Alaska Sealaska Heritage Institute has awarded Dawson Construction a $14-million contract to build the Walter Soboleff Cultural Center in Juneau. The project entails constructing a three-story, 29,500-sq-ft building that will serve as a cultural, educational and retail center. The Sealaska Heritage Institute was founded by the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples of southeastern Alaska. Dawson Construction, 4220 Cambria Dr. West, Ketchikan, 99901. DR#13-00402124.
California Trumark Homes has started building a residential development of 70 single-family homes at the intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Clifford Street, on the border of the Echo Park and Silver Lake neighborhoods. The three-story homes will range from 1,200 to 1,500 sq ft, and some will have roof decks. The site was formerly home to Selig Polyscope Studio, the first permanent movie studio in Los Angeles, which opened in 1909. Trumark, the developer, also will serve as the general contractor. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Trumark Homes, Attn: Steve Prentiss, Purchasing Manager, 450 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 92660. DR#13-00563366.
District of Columbia The DC Water and Sewer Authority has awarded a $254-million contract to Impregilo, in association with Parsons Corp., to design and build the Anacostia River Tunnel. The project entails building a 23-ft-dia, 12,500-ft-long, 100-ft-deep tunnel, six shafts ranging from 15 ft to 75 ft in dia, three adit connections, two diversion structures, and odor-control and venting facilities. Impregilo will coordinate with Parsons and Healy, a Parsons' subsidiary. Parsons Corp., 100 M St., S.E., Washington, 20003. DR#11-00637035.
New Jersey Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has started work on the Long Beach Island coastal storm-damage- reduction project. The project entails placing three million cu yards of sand to rebuild engineered beaches within the boroughs of Harvey Cedars, Surf City and Brant Beach in Long Beach Township. In addition to beachfill, the work includes the replacement of dune crossovers, sand fencing and replanting of dune grasses. The project is expected to reach completion by November 2013. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., 2122 York Rd., Oak Brook, Ill. 60523. DR#13-00529338.
Texas Haas-Anderson Construction Ltd. has started work on the Nueces River Rail Yard improvement project in Corpus Christi. The project entails constructing a six-track rail-interchange yard, including a 7,800-ft train siding, a service road, drainage improvements and installation of automatic equipment-identification rail-car readers. The project also includes building a bulkhead anchor wall, bulkhead tieback improvements, all the earthwork and placement of limestone base material, and two rail crossings over the Fulton Lead track. The project is valued at $9 million. Haas-Anderson Construction Ltd., P.O. Box 7692, Corpus Christi, 78467. DR#13-00519141.