Gilbane Building Company Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Gilbane Recognized for Demonstrating Extraordinary Commitment to Safety

Providence, RI – March 30, 2016 – Gilbane Building Company has been named the winner of a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Gilbane Building Company received the award March 2 during the 26th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Nebraska, Gilbane’s Tony O’Dea VP and Corporate Safety Director, and Michael McKelvy, President and CEO.  Photo courtesy of ABC.

2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Nebraska, Gilbane’s Tony O’Dea VP and Corporate Safety Director, and Michael McKelvy, President and CEO. Photo courtesy of ABC.

“Gilbane Building Company’s safety record demonstrates how a company-wide commitment to safety as a core value can deliver world-class results,” said 2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Nebraska. “Gilbane’s safety record shows that in a culture that emphasizes safety and caring for its people, every incident is preventable and we can help drive the construction industry toward zero-incident jobsites. Our ultimate goal is that every employee returns home in the same–or better–condition in which they arrived.”

The 2015 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health & Safety Committee.

The National Safety Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors.

“We are honored to again receive recognition from the Associated Builders and Contractors,” notes Tony O’Dea, Vice President and Corporate Safety Director.  “Through relentless application of best practices, including diligent preplanning, effective training, visible leadership, and employee engagement, we strive to ensure that every one of the thousands of men and women that work on our projects return home safely each day.  Our ultimate goal is to transform safety in the construction industry one project at a time.”   

About Gilbane, Inc.

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.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.