By Tom Kreidel, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic awarded a contract, for a medical clinic replacement project at Camp Lejeune, to Homeland Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, Va, June 10.
According to Carl Tarkenton, project manager, the $14.3 million project will have facilities and capability that are not available at the current clinic which it replaces.
"NAVFAC personnel have worked closely with Navy Medicine East, the Bureau of Medicine and the Health Facility Project and Planning Officer throughout the design process to ensure that Health Affairs and Navy Medicine objective have been incorporated into the design," said Tarkenton. "A technically sound design is imperative to support patient care and infection control, with complex ventilation requirements."
The new clinic will have features such as a sleep lab and a pharmacy drive-through window that are not available at the current location.
The project will also have energy efficient and sustainability features; including lighting that adjusts to natural lighting available, landscaping that does not require permanent irrigation and water conserving fixtures in lavatories, showers and toilets.
The project is scheduled to be completed in April 2015.