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Cuyahoga Community College Capital Program

With over 240 projects to coordinate, Gilbane’s program management team served as an extension of the Tri-C staff to transform and expand the community college’s facilities.

It was critical that the education of the students not be impacted throughout the three-year program; however additions, renovations and new construction touched four campuses and seven offsite locations with nearly all academic areas being addressed. Transparent communication was at the forefront with the Gilbane team with Tri-C faculty and administration to plan swing space and daily phasing schedules around the academic calendar and student activities. After implementing a successful master plan, Gilbane has continued to provide services to the college now totaling more than seven years.

Gilbane integrated a core team within Tri-C’s facilities staff to manage a variety of tasks including project definition, selection of architects and engineers, bidder solicitation, development of a master budget and schedule, monitoring the construction management process, implementation of diversity outreach methods, and developing sustainability requirements.

Overall, the range of projects included culinary, theater, laboratory, sports and recreation, natatorium, classroom, office, parking and roadways, parking garage, structural rehabilitation, major building demolition, and numerous deferred maintenance items.

Client Value

“Gilbane has been a valued partner of the College’s Capital & Construction department and has been a principal contributor in our master plan’s success. I am extremely pleased with their services, integrity and construction knowledge. Gilbane actively engages our user groups, faculty and administration and design consultants in a very professional manner which has resulted in real collaboration among project stakeholders.”

– Peter Mac Ewan, Vice President Facilities Development & Operations, Cuyahoga Community College