Balfour Beatty Construction Begins Interior Construction for Memorial Hermann Healthcare

Interior construction on the new Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center is now underway. Memorial Hermann selected Balfour Beatty Construction based on successful performance on past projects, to provide construction management services for the build-out of their new facility.

The $7.4 million, 30,000-square-foot Center is designed to take the stress out of scheduling appointments for routine health needs — MRI, CT scan, radiology, wellness, prevention, physical therapy, and rehabilitation — by offering families convenient options such as walk-in access and extended evening and weekend hours.

For more urgent needs, the Center will offer a 24-hour, seven day a week, state-of-the-art emergency department staffed by Memorial Hermann Northeast’s board-certified emergency medicine physicians and emergency trained nurses.

“We are happy to have another opportunity to work with Memorial Hermann,” said Steve Mechler, division president for Balfour Beatty Construction in Houston, “and to help the hospital support area families in need of easier access to healthcare.”

Balfour Beatty Construction has worked with Memorial Hermann for 24 years, completing construction of more than 1.7 million square feet in space for Memorial Hermann.

“We are excited to be the first Memorial Hermann hospital to open a Convenient Care Center and we are proud to bring this unique facility to the Lake Houston area,” said Louis G. Smith, Jr., chief executive officer of the Northeast campus.

Interior design for the Convenient Care Center was provided by Philo Wilke, and the project engineer is Telios Engineering. Interior construction is anticipated to be complete in November of this year. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned prior to the facility opening in late 2012.

The Convenient Care Center is located at the Sam Houston Parkway North feeder road at West Lake Houston Parkway directly in front of Summer Creek High School.

About Balfour Beatty Construction

A leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through more than 2,400 professionals nationwide. The company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record for the past two years, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine for three years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company and its subsidiary—Howard S. Wright—visit


About Memorial Hermann

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 20,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 12 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including a level 1 trauma center, a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, eight suburban hospitals, and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institute locations, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, an air ambulance, cancer, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home.