East Side Union High School District

Gilbane offers flexibility and strategies to provide students with the best learning environment at the greatest value.

Concurrent Projects on MULTIPLE adjacent campuses modernizing high schools

Gilbane is providing Construction Management services for multiple high school campuses across the 26-school district. Each school is undergoing seismic and utility upgrades, as well as programmatic changes to align with a transforming learning environment. Projects include classroom renovations, conversions and new construction as well as reconfiguring open and quad space for flexible programming.

As a construction manager, Gilbane’s role is to oversee construction utilizing a variety of traditional and alternative delivery methods.

High schools with their architects undergoing upgrades are:

White Plains Hospital Center, Modernization Program

Gilbane is an industry leader in healthcare construction and aware of the current trends in healthcare delivery. We are adapting in innovative ways to drive efficiency in the delivery of our projects.

Modernizing community hospital

Gilbane provided construction management at-risk services for the modernization program at White Plains Hospital Center. The modernization project was delivered in phases to alleviate any disruption to patient care. The overall goal of the project was to maximize the functionality of space across three contiguous buildings and to improve the aesthetic, resulting in more attractive and functional spaces. Project components included:

  • Addition of a seven-level 50,000 SF wing and renovation of 55,000 SF in order to improve the layout and operation of maternity, medical surgical beds, operating rooms, radiology procedure rooms, central sterile supply, plus an enclosed rooftop mechanical space.
  • Demolition of existing one-story entrance lobby.
  • Reconstruction of the enlarged entrance driveway including new sidewalks, a porte-cochere over the main entrance, and expanded landscaping.
  • Two-story addition replacing the outdated radiology extension. Four-story overbuild existing nuclear medicine in order to provide new family waiting space.
  • Construction of a new elevator and stairway adjacent to the parking garage.
  • Glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge spanning over Davis Avenue and connecting to the new West Addition at the lobby.
  • Renovations to the Davis Avenue Garage in order to provide a separate staff parking entrance and exit. Reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs and pedestrian crosswalks connecting the garage to the Hospital.

One-hour rated sound-damping construction entrances with negative pressure ante-rooms were implemented for dust containment, as well as careful noise control. Constant communication with the hospital and advance warning for noisy works ensured disruption was kept to an absolute minimum. A flexible approach to changing schedules for noisy works was also implemented to suit the hospital and their care requirements. Daily coordination with the existing operating room schedule ensured construction did not negatively affect the hospital surgery case load.

Fire Station No. 1, Fort Myers

In order to maintain the most efficiency and maximize roles, the team worked together from day one and through the GMP, working through the value analysis and allowances.

New state of the art Fire station targets LEED silver certification

Gilbane provided construction management services for the new Fire Station, Administration, and Headquarters facility for the City of Fort Myers Fire Department which includes Fire Station No. 1, Operations Area, Crew Quarters, Fleet Fueling, Meeting, Training, Fire Administration, and Fire Prevention spaces. The new fire station will contain five apparatus bays for equipment.

The new 4-story, state-of-the-art station offers a variety of new features including, wireless access on every floor, a library for the firefighters and emergency personnel that allows for quiet space and an area to study. There is a weight room and a ‘Day Room’ that offers 10 leather recliners and large flat-screen tv for the firefighters to use on down time. The station is now outfitted with two poles for the firefighters to use when responding to an emergency and is equipped with enhanced padding to protect from injuries. Additional features include fire hose and equipment storage, high volume water plumbing, living quarters, kitchen and dining area, laundry room with heavy duty laundry equipment for washing gear, station offices, weight room and training spaces.

Gilbane was very involved in the preconstruction process examining structural systems, high performance building objectives, cost, scheduling options and possible site construction alternatives which helped to accelerate the construction start date. The project’s fast-track construction schedule enabled the project to be completed in 15 months. The new facility is targeting LEED Silver certification.

The Mayor of Fort Myers and other dignitaries of the City of Fort Myers celebrated the grand opening of their new Fire Station One with the uncoupling of a ceremonial fire hose instead of the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.

Stateline Commercial Center Renovations

Gilbane completely retrofitted the exterior façade updating and creating a fresh new appearance.

interior and exterior renovations transform an old casino

Gilbane provided lump sum general contractor services for the renovation of the Old Bill’s Casino in Stateline NV, next to South Lake Tahoe.  The work included a “white shell” of the existing building incorporating various landlord improvements, exterior landscape and hardscape improvements, and included renovations of the 68,460 square-feet building on the basement level, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors with a completely retrofitted exterior façade.

The building and site were located at a highly sensitive Lake Tahoe Boulevard that houses casinos. The project involved transforming the once Barney’s Casino into a commercial space for eleven different tenants looking to conduct business in the mixed use commercial facility.  Tenants included but were not limited to Pilates Studio Lake Tahoe, Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger, CVS Pharmacy, Tahoe Tattoo and more.

“I wouldn’t recommend changing anything.  I have been very impressed with the Gilbane staff and Management.”
-Chuck Matetich – Principal of ArchideA (Project Architect)

Moody Gardens

Gilbane has served as the construction manager on all phases of The Moody Gardens Complex, and we have achieved success by providing workable solutions to the unique challenges

Master planned project on a 250 acre site that has been continuously developed for over 20 years

Click here to view story of Gilbane’s “Award Winning” Aquarium renovation project at Moody Gardens
If ever a project incorporated multiple varieties of construction with both design and building proceeding at the same time, it is Moody Gardens. This project is a master planned multi-use 250-acre complex, which has been in continuous development for over 20 years. As part of a continuing alliance with Moody Gardens, Gilbane has provided design oversight and construction management services for the complex.

Gilbane has served as the construction manager on all phases of The Moody Gardens Complex. We have faced multiple unique situations with building on Galveston Island and have responded with workable solutions to successfully complete all projects. Such issues include: dealing with precast piles reaching 80’ depth; dewatering systems; building humidity issues; structural fill of 5’ – 7’ per building to raise above the acceptable sea level for flood insurance; water treatment facilities; and assuring wind load testing is performed on critical areas.

Phase III – Included the addition and renovation of the Hope Arena, conference center, pier and dock facility, 100-foot glass pyramid conservatory and tropical rain forest, 400-seat 3D I-Max theatre, visitors center and 300,000 gallon water treatment facility.

Phase IV – Included a new 100-foot glass pyramid housing a state-of-the-art aquarium with four major exhibits and an ocean theatre. The facility has a 1,000,000 gallon and three 250,000 gallon tanks housing hundreds of species of marine life and a new 100-foot glass pyramid discovery museum including a NASA exhibit and three I-Max ride theatres.

Phase V – The most recent $130 million phase included construction of a 128-room hotel expansion, a convention center expansion.

Other projects include:

  • Discovery Museum – worked with Nickelodeon to develop a 4D interactive theater, the only one of its type in the United States
  • Construction of temporary exhibit housing an ice exhibit which had to be cooled to 9 degree to keep 900 tons of ice frozen along the warm Gulf of Mexico
  • Renovation of Rain Forest and construction of the Ropes course
  • Renovation and Expansion of Palm Beach, including lazy river and wave pool
  • Renovation of Hotel, including lobby and custom suites
  • Renovation of the Aquarium including the addition of a centerpiece Gulf tank, and a world class jellyfish exhibit