Pulse   12/17/2012

New Mexico Dona Ana County is planning to build the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority building in Las Cruces. The project entails constructing a 23,000-sq-ft building that will serve as a dispatching center for emergency services. The facility will possess a high degree of survivability, redundant systems and protected communications linkages to ensure its continued operation during power outages, catastrophic storm events and other scenarios. The project is valued at between $8 million and $10 million. Dona Ana County Purchasing Dept., Attn: Don Bullard, Purchasing Manager, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, 88007. DR#11-00490230.

New York Alcoa is planning to remediate a 7.2-mile-long contaminated stretch of the Grasse River near its Massena East and West plants. The project entails dredging approximately 109,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from areas of the river close to the shore and capping about 225 acres of sediment in the river's center with clean sand and gravel to isolate the contamination. In addition, another 59 acres will receive an "armored cap" of large rocks to isolate contamination. The remediation scheme was determined by the Environmental Protection Agency. The planning and design phase is expected to take two to three years; the cleanup is expected to take an additional four years. The job has been valued at $243 million. Alcoa Massena Operations, Attn: Jane Mogle-Besaw, 194 County Route 45, Massena, 13662. DR#12-00689526.

Oregon The City of Coos Bay is planning to build a wastewater treatment plant. SHN Consulting Engineers and CH2M Hill have been selected to design it. Valued at up to $24 million, the construction project is expected to begin in 2015. City of Coos Bay, Public Works & Development Dept., Attn: Jennifer Wirsing, Coordinator, 500 Central Ave., Coos Bay, 97420. DR#12-00605733.


Maryland Montgomery County has awarded a $28.5-million contract to Costello Construction of Maryland Inc. to build the Silver Spring Library and Arts Center in Silver Spring. The job entails constructing a five-story, 90,000-sq-ft building at the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. Costello Construction of Maryland Inc., 10211 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 21044. DR#09-00642678.

Montana The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $9.5-million firm-fixed-price contract to Record Steel and Construction Inc. to construct munitions storage modules at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The project entails building three earth-covered, standard-munitions storage modules, a munitions maintenance and handling facility, and a munitions holding pad. The modules will include pier and grade-beam foundations designed for expansive clay soils, with reinforced concrete floors and precast-concrete walls and roofs. The job also includes the demolition of 3,105 square meters of existing munitions facilities. Construction is expected to be completed by October 2014. Record Steel and Construction Inc., 1854 E. Lanark St., Meridian, Idaho 83642. DR#12-00426309.

New Jersey-Pennsylvania The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $18.5-million firm-fixed-price contract to Dutra Dredging Co. to deepen a portion of the Delaware River's main channel. The project entails dredging the Reedy Island, Baker and Liston ranges of the main channel, from station 249+000 to station 324+000, to a depth of 45 ft. The project is expected to be completed by May 2013. Dutra Dredging Co., 2350 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, Calif. 94901. DR#12-00560180.

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Texas 1/9 The Port of Houston Authority is seeking bidders to rehabilitate Wharf 1 in La Porte. The project entails upgrading 1,300 ft of wharf to support larger ship-to-shore cranes, upgrading the electrical distribution system for the cranes, building a stevedore support building and installing high-mast light poles. The job is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Port of Houston Authority, 111 East Loop North, Houston, 77029. DR#11-00560251.

Georgia 1/22 The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, as the owner's agent, is seeking bidders to construct the single-story, 38,000-sq-ft Georgia Poultry Lab Network building, located at the Gateway Industrial Centre in Gainesville. The Georgia Dept. of Agriculture will operate the laboratory. The project has been valued at between $11.3 million and $13.6 million. Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, 270 Washington St., S.W., Atlanta, 30334. DR#09-00496790.

Kansas 2/8 McCarthy/Mortenson NBAF Joint Venture, the construction manager, is seeking subcontractor bids to build the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan. The job entails the construction of six two-story buildings, totaling 630,000 sq ft. Containing biosafety level-4 labs needed to study animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans, the facility will replace the 50-year-old Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Long Island, N.Y., which has only biosafety level-3 labs. NBAF's construction has been delayed due to safety and budget concerns. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, which is a branch of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, is the project owner. The project is valued at $500 million. McCarthy/Mortenson NBAF Joint Venture, 1341 N. Rock Hill Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63124. DR#07-00704244.