Walter Reed Medical Center Skylight Replacement

Type of contract
Lump Sum
IDIQ Task Order
Bethesda, MD
Completion date
April 2017
Construction value

TMG provided general and design-build construction services under a Multiple Award Construction Contract with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for the Washington District. Under this contract, TMG was awarded 32 task orders totaling over $18.7 million in construction.

One of those tasks was the lump-sum skylight replacement project inside Building 9 of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

This project involved the replacement of the atrium skylights and the necessary structural upgrades to support the new skylight systems. All construction occurred inside a fully occupied military hospital and at the entrance to high-volume patient clinics. One of the initial phases was executed above the waiting area and within feet of the customer counters for the 24-hour pharmacy. The final phase of the project was executed above an operational café with significant daily pedestrian traffic.

In order to keep the atrium fully operational during the skylight replacement, the TMG team erected multi-story scaffolding and created a fully enclosed negative pressure work platform and staging area directly below the skylights. This platform created a separate floor on which the construction workers could perform their daily operations while keeping all elements of construction concealed and isolated from the building occupants and visitors.

This project was delivered on time after significant design and construction hurdles without interrupting any hospital operations.

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