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Pulse   07/15/2013

Minnesota Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. is planning to build a lab and warehouse in Maple Grove. The project includes a three-story, 79,400-sq-ft lab and a 41,000-sq-ft warehouse. The project has been valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc., Attn: Mark Evenstad, President, 6701 Evenstad Dr., Maple Grove, 55369. DR#12-00646534.

North Carolina Kane Realty is planning to build the Tower Two office building at North Hills in Raleigh. The 18-story, 300,000-sq-ft building will be located at the intersection of Six Forks and Dartmouth roads. The construction cost is valued at $82 million. Kane Realty, Attn: John Kane, Sr. V.P., Operations, 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue, Raleigh, 27609. DR#13-00427205.

Texas The University of Texas is planning to build the Dell Medical School in Austin. The project includes two two-story buildings, totaling 441,000 sq ft. The 241,000-sq-ft Stage B research building will include a vivarium and a certain amount of shell space. The 200,000-sq-ft Stage C medical office building also will contain shell space. The estimated construction cost of the two buildings combined is $151 million. University of Texas, Facilities & Planning Dept., Attn: Jim Shackelford, Project Manager, 1616 Guadalupe St., Austin, 78701. DR#13-00519779.


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.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Utah 7/26 Miller Development Co. Inc., serving as both developer and general contractor, is seeking subcontractor bidders to build Sage Gate @ Haynes Landing, a residential development in West Valley City. The project involves the construction of 16 buildings, totaling 403,000 sq ft. Nine of the buildings will be four stories tall and contain 238 apartments. The remaining buildings will be two stories tall and contain 40 townhouses. The project is valued at $20 million. Miller Development Co. Inc., Attn: Barrett Love, Estimator, P.O. Box 57218, Salt Lake City, 84157. DR#13-00435742.

Alabama 7/30 The Escambia County Board of Education is seeking bidders to build the W.S. Neal High School in Brewton. The job entails the construction of a single-story, 83,006-sq-ft building. The project is valued at $13.6 million. Escambia County Board of Education, Attn: William Hines, Superintendent, 301 Belleville Ave., Brewton, 36426. DR#13-00551331.


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