For Immediate Release
The new Central Utility Plant (CUP) at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, which opened in 2011 in Northern Virginia, is now fully operational and serving the entire 1.27-million-square-foot healthcare complex. Designed by Dewberry as part of the HDR/Dewberry joint venture, the plant helps avoid the emission of more than 4,000 tons of greenhouse gases and air pollutants per year. The complex is also estimated to consume 27.6% less energy per year than a typical hospital, representing a savings of nearly $450,000 annually.
Dewberry planned and designed the CUP and all site/civil and utility infrastructure components of the complex, which includes a 120-bed inpatient facility, four attached clinical buildings, and two parking structures on a 75-acre site. Highlights of the 28,250-square-foot CUP include:
The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital was designed under a challenging Integrated-Design-Bid-Build schedule. The HDR/Dewberry team collaborated closely with the client and the joint venture of Turner Construction and Gilbane Building Company to complete the project in an expedited five years and three months—approximately half the time normally allotted to a healthcare facility of this size and complexity.