARKANSAS The Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority has awarded two contracts totaling more than $16 million to Branco Enterprises for a water treatment plant and nine booster pumping stations. The water treatment plant will produce 4.5 mgd and consist of a 100-ft clarifier, three packaged filter units with associated chemical feed systems, an approximately 750,000-gallon clearwell and backwash lagoons. The booster pumping stations will consist of nine separate pump stations to boost water pressure on the drinking-water system being installed throughout four counties in north-central Arkansas. Branco Enterprises Inc., 12033 East Highway 86, Neosho, Mo. 64850.

COLORADO The Metropolitan State College of Denver has selected PSI to provide materials testing services for a new 145,000-sq-ft administrative building. Required work includes testing of concrete, brick masonry and structural steel. The estimated construction cost is $40 million. PSI, 451 E.124th Ave., Thornton, 80241.

DELAWARE The Delaware Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $12.2-million contract to Mumford & Miller to build a bridge over state Route 1 to the Christiana Mall. The project is expected to be completed by November 2011. Mumford & Miller Concrete Inc., 1005 Industrial Dr., Middletown, 19709.

IDAHO Areva Enrichment Services LLC has awarded a contract to the URS Corp. to provide procurement, construction and management services for the Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility. EREF is a planned nuclear-fuel enrichment facility in Bonneville County that will supply low-enriched uranium for use in nuclear powerplants. URS will perform its work in two phases. In phase one, it will provide construction and procurement planning services. In phase two, which will only begin after Areva receives a combined operating license for the facility from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as well as other approvals, URS will provide procurement, construction and management services. EREF is expected to start operations in 2014 and be fully built by 2017. URS Corp., 600 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111.

NEW YORK The New York State Dept. of Transportation has selected AECOM USA to provide as-needed construction inspection services for various highway and bridge projects throughout Region 1. The projects include highway reconstruction, bridge replacement/rehabilitation, intersection reconstruction, culvert replacement and guide rail replacement. The estimated construction cost is $30 million. AECOM, 605 Third Ave., New York City, 10158.


NORTH CAROLINA Haywood County Community College has awarded an $8.3- million contract to asbestos Construction to build a creative arts facility. The project entails constructing a two-story, 41,665-sq-ft building to house professional crafts programs and continuing education classes on the Clyde campus. Designed by Innovative Design Inc., the project includes a constructed wetland for on-site asbestos treatment. It also includes radiant floor heating, which uses solar-heated hot water to heat the concrete surface, as well as a photovoltaic system to generate electricity and a solar thermal system for cooling, heating and domestic hot water. Miles-McClellan Construction Co., 3200 Northline Ave., Suite 110, Greensboro, 27408.

OREGON Lane Community College has selected Lease Crutcher Lewis to provide construction management/general contracting services for the new 166,000-sq-ft downtown campus building. The project includes an academic building and student housing. The project goals are LEED Platinum certification for the academic building and LEED Gold certification for student housing. The estimated construction cost is $37 million. Lease Crutcher Lewis, 600 S.W. 10th Ave., No. 310, Portland, 97205.

TEXAS The Naval Facilities Engineering Command recently awarded a $12.6-million firm-fixed-price contract to Kinley Construction Co. for the construction of a replacement fuel distribution system at Travis Air Force Base. The project will consist of replacing 8-in.-dia and 12-in.-dia buried fuel-transfer pipelines; furthermore, the job also entails electrical upgrades, cathodic protection, construction of a new bulk-storage transfer pump station, installation of new surge tanks, demolition of four facilities and a two-position fillstand. The project is expected to be completed by August 2012. Kinley Construction Co., 7301 E. Commercial Blvd., Arlington, 76001

WASHINGTON The Mead School District has selected Nac Architecture to provide architectural, engineering and land-surveying services for various projects in the 2010-2016 capital facilities plan. The projects include modernization of two elementary schools and one middle school. The estimated construction cost is $79.5 million. Nac Architecture, 1203 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, 99201.

Bid/Proposal Dates

FLORIDA 3/14 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is seeking bidders to overhaul the Kennedy Space Center’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The project entails replacing existing asbestos- cement water mains, including ductile- iron or PVC mains ranging in sizes of up to 16 inches in diameter, and installing a new 500,000-gallon prestressed-concrete ground storage reservoir. It also includes the installation of a new water pump station, a gravity sewer replacement with cured-in-place pipe linings, installation of associated electrical and communications equipment, and demolition of two 250,000-gallon elevated storage tanks. This project is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center Procurement Office, Building N6-1009, Room102, Highway Three, Gate Two, JFK Space Center, 32899. DR#06-00759383.

CALIFORNIA 3/14 The Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority is seeking qualifications for architectural and engineering services for a new light- rail operations and maintenance facility in Santa Monica that will serve the entire 43-plus vehicle fleet. The project includes an 8.3-acre yard with a 100-ft buffer, a light repair shop with two service and inspection bays, full three-car pits, a top-of-vehicle inspection catwalk, a vehicle wash facility and interior cleaning platform. Administrative office and support spaces are included. Required work includes security design, environmental testing and boundary surveying services. The estimated construction cost is between $80 million and $90 million. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, 707 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90017.

TENNESSEE 3/15 The University of Tennessee is seeking bidders to build the School of Music building. The project entails building a four-story, cast-in-place concrete-frame 122,000-sq-ft building, located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd. on the Knoxville campus. The project is valued at $40 million. University of Tennessee, Division of Facilities, 5723 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, 37921. DR#07-00768331.

GEORGIA 3/15 The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County is seeking proposals for design services for the renovation and expansion of housing and administrative spaces at the Clarke County Jail. The housing component includes the renovation of a 192-bed minimum security unit and new construction of 360 beds within the minimum, medium and maximum security units. The administrative component includes renovation of an 8,232-sq-ft training center and approximately 65,000 sq ft of new construction for support facilities and an energy plant. The estimated construction cost is between $45 million and $48 million. Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Purchasing Division, 375 Satula Ave., Athens, 30601.

CALIFORNIA 3/17 The Port of Long Beach is seeking proposals for construction management services for the combining of two existing terminals into a single modernized terminal and for the reconfiguration and upgrade of Piers D, E and F. The project includes the replacement of the existing wharf structure at E25 and E26 with a new, 1,400-ft concrete-pile-supported wharf and new rock dikes at E25 through E27. The estimated construction cost is $96 million. Port of Long Beach, Director of Construction Management, P.O. Box 570, Long Beach, 90801.

LOUISIANA 3/18 The Naval Facilities Engineering Command is seeking design-build bidders to construct a weapons-loading training facility at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport. The project entails building a 50,000-sq-ft hangar to house a B-52 aircraft and related weapons-loading training functions. The building will consist of a 44,000-sq-ft hangar bay as well as 6,000 sq ft of administrative and workshop areas. The project is valued at between $13 million and $15 million. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, P.O. Box 30, Jacksonville, Fla. 32212. DR#10-00526974.

NORTH CAROLINA 3/18 The Naval Facilities Engineering Command is seeking design-build bidders to build two bachelor enlisted quarters at Camp Lejeune. The project entails building two two-story, 85-room buildings, totaling 8,000-sq-ft, as well as a telephone exchange building, cable vault and duct bank. Built-in equipment for each BEQ building includes an elevator and an energy-monitoring control system. The project also includes basketball and volleyball courts, demolition of two buildings and a new 1,800-ft connector road. The project is valued at $29.7 million. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, 9742 Maryland Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23511. DR#10-00649131.

ILLINOIS 4/7 Ottawa Elementary School District 141 is seeking subcontractor bidders to build the new Central Intermediate School in Ottawa. The project entails building a one-story, 95,000-sq-ft building containing 10 classrooms, a cafetorium seating 250 for lunch and 600 for assemblies, a gym, computer labs for each grade and a library/media center. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Ottawa Elementary School District 141, 320 W. Main St., Ottawa, 61350. DR#10-00532036.

MINNESOTA 4/28 The Anoka County Highway Dept. is seeking design-build bidders to reconstruct County State Aid Highway 14 . The project entails converting a three-mile-long, two-lane rural route to a four-lane highway, with an overpass crossing the BNSF railroad tracks. The project is valued at $32 million. Anoka County Highway Dept., 1440 Bunker Lake Blvd. N.W., Andover, 55304. DR#11-00414553.