Construction company Skanska was awarded a $215 million contract for the expansion of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children near Wilmington. The contract calls for construction of a five-story, 144-bed expansion at the hospital. Also included is a 188-space ground-level parking garage below the new addition. The first floor will contain an emergency department, atrium, retail and dining facility. Construction will begin in September and is scheduled for completion in late 2013.


Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, began construction on its $220 million, nine-story, 375,350-square-foot Carle Heart and Vascular Institute patient care tower in June. The building is scheduled for completion in 2013. The facility was designed by architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch and is being built by Pepper Construction.


San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, is building a 195,600-square-foot addition. The $99 million project will include a patient tower with an expanded emergency department. HBE Corp. is providing architecture, engineering services, construction and site work.


Work on a new $100.5 million, five-story patient tower and expansion soon will begin at Baylor Regional Medical Center, Grapevine. The expansion will include 48 beds with space for 60 additional beds, nine emergency rooms and four additional operating suites. It also will enhance specialty areas such as cardiovascular services and women's services. The new tower is expected to open in 2013.