..in Fort Worth. PageSoutherlandPage designed the building, now under construction, with completion set for 2011, by Duke’s construction division. The Dallas Morning News reports the cost at $50 million. Duke did not return a request for confirmation

Walton Construction of Dallas and Kansas City, Mo., is working on a $42-million design-build medical clinic at Fort Bliss in El Paso.

Embracing technology
RTKL and Overland designed the UHS downtown project using building information modeling, which the owner required as part of the selection process.

“The BIM model, when the client takes possession, evolves into a management tool” and can be used for maintenance, Castorina says.

Crane agrees that BIM factors into owner’s selection of architects.

“I suspect within a year or two, it will be expected by clients and not questioned anymore,” he says.

Although the design for the Texas Center for Infectious Disease was completed before BIM became the norm, J.E. Dunn has pushed to have mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural work completed in BIM.

Keith Guidry, vice president with RTKL, says his firm has been producing work on BIM for five or six years, mostly for planning mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural systems.

HKS of Dallas has used BIM and LEAN construction and operations principles on its design of Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound in Flower Mound, which Balfour Beatty topped out this year.

Useful Sources:

Weatherford Regional Medical Center:

Texas Children’s Hospital Vision2010:

University Health System Target 2012:


The Methodist Hospital System Facility Expansion:

Lakeway Regional Medical Center: