As the weather finally moderates, the bidding activity has picked up significantly. There are the usual university projects out to get ahead of summer construction season. Moon Area School District has two elementary schools – Brooks and Allard – bidding on April 8 that should top $21 million combined. There is an $8.2 million wastewater treatment plant out in New Wilmington. Many municipalities have their annual road and sewer plants out to bid.
Ensinger Plastics has asked Continental, Landau, Martini & Massaro to submit proposals for construction management for their new $22 million plant outside Washington PA. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has invited James Construction, Martini, Mascaro and Massaro to bid a new 50,000 sq. ft. +/- elephant barn in Somerset County PA. Google is taking proposals from architects Desmone, Perkins Eastman, Strada and Stantec on the tenant improvements package for its 66,000 sq. ft. space in the Bakery Square 2.0 office building.
Glade Run Lutheran Services awarded its new $14.5 million Jeremiah Village apartment project in Zelienople to Continental Building Systems. Rycon Construction was the low bidder on WVU’s AERB Building second and third floor buildout earlier this week at $2,354,790. Manheim was next at $2,456,000 with TEDCO third at $2,460,000.