Pulse  04/13/2011

Arizona The Arizona Dept. of Transportation has selected Michael Baker Jr. Inc. to provide design services for the creation of four travel lanes, from Valencia Road and Kinney Road, and six travel lanes, from Sheridan Avenue to Kinney Road, along state Route 86 in Pima County. The project includes six signalized intersections, 13 major drainage structures and two bridge structures. The estimated cost is $44.3 million. Michael Baker Jr. Inc., 2929 North Central Avenue, No. 800, Phoenix, 85012.

California The California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation has selected URS to manage the design and construction of a 1.2 million-sq-ft correctional health-care facility in Stockton. The facility will treat 2,870 inmates with chronic medical and mental health needs. URS will provide comprehensive project management services for each phase of the project, including design-builder procurement, project controls and construction management. URS currently is assisting CDCR with the development of two design-build solicitation packages: site development ($150 million) and housing/medical facilities ($500 million). The project is expected to be completed by late 2013, to meet a federal court-mandated schedule for occupancy. The construction cost of the project is estimated to be $1.2 billion. URS, 600 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111.

District Of Columbia The developers Hines and Archstone have selected a joint venture comprising Clark Construction Group and Smoot Construction as general contractors to build CityCenterDC, a large mixed-use development. CityCenterDC will be a 10-acre development on a site bounded by New York Avenue, Ninth Street, H Street and 11th Street N.W. The first phase, valued at $700 million, will comprise six buildings ranging up to 11 stories tall, with three levels of underground parking and 1,555 parking spaces. The buildings will contain 520,000 sq ft of office space, 458 rental apartments, 216 condo units and 185,000 sq ft of retail. The first phase is expected to be substantially complete by late 2013. Clark Construction Group LLC, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, Md. 20814; Smoot Construction, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 940, Washington, 20015. DR#08-00716846.

Maryland The University of Maryland has selected TRO Jung/Brannen to design a replacement neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The new 37,000-sq-ft, 52-bed unit will include a mix of private and semiprivate rooms as well as family and support spaces. It will be located on the fourth floor of the hospital's existing North Building. TRO Jung/Brannen, 22 Boston Wharf Rd., Boston, 02210.

Massachusetts The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded a contract for program management and construction management of the Green Line extension project to the HDR/Gilbane Team, a joint venture of HDR Engineering Inc. and Gilbane Building Co. The project will extend the Green Line from the existing Lechmere Station to Medford, Mass. The extension's two branch lines will total five miles in length. HDR/Gilbane's role is preliminary design, design management, construction management and overall program management. The total program estimate is just over $950 million, and the extension is expected to be complete in 2015. HDR Engineering Inc., 8404 Indian Hills Dr., Omaha, Neb. 68114.

Oregon The City of Hillsboro has selected Ward Henshaw Construction Co. to provide construction management/general contracting services for the Will Crandall Reservoir and Pump Station project. The project includes a 10-acre site for a 15-million-gallon pre-stressed concrete reservoir, a new 3,000-sq-ft to 4,000-sq-ft pump station building with a hydroelectric turbine system, an 800KW/1000KV diesel generator and an aboveground 5,000-gallon diesel fuel storage tank. The estimated construction cost is $20 million. Ward Henshaw Construction Co., 505 North Baker Dr., Canby, 97013. DR#11-00447349.

Texas Caterpillar has selected Clayco Inc. as the design-builder for a hydraulic excavator plant in Victoria. The project entails building a 900,000-sq-ft building for subassembly, assembly, painting and final inspections of various models of hydraulic excavators. It will be constructed using a tilt-up concrete wall system and include a central chilled-water plant, a water reclamation system, assembly conveyors, industrial paint lines and an extensive overhead crane system. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2012. Clayco Inc., 2199 Innerbelt Business Center Dr., St. Louis, 63114.

Virginia The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $17.4-million firm-fixed-price contract to Norfolk Dredging Co. to construct an aircraft-carrier corridor, through dredging activities, within the limits of the federal navigation channel between Lambert Bend and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in the southern branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake Bay. The project is expected to be completed by September 2013. Norfolk Dredging Co., 110 Centerville Turnpike North, Chesapeake, 23320.

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Maine 4/26 The Greater Augusta Utility District is seeking bidders to modify the Bond Brook combined sewer overflow system. The project entails building a 400-sq-ft pumping station, replacing the 4,700-ft-long Mt. Vernon Avenue interceptor and constructing a 1,400-ft-long in-line storage conduit. The construction cost of the project is estimated to be between $10 million and $25 million. Greater Augusta Utility District, 12 Williams St., Augusta, 04330. DR#02-00678753.

Kentucky 4/27 American Municipal Power-Ohio is seeking bidders to build the Meldhal Hydroelectric Power Plant at the Meldahl Locks and Dam on the Ohio River at Brooksville, Ky. The project entails building a 55,000-sq-ft cast-in-place reinforced-concrete powerhouse containing three horizontal 35-MW bulb-type turbine generating units, an in-take approach channel and a tailrace channel. It also includes operation of the cofferdam and dewatering system, which are being constructed under a separate contract, and removal of the cofferdam and dewatering system when they are no longer needed. The construction cost of the project is valued at $180 million. American Municipal Power-Ohio, Attn: Phil Meier, Hydro Development, 1111 Schrock Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43229. DR#08-00744969.

Colorado 4/28 The Regional Transportation District of Denver is seeking qualifications for design-build services for the four- to five-story, 800-space Sheridan parking structure between 10th and 11th avenues. The project includes a utility/mechanical room; multiple elevators and staircases; bike and scooter parking; drop-off/pickup areas and short-term parking; improvements to pedestrian/bicycle access and walkways; threat, vulnerability and preliminary hazard analyses; and utility relocation and coordination. The estimated construction cost is $14 million. Regional Transportation District, Contracts Division, 1600 Blake St., Denver, 80202.

California 5/5 The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is seeking proposals for project management services for the Sewer System Improvement Program. The project includes the 976-mile city sewer system, including three treatment facilities, four outfalls, 27 pump stations, 36 combined-sewer discharge structures and 25,000 catch basins. The project also includes the Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island sewer systems, consisting of 29 wastewater pump stations, six stormwater pump stations and 50 willow-water outfalls. The commission plans to award a 15-year contract not exceeding $150 million (inclusive of reimbursables, other direct costs, and escalation. The estimated overall construction cost of the program is $6.9 billion. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Contract Administration Bureau, 1155 Market St., ninth floor, San Francisco, 94103.