FAIRFAX, Va. — Inova Health System selected Clark Construction Group to build the largest phase of its capital improvement program, the 665,000-square-foot Inova Women’s Hospital & Children’s Hospital. The $215-million contract is part of the healthcare organization’s multi-year effort to upgrade its Fairfax campus into a world-class environment for patient care, education and research.
The 12-story hospital will contain 192 patient rooms on four floors, a 108-bed neonatal intensive care unit, 33 labor and delivery rooms, six C-section suites, and eight operating rooms. In addition to medical spaces, the project team will construct support areas, a ground-floor clinic and a kitchen.
The Inova Children’s Hospital will occupy three floors of the building. The children’s hospital will contain 116 private pediatric rooms and have its own dedicated entrance. The entire facility will connect to the campus’ existing South Patient Tower on the three lower levels. The hospital’s cast-in-place concrete structure will be wrapped in an architectural precast skin with glazed curtainwall and ribbon windows. Custom entry canopies will greet all hospital visitors, while green roofs and a healing garden enhance sustainability and provide natural respite.
The project includes construction of a new central utility plant and a central energy plant with two 1,800-ton chillers, cooling towers, and 13 custom air handling units to provide 3,300 tons of added cooling load. The hospital also will be equipped with three two-megawatt emergency generators with paralleling gear to provide continuous electricity in the event of an emergency. Construction will begin in September and completion is expected in September 2015.
Wilmot Sanz, Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., is the project architect. Additional project partners include RMF Engineering, Baltimore, MEP engineer and Cagley & Associates, Rockville, Md., structural engineer.