NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Adult Emergency Department

The Gilbane team completed benchmark rooms ahead of schedule as well as a mock-up for the exterior skin of the new building for quality control purposes.

Meeting and exceeding client expectations

Gilbane provided construction management services for the renovation and expansion of the 73,000 SF existing Adult Emergency Department located on the ground floor of the Vanderbilt clinic. The new Adult Emergency Department is double the original size of the space, with dedicated treatment and specialist spaces, allowing the hospital to treat more patients and provide them with better care through a more efficient space.

As part of this project, the Energy Court was converted to a dedicated waiting room for the Adult Emergency Department (AED) and a new Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) area consisting of five new triage bays and 26 new exam/treatment bays. The refurbishment and expansion also included a new waiting room, entrance, trauma and ambulance corridor, acute care space, staff support, and dedicated radiology and psychology areas. These are in addition to the existing 45 treatment spaces in emergency department patient care areas A, B, C and D.

The five-phase approach included:

Phase 1 – Construction of a temporary emergency department waiting and registration area as well as a triage space to enable the emergency department to continue full operation during construction of the new entrance, waiting room, triage, and RME.

Phase 2 – Full gut renovation of the existing administrative office suites on the first floor and MEP fit-out to make room for the construction of new emergency department observation rooms. This phase also included 15 fully enclosed single-occupancy patient rooms, supporting charting stations, medication area, crash cart alcove, nutrition station, bathrooms and showers.

Phase 3 – Demolition of the main entrance 5-story atrium to build a new dedicated ambulatory entrance and waiting area for the Adult Emergency Department and public hospital entrance. The construction of the enclosed MER  penthouse with all new MEP infrastructure for future phases was completed as well as all exterior work along Broadway including landscaping, façade work, and sidewalk refinishing.

Phase 4 – Construction of a new trauma room with acute care tow beds immediately adjacent to the ambulance bay. This phase also included 13 new treatment bays and charting stations along with minor re-routing of the corridor to accommodate the new trauma room and the relocation of an existing shower room.

Phase 5 – Renovation of existing Area B to create new code compliant treatment and support spaces, including 14 treatment bays and acute care treatment rooms. In addition, the temporary waiting and registration facilities adjacent to Area D were transformed into the permanent staff lounge and locker room.

Respecting the fully operational hospital throughout all stages of the project was critical to its success. While the new space was created to improve patient care, it was vital to maintain a high standard of hygiene and minimize disruption throughout the construction period. Consistent communication, critical programming and dedication to dust containment were all vital factors in ensuring a smooth project journey that allowed for the continuity of patient care.

Architects are daSILVA Architects, Davis Brody Bond and AKF Group.

 

Connecticut Building Congress Honors Gilbane Building Company with 2017 Project Team Award

Gilbane Receives Project Team Award for Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute and Merit Award for Francis T. Maloney High School Project

Glastonbury, CT – June 21, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company was recently honored by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) with a first place Project Team Award in the New Construction category for the Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute project in Hartford, Connecticut.  Gilbane was also recognized with an award of merit in the K-12 Schools category for the Francis T. Maloney High School in Meriden, Connecticut.

Hartford Hospital’s Bone and Joint Institute is the first dedicated orthopedic specialty hospital in New England, and one of only a few like facilities nationwide. The new, 150,000 SF facility provides state-of-the-art coordinated care that integrates all elements of orthopedics and musculoskeletal treatment, including primary and specialty care, diagnostics, rehabilitation, rheumatology, neurology, and pain management. The building consists of five floors and features: eight operating rooms with room to expand to ten; 48 inpatient beds with the capability of expanding to 60 beds; a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) featuring 27 beds; complete imaging center including radiology, MRI, and CT scans; rehabilitation facilities; a Motion Laboratory Study Center; a Center for Sports & Fitness; and after-hours orthopedic urgent care services.

The Francis T. Maloney High School project encompassed the renovation, addition and selective demolition of an existing high school into a state-of-the-art, like new 283,000 SF high school. The school was constructed in four major phases over three years to allow the school to remain open and occupied during construction. Fully renovated areas include two full gymnasiums with locker rooms, natatorium, 950 seat auditorium, cafeteria, and kitchen. Additions included a state-of-the-art classroom wing, media center and musical wing. The finished school embodies Meriden Public Schools’ vision of providing a “modern, first class student-centered learning environment”.

“We are proud to have been recognized by the Connecticut Building Congress for the accomplishments of the two project teams including; our client Hartford HealthCare, the Owner’s Representative Concord Healthcare, Perkins+Will and HDR for the Hartford Hospital project, and the Town of Meriden, the Owner’s Representative Arcadis, and Fletcher Thompson for the Francis T. Maloney High School project,” noted John Hawley, Gilbane Vice President and Connecticut Business Unit Leader.    “We appreciate our clients, our design partners, and the numerous trade contractors who exemplify what can be accomplished when all stakeholders are dedicated to a truly collaborative process.”

Each year the Connecticut Building Congress recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through collaboration among project owners, architects, engineers, constructors and trades. This year’s awards banquet was held at The Bond Ballroom in Hartford, Connecticut on June 13.  http://cbc-ct.org/2017-CBC-Project-Team-Award-Winners

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

A builder in Connecticut since 1944, Gilbane has grown to become one of the largest providers of construction management services in Connecticut.  Gilbane opened an office in Glastonbury in 1984 and has remained a leader in the delivery of comprehensive pre-construction services, construction services and construction administration.  In 2014 Gilbane was named Contractor of the Year by Engineering News Record (ENR) for the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT) and the #3 Top Construction Firm in the State of Connecticut in 2013 according to Book of Lists CT. Gilbane is ranked one of the top three best construction firms in the State of CT by the Connecticut Subcontractors Association.

Gilbane Building Company Receives CMAA Chicago Chapter Project Achievement Award

Gilbane Receives Award for Patient Room Build-out at The University of Chicago Medicine

Chicago, IL – June 20, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company was recently honored by the CMAA Chicago Chapter with its Project Achievement award for the construction of the 3rd and 4th Floor Patient Room Build-out at The University of Chicago Medicine.

The 204,000 SF build-out project converted vacant space into patient floors with a total of 203 new beds. Scope of work also included support work in multiple mechanical spaces to provide new equipment and four new air handling units. The patient rooms included 92 med-surge rooms, 37 observation rooms, 56 ICU rooms and 18 isolation rooms. The 3rd floor build-out also included a burn unit, while the 4th floor includes a radial lounge, PT/OT suite, and procedure room for the Heart and Vascular Department.

This challenging project was completed in an active hospital environment with strict infection control requirements and situated on a tight urban site. As an additional challenge, the work was located between a procedure floor on the fifth floor and the blood bank and pharmacy on the second floor, resulting in limited access and requiring meticulous planning to eliminate hospital operational impacts. Gilbane delivered this complex project two months ahead of schedule. This monumental achievement was accomplished utilizing Lean practices, Advanced Planning and Scheduling, prefabrication, and leading-edge technology.

The project team was committed to making a difference in the local community. This project created significant job opportunities including 560 union jobs (267 minority and female) and 36% City of Chicago residents. The project also achieved 45.70% diverse participation.

“We are humbled that this monumental project was awarded this great honor by the CMAA Chicago chapter. It was a true collaborative effort to deliver this project two months ahead of schedule, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our project partners.” said Tony Tysinger, Gilbane Building Company Project Executive

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Gilbane has two permanent offices located in Chicago, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with Chicago jurisdictional authorities. With 39 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.

 

New Project Award – The Cancer Center Project (CCP) for UCM

White Plains Hospital Center, Modernization Program

Gilbane is an industry leader in healthcare construction and aware of the current trends in healthcare delivery. We are adapting in innovative ways to drive efficiency in the delivery of our projects.

Modernizing community hospital

Gilbane provided construction management at-risk services for the modernization program at White Plains Hospital Center. The modernization project was delivered in phases to alleviate any disruption to patient care. The overall goal of the project was to maximize the functionality of space across three contiguous buildings and to improve the aesthetic, resulting in more attractive and functional spaces. Project components included:

  • Addition of a seven-level 50,000 SF wing and renovation of 55,000 SF in order to improve the layout and operation of maternity, medical surgical beds, operating rooms, radiology procedure rooms, central sterile supply, plus an enclosed rooftop mechanical space.
  • Demolition of existing one-story entrance lobby.
  • Reconstruction of the enlarged entrance driveway including new sidewalks, a porte-cochere over the main entrance, and expanded landscaping.
  • Two-story addition replacing the outdated radiology extension. Four-story overbuild existing nuclear medicine in order to provide new family waiting space.
  • Construction of a new elevator and stairway adjacent to the parking garage.
  • Glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge spanning over Davis Avenue and connecting to the new West Addition at the lobby.
  • Renovations to the Davis Avenue Garage in order to provide a separate staff parking entrance and exit. Reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs and pedestrian crosswalks connecting the garage to the Hospital.

One-hour rated sound-damping construction entrances with negative pressure ante-rooms were implemented for dust containment, as well as careful noise control. Constant communication with the hospital and advance warning for noisy works ensured disruption was kept to an absolute minimum. A flexible approach to changing schedules for noisy works was also implemented to suit the hospital and their care requirements. Daily coordination with the existing operating room schedule ensured construction did not negatively affect the hospital surgery case load.

Gilbane launches National Healthcare Construction Alliance to address ever-changing needs of the fast-paced healthcare market

Gilbane’s healthcare approach will tackle unique market challenges and provide innovative industry solutions

Providence, RI – May 9, 2017 – Aging baby boomers that continue to drive growth in healthcare services coupled with increased consumerism, a sharpened focus on cost reduction strategies, and uncertainty over the future of our healthcare system are all contributing factors to steady gains in varying facility types for healthcare construction. Identifying a critical need for raising the bar when it comes to innovative healthcare project delivery, Gilbane Building Company has launched a National Healthcare Construction Alliance to address the unique challenges of this growing market.

Led by Gilbane’s Healthcare Center of Excellence (COE) leader Brian Garbecki, the National Healthcare Construction Alliance is comprised of 20 of Gilbane’s most seasoned healthcare professionals including project executives, estimators, field staff and transition planning and management experts from across the nation, several of whom have worked in healthcare organizations. These healthcare leaders are part of Gilbane’s national Healthcare COE, which centralizes healthcare construction best practices and continually shares knowledge on current trends, sustainable design practices, construction solutions, equipment, technology, operational issues, cost and schedule reduction, speed to market, and vendors, specific to the unique requirements of the healthcare market. The Healthcare Construction Alliance is taking Gilbane’s time-honored tradition of COEs to the next level by leveraging these internal best practices and lessons learned for the advantage of our clients and the industry as a whole.

“Change is coming fast in today’s healthcare construction market, and we believe that being a leader in leveraging best practices through a dedicated focus of our healthcare experts is critical to driving a transparent and client-focused healthcare practice that brings value to our clients.”
– Brian Garbecki, PE, Director of Healthcare

Gilbane’s Healthcare Construction Alliance will collaborate and communicate on an ongoing basis to share best practices, cutting-edge trends and first-hand experiences for the benefit of clients nationwide. This group will work with our clients to maintain a focus on identifying and implementing leading-edge healthcare developments, and also share the philosophy of client advocacy–from Lean project delivery to innovative cost modeling methods to sophisticated technology solutions. Stay tuned for unique content and more updates from Gilbane’s Healthcare Construction Alliance.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

The University of Chicago Medicine Center for Care and Discovery 3rd and 4th Floor Patient Room Build-out

This complex 204,000 SF renovation project converted vacant space into patient floors with a total of 203 new beds. The scope of work also included support work in multiple mechanical spaces to provide new equipment and four new air handling units. The patient rooms included 92 med-surge rooms, 37 observation rooms, 56 ICU rooms and 18 isolation rooms. The 3rd floor build-out also included a burn unit, while the 4th floor includes a radial lounge, PT/OT suite, and procedure room for the Heart and Vascular Department.

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The project team collaborated with UCM during a series of Kaizen events that resulted in design features to optimize flow and maximize efficiency and eliminate waste to improve patient care and safety for patients and staff. The design enhanced patient visibility and also created standardized support spaces and decentralized supply storage, which maximized support for Lean operations in addition to locating equipment and supplies for a more convenient point of use and enhancing patient comfort.

This challenging project was completed in an active hospital environment with strict infection control requirements and situated on a tight urban site. As an additional challenge, the work was located between a procedure floor on the fifth floor and the blood bank and pharmacy on the second floor, resulting in limited access and requiring meticulous planning to eliminate hospital operational impacts. Gilbane delivered this complex project two months ahead of schedule. This monumental achievement was accomplished utilizing Lean practices, Advanced Planning and Scheduling, prefabrication, and leading-edge technology.

Gilbane Building Company honored with Legacy Award at CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare 13th Annual Spring Luncheon

Special guest, NBA legend David “The Admiral” Robinson featured speaker

Houston, TX – March 28, 2017 – Leading global construction and facilities-related services firm, Gilbane Building Company, and the Gilbane family, was recently honored with the CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare Legacy Award.  This award was given in recognition of the donation of time, talent and financial resources to help those in need.

“We are thrilled to honor Gilbane Building Company and the Gilbane Family for their selfless work for our communities” said Les Cave, president of CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare. “It’s the support of the Greater Houston communities over the past decade and the countless efforts of our generous donors, tireless volunteers, and dedicated staff that make our Foundation able to serve those across the Houston area and beyond.”

The 13th annual Spring Luncheon was held on Tuesday, March 21.  This year’s luncheon raised funds for the integration of mental health care services into the Foundation’s primary care clinics.

“It was an honor for our team to be recognized and we were very humbled to join the CHRISTUS Foundation and David Robinson who are both philanthropic Hall of Famers in our book”, says Dan Gilbane, Gilbane Southwest Area Leader, “CHRISTUS has been a great part of our “Gilbane Family” and we are proud to support their efforts in healthcare and mental health in our community.  We always strive to live our core values and supporting the communities in which we work, live and play.”

The ceremony also welcomed special guest, NBA Hall of Famer, David “The Admiral” Robinson. Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, Robinson is also a highly respected figure off the court and is very involved in working to ensure under-privileged youth have the opportunity to receive a quality education in the San Antonio area and beyond.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.

For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

John C. Lincoln Medical Center Central Utility Plant

Through the use of laser scan, the project team was able to deliver this quick turnaround project within budget and on schedule.

New central plant building expands capacity for future expansion

Gilbane served as Construction Manager at-Risk for the construction of a new central utility plant at John C. Lincoln’s (Now HonorHealth) Medical Center Campus in Phoenix, Arizona. This fast track design encompassed 15,500 SF of space on the campus with a 7,900 SF facility.

The project included the demolition of an existing medical office building on the hospital campus, temporary utility connections, relocation of underground utilities, and the construction of a new central plant building to increase capacity for future campus expansion. The new central utility plant contains chillers, pumps, boilers, cooling towers, emergency generators, electrical distribution, and necessary support components. The central plant feeds chilled water and steam to heating and cooling systems throughout the hospital, for air conditioning, sterilizers and kitchen equipment. The existing central plant in the basement of the hospital was demolished and the existing equipment was relocated and/or replaced.

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center is a 266-bed, not-for-profit community hospital, one of two within the John C. Lincoln Health Network.

Pima County Psychiatric Hospital & Crisis Recovery Center

Integrated facility design helps ensure security and highest standards of patient care.

Award winning New innovative mental health center

Gilbane provided Program Management services for two new psychiatric facilities for Pima County: the Behavior Health Pavilion and the Crisis Response Center. Composed of two inter-related but functionally distinct structures, the buildings are located adjacent to Banner University Medical Center to take advantage of medical and support services.

Internally, each building is organized into layered zones of patient and support spaces. The Behavioral Health Pavilion houses 96 inpatient acute-care beds, psychiatric urgent and emergent care, psychiatric court hearing rooms, and space for basic clinical studies for neurology and psychiatry.

The Crisis Response Center houses comprehensive screening, assessment, crisis stabilization treatment and triage. Organized around a shared sally port, the integrated facilities provide a secure circulation zone for staff, law enforcement, courtroom personnel, and patient transfers. The project involved related site work including parking lots, and road, drainage, and utility improvements.

Gilbane also provided select transition, planning and management (TPM) services for this project.