HFS provided construction engineering services for the Darnall Army Medical Center (DAMC) and campus replacement project. The overall program was a 947,000 SF medical center replacement of the existing DAMC campus. The replacement campus included all inpatient services, ambulatory and outpatient clinics, ancillary services, emergency department, ambulance garage, building information systems, special foundations, and basic interior furnishings and finishes.

Our six-member team provided construction management services (CMS), including professional mechanical, structural, soils, fire protection, interior design, cost estimating, as well as architectural construction “back office” and field support. We reviewed and evaluated LEED submittals and provided master electrician support for utility and electrical quality assurance (QA). These disciplines assisted the Area and Resident Offices with design and constructability reviews, construction QA, reporting in our Resident Management System (RMS), submittal reviews, and network analysis system (NAS) schedules. The team reviewed construction quality control (CQC) safety plans and verified as-built drawings as well as pay requests. Additionally, we provided an on-site PhD structural engineer to evaluate structural requirements of antiterrorism/force protection (AT/FP), expansive soil/deep pile foundation/structural system interaction, basic structural system, and interstitial space structural capabilities.

Our team was also responsible for proposing additional LEED points which upgraded the certification from Silver to Gold.