With evolving healthcare needs and emphasis on aging and retired service personnel, the Department of Defense has placed a greater focus on health care and supporting facilities in its military bases. Seymour Johnson is one of the many that is renovating or expanding its medical facility.
Heery is designing and constructing a replacement for the existing 50-year-old, obsolete medical clinic (Building 2800) at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The new state-of-the-art primary care clinic will provide world-class care to the servicemen and women and their families while promoting a healing environment. The striking design employed a tensioned fabric roof system that was symbolic of an airplane wing which yielded a light and airier environment. Sustainable features included a green roof to provide both surface cooling for the structure and a place for respite for patients and visitors. This is a unique, integrated procurement process for design, construction, and IO&T that utilizes all of the Heery IPD services including BIM, but maintains a much higher level of design and budget control because of Heery’s integrated delivery.
Heery provided the potential for cost savings through value engineering during the design process allowing for the achievement of a 0-Sum contract change.
Competitive cost control is achieved by an active participation by the design-builder and all subcontractors during the design process with continuous coordination meetings to ensure the project could be built on time and within budget including the coordination with the HFO, COE and users while balancing new user requirements with RFP requirements of the PFD. The opportunities to know, assess, and affect the costs of all facets of the project produce significant savings. Additionally, Heery yielded an effective integration of HFO, staff stakeholders, and USACE representatives with the Heery team of all disciplines, contractors, and subcontractors for weekly team coordination.