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Institutional | TURNER CONSTRUCTION – MARTIN ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Health Initiative EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN HELPS FORT BENNING BETTER SERVE SOLDIERS AND FAMILIES. BY JAMIE MORGAN The design/build team is using BIM to provide superior coordination between the tracks. a main entrance for the « »Havingfacility improves wayfinding. entire S ince being featured in Construction Today in July 2011, the design/build team for the 745,000-square-foot Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga., has made steady progress. Turner Construction assembled a team in 2009 of at-risk partners including Ellerbe-Beckett (now AECOM) and RLF Architects as the architects of record, MC Dean as the electrical and communication systems design/builder, MMC Contractors (formerly Midwest Mechanical Contractors, Inc.) as the mechanical and plumbing contractor, Schuff Steel Co. as the steel contractor, Gibson Landscaping as the landscape and hardscape design/builder, Alexander Contracting as the site work contractor and TRC Construction Services as the parking garage design/builder. TLC Engineering For Architecture is providing mechanical engineering and energy modeling. “For this project, we were looking for significant large hospital experience and we were looking for government contracting experience, in our partners,” Turner Construction Project Executive Marty Miller said. “Those were the two primary criteria in assembling the team.” The combined experience has led to a project that is on target to reach its May 2014 deadline. When Construction Today last checked in with the design/build team, it had just passed the 35 percent design completion review stage and was finishing infrastructure work. Today, “the design is 100 percent and accepted by the government with a short list of comments, but the design is considered finished,” Miller says. “We are out of the ground with steel and placing concrete slabs, and exterior precast panel installation has begun. The central utility plant is under roof and dried in, the standby power generators, switchgear, steam generators, hot water boilers, chillers, cooling towers and pumping systems are in place and the central utility plant is about 60 percent complete. Staff and visitor parking garages are nearing completion.” The Telephone Switching Station Building is completely done as are last summer’s infrastructure work,the utilities and the stormwater management basin. With the design completed and above-ground construction well underway, the vision for the Martin Army Community Hospital is much clearer. “One of the unique features of our proposal was to give the government a six-week period at the beginning of the contract for design validation, and we had design meetings with different user groups very early on,” Miller says. “We met with each one of the departments and with our architects and reviewed the drawings and received input. As a result of that, there was some redesigning to the hospital floor plan to get it just right.” “From day one before even turned in the–proposal we we decided to apply BIM – this project holistically.” to –Marty Miller, project executive • Project cost: Approx. $350 million • Headquarters: Fort Benning, Ga. Turn Const Armer CommructionHospital tin y unity – Mar Design Details The finished structure will house 70 inpatient beds, four acuity-adaptable intensive care units (ICU), four step-down ICUs, 24 medical surgical beds, 14 mother/baby beds and 24 psychiatric beds. The ICU is being built as an eight-bed unit with the capability to expand to 24 acuity adjustable beds. The new hospital will be an eight-story structure with six floors above grade and two floors below grade. Because of its heavily sloped site, the below-grade floors will still have daylight. The façade uses precast exposed aggregate finished concrete in two textures and glass and metal curtain walls to let in light. The building complex is divided into three building masses – a hospital tower and two clinic wings. A central grand concourse will create a natural separation and serve as a circulation and gathering place with seating areas and views to the natural woods and Upatoi Creek basin. 126 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Law
Green Construction
Best Practices
Lighting Technology
HDC Development Cos.
NorthPoint Development
Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank – Moffett Towers
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Howard S. Wright – Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center
Rommel Cos.
NOW Specialties Inc.
NOW Specialties Inc.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.
Victor International
Starwood Land Ventures
LaValley Building Supply
Congress Construction
McCormack Baron Salazar Inc.
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Ricco Construction
Taisei Construction Corp.
WPM Construction
WPM Construction – WR Sage West Apartments
Flagger Force
Miami International Airport – North Terminal improvements
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Hydrema US Inc.
CARCON Industries
Dennis’ 7 Dees
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc.
International Airport Development Co. Ltd. – Argyle International Airport
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
Morrison Hershfield – Newfoundland
APEX Block Corp.
Teqton Inc. U.S.
Dakota Transload
Empyrean Services
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI field building
Kohler Ronan LLC
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
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