Tripler Army Medical Center Real Property Master Plan Update

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Client Name: U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Date Completed: 1998
Construction Cost: $441,000
Disciplines Applied: Planning & Permitting, Civil EngineeringSurveying & Mapping

Project Description:

Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) is the largest military medical treatment facility in the Pacific providing service and care to all branches of the U.S. military. Recently, the mission of TAMC was increased to include the Veterans Administration Medical Center. This major change required a re-evaluation and update of the TAMC Master Plan in all areas of operational and capitol capacity to serve military personnel and dependents in the Pacific. RMTC provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the update to the TAMC Master Plan including:

  • An update and analysis of the Real Property Master Plan to survey and confirm existing facilities and structures on-site;
  • A review of the Capital Improvement Plan to assess operational capacity, costs, and scheduling requirements to meet the new mission requirements of TAMC;
  • Updating Basic Information Maps and Topographic Maps that would be used for future development of facilities;
  • An evaluation of all on-site utilities including water, sewer, drainage, and telecommunications in terms of their ability to meet TAMC’s new mission requirements. Where new utility infrastructure was required, recommendations for future facilities or upgrades were identified and design and cost requirements indicated;
  • The preparation of a Base Exterior Design Guide that would serve to add visual cohesion to the many facilities and structures at TAMC;
  • The preparation of Environmental Baseline Studies, to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations; and
  • The preparation and processing of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment, to meet NEPA and Department of the Army compliance requirements.

The Master Plan Update also included the programming for the delivery of new and renovation of existing facilities in the TAMC Real Property Investment Plan. This involved the identification of needed construction activities that would serve both TAMC’s traditional role as well as new role with the addition of the VA Medical Center. An alternatives analysis was conducted with major analyses of constraints and opportunities to meet mission requirements over an approximate six year planning horizon. This master planning assignment involved the coordination of multiple professional disciplines in addition to RMTC’s core staff of design and planning professionals.