Angela Cotie speaking at ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference

Panel Discussion: On Ramps / Off Ramps: Keeping Talented Women Engaged

There has been intense debate over the “opt-out revolution” for highly-qualified women professionals as disturb trends indicate they are dropping out of their careers. Are the complex demands of work and modern family life the problem? Or is it gender-based stereotyping? This session will provide an update on unique research as to why industry women head for the off-ramp and offer insights on how good employers are building a new narrative to keep women on the road to success.

Moderator: Denise M. Berger, Chief of Operations, Engineering Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Panelists: Romila Singh, Ph.D.. Associate Professor, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & Co-author of groundbreaking NSF-funded study on women leaving STEM fields

Angela Cotie, Project Executive, Gilbane Building Company

Erin N. Slayton Associate Vice President, HDR Inc.

Laura Royster, Senior Consultant, Saxon-Hamilton


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Gilbane Federal exhibiting at the 2018 Waste Management Symposia



The annual Waste Management (WM) Conference, presented by WM Symposia (WMS), attracts thousands of registrants from around the world and is widely regarded as the premier international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics. If you are an influencer in the industry, then WM Symposia is where you need to be.

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Meet the Construction Chiefs! Gilbane’s Karrie Kratz speaks at Professional Women in Construction (CT) Event

By all measures, a construction boom is shaping up for 2018 – but will that hold true for New England? Join us again this year as executives from some of the region’s top-ranked construction firms share their insights regarding current prospects and future forecasts for our industry.

Presentation Panel:

Vincent Bartoli/Turner Construction, Vice President & General Manager

Michael Kolakowski/KBE Building Corporation, President & CEO

Karrie Kratz/Gilbane Building Company, Vice President, Operations Manager – CT

James Manafort/Manafort Brothers, Inc, President

Gregory S. Oneglia/O&G Industries Inc., Vice Chairman

Ron Simoneau, LEED AP/Shawmut Design & Construction, Vice President


Arch Currie, AIA/No Left Turn, LLC, Principal


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Jim Busam to speak at ISPE Boston’s Real Estate Developments for Life Sciences in Massachusetts Biotech Event

James Busam, Vice President, Gilbane Co: As Vice President, Jim offers direction to Gilbane’s offices focused on national client pursuits and strategic account management.  Jim has 40 years in the design and construction industry throughout the US and internationally. He has worked in various market segments, but his primary focus has been technical facilities from research to pilot plants to large scale manufacturing in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and microelectronics. Jim is highly experienced in negotiating and delivering in various contract forms, including lump sum, GMP, cost plus using design/build, CM, CM at risk, and general contracting contracts. With over a 14 year tenure at Gilbane, Jim’s current focus is developing and sustaining long-term strategic client relationships supporting profitability, trust, loyalty, innovation and risk management. Jim leverages Gilbane’s enterprise resources and capabilities in creating and fulfilling value-based solutions to meet client needs and exceed expectations, as well as nurturing future potential programs.   His efforts have resulted in significant growth in Gilbane’s national footprint with clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Waste Management, Citizens Bank, and Bank of America, and in New England locally for clients such as Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Harvard University, Genzyme Corporation, Fidelity Investments, and Tufts University.
Jim is a member of the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) and is a Certified Strategic Account Manager (CSAM). Jim holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brown University.  Prior to Gilbane, Jim spent 21 years with Marshall Contractors/ADP Marshall and Fluor Corporation in progressive sales management roles.


Please join the Boston Area Chapter of ISPE for an evening of reflection, dialogue and discussion on current trends, developments and issues facing the Life Sciences Industry with respect to real estate in Massachusetts. Networking reception and complimentary hors d’oeuvres included.

Individuals interested in gaining a broader view of how the economic drivers and technological advances in the Life Sciences in Massachusetts are challenging the real estate sector.

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Gilbane’s Kevin Cooke to present at SCUP 2018 North Atlantic Regional Conference

Presentation: Positioning Wentworth Institute of Technology for the Innovation Era

Presented by: Kevin Cooke, Senior Account Executive, Gilbane Building Company | Josiah Stevenson, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects | David A. Wahlstrom, Vice President for Business, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology’s strategic focus on innovation spurred the institution to build its first new academic building in 45 years. The planning, design, and construction team will illustrate their integrated approach. We will explain integrated planning, design, and construction practices used on this new innovation center in a dense downtown urban environment and how the building will serve Wentworth’s academic needs. Topics covered include:an  integrated approach to planning and permitting, how the design makes this a gamechanger for Wentworth’s curriculum, and essential techniques for building in urban environments.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Create a high-level schedule to know which major stakeholders to involve and when.
  2. Look at a potential site and identify logistical challenges that will need to be addressed.
  3. Evaluate alternative delivery models to best achieve your program, budget, and schedule objectives.
  4. Evaluate design opportunities to enable future flexibility versus cost and practical constraints.


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Gilbane Project Executive Lynn Rogien to present at Winter 2018 MiAPPA Conference

Winter 2018 MiAPPA Conference
“Facilities Management – Staying Ahead of the Curve”
March 20-22, 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan

“The Key Elements of a Successful P3 Housing Project—Wayne State University”
Wayne State University has selected the private developer Corvias to create a public private partnership (P3) model that allows the university to raise capital, reinvest in existing housing, and create new housing while maintaining university ownership and revenue. This presentation will review the first project in the 40-year partnership, the design and construction of a new 841-bed student housing facility. The presentation will touch on the design of the new student apartment complex, its interaction with the surrounding context, and the unit design. The presentation will also include the construction challenges such as the unique soils conditions and the aggressive schedule. The project includes a unique structural framing system, utilizing structural steel stud panel system providing efficiencies in speed, weight and cost. The unique financial model works, allowing WSU to retain ownership of the building and revenue while raising money off the university’s balance sheet, will also be covered.

Ekta Kamalia, Project Manager, Wayne State University
Michael Decoster, VP, Hamilton Anderson Associates
Kaitlynn Hill, Architect, Hamilton Anderson Associates
Geoff Eisnacher, VP Partnership Development, Corvias
Lynn Rogien, Project Executive, Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane exhibiting at TRIMax 2018 – annual meeting of TRIRIGA and Maximo Users

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Gilbane Federal exhibiting at SAME Small Business Conference

Get information on upcoming A/E/C Small Business procurement opportunities and meet teaming partners and mentors to help you succeed!

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Gilbane attending USGBC Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

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Meet Gilbane at the Healthcare Design Conference & Expo

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference boasts more than 100 educational sessions providing the latest research, trends, and strategies in the healthcare design industry. Plus, in addition to the educational sessions, you’ll have the chance to connect with industry leaders from around the country, as well as taking in the exhibit hall – featuring hundreds of providers giving demonstrations and showcasing the newest innovative healthcare design products and services that support the design of hospital and clinic environments.

The conference is designed to provide comprehensive, carefully planned content, along with inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, facility tours, networking, and an exciting exhibit hall where attendees are able to view the newest innovations in healthcare design products.

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