Published on June 15, 2013 at 2:50 AM
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 also will feature natural stone and metal façade panels combined with a terra-cotta rain screen 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, the New Stanford Hospital in California, and Project Legacy, the Southeast Louisiana Veteran's Health Care System Replacement Medical Center in New Orleans.
SOURCE McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.