Illinois The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $14.9-million, firm-fixed-price contract to Blinderman Construction Co. Inc. to build the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory at Naval Station Great Lakes. The project entails the construction of a two-story, 29,900-sq-ft building. Blinderman Construction Co. Inc., 8501 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, 60631. DR#12-00651112.
Louisiana Boggs & Poole is constructing an expansion to Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, which is a home for chimpanzees that were formerly used for medical research projects. The sanctuary occupies 100 acres of a 200-acre property. The expansion entails building more outdoor climbing structures and indoor enclosures. The sanctuary, a non-profit, is currently home to 164 chimps; after the expansion, it will accommodate 60 more chimps, which will be transferred from the New Iberia Research Center, located at the University of Louisiana. The project is valued at $2.6 million. Chimp Haven, Attn: Cathy Willis Spraetz, President, 13600 Chimpanzee Place, Keithville, 71047. DR#13-00613961.
Missouri Crossland Heavy Contractors has started building a new water treatment facility, located in Monett, with a capacity of four million gallons per day, the job comprises construction of a precast-concrete building to house an Actiflo treatment unit, sand filter, and chlorination and fluoridation facilities. It also will include a one-million-gallon in-ground concrete clear well, a backwash pump building, two lagoons to hold backwash water and miscellaneous flood-control structures. The project is valued at $12.2 million. Crossland Heavy Contractors, 883 S. East Ave., Columbus, Kan. 66725. DR#13-00517036.
New Hampshire The University System of New Hampshire has selected North Branch Construction Inc. to renovate McConnell Hall at the University of New Hampshire's Durham campus. The project involves selective renovations to a four-story, 60,000-sq-ft building for use by the psychology and sociology departments and the family research lab. Construction is expected to begin in October 2013 and be completed by July 2014. The project has been valued at $8.6 million. North Branch Construction Inc., 76 Old Turnpike Rd., Concord, 03301. DR#13-00523878.
Pennsylvania CB&I is building a turnkey propane terminal and de-ethanizer facility for Sunoco Oil Co. at its Marcus Hook Refinery in Marcus Hook. The de-ethanizer will process natural-gas liquids for processing into ethane, propane, butane and condensate. The contract award is over $270 million. CB&I, 2103 Research Forest Dr., Spring, Texas 77380. DR#03-00712473.