Gilbane Building Company Awarded Cleveland Indians Spring Training Renovation and Expansion Project

Phoenix, Arizona – July, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company, a nationally recognized leader in construction services, has been selected by the Cleveland Indians to perform construction management at-risk services for the renovation and expansion of Goodyear Ballpark, which is the home to their spring training program.

Renovations and site additions include the main clubhouse, team and coach grooming areas, dining and kitchen facilities, as well as equipment, mechanical, locker and weight rooms, and a multi-purpose room and office/conference space.

“The project has started as a team effort between the Cleveland Indians baseball club, the city of Goodyear, Weber Murphy Fox and Gilbane.  It involves a fast-paced renovation schedule and Gilbane is committed to having the facility ready for the start of spring training.” said John Clays, Vice President of Gilbane Building 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, 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 Building Company Completes 2017 Fenway Park Improvements

Team Meets Aggressive Schedule to Safely Complete Project in Time for Boston Red Sox Opening Day

Boston Red Sox Executive Vice President / Business Affairs Jonathan Gilula, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy, and Bill Scannell, President, Global Enterprise Sales & Customer Operations Dell EMC, walk on the warning track during the Mayor’s Walk Through at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox) Copyright:©2017 Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox

Boston, MA – April 13, 2017 – Gilbane successfully beat winter conditions and aggressive schedule to safely complete improvements and renovations at Fenway Park.  The renovations were completed in time for the Boston Red Sox season opening day game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 3 – marking nearly 105 years since Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game on April 20, 1912.

The 2017 Improvements marks the seventh project in Gilbane’s successful partnership working at Fenway Park having completed projects in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014-17 with this year’s project being the largest at Fenway Park in six years.

The depth of both the home and visitor dugouts has been increased by moving the front rail of the dugouts forward three feet, providing better circulation, improved sight lines from bench seating areas, and additional space for storage of bats and helmets. The field wall between the dugouts has been moved forward the same three feet to align with the dugout expansion, allowing for the addition of a new row of seats in the area from home plate to each dugout, and additional rows of seating behind the camera pits on the first and third base side. A total of 124 new seats have been added. The new, relocated field wall houses new televisions and built-in antennae systems which required significant coordination among all parties involved.

Notably, four new day-of-game suites have been constructed on the State Street Pavilion level of the ballpark.  Two on the first base side adjacent to the existing “B Suites,” and two on the third base side adjacent to the existing “K Suites.” The new party suites offer great views of both the playing field and the Boston sky line and can be used as individual spaces for 12 people or combined to create single, expanded suites accommodating 24.

Additionally at right field, several rows in the back of the right field grandstand were removed this offseason to accommodate the construction of the new “Tully Tavern” bar area.  Terraces with swivel stools, tables and standing room spaces feature charging stations and 64-inch televisions.

Other projects include the right field foul pole, “Pesky Pole,” which underwent extensive structural repairs to reinforce areas that were impacted by general wear and tear over the years. A new removable field wall system has been installed in front of the bullpens, in the same location and with the same dimensions, to better accommodate non-baseball events that continue to be popular at Fenway Park.  Additionally a new video board was installed in right field, replacing the Cumberland Farms sign that previously occupied that space and requiring significant structural reinforcement.

“This year’s project is the largest renovation in Fenway Park in six years.   The project demanded an aggressive schedule, with all construction operations being completed before the Red Sox season home opener vs the Pittsburgh Pirates April 3” noted Justin MacEachern, Gilbane Project Executive. “There were several logistical challenges including working safely through the bustle of the Fenway neighborhood while keeping the park fully operational for historical tours, Spartan Races, hockey games and many other events.”

“The improvements this offseason were some of the most extensive we have undertaken in several years,” said Red Sox Executive Vice President of Business Affairs Jonathan Gilula. “We are thankful for the partnership with Gilbane who worked around our busy schedule of events to get the work completed in time for an early April home opener, and for the hard work of the many workers whose tireless efforts kept us on track.”

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.

Gilbane has been a leading Boston construction firm since 1946, serving commercial, institutional, and public clients in the Commonwealth including the University of Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Tufts University, Genzyme, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of America. The Boston office was recently named a Top Charitable Contributor in 2015 and 2016 by Boston Business Journal. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com/boston

Boston Red Sox Fenway Park 2017 Upgrades

The 2017 Improvements mark the seventh project in Gilbane’s successful partnership with the Boston Red Sox.

Team Meets Aggressive Schedule to Safely Complete Project in Time for Boston Red Sox Opening Day

Gilbane successfully beat winter conditions and an aggressive schedule to safely complete improvements and renovations at Fenway Park.  The renovations were completed in time for the Boston Red Sox season opening day game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 3 – marking nearly 105 years since Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game on April 20, 1912.

The 2017 Improvements mark the seventh project in Gilbane’s successful partnership working at Fenway Park having completed projects in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014-17 with this year’s project being the largest at Fenway Park in six years.

The depth of both the home and visitor dugouts has been increased by moving the front rail of the dugouts forward three feet, providing better circulation, improved sight lines from bench seating areas, and additional space for storage of bats and helmets. The field wall between the dugouts has been moved forward the same three feet to align with the dugout expansion, allowing for the addition of a new row of seats in the area from home plate to each dugout, and additional rows of seating behind the camera pits on the first and third base side. A total of 124 new seats have been added. The new, relocated field wall houses new televisions and built-in antennae systems which required significant coordination among all parties involved.

Notably, four new day-of-game suites have been constructed on the State Street Pavilion level of the ballpark.  Two on the first base side adjacent to the existing “B Suites,” and two on the third base side adjacent to the existing “K Suites.” The new party suites offer great views of both the playing field and the Boston sky line and can be used as individual spaces for 12 people or combined to create single, expanded suites accommodating 24.

Additionally at right field, several rows in the back of the right field grandstand were removed this offseason to accommodate the construction of the new “Tully Tavern” bar area.  Terraces with swivel stools, tables and standing room spaces feature charging stations and 64-inch televisions.

Other projects include the right field foul pole, “Pesky Pole,” which underwent extensive structural repairs to reinforce areas that were impacted by general wear and tear over the years. A new removable field wall system has been installed in front of the bullpens, in the same location and with the same dimensions, to better accommodate non-baseball events that continue to be popular at Fenway Park.  Additionally a new video board was installed in right field, replacing the Cumberland Farms sign that previously occupied that space and requiring significant structural reinforcement.

Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening for Ohlone College Softball and Baseball Fields

Baseball and softball field project part of overall athletic fields’ effort for the campus

Fremont, California – March 22, 2017Representatives from Ohlone College, Gilbane Building Company, college students, and other local officials were on hand for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Ohlone College Baseball and Softball Field on February 8, 2017 located on the Fremont Campus on Mission Boulevard.  Gilbane Building Company, a leader in construction services, was the construction manager for the project.

The baseball and softball field project was part of an overall effort to update the athletic fields on the campus for safety, accessibility and playability. Work included installation of synthetic turf, new spectator seating, scoreboards, and team-rooms as well as landscaping, pedestrian pathways and lighting.  The project provides a centrally located field-house which will serve grounds maintenance, athlete training staff and event operations.

“The new synthetic turf fields help reduce maintenance and water use.  They drain much better than the old grass fields and provide more consistent play for the athletes.  We are thankful we had the opportunity to manage this exciting project while assisting in the development of the athletics program here at Ohlone College” said Joel Heyne, Project Executive, Gilbane Building 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.

Project Team Breathes New Life Into Field House

Gilbane Building Company Aids Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank Stadium in Providing the Ultimate Fan Experience

Work has already begun on phase one, with the final two phases to be performed during the 2017 and 2018 NFL off-seasons.

Baltimore, MD – February 22, 2017 Already underway on the phase one renovations at M&T Bank Stadium, Gilbane Building Company was awarded phase two of the stadium upgrades last week. The $144 million improvements will take place in three phases, all of which are being self-funded by the Baltimore Ravens, with a $24 million contribution from the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA).

“Gilbane is excited to be in a partnership with the Baltimore Ravens, HDC, Inc., Populous and MSA. We are committed to providing the best fan experience in the NFL through this project,” said Corey Sarver, Gilbane’s project executive. Phase one will change the way fans watch the game. Gilbane will install two new 4K ultra-high definition video displays nearly as large as the wingspan of a 747; spanning 200 feet by 36 feet each. Fans will not only have 28,000 square feet of new screens to experience the action, but also new angles to view their team’s biggest plays. The increased investment for the in-stadium video production will bring eleven manned cameras and additional robotic cameras to the stadium. They will provide more views of the field than ever before!

Phases two and three will include improvements to the overall fan experience. With the addition of new escalators and elevators, fans will be able to seamlessly access each concourse level. New suites will fill the unused spaced of the stadium’s upper bowl, creating even more functional space in the 71,000-seat stadium. Improving on the audio visual upgrades in phase one, additional 4K ultra high-definition video boards will be installed atop each of these new suites to provide fans with additional game information. All club-level concessions, restrooms and bar/lounge areas will receive a facelift to improve the comfort and amenities offered to fans. In the seating bowl a new sound system will be installed; ensuring that no fan misses a referee’s game-changing call.

This iconic Baltimore stadium, completed in 1998, can hold over 71,000 fans. It was the first LEED Gold Certified professional sports stadium in the United States and exceeds the national average in efficiency by 27 percent. The stadium has 44 concessions throughout, with all of the game day classics available, in addition to Maryland delicacies like crab cakes and crab tots!

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building Company provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services—from preconstruction 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.

Gilbane’s mid-Atlantic offices are located in Arlington, VA/Washington DC; Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA.  Collaborating with clients in the region since 1969, Gilbane serves diversified market sectors.  Representative regional clients include Johns Hopkins University, University System of Maryland, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library and McCormick.

For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Arizona State University Tempe Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex Expansion

This award winning project also had a perfect safety record with more than 180,000 incident free man-hours.

Fitness complex achieves leed platinum certification

Gilbane provided Construction Management at Risk services for a major, 84,500 SF expansion and renovation of the Sun Devil Fitness Complex at Arizona State University’s main Tempe campus. Along with partial renovation of the existing facility, the project included the addition of a two-court gym, a second-level multi-activity gym, strength training and fitness areas, a running track, office and therapy space, and a lounge area. The project was constructed in response to student demand and input.

While the goal for this project was LEED Gold, the project actually achieved LEED Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest designation. Gilbane was also the recipient of the Excellence in Masonry Architectural Award from the Arizona Masonry Guild.

Architects were Sasaki Associates and Studio Ma.

Gilbane Celebrates Grand Opening of the City of Palos Heights Recreation Center

Gilbane Building Company celebrates the grand opening of the addition and renovation to the Palos Heights Recreation Center

Chicago, IL – November 29, 2016 – Gilbane Building Company, a leader in construction services, joined community leaders and residents on Saturday, November 19, 2016 to celebrate the much anticipated grand opening of the Palos Heights Recreation Center.

Led by Gilbane’s Douglas Lim as Project Executive and Jason Perkunas as Project Manager, Gilbane served as construction manager for the project. Made possible via a successful referendum in November 2014, this project included approximately 24,000 SF of additional space, as well as additional parking spaces.  Interior components of this facility included a new gymnasium, fitness center, elevated track, and the renovation of the existing gymnasium and staff offices into a new multi-purpose room. Exterior components included parking, facade improvements to the existing building, and landscaping.
Gilbane Celebrates Palos Heights Rec Center Grand Opening

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the successful completion of this important project with the City of Palos Heights and our project partners.” said Douglas Lim, Vice President at Gilbane. “In celebrating the completion of this important community facility, we are thankful for the opportunities provided to us and proud to deliver successful projects to our local communities where we live and work.”

Throughout the duration of the project, Gilbane worked closely with the City Council, Building Committee, and the Administration to ensure the highest priority was placed on public protection and safety, while the existing recreational facility remained open during construction.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from preconstruction 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 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 38 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.

Wa She Shu Casino

Optimal schedule development was critical. Successful project execution was dependent on accurate, realistic schedules.

hometown ATMOSPHERE and 360-degree views of the Sierra Mountains

Gilbane provided Design-Build services with a Guaranteed Maximum Price for the roughly 15,000 square-feet, single story Casino and Restaurant.  The facility included over 6,000 square-feet of gaming floor as well as back of house facilities, restaurant and bar areas, loading dock and receiving area, and a full-service kitchen for food preparation.  The gaming floor sports 130 gaming machines, with a capacity to hold an additional 50 machines.  A future expansion is planned to the north end of the casino, which would increase the size of the gaming floor.

As with the nature of the business in the Casino Gaming Industry and hospitality, tight deadlines were established by the client for completion, and early move-in dates were established throughout the course of construction.  Large Subcontractor involvement with collaborative field coordination and continuous scheduling was a key recipe for success to ensuring those milestone dates were met.

“From being three weeks behind at new years to finishing the Project two weeks early, this did not come without hard work and perseverance, especially through the heart of a relatively good winter season for Northern Nevada”, says Kurt Parriott, Project Manager, Gilbane Building Company, “We are honored to have been an integral part in making this project a success for both the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Atmore, Alabama.” The casino is the fourth Indian Casino in the State of Nevada and is the first for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.

Cleveland Indians Progressive Field Concourse, Concessions, and Suite Renovation

Gilbane continues to enhance the fan experience and sight lines at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians.

Gilbane was selected by the Cleveland Indians to perform design-build services for the team’s multi-million dollar Phase II renovation project at Progressive Field. Following Gilbane’s successful completion of the Right Field Improvement Project in Phase I, the second phase included renovations to the main concourse and multiple suites, addition of new concession options, construction of a new club behind home plate, renovation of the media control room, and construction of new standing room in left field.

Enhancing the sight lines throughout the stadium has been a goal for each of the phases. Renovations to the main concourse created more openness for fans walking the around the stadium and included new concessions that feature ballpark classics, as well as local specialties similar to the neighborhood themed concession areas constructed in Phase I.

The new Home Plate Club located behind home plate features a full bar, access to the new concessions options, a customer service center, and a glass front for viewing the game. The club is available for season-ticket holders in the Diamond Box and Field Box Front sections and features design elements from The Corner bar that was constructed in Phase I, which was one of the most popular elements of the changes to the ballpark.