Walsh Gilbane JV wins Public Health Command Laboratory Replacement

Arlington, VA, August 12, 2015 – Walsh Gilbane JV (a joint venture of Walsh Federal, LLC and Gilbane Federal) announced that the joint venture has been awarded the Public Health Command (PHC) Lab Replacement project located on 20 acres on Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.   The $206M firm fixed price contract was awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District for the Army Institute of Public Health.

Sean C. Walsh, President of Walsh Federal, LLC and  Sarabjit Singh, President of Gilbane Federal, commented, “We are pleased that the Baltimore District has selected Walsh Gilbane JV for this important contract at Aberdeen Proving Ground. We look forward to working together as companies in accomplishing the goals of this project in providing quality medical research laboratory facilities.  We have successfully worked on projects previously for the US Army Corps of Engineers and look forward to a continuing excellent working relationship with the Baltimore District. Our companies will continue to uphold high quality performance, dedication to our work, and successful execution of projects in a safe manner for all our clients.”

The Design Bid Build project includes the construction of more than 275,000 sf modern, consolidated medical research laboratory consisting of wet labs, field labs, vivarium under Good Laboratory Practices, offices, warehouses and a central utility plant.  The facility includes Anechoic Chambers, Insectary Chamber, and Laser Labs.  The new facility will help the Public Health Command to deal with emerging environment threats and health challenges for forces worldwide.    The Central Energy Plant is 43,000 gsf will produce chilled water, hot water and steam to support the building with N+1 redundancy.   The CUP will also provide emergency power to approximately half the laboratory and entire vivarium with two 2000 kW generators.  The entire project is seeking LEED Silver certification.

About Walsh Gilbane JV

Walsh Gilbane is a joint venture of Walsh Federal, LLC and Gilbane Federal. Walsh Federal, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the The Walsh Group, Ltd. and provides construction services to federal facilities. The Walsh Group is a 117-year old family-owned company providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services. The Walsh Group operates across 19 regional offices, and is listed as the 13th largest U.S. national contractor per Engineering News-Record, 2015. For more information, visit www.walshgroup.com.

Gilbane Federal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilbane Building Company, and provides construction, fuels, and environmental-related services for government clients worldwide. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane is a global leader in construction management and design-build services with more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.