Southwest Pulse: Construction bids for March 2018
The city of Flagstaff is in predesign on a two-story, 65,000-sq-ft building for the U.S. Geological Survey. Valued at $19 million, the project will include design and construction of the structure, site demolition, utility improvements, parking lots, a warehouse, an office building and renovation work. City of Flagstaff, James Duval, Project Manager, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, 86001-5359. DR#18-00543552.
Solar Reserve and US Renewables Group are in the predesign phase of a $5-billion solar thermal power plant in Nye County. The facility is expected to produce between 1,500 MW and 2,000 MW of energy, comparable to Hoover Dam. Energy generation will be from heating molten salt and then using it to heat water for use in traditional steam turbines. The 25-sq-mile site will include 10 towers that will hold the salt and be surrounded by a 1-mile circle of mirrors. The superheated salt circulates through a closed loop system. The stored heat is used to create steam that drives power turbines even during periods of little to no sunlight. SolarReserve, 7881 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, 89117. DR#16-00696751.
The city of Albuquerque is in the conceptual phase on an estimated $30-million Asian-themed addition to the ABQ BioPark. The project includes a multilevel exhibit near the Asia Train Station and zoo operations maintenance site that will include multi-animal exhibits and animal holding. Also under consideration is a refurbishment or rebuild to multiple structures in the 18-year-old Australia exhibit. City of Albuquerque, Mark Motsko, 1 Civic Plaza NW, 7th Fl., Rm. 7057, Albuquerque, 87102. DR#18-00543552.
Clark County School District is reviewing contractor bids for an approximately $54-million project to recreate JD Smith Middle School and Hartke Park in Las Vegas. Project details include phased demolition and removal of the existing facilities, site improvements and the phased construction of a 170,000-sq-ft middle school and 8.9-acre park facility with a single structure. Clark County School District, Construction and Development, Sharon Cooper, 4170 McLeod Drive, Building B, Las Vegas, 89121. DR#15-00434515.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing bids for a $100-million to $250-million, three-story office building for the National Nuclear Security Administration in Albuquerque. The 330,000-sq-ft facility will provide administrative office space to accommodate approximately 1,200 employees. Scope includes offices, data centers, fitness center, secure areas, vault-type rooms, sound transmission prevention and blast prevention. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michelle Kessinger, 4101 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque, 87109-3435. DR#17-00575523.
Lincoln County is reviewing bids for a replacement medical center. The current facility will be demolished and replaced with a two-story, 70,000-sq-ft structure. The two-phase plan includes demolition of the existing emergency medical services station, site preparation for the replacement hospital building and construction of the replacement hospital in the first phase. Phase two will include demolition of the existing medical center. Work is anticipated to begin in April with occupancy in May 2019. Demolition of the medical center is anticipated to be complete by September 2019. Lincoln County, Nita Taylor, County Manager, P.O. Box 711, Carrizozo, 88301-0711. DR#15-00606346.
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