Today we are going to take a look back at the bidding landscape for the Mid-Atlantic region during the month of February 2013. This region covers the states of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. CDCNews reported on 1,441 construction projects that bid during the previous month. Of those 1,441 projects, 1,106 were bid by the public sector and 335 were private sector projects.
Of the public projects that were bid for the public sector, 339 were classified as General Building, 235 were Specialty Trades, 187 were Sewer & Water and 482 were Heavy & Highway. Of the 339 General Building projects, 83 involved new construction or additions to existing structures.
Breaking the public projects down by industry we find that Engineering projects made up nearly half the total at 47%, followed by Educational at 18%, General/Civil Joint Projects at 14% and Governmental at 11%.
Of the 335 private sector projects reported out to bid last month, 95 involved new construction or additions to existing structures.
Over half of the private sector projects we reported on as bidding in February were for the Retail Industry. Retail continues to be the major force driving private sector construction accounting for 55% of all privately bid projects. The next three highest industries, Commercial Office, Medical and Educational combined for only 28% of the total projects as indicated in the chart below.
Here’s a sampling of the projects that were out to bid during February:
Loudoun County Public Schools received bids on February 19th for the construction of a new 280,000 SF high school in Ashburn, VA. The project was designed by SHW Group Architects, Inc. out of Reston, VA. The apparent low bidder for the project was Hess Construction out of Gaithersburg, MD.
Subcontractor pricing was taken on February 22nd for SkyHouse Charlotte, a $45 million luxury apartment building. The project is being developed as a partnership between Novare Group, Grubb Properties and Batson-Cook Development Co. The project will also feature a 6 level parking deck with 458 parking spaces.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission received bids on February 27th for a Roadway and Bridge Reconstruction project in Cumberland County. The project will involve just over four miles of road and bridge reconstruction. Hempt Brothers, Inc. was the apparent low bidder with a bid of $48,619,928.51.
Construction is expected to start on March 21st for a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Tyson’s Corner, VA. Bids were received on February 6th for the 77,000 SF store and LF Jennings, Inc. out of Falls Church, VA was selected as the general contractor.
Capitol Paving of DC, Inc. was the apparent low bidder for the Small Diameter Water Main Rehabilitation – Contract 8 for the DC Water & Sewer Authority. The project involves installation of 7.5 miles of water mains.
Bids were received on February 13th for the 4,560 SF fit-out of a Buckle retail store in the Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport, WV. Hardesty & Associates out of Newport Beach, CA was selected as the general contractor for the project designed by PDMS Design Group out of Arlington, TX.
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