NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded J.E. Dunn Construction Company, of Kansas City, Missouri, a $52 million contract Jan. 18, 2018, for a new project at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
The project, a 50,544 square-foot addition to the Langley Air Force Base Hospital, will accommodate an expected 25 percent personnel increase to the 633rd Medical Group specialty medicine and surgical staffs.
According to the JBLE website, the 633rd MDG serves more than 40,000 service members and their families, while also providing emergency room care, inpatient and outpatient services, surgical services, and specialty consultation to more than 110,000 people in the local area.
“It is an honor to serve as the project manager for a project that will enhance the lives of our military members and their families for generations to come,” said Cara Sydnor, a Norfolk District project manager responsible for the hospital addition project. "Tremendous efforts were put forth for many months from the Norfolk District team, our design team, contracting, cost engineering, and office of counsel, to reach the contract award milestone."
The project will put services such as, physical therapy and MRI’s under a permanent structure directly tied into the existing facility. Such services are currently performed in modular buildings near the hospital. The effort also includes replacing the hospital’s Central Utility Plant, which includes installing a new steam boiler, a 167-ton chiller, and the associated equipment.
The project is expected to start in late winter or early spring, 2019 and is estimated to be complete in the winter of 2021.