Photo Courtesy Of HOK McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. and architect HOK joined California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) in a public ceremony last week to start work on a “Health and Wellness City” at the former March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County. Named March LifeCare Campus, the 10-year, $3.3-billion construction project will encompass 246 acres, housing some 6 million sq ft of health-related structures, including a hospital, medical office buildings, retail, a hotel, a continuing-care retirement community, wellness centers and healing gardens. The project also includes facilities for veterans. “This is going to become known as the ‘Mayo Clinic of
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.