DALLAS, Texas – Clark McCarthy Healthcare Partners II, a joint venture of Clark Construction Group and McCarthy Building Companies Inc., was recently awarded a $648-million contract by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District to build the Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital in El Paso, Texas.
Notice to proceed was issued in late May and the project is expected to be complete in 2016. The 1.1-million-square-foot healthcare campus will replace the existing William Beaumont Army Medical Center. The project will consist of a seven-story hospital, two clinic buildings, administrative building, clinical investigation building with biosafety level-three laboratories and central utility plant. In addition to constructing the campus’ structures, Clark/McCarthy also will construct two access control points and surface parking.
“Our team is honored to build this world-class healthcare facility serving our soldiers and their families,” commented McCarthy Texas Region President Mike McWay. “Our team brings significant capabilities and an unmatched excellence in healthcare. We are excited to get started.”
The 630,000-square-foot replacement hospital building will be comprised of a moment-resistant steel frame structure with a SidePlate connection system and a concrete and metal deck composite floor system. These systems also will be used in constructing the clinic facilities and will help the buildings withstand the effects of seismic activity. Each of the new buildings’ curtain wall systems will be equipped with integral sunshade devices, and structures will also feature natural stone and metal façade panels combined with a terra-cotta rainscreen system.
The Fort Bliss healthcare campus is designed to achieve LEED-Silver certification, and the hospital and clinic buildings are designed to achieve LEED for Healthcare certification. The project team will incorporate sustainable elements into the campus, including water-efficient landscaping, water-use reduction fixtures and other energy-efficient design features.
HDR, Inc., of Alexandria, Va., is the project architect.
This is the sixth significant healthcare collaboration effort for the Clark/McCarthy team. The two companies are currently building the Replacement Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton and the New Stanford Hospital in California and Project Legacy, the Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Health Care System Replacement Medical Center in New Orleans.