Michigan Amson Dembs Development Inc., which is serving as developer and general contractor, has started construction of a new regional headquarters building for GKN Sinter Metals in Auburn Hills. The project entails the construction of a two-story, 168,000-sq-ft building on an 11.2-acre site. GKN is the world's largest producer of precision powder-metal products, for automotive parts. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Amson Dembs Development Inc., 26105 Lannys Rd., Novi, 48375. DR#13-00570961.
Mississippi The Mississippi Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management currently is evaluating bids from contractors seeking to build the Mississippi Museum of History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The 131,733-sq-ft history museum was designed by Eley Guild Hardy Architects & Engineers, Cooke Douglass Far Lemon Architects & Engineers, and Dale Partners Architects. The 74,760-sq-ft civil-rights museum was designed by the Freelon Group. The adjoining museums will share 113,000 sq ft of additional common space, including a lobby, meeting rooms, a catering kitchen, a 300-seat auditorium and an underground garage. Construction is expected to start in December 2013 and be completed in 2017. The project has been valued at $29 million. Mississippi Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management, 501 North West St., Jackson, 39201. DR#11-00623335.
North Dakota The North Dakota Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $51-million contract to Knife River Corp. for a bypass improvement project on U.S. 85, south of Watford City. The project includes pavement removal, subgrade preparation, paving, installation of guardrails and lighting, and landscaping. Knife River plans to complete about 1.5 miles of the eight-mile project this year; work will resume next spring and be completed in fall 2014. Knife River Corp., 5654 134th Ave., N.W., Williston, 58801. DR#13-00608448.
Washington The Seattle Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $300-million contract for construction management services on phase one of the Elliott Bay Seawall Project to Jacobs Engineering Group. Phase one involves building the 3,720-ft-long central portion of the seawall, from South Washington Street to the northern edge of Pier 63. The seawall will support the Alaskan Way roadway fill, provide access to waterfront piers and form the foundation for subsequent upland improvements. The general contractor is Mortenson/Manson, a joint venture. Jacobs Engineering Group, 155 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, Calif. 91101. DR#12-00441413.