The site and facility will remain operational throughout construction
St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
Construction will begin this month on a $2.76 million renovation of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Viera. BlueForge, LLC ("BlueForge") was awarded the contract to design and construct the 45,000-square-foot facility, slated for completion in May.
The scope of the project consists of demolition and renovation in the following areas: B-Wing, Mercury Clinic, Dental Clinic, Spinal Cord Injury Room, Physical Therapy, Dark Room, Canteen Area and Kitchen, and Volunteer Offices. Additionally, the design-build effort affects the Home Based Primary Care Clinic, Health Care for Homeless Veterans, Discovery Clinic, Information and Resource Management systems, and Physical Therapy operations.
The project is more complex than other renovations because the site and facility will remain operational throughout construction. BlueForge Managing Partner John Jackson stated that “successful management of this project is critical because this facility is still responsible for serving over 100,000 veterans residing in the area throughout the construction period.” BlueForge hired VOA Associates Inc. as designer of record for the project.
BlueForge is an industry leading design build construction management firm, specializing in new construction and renovation projects for the Federal Government and select private clients throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The Company provides rapid response construction services to its clients within the market area that it serves. BlueForge is a federally certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and HUBZone small business concern.