Pulse   11/12/2012

Colorado Vail Valley Medical Center is planning to build a new medical office facility with an underground parking garage. The project entails the construction of a four-story, 75,000-sq-ft building, designed by Michael Graves & Associates. The general contractor is GE Johnson Construction Co. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2013. The project has been valued at $65 million. GE Johnson Construction Co. Inc., 25 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903. DR#11-00556632.

Massachusetts The New England Conservatory of Music plans to construct two new buildings on its Boston campus. The job entails the construction of two 10-story buildings, a student life/performance center and an academic center, totaling 140,000 sq ft, at the intersection of Saint Botolph and Gainboro streets in the East Fenway neighborhood. The buildings are being designed by Ann Beha Architects, with Gensler Boston as associate architect. The project recently was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and construction is expected to begin in 2013. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. New England Conservatory of Music, Attn: Don Jones, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, 02115. DR#10-00507037.

Minnesota The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation is planning to build the St. Croix Crossing Bridge, spanning the St. Croix River between Stillwater and Oak Park Heights, Minn. and St. Joseph Wisconsin. The project entails building a 5,100-ft long, four-lane, cable-stayed bridge. Construction of the drilled-shaft river piers is expected to start in late spring, 2013. The project includes the conversion of the Stillwater Lift Bridge to a bicycle and pedestrian crossing, constructing three miles of four-lane highway on Highway 35 Wisconsin and reconstructing about three miles of Highway 36 and Highway 95 in Minnesota. Bidding is possible in late winter. The entire project is valued at between $571 million and $676 million. Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, 55155. DR#11-00579117.

North Carolina Sheetz, Inc., a gas station/convenience store chain, is planning to build a food production and distribution center in Burlington. The project entails constructing a 245,000-sq-ft building. Construction is expected to begin in June, 2013 and be completed by December, 2014. The project is valued at $32.8 million. Sheetz, Inc., Attn: Rick Cyman, Development Manager, 5700 Sixth Ave., Altoona, Penn., 16602. DR#12-00606512.

Texas Phillips 66, recently spun off from ConocoPhillips, is acquiring 14 acres—off Beltway 8 West, between Westheimer Road and Briar Forest Drive in Houston's Westchase neighborhood—for development of a new global headquarters campus. It will include office space, conference and training facilities, and dining facilities. Construction is expected to take two to three years once ground is broken. Phillips 66, Attn: Dean Acosta, Media Relations, P.O. Box 4428, Houston, 77210. DR#12-00637492.


California USS Cal Builders has started construction of Encinitas Community Park. The project comprises a 44-acre park, including a 13,000-sq-ft skate park, a soccer field, a softball field, two baseball fields, a two-acre dog park, five parking lots containing a total of 418 spaces, two restrooms and several paved paths. The project is expected to be completed by late 2013. The project has been valued at $13.8 million. USS Cal Builders Inc., 8051 Main St., Stanton, 90680. DR#06-00732464.

Ohio Kokosing Construction Co. has started work on upgrading the City of Springfield's wastewater treatment plant. The project entails the construction of a new, 100-million-gallon-per-day high-rate treatment facility, including an excess-flow interceptor structure, final settling basin-flow splitter and primary digester as well as modifications or upgrades to the aerated grit building, digester control building and processed-sludge storage building. The EPA-mandated upgrade is due to the raw sewage overflow into the Mad River during heavy rains. The project is expected to be completed in 2014. The project has been valued at $50.1 million. Kokosing Construction Co., 6235 Westerville Rd., Westerville, 43081. DR#09-00541855.

Pennsylvania The Walsh Construction Co. has started construction of the new headquarters building of the Defense Logistics Agency in New Cumberland. The project entails the construction of a four-story, 265,000-sq-ft building that will consolidate 900 employees from six buildings into one complex. The building will contain offices, conference rooms, a cafeteria, an auditorium, a videoconferencing center and computer center with raised flooring. The project goal is LEED Silver certification and will include energy-efficient lighting and equipment, use of natural light, rainwater harvesting, extensive use of recycled materials, a green roof, photovoltaic panels on the roof and increased insulation. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2015. The project has been valued at $78.8 million. Walsh Construction Co., 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, 48202. DR#11-00447306.

Virginia The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded an $80.5-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract to CDM Smith/Coakley Williams, a joint venture, for the design and construction of the 48,556-sq-ft Marine Corps University Research Center addition, the 129,383-sq-ft Marine Corps University Academic Instruction Facility and an 86,402-sq-ft multistory parking deck at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The project is expected to be completed by October 2014. The CDM Group Inc., 7500 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, Md. 20814. DR#11-00545088.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Kansas 11/20 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is seeking bidders to build a new superstore in Shawnee Mission. The project entails the construction of a 180,000-sq-ft building, featuring roof-mounted solar panels and wind power. Construction is expected to be completed by August 2013. The project is valued at between $9 million and $11 million. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Attn: Construction Dept. No. 8702, 2001 S.E. 10th St., Bentonville, Ark. 72716. DR#12-00638536.

South Carolina 11/29 The University of South Carolina is seeking bidders to carry out the upfit of the Discovery 1 biomedical research shell building on the Columbia campus. The project entails upfits of 58,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space in the partially occupied building, including partitions, finishes, laboratory equipment and mechanical equipment. The project is valued at between $9 million and $11 million. University of South Carolina, 743 Greene St., Columbia, 29201. DR#12-00660053.

Kentucky The Shelby County Board of Education is seeking bidders to build the Shelbyville (Southside) Elementary School. Valued at $17 million, the project involves the construction of a two-story, 70,000-sq-ft building. Shelby County Board of Education, 1155 Main St., Shelbyville, 40065. DR#06-00659723.

Nevada 12/15 The Bureau of Land Management is seeking bidders to renovate the 40-acre Walking Box Ranch near Searchlight. The project entails historic preservation of a 5,000-sq-ft ranch house, rehabilitation of a 1,500-sq-ft bunkhouse, preservation of a 2,100-sq-ft barn and the stabilization of a 120-sq-ft ice house as well as construction of a 4,300-sq-ft research-classroom-lab facility, a 7,700-sq-ft bunkhouse with kitchen, a 120-sq-ft blacksmith shop, a 300-sq-ft campground pavilion, and a 1,200-sq-ft caretaker residence and garage. Construction is expected to begin in February 2013. The job is valued at up to $10 million. Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Jacqueline Carter, Contracting Officer, Denver Federal Center Building 50, Denver, 80225. DR#12-00640460.