Anne Arundel Medical Center East and West Campus Expansion Transition

Planning ahead saves Anne Arundel Medical Center unnecessary expenses

Gilbane provided project and transition management planning (TPM) services to the Annapolis, Maryland-based Anne Arundel Health System during their multi-phased, campus expansion program. Our on-site team of construction management (CM) and TPM professionals served as the owner’s representative coordinating their construction activities while directing the design team, CM and associated vendors.

The expansion enabled the hospital to better position itself for increased responsiveness to homeland security and bioterrorism concerns and was designed to comply with ‘green’ initiatives with a target of achieving LEED Gold certification.

Gilbane’s on-site team of transition planning and management professionals served as the owner’s representative and:

  • oversaw the design and construction process;
  • prepared and managed the overall project schedule;
  • provided technology integration coordination;
  • facilitated the procurement of owner furnished equipment and furniture; and
  • assisted in the development of the new concept of operations.

Inova Health Systems South Patient Tower Transition

Gilbane transitions staff and patients into new 216,000 SF Tower

As an integral part of the Inova Design and Construction team, Gilbane guided Inova through the transition planning, activation and closeout of the South Patient Tower. The 11-story South Tower connecting to the original adult services hospital added 216,000 square feet of space and features all private patient rooms. The South Tower houses 120 medical/surgical patient rooms and 54 intensive care unit (ICU) rooms.

Gilbane TPM served as the liaison between construction, end-users and the administration to ensure the utmost in communication and planning. The Gilbane team was responsible for the planning, coordinating and monitoring required to ensure a smooth transition with the relocation of patients and room contents, furniture, office and staff contents, office equipment, hospital equipment and supplies, and records.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration National Capital Regional Consolidation

Multi-phase transition provides a centralized FDA National Capital Campus for 9,000 employees

For over 14 years, Gilbane has played a vital role in FDA’s National Capital Regional Consolidation to College Park and the White Oak campus. This multi-phased campus project consisted of 16 newly constructed and renovated buildings for administrative offices, research laboratories and support services. The campus consolidation effectively brought together FDA centers and departments located in 36 buildings throughout Montgomery County in Maryland.

Gilbane developed FDA’s Relocation Master Plan, as well as produced and managed the occupancy schedule, relocation budget and phasing analysis. The TPM team planned, coordinated and provided pre-move and on-site move supervision for the relocation of approximately 9,000 FDA and contract employees. Gilbane was responsible for the asset inventory and tracking, as well as the decommissioning of the previous building, for each move.

In addition to the White Oak consolidation, Gilbane has further strengthened our relationship with the FDA through several, long-standing projects including the Regional Laboratory at Irvine and the Center for Food, Safety, and Nutrition (CFSAN) Consolidation in College Park, Maryland.

Sheikh Zayed Tower and the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center

Successful hospital transition of more than 1,500 patients and staff.

Project Summary

Gilbane provided transition planning and management services to the Johns Hopkins Hospital for the 1.6 million square foot new clinical building. The new building houses two distinct programs into a single structure: the 560,000 square foot Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the 913,000 square foot Sheikh Zayed Adult Tower.

The hospital staff knows how to move patients, but it’s not every day that they move hundreds of patients at one time. Of the 1000+ hospital bed system, the new building required relocating 560 patient beds, which included over 180 intensive care unit (ICU) beds – the most critical patients in the hospital.

Gilbane prepared the staff for the transition by providing a detailed roadmap that tracked the progress of the entire project and supported the relocations of patients, staff and equipment by providing logistics planning, move manuals and hosting “day-in-the-life” training sessions. In preparation for the final move, hundreds of staff participated in mock moves. The Gilbane team performed operational interviews and facilitated several workgroup meetings to ensure that all patient care and procedure areas were prepared with the equipment and resources required to maintain normal operations 24/7 throughout the transition period.

With the support of the Gilbane team, the Johns Hopkins Hospital experienced a successful move into their new clinical space while maintaining their day-to-day operations.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Gilbane is proud to honor our nation’s heroes and be involved with the construction of this emotional memorial.

Project Summary

The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund (VVMF), incorporated in 1979, was a nonprofit organization created to establish a national memorial, in Washington, DC, to honor and recognize American veterans of the Vietnam War. On July 1, 1980, the government, by a unanimous joint resolution of Congress, authorized the VVMF to establish the memorial on two acres of national park land in Constitution Gardens near the Lincoln Memorial.

A national competition for the memorial design was undertaken. More than 1,400 people entered, making it the largest competition of its type in U. S. history. The winner was Maya Ying Lin, at the time a 21 year old architecture student from Yale University.

The memorial consists of two polished 200 ft. long black granite walls which meet to form a “V”. The memorial is formed from 148 panels of polished black granite fashioned into the shape of a chevron. The two walls meet at a 130 degree angle, slope out of the ground for 248 feet, and rise to the height of 10 feet. Etched into the marble walls are the names of the nation’s 58,000 dead and missing as a result of the Vietnam conflict.

West Virginia University Master Services Agreement

Gilbane serves as an extension of the WVU’s Division of Facilities and Services staff to provide extensive design phase services to ensure cost, schedule and value management within the university’s five-year capital improvement plan.

Gilbane is providing services through an on-call master services agreement for West Virginia University’s capital improvement plan totaling more than $200 million. The scope of work includes preconstruction, design phase, and project management services not limited to estimating, scheduling, value analysis and engineering, Building Information Modeling (BIM), project budget and schedule controls, and Interdisciplinary Document Coordination (IDC) reviews. Major projects Gilbane is supporting include:

  • Agricultural Science Building, $88 million
  • Advanced Engineering Science Research Facility, $41 million
  • Student Health Facility, College of Physical Activity and Sports Science Facility, $38.8 million
  • Art Education Center and Museum, $8 million
  • National Research Center for Coal and Energy Building, $4 million
  • Law School Addition and Renovation, $22 million
  • Evansdale Campus Utility Upgrades, $8 million

Clarion University Becht Hall Renovation

Blending Past and Present While Building a Ship in a Bottle for Clarion University

Originally built in 1905 as a dormitory, the renovated building will house departments focused on student success. In addition to a One Stop which will allow students to conduct University business virtually, the building will contain Admissions, Health Services, the Center for Student Development, Academic Enrichment and Tutoring Services.

With rich history filling its walls, the team is working closely with the University to maintain the building’s eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. The clay tile roof, exterior masonry, and interior woodwork will all be preserved. By renovating nearly all of the internal aspects of Becht Hall while preserving the exterior shell, this project can truly be described as “building a ship in a bottle”.

Following the renovation, Clarion University’s Becht Hall will truly be seen as a blend of the past and present. Remaining a historic campus symbol, the building will move into the future with the incorporation of a geothermal well field that will serve 130 heat pumps throughout the building, keeping it on track to meet LEED Silver Certification.

Washington Headquarters Services BRAC 133 Mark Center Relocation

Gilbane transitions more than 6,400 DoD personnel to the Mark Center

Gilbane’s integrated team of construction managers and transition planning and management experts provided program and transition management to the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) BRAC Program Office (BPO). WHS BPO was established to manage the design-build construction project at the Mark Center and the transition of all assigned Department of Defense (DoD) activities to the Alexandria complex in compliance with the Base Realignment and Closure Law of 2005.

Our Transition Planning & Management team served as the primary liaison between the WHS BPO and each of the DoD activities. The team focused on the planning, coordination and management of the transition of each of the 22 tenant organizations, totaling 6409 personnel from 34 leased locations throughout Northern Virginia to the newly constructed facilities.

The successful execution of the complex transition and relocation was the result of extensive planning, analysis and coordination. Gilbane organized three teams to support the Client Requirements Program and address the volume of tenant requirements: the Client Liaison Team, Client Requirements Planning Team and the Move Management Team. The three teams supported the DoD tenant activities through the space planning and design effort; relocation planning and execution; and the coordination and management of all transition activities.