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Top 20 Public Construction Projects of 1998

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[Top 20 Public Construction Projects of 1998]
January 21, 1999

Builders of public construction projects in Washington are keeping busy as the baby boom "echo" continues to be reflected in the projects for 1998 - nine of those listed involved schools.

Hyundai Terminal
Hyundai Termial
Photo by Aequalis Photography

To be eligible for the list, projects had to be awarded during 1998 on a low-bid basis. This year, the Journal's special section has been expanded to include profiles on some of the top alternative bid projects that were under construction in 1998.

Also, a public-private project - the redevelopment of Holly Park in Seattle - was included. Alternative bidding has become a popular construction method for big projects. It is usually carried out through the general contractor/construction manager and design/build methods.

To date, the state's Alternative Public Works Methods Oversight Committee has identified over 40 projects that are finished or in the planning or construction phases that use alternative bidding. The total value of the alternative bid projects is over $2.1 billion.

- Phil Brown, Ben Minnick, Heather Nason, Top 20 editors


The region's future depends on top-notch infrastructure
Project 1 - State Route 2 Improvements, Snohomish River to Cavalero Corner
Project 2 - Renovation and expansion of Green Hill School, Bid Pack 2
Project 3 - Fort Lewis Whole Barracks Renewal
Project 4 - Olympia High School modernization and addition
Project 5 - Emerald Ridge High School
Project 6 - Tolt Pipeline No. 2, Phase II and Phase III, Western Segment
Project 7 - New Monroe High School
Project 8 - Third Runway and connecting taxiways
Project 9 - Baseball Stadium Parking Garage
Project 10 - Hyundai Terminal facility
Project 11 - Sequim Bypass on SR101
Project 12 - Truman Middle School
Project 13 - Evergreen Middle School
Project 14 - Bainbridge High School
Project 15 - Tumwater High School
Project 16 - Sprague Avenue Interchange, Phase 2
Project 17 - Seward/Tops (K-8) school renovation
Project 18 - Walla Walla wastewater treatment plant
Project 19 - Camas wastewater treatment facility improvements
Project 20 - WSU Bohler Gym
Project 21 - Reconstruction of Terminal Number 2, Phase I
Alternative Bid Project 1 - Major League Baseball Stadium
Alternative Bid Project 2 - Stafford Creek Prison
Alternative Bid Project 3 - University of Washington Bothell Branch Campus
Alternative Bid Project 4 - Harborview Research & Training Facility
Alternative Bid Project 5 - UW Oceanography/Fisheries Buildings
Alternative Bid Project 6 - Police West Precinct and 911 Communications Center
Alternative Bid Project 7 - World Trade Center
Alternative Bid Project 8 - Sea-Tac Water Airport Parking Terminal Expansion
Alternative Bid Project 9 - Tolt Treatment Facilities
Alternate Bid Project 10 - Holly Park Redevelopment

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