By mid-December the bidding calendar is usually pretty blank most years. The volume of year-end activity isn’t significantly higher in 2017 but, with what we know is in the hopper, there are a number of plum opportunities on the streets.
On the small but interesting side, bids are being taken from A. Martini & Co., Franjo and Rycon for the 20,000 square foot TI for Delphi Automotive in RIDC Park in O’Hara. Based upon similar fit-outs of their autonomous vehicle competitors, this project won’t be a multi-million job for the winner; but with Delphi’s growth plans, it won’t hurt to get positioned as their contractor. Franjo parlayed a couple small projects for Uber into tens of millions in construction over the past couple years.
Poole Anderson, Franjo and BRIDGES are among the contractors pricing the $30 million Crossings senior living community Smith Packett has planned for Indiana Township. The project has 154 units of independent and assisted living, plus 40 memory care beds. A similar project, the Salina of Cranberry, is being budgeted at the Village of Cranberry Woods. That senior community is being developed by the Formation Group from Atlanta. When these two projects start construction, some $250 million in senior living apartments will be underway in metro Pittsburgh
Another combined cycle power plant is nearing construction in the region. The 1,000 MW, $600 million Renaissance Energy Center will be built by APV at the Hatfield’s Ferry site near Carmichaels in Greene County. Siemens is reported to be the EPC on the project. In the commercial sector, the $13 million Tryp Hotel is close to starting construction. Franjo Construction is the contractor on the adaptive re-use of the former Washington Elementary on 40th Street.
AHN has narrowed the competition for its new Wexford hospital to Turner, Massaro/Gilbane and Rycon/Yates. A decision is expected before the holidays.