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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Gilbane and partners deliver a World-Class Military Healthcare Facility through an Integrated Design Bid Build (IDBB) Successive Target Process

Spanning over 1.2 million square feet in 8 buildings, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the Department of Defense network. It is referred to as the “New Model for Modern Military Healthcare.” State-of-the-art equipment combined with innovative patient care initiatives offer both patients and staff a world-class environment located in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

 Building Summary

  • 4 Outpatient Clinics (500,000 Gross Square Feet (GSF))
  • New Hospital (700,000 GSF)
  • 2 Parking Garages (1,400 Cars)
  • Central Utilities Plant (33,000 GSF)

The facility was designed integrating the principles of Evidence Based Design into the basic architecture and engineering systems of the building. The team deployed significant use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a coordination tool that helped achieve intense QA/QC requirements. Primary areas included:

  • Trade contractor coordination for mechanical and electrical
  • Field conflict resolution
  • Change coordination during construction
  • Site utilities/underground features coordination

Achieving Energy Efficiency for Long-Term Savings

Design elements that contribute to a projected savings of over $449,000 per year based on its 27.6% energy consumption reduction include:

  • Lighting Design
  • Automatic Control System
  • Rainscreen System
  • High Efficiency VSD Chillers