Bauer Foundation Corp. is deep into a project at William Beaumont Army Medical Center to install 595 bored piles with diameters up to 2.1 meters. The $6.2 million subcontract to the Texas-based joint venture Clark McCarthy Healthcare Partners II is expected to wrap up by the end of this year.
The new building will house the campus’ main hospital, as well as inpatient and outpatient clinics, offices, and research and supply facilities. In a release, the company says it deployed four Bauer BG fixed-mast rotary rigs with crews for the project, which involves installations on various working platforms at various heights. The piles are drilled and installed using temporary casing and polymer slurry method.
Bauer Foundation, a subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH, secured the contract for the foundation work earlier this year. The new 1.13 million square foot medical facility will replace the existing William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas. It will feature 135 beds, 10 operating rooms and 30 specialty clinics, including ones for women’s health and physical and occupational therapy.
Bauer Foundation Corp., based in Odessa, Fla., specializes in drilled shaft foundations for heavy construction projects such as high-rises and power plants. It also handles dam and levee cut-off walls, and slurry diaphragm walls for excavation and tunneling projects. For more about BFC, visit www.bauerfoundations.com.