Iowa Prison to Cost $7 Million More to Open

FORT MADISON, Iowa — The new 800-bed Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison still remains empty, almost a year and a half after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in October 2013. Repairs needed to open the vacant $132 million prison will cost at least an additional $7 million, state officials told The Des Moines Register.

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Firms Selected for Design-Build Project

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Walsh Construction and Heery International Inc. have been selected to build a new multi-use state correctional facility in Montgomery County, located in Skippack Township, Pa.

Walsh Construction and Heery International Inc. will be awarded the mechanical, electrical and plumbing contracts after the design is complete. Pittsburgh-based Astorino will serve as the design firm.

Hill International, will serve as the construction management firm for the $3.7 million design-build project.

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Chicago Firm Low Bidder On Iowa Prison Projects

DES MOINES, Iowa — Chicago-based Walsh Construction provisionally won $52 million in Iowa state contracts for a major expansion and renovation project at the state women’s prison in Mitchellville.

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services opened bids from the firms for the general construction package at Mitchellville. Walsh Construction submitted a bid of $46.89 million, the lowest of the six bids. Walsh was also the lowest of three bidders for site preparation work at Mitchellville with a bid of $5.34 million.

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