ICC Constructors, a joint venture among Shirley Contracting Co. of Lorton, Va.; Clark Construction Group of Bethesda; Atkinson Construction Co. of Bloomfield, Colo.; Facchina Construction Co. of La Plata, Md.; and Trumbull Corp. of Pittsburgh, started the $513.9-million Contract C in 2008.

And MD 200 Constructors, a joint venture of Kiewit Southern Co. of Omaha, Neb., Corman and Wagman, began work in 2009 on the $449.7-million Contract B. All three are scheduled for completion in fall 2011 to spring 2012.


Oak Contracting of Towson, Md., continues modernizing Seven Locks Elementary and Ridgeview Middle schools in Montgomery County, $15 million and $10 million respectively. The projects are part of a $247.5-million fiscal year 2011 capital investment, part of a multiyear $1.386-billion capital improvement program.

At the higher-education level, Tompkins Builders, in a joint venture with Gilford Corp. of Beltsville, Md., has started construction on the $43-million, 110,000-sq-ft Center for Health Studies for Prince George’s Community College in Largo.

Holder Construction of Atlanta is working on the $56-million, 112,800-sq-ft Perdue School of Business building at Salisbury University, scheduled for completion in summer 2011.

The University of Baltimore broke ground on the $107-million, 190,000-sq-ft John and Frances Angelos Law Center in August. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. is the contractor.

The JBG Cos. of Chevy Chase, Md., broke ground in September on a $200-million satellite campus at the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center in Rockville for the National Cancer Institute. HOK of Washington, D.C., designed the twin seven-story buildings, and James G. Davis Construction Co. of Rockville, Md., is building them.

Other Projects

Oak Contracting is working on an $18-million biomedical research lab renovation at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

ARRA dollars also are providing $17 million for repairs to a 1.5-mi section of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near Hagerstown within the C&O Canal National Historic Park. Cianbro of Baltimore will remove trees, install drilled piers and place a precast deck.

Renda, Southland, SAK, a joint venture among Oscar Renda Contracting of Roanoke, Texas; Southland Contracting of Fort Worth; and SAK Construction of O’Fallon, Mo., began tunnel boring on Laurel’s Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s $160-million Bi-County Water Tunnel project, scheduled for completion in 2012.

Turner is working on a $69-million office building in Bethesda, which will house federal employees.

Useful Sources

• Walter Reed National Military Medical Center http://www.bethesda.med.navy.mil/professional/public_affairs/brac/

• C4ISR http://cecom.army.mil/pdfs/About%20-%20C4ISR%20Center%20of%20Excellence%20-%20fact%20sheet.pdfs

• Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases http://midatlantic.construction.com/midatlantic_construction_projects/2010/0601_InfectiousDiseases.asp

• Fort Meade BRAC projects http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/brac/brac_faq.html

• MD 200 Intercounty Connector http://www.iccproject.com

• National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/ncishadygrove

• Bi-County Water Tunnel http://midatlantic.construction.com/midatlantic_construction_projects/2010/0601_WaterTunnel.asp http://www.wsscwater.com/home/jsp/home.faces