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  • Two-story addition replacing the outdated radiology extension.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.