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JE Dunn Construction will manage $52 million hospital expansion project at Fort Eustis

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Rendering of hospital addition courtesy of JE Dunn Construction

JE Dunn Construction has been awarded a $52 million hospital addition and utility plant replacement project at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Air Force Base at Fort Eustis, which is adjacent to Hampton and Newport News.

The expansion includes a two-story, 50,544-square-foot hospital addition to the existing facility and an 11,634-square-foot replacement of the hospital’s utility plant. Departments housed in the project include mental health, physical medicine, education/training and information management. The new utility plant will serve the addition and the existing hospital. After the new plant is completed and functional, the existing plant will be demolished.

According to JE Dunn, which announced the project, the expansion is a part of the national medical Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) program with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Little Rock District.

Partnered with Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, Dunn said it has designed and constructed more than $750 million in health-care facilities at more than 10 military bases across the nation in support of the  government’s modernization program over the past eight years.The federal government program allows the team to compete for the design and construction of health-care facilities across the country at active military bases against a select pool of qualified teams.

“This is an incredible time for JE Dunn and its federal health-care work,” Chris Grant, a senior project manager for JE Dunn, said in a statement. “Our ability to expand into the East with the USACE Norfolk District opens the door to a new federal geography. We are excited to take this on with our long-time partners, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture.”

The contract includes outfitting the building with furnishings and equipment. The project will be designed to achieve LEED silver certification. JE Dunn said design and construction will take 39 months.

Joint Base Langley-Eustis is home to the 633rd Medical Group, which serves 40,000 active-duty members, their families and retirees. Joint Base Langley-Eustis Air Combat Command is the primary force provider of combat airpower to America’s war fighting commands. Established in 1916, Langley AFB is the oldest continuously active air force base in the U.S. 

The consultant team includes JE Dunn, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, ME Group, Henderson Engineers, Mitchell Planning, Walker and Moore, Hurt and Proffitt, Bob D. Campbell and Company, EDI, Protection Engineering Consultants as well as local trade partners, Watson Electrical and Warwick Plumbing and Heating.

J.E. Dunn is the 11th largest domestic general building contractor in the country with offices in 20 locations.

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