$503.8M for New Medical Center at Fort Hood
The Balfour-Beatty/Mccarthy joint venture in Dallas, TX received a $503.8 million firm-fixed-price contract to design and build the Fort Hood replacement hospital in Fort Hood, TX. The estimated completion date is Jan 20/14, with work to be performed at Fort Hood, TX. Bids were solicited on the Web with 8 bids received by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District in Fort Worth, TX (W9126G-10C-0087). The existing hospital has a shortage of operating rooms and, despite improvements, the Army believes that it does not thoroughly meet the behavioral health care and other needs of Soldiers injured in the Global War on Terrorism.
The replacement hospital is quite understandably not a small project. The team will design and build a 947,000 square foot Medical Center replacement on the athletic field site adjacent to the existing Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center campus. This will be a complete replacement, including all inpatient services, the ambulatory and outpatient clinics, ancillary services, emergency department, ambulance garage, building information systems and special foundations, and basic interior furnishing and decoration. Supporting facilities include central utility plant, site work, parking and relocation of existing athletic fields. The facility must comply with Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-510-01, the US DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings; UFC 4-010-01, American with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADA/ABAAG); and applicable energy conservation legislation, including the Sustainable Design and Development (SDD) and Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05).