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Posted 2/12/2013

Release no. 13-004

Carlos Lazo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $6.15 million contract Feb. 11 to BVB Construction Inc. of Ventura to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System facility in Mather.

The project will add 8,200 square feet of space to the existing VA facility, located 12 miles east of Sacramento.

“We’re improving health care facilities for veterans here, and we’re proud to be serving those who have served us,” said Jim Tedford, a project manager with the Sacramento District. The primary purpose of the project is to provide additional clinical space for observation/monitoring rooms; observation/treatment rooms; nurse station; triage rooms and other support areas to the emergency department. The project will also improve the physical security and access for the medical center.

This expansion will allow increased patient access and reduced emergency department wait times from triage to exam, added Tedford.

Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2013, with completion expected in March 2015.

BVB Construction Inc. is a U.S. Small Business Administration-designated service-disabled veteran-owned small business.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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