Iraan General Hospital Wellness Center

Iraan General Hospital is a critical access rural healthcare institution.  This level IV-certified trauma center in Pecos County, Texas, started over 50 years ago as a county hospital.  


FJW Constructionwas retained as construction manager-at-risk for the hospital’s adjacent Wellness Center.  The building has a one-story pre-engineered metal building section alongside a two-story conventional steel framing section.  Building materials consisted of structural steel, wood, masonry, and glass, and will be similar to the original hospital building to maintain a consistent campus appearance.  The standalone structure included an indoor fitness room, therapy/lap pool, personal training and counseling space, reception area and juice bar, elevated walking/running track, as well as a multipurpose room, administrative offices, massage therapy, laundry, locker, storage areas, and a drive-through pharmacy. Flooring was covered by tiles or carpet, with rubber flooring in the pool area.


FJW’s overall tasks included: cost estimating, preparing and issuing bid packages, submitting the guaranteed maximum price, establishing and maintaining a cash flow analysis, and overseeing the site management plan to stage construction operations.  The construction manager-at-risk was also responsible for installing HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, telecommunications, audiovisual, and security systems.



FJW worked with the owner’s representative and design team to provide preconstruction services, which included cost estimates.  During the design phase, FJW provided input on costs, construction methods, and constructability, as well as the availability of material and qualified subcontractors.  FJW also developed a schedule for the entire project delivery team to ensure timely design and construction phase delivery. 



As the construction manager-at-risk our firm guided the subcontractor selection in terms of best value. As a value engineering measure, FJW recommended reducing the amount of stone at the building’s exterior.  FJW also worked with manufacturers to gain lower price points for sitework and interior finishes.



CEO and administrator Teresa Callahan remarked, “We may be little, but our hearts are very big and healthcare is important to us all.  We’re just trying to think of what we can bring in that will help our community.”