SLAC National Laboratory Equipment Removal Sectors 0 to 10, Menlo Park, CA

Detailed coordination efforts allowed the equipment removal to be complete one month ahead of schedule, allowing SLAC to have co-occupancy with other contractors for construction of the new LCLS II accelerator.

GILBANE COMPLETES HIGH PROFILE EQUIPMENT REMOVAL PROJECT AT SLAC

Gilbane successfully completed 100% removal of equipment from the 1 km long LINAC accelerator at SLAC National Laboratory under a highly aggressive schedule with a required completion date of December 31, 2016.  Through specialized sequencing of construction crews, all equipment was removed from the first floor (Klystron Gallery) and the underground accelerator housing before November 30, 2016, allowing a required co-occupancy for construction of the LCLS II.

The transport of removed components out of the Accelerator Housing required a great deal of planning and coordination. Due to the lack of ventilation, only electric forklifts were feasible for use inside the housing. In addition, the maneuverability was restricted by the width of the tunnel. In order to remove the 40 foot long accelerator structures, custom girders (dollies) were fabricated, which allowed workers to roll the accelerator structures out of the tunnel without the use of heavy equipment. This safer approach increased the efficiency of the work flow and enhanced overall safety for the project.

Because of radiological hazards identified in the Accelerator Housing, field crews performed a portion of the scope under radiological controls and oversight. To ensure that all radiological wastes were identified prior to removal from the work area, Gilbane’s subcontractor performed radiological surveys for every component removed from the radiologically controlled areas within the Accelerator Housing.

Genentech, Inc. Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Campus

Gilbane’s proactive safety program resulted in nearly two million safe work hours without a lost time incident on this important project.

Value engineering workshops generated millions in savings to the client

The project included a biopharmaceutical manufacturing building, a laboratory/ office facility, warehouse, and support buildings on a 100-acre greenfield site. Gilbane devised a fast-track, phased construction approach closely tied to Genentech’s manufacturing timetable for products currently in development. Portions of the project were turned over to the owner as they were completed, allowing Genentech to get the necessary start-up and validation processes underway to bring the facilities on-line and start production sooner.

Using a partnering approach, Gilbane worked with the owner and engineer to develop a mission statement, identifying common goals and the factors critical to success. Gilbane added value to the partnership with its extensive technical knowledge of pharmaceutical and biotech facilities. Two Gilbane-led value engineering workshops identified 147 proposals which were accepted by the owner, generating savings of over $35 million.

Gilbane developed a project specific safety program for the Genentech project site, which was closely integrated with the Contractor Controlled Insurance Program (CCIP). The proactive safety program began with first day orientation for every worker and resulted in nearly two million safe work hours without a lost time incident. The success of the Gilbane Safety Program resulted in a $3.5 million savings in insurance costs. Gilbane was also recognized by the AGC of California with its Safety Excellence Award two years in a row. The Gilbane Quality In Construction (QIC) process was implemented on the Genentech project from day one. Over the course of construction 1,370 QIC inspections and events took place. At substantial completion of the high-quality biotech manufacturing building, there were only 114 items on the punch list – less than one item for each of the 205 rooms. As a result of the QIC process, a world-class biotech facility was built with a minimal punch list, resulting in the smoothest start-up of any new facility in Genentech’s 25-year history.

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Early partnering through design-assist offers the opportunity to provide input into the project schedule, logistics planning, long-lead procurements, and construction phasing.

New state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility

Gilbane is providing comprehensive construction management services for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ new 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will supply drug substance for RNAi (RNA interference) therapeutics for Alnylam’s clinical and commercial needs. The facility is expected to be operational in 2018 and will initially employ approximately 150 new full-time employees.

Ryan Hutchins, Senior Vice President, Gilbane spoke of the groundbreaking, “The energy and excitement at the event was contagious and it is sure to grow as the new facility develops from a vision into reality. Construction involving biopharmaceutical facilities requires precision, vital documentation, compliance with stringent regulations and a superior commitment to safety.  The team we have dedicated to this project have exceptional depth of experience constructing biopharmaceutical facilities.  We are truly honored to be a part of Alnylam’s growth in Massachusetts.”

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.

Gilbane Breaks Ground on Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility in Norton, Massachusetts

The new 200,000 square foot, state-of-the art Facility Will Support Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Expanding Development Pipeline

AlnylamBoston, MA – April 29, 2016 – State and Community officials, including Charlie Baker, the Governor of Massachusetts; Kimberly Haugstad, Executive Director of the Hemophilia Federation of America; Travis McCready, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and Lisa Nelson, Senior District Representative to U.S. Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, were in attendance to celebrate the official breaking of ground for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Norton, Massachusetts.

Gilbane will serve as construction manager for the new 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will supply drug substance for RNAi (RNA interference) therapeutics for Alnylam’s clinical and commercial needs. The facility is expected to be operational in 2018 and will initially employ approximately 150 new full-time employees. The location of the new facility, selected in close collaboration with Commonwealth and local officials, demonstrates Alnylam’s ongoing commitment to Massachusetts.

“The energy and excitement at the event was contagious and it is sure to grow as the new facility develops from a vision into reality,” said Ryan Hutchins, Senior Vice President.   “Construction involving biopharmaceutical facilities requires precision, vital documentation, compliance with stringent regulations and a superior commitment to safety.  The team we have dedicated to this project have exceptional depth of experience constructing biopharmaceutical facilities.  We are truly honored to be a part of Alnylam’s growth in Massachusetts.”

“We are excited to begin development of our new flagship multi-product manufacturing facility with the Gilbane team,” said Al Boyle, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations at Alnylam. “This facility represents a key next step in Alnylam’s transition toward a commercial stage company.”

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.

Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946, serving commercial, institutional, and public clients in the Commonwealth including the Genzyme, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, University of Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Tufts University, Verizon, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of America. The Boston office was recently named a Top Charitable Contributor in 2015 by Boston Business Journal. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Alnylam
Rendering courtesy of Alnylam

Alnylam to Break Ground on New Manufacturing Facility in Norton, Massachusetts

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Biotechnology Development Complex Phase 1

The University required a high degree of flexibility in the design of this field of dreams project to accommodate a variety of Biotechnology enterprises

The flexibility of the building provides for the rapid fit up or renovation of spaces to accommodate new users

Gilbane served as construction manager for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas’s (UTSWMC) new biotechnology building project.

UTSWMC’s “BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District” supports the technology transfer efforts of the “Office of Technology Development.” The University required a high degree of flexibility in the design of this field of dreams project to accommodate a variety of Biotechnology enterprises.

The facility provides lease space for start-up ventures to serve the spectrum of the biotechnology and biomedical device industry. The sixteen foot floor-to-floor height and integrally designed mechanical penthouse allows for the distribution of utilities above ceilings to maximize usable square footage. This design allows any available square foot to be used for either laboratory or office space.

The building’s exterior materials are in keeping with the contextual vocabulary of the existing UTSWMC campus. Sustainably designed, while not submitted for certification, the project could potentially obtain LEED® Silver status. Ample fenestration using highly efficient insulated glazing accommodates daylighting of the interior and visual connectivity of the occupants to the environment. Collaborative spaces, the large break area and vertical circulation lobby for instance, are located along the transept circulation corridor to enhance purposeful and chance meetings of researchers. The interior finishes, selected for aesthetics and durability, work with the spatial experience to promote an inspirational environment; witness this in the relation of three story reception lobby to the transept circulation corridor.

The flexibility of the building both in programmatic function and mechanical systems provides for the rapid fit up or renovation of spaces to accommodate new users. The laboratory module is conservatively established to provide anywhere from 363 square foot labs with ample bench space to as much as 35,000 square feet of contiguous laboratory space. From the structural grid to the exterior glazing the dimensional control is a reflection of the laboratory module. The wide main corridor and abundantly sized dual purpose service/occupant only elevator allows for secure equipment move-in without impairment to personnel circulation. The routing of utilities overhead rather than in a service corridor maximizes the usable square footage; which in turn reduces lease rates. The functional flexibility of the building can support both the wet and dry sciences and any given non-support square foot can be any configuration of laboratory or office and the distribution of looped utility, air and exhaust systems can be easily configured or reconfigured to accommodate the high churn rate generally experienced by a facility with this purpose.

Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Richland College Science Building

The existing combined heating and cooling plant was disassembled, new equipment and piping added to create new cooling only plant

Design allows natural light into the lab classrooms

Gilbane Building Company, along with Rollins Construction, acted as Construction Manager for Richland College’s new 118,000 SF, two-story science building project. The project has the points for and is seeking Platinum status under the U.S. Green Building Council LEED NC v2.2.

The first floor contains a bookstore, coffee shop, two large conference rooms, eight science labs and two story open gallery lobby which runs the entire length of the structure. The second floor contains faculty offices, science corner, computer labs and eight science labs. There are 16 total labs and four lab prep areas in the building. The laboratories are dedicated to different disciplines (i.e. chemistry, biology, physics, organic chemistry.)

The second floor has a landscaped outdoor terrace with a “green” (living plants) wall. The roof level contains a future astronomy lab and the penthouse. The building shape is a long and slender rectangle (474’ x 120’ foot print) with the long axis running east-west. The design allows natural light into the lab classrooms. Brick with bands of cast stone and metal panels complete the exterior skin. Over the lobby and science corner there are 18 light monitors/ skylights. The light monitors use steel tubes and translucent insulated panels to permit light into the building while blocking direct sunlight from entering the building.

The Central Plant work included a 10,660 SF addition to the existing plant which created a new heating plant of 3,800 SF and a shell space of 6,860 SF for future Richland College facilities offices. The existing combined heating and cooling plant was disassembled, new equipment and piping added to create new cooling only plant. The building exterior is brick and cast stone bands matching the existing building and the campus standards. An east campus parking lot made up of 112 surface parking spaces was also constructed.

The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

This project was located within an existing facility on a tight, urban site, which required workforce to adhere to strict areas

This build-out provided approximately 76,000 Square Feet of lab and office space

Gilbane provided preconstruction and construction management at-risk services for the build-out of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute floors four, ten, and eleven. The build-out improved approximately 76,000 square feet of lab and office space on multiple levels of the institute.

The fourth floor includes a pathology/necropsy lab as well as a histology lab and procedure rooms. There is a glass wash area and dark rooms. Construction involved working in and over an existing vivarium.

Floors ten and eleven are large open plan spaces with bench top lab tables and support space. There are cold rooms and a service corridor.

The project site was located within the Texas Medical Center on a tight urban site. The MHRI is a fully operational laboratory building with connections to the MH which required construction access to be limited to only the loading dock, back of the house corridors, and the service elevator.

Rutgers University Life Science II

Construction of a 101,000 SF building addition to the Rutgers University Newark Life Sciences Center making this project and attractive teaching and research hub in the science industry.

The new building addition is seven stories above grade and one story below grade. The new facility will house classrooms, chemistry labs, biology labs, a vivarium, a greenhouse facility, among other spaces. The basement level of the facility will house an emergency generator, a mechanical room, a main plumbing service room, and an electrical main service room. In addition, the basement will also house an IT service room. Part of the space will also be devoted to “entrepreneurial science” research labs for faculty working on technology-transfer research.

The new facility will be sandwiched between Life Sciences I, Boyden Hall, and Aidekman Hall, which houses the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences. It will connect all three buildings via their respective first floors and become the nucleus of a five-building Life Sciences complex, taking into account Olson Hall, which is already connected to Life Sciences I, making this project an attractive teaching and research hub in the science industry.