NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

Extensive preconstruction efforts, increased collaboration and a constant focus on the children who would be using these facilities ensured the Hospital explored numerous options to achieve the most value for their budget, the highest quality and a successful end result.

multi-phased construction in an operational hospital TO ACHIEVE CONTINUITY OF CARE

Gilbane provided construction management services for a major project at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. The multi-phased project spanned four years across various floors and departments. All construction activities were planned and coordinated within the fully occupied children’s hospital, which at times included working adjacent to patients in ICU beds. The project components included a Pediatric MRI, exam suites, Antepartum Maternity Unit, Digestive Health, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a Cardiac Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU).

Multi-phased upgrades first took place to the existing MEP infrastructure of the Hospital’s north and central buildings to meet the service capacities necessary for the additional upgrades. This included the removal and replacement of equipment and associated distribution systems, such as chillers, air handling units, steam generators, expansion tanks, hydronic pumps, control panels, exhaust fans, pneumatic air stations and dry-coolers, as well as new medical-gas risers with future valves on each floor. The majority of the scope took place in the Hospital’s penthouse MER and adjacent roofs, requiring new steel dunnage and extensive coordination for equipment rigs and routing of distribution systems.

The team refurbished 10,500 square feet for the PICU which included 14 private rooms, each equipped with pre-fabricated headwall units, custom footwalls and dedicated family areas with sleeper-sofas, wardrobes and televisions, as well as new spaces for support services, waiting and consultation areas. A full gut renovation of 12,000 square feet then created space for the new antepartum department. The previous PICU space was converted into the NICU, which now features private and semi-private patient rooms, as well as airborne infectious isolation rooms. This unit was created to support the Hospital’s cardiac surgery program. The patient rooms are equipped with modular-built headwall systems, including medical gases, critical and normal power and dialysis boxes. The infrastructure work was phased throughout the duration of the project to ensure each phase would be ready in time to support the new spaces as they were completed.


A major challenge in an existing hospital with buildings close to one hundred years old, is to understand and remediate the existing conditions uncovered during the renovation project. In an effort to streamline existing condition documentation and remediation efforts, Gilbane utilized our 3D scanning services to tackle two jobs at once on the 9N NICU project. With limited deck-to-slab heights, critical MEP services and unforgiving existing conditions, the scanning provided Gilbane with an all-encompassing 3D model. This technology allowed Gilbane to finish MEP coordination faster than scheduled and with greater accuracy, directly resulting in cost and scheduling benefits. In addition, the integration of BIM 360 allowed Gilbane to proactively log and track the progress of remediation efforts, rolling completion lists and punchlists, with customizable reports for the client and trade contractors. Putting quality at the forefront, this software allowed the Gilbane team to setup automated weekly reports with the trade contractors to document benchmark quality inspections, upcoming tasks and architect/engineer punchlist items.

Gilbane Building Company Starts Work on Fresenius Kabi Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Expansion

Chicago, IL – January 25, 2018 – Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce construction has commenced on the new pharmaceutical manufacturing site expansion for Fresenius Kabi in Melrose Park, Illinois.

The scope of work includes construction of a new $250 million, state-of-the-art manufacturing campus for generic sterile injectable pharmaceuticals. The expansion will feature fully-automated aseptic filling lines using state-of-the-art isolator technology, expanded lyophilization (freeze-drying) capabilities, formulation areas, a dedicated warehouse for raw materials and components and an administration building with conference center, laboratories, office space and a cafeteria.

“Gilbane is thrilled to be actively engaged as Fresenius Kabi’s construction management partner on this exciting and complex project,” said Jonathan Bos, Gilbane Building Company Project Executive. “Our team is experienced in delivering this type of important facility, acting as a trusted and transparent extension of Fresenius Kabi’s staff to achieve the overall project goals.”

This complex manufacturing facility will be completed utilizing a fast-track, phased design and phased procurement approach to achieve the required construction timeline. The new facility, designed primarily by CRB, is slated for completion in Fall 2019.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 47 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit

Gilbane has two permanent offices located in Chicago, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with Chicago jurisdictional authorities. With 40 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.

University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute for Cancer Treatment

With medical technology constantly evolving, Gilbane is providing innovative construction management solutions that allow cancer centers and proton therapy facilities to expand and deliver state-of-the-art treatment to their patients.

expanding and enhancing a Proton therapy facility

As one of the first proton therapy centers in America, constructed over 10 years ago, the University of Florida (UF) Health Proton Therapy Institute  is at the forefront of radiation oncology. Cancer treatment, and in particular particle therapy technology, is constantly evolving. UF Health Proton Therapy Institute set out to develop a strategy to upgrade their existing three gantries with the latest technology; however, impacting their current patient treatment capacity was simply not an option. This challenge was the stimulus to consider expanding utilizing a compact “single room” treatment system.

The expansion will be approximately 10,000 SF over two floors constructed immediately adjacent to the east side of the current building and will ultimately increase treatment capacity by 33%. The new expansion will house Ion Beam Applications’ Proteus©One compact proton therapy equipment for state-of-the-art treatment. In addition to the complex challenges that come along with proton therapy construction, this project requires tremendous efforts to manage a site bordered by the existing facility, Hogan Creek and two busy city streets. Once complete, the new patient treatment capacity will allow UF Health Proton Therapy Institute to phase in upgrades to the original three gantries while always maintaining their current treatment capacity.

The project engineer is Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Gilbane Building Company Receives Merit Award for Excellence in Construction for Duke University Student Wellness Center

The Associate Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC) recognized the Student Wellness Center with a Merit Award at their annual ceremony

Durham, North Carolina – December 2017 – Gilbane Building Company, a leader in higher education construction, received a Merit award for the construction of the Duke University Student Wellness Center in Durham, North Carolina from Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC).

The new facility centralizes Duke Reach programs, Student Health Services and DuWell, as well as a pharmacy, physical therapy services and a meditation garden.

The modern, three-story facility was designed specifically to streamline wellness services for the University and its resources to be under one roof to create a holistic and integrated approach to individual wellness. The 72,000-square-foot facility created an inviting and more open space.  The design’s transparent two-story entry brings natural light into the building and allows for views of the outdoors. Integration of multiple materials were used to give the appearance of continuity including terracotta, self-consolidating concrete, storefront system, curtain wall, mixed metal panels and balcony pavers. The complex curtain wall and Glulam structure incorporated natural elements from the outdoors into the facility with use of reclaimed wood and stone locally sourced from the surrounding forest. Other trees were reintegrated into the building through use in wood veneer for furniture, decorative wood wall paneling and wholetree benches.

“Through a collaborative effort and transparent team environment that included the owner, design team, end users and subcontractors, this team worked hard to deliver a project that met the highest quality standards,” said David Repnyek, senior project executive for Gilbane Building Company. “Receiving recognition from the Associated Builders and Contractors for this project is verification of our team’s commitment and dedication to construction excellence.”

Other amenities include a meditation garden, student service offices, and student commons area for conversation and collaboration.

ABC Carolinas’ Excellence in Construction program is the premier competition within the Carolinas construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects built by ABC members. The Excellence in Construction Awards celebration honors Carolinas most innovative and high quality construction projects, and safety programs.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 48 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

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Cypress Point Senior Living Facility

Gilbane is the builder of choice for hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and is ranked among the top healthcare construction management firms by Modern Healthcare, Engineering News-Record, and Building Design + Construction.

New State of the Art Living facility for Seniors

Gilbane provided construction management services for a new senior living facility for Omega Communities in Fort Myers. The facility is a three-building facility consisting of a three-story ALF wing, single-story commons building and a single memory care wing. The three-story building features 134 total units, a combination of two-bed, one-bed and studio residences.

The memory care wing has 38 one-bed units. The commons building houses a kitchen, library, exercise, salon, dining and activity area for residents. There is an office for on-site staff. The building style is a combination of Spanish concrete tile system and low-slope areas and the exterior façade is cementitious finish with quatrefoils and banding to give the facility a Mediterranean style. Three different types of roofing were used: thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membrane, barrel tile roof engineered truss system and steel joists and decking.

The facility meets South Florida Building Code guidelines. Built with high impact glass and emergency back-up power for all life systems as well as the ability to withstand 170 mph winds, the facility was tested just a few months after completion by Hurricane Irma. Over 100 wheel-chair bound elderly from another senior living facility were moved to Cypress Point within a 5-hour period for safety. Despite high winds and power outages, back up refrigeration, gas, life safety, emergency outlets and emergency lighting systems operated efficiently.

Gilbane Building Company Receives Two Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction

Judged to be the best-of-the-best construction projects, Azure Condominium Phase I and Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Proton Therapy each earned an Eagle from the Associated Builders & Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter. 

Jupiter, FL – October 2017 – Gilbane Building Company received top Eagle Awards in the 2017 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards from ABC Florida East Coast Chapter for two local projects. The winning projects represent the Multifamily Housing and Hospitals/Healthcare Categories. Gilbane was construction manager on both the Azure Condominium Phase I and Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Proton Therapy Facility.

The new Baptist Health South Florida – Miami Cancer Institute Proton Therapy Facility, one of a few proton facilities built in the country and the first in South Florida to offer this breakthrough procedure. The 72,340-square-foot concrete structure is a two-story turnkey proton therapy facility comprised of 46,900 square-feet of Proton Treatment space, 1 Cyclotron, 3 Rotational Gantry Treatment rooms, PTEV support service spaces, and an additional fit-out for 25,440 square feet of clinical support space.

The Azure Condominium Phase I project involved construction of a 275,000-square-foot, five-story luxury building completed in a single phase and included rough and finish construction for 44 private-entry units. The project is located on the distinguished Intracoastal Waterway. Amenities include a 20,000-gallon outdoor heated swimming pool with Monaco-styled poolside cabanas in a lushly landscaped terrace, two outdoor spas, state-of-the-art-fitness room and associated shower facilities.  Gilbane is constructing Phase II of the project, anticipated to complete summer of 2018.

Architects Glidden Spina & Partners earned the Architect of the Year award by ABC based on the Azure Condominium – Phase I submission. Based in West Palm Beach, they designed the ultra-luxury “boutique” condominiums which offer contemporary floor plans up to 5,000 square feet of living space, each with breathtaking panoramic waterfront views and waterfront terraces.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by ABC for the team’s excellence in construction on both the proton therapy and the luxury condominium projects,” said Mike Bird, area manager. “The awards are a reflection of the commitment that Gilbane’s teams have for project execution and client service from safety through delivering a quality project.”

Awards were presented at the Annual Excellence in Construction dinner held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Excellence in Construction Awards is the industry’s premier competition that recognizes innovative and exemplary merit shop construction projects, world-class safety and diversity programs.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 48 office locations around the world. For more information, visit or