Shaw Air Force Base is home to the US Air Force 20th Fighter Wing and US 3rd Army Headquarters. The US Air Force constructed a new medical facility to replace and consolidate the existing medical clinics at the base.
Downey & Scott provided value engineering services for this project, which is to encompass 115,881 square feet of new construction, including a clinic building (113,354 SF), ambulance shelter (2,227 SF), and telephone switch enclosure (300 SF). The existing separate clinics, except the Dental Clinic and WRM Warehouse, were demolished. The new facility houses outpatient care, basic diagnostic, and support services only; no inpatient care, emergency department, surgical facilities, or special diagnostic modalities (such as CT scanners, MRI’s, etc.) The total budget for this project is $56,300,000.
This Value Engineering Study produced 43 Value Engineering Alternatives and Design Suggestions that helped the stakeholders achieve their vision with increase quality and economy. Potential first cost savings for this project was approximately $6,000,000 as a result of these alternatives.