In September 2010, Navy Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC) has awarded a contract with a total value of $451 million to the joint venture design-build team of Clark Construction Group LLC and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (CMJV) to build the 500,000-square-foot Replacement Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton that will replace the existing Naval Hospital.
Two years later, the CMJV and hospital team is 70 percent into the build, with more than $270 million worth of work in place.
The Replacement Naval Hospital project has been made possible through a collaborative effort between the Navy, hospital, and all contractor teams to achieve this milestone.
The joint venture team utilized the talents of HKS Architects Inc. for the fast-tracked, design-build project.
The Replacement Naval Hospital falls under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and represents the largest Recovery Act Project in the Navy, having a base contract value of $394 million and incorporating a planned modification for turnkey medical equipment valued at approximately $55 million. Completion is targeted for early 2014.
Cmdr. Whit H. Robinson, resident officer in charge of construction for the Replacement Naval Hospital.
The Replacement Naval Hospital is currently two months ahead of schedule and under budget.
Seventy percent of the subcontracts issued by Clark/McCarthy have gone to first-tier small businesses (more than $200 million worth out of a total of $320 million).
More than 50 percent issued specifically to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses add up to $160 million out of the total $320 million. These accomplishments are the contributions of the CMJV team.
“It is very exciting to be this far along only two years after the project was awarded, and to have a project that everyone is happy to be a part of,” said Carlos Gonzalez, project director for the Clark/McCarthy Joint Venture. “We feel fortunate and grateful to our specialty contractor partners, especially those who joined our team before we even submitted our proposal (Bergelectric, Monaco Mechanical, A.O. Reed, Murray, Pan-Pacific, Schuff, C&C and Tower Glass); they joined HKS and Clark/McCarthy on a truly expanded joint venture that will deliver a world-class hospital.”
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