Press Release: 10.23.2014

Design-Build Institute of America Honors Two McCarthy Projects for Exemplary Collaboration

Naval Hospital at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Awards showcase design-build best practices, achieving budget and schedule goals, and exceeding owner expectations.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is proud to announce two of the firm’s healthcare projects have been recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery. The California Health Care Facility in Stockton, Calif., was selected as America’s best healthcare project, winning the 2014 Healthcare National Award of Excellence. In addition, the Naval Replacement Hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton received a Healthcare Merit Award for the team’s outstanding efforts. Both awards were presented during the DBIA Conference & Expo recently in Dallas.

California Healthcare Facility at Stockton
The award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts. This year, 25 projects in nine categories were awarded National Awards of Merit. One project in each of the nine categories was then considered for best in category as a National Award of Excellence winner along with Excellence in Design, Process and Teaming awards and Project of the Year. The selected projects showcase design-build best practices, in addition to achieving budget and schedule goals and exceeding owner expectations.

The new California Health Care Facility at Stockton provides health and medical services for aging and chronically ill inmates requiring both immediate and long-term care. The joint venture team of McCarthy and Clark Construction Group handled a $538 million, 1.2 million-square-foot portion of the project. Work consisted of 31 buildings housing 1,722 inmate/patient beds, site improvements and over 80 acres of sitework. The project is certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. Not only was the project completed 10 weeks early, but the flexibility of design-build allowed the team to provide additional value, reaffirming the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s positive decision to make this its first design-build project. The design-build architects were HDR, Inc. and HGA.

Naval Hospital at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Delivering the project six months ahead of schedule and more than $100 million below the Navy’s original budget, the joint venture design-build team of McCarthy and Clark Construction Group also completed construction of the new 1,000,000-square-foot (total campus) Naval Hospital at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Situated on a 70-acre site, the hospital provides emergency, primary, intensive, and specialty care. The facility has 96 outpatient procedure rooms, 205 exam rooms, ancillary departments, support spaces and 54 patient rooms accommodating up to 60 beds for non-ambulatory patients who require stays in excess of 24 hours. The project is certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

In addition to leading the project’s design and construction efforts, Clark/McCarthy took on responsibility for planning, procuring, and installing all medical equipment, furniture and artwork, in addition to training hospital staff. This was the first time the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest had relied on this contracting method. In collaboration with NAVFAC and Navy Medicine, Clark/McCarthy developed a medical equipment package to select more than 20,000 pieces of equipment and coordinate the building infrastructure. HKS Architects, Inc. was the project architect-of-record, while HDR, Inc. served as the architectural designer for the new hospital. Young+Co., Inc., HDR and HKS collaborated on the interior design.

“These two projects surpassed client expectations in no small part due to the design-build delivery process,” commented McCarthy Chairman and CEO Michael Bolen. “True and complete team collaboration from the earliest stages helped us achieve success. We are honored to be a part of these award-winning projects.”

About the Design Build Institute of America
Established in 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Learn more about design-build and DBIA’s certification and other programs at www.dbia.org.

About McCarthy
Founded in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been setting the industry standard in healthcare construction for over a century. As the largest American-based healthcare builder in the country, McCarthy has constructed more than 800 significant healthcare facilities and renovated thousands more across America, consistently appearing on Modern Healthcare’s list of leading healthcare construction companies since the magazine began its annual ranking more than 30 years ago. In 2014, the firm was ranked as the largest healthcare general contractor in America for the second consecutive year. McCarthy offers its clients the full range of construction delivery methods – construction management, general contracting, and design/build – whether for one individual project, a sustaining work program or a system-wide facilities program. With national headquarters in St. Louis, McCarthy also has full-service offices in San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Albuquerque; Dallas; Houston; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill. and Kansas City, Kan. Follow McCarthy on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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