Construction of the Army Institute of Public Health Command Laboratory

This Design-Bid-Build project includes the construction of a 279,574 sf modern, consolidated medical research laboratory consisting of wet labs, field labs, a vivarium under Good Laboratory Practices, offices, warehouses, and a central utility plant (CUP).

LAB REPLACEMENT PROJECT LOCATED ON 20 ACRES ON ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD

The Public Health Command (PHC) Lab Replacement project is located on 20 acres at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The Design-Bid-Build project includes the construction of a 279,574 sf modern, consolidated medical research laboratory consisting of wet labs, field labs, a vivarium under Good Laboratory Practices, offices, warehouses, and a central utility plant. The facility includes Anechoic Chambers, an 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 43,000 sf CUP is designed to produce chilled water, hot water and steam to support the building with N+1 redundancy. It also provides emergency power to approximately half the laboratory and the entire vivarium with two 2000 kW generators.

The project is seeking LEED Silver certification.

Repair Hangar 250 Electrical Distribution System

Gilbane upgrades electrical distribution system for Air Force hanger.

Gilbane performed underground and directional drilling and excavation based on utility type and location after performing a site survey using electronic locating equipment to verify underground utility locations.

The team installed two 1,500 kilovolt ampere (kVA) transformers (and new concrete pads), 416 volt (V) control panels, installed 416 V to 208 V 150kVA transformers, and a 2,000 ampere non-segregated duct. Because cutting the power to Hangar 250 affected multiple buildings, Gilbane ensured that electrical service cut-over minimally affected Little Rock AFB and the facility’s mission. .

Repair Substation N, Bldg 536

Gilbane repairs electrical substation to support mission critical space launch missions.

Gilbane completely demolished and rebuilt the South Structure and subsequently re-energized it in less than 60 days while maintaining the North Structure at all times. In support of mission critical operations at Vandenberg AFB, Gilbane completed the removal and replacement of the existing Substation N including replacement of the subgrade concrete piles/piers and the replacement of the existing galvanized structural steel substation structures with new stainless steel structures.  The team installed 69kV Group Operated Air Break Switches, Lightning Arresters and 115kV Station Post Insulators. The existing 10 MVA transformers and existing primary circuit breakers remained in place.

Substation N is comprised of two separate structures and electrical components (North Structure and South Structure) that can operate either in parallel or independently.  They serve to support mission critical space launch missions.  As such it is of paramount importance to maintain one of the structures in a fully operational condition at all times.