Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Fairfield University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Fairfield, CT –June 20, 2016 –Gilbane Building Company recently joined  local dignitaries, Fairfield University President, Jeffrey P. von Arx and officials, faculty and an enthusiastic group of students and supporters to celebrate the breaking of ground for the new Fairfield University School of Nursing and Health studies.

The new four-story, Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies will serve as a cohesive center of educational excellence. The new state-of-the-art facility will feature clinical learning and simulation centers, replicating hospital and clinic settings for enhanced practical learning, as well as immersive modern learning laboratories and active learning classrooms. The new School will also encompass a new training center for end-of-life care, the Kanarek Center for Palliative and Supportive Nursing Education.   Completion of the facility is projected for the fall of 2017.

“Our relationship with Fairfield University dates back more than 15 years,”  said John Hawley, Vice President and Connecticut Business Unit Leader.  “Having recently completed the Rafferty Stadium project, we understand the University’s commitment to the safety and well-being of the campus community.   Our team will continue to ensure the highest priority is placed on student and faculty protection and safety during construction.  We are thrilled to again support Fairfield University on this exciting project.”

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.

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.