Summary: Fort Riley’s existing Irwin Community Hospital has seen over a half century of active duty of its own. By the summer of 2013, however, a 26-month, fast-tracked construction effort under the guidance of the general contractor—Balfour Beatty Construction in a joint venture with Walton Construction (Balfor/Walton)—will enable the fort’s new $344 –million hospital to offer state-of-the-art healthcare.
The 552,000-sf Irwin Community Replacement Hospital, which promises patient-friendly, evidence-based design provide by LEO A DALY in a joint venture with RLF, is being delivered utilizing Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) that emphasizes a partnership of cooperation between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as well as the design team and contractor.
The electrical construction effort is massive—including complete lighting, power systems, central energy plant, emergency generator, automatic transfer switches and paralleling switchgear, as well as all low-voltage systems for a 263,000-sf hospital and 289,000-sf medical clinic. To best serve Balfour/Walton and the USACE—the tried-and-true partnership of Bergelectric and Faith Technologies came together to form Bergelectric-Faith, Joint Venture—established to provide both unmatched project-specific expertise and depth of resources for the new hospital electrical installation.