County of Bergen, Justice Center Complex New County Agency Building, Parking Deck & Justice Center

A history of quality construction and expertise with Bergen County has led to multiple projects with the county.

multiple projects on the same site Completed in 3 phases

To address a need for more adequate space, improved operational configuration, and better security, Gilbane was selected by the County of Bergen to provide design and construction management services for a new agency building, parking deck, and the renovations to the existing Justice Center complex. Completed in three phases, the scope included a new six-story, 128,525-square-foot building, a 750-space parking structure, and renovations to 40,000-square-foot in the existing Justice Center.

The agency building houses the Bergen County Sheriff, Prosecutor, County Municipal Court, and other county agencies. The new six-story building was designed to complement the existing historic Justice Center using a Federalist inspired façade. A secure pedestrian bridge for staff and judges was constructed to connect the parking garage to the new building and the Justice Center to ensure the safety of notable employees. Special attention was given to maintaining the historical elements of the existing space, with the renovated Justice Center providing new courtrooms, offices and support spaces for the program needs of the Court.

The County of Bergen is a repeat client and projects with the County have included a new 266,000-square-foot, five-story administration building and five-level parking deck; a 30,000-square-foot Bureau of Criminal Investigations Building; and a 263,000-square-foot, 661-bed ail Annex Expansion.

118 Fulton Street

Adding to Gilbane’s collection of residential projects, 118 Fulton Street offers a new luxury residential tower option for lower Manhattan.

Creating new icons in Manhattan’s skyline

Gilbane has been engaged by developer, Carmel Partners to construct a 66-story residential tower in the Financial District. Towering 762-foot, the new development consists of 483 fully finished apartment rentals, including 97 affordable units and 12 penthouse units. The project also boasts two floors of retail space and three amenity levels, including a health club, terrace, 64th floor lounge, and rooftop terrace.

Adding to the iconic structures in the Financial District, this tall, slender skyscraper is completely enveloped in curtain wall with patterned glass, creating a striking glass facade to add to lower Manhattan’s skyline. Completion is expected in the summer of 2019.

Architects are Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel | SLCE Architects.

Bensenville School District #2 Additions and Renovations

Fast-track approach and innovative construction techniques led to project completion ahead of schedule

This project consisted of the addition and renovation of two schools, approximately one mile and a half apart. Phase 1 of the Tioga school addition included a new school, housing students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Technology was the centerpiece of the design, incorporating dimming lights, occupancy sensors, state-of-the-art heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls. Wireless and high-speed Internet access was streamed throughout the building, along with new projectors, phone systems, and security controls. W.A. Johnson School, formerly Mohawk school, consisted of an addition and renovations, and features 21st century learning and high efficiency design elements.

Gilbane was faced with the challenge of working on a site that contained two functional K-12 schools. The end result was a single school that took on the functionality of two schools. Construction of the new spaces took place while the school was operational, and every grade level was maintained over a three-year period. To overcome these challenges, Gilbane built all new areas during the school year and demolished older areas during the summer months, all while maintaining a secure and safe environment.

A fast-track approach was enacted from the beginning, which allowed the team to enclose necessary areas of the building before each winter, resulting in uninterrupted work year round. By taking advantage of school holidays, temporary construction partitions were moved on a regular basis, and the team completed the cafeteria area of the building a school year early. This approach eliminated the need for the first and second graders to walk over 500 yards each day.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Business Instructional Facility

Achieved LEED Platinum Certification and First LEED facility on the Urbana-Champaign campus

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus’ Business Instructional Facility accommodates state-of-the-art classrooms; career development and academic counseling centers; student program offices; a recruitment suite; 300-seat auditorium; and meeting and study space. The facility utilizes sustainable design elements, such as lighting and shading control systems, green roofs and gardens, and solar voltaic cells and is a LEED® NC Platinum certified building.

The facility’s U-shaped structure surrounds a commons area and a spacious courtyard, providing space for students to study and interact with each other, as well as a location for events and corporate receptions. The exterior facade, made of brick and glass curtainwall, is accented with limestone and Indian chocolate slate, and an ascending zinc roof unifies the facility with the existing business campus.

Public spaces are found primarily on the first floor and include the commons area, student lounges, study areas, corporate recruitment center, multi-purpose interview rooms, and the auditorium. Nearby reception areas encourage students and speakers to interact after an event.

The first floor also houses the office of undergraduate affairs and business career services, accountancy student center, and market information laboratory. The laboratory allows students to participate in hands-on exercises that imitate a wide spectrum of real business situations. The second and third floors house state-of-the-art classrooms, both tiered and flat, that are equipped with modern instructional technology. The third floor contains the MBA program. The facility’s east wing also has a fourth floor that contains meeting spaces and faculty offices.

Joliet Junior College Campus Master Plan

Campus-wide program with a focus on sustainable building for the future

In 2008, Joliet Junior College was faced with the need to expand key academic programs and existing campus facilities. The College’s goal was to develop programs that respond to changing labor market needs, providing students with modern learning resources and state-of-the-art technology and offering hands-on learning experiences that fully equip students for life beyond the classroom. Gilbane served as the program/construction manager to successfully implement this important campus master plan, while keeping the College’s overarching commitment to sustainability at the forefront. Major projects included:

  • Campus Center – $42 million | 115,000 SF | LEED Silver
  • Greenhouse and Classroom Building – $3.8 million | 11,960 SF | LEED Certified
  • Automotive Technology Facility Expansion – $4.72 million | 17,700 SF | LEED Silver
  • Facility Services Building – $7.1 million | 40,000 SF | LEED Gold
  • Natural Sciences Building – $21 million | 52,000 SF | LEED Silver
  • Health Professions Center – $43.7 million | 124,000 SF | LEED Silver

Due to the close proximity to the active campus, Gilbane worked closely with key project stakeholders to establish goals and expectations to ensure construction did not interfere with the ongoing educational environment. To effectively minimize disruption, logistics and safety were critical components of this campus-wide program. The project team was focused on the continued operation of the campus and the safety of everyone in and around the construction site. To ensure this goal became a reality, the team developed detailed site logistics plans, project phasing, security requirements, a quality program and a detailed safety plan.

SUNY Potsdam Performing Arts Center

Gilbane delivers new, innovative Performing Arts Center that is one of the best performance venues north of New York City.

Quality Control Helps Deliver Full Design Intent

The State University of New York at Potsdam Performing Arts Center is the College’s dance and theater students’ first purpose-built space. And, it’s the first new building on the campus since the 1970’s.

The new, state-of-the-art facility includes a variety of performance spaces, including a 350-seat proscenium theater with fixed seating; a 100-seat black box theater; and 4,000 SF of dance performance space with flexible seating on telescopic risers.

The design of the building is dynamic and complex. With numerous angled walls and windows, several split levels throughout, multiple stairs and ramps, the construction process required extensive coordination and quality control. Through the use of Gilbane’s Quality in Construction (QIC) Process, the Architect’s full design intent was achieved on schedule. The QIC Process includes the creation of full scale mockups before rolling out a certain aspect of the building. This way, the mock up could be approved by the Architect and be used as an example for the subcontractors as the standard in quality that the future installations would be held to. The mock ups also allowed the design team to identify flaws and errors prior to installation, which minimized rework and corrective actions in the field.

CSX

Gilbane brought a “builder make it happen” mentality to the project.

All along the eastern United States CSX upgraded its freight rail lines, switches, signals, and bridges from Chicago, IL, to Jacksonville, FL; Jacksonville, FL, to Virginia; New York City, NY, to Albany, NY.

  • 52 projects, including nine (9) related only to signal control
  • Of the 37 “build” jobs on this contract, 33 were supervised directly by Gilbane
  • Over 300 bids involved
  • As many as eight superintendents were in the field to oversee construction, push schedules, and monitor costs
  • The projects put-in-place represented an additional 95 miles of lines to CSX’s system

Based on the success of the Capacity Improvement Program and the satisfaction with Gilbane, CSX awarded Gilbane the preconstruction of S Line projects in Florida. Architects on the project included: HDR; TranSystems Corporation; HNTB; AECOM/DMJM; STV Group, Inc.; AECOM/URS Corporation

National World War II Memorial

An Iconic Memorial that Holds Tremendous Historical Significance

The Second World War was history’s greatest war and the most significant event of the 20th century.  It was America’s most costly foreign war, with heavy losses and battlefront casualties.  To memorialize these sacrifices and accord this watershed event full honor, Congress directed the American Battle Monuments Commission to construct a World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

This $100,692,000 million memorial is an award-winning project that incorporates innovative construction, unique design, prominent location, and historical significance. The unique design was created by Friedrich St. Florian, the design architect, and executed by Leo A Daly, the architect and engineer of record. The memorial’s architecture is unique with various artistic elements and materials symbolizing various aspects of the war. Elements include a wall of 4000 gold stars representing the Americans who died in battle during World War II; 24 bronze bas-relief panels that depict scenes from World War II; 56 granite pillars (representative of the states and jurisdictions of the United States that fought in the war) are adorned with bronze wreaths, one oak and one wheat representing the military and agricultural strength of the country and connected together with a bronze rope motif representing the unity of the country during this period in time.

Gilbane, along with the entire design and construction team, achieved the rigorous project goals by incorporating several innovative design and construction processes. The project was completed ahead of schedule, facilitating the Memorial’s Dedication on May 29, 2004.

New Jersey State House Dome

Gilbane was chosen to provide construction management services on the renovation and restoration on the historic New Jersey State House dome – towering over 160’ tall.

Project Summary

New Jersey’s State House, the second oldest State House in continuous use, contains portions of the original from 1792. The dome, which expands 160’ from the floor to the apex, is one of the loftiest in the county.  After years of damage and neglect, the State of New Jersey launched a public-private campaign to repair the dome in 1995.

Gilbane was chosen to provide construction management services on the renovation and restoration of the historic dome which consisted of 200,000 pounds of cast iron and 5,640 pounds of copper.  Gilbane’s responsibilities included managing the complex scaffolding systems, solving accessibility and addressing the safety of both workers and state employees at the onset of the project.

Construction on the dome required one of the more complicated scaffolding structures ever built in the United States.  The structure was a design-build project and required foundations and frames strong enough to withstand the maximum wind forces which might be exerted against it, and floors strong enough to withstand the loads placed on them.

The dome received new copper roofing.  The gilding of the dome is affected by temperature and humidity and was completed off site and hoisted back into place atop the State House.

Essex County Correctional Facility

Gilbane Building Company Value Engineers the Largest Prison East of the Mississippi for Huge Cost Savings

Project Summary

The Facility was constructed on a former industrial site, which consists of multiple parcels of land over approximately twenty-eight acres.  The team coordinated environmental site management, devised a safety program, and assigned dedicated safety personnel on site. Careful planning, safe practices, and extensive communication among Gilbane, the ECIA, and the County minimized worker risks.

The overall organization of the project involved the provision of three types of inmate housing facilities clustered in and around a Support Building providing centralized administration, program, and support functions.  Five building structures totaling 924,000 SF are interconnected with a four-level central circulation spine, and are used to provide a total of 2,400 – 2,800 inmate housing beds (1,536 cells) and the necessary ancillary and support facilities that comprise the contemporary jail environment.

The Gilbane project team participated in partnering sessions to identify problems within the budget and find ways to reduce material and service costs without compromising quality. Gilbane was able to propose savings of more than $120 million in value engineering, $50 million of which were used Faced with the challenge of building the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, N.J.-the largest prison project east of the Mississippi.