Pulse   01/30/2012

Georgia North Star Renewable Power is planning to build a biomass powerplant in Wadley. The project entails building a 23-MW plant to burn wood products and shredded tires. The project is valued at $70 million. North Star Renewable Power, Attn: Rick Cashatt, President, 1368 Hopkins Lane, Clayton, 30525. DR#11-00665050.

Hawaii First Wind LLC is planning to build the Kawailoa Wind Farm on Oahu. The project entails building thirty 2.3-MW turbines on a site about five miles northeast of Haleiwa. The project will include a substation and extensive road work. RMT Inc. is serving as both the engineering firm and general contractor. The project has been valued at $103.5 million, and it is expected to be completed by December 2012. RMT Inc., Attn: Patrick Ringler, Project Manager, 744 Heartland Trail, Middleton, Wis., 53717. DR#11-00560455.

New Jersey Advance Realty is planning to build Willow 14, a mixed-use luxury rental building at 14th Street and Willow Avenue in Hoboken. The project entails constructing a seven-story, 288,725-sq-ft building that will contain 140 apartments, a swimming pool, a 397-space underground parking garage and 21,725 sq ft of ground-floor retail space. Posillico Environmental is serving as both the architect and general contractor. The project is valued at between $30 million and $40 million. Posillico Environmental Inc., Attn: Joseph Sheehan, Project Manager, 1750 New Highway, Farmingdale, N.Y., 11735. DR#10-00430797.

Texas The Laguna Madre Water District, which serves South Padre Island, Port Isabel and the surrounding area, is planning to build a desalination plant. The project entails building a South Padre Island plant that will produce one million gallons per day of potable water. The project is valued at up to $13 million. Laguna Madre Water District, Attn: Daisy Ochoa, Secretary to Director of Operations, 105 Port Rd., Port Isabel, 78578. DR#05-00864699.

Wisconsin Accipter Properties Inc. and Movin' Out Inc. are jointly developing a mixed-use project on Winnebago Street in Madison. The project will demolish two existing buildings and construct a four-story building containing up to 65 affordable-housing apartments and 22,000 sq ft of commercial space for artists and non-profit groups. The project is valued at $20 million. Movin' Out Inc., Attn: Dave Porterfield, Housing Development Manager, 600 Williamson St., Madison, 53703. DR#11-00668180.


Alabama Rabren General Contractors has started construction of the Alabama State University stadium. The project entails building a 27,000-seat, 200,000-sq-ft stadium, including elevators, HVAC system, electronic systems, fire protection systems, termite control, landscaping, hardscaping and exterior paving. Valued at $41.5 million, the project is expected to be completed by fall 2012, with the first football game scheduled for November. Rabren General Contractors, Attn: Matt Rabren, 139 Lee Rd. 15, Auburn, 36830. DR#10-00723544.

Colorado Pueblo County has awarded a $51-million construction management contract to H.W. Houston Construction Co. to build the Pueblo County Judicial Building. The project includes construction of a five-story, 176,842-sq-ft building that will contain 16 courtrooms. H.W. Houston Construction Co., 210 S. Victoria Ave., Pueblo, 81003. DR#08-00616828.

Florida East Group Properties Services has started construction of an office building for Prime Therapeutics in Orlando. The project encompasses construction of a single-story, 77,000-sq-ft building, sited at 2354 Commerce Blvd. The project is valued at $18 million. East Group Properties Services Inc., Attn: Anthony Bruno, Vice President, 2966 Commerce Park Dr., Orlando, 32819. DR#11-00671013.

Maine Campus Crest Development has started construction on The Grove at Orono, a 620-bed student housing development. The project encompasses eight three-story apartment buildings; eight townhouses with four- and six-plexes, totaling 188 units; a 7,000-sq-ft clubhouse, a swimming pool and fitness facility. Campus Crest, the owner and developer, is also serving as the general contractor. The project is valued at $25 million. Campus Crest Development, Attn: Mike Hartnett, Partner, 2100 Rexford Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28211. DR#09-00454832.

Maryland Keller Brothers Inc. has started construction on the Phelps Luck Elementary School addition and renovation. The project consists of 57,732 sq ft of interior renovation to the existing school building as well as construction of a 6,881-sq-ft addition. The Howard County Board of Education is the owner. Valued at between $12.8 million and $14 million, the project is expected to be completed by August 2013. Keller Brothers Inc., Attn: Daniel Lapp, Project Manager, 1012 Rising Ridge Rd., Mount Airy, 21771. DR#11-00492297.

New York Trunzo Builders has started construction on the John Jermain Library expansion and renovation in Sag Harbor. The project's first phase entails repointing the brick masonry of the 7,500-sq-ft historic structure, as well as repairs to the limestone trim and cornice. For compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the job also entails a second stairway and an elevator. The second phase includes building a 7,000-sq-ft modern glass-and-stone addition, which will include an art gallery and a climate- controlled archival space. The project is valued at $10 million. Trunzo Builders, 121 Stephen Hands Path, East Hampton, 11937. DR#02-00867127.

North Carolina The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $66.4-million contract to Taylor & Murphy Construction to widen U.S. Route 321. The project entails widening to four lanes from two lanes a four-mile stretch through Blowing Rock. The work covers additional through lanes, turning lanes and new retaining walls and will entail straightening curves. The project is expected to be completed by October 2015. Taylor & Murphy Construction, 1121 Brevard Rd., Asheville, 28806. DR#01-00766017.

Ohio Walsh Construction Co. has started construction of the Easterly Dump Station in Cleveland. The project entails constructing a 331-ft-long tunnel to connect the existing Euclid Creek Tunnel shaft to the tunnel dewatering pump station as well as excavating two 45-ft-dia shafts through soil and rock. It also entails building the 140-ft-long, 56-ft-wide and 68-ft-high cavern pump station that will house seven dewatering pumps, two emergency sump pumps with their associated valves and piping, and a pump building at grade. The project owner is the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. The project has been estimated at $69.7 million. Walsh Construction Co., 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, 48202. DR#03-00746378.

Pennsylvania Iron Hill Construction Management has started construction on a transit-oriented apartment complex at 330 Jacksonville Rd. in Warminster. Adjacent to the Warminster SEPTA station, the complex is sited on the old Drager Medical property. The project entails 19 two-story buildings, totaling 483,870 sq ft and containing 233 apartments. Another part of the project will be a new sidewalk that will connect to the train platform. A separate building will house 5,000 sq ft of commercial retail space. The project has been valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Iron Hill Construction Management, 22 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem, 18017. DR#07-00922549.

Washington Stacey & Whitbeck is expected to start construction shortly on the First Hill Street Car Line project in Seattle. The project entails installing a 2.5 mile long street car line, complete with trackway and platforms; overhead electrical systems; a 15,000-sq-ft maintenance facility, utility relocation, sidewalks, curb ramps, and landscaping. The project owner is the Seattle Dept. of Transportation. The project is valued at $74 million. Stacey & Whitbeck, 510 Ranier Ave. South, Seattle, 98144. DR#09-00674849.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Oregon 2/7 Marion County is seeking design-build proposals to carry out the remediation of the Courthouse Square Complex in Salem. The complex consists of a five-story, 163,000-sq-ft office building, an underground parking garage, a two-lane transit bus mall and Hatfield Plaza. Following an investigation by engineering consultants, the transit bus mall was closed, and the office building was vacated in 2010. The proposals will require structural evaluation reports. The project has been valued at more than $50 million. Marion County Finance Dept., Attn: Peggy Mitchell, Compliance Analyst, 451 Division St. N.E., Salem 97301. DR#09-00735455.

California 2/7 The Port of Long Beach is seeking bidders to carry out the Pier J Shore-to-Ship Power Retrofit Project. The job requires construction of 12 kV feeders, shore-based power substations, underground duct banks, manholes, conduits/containments, boring and jacking under railroad tracks, water line relocation, construction of shore-based power outlet vaults and assemblies, construction and installation of trapeze conduit supports under the wharf, installation of substation electrical equipment, and testing and commissioning of the electrical system. The project is valued at $34.9 million. Port of Long Beach, Harbor Dept., Attn: Richard Steinke, Executive Director, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, 90802. DR#10-00449582.

Texas 2/9 The City of Austin is seeking bidders to build the boardwalk trail at Lady Bird Lake. The job means building a 7,000-ft boardwalk-style pedestrian and bicycle route along the south side of Lady Bird Lake, from the Austin American-Statesman to Lakeshore Park. Much of the trail will be covered by a concrete-and-steel structure; some decomposed granite trails, landscaping elements and a 425-sq-ft restroom will be included. The project has been valued at $14.8 million. City of Austin, 505 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, 78704. DR#07-00886211.

Texas 2/10 The San Antonio Water System is requesting qualifications from program managers for three service-center facilities. For phase one at the Far West Service Center, "Package A" entails constructing a 58,000-sq-ft building. For phase two, "Package B" entails renovations and additions at the four existing service centers. For phase three, "Package C" entails building two new service centers. Package A is valued at $15 million to $20 million, Package B at $13 million to $18 million, and Package C at $4 million to $9 million. San Antonio Water System, 2800 U.S. 281 North, San Antonio, 78212. DR#06-00664478.

Michigan 2/15 The Jenison Public Schools are seeking bidders to build a performing-arts center. The project entails building a performing-arts center capable of accommodating an audience of at least 1,200. The project has been valued at $16 million. Jenison Public Schools, Attn: Kimberly Hansen, Director of Business, 8375 20th Ave., Jenison, 49428. DR#10-00689987.

Pennsylvania 2/15 The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is seeking bidders to carry out a bituminous resurfacing project. The job comprises 467,571 sq yd of paving of the Blue Mountain Interchange and the Gettysburg Pike Interchanges in Cumberland County. The project is valued at between $10 million and $20 million. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Attn: Matthew Burd, 700 S. Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown, 17057. DR#12-00401693.

Kansas 2/17 The Wichita Airport Authority is seeking bidders to build the Terminal 3 at the Mid-Continent Airport. The project requires construction of a two-story, 273,000-sq-ft building with 12 gates, a roadway, an apron and groundwater heat for melting snow. Valued at $200 million, the job is expected to be completed by October 2014. Wichita Airport Authority, Attn: Victor White, Executive Director, 2173 Air Cargo Rd., Wichita, 67209. DR#03-00897614.

Massachusetts 2/19 The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders for the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge replacement. The project entails building a six-lane, 870-ft- long five-span steel-deck arch bridge to carry state Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond between Worcester and Shrewsbury. The new bridge will include dedicated bicycle lanes on both sides. The project is valued at $118 million. Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, 02116. DR#11-00575288.

New Hampshire 2/29 The U.S. Dept. of Labor is seeking bidders to build the Manchester Job Corps Center. The job means constructing six two-story buildings, totaling 155,000 sq ft, on a 25-acre site. The buildings include two dormitories, totaling 55,282 sq ft, a 42,492-sq-ft educational/vocational center, a 21,035-sq-ft recreational/gym facility, a 13,973-sq-ft kitchen/cafeteria/warehouse, a 11,735-sq-ft administrative/wellness center, a 9,658-sq-ft student services center and a 1,427-sq-ft welcome center. The project is valued at between $20 million and $50 million. U.S. Dept. of Labor, Procurement Services Dept., Attn: Miriam Hoist, Contract Specialist, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210. DR#06-00927492.

Alaska 3/6 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to carry out the Fort Richardson Buckner Field House expansion. The project entails a 36,720-sq-ft expansion that will contain a new indoor swimming pool with a diving area, a water slide, restrooms and a changing area. The project also includes baseball and softball fields, exterior lighting and a parking lot. The project has an estimated value of $22.7 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Kimberly Tripp, Contracting Officer, P.O. Box 6898, CEPOT-CT, JBER, 99506. DR#08-00552168.