A $503-million replacement hospital project at Fort Hood was awarded to Balfour-Beatty/McCarthy, Dallas, on September 10 by the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The contract was a two-step full and open design-build procurement process, says Denisha Braxton, spokeswoman for USACE, Fort Worth.
The two other short-listed teams were Hensel Phelps (Austin) & Robins Morton (Birmingham, Ala.) and Turner-Zachry Fort Hood Healthcare of San Antonio.
The Corps selected the Balfour Beatty/McCarthy joint venture to provide design-build services for the 944,000-sq-ft hospital project that will seek LEED-gold certification.
The facility replaces an existing, 45-year-old army medical center.
Design partners for the project are HKS, Dallas, and Wingler & Sharp, Wichita Falls.
The project received $351 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and construction is scheduled to start in April 2011, aiming for an early 2014 completion.