May 23, 2008
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Joint Venture of Clark and Balfour Beatty Awarded Design-Build Contract for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

BETHESDA, Md. – The Naval Facilities Engineering Command awarded Clark/Balfour Beatty, A Joint Venture, a design-build contract for major expansion and renovations to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The project totals over $640,000,000 and will be completed over a period of 40 months.

Under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program the project will be designed and constructed by the Clark/Balfour Beatty joint venture to support establishment of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Contract scope involves new construction and renovation of existing facilities, including approximately 667,000 square feet of new medical office, emergency room and patient care construction; more than 20,000 square feet of new utility and material handling tunnels and circulation corridors; more than 400,000 square feet of renovation in areas of Buildings 1 through 10; and a patient parking garage.

Led by Clark/Balfour Beatty, the design-build team includes partners HKS of Dallas, Architect of Record; Wingler Sharpe of Wichita Falls, Tex., architectural renovation and new construction design; Hartman-Cox Architects of Washington, D.C., historic preservation/restoration; Haley & Aldrich of McLean, Va., geotechnical engineering; Dewberry of Fairfax, Va., civil engineering/landscape design; Cagley & Associates, of Rockville, Md., structural engineering; Southland Industries of Dulles, Va., mechanical/plumbing design and construction; and M.C. Dean of Dulles, Va., electrical/IT design and construction. The facilities at Walter Reed will be designed and constructed to meet LEED® Silver certification.

In another joint venture, Clark and Balfour Beatty are already working together under the BRAC program on a $1.2 billion headquarters New Campus East expansion in northern Virginia under a contract with the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.