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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 trades. 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. 86 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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