November 04, 2011
Press Releases & News

Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Project Reaches Structural Milestone

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The 500,000-square-foot Replacement Hospital at Camp Pendleton topped out today. The Clark/McCarthy design-build team erected more than 4,000 tons of structural steel to reach the milestone. The team, with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest, marked the completion of the project's structure with a jobsite lunch and celebration. The Replacement Hospital at Camp Pendleton Project team has worked more than 250,000 manhours over the past 14 months with zero lost-time incidents. The project is currently one month ahead of schedule.

When complete in 2014, the new hospital will include inpatient medical facilities with 54 patient rooms and up to 60 beds, ancillary departments, emergency care, primary care, specialty care clinics, and support spaces and facilities for non-ambulatory patients who require stays in excess of 24 hours. Additional construction includes a central utilities plant; more than 2,500 parking spaces including a 1,500 space, multi-level parking structure, and site development. Clark/McCarthy's contract also includes a planned modification to furnish and install the furniture, fixtures, and equipment necessary to support the facility's function and enhance turnover of the hospital. The project team anticipates earning LEED® Gold certification.

Through October 2011, more than $223 million in contracts (77% of all contract awards) have been awarded to small business enterprises. Service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses have been awarded more than $157 million in contracts on the project. Clark/McCarthy is exceeding the Navy's original small business participation goals (45%) by more than $100 million.

Navy Medicine West is the sponsor of the hospital representing the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and NAVFAC Southwest is managing the project. Since April 2009, NAVFAC Southwest has awarded 107 ARRA projects with a total value of $814 million. The hospital replacement project at Camp Pendleton is the largest ARRA project awarded by the Department of Navy.

HKS Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, is the project architect. Additional project partners include KPFF Consulting Engineers, San Diego, structural engineer; TMAD Taylor and Gaines, San Diego, mechanical engineer; exp., San Diego, electrical engineer; Flores Lund Consultants, San Diego, civil engineer; and The EcoLogic Studio, San Diego, sustainability consultant.

Project subcontractors include F J Willert, earthwork, San Diego; CMC Rebar, reinforcing steel, San Diego; Bomel Construction, concrete, San Diego; Comm Steel, steel erection, Cleveland; Schuff Steel Company, structural steel, San Diego; Anning-Johnson, metal deck, City of Industry, Calif., International Iron, stairs, San Diego; Monaco Mechanical, mechanical, Los Angeles; RPM, mechanical, San Diego; Bergelectric, electrical, San Diego; and G&C, electrical equipment, Los Angeles.