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Supporting the Troops
The Army has gone high-tech in its design of a $503M replacement hospital at Fort Hood. The US Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract to a JV of Balfour Beatty and McCarthy  Building  Cos., who will use Building Information Modeling to maintain order in the ranks. Sir, yes sir.
Fort Hood replacement hospital
The 944k SF hospital will replace the existing 45-year-old Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and include a hospital, outpatient clinics, ambulance garage, logistics building, central utility plant, and three parking structures. Construction is scheduled to start in April with completion targeted for May 2014. The team includes HKS Architects and Wichita Falls-based Wingler & Sharp as design partners. McCarthy Texas prez Mike McWay says using BIM tools will facilitate collaboration and coordination of all aspects during design and construction “to create a truly integrated project team approach not only within our team but also with the US Army Corps of Engineers and all other stakeholders.” Hoorah.