Hospital Replacement for the US Army

With a rich history all its own—which includes being the first D-Day troops to step onto the beaches

of Normandy during World War II—Fort Riley’s First Infantry Division continues to gallantly serve our country. Whether training other service members in support of the Army’s Transition Team in Iraq and Afghanistan or deploying security forces around the world; this heartland Army base located in eastern Kansas remains a critical component of U.S. military might.

Two active wars that brought thousands of wounded soldiers into the military healthcare system, coupled with aging facilities and changes resulting from base realignment, have prompted the largest hospital building program in Department of Defense(DOD) history. Thanks to over $6 billion in funding, installations such as Fort Riley are experiencing an unprecedented boom in hospital construction that will change the face of patient care.

The 552,000-sf Irwin Community Replacement Hospital, which promises patient-friendly, evidence-based design provided by LEO A DALY in a joint venture with RLF, was delivered utilizing Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) that emphasized a partnership of cooperation between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as well as the design team and contractor.

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The electrical construction effort was 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 the 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.

Size
552,000 square feet

Electrical Construction Cost
$20 Million

Duration
April 2011 – December 2013

Delivery Method
Design-Bid-Build

Other Team Members
Balfour/Walton JV
Leo A Daly Architect
RLF Engineers

Berg Regional Office
Austin

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