Pulse: Project News for the Week of September 16, 2019
Delaware Appoquinimink School District is planning to build the Whitehall Campus High School in Whitehall. The 250,000-sq-ft school will accommodate 1,600 students. The project is valued at $48 million. Appoquinimink School District, 118 South Sixth St., Odessa, 19730. DR#17-00560345.
Georgia Buckhead Community Improvement District is planning to construct Buckhead Park on a deck over Georgia State Route 400 in Atlanta. The nine-acre greenspace will stretch a half mile from the Peachtree Road overpass to Lenox Road. The concept’s designers are Rogers Partners, and the landscape design is being done by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. The project is valued at $250 million. Buckhead Community Improvement District, Attn: Jim Durrett, Executive Director, 3340 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, 30326. DR#16-00641156.
North Dakota Valley City State University is planning to build a 53,000-sq-ft Communications and Fine Arts Building on the campus in Valley City. It is being designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, and JE Dunn Construction Co. has been selected as the general contractor. Construction is expected to start in March 2020. The project is valued at $32 million. Valley City State University, Attn: Wesley Wintch, 101 College St. SW, Valley City, 58072. DR#14-00431756.
Oklahoma WPX Energy is planning to build an 11-story, 260,000-sq-ft headquarters in Tulsa. It is being designed by BB+M, and the construction manager is Flintco. The project is valued at $100 million. Construction is expected to start in 2020 and be completed by 2022. WPX Energy, One Williams Center, Tulsa, 74103. DR#19-00735661.
Utah The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to construct a temple in Saratoga Springs. The three-story, 87,000-sq-ft building will be located at the intersection of Redwood Road and Meadow Side Drive. It is being designed by CRSA Architects. The project is valued between $150 million and $200 million. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 50 E. North Temple, Salt Lake City, 84150. DR#17-00655420.
Wisconsin Ascendant Holdings LLC is planning to convert and expand the existing three-story Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center building in Milwaukee into the 14-story, 75,000-sq-ft, 220-room Provenance Hotel, with convention and restaurant space. The existing building was constructed as a church in 1889 before becoming a Masonic facility in 1912. The hotel is being designed by Kraig Kalashian Architecture & Design and Metro Studio. The project is valued at $60 million. Ascendant Holdings LLC, 2001 W. Beltline Highway, Madison, 53713. DR#16-00684934.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
North Carolina The Tennessee Valley Authority has awarded a $2-million contract to Nicholson Construction Co. for anchor work on the Fontana Dam. The work entails de-tensioning 582 previously installed, post-tensioned bar anchors. The decommissioned anchor holes will then be flushed and grouted. This work is one component of an ongoing repair project, following internal erosion that was discovered at the dam in 2014. The 480-ft-tall dam, on the Little Tennessee River, is the tallest dam east of the Rockies. Nicholson Construction Co., 2400 Ansys Drive, Canonsburg, Pa. 15317. DR#19-00731621.
Tennessee The Town of Smyrna has awarded a $27.5-million contract to Judy Construction Co. to upgrade and expand its wastewater treatment plant. The expansion will increase the capacity from 5.85 mgd to 9.0 mgd. The expansion will consist of upgrading the existing headworks with new screens, upgrading the existing raw water pump station with new larger pumps, constructing a new anaerobic basin with a flow splitter box, retrofitting the six existing oxidation basins, constructing a new oxidation basin, constructing a new clarifier splitter box, constructing two new clarifiers, constructing a new tertiary filter structure, upgrading the existing ultraviolet light disinfection facility, removing an in-line filter and installing a third reuse water pump in the reuse water pumping station, installing a rotary drum sludge thickener and digester decanter at the digester building, removing the existing belt presses and installing two new centrifuges at the dewatering building. Judy Construction Co., 103 S. Church St., Cynthiana, Ky. 41031. DR#15-00477811.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Florida 9/26 Ajax Building Corp., the construction manager-at-risk, is seeking subcontractor bidders for the Florida State University Student Union replacement project. The two-story, 110,000-sq-ft building will include spaces for student activities, student government, multipurpose ballrooms, retail/dining spaces and exterior plazas. The project is valued at $45 million. Ajax Building Corp., Attn: Michael Jenkins, Project Manager, 1080 Commerce Blvd., Midway, 32343. DR#13-00452174.
Illinois 9/26 Crusader Community Health is seeking bidders to construct a two-story, 50,000-sq-ft health clinic in Rockford. It is being designed by Hagney Architects, and the project is valued at $15 million. Crusader Community Health, 1200 W. State St., Rockford, 61102. DR#19-00808081.
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