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Pulse   09/09/2013
Planning

New York Pace University is planning to expand its campus in Pleasantville over the next five years. The first phase of the $100-million project will involve the construction of two four-story residence halls with a small dining facility, classrooms, faculty apartments, a multipurpose athletic field and a field house. Einhorn Yaffe Prescott is the designer, and Kirchhof-Consigli Construction Management LLC is the construction manager. Kirchhof-Consigli Construction Management LLC, Attn: Ben Day, Estimator, 199 West Rd., Pleasant Valley, 12569. DR#12-00413095.

New Jersey The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to build a four- mile-long steel seawall to protect the towns of Mantoloking and Brick, which were both hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last fall. The wall will extend 16 ft above the beach and reach 32 ft below ground. Covered by sand, it will form the base of a makeshift dune system and serve as a short-term protective measure; later, it will be complemented by a beach-widening and dune construction project. The seawall's estimated construction cost is $40 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: William Bailey, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107. DR#13-00617565.

Bids/Contracts/Proposals

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.

Bid/Proposal Dates

California 9/18 The Los Angeles City Board of Public Works is seeking bidders to carry out the Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation project. The project involves dredging sediment, capping the lake bottom with AquaBlok oxygenation and phosphorus removal systems, and rehabbing a dam structure. It also includes installing five continuous deflective-separation systems, removing invasive plants and replanting native plants, installing fishing piers and walkways, and making improvements to Machado Campgrounds. The project's value has been estimated at $76.2 million. Los Angeles City Board of Public Works, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90012. DR#12-00442781.

South Carolina 10/10 The Charleston County Procurement Dept. is seeking requests for qualifications for engineering firms to design the Mark Clark Parkway. The project entails a proposed four-lane parkway with design speeds of 45 mph and extending south, from Interstate 526 and across the Johns and James islands. The parkway will be 7.9 miles long, with an additional 1.6 miles of connector roads, with 4.5 miles on structure and one crossing of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Valued at $558 million, the project includes a multi-use path along the length of the roadway. Charleston County Procurement Dept., Attn: Wendy Curtis, 4045 Bridge View Dr., North Charleston, 29405. DR#13-00579573.

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