SH Architecture has extended the bid date for interested construction manager at-risk firms on the $10-million modernization of Boulder City Hospital in Boulder City. Work will include a 14,000-sq-ft expansion to add a new entry lobby, admitting area and surgical wing, plus a 13,000-sq-ft renovation to improve emergency and outpatient areas. Construction is anticipated to begin in August. SH Architecture, 7373 Peak Dr., Ste. #250, Las Vegas, 89128. DR#12-627443.
Banner Health began construction this month on an expansion of its Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert to add additional equipment and treatment areas to meet the needs of its rapidly growing patient population. The 111,000-sq-ft expansion will take place to the south of the existing 130,000-sq-ft building and will add three linear accelerators, 30 clinic exam rooms, 13 additional infusion bays and an expanded intake center. A new oncology and cancer prevention space will integrate traditional treatments with evidence-based therapies. There will also be space devoted to stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy. The project was designed by HKS Inc. and will be built by DPR Construction, both in Phoenix. Banner Health Arizona, 1441 N. 12th St., Phoenix, 85006. DR#12-494726.
Valley Metro Rail broke ground on Jan. 15 on the $300-million Northwest Phoenix Light Rail Extension. Construction will be performed by Sundt/Stacy & Witbeck JV of Phoenix and will include 3.2 miles of new track along 19th Avenue from Montebello to Dunlap avenues. The project is expected to be complete by early 2016. Valley Metro Rail, Cheri McClure, 101 N. 1st Ave., Ste. 1300, Phoenix, 85003. DR#07-723629
VadaTech has awarded Burke Construction Group of Las Vegas an $11.6-million contract to build the firm's research and manufacturing facility in Henderson. The 3.5-acre facility will include 70,000 sq ft of research and development space in a concrete tilt-up structure targeting LEED-Silver certification. The new facility will also become VadaTech's corporate headquarters. Designed by Las Vegas-based PGAL, groundbreaking for the 12-month construction project is expected in February. Vadatech, 11540 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, 89052. DR#12-637636.
Kiewit Infrastructure is pre-qualifying subcontractors for the Southeast Connector Truckee River Bridge in Washoe County and is expected to start initial construction next month. The approximately $65-million construction manager at-risk project will add a six-lane bridge to span the Truckee River plus roadway built on fill that extends approximately 2,300 ft. The project is being designed by T.Y. Lin Intl.'s Henderson office. Kiewit Infrastructure, Vicki Engelman, 8965 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 370, Las Vegas, 89123. DR#11-413928.
University of New Mexico is evaluating design proposals for a new UNM Behavioral Health Facilities project in Albuquerque. The estimated $50-million to $55-million project would contain offices, examination rooms, therapy spaces and observation rooms within a 146,500-sq-ft, steel-framed structure. University of New Mexico Purchasing Dept., Ron Mattingly, 1 University Dr., Farmington, 87106. DR#10-425729.
Pueblo of Sandia is evaluating general contractor and subcontractor bids for the Pueblo of Sandia Tribal Administration Building in Bernalillo. The estimated $10-million project will include a three-story, 48,000-sq-ft building framed with structural steel. The project was designed by Albuquerque-based Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture. Pueblo of Sandia Business Development Corp., Tabitha Tapia, 481 Sandia Loop, Bernalillo, 87004. DR#11-579096.
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