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  Langley AFB Hospital RenovationLangley AFB Hospital Renovation


Heery International, Inc.
999 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309

General Description

Location: Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
Date Bid:
June 2009 Construction Period: Aug 2010 to June 2014
Total Square Feet: 160,000 Site: N/A
Number of Buildings: Four (3 hospital buildings renovated, 1 new veterinary clinic).
Building Sizes: First floor, 110,000; second floor, 25,000;
each additional floor, 25,000; total, 160,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’ 7”; second floor, 11’ 5”;
each additional floor, 12’ 2”; total, 37’ 2”.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade.  Exterior Walls: Brick, precast. Roof: Asphalt shingles, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Heery International, Inc. - 999 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309

Doctors and other medical personnel recently moved into a fully renovated hospital at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. The three-building, 160,000-square-foot renovation reconfigured, right-sized and modernized the USAF 633d Medical Group facilities to support the latest healthcare technologies and equipment. All Life Safety systems and mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and communications building infrastructure systems were modernized. The majority of the renovations occurred in the main hospital building, but also included two other ancillary buildings on the base. A fourth building – aging clinic space that was prone to flooding because of its location – was demolished.

Heery’s work on the design-build project has also been recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America – Southeast Region with both an Honor Award and Best Project Design-Build Award for projects in the public sector over $15 million. In addition, the hospital is LEED® Silver certified.

The hospital building’s exterior renovations connected the hospital with an adjacent three-story patient tower, both physically by creating public access hallways between the two buildings and aesthetically, by creating a unified entrance way. The aging white brick and CMU backup on the hospital building was stripped away and replaced by 6-inch precast concrete panels with red brick similar to the patient tower, which was compatible with the base’s current architectural standards. The precast met both the ATFP (anti-terrorism force protection) and wind load requirements of the project.

Interior renovations upgraded the hospital’s urgent care center into a true emergency department, reconfigured space to accommodate the base’s changing needs and supported the latest technologies and equipment. Medical records – originally scheduled to be housed in one of the ancillary buildings – were moved to the building’s third floor, requiring the project’s most significant structural work to handle the additional weight.

In order to consolidate clinical space from the demolished building, make room for the medical records and expand the emergency department, the team reconfigured the existing space to make it more efficient. Additional space was created by moving the mechanical systems to the roof.

Throughout construction, the hospital remained fully operational. To accomplish this, all the work was completed through a detailed, six-phase plan that allowed all departments to continue working without the use of modular or temporary buildings. Building systems from security to HVAC and IT, as well as patient and staff access were maintained throughout the project.

The project also included the design and construction of a 3,350-square-foot veterinary clinic. The existing clinic was over 60 years old and no longer able to meet the needs of the military working dogs as well as the family pets of base personnel.

The project’s final cost was $62 million, including design, construction, commissioning and outfitting. As part of this project, Heery procured and installed not only the furniture, signage, and art work but also most of the computer and medical equipment, from specialty medical machines down to the gloves and sharps disposals. The outfitting (furniture and medical equipment) requirements drive the design phase of the project by identifying key elements such as space and doorway sizes, IT connections, power, water and other requirements.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Pacific Clay, Lawrenceville
Roofing: Carlisle, GAF, Merchant & Evans
Entrances & Storefronts: YKK AP America, Stanley
Interior: 3 Form, Armstrong
Flooring: Crossville, Azrock
Lighting: Lithonia
Elevators: ThyssenKrupp

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