Columbus, OH – July 24, 2012 – Gilbane Building Company has been awarded the Construction Manager At-Risk contract for the new 235,000-square-foot Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC) at The Ohio State University (OSU). This is the first CM-at-Risk contract awarded under the new Ohio Construction Reform (OCR), a measure that allows public owners in the state to use a number of alternative construction delivery methods.
Located in the center of the Academic Core North area of the campus, the CBEC will contain research wet labs with ancillary support spaces, computational research spaces, shared core laboratories, instructional spaces and offices for faculty, administration and graduate students.
“Gilbane’s experience with complex lab facilities and our already strong working relationship with OSU made us a good fit for this exciting opportunity,” said Larry Mastella, vice president and district manager for Gilbane. “A significant pre-construction effort is already underway to make sure we will be able to achieve at least LEED Silver on the facility.”
Stantec, together with Pelli Clarke Pelli, will serve as the architect for the project. The project broke ground on June 18, 2012 and is scheduled to complete in September 2014.
About Gilbane, Inc.
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from sustainable building to the latest in construction technology – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 60 office locations around the world.
In Columbus since 1994, Gilbane has worked with significant Columbus-area clients including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio School Facilities Commission, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, The Ohio State University, Franklin County, Huntington National Bank, Limited Brands, Grange Mutual Insurance, Battelle Memorial Institute, and OhioHealth.
For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.