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Building & Earth Partners with UAB on Gardendale Medical Center Project

We are currently providing services for the new $33.9 million University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Gardendale medical center project, located in Gardendale, Alabama. Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor for the project, which broke ground in November.

Building & Earth completed a geotechnical investigation for the project in 2016 in support of the design phase and is providing a full range of materials testing and Special Inspections per IBC services during the construction phase of the project.

The 6.2-acre site will encompass a freestanding emergency department as well as a medical office building housing a broad range of primary and specialty care services.

The 26,700-square-foot emergency department will offer a heliport, advanced MRI/CT/X-ray imaging, 12 exam rooms, laboratory services, a bariatric lift and a pharmacy. The 24-hour staff at the department will have the capability to perform trauma care. In addition, the facility will also provide space for decontamination and isolation.

The 38,400-square-foot medical office building will provide primary care, obstetrics, gastrointestinal care, orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and specialty care programs.

In addition to Brasfield & Gorrie, other key players are Sims Architectural Studio, architect for the emergency department, and Gresham Smith & Partners, architect for the office building. The facility, which will be located at 960 Mount Olive Parkway, has an expected completion date of spring 2019.

For more information on the project, click here.

UAB Football Complex Project

Building & Earth will be part of the project team constructing the new University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) football operations and practice complex, with construction planned to commence late summer 2016 after receiving a generous naming sponsorship by Legacy Community Federal Credit Union and UA System Board of Trustees approval on June 16, 2016.

“In preparation for its return to NCAA Division I football competition in the fall of 2017, Building & Earth is honored to have been selected by UAB to provide geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and special inspections services for its new football operations center,” said Matt Adams, director of corporate client development and principal. “Our firm has a successful track record of providing similar services to UAB, including for the upcoming Collat School of Business project, and we are proud to be a part of the construction team delivering this game-changing project for UAB’s football program, students, alumni and community participants.”

The $22.5 million dollar facility will include athletic training and conditioning areas, meeting rooms, office space and both covered and open practice fields, which will be funded by Legacy Community Federal Credit Union’s $4.2 million, 20-year naming rights sponsorship, according to the Associated Press. The project includes a host of other corporate and individual sponsors including Thompson Foundation, Alabama Power Foundation, Medical Properties Trust, Protective Life and Jimmy Filler, a local businessman and ServisFirst Bank board member.

Read more about this project on the UAB website.