Mid-Atlantic Region Bidding Landscape for September 2012

Today we are going to take a look back at the bidding landscape for the Mid-Atlantic region during the month of September 2012. This region covers the states of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. CDCNews reported on 1,465 construction projects that bid during the previous month.  Of those 1,465 projects, 1,197 were bid by the public sector and 268 were private sector projects.

Of those 1,197 public projects, 364 were classified as General Building, 231 were Specialty Trades, 437 were Heavy/Highway and 202 were Water & Sewer projects.  Of the 364 General Building projects 84 projects involved new construction.

On the private sector side of the 268 projects reported out to bid last month, 68 involved new construction with the remaining 200 being either renovations, alterations or fit outs of existing structures.

Taking a closer look at the breakdown by industry type we find that over half of the projects we reported on as bidding in September were for the Retail Industry. This includes new construction and fit-outs of retail stores, restaurants and gas stations. The next three highest industries, Commercial Office, Medical and Educational combined for only 30% of the total projects as indicated in the chart below.

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In the District of Columbia the 455 Eye Street, NW project will be a mixed-use redevelopment by Equity Residential designed by Hickok Cole Architects out of Washington, DC. The project will feature 174 residential units, retail and below-grade parking. Over 24,000 SF of historic structures will be renovated along with over 170,000 SF of new construction.

The Delaware Division of Facilities Management took bids for the construction of a Juvenile Multi-Purpose Facility in Wilmington, DE that is expected at a minimum to achieve LEED Silver Certification. Commonwealth Construction out of Wilmington was the apparent low bidder for the 12,500 SF structure with a base bid just under $3.5 million.

In Maryland the Tanger Outlets at National Harbor will be construction on site of an historic plantation in Oxon Hill. The approximately $100 million, 385,000 SF shopping outlet will be jointly developed by Tanger Factory Outlets Center in Greensboro, NC and The Peterson Companies out of Fairfax, VA. The project was designed by Adams & Associates Architects based in Mooresville, NC. The project will be located on 35 acres and feature over 80 retail stores.

The Northeast Remote Operations Facility for the City of Raleigh, NC was bid to 15 prequalified general contractors. This is a roughly $17.2 million project and was approved by the City Council on October 16th to negotiate a contract with DeVere Construction. IBI Group in Raleigh, NC was the architect of record and the building will house components for a number of city departments.

The second phase of Tilden Ridge Shopping Center was awarded to Berks Ridge Company enterprises, Inc. The project will create an additional 12,840 SF of retail space to the existing 390,000 SF shopping center in Hamburg, PA developed by Ironwood Property Group.

The City of Chesapeake, VA received bids in early September for the $411 million Dominion Boulevard Improvements. Bids from a joint venture of McLean Contracting, RR Dawson Bridge Company, Bryant Contracting and EV Williams have been approved by the Virginia DOT and passed on to the Federal Highway Administration for award. Construction is expected to start on the toll road in January 2013 with an estimated completion date of April 2017. Construction will include road widening, bridge replacement and the addition of interchanges off several streets.

Berkeley County Schools in West Virginia received bids September 6th for the Addition & Renovations to the Martinsburg North Middle School. The project will include renovation of the 72,000 SF school as well as an expansion of 2,900 SF. The architect for the project was Williamson Shriver Architects out of Charleston, WV and the low bidder for the general construction work was W Harley Miller Contractors located in Martinsburg, WV.

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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