Skanska USA announced that its building unit in Dania Beach has been selected as construction manager for Florida International University’s Robert Stempel Complex, which will include the Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Miami-Dade County Health Department and the FIU College of Medicine.

The 178,531-sq-ft project will begin construction in summer 2010. Perkins + Will is the project architect.

The project combines three programs in one facility. The Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work will house faculty/staff offices, research and training labs.

The second component will consolidate Miami-Dade County’s Health Department operations, including administrative and public health units. It will also include some clinical research labs. The third component, FIU’s College of Medicine, will include offices for family medicine/ primary care, sports medicine, an imaging center and administrative/support spaces.

Skanska expects to complete the Stempel Complex by April 2012.