Design & Construction

An SDVOSB construction firm committed to providing services for improving the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Blue Cord Design & Construction is founded upon military principles centered in strong ethics, dedication, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence for our clients. Each project is managed and completed through a comprehensive approach, leveraging an organized and systematic process to ensure our clients receive optimal benefits in our design-build and construction management services.

Since 2010, our design and construction team has completed over 400 projects with over $250 million in contracts in new construction, additions, renovations, interior improvements, and vertical building expansions. While our experience spans all industries, we have developed a reputation for specialization within the healthcare industry as we are well-versed in the requisite specifications and requirements in all medical design-build projects.

It is a privilege to serve our community and we are fully committed to setting the bar as a model of exemplary service, value, safety, and performance in support of the relationships we forge with our clients each year.

Delivery Methods

  • General Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management






Municipal / Public

Construction Service Clients

  • NASA
  • Orange County Convention Center
  • Orange County Government
  • Orlando VA Medical Center
  • Lake Nona VA Medical Center
  • James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
  • West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
  • Viera VA Outpatient Clinic
  • CW “Bill” Young VA Medical Center
  • Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
  • Miami VA Medical Center
  • Barry University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Lake City VA Medical Center
  • Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Blue Cord has contributed to some of the most prominent and vital healthcare facilities in the nation that directly support our military Veterans and their families. We thoroughly understand the trust that the Department of Veterans Affairs instills in the individuals they choose to work with and we are honored to be the first SDVOSB to successfully deliver a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lake Nona Research Building, Orlando, FL

As Prime Contractor, Blue Cord is currently constructing a new research area at the Lake Nona VA Medical Center. This 22,000 SF vertical expansion is an addition to the second floor of the hospital’s SIMLearn building. General construction is occurring above and below occupied spaces (including erecting a superstructure), site preparation (excavation for new foundations, demolition and removal of the existing structure, parapets and roof, rooftop walls and mechanical elements, as well as M/E/P and fire protection elements. Our team is also responsible for installing new elevators and stairwells, offices, conference rooms and support spaces.
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Renovate Pharmacy to Meet USP800 Standards, Tampa, FL

Blue Cord was responsible for the 1,500 SF renovation of the main pharmacy on the James A. Haley VA campus to meet USP800 standards. Our team’s careful attention to infection control, which we consider on every project performed in a healthcare setting, worked hand in hand with the end goal of creating a safe, sterile work environment for hospital staff in compliance with USP800, a standard which serves to minimize the risk of exposure of hazardous materials to healthcare personnel, patients, and the environment. This approach started prior to construction when mapping and setting up barriers to isolate patients and staff from dust, debris, and construction hazards, and it continued through the planning of project turnover when coordinating a three-phase triple sterilization cleaning to ensure zero microorganisms were present within the compounding rooms. Due to effectiveness of the design and meeting the workflow of the pharmacy, the VA is considering using this project as the basis of design for all future VISN 8 pharmacies, which would require meeting USP 797/800 standards.

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Replace MRI Equipment, Lake City, FL

This design-build project required Blue Cord to renovate the existing MRI suite and deliver a new 3-ton MRI unit to the Lake City VA Medical Center. The existing 1.5-ton MRI unit was over 10 years old and no longer able to accommodate the increased flow of traffic and growing patient needs. The new MRI unit is better equipped to perform several different types of scans that are executed faster and with more accuracy. Blue Cord developed the project design, drawings, specifications, and design analysis. Despite many challenges, including unlevel flooring, delayed delivery dates, budget changes, and rerouting the power source, the project was still completed on-time and under budget. The renovated imaging room and MRI unit included numerous updates with the latest MRI technology, including audio and visual elements, faster scan times, and top-notch imaging to create a comforting environment for patients undergoing diagnostic tests.
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Renovate 7 West, Tampa, FL

The Blue Cord team upgraded the seventh floor’s West wing via design-build delivery. The design stages included preparing plans to provide the most efficient layout, based on required clinical functions (administrative, mechanical/electrical, and common areas). Additionally, the seventh floor West renovation included 1,500 SF for the Neurology Department (EKG, EMG, and two EEG rooms; a storage area and office space for the Chief of Neurology). We renovated the remaining space in the seventh-floor wing to function as Cardiology and airborne infection/isolation spaces. Renovations to the 7 West wing also included the addition of 15 speakers to the existing overhead paging system, 27 nurse call buttons for 12 patient rooms/restrooms and three exam rooms. A new headend was installed as well as two master stations at two nurse stations.
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