HOUSTON--Memorial Hermann Healthcare System(MHHS) has selected Dallas-based Balfour BeattyConstruction to provide pre-construction and constructionservices for a major renovation and expansion of the TexasMedical Center campus.

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“Balfour Beatty is proud of our 27-year history of serviceto Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (MHHS), and we are trulyhonored to help MHHS achieve their vision of expanded healthcareservices for the greater Houston area,” DougJones, regional CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction, toldGlobeSt.com.

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The master plan project includes construction of the HermannPavilion 2, a 17-story hospital that will provide the Texas MedicalCenter with more than one million square feet of expanded emergencyroom, operating room, intensive care and administrative-supportcapacity. The hospital will include 160 additional new inpatientbeds (plus 71 replacement beds) and 24 new operating rooms, withsix additional shell space floors for future patient bed expansion.A helipad on the roof of the hospital will provide expandedcapacity for the Memorial Hermann air ambulance.

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The construction of a new six-story parking and infrastructurebuilding will provide additional parking, future space for a newkitchen service, and the expansion of hospital heating, cooling andemergency generator systems.

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Balfour Beatty has a 27-year history with MHHS and has performedmore than 225 improvement projects in support of the MHHS'mission.

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