Skanska Opens Center for the Intrepid

Press release 1/29/2007 6:00 PM EST

Opening ceremonies for the world-class Center for the Intrepid--National Armed Forces Physical Rehabilitation Center have taken place in San Antonio, Texas. This distinctive, four-story, 60,000-square-foot building and 10,000-square-foot natatorium built by Skanska is the most advanced rehabilitation center of its kind in the world. The Center was constructed to service veterans with extreme injuries who have been wounded in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Skanska is honored to have collaborated with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Fisher Foundation, and the SmithGroup architects to construct this unique medical facility for troops who have endured severe trauma while on duty,” said Skanska Executive Vice President, Rod Cornell. The Center, part of the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) was built entirely from donations by Americans who contributed to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund, and is dedicated to helping those with severe injuries to regain their ability to live and work productively.