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The Heart and Vascular Tower project is the second recent joint venture for Milton J. Womack Inc. and JE Dunn Construction. « Institutional | MILTON J. WOMACK INC./JE DUNN JV – OUR LADY OF THE LAKE HEART AND VASCULAR TOWER AND TRAUMA CENTER EXPANSION Heart of Activity W hen Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center started making plans for a major expansion and renovation project more than two years ago, one general contractor stood out as the best candidate for the task. With more than 20 years of renovation and expansion projects at the Baton Rouge, La.-based medical center already under its belt, Milton J. Womack Inc. is poised to successfully deliver a new tower and emergency department that will greatly improve Our Lady of the Lake’s level of service. Milton J. Womack Inc. and joint-venture partner JE Dunn Construction will go vertical this spring on a $120 million, 10-story heart and vascular tower for the healthcare provider. Construction started in June 2011 and will conclude in November 2013. “The new emergency department will be the area’s first Level 3 trauma center and one of two in the state,” Project Manager Tommy Serpas says. ”The new tower will serve as a new training hospital, and will increase beds for vascular intensive care patients.” In addition to building the 375,000-squarefoot tower, the Womack/Dunn JV is adding 18,000 square feet to the medical center’s existing emergency department/trauma center and renovating existing space in six phases, project manager Joey Porta says. The expanded trauma center will house two additional CT scan machines, an additional MRI, and a two-story helipad large enough to land two helicopters. Notable heart and vascular tower features include five operating rooms and 150 beds, as well as courtyard and garden areas, he adds. OUR LADY OF THE LAKE MEDICAL CHOSE FAMILIAR PARTNERS FOR A 10-STORY EXPANSION. BY JIM HARRIS Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center • Project cost: $120 million • Location: Baton Rouge, La. • Employees on-site at peak: 350 “This project has really shown us how to work on a restricted site.” –Tommy Serpas, project manager A Major Undertaking The structural steel tower will feature pouredin-place concrete decks, a curtain wall and brick exterior and a foundation of 525 augercast piles. The tower will connect to an existing six-story parking garage. 64 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
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