Hawaii Hawaiian Electric Co. is planning to construct a 20-MW solar energy plant at Joint Base Pearl Harbor. The project is a partnership between the company and the Navy, which will receive electrical infrastructure upgrades to Navy-owned facilities in exchange for the use of the land on which the solar panels will be installed. The project’s estimated cost is $67 million. Hawaiian Electric Co., P.O. Box 2750, Honolulu, 96840. DR#16-00714055.
Indiana The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township is planning an addition/renovation to North Central High School in Indianapolis. The project will include building a performing arts addition, reducing the size of departmental offices and converting extra space into instructional space. It will also include the expansion and relocation of art and special education spaces, renovating the cafeteria and kitchen serving lines, updating the information center, creating a second floor informal learning commons, updating and reconfiguring a bank of science labs and replacing four old boilers. The project is valued at $32.2 million. Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Attn: Marvin Murdock, Owner’s Representative, 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, 46240. DR#16-00559999.
Iowa Hubbell Realty is planning to build the Linc Apartments at Grays Station at 210 & 310 SW 11th St. in Des Moines. The project will comprise two buildings totaling 68,944 sq ft and containing 215 units. The project is being designed by Slingshot Architects and is valued at $41 million. Hubbell Realty, 6900 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, 50266. DR#17-00857717.
Kentucky The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs is planning to build the new Robley Rex VA Medical Center campus on a 35-acre site at 4906 Brownsboro Rd. in Louisville. It will replace the existing center, which opened in the 1950s and serves 150,000 veterans from a 35-county region across Kentucky and southern Indiana. The new facility will include a nine-story, 1.2-million-sq-ft building containing a 104-bed hospital, parking for 2,600 cars, a new central utility plant and a laundry facility. It has been designed by the URS/Smith Group joint venture. The project is valued at $925 million. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 800 Zorn Ave., Louisville, 40206. DR#10-00517602.
Mississippi General Atomics is planning to construct a single-story, 128,000-sq-ft building as an expansion to its complex in Shannon. The new building will be used for the fabrication of laser systems. The project is valued at $20 million. General Atomics, Attn: Peter Rinaldi, Plant Manager, 112 Bryan Blvd., Shannon, 38868. DR#18-00594403.
Montana Hammes Co. is considering developing One Big Sky Center, a mixed-use project on the 2900 and 3000 block of First Avenue in downtown Billings, as a public-private partnership. The plan includes a 25-story building, office space, a hotel and conference center, 160 apartments, a 650-space parking garage, a pedestrian mall and 50,000 sq ft of retail space. The design firm is CTA Architects/Engineers. Hammes Co., 22 E. Mifflin St., Madison, Wis. 53703. DR#16-00619586.
North Carolina Alexander Co. is planning to convert the Printworks Mill on an 18.2-acre site in Greensboro into a mixed-use complex. The 11-building, 470,000-sq-ft complex opened in 1913 as Cone Mills, the first textile printer in the South. The complex will be turned into 217 apartments, 9,000 sq ft of retail space, 80,000 sq ft of self storage units, indoor and outdoor parking, and play areas for children and pets. The project is being designed by Plageman Architecture. Construction is expected to begin by September 2018 and be complete by 2020. The project is valued at $54 million. Alexander Co., 345 W. Washington Ave., Madison, Wis., 53713. DR#17-00782779.
Oklahoma The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to upgrade the Starship Barracks Building at Fort Sill in Lawton. It will be a design-build, two-phase procurement. Work will include repairs to the water, sewer, gas distribution, HVAC, lighting and electrical systems as well as interior finishes and furnishings. The project also includes the demolition and conversion of existing internal dining facilities into classrooms. The project is valued at between $25 million and $100 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1645 S. 101st East Ave., Tulsa, 74137. DR#18-00575079.
Oregon Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is planning a channel modification project. The project will entail deepening and widening the federal navigation channel from 37 ft deep and 300 ft wide to 45 ft deep and 450 ft wide from the channel entrance to river mile 8.2. Bidding is expected to occur in late 2019 and construction completed by 2022. Coos Bay is the largest deep-draft coastal harbor between San Francisco Bay and Puget Sound. The project is valued at between $350 million and $400 million. Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, 125 Central Ave., Coos Bay, 97420. DR#17-00649714.
Rhode Island The Fane Organization is planning to develop Hope Point Tower, a 46-story building, on Parcel 42, a site at the intersection of Peck and Dyer streets in downtown Providence where Interstate 195 used to be. The project’s architect is Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects. The project is valued at $250 million. The Fane Organization, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, 10020. DR#16-00705291.
South Dakota Invenergy LLC is planning to construct the Deuel Harvest Wind Farm on 60,000 acres of private land in Deuel County. It will include 130 turbines and generate up to 300 MW of electricity. Invenergy is currently identifying potential turbine locations, working to arrange leases with landowners and planning to apply for permits from the state public utilities commission. The project is valued at $50 million. Invenergy LLC, 1 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, 60606. DR#18-00562991.
Wyoming John E. Rice & Sons is planning to create a commercial development at Wrench Ranch, a 137-acre property at the northern edge of Sheridan. It will include a mix of businesses, housing, restaurants and offices, and be pedestrian-oriented. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. John E. Rice & Sons, 247 Decker Rd., Sheridan, 82801. DR#16-00673384.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Georgia DPR Construction has started building a new corporate campus for Serta Simmons at a five-acre site in Doraville, a portion of a 165-acre property that was formerly occupied by a GM plant. The campus will include a five-story, 210,000-sq-ft building to host 500 employees, research and development work, a showroom and a 500-space parking deck. The facility has been designed by Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio LLC. The project is valued at $42.7 million. DPR Construction, 3301 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta, 30339. DR#16-00658816.
Nebraska St. Wenceslaus Church is currently evaluating submitted bids from general contractors seeking to build a new church building at 156th and Pacific streets in Omaha. The two-story, 60,000-sq-ft building will seat 1,400 people and include a geothermal heating system and 500 parking spaces. It has been designed by BCDM Architects. The project is valued at $25 million. Construction is expected to be completed by April 2020. St. Wenceslaus Church, 15353 Pacific St., Omaha, 68154. DR#15-00629789.
West Virginia Orders Construction Co. has started carrying out a runway extension project at Yeager Airport in Charleston. The project entails lengthening runway RW5 by 1,200 ft by extending it into Coonskin Park. In addition, the project will involve creating safety zones at each end by both installing an engineered materials arrestor system and by restoring the runway safety area (an unpaved, graded surface to handle a possible overshoot). The construction will include an 85-ft-tall retaining wall, with the bottom portion consisting of earthfill with soldier piles, concrete lagging and tieback anchors. The upper portion will consist of a geofoam block fill system with structural facing and a protective capping system. The project is valued at $290 million. Orders Construction Co., 501 Sixth Ave., Saint Albans, 25177. DR#18-00506171.
Wisconsin Northeast Asphalt has begun carrying out a road resurfacing project in Green Bay. The project consists of milling and resurfacing State Highway 41 from Lineville Road to Norfield Road. Construction is expected to be completed by November 2018. The project was designed by KL Engineering Inc. and is valued at $17.9 million. Northeast Asphalt, W6380 Design Drive, Greenville, 54942. DR#17-00688685.
Bid, Proposal Dates
New Mexico 4/17 The National Park Service is seeking bidders to rehabilitate the Old Santa Fe Trail Building in Santa Fe. The project will involve rehabilitating the exterior envelope and surrounding historic features of the building. The work will include demolishing and replacing stucco on all exterior walls and parapets; demolishing and replacing membrane roofing, including nail plate and flashing; repairing or replacing all degraded adobe bricks beneath the stucco; and repairing or replacing all damaged/degraded structural components, such as vigas, lintels, sills, latillas, beams, rough cut framing and historic gates. The project is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. National Park Service Intermountain Region, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colo. 80228. DR#18-00542791.
New York 4/26 The New York City Transit Authority is seeking bidders to carry out repairs to the 207th Street Yard in Manhattan in order to mitigate flood damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The work will involve constructing perimeter protection to prevent flooding due to storm surges from a Category 2 hurricane, plus 1 ft for wave run-up, 1 ft for freeboard and 1 ft for sea level rise. It will also include flood gates or other sealing features at the tunnel portals; replacement of 38,000 ft of 500 MCM cables; 23,000 ft of 2000 MCM cables; and installation of 52 1,200-amp hand switches. The project is valued at $10 million. New York City Transit Authority, 2 Broadway, New York City, 10004. DR#14-00520066.
California 5/9 The city of San Jose is seeking statements of qualifications from design-build teams for a digested sludge dewatering facility project at the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. The project will include construction of new transfer pumps to convey sludge from the existing anaerobic digesters to sludge storage tanks, new sludge storage tanks, a new export pump station and dual pipelines to convey sludge from storage tanks to the new dewatering building, a centrate pump station to return centrate to the RWF’s headworks, and sludge cake storage and conveyance facilities. The owner has decided to incorporate high-solids decanter centrifuges in the facility. Construction is expected to begin by January 2020 and be completed by January 2022. The project is valued at $65.1 million. City of San Jose, Attn: David French, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 95113. DR#18-00594565.
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