Since our first construction management project in Connecticut at University of Connecticut in 1944, Gilbane has consistently focused on excellence in client service as our top priority. We deliver comprehensive building construction services through our Glastonbury office and offer the expertise and lessons learned from construction and program management assignments throughout Connecticut. Clients such as the following have all contributed to our growth and success:
- Fairfield University
- Trinity College
- University of Connecticut
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center
- State of Connecticut
- Numerous K-12 school projects, including the highly commended New Haven Schools Capital Improvements
From major public projects like the Connecticut Convention Center to supporting local school districts with fast-track renovations, we have a proven track record of delivering successful projects with help from our established relationships with local contractors and vendors, local and state authorities and top professionals in Connecticut's construction industry.
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Killingly High School & Regional Vocational Agricultural Center
The new school will accommodate approximately 1,100 students and house classrooms, laboratories, full kitchen and cafeteria, administration offices, media center, auditorium with stage, band, choral, and 2 gymnasiums (main and auxiliary). The Vocational Agricultural Center includes laboratories for agriculture, carpentry, aquaculture, food and plant science, separate barn for animal science, and greenhouses, as well as associated classrooms.
New Haven School Construction Program
Gilbane’s proposed solution came in a three-pronged approach; develop guidelines and an integrated design process for designing new facilities to exceed existing energy codes by at least 20%, perform audits and upgrades on existing buildings to lower consumption, and develop operating procedures and systems to reduce demand.
University of Connecticut Rentschler Field Football Stadium
The composition of the site includes a high amount of clay, which was not conducive to the stadium’s construction. The excavation of 125,000 cubic yards of clay from the site was required for the concrete field wall and seating for the lower bowl to be placed. In addition, a unique low-density concrete fill had to be used to support the precast seating. Achieving the correct density and strength for the concrete mix was particularly challenging; in order to assure the quality, Gilbane/Hunt had to procure the services of three concrete subcontractors before the mix was acceptable.
Bridgeport Hydraulic Company (BHC) Hemlock Water Treatment Facility
Bridgeport Hydraulic Company needed Gilbane to upgrade it facility to meet the growing drinking water demands in Fairfield County, Connecticut. This new 50 million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant provides high quality drinking water to BHC customers in Fairfield County. Working in cooperation with the architect and owner, we solved considerable challenges and expedited a complex schedule involving 50 construction contracts, many of which proceeded in parallel with the design.