Pulse   05/21/2012

California Tishman Speyer Properties is planning to build 201 Folsom, a high-rise residential project in San Francisco. The project entails building 38- and 43-story towers, containing 671 units, over an 80-ft-tall full-lot podium. The building will contain 701 parking spaces. Arquitectonica is the architect-of-record. Construction is expected to begin in September. The project has been valued at $100 million. Tishman Speyer Properties, 525 Market St., San Francisco, 94105. DR#12-00431001.

Iowa DuPont/Danisco is planning to build a cellulosic ethanol plant at West Lincoln Highway and 580th Street in Nevada. The project entails building a biorefinery using corn stover (corncobs, leaves and stalks) from a 30-mile radius as feedstock, which is expected to produce 27.5 million gallons of ethanol annually. The general contractor will be Fagen Inc. Construction is expected to start in the last half of 2012 and take 12 to 18 months. The project is valued at $275 million. Fagen Inc., 501 Highway 212, Granite Falls, Minn. 56241. DR#11-00408716.

New Mexico Friedman Recycling is planning to build a processing warehouse in Albuquerque's North Valley neighborhood. The project entails construction of a 70,000-sq-ft building. The estimated construction cost is $16 million. Friedman Recycling, 3640 W. Lincoln St., Phoenix, 85009. DR#12-00492769.


Minnesota M.A. Mortenson Construction has started construction of the Fourth Street Residence Hall and Dining Facility at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. The project entails building a six-story, 230,000-sq-ft, 600-bed facility, with lounges on each floor, and a 450-seat dining facility. It will be the first residence hall on the campus to meet the "B3 State of Minnesota" sustainable- building guidelines; it will include a vegetative roof, a stormwater storage and reuse system for toilet use and irrigation, and energy-saving motors and appliances. Mackey Mitchell Architects is the design architect and TKDA is the architect-of-record. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2013. The project is valued at $38 million. M.A. Mortenson Construction, 700 Meadow Ln., Minneapolis, 55422. DR#11-00489034.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Texas 6/1 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is seeking bidders to build the new Terminal E baggage-handling system. The project entails building a system with 9,900 ft of conveyor, 650 motors, 56 scales, nine vertical sorters and a 2,000-sq-ft control room. The project is expected to be carried out in five phases to minimize disruption, with construction beginning in late 2012 and lasting three years. The project has been valued at $75 million. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Attn: Perfecto Solis, 3200 E. Airfield Drive, Dallas, 75261. DR#10-00524750.

Idaho 6/4 Gardner Co. is seeking bidders to build the Eighth and Main Office Building in Boise. The project entails the construction of a 17-story, 36,200-sq-ft building that will have three levels of parking space and, on the ground floor and on the second floor, retail space. The project has been valued at $45 million. Gardner Co., 13901 W. Wainwright Dr., Boise, 83713. DR#11-00614083.

Virginia 6/19 Old Dominion University is seeking bidders to construct the Darden College of Engineering building on the campus in Norfolk. The project entails the construction of a six-story, 127,000-sq-ft building that will connect to a three-story child-study facility via an upper-level breezeway. The project includes installing a green roof and renovating 12,000 to 15,000 sq ft of space for classrooms in the existing Child Study Center. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Old Dominion University, Material Management Dept., 4401 Powhatan Ave., Norfolk, 23529. DR#11-00610042.

Massachusetts 6/29 The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bidders to carry out the Whittier Bridge replacement project. The job entails replacing the six-lane steel through-truss bridge across the Merrimack River in Newburyport with an eight-lane structure. The project will be staged, allowing the bridge to remain open to traffic throughout construction. The project also includes widening a 3.27-mile stretch of Interstate 95 between Exit 57 and Exit 59. The project is valued at $215 million. Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, 02116. DR#95-00054119.

North Carolina 7/17 Lend Lease LLC, acting as construction manager, is seeking subcontractor bids to build the Craige Parking Deck Expansion at the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill. The project entails building a 300,000-sq-ft addition to the existing parking deck to provide at least 950 additional parking spaces. The project is valued at $29.7 million. Lend Lease LLC, Attn: Jeff Bose, Senior Project Manager, 324 Blackwell St., Durham, 27701. DR#11-00448719.