On September 1, 2010, Navy Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC) awarded a contract with a total value of $451 million to the Clark/McCarthy Joint Venture (CMJV) to build the Replacement Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton that will replace the existing Naval Hospital. Two years later, the CMJV and hospital team is 70 percent into the build, with more than $270 million worth of work in place.
The Replacement Naval Hospital project has required a collaborative effort among the Navy, hospital, and all contractor teams to achieve this milestone. The joint venture team was chosen from a pool of highly qualified and competitive contractors with extensive healthcare construction experience, and utilizes the talents of HKS Architects Inc. to provide a superb design for this fast-tracked, design-build project.
The Replacement Naval Hospital is under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and represents the largest Recovery Act Project in the Navy, having a base contract value of $394 million and incorporating a planned modification for turnkey medical equipment valued at approximately $55 million.
“Looking back at the whirlwind of events that have taken place these past two years, it is evident that the recipe for our success includes trust, intense collaboration, universal motivation, and the overarching desire to support a cause that is bigger than all of us,” said Cmdr. Whit H. Robinson, Resident Officer in Charge of Construction for the Replacement Naval Hospital. “We have seen firsthand what can be accomplished when the truest form of partnering takes place, and now we do not wish to settle for anything less than the world-class teamwork we see today. I want to give special thanks to both the government team and the outstanding talents and leadership of the Clark-McCarthy/HKS team, including all subcontractors and craftspeople that have driven the win on this project. We look forward to the next outstanding year, as we race to the finish line and deliver this first-rate facility for service members and their families.”
The Replacement Naval Hospital is currently two months ahead of schedule and under budget. Seventy percent of the subcontracts issued by Clark/McCarthy have gone to first-tier small businesses (more than $200 million worth out of a total of $320 million). More than 50 percent issued specifically to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses add up to $160 million out of the total $320 million. These accomplishments are the contributions of the CMJV team.
“It is very exciting to be this far along only two years after the project was awarded, and to have a project that everyone is happy to be a part of,” said Carlos Gonzalez, P.E., Project Director for the Clark/McCarthy Joint Venture. “What has made this project unique and very successful has been the unwavering commitment of the Navy’s leadership to a true collaboration based on trust and honesty where all the parties have an opportunity to maximize their own objectives while working together to make both the finished product and the process best-in-class. We feel fortunate and grateful to our Specialty Contractor partners, especially those who joined our team before we even submitted our proposal (Bergelectric, Monaco Mechanical, A.O. Reed, Murray, Pan-Pacific, Schuff, C&C and Tower Glass); they joined HKS and Clark/McCarthy on a truly expanded joint venture that will deliver a world-class hospital for the men and women who most deserve it.”
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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (mccarthy.com) is the nation’s 8th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2012) and has been ranked among the premier national healthcare builders by Modern Healthcare since the magazine began its annual ranking more than 30 years ago. In Southern California, the firm has completed over $2.4 billion in healthcare work for the region’s most elite healthcare institutions. In addition to San Diego, McCarthy has offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Albuquerque; Dallas; Houston; St. Louis; Collinsville, Ill.; and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned.