Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., North American Headquarters Relocation

Gilbane enables corporate facilities the flexibility to accommodate changing technology and the foresight to operate efficiently.

DELIVERING secure UPGRADe TO national protective services headquarters

Gilbane served as general contractor for the renovation of this 82,000 square foot commercial office building. The new space includes private offices, open plan work areas, a mail room, data center, IT support space, conference rooms, and general office support spaces. This new office houses 225 employees on three full floors and a portion of the ground level floor. The renovation included a new security and reception desk in the lobby, generator upgrades, mechanical and electrical upgrades for the data center space, new interior office finishes, and glass office fronts.

This office space serves as the North American Headquarters for Securitas Security Services so it was vital that it reflected the core values of the brand. Securitas is a leader in protective services and is the most locally-focused security company in the US, with branch locations in every state.

Due to the nature of their business, this fit-out incorporated strict security and technical elements to ensure the physical office environment reflected and supported the services of Securitas. The refurbishment also focused on flexibility to account for ever-changing technological advancements that support Securitas’ client services and allow for future-proofing of their office.

Babson College Trim Dining Hall Expansion and Renovation

Babson College’s addition to the Trim Dining Hall now houses the New Rogers Pub for of-age students and alumni.

Babson adds entertainment to college dining hall

Babson College brings entertainment to its dining hall, keeping up with current trends in technology, and entertaining by offering this amenity to the of-age students and alumni.

This project included a 2,500 SF ground-up addition to Babson’s existing Trim Dining Hall that now houses the new Rogers Rub for of-age student and alumni enjoyment. Accompanying this new addition was a summer slammer renovation of approximately 4,000 SF.

The Trim Dining Hall seats 285 students with a mixture of booths and cafeteria seating that displays a dark wood style throughout. Three localized serving stations are fed from the one centralized kitchen in the building. Two island beverage stations are located at either end of the main dining floor for convenience purposes. The main octagon-shaped dining area features a two-story open space with a floor to ceiling curtainwall at its east side.  The horizon room is an extension of the trim dining area providing 200 additional seats to the area. The Rogers pub addition provides an additional 75 seats to the facility.

Additional features of this dining hall include: new lighting fixtures, wood paneling, a game room and a stage for entertainment.

Architects are PRA Architects and Connor Architecture. For more information click Babson College.

Tahoe City Transit Center

Gilbane’s award-winning safety pro­grams ensure that security is never compromised.

Transit Center wins multiple awards

Gilbane provided General Contractor services for the Tahoe City Transit Center (TCTC) in Tahoe City, California, at the gateway of North Lake Tahoe.    The Tahoe City Transit Center is located in the eastern portion of Placer County near the shores of Lake Tahoe. Specifically, the project is nestled onto U.S. Forest Service-owned land near the intersection of Highways 28 and 89 in Tahoe City, California. The Transit Center including the parking lot and access roads covers about 2.5 acres and serves as a hub and transfer point for Placer County’s TART buses. The Center is situated adjacent to hiking and bike paths allowing for easy access from different modes of transportation.

The project included a 5,900 square-feet transit center now signifying a more sustainable transportation network for the basin in the North Lake Tahoe Area and houses restrooms, administrative space, and an enclosed waiting area which can accommodate up to 40 people.  The Facility also included parking for 130 cars, a bus loop, built-in bike lockers and landscape native to Lake Tahoe.

A snow melt system around the edge of the roof gradually melts the snow, and a rainwater harvesting system collects the water in gutters, stores it in a 4,000-gallon cistern, and reuses it for irrigation and toilet flushing. The building conserves energy in a number of ways. Laminated solar cells are integrated into the roof, supplying most of the facility’s peak load. Operable windows and a clerestory facilitate natural ventilation. Thermally massive walls, high-performance insulated glazing, and radiant heating further reduce energy consumption.

“The Center is a well-done project in many ways, from the site on which it’s built, to the local materials used in its construction and to its overall functionality,”
-Peter Kraatz, Assistant Director of the Placer County Department of Public Works

900 19th

Originally built in 1979, 900 19th in downtown Washington, D.C. underwent a $14 million facelift.

Eight-Story Complete curtainwall Replacement

Located in the Central Business District of downtown Washington, DC at 900 19th Street, NW, Tishman Speyer’s Class A boutique office building underwent an expansive renovation that transformed it into a new Trophy Class office building with improved amenities. Gilbane provided general contracting services for the complete façade replacement of 900 19th, designed by Studios Architecture. This existing eight-story, Class A building is one block from the Farragut West Metro station and accessible to plenty of downtown amenities.

The project included new glass curtain wall as well as structural glazing at the newly constructed two-story atrium. Included in the redesign was a new, state-of-the-art fitness center and a reimagined rooftop terrace which is sure to deliver incredible downtown views. The renovation will provide elevator modernizations, mechanical upgrades, fire panel and life safety upgrades, paver and landscaping upgrades on 19th and Eye Streets, as well as a new lobby complete with high-end finishes. The two-story ground floor lobby was also expanded to encompass the full corner of the building footprint.

While the ground floor retail remained occupied, the existing façade was replaced with new curtain wall in a phased approach to minimize disruption to the building occupants. Temporary partitions were installed to maintain a safe and weather tight barrier while the facade was being replaced in a small tenant area that had existing finishes to remain. Additionally, the existing building balconies were recaptured into the building and the eighth floor slab was extended, increasing the rentable square footage (RSF) of the building.

New Jersey Schools Development Authority Public School #20

New design and construct school building program creates enhanced educational experience for New Jersey students.

CREATING HIGH QUaLITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

The NJSDA embarked on a Capital Program that included the design and construction of multiple schools to address the high educational priority needs of the State. Gilbane is providing construction management services for the new Public School #20 for the Jersey City School District. Located in Jersey City, the project site encompasses 2.675 acres. The school is a new three-story facility that has been created to house 628 students and staff. The building has been designed specifically to accommodate students ranging from kindergarten through to grade 5 and provides them with a modern new learning environment.

The school building includes 30 general classrooms, 4 specialized instructional classrooms, a technology lab, a media center, multi-purpose/assembly room, cafeteria and gymnasium, as well as administrative and support facilities for staff.

The new school building is located on a site that previously housed a grocery store, parking lot and a private residence. To make room for the steel frame and masonry building, Gilbane demolished the existing structures and then completed the new construction of the three-level building.

GSA U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion

Project Summary

Gilbane provided general contractor services for the new U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion.  The project comprised approximately 22,375 square feet adjacent to the State Department’s old War Department Building along 21st Street, NW, in Washington, DC. Work included a new entrance/exhibition and security pavilion within the existing building forecourt and involved historic building elements requiring an appropriate standard of care. The entrance pavilion includes a Lower Level accessible by elevator and grand stair, and a Main Level. The pavilion is constructed of steel on a concrete base with a glass curtain wall enclosure system. Read this article, starting on page six, in the Building Washington, Winter 2016, The Voice of Constructioni in Washington, DC publication.

Historic elements included in the work include:

  • Flagpole and granite base, to be removed, salvaged and reinstalled.
  • Limestone dimension wall panels, to be removed, salvaged and reinstalled.
  • Granite watercourse panels, to be removed, salvaged, cataloged and, potentially, reinstalled.
  • Bronze building plaque, to be removed, salvaged, restored and reinstalled.
  • Three pairs of bronze entry doors, to be restored in-place.

Project targets LEED Silver certification.

Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons

Gilbane Team is Building New Office Tower for Northwestern Mutual in Downtown Milwaukee

Gilbane Building Company is providing general contracting services for Northwestern Mutual’s new corporate headquarters. This important project will be built in downtown Milwaukee along the lakefront and will allow the company to better serve the expanding needs of its more than four million policy owners and clients. The Tower and Commons project will preserve 1,100 downtown jobs while creating 1,900 new jobs at the company’s downtown Milwaukee campus. The 32-story tower (approximately 550 feet tall) will adjoin the two-block-long, three-story space known as the Commons.

Among other amenities, the new development will include:

  • A nearly three-acre public green space with abundant gardens and trees, a water feature, tables, benches and walkways
  • Casual dining opportunities open to the public
  • Conference rooms where employees can reserve space to meet with civic groups, vendors, etc.

Construction on the Tower and Commons will be completed in 2017. The new development will be located on the site of the former east building.

Read more about the groundbreaking for this exciting project

Sweetwater Brewery Expansion

Gilbane Utilizes Fast Track Construction to Increase Brewer’s Capacity

Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Company, now the country’s 27th largest Ameri­can craft brewer, underwent an expansion to their existing brew facility. The installation of the advanced systems and equipment ultimately increased their current brewing capacity by 500%. The facility, which is located on an extremely tight site with limited footprint, had to be creative in moving forward with the expansion plans. Gilbane was brought on as the construction manager to assist in the modification to the existing structure which needed to accommodate the new taller brewing tanks and also build a new addition to the brew house, all fitting within the tight site constraints.

Brew Tank and Barrel Highlights

  • New superstructure
  • New roof system with penetrations for the 14 new brewing tanks
    • Four 10,000 Brite tanks
    • Ten 10,000-barrel fermenta­tion tanks
    • Renovation of the existing 10,400 SF tank farm
  • Installation of a new 250-barrel brew house
  • New fermentation cellar supplements the existing 50-barrel brew system allowing more efficient brews.

The entire project, completed on a fast-track schedule, came in on time and within budget and was all completed while the brewery continued operations. Due to the efficiency of the project, Gilbane was also able to return savings back to Sweetwater Brewing Company.

Sweetwater has been continuously expanding for the last 15 years and we have used dozens of contractors. There is no doubt in my mind that Gilbane was by far the best contractor we have used and I would recommend them to anyone.

Freddy Bensch Sweetwater Brewing Company

Automobile Club of Southern California Mission Critical Infrastructure Upgrade

Skilled Mission Critical Team Members Achieve Results

Mission critical infrastructure upgrades for a 14,800 SF data center included the addition of new electrical switchgear, HVAC cooling units, a cooling tower, chilled water piping, controls, and a back-up generator in an existing 24/7 Data Center that is the hub for all AAA roadside assistance in the United States. Gilbane carefully selected preferred bidders with proven experience in a live data center and with extremely aggressive schedules to emphasize experience with the development of, and adherence to, strict Methods of Procedure (MOP) required by the client.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

Gilbane team completes interior office renovations for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters on a fast-track 12-week schedule using Lean construction methods and pull planning strategies.

New Headquarters Showcases Wildlife Theme

The new, three-floor, 183,000 SF, $15 million fast-track interior build-out for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters relocation features a “wildlife theme” which incorporates animal accents throughout the space. The space is also divided into “biomes” which include different elements of each of the five major biomes found throughout the world.

Lean Construction Methods Allow for 12-Week Completion

The major challenge associated with interiors project was the tight time-frame and aggressive schedule. All three floors were completed within a 12-week schedule, and required a work load of 6 days a week, ten hours a day. The project includes lobbies, copy/pantry areas, huddle rooms, offices, conference rooms, a waiting area, elevator lobbies, a welcome center, and a café.  Due to the security requirements for this government client, secure bullet proof spaces were installed. The conference rooms are equipped with four Skyfold partitions, an Italian de-mountable partition and a conference center with 12’ high ceilings. Other significant features include the high-end light fixtures throughout as well as an extensive glass package. The glass package includes glass fronts for the offices and huddle rooms and a telescoping wall in the conference room, enabling the doors to open simultaneously.

The “biomes” include features such as custom vinyl film, in a variety of animal shapes and scenery, placed over office walls. Elevator lobbies will also incorporate the “wildlife theme” by featuring laser printed animals on the wood panels, which line the elevator lobbies. The project is targeting LEED Silver Certification.