When performing concrete construction as a subcontractor to another general contractor, Sundt has the unusual ability to assist with big-picture planning while executing its work like an experienced specialist. That’s exactly what’s happening at Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas, where we are performing $24 million worth of concrete work for a new Army hospital to replace the aging William Beaumont Army Medical Center.
Sundt was hired by the project’s general contractor to provide all of the concrete infrastructure: foundations, walls, slab-on-grades and slab-on-metal-decks for six major structures. The structures include a seven-story hospital building, administration building, clinical buildings, clinical investigation building, and central utility plant that will provide power and water to the facility. Nearly all of the 55,000 cubic yards of concrete will be placed in just 14 months.
“What differentiates Sundt from other concrete subs is that we have a really good understanding of the entire project,” said Sundt Senior Project Manager Sean Lynch. “Even though Sundt isn’t the general contractor for this project, we still tend to see it through that lens. When we bid on the concrete package, we put together an approach that’s best for the project overall, not just what’s good for us.”