Pulse  06/01/2011

Georgia The Georgia Dept. of Transportation is planning to build the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Connector to improve truck access to and from the Port of Savannah. The project entails building a 3.1-mile, four-lane extension of the parkway east of the interchange with Interstate 95. The Dept. of Transportation expects to award a design-build contract in late 2011. Then, right-of-way acquisition will begin, with construction starting in 2013; completion is set for 2015. The estimated construction cost is $140 million. Georgia Dept. of Transportation, One Georgia Center, 600 West Peachtree N.W., Atlanta, 30308.

Maryland Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. and The Peterson Cos. have entered into a joint venture to develop, manage and lease the Tanger Outlets at National Harbor. National Harbor is a 350-acre mixed-use development bordering the Potomac River in Prince George's County, just south of Washington, D.C. The project encompasses a 350,000-sq-ft building that will contain 80 outlet and name-brand stores on a 40-acre parcel, with access to Interstates 495, 295 and 95 as well as the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., Attn: Mona J. Walsh, vice president of corporate communications, 3200 Northline Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27408; The Peterson Cos., 12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, Va. 22033.

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University is planning to build the Pegula Ice Arena. The project entails constructing a 225,000-sq-ft arena building containing a 6,000-seat main arena and a 300-seat auxiliary arena. The architectural team comprises Crawford Architects from Kansas City, Mo., and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson from Wilkes Barre. The construction manager is Mortenson. Construction is expected to start in March 2012 and be completed in September 2013. The estimated construction cost is $70 million. Mortenson Construction, 700 Meadow Lane N., Minneapolis, 55422. DR#11-00509320.


Alabama The City of Birmingham has selected Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio to provide architectural and engineering services for phase two of the intermodal facility project on Morris Avenue. The project includes transformation of an existing bus transfer facility into a fully integrated, multimodal transportation center. The project is valued at $39 million. Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio, 1827 First Ave. N., Suite 100, Birmingham, 35203. DR#99-00645170.

California The Los Angeles Unified School District has awarded a $28-million design-build contract to a team made up of Pinner Construction Co. and the architecture firm gkkworks. The Dorsey High School Redevelopment Project entails constructing 17 interim classroom buildings; demolishing eight existing classroom buildings and a gymnasium; constructing a two-story, 28,000-sq-ft classroom building and a 22,000-sq-ft gym, and modernizing an existing 19,000-sq-ft gym. Due to soft-soil conditions, the new buildings will be supported by auger pressure-grouted displacement piles drilled 45 ft below grade into a dense-soil and gravel layer. Pinner Construction Co. Inc., 1255 S. Lewis St., Anaheim, 92805.

Hawaii The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a maximum $10-million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineer services contract to Honolulu, Hawaii-headquartered Helber Hastert & Fee Inc. for environmental planning services for projects at various Navy and Marine Corps locations in the Pacific Basin and Indian Ocean areas. Task order No. 0001 is being awarded at $92,733 for engineering services required to prepare an environmental assessment for the proposed Wave Energy Technology Buoy Test Sites Project, located at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii. The work for this task order is expected to be completed by April 2012. Helber Hastert & Fee Inc., 733 Bishop St., Honolulu, 96813.

New Mexico The North Central New Mexico Economic Development District has selected Parametrix to provide design, environmental assessment and construction management services for a broadband internet connection project in the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe. The project includes 150 miles of middle-mile fiber-optic broadband infrastructure and associated equipment. The estimated construction cost is $13.4 million. Parametrix, 8801 Jefferson N.E., Building B, Albuquerque 87113.

North Carolina The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $14.7- million firm-fixed-price contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Co. to build a 63,500-sq-ft behavioral health clinic located on the Womack Medical Campus at Fort Bragg. Hensel Phelps Construction Co., 6557 Hazeltine National Dr., Suite One, Orlando, Fla. 32822.

Oregon/Washington The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $11.1-million firm-fixed-price navigation-channel maintenance contract to Cranford, N.J.-based Weeks Marine Inc. The project entails dredging at the mouth of the Columbia River as well as at select Columbia River bars, in both Oregon and Washington. Dredge material placement sites under this procurement may include ocean, flow lane, in-water and near shore. The project is expected to be completed by November 2011. Weeks Marine Inc., 304 Gaille Dr., Covington, La. 70433. DR#11-00429021.

Texas The Museum of the American Railroad, currently in Dallas, is planning to relocate its 40-piece collection of historic locomotives and rail cars to a 12.3-acre site in Frisco. The museum has awarded two contracts for the first phase of construction. The owner awarded Venus Construction Co. a contract for grading to prepare the roadbed for the approximately one-mile-long track layout. Trac-Work Inc. won the contract for track construction. Lunsford Associates performed engineering design. Later phases will encompass the construction of a main museum building, period-style train shed and a restoration shop, as funds permit. Venus Construction Co., 1426 S. Main Street, Mansfield, 76063, and Trac-Work Inc., 104 Creechville Rd., Ennis, 75119.

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Nevada 6/14 The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority is seeking qualifications for construction management-at-risk services for a new Emergency Command Center at Reno-Stead Airport. The project includes sitework, utilities, demolition, grading, construction of the 13,000-sq-ft terminal/EOC building, associated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, fixtures, furnishings and equipment. The estimated construction cost is $10 million. Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, Engineering and Construction Dept., P.O. Box 12490, Reno, 89510.

Idaho 6/15 The Coeur D'Alene Tribe is seeking bidders to build the Benewah Medical Center Hospital. The project entails constructing a two-story, 50,000-sq-ft building. The lower level will house the main electrical and mechanical rooms, classrooms, a staff break room and administrative offices. The structure's main level is designed to house all patient and community services. A 1,600-sq-ft freestanding building will house maintenance equipment. The project is valued at $17.3 million. Coeur D'Alene Tribal Headquarters, 850 A St., Plummer, 83851. DR#10-00681684.

California 6/16 The Port of Long Beach is seeking proposals for construction management for the shore-to-ship power retrofit program . Projects include berths A88-A96 at Pier A, berths T132-T140 at Pier T, berths J245-J247 and J266-J270 at Pier J and berths G235 and G236 at Pier G. The project goal is to retrofit existing berths with shore power to assist terminal operators in reducing emissions from diesel auxiliary engines. The estimated construction cost is $94 million. Port of Long Beach, Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, 90802.

Florida 6/16 Rooms To Go is seeking bidders to build a warehouse/distribution center in Lakeland. The project entails building a single-story, 300,000-sq-ft structure on a 44-acre site at 1475 Airport Rd., directly across from the current distribution facility. The project cost is estimated at between $15 million and $25 million. Rooms To Go, Attn: Cheryl Miller, 111 Seventh Ave. N., Franklin, Tenn. 37064. DR#08-00671196.

Virginia 6/16 The City of Norfolk is seeking qualifications from contractors seeking to build the Consolidated Courts Complex. The two-phase project entails construction of a 315,000-sq-ft building to house 24 courtrooms. Phase one covers a 210,000-sq-ft building west of the existing General District Court building and north of the Hampton Roads Transit light-rail line. Phase-two construction will adjoin the phase-one work to the east and be adjacent to the existing Public Safety Building to the west. When the occupants of the existing General District Court building relocate into the completed phase-one building, the contractor will remove and/or abate asbestos and other hazardous materials and then demolish the General District Court prior to phase-two new construction. The construction cost is estimated to be $108 million. Norfolk Dept. of Public Works, Attn: John Keifer, Director, City Hall Building, Norfolk, 23510. DR#03-00881524.

Maryland 6/17 The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking subcontractors to renovate the nine-story, 43,850-sq-ft Hume Wing, also called the North Wing, of the school building, located at 2007 E. Monument St. in Baltimore. The project includes interior demolition, new mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems and a new rooftop penthouse. The project is valued at $18 million. The project is expected to be completed by August 2013. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007 E. Monument St., Baltimore, 21244. DR#10-00619988.

California 6/22 The City of Davis is seeking qualifications for owner's representative services for upgrades to the Davis wastewater treatment plant. The project includes a mechanical bar screen; an aerated grit tank and three primary sedimentation tanks; primary and secondary anaerobic digesters; three aeration ponds and three facultative oxidation ponds; an overland flow system; a chlorine contact tank and restoration wetlands. The project also includes renewable-energy components. The estimated construction cost is $95 million. City of Davis, 23 Russell Blvd., Davis 95616

Connecticut 6/27 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. is seeking contractors to build the Safety Assessment Building in Ridgefield. The project entails constructing a two-story, 62,000-sq-ft building for office space as well as a research and development lab. The project is expected to be completed by August 2013. The project is valued at $32 million. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., 900 Ridgebury Rd., Ridgefield, 06877. DR#10-00519895.