Pulse: Project News for the Week of May 18, 2020
Colorado The University of Colorado is planning to construct a 23,500-sq-ft subterranean addition of new physics lab spaces beneath the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics building on its Boulder campus. The project also includes the renovation of 20,000 sq ft of existing office space within the JILA A-wing tower and upgrades to the auditorium and selected office spaces within the B- and S-wings. A CM-at-risk RFQ/RFP package is expected to be issued prior to March 1, 2021. The project is valued at $100 million. University of Colorado, 1540 30th St., Boulder, 80303. DR#18-00896965.
Connecticut The National Coast Guard Museum Association is planning to build the National Coast Guard Museum on a 2.7-acre site at the intersection of State Street and Water Street in New London. The five-story, 80,000-sq-ft building will contain exhibit space, a gift shop, a restaurant, an IMAX theater, classrooms, an auditorium and offices. In addition, the project includes a pedestrian bridge from the Water Street garage to the museum. Payette Associates Inc. has been selected as the architect, and A/Z Corp. has been chosen as the construction manager. The project is valued at $100 million. National Coast Guard Museum Association, 239 Bank St. Rear, New London, 06320. DR#02-00784641.
Iowa Dallas Johnson Greenhouses is planning to erect two greenhouses, one 349,272 sq ft and another 299,376 sq ft, plus a 47,520-sq-ft warehouse, in Council Bluffs. The structures are being designed by HGM Associates Inc., and the project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Dallas Johnson Greenhouses, 3100 Highway 375, Council Bluffs, 51503. DR#20-00487942.
Michigan Macomb County is planning to construct a new jail in Mount Clemens. The 10-story, 482,189-sq-ft building will have a capacity of 1,034 beds, with 162 beds designated to medical and mental health. The project also includes a separate and adjacent three-story, 50,000-sq-ft sheriff’s office building. Partners in Architecture PLC is the designer. The project is valued at $375 million. Macomb County Board of Commissioners, 1 South Main St., Mount Clemens, 48043. DR#19-00714002.
Montana Consumer Direct Care Network is planning to erect a three-story building in Missoula. Consumer Direct Care Network provides nursing, home aide and transport services for elderly, disabled and convalescent clients. The project is valued at $10 million. Consumer Direct Care Network, 100 Consumer Direct Way, Missoula, 59808. DR#20-00598572.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Kentucky C.J. Mahan Construction Co. LLC has awarded Nicholson Construction a foundation support contract for the rehabilitation of the U.S. Route 68 Lawrence Creek Bridge in Mason County. The bridge, erected in 1996, spans 765 ft, and its deck is 155 ft above the creek. The bridge’s embankments have settled more than anticipated and have caused some damage and stress to the structure. Nicholson will be installing micropiles and soil nail support of excavation walls as part of the rehabilitation of the pier footings to prevent further damage. Construction is expected to be completed by May 2021. The project is valued at $12.2 million. C.J. Mahan Construction Co. LLC, 250 N. Hartford Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43222. DR#19-00741719.
South Carolina The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8.7-million firm-fixed-price contract to Boyer Commercial Construction Inc. to carry out Phase II of the Fort Jackson National Cemetery expansion. This project will provide for an additional 5,632 pre-placed crypts, 2,376 in-ground recepticles for cremains and 729 traditional burial sites, as well as supporting infrastructure, including primary and service roads, utilities, grading, drainage improvements, landscaping and irrigation. Construction is expected to be completed by May 2021. Boyer Commercial Construction Inc., 4500 Fort Jackson Blvd., Columbia, 29209. DR#18-00833766.
Bid, Proposal Dates
New York 6/19 The New York City Dept. of Design and Construction is seeking statements of qualifications from firms seeking to carry out the New York City borough-based jails Queens site dismantle and swing space project. The project entails dismantling the existing building in Kew Gardens and building a swing space to facilitate the Dept. of Correction’s transfers for court appearances during construction at the Brooklyn site. The project is valued at $90 million. Contact the construction manager: AECOM/Hill International, Attn: Nicholas Mendoza, 777 Third Ave., New York City, 10016. DR#20-00565950.
Utah 8/27 The Utah Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bidders to carry out the West Davis Highway improvement project. The project entails constructing a four-lane, 19-mile highway along the western side of Davis County. It will connect to Interstate 15 and Legacy Parkway at approximately Glovers Lane in Farmington, extending west and north, terminating at 4500 West and the future extension of State Route 193 in West Point. The project will include seven interchanges. The project is valued at $795 million. Utah Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Rex Harris, 4501 S. Constitution Blvd., Taylorsville, 84129. DR#19-00667562.
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