Landry/French Construction Wins AGC Build Maine Award for Portland, Maine VA Clinic
Landry/French Construction received an Associated General Contractors (AGC) Build Maine Award for the new Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Portland. The award was presented at AGC’s annual event at the Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks on April 13, 2022. This marks the fifth Build Maine Award for Landry/French Construction.
Designed with veterans in mind, the new 62,000-SF facility provides primary care, telemedicine, home-based primary care, blood drawing, mental health, and specialty services for up to 400 veterans a day. New services include podiatry, surgical consultation, dental, optometry, radiology, and prosthetics. Telemedicine technologies throughout the new facility further improve services to Maine veterans in rural or remote locations. The new clinic also serves as a teaching site with space dedicated to enhancing affiliate relationships with Maine Medical Center and with Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. An adjacent 385-space parking garage and surface parking for 150 staff are also included as part of the project.
The project received the award based on the five categories: contribution to the community, innovation in construction techniques or materials, meeting the challenges of a difficult job, environmental sensitivity, and responsiveness to client needs/satisfaction.
The project team encountered numerous challenges throughout the 17-month construction duration, including the pandemic, labor shortages, and supply chain issues. Despite those challenges, the $41 million project was completed on schedule. “Landry/French was instrumental in navigating widespread labor shortages, implementing increased safety protocols on the job site, and weathering extensive construction material lead time issues—all essential components to maintain the project’s schedule and budget,” said FD Stonewater Principal Claiborne Williams.
The project team included FD Stonewater, JB Brown Sons, SmithGroup Architecture, and Gorrill Palmer.
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