Pulse:  12/17/2008

DELAWARE Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract by the Delaware Dept. of Transportation to provide design services for a three-mile section of a four-lane limited access roadway that will bypass U.S. Rte. 301 in New Castle County. The project also calls for design of bridges and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). As part of Delaware DOT’s $704-million U.S. Rte. 301 Roadway Project involving 17.5 miles of new and reconstructed roadway, the construction value of this contract is $70 million. Final design is scheduled for completion in 2010. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, Calif. 91109.

FLORIDA Falcone Development Group Inc. has received approval from the Miami City Commission to develop the Miami World Center, a nine-block, 25-acre redevelopment project located north of the Central Business District bounded by N.E. Second Ave., N. Miami Ave., N.E. 11th St. and N.E. 6th St. in Miami. Elkus Manfredi Architects Ltd. was selected to design the project, which includes a mix of retail, residential, office, and institutional uses. Falcone Development Group, 1951 N.W. 19th St., Suite 200, Boca Raton 33431; Elkus Manfredi Architects Ltd., 300 A St., Boston, Mass. 02210. DR #08-847248.


ARKANSAS The City of Fort Smith awarded two contracts totaling over $46 million to Branco Enterprises for phases one and two of its wastewater treatment plant expansion project. The combined wet-weather improvement projects include a new sewage lift station with stormwater flow treatment, a new influent pump station, chlorine contact basins, chemical feed and sludge treatment revisions, UV treatment additions, expansion of the odor control facilities and more. Completion is scheduled for August 2010. Branco Enterprises Inc., 12033 E. Highway 86, Neosho, Mo. 64850. DR #s 07-624989 and 07-625003.

GEORGIA A $35.8-million contract was awarded to Tug Hill Construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for construction of a digital multipurpose range complex at Fort Stewart. The project includes stationary infantry and armor targets, moving infantry targets, a power center, helicopter hover points, camera towers, training facades and live fire village, as well as site improvements. Completion is expected by June 2010. Tug Hill Construction, 870 Arsenal St., Watertown 13601. DR #07-785202.

LOUISIANA SGT LLC, a joint venture between URS Washington Division and AREVA NP Inc., has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $120 million by Entergy Operations Inc. to provide project-management, engineering and construction services for the replacement of two steam generators and a reactor vessel head at its Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station. Engineering and planning is under way with installation scheduled for spring 2011. URS Washington Division, 600 Montgomery St., San Francisco, Calif. 94111; AREVA NP Inc., 4800 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Md. 20814.

MISSISSIPPI M.J. Harris is working on a $37-million patient tower addition for the River Oaks Hospital in Jackson. The project includes 150,000 sq ft of new space to accommodate an additional 81 beds, a neonatal intensive care unit, an OB-GYN unit, medical-surgical unit, and a central energy plant. Completion is expected in August 2009. M.J. Harris Inc., One Riverchase Rd., Birmingham, Ala. 35244. DR #07-896410.

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MARYLAND 1/7 City of Cumberland, 20 Bedford St., Third Floor, Room 343, Cumberland 21502, upgrade Cumberland Wastewater Treatment Plant. With cost estimated between $30 million and $35 million, the project includes modifications to the existing biological reactors, construction of a denitrification filter facility and more. Whitman Requardt & Associates, 801 S. Caroline St., Baltimore 21231. DR #06-602708.

FLORIDA 1/8 (design-build)—Engineering Field Activity Southeast, P.O. Box 143, Building 902, Jacksonville 32212, operational training facility at Naval Air Station in Jacksonville. The $43-million project includes a two-story, 165,665-sq-ft operational training facility for multi-mission maritime aircraft. Point of contact: Dana Howard, (904) 542-6168. DR #08-850933.

NORTH CAROLINA 1/8 (prequalified general contract bids)—Durham County Purchasing Dept., 200 E. Main St., Durham 27701-3649, human services building at 414 E. Main St. The three-story, 277,000-sq-ft facility is estimated to cost $67 million. The Freelon Group Inc., architect, 5310 S. Alston Ave., Building 300, Durham 27713.
DR #02-691598.