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Building Bulletin

BB 2016-33

August 19, 2016

CAWV JOINT ARCHITECTS COMMITTEE MEETS WITH NEW CONSTRUCTION BUYER

 

The CAWV Joint Architects Committee met on August 18 at the CAWV Headquarters. Committee members discussed several issues beginning with the School Building Authority of West Virginia’s (SBA) recent introduction of Building Information Modeling (BIM) on new school construction projects. The BIM requirement will be detailed in the specifications of new schools and will require architects, contractors and some subcontractors to submit models in BIM. Starting in 2017, all SBA funded remodeling projects will also have the BIM requirements included. 

 

The highlight of the meeting was the introduction of Jessica Chambers, Senior Buyer, West Virginia Purchasing Division. David Tincher, Purchasing Division Director, introduced Ms. Chambers and noted that she will be the new contact for all new public construction projects that are bid through State Purchasing. He added that Ms. Chambers was a buyer for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for eight years and has experience with construction projects. The CAWV has worked for several years to get a dedicated construction buyer in state purchasing to help with bid and change order issues that arise on publically funded projects. Chairman Derick Foster said, “The CAWV would like to congratulate Jessica on her new position and we are really excited to have her as the new construction buyer for the state.”

 

The next meeting of the CAWV Joint Architects Committee will be held September 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the CAWV conference room. For additional information on the Joint Architects Committee, contact Pat McDonald at (304) 342-1166 or pmcdonald@cawv.org .

 

METHANOL PRODUCTION FACILITY PLANNED FOR WEST VIRGINIA

 

US Methanol, a chemical manufacturing startup, recently announced plans to build a methanol production facility in Kanawha County next year, bringing with it an estimated 60 full-time jobs and 300 temporary construction positions. It will be built along state Route 25 in Institute near the Dow Chemical plant. Brad Gunn, the new company’s CEO, said he and his colleagues intend to deconstruct a methanol plant in Brazil and install it next to the Dow-DuPont chemical plant in Institute by July 2017. The plant, which US Methanol said would use 70 million cubic feet of gas per day, will use a chemical process to turn methane into pure methanol, a base solution used in paints, plastics, windshield washer fluid and other chemicals, like formaldehyde. The methanol facility could be one of the first downstream businesses to develop in the Kanawha Valley because of the ready supply of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, and the proposed Institute facility might only be the beginning for US Methanol.

AGC Wins Landmark Case on Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently decided a landmark case on commercial general liability (CGL) insurance coverage for construction defects.  In the process, it has become the latest court to hold that the CGL policy (sold to AGC members across the United States) does provide significant coverage for such defects. On August 4, the six members of the court unanimously endorsed the majority rule that the policy does cover water and other property damage resulting from unintended and unexpected defects in a subcontractor’s workmanship. This was a major victory for both AGC of America and the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, which had jointly filed a brief amicus curiae in the New Jersey Supreme Court in strong support of coverage.

 

It also marked another turning point in the nationwide debate over CGL coverage for construction defects.  The New Jersey Supreme Court not only found coverage for such defects.  It also distinguished and severely eroded its 1979 decision in what is widely known as the Weedo case, which has long fueled the legal debate over coverage for construction defects.

 

Within AGC, the decision also underscores the great value of national-chapter collaboration. In conjunction with its chapters in Texas, Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi, Indiana, Arkansas, Georgia, the Carolinas and now New Jersey, AGC of America has now stalled the insurance industry’s effect to eliminate all CGL coverage for construction defects.

 

The name of the New Jersey case is Cypress Point Condominium Association, Inc. v. Adria Towers, L.L.C.  For more information, contact Michael Kennedy at AGC of America at kennedym@agc.org.

REBID:  Iaeger and Southside Elementary School Playgrounds, McDowell County

Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 8/16/2016 playground Improvements will be done at 2 separate schools, (Iaeger Elementary and Southside K-8). The Playground Improvements consists of the following: new playground equipment structures (2), basketball court equipment (4), paved playground areas approximately 7,000 SF of paving, approximately 800 LF of perimeter fencing, landscaping, minor site grading, drainage and seeding, McDowell County, West Virginia.    A pre-bid conference to be held at 11:30 AM on 8/23/ 2016 at the McDowell County Board of Education, 30 Central Avenue, Welch, McDowell County, W V.  Bids will be received by the office of McDowell County Board of Education at the office of McDowell County Board of Education, 30 Central Avenue, Welch, McDowell County, WV.  Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Thrasher Group, Inc., 600 White Oaks Boulevard, P. O. Box 940, Bridgeport, WV 26330, (304) 343-7601.  Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom.

 

Green House Building Repair Work, Alderson

Bids will be accepted until 8:00 AM on 9/19/2016 for repair work to the government owned Plant Material Center's polycarbonate greenhouse in the town of Alderson. A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:30 AM on 8/23/2016 at 385 Old Prison Farm Rd., Greenhouse, Alderson, WV 24910. Bids should be submitted to www.fbo.gov with reference to Solicitation Number AG-2B46-S-16-0034. For additional information contact Jane M. LaBorde at (4113) 253-4357 or email Jane.LaBorde@wvd.usda.gov.

 

Bldg 37 Humidifier Repair HVAC system Job 127455, Charleston

Bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM on 8/22/2016 to repair humidifiers, reverse osmosis machines in North and South Mammouth Units Bldg. 37, Charleston.   Proposals for solicitation GSD1700000017 will be received at the Department of Administration, General Services Division-Business Section, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Bldg. 1, RM MB-60, Charleston, West Virginia 25305 or www.wvOasis.gov.  For additional information contact Tina R. Withrow, (304) 957-7187 or tina.r.withrow@wv.gov.  Proposal documents are available on www.wvOasis.gov.

 

Roof Replacement of Norwood Fire Station, City of Morgantown

 

Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 8/16/2016 for roof replacement of Norwood Fire Station, Morgantown, West Virginia.   A mandatory pre-bid conference to be held at 1:30 PM on 8/26/2016 at the City Municipal Building in the City of Morgantown.  Bids will be received by the City of Morgantown, West Virginia, at the office of the Finance Director in the City Municipal Building at 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.  Plans and specifications may be obtained at the City of Morgantown, Division of Engineering, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, (304) 284-7412.  Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom.

 

Roof Replacement, Crawford Building and Health Department, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 9/7/2016 for roof replacement for the Crawford Building located at 315 W. Stephen Street, Martinsburg, WV, 25401 and also the old Health Department Building located at 800 Emmett Rousch Drive, Martinsburg, WV, 25401.   A mandatory pre-bid conference to be held at 10:00 AM on 8/29/2016 in the Dunn Building, 400 W. Stephen Street, Room 205, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401.  Bids will be received by the County Council Office, Room 201, 400 W. Stephen Street, Martinsburg, WV, 25401.  Plans and specifications may be obtained at the County Council Office, 400 W. Stephen Street, Suite 201, Martinsburg, WV 25401, (304)-264-1923.  For additional information contact Tommy Puffenberger, Facilities Director, (304) 676-4184.  Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom.

 

Greenbo SRP Lobby Truss Repair, Greenup, Kentucky

Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 9/14/2016 for all materials, equipment and labor necessary to protect all existing interior construction assemblies while the existing roof waterproofing systems and roof structure is removed and replaced with new construction, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup, Kentucky.    A pre-bid conference to be held at 10:00 AM on 9/2/ 2016 at the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, 965 Lodge Rd., Greenup, Kentucky 41144.  Bids will be received by the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, 965 Lodge Rd., Greenup, KY 41144.  Plans and specifications available on Lynn Imaging Corporate Office, 328 Old Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507, 800-888-0693, or www.lynnimaging.com.

A/E, Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, 8400sf New Medical Facility, Tazewell Virginia

Proposals will be accepted until 11:00 AM on 9/8/2016 for Architectural and Engineering services for a 8400 square foot new medical facility for Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, 145 Ben Bolt Avenue, Tazewell, Virginia. For a complete solicitation package please contact Bryan Haynes, bhaynes@svchs.com or (276) 496-4492, Ext. 1004. 

Construction of the Edgar Tillet Memorial Park Improvements, Loudoun County, Virginia

 

Bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on 9/26/2016 for construction of the Edgar Tillet Memorial Park improvement, Loudoun County, Virginiaand.   A pre-bid conference to be held at 11:00 AM on 8/29/2016 at the Edgar Tillet Memorial Park (Project) which is located at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Truro Parish Drive, 21561 Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn, Virginia 20147.  Bids will be received by Department of Finance and Procurement Division of Procurement One Harrison Street, SE, 4th Floor Leesburg, Virginia 20175.  Plans and specifications may be obtained at the Department of Finance and Procurement Division of Procurement One Harrison Street, SE, 4th Floor Leesburg, Virginia 20175 or www.loudoun.gov.  For additional information contact Christopher Bresley, CPPB, (703) 777-0394 or Christopher.Bresley@loudoun.gov.

 

Preston County Courthouse Sidewalk / railing Improvements (Bid 8/5)

 

Huffman Corporation ................................................................................................... $119,900

Veritas Contracting, LLC...............................................................................................   199,988

 

Replace of Existing Ballasted Roofing System, Fairmont (MHC1700000001) 8/16

 

Tennis Roofing & Asphalt, Inc...................................................................................... $184,799

N.F. Mansuetto & Sons, Inc..........................................................................................   191,588

Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc......................................................................   220,000

Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Company.............................................................   239,640

Mecklenburg Roofing.................................................................................................   280,277

 

WVU Morgantown-Doll’s Run Training Center Building Addition 8/15

 

MacBracey Corporation............................................................................................... $407,900

Lombardi Development Co...........................................................................................   444,590

Huffman Corporation....................................................................................................   447,700

Allegheny Construction Group......................................................................................   516,990

Lee Reger Builds, Inc.................................................................................................   568,800

 

WVU Morgantown- Student Rec Center Roof Replacement (90003667Z) 8/17

 

RAME, Inc................................................................................................................... $2,196,000

N.F. Mansuetto & Sons, Inc........................................................................................   2,767,265

Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc....................................................................   3,082,400

 

*CAWV Members in Bold Type