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Pulse   09/02/2009
Contracts/Bids/Proposals

CALIFORNIA Harper Construction Co. Inc. has been awarded a $56.1- million firm-fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for design and construction of a physical- conditioning recruit barracks, a recruit training barracks and a sports-medicine and reconditioning-therapy clinic at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. The two barracks will house a total of 1,729 Marines and will include company offices and laundry facilities. The project is expected to be completed by May 2011. Harper Construction Co. Inc., 2241 Kettner Blvd., No. 300, San Diego, 92101.

FLORIDA Turner Construction Co. has been awarded a design-build contract by the city of Jacksonville for the Duval County Courthouse. The seven-story 800,000-sq-ft facility will serve as a combined civil and criminal courthouse. The building will include courtrooms, judges chambers and offices. The project is valued at $224 million and is scheduled for completion in May 2012. Turner Construction Co., 375 Hudson St., New York, N.Y. 10014

GEORGIA CH2M Hill Facilities and Infrastructure Inc. was awarded a $16.7-million firm-fixed-price contract by the Savannah district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for repairs to trainee barracks at Fort Benning. The project entails repairs to Building 2754, which is 80,790 sq ft. The repairs include new roof, windows, fire protection, interior walls, doors, floor finish, ceilings, plumbing, HVAC, electrical upgrade, hazardous- material abatement and landscaping. The estimated completion date is March 2011. CH2M Hill Facilities and Infrastructure Inc., 1500 International D., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.

HAWAII M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates has been awarded a $22.5-million contract by the U.S. General Services Administration to design a two-phase renovation of the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Campus in Honolulu. Phase one includes an electrical substation and rehabilitation of the 136,000-sq-ft courthouse. Phase two includes renovating the nine-story, 600,000-sq-ft federal building. Overall design of the PJKK campus and phase-one construction is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, 2 Harrison St., Suite 400, San Francisco, Calif. 24105.

LOUISIANA Boh Bros Construction Co. LLC was awarded a $7.9-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build two breakwaters to protect Duncan Canal Pumping Station, located in Kenner. The concrete and steel breakwaters each will be 200 ft long, 110 ft wide and 14 ft high. They will be located 150 ft to 200 ft offshore and will be connected to shore by a bridge. Work is expected to be completed by May 2010. Boh Bros Construction Co. LLC, P.O. Drawer 53266, New Orleans 70153.

MARYLAND The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. has been awarded a $181-million firm-fixed-price contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for the design and construction of support facilities for the Warrior Transition Unit at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. The work includes construction of a new bachelor enlisted quarters, and dining and admininstration facility, physical-fitness center, parking garage and restoration of the complex’s Building 17 facade.Work is expected to be completed by August 2011. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., 300 E. Joppa Rd., Baltimore 21286.

NEW JERSEY Archer-Western Contractors has been awarded a $20.2-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for a combined Navy aircraft intermediate maintenance department and Navy aviation supply department facility at Fort Dix. In addition to the buildings, the contract will provide a concrete supply-equipment lay-down yard, a canopy- covered concrete storage area and roadways. The project is expected to be completed by February 2011. Archer-Western Contractors, 3715 Northside Parkway N.W., Building 100, Suite 550, Atlanta, Ga. 30327.

NEW MEXICO Kinley Construction, Inc. was awarded a $10.3-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a new offload facility at Kirtland Air Force Base. The project includes installing new equipment for four offload positions, with new fuel pumps for the fillstands and new piping between the fuel offloads and the pump-house. Two existing 25-million-barrel fuel tanks will be demolished and two new 40- million-barrel tanks will be built; Also, new piping installed to the pump house. The project is expected to be completed by August 2010. Kinley Construction Inc., 7301 Commercial Blvd. East, Arlington, Texas 76001.

NEW YORK The New York City Transit Authority has awarded two projects to WDF Inc., that entail renovation of eight train stations on the IND line, located in Rockaway and Far Rockaway in Queens. The project includes complete demolition and restoration of the platforms, new windscreens and canopies, and refurbishment of the token booths. The project is valued at over $100 million, and is scheduled for completion by April 2012. WDF Inc., 30 N. MacQuesten Parkway, Mount Vernon 10550.

OKLAHOMA Walton Construction Co. LLC was awarded a $30.4-million firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Defense Logistics Agency general purpose warehouse at Tinker Air Force Base. The 165,000-sq-ft warehouse will be located in Midwest City. Work is expected to be completed by April 2011. Walton Construction Co. LLC, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75204.

PUERTO RICO DTC Engineers & Constructors LLC was awarded a $19-million firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the design and construction of the Armed Forces Reserve Center located in Mayaguez. It is expected to be completed by June 2011. DTC Engineers & Constructors LLC, 2321 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Conn. 06518.

Bids/Contracts/Proposals

VIRGINIA Balfour Beatty Construction LLC has been awarded a $61.6-million firm-fixed-price design-build contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command for a joint regional correctional facility complex at Naval Support Activity, Northwest Annex, in Chesapeake. The new Level II, medium-security, 400-person detainment facility must meet American Corrections Association standards. The project is expected to be completed by May 2011. Balfour Beatty Construction LLC, 3924 Pender Drive, Fairfax, 22030.

Bid/Proposal Dates

COLORADO 9/15 U.S. General Services Administration, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling streets, Building 41, Denver, 80225. GSA is seeking commissioning services for the Byron G. Rogers U.S. Federal Building and adjacent courthouse in Denver. The project includes HVAC quality-assurance reviews, analysis of value-engineering proposals, and development of a testing and inspection plan for the 494,000-sq-ft building. The estimated contract value is between $1.5 million and $2.5 million. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. U.S. General Services Administration, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling streets, Building 41, Denver, 80225. DR# 09-00514608.

FLORIDA 9/15 (request for qualifications)—Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami 33129, science museum and parking garage. The Miami Science Museum will total 140,000 sq ft, including 28,000 sq ft of exhibition space, a 300-seat planetarium, a 12,000-sq-ft atrium, a 15,500-sq-ft historical museum of southern Florida, a learning center and a wildlife center. The project also includes a 1,000-space parking garage and is valued at $85 million. Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami 33129, DR# 95-00593472

PENNSYLVANIA 9/15 (request for proposals/design-build)—Dept. of General Services, Arsenal Building, 18th & Herr streets, third floor, Harrisburg, 17125, correctional facility. The project consists of two buildings, one for medium security and the other for higher security. Both sides of the site will have eight buildings, each with 96 double cells for a total potential population of 192 beds each. The project is valued at $300 million to $400 million. Dept. of General Services, Arsenal Building, 18th & Herr streets, third floor, Harrisburg, 17125. DR#09-00428407 .

CALIFORNIA 9/16 California Dept. of Transportation, Plans and Documents Section, 1120 N St., Room 200, Sacramento, 95814, tunnel and building. The project entails boring a two-lane, 41-ftdia, 3,389-ft-long tunnel, the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel, carrying State Route 24, the William Byron Rumford Freeway. Seven cross passages will connect the third and fourth bores to emergency exits. The project also includes demolition of the existing maintenance building and construction of a new twostory operations and maintenance building. The project is valued at $270 million. California Dept. of Transportation, Plans and Documents Section, 1120 N St., Room 200, Sacramento, 95814. DR# 08-00804546.

CALIFORNIA 9/16 (prequalific­ations)—San Diego County Water Authority, 4677 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123, dams and appurtenant structures. The project entails raising the existing 220-ft-high San Vicente Dam by 117 ft, placing 600,000 cu yd of roller-compacted concrete, constructing a 45-ft-high saddle dam, a new 200-ft-high outlet works tower and a 300-ft-long, 12-ft-dia tunnel. Other elements include installing grout curtains in the foundation, developing an on-site quarry and RCC mixing plant. The project is valued at $200 million to $225 million. San Diego County Water Authority, 4677 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123. DR# 08-00678812.

CALIFORNIA 9/28(request for qualifications)—County of Santa Barbara, jail. Seeking construction management services for a 100,000-sq-ft facility located on a 50-acre site in Santa Maria. The project will include medium- and high-security cells, isolation cells and medical and administrative office space. The project is valued at $80.2 million. County of Santa Barbara, General Services Dept., Capital Projects Division, 1105 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, 93101. DR# 08-00685550.

Bid/Proposal Dates

MASSACHUSETTS 9/29 Massachusetts Highway Dept., 10 Park Plaza, Room 6261, Boston, 02116, bridge. This project primarily consists of the replacement of the existing Bates Bridge with a new bridge, connecting the towns of Haverhill and Groveland. In addition to the 775-ft-long bridge, the project includes reconstruction of 500 ft of approach roadway in Haverhill and 300 ft in Groveland. The project is valued at $65 million. Massachusetts Highway Dept., 10 Park Plaza, Room 6261, Boston, 02116 DR# 95-00595491.

OHIO 9/29 Warren County Board of Commissioners, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, 45036, wastewater treatment plant expansion. This project will expand the capacity of the Lower Little Miami Wastewater Treatment plant from 7.28 million gallons per day to 12 mgd. It includes construction of a new pretreatment building, associated screening, grit removal, odor control facilities and modifications to aeration basins. It also includes an ultraviolet disinfection and post-aeration building. The project is valued at $29.7 million. Warren County Board of Commissioners, 406 Justice Dr., Lebanon, 45036. DR# 08-00719956.

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