Skanska to Develop Dayton Hospital

In at least its third hospital deal in recent months, Skanska has been awarded a $75.6 million construction management contract for a major expansion at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. The project will create the Miami Valley Hospital Heart Tower, an 11-story building totaling about 480,000 square feet and featuring a heart center with cardiac surgery suites and 180 private patient rooms, as well as general patient and visitor areas and underground parking on two levels. The project is a joint venture between Skanska USA Building and the contractor, Dayton-based Shook Construction. Work began in May and is expected to be done by the end of 2010. The total contract amount is $135 million. Established in 1890 and ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2007 as one of America’s best hospitals, Miami Valley is a regional specialist hospital with 848 beds and 1,100 physicians. Just two days ago, CPN reported that Skanska won a contract for a $50 million hospital expansion for St. Joseph Health System in Eureka, Calif. That project entails a 100,000-square-foot, three-story expansion of the existing hospital that will double the hospital’s emergency department capacity and increase the number of intensive-care beds. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in 2010. And in May, CPN reported that Skanska had been awarded a $53 million construction management contract for a large clinic in Roanoke, Va. The customer is Carilion Health System. The approximately 215,000-square-foot clinic building will have 208 patient/exam rooms and a radiology department equipped for MRI and CT scanning as well as radiation treatment. Skanska had already carried out about $10 million in preconstruction work on the project, which is scheduled to be completed in October 2009. Skanska USA Building provides construction, general contracting, design and design-build services and is based in Parsippany, N.J. Headquartered in Stockholm, Skanska is one of the world’s largest construction groups, with 60,000 employees in Europe, the United States and Latin America.