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Dewberry’s design-build Fort Belvoir hospital wins award for best heath-care project

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Engineering News-Record (ENR) has recognized a Dewberry project, the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, as the best healthcare project in the mid-Atlantic in 2012.

The $956 million community hospital was recognized for its sustainable design principles and expedited delivery.

The 1.3 million-square-foot design/bid/build project met Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) requirements. A joint venture team of HDR and the Fairfax office of Dewberry designed a 120-bed, inpatient facility with more than 700,000 square feet in four clinical buildings. In addition, the hospital has a pharmacy, laboratories, speciality units, space for administrative offices,, a 28,250-square-foot central utility plant and two five-story parking garages.

Due to an aggressive schedule mandated by BRAC 2005 legislation, the project was one of the first to use the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ new integrated design-bid-build delivery process.  It took four years and 10 months to build. The project is LEED certified gold and was completed in 2011.


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