A Look Back on the Month of September in the Southeast Region

Today we are going to take a look back at the bidding landscape for Southeast region during the month of September 2012. This includes the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. CDCNews reported on 1,225 construction projects that bid during the previous month.  Of those 1,225 projects, 945 were bid by the public sector and 280 were private sector projects.

Of those 945 public projects, 295 were classified as General Building, 166 were Specialty Trades, 427 were Heavy/Highway and 154 were Water & Sewer projects.  Of the 280 General Building projects, 69 total projects, involved new construction.

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On the private sector side of the 280 projects reported out to bid last month, 176 were either renovations, alterations or fit outs of existing structures. The 104 remaining projects involved new construction.

If we break the private sector down by industry type we find that 67% of those private sector jobs were for the Retail Industry. The rest of industries combined accounted for 31% of the projects with the highest being the Medical Industry at 10%.

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Now let’s highlight a few of the high dollar projects around the region.

In South Miami, FL, Beneficial Communities, LLC is developing an 8-story building with 91 residential units and a 5,170 SF clubhouse. Core Construction is the general contractor and Forum Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. designed the $16 million project.

The Florida Department of Transportation received bids for reconstruction and lane additions for State Road 688 from a point west of 38th Street N to a point west of I-275. The low bidder on this federally aided project was Lane Construction Corporation out of Cheshire, CT with a bid just over $20 million.

The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority received bids in September for an expansion to their Hamilton Bus Facility. The project is estimated to cost between $14 million and $18 million. Eighty percent of the project is being federally funded and the project will include the construction of four new buildings for Fuel Services, Fare Retrieval, Bus Wash & Tire, and Bus Cleaning.

In Savannah, GA Victory Station will be a new shopping center developed by SJ Collins Enterprises out of Fairburn, GA. Young Contracting in Atlanta is the general contractor on the 66,491 SF project. Phillips Partnership in Atlanta designed the shopping center which will include shell construction for a Whole Foods and a PetSmart as well as an additional 15,200 SF of retail space.

Resolute Building Company in Chapel Hill, NC was the low bidder for the UNC-Greensboro Campus Police Building. The approximately 27,000 SF building will be located at 1200 West Lee St in Greensboro. The project was designed by ADW Architects out of Charlotte, NC and is expected to attain LEED silver certification from the US Green Building Council.

In Clayton, NC, Harris Teeter Store No. 229 at Flowers Crossroads will be a roughly $5 million, 56,000 SF structure. Construction is expected to start this month with Sexton Construction of Winston Salem, NC acting as the general contractor. This will be the first Harris Teeter constructed in Johnston County and one that I am personally interested in as it will add a much desired alternative to the plethora of Food Lions located within a 10 minute drive from my house.

Trident Construction which is based in North Charleston, SC was the low bidder for the City of North Charleston’s new Public Works Complex. This $36 million project designed by Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects, Inc. will construct five new buildings encompassing 93,730 GSF.

A new Toys R Us and Babies R Us is being constructed at 1025, Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC. Casco Corporation out of St. Louis, MO was the architect and Winesett-Hill Constructors, Inc. in Hixson, TX is the general contractor. The 58,000 SF structure began construction on November 5th.

If you would like to learn more about currently bidding opportunities in your area, please visit us at www.cdcnews.com.

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