Pulse  05/11/2011

New Jersey Russo Development plans to build a two-story, 400,000-sq-ft data center on a 71-acre site in Somerset County. It will be the first component of the Somerset Technology Park. Russo’s in-house architects will design the building. They expect to construct the “warm” shell and core in mid-2012. Russo Development Corp., 570 Commerce Blvd., Carlstadt, 07072. DR#11-00431705.


California The U.S. General Services Administration has selected RMW Architecture & Interiors to provide architectural and engineering services for repairs and alterations to the six-story, 619,000-sq-ft Frank Hagel Federal Building in Richmond. Required work includes structural and infrastructure revisions to remedy current operations inefficiencies due to poor space allocation and utilization. The estimated construction cost is between $200 million and $230 million. RMW Architecture & Interiors, 160 Pine St., San Francisco, 94111. DR#10-00599960.

Colorado The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has awarded a $22.5-million contract to Kiewit-Turner, a joint venture, to construct a new 184-bed VA Medical Center in Aurora. The project entails renovating the former UPI office building. The new 120,000-sq-ft facility will replace the Denver Medical Center for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System. It will include a 30-bed spinal-cord-injury and disease center, a 30-bed community living center, a research building, a central utility plant and parking structures. Construction is to be completed by February 2014. Kiewit-Turner, 200 S. Alton Way, Suite A300, Englewood, 80112.

Florida The Canaveral Port Authority has selected Skanska USA Building Inc. to provide design-build services for a new 110,000-sq-ft, two-story cruise terminal and a 750-car parking garage located at the West Turning Basin. The construction cost of the project has been estimated at $30 million. Skanska USA Building Inc., Attn: Bert Fonseca, 111 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, 32801. DR#10-00692673.

Hawaii The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District, has selected DCK-ECC Pacific LLC to provide design-build services for various Army expansion projects at Fort Shafter. The projects include brigade headquarters, a tactical maintenance facility, a hazardous- waste storage building, Criminal Investigation Division Command battalion headquarters, a deployment equipment storage building, a company operations facility and roads. The estimated construction cost is between $100 million and $250 million. DCK Pacific Construction LLC, 707 Richards St., No. 400, Honolulu, 96813.

New York The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has selected Tishman Technologies Corp. to provide construction management and general contracting services for the Security Capital Program. Projects may include marine, aviation, tunnels, bridges, terminals, rail and office facilities. Required work includes constructibility and design review input, value engineering and cost estimating. The estimated construction cost is between $60 million and $70 million. Tishman Technologies Corp., 666 Fifth Ave., New York City, 10103.

North Dakota The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $17- million firm-fixed-price contract to Swanberg Construction Inc. for phase-three construction of raised and extended embankments to provide flood protection for the city of Devils Lake. The project includes construction of two interior drainage pump stations and demolition of two existing pump stations. The project is expected to be completed by November 2012. Swanberg Construction Inc., P.O. Box 728, Valley City, 58072. DR#11-00424031.

Ohio The National Guard Bureau has awarded a $10.6-million firm-fixed-price contract to Penick Nordic to build a munitions storage complex at the Ohio Air National Guard Base in Swanton. The project entails building a 58,600-sq-ft complex consisting of eight separate buildings on a 16-acre site. Penick Nordic is a joint venture comprising Nordic Construction & Design and T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. The project is expected to be completed by April 2012. Penick Nordic, 15435 Innovation Dr., Suite 100, San Diego, 92128. DR#10-00588564.

Oregon Oregon State University has selected Anderson Construction Co. to provide construction management and general contracting services for a new 65,000-sq-ft Student Experience Center. The project includes office and lobby spaces, a small restaurant and an outdoor covered plaza. The estimated construction cost is between $17.5 million and $19.3 million. Anderson Construction Co., 6712 N. Cutter Circle, Portland, 97217.

Texas The City of Cedar Park has selected Harvey Cleary Builders to provide engineering services for the reconstruction and widening of a two-mile segment of Ranch-to-Market Road 1431 between Parmer Lane and Sam Bass Road. The project includes a raised median, street lighting, traffic-signal modifications and intersection improvements as well as water and wastewater utility adjustments. The project will expand the roadway to six lanes from four. Required work includes preparation of environmental documentation and mapping as well as archaeological and historical resource assessments. The estimated construction cost is $23 million. Harvey Cleary Builders, 8107 Springdale Rd., Suite 105, Austin, 78724.

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Texas 5/27 The U.S. Postal Service is seeking prequalification proposals for design-build services for the renovation and new construction at the Houston Processing and Distribution Center. The project includes a 330,000-sq-ft addition to the center as well as construction of a fixed mechanization system and renovation of 82,000 sq ft of existing space for the Business Mail Entry Unit. The estimated construction cost is between $40 million and $70 million. USPS Headquarters, Major Facilities Purchasing, 475 L'Enfant Plaza S.W., Washington, D.C. 20260. DR#11-00490092.

California 6/7 The Allan Hancock Joint Community College District is seeking bidders to build the Public Safety Complex on its campus at Lompoc. Offering training for police, fire and EMT professionals, the complex will comprise a 36,678-sq-ft academic building, a one-mile course for high-speed driving, a six-story, 8,568-sq-ft “fire scenario” training tower and village, a 12,286-sq-ft apparatus storage building, an outdoor shooting range and a running track. The project is valued at $34.3 million. Allan Hancock JCC District, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria, 93454. DR#04-00849382.

Alabama 6/11 The U.S. Property & Fiscal Office for Alabama is seeking bidders to build the Fuel Cell and Corrosion Control Facility, located at the Montgomery Regional Airport. The project entails building a one-and-a-half story, 19,600-sq-ft building. The construction cost for the project has been estimated to be between $5 million and $10 million. U.S. Property & Fiscal Office for Alabama, Attn: Ronald Danford, P.O. Box 3715, Montgomery, 36109. DR#11-00486580.