City of Palm Coast City Hall
Gilbane brings true value through preconstruction services for the New City Hall in Palm Coast, Florida.
New City Hall in Palm Coast, Florida
Gilbane has provided construction management services for the new 32,000-square-foot, two-story City Hall building located in Palm Coast Central Park area. The New City Hall houses the offices of the city manager, building/planning department, code enforcement, engineering, IT, customer service, human resources, financing and accounting. Site work included surface parking for city employees and visitors, underground utilities and landscaping. The building structure is comprised of tilt-up concrete walls that allow fast tracking of the schedule and structural steel framing, joists and metal deck, TPO roofing and aluminum storefront windows and entrances. A prominent feature of the main entrance on the north elevation is a large clock tower that extends 20 feet above the building’s main roof.
Exceeding Expectations Before Construction Starts
This project was initially conceived four years ago but was put on hold for nearly 3 years. During that time the owner’s budget for the project was reduced by 30 percent. Gilbane worked closely with the architect and owner to develop a phased construction approach to allow the owner to prioritize and get essential programming to meet their needs within the current available funds and allow them a path to complete other phases as funding became available. Gilbane also created a bid strategy that included 15 Bid Alternates and 64 Value Engineering options to further assist the Owner in maximizing the scope to be included in the first phase of work. Due to the political nature of the project the Owner was very interested in maximizing local subcontractor participation. Gilbane conducted local subcontractor workshops and was able to achieve nearly 50 percent local and market area participation.
Hartford Public Safety Complex
Gilbane builds innovative new facility for Hartford’s Police, Fire, and Emergency Services.
The City of Hartford engaged Gilbane to provide construction management services for the new Public Safety Complex. The project encompassed the construction of a new four-story building and a new two-level precast parking structure. The new Complex can accommodate over 500 police, fire, and emergency services personnel and is located on a six-acre parcel that is part of an overall 26-acre redevelopment initiative in Hartford.
The initial phase of the work entailed demolition of the existing buildings and required extensive coordination due to its location in a tight urban neighborhood bordering the main Amtrak rail line serving Hartford. Seismic monitoring was necessary to ensure uninterrupted operation to these businesses.
In order for the Complex to serve as an Emergency Operations Shelter and 911 dispatch center, emergency energy systems were crucial. The facility is served with a pillar 1670 KVA uninterruptable power supply providing power until the generator engages and the 800 KW generator can support the entire facility. Additionally, a 400 KW UTC fuel cell serves as a renewable energy resource with generator load shedding ability to assist electrical grid impacts during peak demand. The fuel cell also delivers “free” cooling through the absorption chiller during normal operation.
New York State Capitol Roof Renovations
Gilbane’s construction management team achieved an accelerated construction schedule on this circa 1899 national historic landmark restoration project reducing completion timeline by 14 months by utilizing Gilbane’s schedule risk analysis process.
Multi-Phased Construction Management Project Restores Capitol to Original Grandeur
Gilbane provided construction management services for the New York State Office of General Services on this multi-phased restoration construction project of the historic NYS Capitol roof. The roof consists of an intricate network of roofing areas and systems including a large hipped slate roof with multiple granite dormers and four large granite chimneys, two smaller granite pyramid roofs as well as multiple smaller slate and built up membrane roofs with multiple dormers and penthouses built within.
Historic Restoration Highlights Include:
- Restoration of two historic skylights and decorative art glass laylights located above the Assembly and Senate monumental stone staircases allowing natural light to shine on the staircases for the first time in over seventy years.
- Complete renovation and reorganization of the interior spaces.
- Relocation of the existing mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment.
- The building’s existing egress paths on the fourth and fifth floors were significantly altered and updated to provide necessary accessibility and life safety upgrades.
- The Tower Hall area of the fifth floor was renovated to house a new office suite for the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission including a suspended mezzanine level supported from a newly installed roof structure above.
- Removal and replacement of approximately 2,500 pieces of architectural terra cotta.
- Installation of new copper flashings at all roof transitions and gutters.
- Extensive repair work to the existing building granite, slate repairs and the re-pointing of masonry joints.
- Installation of new lead coated copper flashing systems at all roof transition points including hips, ridges, valleys, gutters, etc.