Joint Venture of Austin Commercial and Gilbane Building Company Awarded Mickey Leland International Terminal Project

New state of the art facility will feature contemporary design and features.

Houston, Texas – July 19, 2017 – The joint venture of Austin Commercial and Gilbane Building Company, nationally recognized leaders in construction services, has been selected by the City of Houston as the Construction Manager for the delivery of the Houston Airport System Mickey Leland International Terminal located at George Bush International Airport.

The new terminal will be larger than the existing terminal in terms of size and operational capacity and will have enhanced features through contemporary design to include spacious ticket counters, expanded security checkpoints, waiting areas, modern concessions, clubrooms and restroom facilities. The facility is planned for 12 wide-body gates, including two gates for A380 aircraft, primarily on two double-loaded pier concourses. These gates will also be able to accommodate up to 20 narrow-body aircraft in alternative configurations.

The project includes connections to other airport facilities, terminal processor facilities at the Federal Inspection Services (FIS) in Terminal E, and a connection to Terminal B. In addition, the project will feature associated landside, apron, and utilities components. The City of Houston had a preconstruction phase MBE/WBE level of participation of 10%. The Austin/Gilbane team plan to exceed that requirement by 50%.

“Austin Commercial looks forward to constructing its seventh major international terminal and having the opportunity to build another landmark project in the Houston community,” said Steve Penson, Vice President with Austin Commercial.

“We are excited to be part of such a prominent project for the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System as we continue more than three decades of service to this great community and our city,” said Dan Gilbane, Southwest Division Leader with Gilbane Building Company.

About Austin Commercial 

Austin Commercial is one of the largest, most diversified builders in the United States. Austin is nationally recognized for their exceptional safety records, diversity-inclusion program and innovative construction solutions in the following markets: advanced technology, aviation, corporate/office, healthcare, hospitality, mission critical, mixed-use/retail/residential, public assembly and sports, and university. Austin is a 100 percent employee-owned company and has 12 office locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.austin-ind.com/commercial

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 http://www.gilbaneco.com

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.

Michelle Rousseau Promoted to role in Business Development

Gilbane Building Company announced Michelle Rousseau has been promoted to business development role for the Arizona market

Phoenix, Arizona – July 2017 – Gilbane Building Company is pleased to introduce Michelle Rousseau as Business Development Manager for Arizona. With a degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona, Michelle is currently pursuing her architectural license and served on Gilbane’s Virtual Design & Construction team as a VDC Engineer for the past three years. Her design and technology background has supported more than $1 billion worth of construction projects nationally across the healthcare, industrial and higher education markets.

“We are always pleased when top talent from our operations team transitions into a role in business development,” said Selene Lenox, Vice President of Business Development for the Western Division. “As a native of Southern Arizona, Michelle’s balanced and disciplined approach to growing business is enhanced by her hands-on, technical experience across the design and construction life cycle. We are delighted to have her perspective on our team and as a resource to our Arizona clients and prospects.”

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 Breaks Ground for Multipurpose Academic Building at Wentworth Institute of Technology

The new facility, located on Wentworth’s Boston campus, will focus on engineering, innovation, and the sciences.

BOSTON, June 28, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company, a nationally recognized leader in higher education construction and facilities-related services, joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston Officials, Leers Weinsapfel Associates Architects, Wentworth President Zorica Pantić, trustees, alumni, students and faculty for the groundbreaking for a multipurpose academic building on Wentworth’s campus. The Wentworth groundbreaking was held June 21 on the school’s Huntington Avenue campus.

Gilbane is serving as construction manager for the development of the new, 75,000 SF educational facility. As the first academic structure to be built on the campus in more than 45 years, the structure will feature a large-scale glass and aluminum curtainwall system with zinc panel, and will include classroom, gallery, lecture, and meeting spaces. The building will house several academic programs, including the new biological engineering program; biomedical and civil engineering programs; science and manufacturing laboratories; and teaching/learning spaces to promote a collaborative environment. Additionally, the facility will serve as the home for Wentworth’s Innovation Center, which fosters collaboration among students and alumni, community members, and industry leaders.  Take a virtual tour of the new facility courtesy of Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects

“The construction of this multi-purpose academic building is further evidence of Wentworth’s focus on engineering innovation,” noted Michael E. McKelvy, President and CEO of Gilbane Building Company.  “We are honored to be a part of this exciting period in the institution’s history.”

In an effort to encourage hands-on learning opportunities throughout the project, the Gilbane team will be collaborating with Wentworth to develop new and innovative techniques to engage students in various capacities.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building Company is a full service firm providing construction and facilities management – 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, Gilbane is a privately-held, family-owned corporation with more than 50 offices worldwide.

Gilbane has served as a leading construction manager in Massachusetts since 1946 serving private and public clients, including a host of higher education clients throughout the Commonwealth including the University of Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Northeastern University, and Tufts University. The Boston office was named a Top Charitable Contributor in 2015 and 2016 by Boston Business Journal (BBJ). For more information, visit Gilbane’s website at www.gilbaneco.com/boston

Gilbane Building Company Joins Enfield, Connecticut Community to Celebrate Dedication of Enfield High School

Gilbane completes the newly renovated, consolidated High School in Enfield, Connecticut

Enfield, CT – June 26, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company, a nationally recognized leader in construction of  K-12 education facilities, joined the Enfield High School Building Committee, community leaders, students, faculty and residents on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the renovated Enfield High School.

“We are truly pleased with the entire team that executed this project.   Their commitment to caring, not just about the actual construction program, but the students, the community and the overall safety of all involved was stellar. Thank you to Gilbane for their leadership and dedication in taking on this challenging program for the Town of Enfield,” noted Randy Daigle, Enfield High School Building Committee Chairman.

Gilbane served as construction manager at-risk for the renovations at Enfield High School. The consolidated high school encompasses a new 106,000 SF addition for science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), a 14,000 SF music addition, and an expansion of the cafeteria, kitchen, physical education and health departments. The remainder of the school was fully renovated within the state of Connecticut renovate-like-new requirements, which requires all aspects of the building and site to be updated to current codes including the state’s high performance standards for energy. The “like new” statute mandates a minimum life expectancy of 20 years for the entire building.

“The addition and renovations were executed while the school was occupied by students and faculty.  A detailed plan and strategy was created well in advance of the start of construction for the $100 million renovation and addition which serves approximately 1,700 students,” notes Gilbane Project Executive, Amar Shamas “The execution of this plan was instrumental to safely maintain school operations during construction, maintain control of the construction site, and be respectful to the surrounding neighbors and community.”

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 Celebrates “Topping-Out” at Texas A&M

The new Campus Hotel and Conference Center is scheduled to open in September

Houston, Texas – June 21, 2017 – Gilbane , a national leader in vertically-integrated real estate development and construction, recently celebrated a major milestone at the Texas A&M Campus Hotel & Conference Center project in College Station, Texas.  The topping out ceremony was attended by representatives from the Texas A&M University System, Gilbane, Stonehenge Holdings, and the Huitt-Zollars Team.  The event took place on Level 5 of the structure, with a view of Kyle Field.  Chancellor John Sharp addressed the attendees and participated in a luncheon for the construction team.

Gilbane through public private partnership delivery is providing oversight on design, development, and construction of the project. Work continues on the eight-story, 250 room hotel and conference center located across from Kyle Field.  The signing of a piece of sheetrock in this ceremony symbolizes the progress made toward the goal of the campus having a conference center for prospective employers to come and interview students, a facility to host national conferences, and a place for professors to speak to large groups.

“The conference center and hotel will be a tremendous asset for the Texas A&M community and Gilbane is proud to continue our relationship with Texas A&M University and be a part of delivering this world class project,” says Dan Gilbane, Southwest Division Leader for Gilbane Building Company.

The new hotel and conference center is scheduled to open September 1, 2018.

About Gilbane

Gilbane is one of the largest privately held family-owned construction and real estate development firms in the industry. Founded in 1873, Gilbane has active participation from the 4th, 5th and 6th generations. Concentrating in select markets throughout North America, as well as internationally, Gilbane operates through more than 50 offices worldwide, as an industry leader in construction and real estate development. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Gilbane Building Company Presents Michael Coleman with Core Values Award

Recognized for demonstrating excellence in performance for the Florida division’s continued growth, Michael Coleman is presented with the Core Value Award. 

Orlando, Florida – June 2017 – Michael Coleman, operations excellence engineer for Gilbane Building Company, was presented Gilbane Building Company’s Core Values award, recognizing his notable contributions and accomplishments, at the the Florida Division Annual Awards function. The Core Values award constitutes Gilbane’s qualities of integrity, toughmindedness, teamwork, dedication to excellence, loyalty, discipline and caring – in their professional and personal lives, and who continually exceeds expectations through their dedicated service to the company.

During his tenure with Gilbane, Coleman has served as Quality Manager for the firm and has worked with key clients including The Norton Museum of Art, Johnson & Johnson, Deutsche Bank, Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando Health, Orange County Public Schools, Osceola County Public Schools, Health Central, Marriott, City of Fort Myers, St. Vincent’s, and Omega Communities to name a few.  Coleman’s efforts continue to position Gilbane as a top provider of construction services throughout Florida. Gilbane continues to grow the Florida division and strengthen operations through an innovative method, implementing Lean techniques, embracing state-of-the-art technology advancements and maintaining a foundation built on a long history of time-tested core values.

“Of all the employee recognition programs we have at Gilbane, the one I cherish most is the Core Value Awards we present in each division, because it reinforces 6 generations of consistent values displayed every day in everything we do at Gilbane,” remarked Bill Gilbane, vice chairman of Gilbane Building Company.

“Mike has exemplified the definition of Gilbane core values,” said Robert Hayes, senior vice president. “His leadership has permeated not only every one of here us in Florida but reaches the company as a whole.”

Coleman, who has been employed at Gilbane since 2012, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.   He transferred to the Florida Division of Gilbane from the Houston, Texas office.   He earned his LEED Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2017, and he is active with the ACE Mentoring program in Orlando, among other community activities.

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. http://www.gilbaneco.com/build-with-us/news-room/press-kit/

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 Honored by Federation of Women Contractors with Top Project and Contractor Awards

Gilbane was honored with the Project of the Year and Contractor of the Year by Federation of Women Contractors

Chicago, IL – June 21, 2017 – Gilbane Building Company was recently presented with two prestigious awards by the Federation of Women Contractors including 2017 Project of the Year and 2017 Contractor of the Year.

The UCAN City Campus project was selected as the 2017 Project of the Year. The two-phased project included construction of UCAN’s new youth home, headquarters and program center. Scope of work consisted of the new 54,500 SF Diermeier Therapeutic Youth Home designed to house youth in the care of the IL Department of Children and Family Services in the North Lawndale community. Also included were a new 31,200 SF, two-story Nichols Center program services center and headquarters including administrative, program and training space. The project resulted in the creation of 302 construction jobs and was the largest capital project in UCAN’s 145-year history. In phase 1, the project team achieved 47.4% MBE and 16% WBE participation, and 36.7% MBE and 5.3% WBE participation in phase 2.

Gilbane also received the 2017 General Contractor of the Year award. FWC presented Gilbane with these two awards at the recent FWC-A-Palooza event at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. 

“Gilbane is committed to delivering projects that exceed our clients’ expectations. To be honored with the Project of the Year and Contractor of the Year Awards is further representation of our team’s commitment to project excellence, safety, client advocacy and our core values.” said Tony Tysinger, Gilbane Building Company Project Executive.

The Federation of Women Contractors is committed to advocating for women-owned businesses and women executives in the construction industry. The FWC is fully engaged in economic development and public affairs to ensure its members are successful entrepreneurs.

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.

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.