Pulse:  12/10/2008

CALIFORNIA Richard Meier and Partners was selected to design 9900 Wilshire, a proposed luxury condominium project located on the former site of the Robinson-May department store in Beverly Hills. Rudolph and Sletten Inc. was selected to provide preconstruction services for the project owned by CPC Group. Plans call for two 12-story buildings, a two-story building containing townhouses and two four-story loft buildings situated around landscaped gardens. There also would be a one-story building on Santa Monica Blvd. for a restaurant and a retail shops. The eight-acre site next to the Beverly Hilton Hotel has approval for 252 luxurious and environmentally responsible condominiums to be built to achieve LEED Gold certification. The owners have taken key steps to stabilize financial issues for the planned $1-billion development at the site. Richard Meier and Partners, 1001 Gayley Ave., Suite 3, Los Angeles 90024; CPC Group, 421 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills 90210; Rudolph and Sletten, 1600 Seafort Blvd., Suite 350, Redwood City 94063. DR #05-910721.


CALIFORNIA Tower General Contractors is the contractor selected to renovate the historic LAX Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport. The renovations include several elements, which consist of structurally reinforcing the steel arches and replacing the exterior surface along with four arches of the building. The work also will include the seismic retrofit of the 28-ft-high plaza-level screen wall with carbon-polymer-fiber wrap. Work on the $15-million project began in August and is set to be completed by August 2009. Tower General Contractors, 9130 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley 91352. DR #08-578357.

FLORIDA A new 950-space parking garage complex is being built by James A. Cummings Inc. on the Gainesville campus of the University of Florida. PGAL Inc. is lead designer on this design-build project, which consists of a six-story, 326,000-sq-ft parking garage and an attached two-story office for UF Transportation and Parking departments. Construction on this $13-million project is expected to be completed in September 2009. James A. Cummings Inc., 5337 Millenia Lakes Blvd., Site 140, Orlando 32839. DR #07-765580.

ILLINOIS Work is under way on the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Improvements Phase II project for the Village of Plainfield. Allan Mack & Sons is the contractor for this project, which, when completed in January 2010, will increase wastewater-treatment capacity from 4.3-million gallons per day to 7.5-mgd. As one of several major infrastructure projects undertaken in 2008 by the village, this $18-million project includes improvements to the existing North Treatment Plant and the abandonment of the South Treatment Plant. Allan Mack & Sons Inc., 16308 107th Ave., Orland Park 60467. DR #07-872319.

NORTH CAROLINA An $181.8-million contract was awarded to the Caddell/Yates Joint Venture by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, for the design and construction of the Wallace Creek Regimental Complex located at the Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune. The work provides for a new, four-battalion regimental complex in conjunction with the Grow the Force initiative. It consists of space for administration headquarters; operation, maintenance and mission support; training; and housing facilities to support approximately 3,000 marines. Completion is expected by September 2011. Caddell Construction Co., 2700 Lagoon Park Dr., Montgomery, Ala. 36109; Yates Construction Co., 3520 Brookdale Dr. N., Mobile, Ala. 36618. DR #08-571819.

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UTAH 12/30 (design-build proposals) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1325 J St., Sacramento, Calif. 95814-2928, aircraft maintenance hangers at Hill Air Force Base. With cost estimated between $25 million and $100 million, this project includes a new seven dock, medium-bay F-22 aircraft maintenance hanger to be combined with an aircraft component production area and administrative support core. Point of contact: Connie Newell, (916) 557-5229. DR #08-839311.

MISSISSIPPI 12/31 Forrest County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 1310, Hattiesburg 39403, Forrest County Detention Center on Access Rd. in Hattiesburg. The new single-story, 113,000-sq-ft detention facility with a mezzanine level is estimated to cost $25 million. Dean and Dean Associates Architects P.A., architect, 4400 Old Canton Rd., Suite 200, Jackson 39211-5922. DR #08-769709.