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Pulse   12/16/2013
Planning

New York

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. (HHC) Procurement Systems & Operations plans to rebuild Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, which was severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy last year. HHC is working with a disaster recovery and Federal Emergency Management Act consultant as well as with architectural and engineering management firm Stantec Inc. to develop damage assessments and estimate studies for the repair and renovation of the buildings as well as critical equipment and components. The project is valued at $118 million. NYC HHC Procurement Systems & Operations, Attn: David Larish, Director, 125 Worth St., Room 502, New York, 10013. DR#13-00650955.

New Jersey

Rowan University plans to build about 200,000 sq ft of housing for 800 to 1,200 students to accommodate the growth of its undergraduate program. The project will feature study rooms and lounges on the first floor and a freestanding cafeteria. The project is valued at between $70 million and $80 million. Rowan University, Attn: Christine Brasteter, Purchasing, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, 08028. DR#10-00671599.

New Jersey

 

The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) plans to build two floors, about 66,000 sq ft, within the proposed stem cell building or other optional site to house expansion of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Cancer Institute of New Jersey for both clinical and research activities. The project is valued at between $65 million and $67 million. UMDNJ, Attn: John Belkewitch Jr., Senior Buyer, 335 George St., 2nd Fl., New Brunswick, 08903. DR#11-00653164.

New Jersey

Honeywell International plans to renovate 475,000 sq ft at its headquarters in Morris Plains. The project will include enhancing the preexisting helicopter pad by installing a concrete pad and lighting and changing the flight paths. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Honeywell International, Attn: David Cote, CEO, 101 Columbia Rd., Morristown, 07960. DR#13-00447946.

New Jersey

LG Electronics plans to build a new corporate headquarters and garage in Englewood Cliffs. The project will include the demolition of the former Prentice Hall office complex and the construction of four interconnected buildings. The south building will be three stories over one story of parking and have a rooftop garden. The north building is proposed to be about eight stories tall—about 139 ft to the top of the parapet and about 144 ft to the top of photovoltaic array equipment. The structure's 85,000-sq-ft photovoltaic solar array will generate more than 1,5000 MWh of electricity annually. The north parking garage is proposed to be four levels. The project will also include a glass curtain wall, elevators, landscaping of the 26-acre site and surface parking. The project is valued at between $75 million and $100 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in April with completion slated for January 2017. LG Electronics, Attn: Frank Gobbo, Property Management, 1000 Sylvan Ln., Englewood Cliffs, 07632. DR#11-00661247.

Connecticut

Empire State Development Corp. and Moynihan Station Development Corp. plan to construct a boutique hotel at the James Farley Post Office in Manhattan. The project is valued at $75 million. Lend Lease Project Management & Construction, New York, is the construction manager on the project, and Graciano Corp., Pittsburgh, is the general contractor. Empire State Development Corp., Attn: Charles Gargano, Director, 633 3rd Ave., No. 34, New York, 10017. DR#13-00674277.

New York

The Dept. of Homeland Security plans to construct a wastewater thermal decontamination system at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Orient. The project will include the construction of a new biosafety level 3 enhanced facility capable of decontaminating 65,000 gallons per day of raw sewage and animal waste. The contamination system will be a batch system using steam to heat the waste to 275˚ F at 31 psig and holding the waste at that temperature and pressure for one hour. After treatment, the waste will be discharged to the sewage treatment plant at no more than 8˚ F. Major components of the project include 60,000 gallons of storage for holding waste prior to treatment; five 3,300-gallon cook tanks; heat recovery heat exchangers to preheat the next batch of waste; sea water heat exchangers to achieve the final 80˚ F temperature; a solid separator system to remove the majority of undigestible cellulose and non-organic solids; and a high-efficiency particulate absorption ventilation system. The facility will also require information technology and security infrastructure to support a highly automated treatment system. The project is valued at between $25 million to $50 million. Dept. of Homeland Security, Attn: Jason A. Gerloff, Contracting Officer, 1131 Chapel Crossing Rd., Brunswick, Ga., 31524. DR#13-00663194.

Connecticut

NRG Energy plans to create a 40-MW renewable energy park at its Montville power station by converting an old coal steam unit to biomass at its Montville power station. In addition, the project will include the addition of fuel cells and a solar farm. NRG Construction LLC is the general contractor. The project is valued at $100 million. NRG Energy, Attn: Jon Baylor, Director of Development, 211 Carnegie Ctr., Princeton, N.J., 08540. DR#13-00674070.

Connecticut

The City of Bridgeport plans to build Harding High School, a new school for 800 students that will include athletic and baseball fields. The project's construction manager is a joint venture of Epic Inc., Piscataway Township, N.J.; Epifano Builders Inc., Milford, Conn.; and Aires Consulting, Batavia, Ill. The project is valued at $65 million. Work is scheduled to begin in June, and completion is slated for June 2016. City of Bridgeport, Attn: Bernd Tardy, Purchasing Agent, 999 Broad St., Bridgeport, 06604. DR#10-00504062.

New York

Dutchess County Dept. of Public Works plans to build a 500-bed jail at the former Hudson River Psychiatric Center site in Poughkeepsie. The project is valued at $78 million. Dutchess County Dept. of Public Works, Attn: Noel Knille, Commissioner, 626 Dutchess Tpke., Poughkeepsie, 12603. DR#01-00604458.

New York

St. Mary's Hospital plans to build an outpatient health center pavilion in Amsterdam. The project is valued at between $15 million and $20 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in April. St. Mary's Hospital, Attn: Vic Giulianelli, Vice President, 427 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, 12010. DR#13-00459538.

Bidding

Connecticut

State of Connecticut Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders for alterations on five Metro-North overpasses. The project is valued at $232 million. Conn. DOT, Attn: Philip Melchionne, Contracts, P.O. Box 317546, 2800 Berlin Tpke., Newington, 06131. DR#07-00858167.

New York

The New York City Economic Development Corp. is seeking a developer through a request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of Bedford Atlantic Armory Sport & Recreation Center in Brooklyn. A developer for the 150,000-sq-ft facility will be selected on the basis of factors listed in the RFP, including purchase price or lease terms, economic impact on New York City, the proposal's financial feasibility, experience of key staff identified in the proposal and demonstrated successful experience in performing services. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. NYC Economic Development Corp., Attn: Maryann Catalano, Director, 110 William St., 4th Fl., New York, 10038. DR#12-00652641.

New York

The New York State Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders for major bridge rehabilitation on the Major Deegan Expressway Bridge over the Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx. The project is valued at between $20 million and $40 million. Construction on the project is expected to start in February. NYS DOT, Attn: Contracts Dept., 50 Wolf Rd., First Floor, Albany, 12232. DR#13-00473764.

Bids/Contracts/Proposals

New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has begun the replacement and upgrade of Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Substation No. 7, the replacement of direct current (DC) switchgear in Switching Station No. 6 and the removal of the existing PATH Substation No. 7. The project is valued at between $25 million and $30 million. The scope of work includes construction of a two-story steel building for the new substation, furnishing and installation, PANYNJ, Attn: Jose Cartagena, Contract Administrator, 3 Gateway Ctr., Suite 2, Newark, 01702. DR#10-00510276.

New York

Target Stores Headquarters has started construction on a 144,725-sq-ft retail store in Sayville. The store will contain a grocery area and a café. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Target Stores Headquarters, Attn: Marc Steadman, VP of Construction, 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 55403. DR#12-00678957.

New York

616 First Avenue LLC has started construction on a two-building, 852,540-sq-ft residential development located at 626 1st Ave. in Manhattan. The two towers, which will be connected with a sky bridge, will be 49 and 40 stories tall, respectively, and contain about 800 residential units and 1 million sq ft of open space. The project is valued at $300 million. 616 First Avenue LLC, Attn: Michael Stern, 210 West 18th St., 9th Fl., New York, 10011. DR#13-00460749.

Bid of the Week

State of Connecticut Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to upgrade the I-84 Expressway in Waterbury. The project is valued at $416 million. Conn. DOT, Attn: Philip Melchionne, Contracts, P.O. Box 317546, 2800 Berlin Tpke., Newington, 06131. DR#13-00671521.

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