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INDUSTRY NEWS NEW MILESTONES University Medical Center at Princeton’s new replacement hospital is green and high-tech. In December, Princeton HealthCare System celebrated the topping out of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) in Plainsboro, N.J. The event marks the completion of steel-frame construction at the new, state-of-the-art hospital, which will replace University Medical Center at Princeton. “This is an exciting milestone on our journey to create one of the finest regional hospitals in the United States,” said Princeton HealthCare System President and CEO Barry S. Rabner. Designed in a joint venture by architecture firms HOK Architects Corp. of Toronto and RMJM Hillier Group of Princeton, N.J., the $447 million hospital has earned national recognition for its plans to incorporate evidence-based design principles that improve the quality of care. In addition, the project will include many green features, such as a natural gas-fired cogeneration plant, sun-shielding exterior louvers, solar groves and thermal energy storage. The 630,000-square-foot hospital will house 237 single-patient rooms and will be open to the public in late 2011. St. Louis-based Clayco Inc. received a Project of the Year – Sustainable Construction Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of St. Louis for its work on the Novus International Headquarters in St. Charles, Mo. Clay built additions and performed renovations to the multi-use office and laboratory facility while working around a fully occupied lab. Work entailed overhauling the entire HVAC systems of the existing research facility in a three-week shutdown as part of six sequenced phases of work. The project was completed in December 2008. The Dallas office of New York, N.Y.-based Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), as part of a design/build team with Austin Bridge & Road LP, has been awarded a contract to provide engineering design services for an extension of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Blue Line light rail transit system (LRT). The project consists of 4.5 miles of double-track LRT along the existing DART right-of-way that parallels the Dallas Garland and the Northeastern Railroad freight tracks. Construction is slated to conclude in late 2012. A joint venture between San Franciscobased URS Corp.’s Washington Division, Baton Rouge, La.-based James Construction Group and Tokyo-based Obayashi Corp. has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide preconstruction services for the St. Bernard levee project in New Orleans. »Princeton HealthCare System topped out the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, which will replace University Medical Center at Princeton in late 2011. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
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Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010