Indiana The U.S. General Services Administration is planning to renovate between 160,000 sq ft and 200,00 sq ft on the first and second floors of the Fort Benjamin Harrison Bean Center, a 1.6-million-sq-ft federal office building in Lawrence. GSA is in the process of selecting an architect and expects to make its selection on May 10, 2020. The proposed construction spaces will be vacant; however, the building will be occupied by other tenants during the work performance period(s). Hazardous material abatement/remediation will be required as part of these renovations. The project is valued at $45 million. U.S. General Services Administration, Attn: Matthew Nelson, 230 South Dearborn, Chicago, 60604. DR#20-00490597.
Maine Chinburg Builders is planning to redevelop the Continental Mill building in Lewiston into a mixed-use project, with affordable apartments, light industrial space and office space. The mill building covers 560,000 sq ft, and the property includes another 7 acres. It has 650 ft of frontage on the Androscoggin River and 40,000 sq ft of parking. Erected in 1860 as a cotton mill, the building most recently housed Falcon Performance Footwear and Bourgeois Guitars factories. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Chinburg Builders, 8 Newmarket St., Durham, N.H. 03824. DR#19-00674253.
Louisiana Moonbeam Capital Investments is planning to build a warehouse in Baton Rouge, which Amazon will lease. The project entails demolishing the 1-million-sq-ft Cortana Mall and replacing it with a distribution center of more than 1 million sq ft. The project is valued at $150 million. Moonbeam Capital Investments, 9103 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, 89145. DR#19-00799936.
North Carolina The City of Wilmington is planning a rail realignment project that will replace and improve the existing freight rail route between Navassa (Davis) Yard and the Port of Wilmington. The existing CSX freight lines travel through Navassa and over the Cape Fear River to the north of Wilmington, then take a looping 8-mile detour through Wilmington, crossing 32 grade-level intersections before arriving at the Port. The trip takes about four hours. The new, shorter alignment would travel on the western shore of the Cape Fear River and include a new bridge. The project is valued at between $650 million and $1 billion. City of Wilmington, Attn: Aubrey Parsley, Rail Director, 305 Chestnut St., Wilmington, 28401. DR#20-00461045.
West Virginia Domestic Synthetic Fuels is planning to construct a coal liquefaction facility in Point Pleasant, on a 200-acre site in the Mason County Industrial Park. The direct coal-to-liquids process to be used will mix coal with a catalyst and hydrogen derived from natural gas and subject the mixture to heat and pressure to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, gasoline and other liquids. According to DSF, the direct method used does not actually burn the coal, but rather subjects it to heat and pressure to produce the final products. The facility will use about 23 million cu ft of natural gas and 2,500 tons of coal per day to produce 451,500 gallons of fuel. The estimated construction cost is $1.2 billion. Domestic Synthetic Fuels, P.O. Box 292, Point Pleasant, 25550. DR#17-00615520.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Alaska The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a joint venture of Neeser Construction Inc. and Paug-Vick Development a $1.26 million contract to convert the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage into an alternate care facility for COVID-19 patients. The Alaska Airlines Center is a 5,000-seat, 196,000-sq-ft multipurpose arena owned by the University of Alaska, located adjacent to Providence Alaska Medical Center. The Corps received a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on April 6 and subsequent authorization from state partners to erect space for 51 additional hospital beds and associated nursing stations in the arena. If the demand for hospital beds exceeds this construction project, then the FEMA mission assignment is in place to expand up to 160 beds with authorization from the state and area hospitals. Construction will begin April 13. Neeser Construction Inc., 2501 Blueberry Rd., Anchorage, 99503.
Bid, Proposal Dates
New Mexico 4/28 Bradbury Stamm Construction Co., the construction manager, is requesting qualifications from mechanical/plumbing subcontractors to work on the Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation building at the University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center. The two-story, 49,000-sq-ft building will be located at 3001 Broadmoor Blvd. NE in Rio Rancho. Designed by The Hartman + Majewski Design Group, the project is valued at $21 million. Bradbury Stamm Construction Co., 7110 Second St. NW, Albuquerque, 87107. DR#19-00711319.
California 5/8 The MWH Americas and Webcor Builders joint venture is seeking subcontractor bidders to carry out the Biosolids Digester Facilities Project at San Francisco’s Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant. The project entails modernizing the existing 68-year-old treatment system using the Cambi thermal hydrolysis process. The system will produce higher-quality biosolids, capture and treat odors, and maximize biogas use and energy recovery. The project is valued at $989 million. Webcor Builders, 207 King St., San Francisco, 94107. DR#17-00754045.
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