AGANA HEIGHTS, GUAM--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2012) - Advantech has been retained to provide a wide variety of Quality Assurance (QA) services for the $158 million Naval Hospital Guam replacement project in Agana Heights, Guam. Jack Fraser, P.E., Advantech president/CEO, made the announcement.
The current hospital opened in 1954. The completed hospital, expected to open in Fall 2014, will have 42 beds, four operating rooms, two cesarean-section rooms and improved diagnostic capabilities. The new hospital will also be certified by the Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver designation.
According to Fraser, staff has been the on-site representative for the architect of record Sherlock, Smith and Adams Architects/Engineers (SSA; prime contractor).
"Patrick Smith, who's serving on-site in Guam as the eyes and ears for the design team, has extensive experience as an architectural construction manager and his expertise is an important component that is contributing daily to the success of the project as it progresses through the very complex and challenging construction phase," said Fraser.
Key Advantech tasks have included:
- Coordinating contractor QA meetings
- Coordinating Request for Information (RFI)/submittal meetings
- Joint QA/SSA project observations of in-place meetings
- Plans and Specification clarifications
- Liaison between the architect and ROICC (Resident Officer in Charge of Construction)
"We're honored to contribute to this project that will not only help military families, but will also be an environmentally sound and sustainable structure. Advantech is now recognized nationwide for providing high quality engineers, architects and construction managers for very complicated, large projects. Not only are we providing owners representation on Guam but also for the $451 million naval hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton," said Fraser.
Advantech GS Enterprises is a San Diego-based multi-disciplinary Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) company providing engineering, environmental and construction management, construction materials testing, and staff augmentation services to support government requirements. Advantech is certified as a HUBZone Small Business by the Small Business Administration and as a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by the State of California.