Turner Gilbane, a joint venture between Turner Construction and Gilbane Building Co., announced the substantial completion/Beneficial Occupancy Date on the 1.27 million-sf Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
The hospital was constructed for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the federal government's Base Realignment and Closing Program and was designed to increase hospital and outpatient care to all service members and veterans under BRAC 2005. Designed by the architectural team HDR/Dewberry, the new facility combines technology and data to advance healthcare for the U.S. military and replaces the DeWitt Army Community Hospital. It will absorb some patients from the recently closed Water Reed Army Medical Center.
The Fort Belvoir facility design includes sustainable features throughout. FBCH has achieved a LEED Silver certification and is striving to attain LEED Gold. FBCH will reduce environmental impacts on Fort Belvoir and surrounding communities, foster conservation and sustainability practices.