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When trying to accommodate 18 different tenants on a fast-track schedule, even contractors with vast experience in military construction might find the task daunting. However, since Hoffman Construction, BBL Architects and the Oregon National Guard used a design/build delivery method for the construction of a new facility at Camp Withycombe, it made planning this massive structure that much easier.

Four of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions will soon collaborate under one roof after Hensel Phelps Construction Co. completes construction on the $82 million Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) in La Jolla, Calif., in November.

An experienced staff and a focus on personal service to clients allow Camosy Construction to remain successful in a highly competitive market.The company, located on the Illinois/Wisconsin border, is keeping busy with a number of projects in the heart of the Midwest. The company has expertise in construction management, general contracting and design/build. More than 70 percent of Camosy’s work is construction management projects in the municipal, K-12 education, higher education, hospital, retail and commercial market sectors. 

At the new Battlespace Environment Laboratory facility on New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force Base, materials will be put through the paces to determine whether or not they can withstand the harsh conditions of space. The facility also confirmed something that already is well-known – that Burns & McDonnell has the expertise and experience to successfully complete a complex project such as this.

Thanks to the construction expertise of Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, the University of Georgia in Athens (UGA) has a premier, state-of-the-art athletic facility that rivals all others in the Southeast, Project Manager Will Gaither says.  “Most of the athletic department coaches and students felt an expansion of this magnitude was long overdue,” he remarks. “It is a top-notch facility. They are breaking it in and getting their money’s worth. I think our work has paid off.”

It is not often that a firm gets the opportunity to work on a location with such historical significance like Pearl Harbor. The Walsh Group is building the third phase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) new pacific regional headquarters at Fort Island, which is located in the center of Pearl Harbor.

When an organization like the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center earns a reputation as one of the leading academic medical centers in the country, it is not in a position where it can rest on its laurels. Instead, it has to make sure it continues providing patients with care in state-of-the-art facilities.

RBC Construction Corp. is drawing on its innovative construction know-how and its staff’s years of experience to build a military facility in Puerto Rico. The Cataño, Puerto Rico-based general contractor in February 2012 will begin work on the $12.3 million Caguas Army Reserve Center. The center consists of two sites: an Army Reserve National Guard training facility in Puerto Nuevo and support facilities located at Fort Buchanan, the sole active U.S. Army base in the Caribbean.

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