News Releases

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Isakson, Chambliss Announce Macon Firm Wins Contract
For $1.4 Million Project
at VA Medical Center in Atlanta  

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) today announced that Technicon Engineering, Inc., of Macon will receive $1,447,136 from the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs to develop designs to modernize patient wards at the VA Medical Center in Atlanta.

"I am very pleased to announce these funds today because our nation's veterans have sacrificed tremendously so that my children and grandchildren and everyone across this nation can live in freedom," Isakson said. "As a member of the Veterans Affairs committee, I realize the most important responsibility we have is to see to it that the treatment and services we give our veterans are equal to the sacrifice they have made for our country."

"Part of our commitment to our nation's veterans is ensuring that they have access to quality health care," said Chambliss.  "I am proud to announce that the Atlanta VA Medical Center will now have the resources to make needed improvements to their facility for Atlanta area veterans."

The project will modernize approximately 60,000 square feet of space on three patient floors to provide 117 beds in six modern nursing units.  The project will also improve the facility to comply with accessibility standards, correct patient privacy issues, improve staff efficiencies with an improved functional layout and provide elevators at the south end of the tower. 

The Department of Veterans' Affairs awarded $802,161 for schematic and design development documents and $644,975 for construction documents and construction period services, including site visits. The design is scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2006.