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Pulse   09/24/2012

Arizona Pioneer Associates is planning to build the Winslow Wood Mill in Winslow. The project entails constructing a wood-processing complex that will consist of 12 buildings totaling 1,050,000 sq ft. The project includes building a small log sawmill and 20 dry kilns for the production of pine lumber that is to be finger-jointed, edge-glued and otherwise engineered into door products, window frames and furniture components. Pioneer Associates also is serving as the general contractor. Construction is expected to start in January 2013. The project has been valued at $250 million. Pioneer Associates, 2304 Colton Blvd., Billings, Mont. 59102. DR#12-00595191.

Kansas Washburn University is planning to construct a 152,600-sq-ft law school building on its campus in Topeka. Valued at $40 million, the project is being designed by SHW Group Inc. Washburn University, 1700 S.W. College Ave., Topeka, 66621. DR#11-00637104.


Florida A joint venture of Lynd Development Partners, LNR Property LLC and BlackRock Realty Advisors affiliates has awarded a $65-milllion contract to Plaza Construction to build EnV at Mary Brickell Village, a residential high-rise in Miami. The project entails constructing a 390-unit, 35-story, 800,000-sq-ft building at 999 S.W. First Ave. Construction is expected to start this month and be completed in 2014. Behar Font & Partners is the architect. The building will be erected above the existing Publix supermarket. Plaza Construction, 120 N.E. 27th St., Miami, 33137. DR#02-00703862.

Massachusetts A joint venture of AREA Property Partners and Commonwealth Ventures has selected Suffolk Construction as the construction manager for the One Channel Center project in Boston. The project entails constructing an 11-story, 525,000-sq-ft office building and a 10-level, 950-car aboveground parking garage. The job also includes two open-space areas: the 72,000-sq-ft New Park and the 9,000-sq-ft Iron Street Park. Suffolk is partnering with architect ADD Inc. for the office portion of the project and with Spalding Tougias Architects for the parking garage. State Street Corp. will be the sole tenant. Valued at $125 million, the project is expected to be completed in 2014. Suffolk Construction, 65 Allerton St., Boston, 02119. DR#12-00502861.

New York The New York Power Authority has awarded Atlas Painting & Sheeting Corp. a $10-million contract for the Barnhart Island Bridge rehabilitation project in Massena. The project entails the painting and refurbishing of the bridge, including surface preparation and painting, abrasive blasting, containment and disposal of lead-containing paint, the replacement of runway rail, the refurbishment of the existing maintenance trolley and drainage system improvements. The project is expected to be completed by December 2014. Atlas Painting & Sheeting Corp., 465 Creekside Dr., Amherst, 14228. DR#12-00483254.

Oregon The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $18.6-million firm-fixed-price contract to Natt McDougal Co. to construct a trap-and-haul-type fish facility to collect, hold, transport and spawn adult salmon and steelhead. The project includes making modifications and connections to the existing Foster Dam and Reservoir Adult Fish Facility in Foster. The project also entails excavation, transportation and disposal of excess soils, large concrete placements, mechanical piping and machinery construction, and installing electrical power and control systems. Natt McDougal Co., 20182 S.W. 112th Ave., Tualatin, 97062. DR#12-00477073.

Texas David Weekley Homes has started construction of the Grand Cay Harbour subdivision on a 277-acre site in Texas City. The project entails building 150 homes on a series of canals that have been built on a peninsula surrounded by Galveston, Moses and Dollar bays. The developer is Galveston Peninsula Partners LP. Almost all the lots will offer homeowners the option of building docks to moor boats. The homes will be built on spec and a build-to-suit basis. David Weekley Homes, Attn: Mike Humphrey, Vice President of Operations, 14444 Northwest Freeway, Houston, 77040. DR#12-00546580.

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minnesota 10/1 The State of Minnesota is seeking bids from construction management-at-risk firms to carry out the Capitol Building restoration project. The project entails repairs to the exterior stone; replacement of the roof, windows and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; improvements for life safety and accessibility, and functional space reorganization of the 387,000-sq-ft building. The project is valued at $240 million. Minnesota Dept. of Administration, Real Estate and Construction Services Dept., Attn: Sherry Van Horn, Contract Supervisor, 50 Sherburne Ave., St. Paul, 55155. DR#05-00876942.

West Virginia 10/3 Marshall University is seeking bidders to build the Biotechnology Incubator/Applied Engineering Complex at the school's Huntington campus. The project entails the construction of a five-story, 141,000-sq-ft building that will contain offices, classrooms, labs and a green-roof terrace. Construction is expected to be completed by March 2014. The value of the project has been estimated at $42 million. Marshall University, Attn: Jill Burcham, Purchasing Agent, One John Marshall Dr., Huntington, 25755. DR#11-00498502.


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