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Pulse   06/03/2013

Maryland Metropolitan Partnership Ltd. is planning to convert a Baltimore office building into a residential building. The project entails converting the 34-story, art deco-style Bank of America building at 10 Light St. into 445 apartments with ground-floor retail space. When it opened in 1929, it was the tallest skyscraper on the East Coast outside of New York City. The project has been valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Metropolitan Partnership Ltd., 1751 Pinnacle Dr., McLean, Va. 22102. DR#12-00688020.

Minnesota CommonBond Communities, a non-profit developer, is planning to create housing for homeless veterans at Fort Snelling, a decommissioned military base near Minneapolis. The project involves rehabbing five buildings to create 58 affordable apartments for homeless veterans and their families. The project owner is the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. CommonBond will manage and lease the properties. The project is valued at $15 million. CommonBond Communities, 328 Kellogg Blvd. West, Saint Paul, 55012. DR#13-00531064.

North Carolina Concord Eastridge, a developer, is planning to build the Centennial Campus Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The project consists of three buildings that will total 216,000 sq ft and contain 150 hotel rooms, a 7,500- to 10,000-sq-ft conference center and a parking garage. Cooper Carry Associates is the designer, and Balfour Beatty Construction is the construction manager. The project is valued at $40 million. Concord Eastridge, 901 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, Va. 22203. DR#97-00045368.

North Dakota Dakota Spirit Ag-Energy LLC is planning to build the Spiritwood Energy biorefinery on a 40-acre site in the Spiritwood Industrial Park east of Jamestown. The project entails building a dry mill biorefinery that will produce 65 million gallons a year of ethanol, distillers' grain and fuel-grade corn oil. Karges-Faulconbridge Inc. is the designer, and McGough Construction Co. Inc. is the general contractor. The project's value has been estimated at $130 million. Dakota Spirit AgEnergy LLC, 1611 E. Century Ave., Bismarck, 58503. DR#06-00728269.


Alabama Engineered Systems is refurbishing an airplane hangar at Dothan Regional Airport. The project involves refurbishing the 400,000-sq-ft facility so that Commercial Jet Inc., the owner, can perform aircraft maintenance and modification services. The project has been valued at $13.5 million. Engineered Systems, 486 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, 36302. DR#13-00504335.

California KOA Corp. has begun construction on the San Ramon stormwater flood-reduction project in Rancho Palos Verdes. The project entails building a 2,000-ft-long, 80-ft-dia rib and lagging tunnel and a 280-ft-long, 80-ft-dia hand-mined slant-drain tunnel as well as installing a 4,050-ft-long Permalok steel pipe with velocity-reducer rings within the tunnels. The project also includes building a substantial inlet structure, including cast-in-drilled hole piles, pile cap grade beams and tie-back anchor grade beams. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. KOA Corp., 1411 W. 190th St., Gardena, 90248. DR#12-00687004.

Indiana Ambrose Property Group, the construction manager, has started building the Gordmans Distribution Center in Clayton. The project entails constructing a 528,361-sq-ft warehouse building. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Ambrose Property Group, 450 E. 96th St., Indianapolis, 46240. DR#13-00413657.

Iowa Conlon Construction Co. has started renovating Hempstead High School in Dubuque. The project includes selective demolition and remodeling of the two-story, 73,000-sq-ft building, including the gym, auditorium, music suites; upgrading the plumbing and HVAC systems, and adding 48 spaces to the parking lot. The project has been valued at $30.3 million. Conlon Construction Co., 1100 Rockdale Rd., Dubuque, 52003. DR#12-00664436.

New Jersey The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a task-order modification—using $10 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds—to Shaw Environmental Inc. to remediate the FUSRAP Maywood Superfund Site in Maywood. The project entails removing radiologically contaminated soil and other materials and restoring the site to its preexisting condition. It will require pre- and post-excavation waste characterization sampling; radiological monitoring; design and construction of excavation areas; excavation; operation of a temporary water treatment system during excavation dewatering activities; physical separation of excavated materials with different waste classifications; and off-site transportation of contaminated soils and materials. Shaw Environmental Inc., 92 North Ave., New Rochelle, 10801. DR#13-00526951.

Ohio The Ruhlin Co. has started rehabilitating an Interstate 77 bridge in the village of Cuyahoga Heights. The project involves replacing the deck on a multiple-span steel-girder structure, over 3,000 ft long, and rehabbing the substructure. The project is valued at $27.4 million. The Ruhlin Co., 6931 Ridge Rd., Sharon Center, 44274. DR#07-00632822.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Hawaii 6/13 The Hawaii Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bidders to carry out improvements to Nawiliwili Road/state Route 58 on Kauai. The work includes resurfacing aspalt-concrete pavement with portland-cement concrete pavement, reconstructing weakened pavement areas and relocating utilities. The job is valued at between $5 million and $10 million. Hawaii Dept. of Transportation, 869 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, 96813. DR#12-00675144.

Washington 6/13 The Port of Vancouver is seeking bidders to carry out phase 2A of the West Vancouver Freight Access trench project. The work involves building a pile-supported concrete structure for a south lead rail track to serve the port, including soldier-pile, sheet-pile and cast-in-place concrete walls. The job also includes structural-steel piling and concrete placement for the trench structure. The project is valued at between $17.3 million and $19.2 million. Port of Vancouver, 3103 N.W. Lower River Rd., Vancouver, 98660. DR#13-00514888.

New Hampshire 6/25 The New Hampshire Bureau of Public Works is seeking proposals for architectural and engineering services for the design of a women's prison facility in Concord. The project entails designing a 112,000-sq-ft building that will contain a 224-bed prison and transitional facility. The job is valued at $38 million. New Hampshire Bureau of Public Works, Seven Hazen Dr., Concord, 03302. DR#09-00572115.


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