Diane Hammonds, the Branch Manager for Sain’s Louisiana [...]
One of the biggest government projects Sain Associates has been involved in is the Martin Army Community Hospital in Ft. Benning, Georgia. The state of the art facility will provide health care to more than 90,000 soldiers, family members and retirees.
We were a critical part of the design team that collaborated on the pursuit before the project was awarded. We had many creative design meetings in which we worked with the contractor, architects and other consultants to develop a site plan that was beautiful, while meeting all the requirements of the Government. We also participated in presentations and prepared drawings and exhibits for meetings with the Government before the project was awarded.
Once the project was awarded, we performed a topographic survey and designed all the site-related aspects of the project, including an exit ramp off I-185, a 0.75 mile boulevard/roadway and design of the site containing two parking garages, two clinics, a hospital tower and all of the supporting utility infrastructure.
We also designed an innovative storm water management structure, which infiltrated storm water from all design storms up to the 100-year storm. This involved a 50 acre site that discharges less rainwater post-development than pre-development. This innovative design exceeded the environmental stewardship goals expressed in the LEED sustainability plan to achieve a LEED Gold Certification.
After countless hours of hard work, it’s very rewarding to our team to have received two awards for our efforts:
• 2014 ABC of Alabama Excellence in Construction competition: Merit Award (2nd Place) Category: Engineer
• 2014 ABC of North Alabama Excellence in Construction competition: Award of Excellence (1st Place) Category: Civil Engineering/Geotechnical >$500k
We are proud to have been on the team that delivered a world-class healthcare facility that will provide cost savings and high customer satisfaction to significantly increase the quality of healthcare at Fort Benning.