Clark Awarded $215M Inova Women’s Hospital & Children’s Hospital Construction Contract

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Clark Construction Group recently announced its selection by Inova Health System to build the 665,000-square-foot Inova Women’s Hospital & Children’s Hospital, the largest phase of its capital improvement program. Clark is currently the top-ranked general contractor in Modern Healthcare’s Construction & Design Survey, with more than $1 billion in [...]

The Clark Construction Group recently announced its selection by Inova Health System to build the 665,000-square-foot Inova Women’s Hospital & Children’s Hospital, the largest phase of its capital improvement program. Clark is currently the top-ranked general contractor in Modern Healthcare’s Construction & Design Survey, with more than $1 billion in healthcare revenue in 2011.

The new hospital will stand 12 stories high. It will have 192 patient rooms on four floors, a 108-bed neonatal intensive care unit, 33 labor and delivery rooms, six C-section suites and eight operating rooms. Support areas, a ground-floor clinic and a kitchen will also be constructed.

Three of the building’s floors will be home to the Inova Children’s Hospital, which will include 116 private rooms and a dedicated entrance. The entire facility will be connected to the campus’ existing South Patient Tower on the lower three levels.

An architectural precast skin with glazed curtain wall and ribbon windows will wrap the new building’s cast-in-place concrete structure. The hospital will also feature custom entry canopies, green roofs and a healing garden.

Clark Construction will also build a new central utility plant and a central energy plant with two 1,800-ton chillers, cooling towers and 13 custom air handling units, which will provide 3,300 tons of added cooling load. Three two-megawatt emergency generators with paralleling gear will provide the hospital with continuous energy in the event of an emergency.

Wilmot Sanz Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md., is the project’s architect, Rockville, Md.-based Cagley & Associates is the structural engineer and Baltimore-based RMF Engineering is the MEP engineer.

The entire contract is worth $215 million. It is part of Inova Health System’s multi-year effort to turn its campus in Fairfax, Va., into a world-class environment for patient care, education and research. Construction will begin in September. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2015.

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Rendering courtesy of Clark Construction.