Peter Mulcahey speaking at Bisnow National Healthcare Conference
Oct 31 all-day

We are proud to present Bisnow’s National Healthcare Expansion & Innovation Series this October 31st, 2017 in New York City. Delivering healthcare services to a rapidly growing number of Americans has increasingly connected healthcare providers and real estate executives in new ways. Strategic use of real estate has become a tool for health systems to reach more patients, compete, cut costs, and finance new projects, all while improving quality of care. And this has created enormous opportunity for the real estate industry. This October, healthcare real estate professionals, construction and design companies, healthcare REITs, and top level health system executives from across the country will gather together to discuss the future of out-patient care facilities, the development of medical office buildings facilities, new innovation within health systems, and hospital expansion. In typical Bisnow fashion, there will be ample opportunities for networking and deal-making in a fast-paced and (almost) never boring atmosphere.

  Healthcare Design & Construction 
• Emil Martone, Director of Project Implementation, Weill Cornell Medical College
• Patrick Burke, AVP of Capital Project Management, Columbia University Medical Center
• Joseph Rigazio, CEO, Talisen Construction Corporation
• Peter Mulcahey, Area Manager & VP, Gilbane Building Co.
• David Pfeffer, Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
Moderator: Mike Gillespie, Director, National Healthcare Practice, AKF Group

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Brennan Gilbane Koch speaking at Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Leading Women in Construction and Design
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

​This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities women face in construction and design and how the market compare to other industries. Join us to investigate tactics for overcoming stereotypes in the workplace, expanding your personal network and identifying and managing opportunities for professional growth in the future. Women from all levels of construction will come together to celebrate the groundbreaking executives that continue to pave the way for their peers and make connections that will make a difference in your career.​

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Join Gilbane at the USGBC Greenbuild International Conference and Expo @ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

Greenbuild is excited to announce that we have partnered with 360 Live Media.  Together, we will be conducting an in depth show evaluation and industry survey – all focused on growing and improving the Greenbuild experience for the entire audience.  How will this affect our exhibitors?  Specifically we will be adding key features and engagement areas to the exhibit hall floor to create natural networking, increase energy and show floor traffic and improve the engagement between our attendees and exhibitors.  We are working diligently to roll out our plan and new exhibit hall floorplan for 2017 which will showcase many of these exciting features.

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Chris Wilson speaking at 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo
Nov 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Best Practices Provide Structure for Remarkable Accomplishment: CDCR’s Mule Creek Infill Complex

George Dyckes, DBIA, Kitchell
Michael Meredith, DBIA, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Sean Carolan, DBIA, Hensel Phelps
Chris Wilson, DBIA, Gilbane Building Company
David Crotty, RA, LEED AP, HOK

After award of a $331-million design-build prison expansion project, a Federal Three Judge Panel mandated that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation deliver the innovative project two months ahead of an already aggressive 23-month contract schedule. Learn how DBIA Best Practices provided the framework for an experienced, high functioning team to achieve design excellence and early delivery of this complex 1,584-bed project.

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Meet Gilbane at the Healthcare Design Expo + Conference
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day

The Premier Healthcare Design Industry Show

Devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities, both now and into the future, this healthcare design show highlights best practices and top healthcare design products. Attendees have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits, network with peers, discuss best practices, view innovative design products, and influence the direction of the industry as it advances into the future.

Highlights of Healthcare Design Expo & Conference Include:

  • Industry insights and best practices
  • Sustainable design and green building trends
  • Building and construction challenges and opportunities
  • Inspiration for planning and design
  • Cutting-edge, new innovative products

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Williamson Trade School Career Fair @ Williamson Trade School
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Here are a few things you can do to kick-start your career with Gilbane.  Please complete a profile with and/or if you want to submit your resume on a mobile device. Explore our project portfolio and locations.  Check out the calendar below for career fairs and interview days.  Submit your resume.  Learn more about Gilbane’s exciting Management Candidate Acceleration Program (MCAP).  Take charge of your future!

Linda Graves speaking at PRSA’s Marketing Diversity Event
Nov 15 @ 11:30 am

Linda S. Graves, MCA, Vice President, Director of Diversity and Community Affairs, Gilbane Company
Erickajoy Daniels, Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion – Aurora Health Care Inc

Panelists will share how they market and communicate their organization’s diversity and inclusion strategies using multiple platforms. Each panelist will give an overview of their company’s accomplishments and how they work with their communications colleagues to leverage their successes. These brief presentations will be followed by a discussion led by Chapter Diversity Committee Chair, Debra A. Miller, APR Fellow PRSA. After the discussion, questions will be taken from the audience.

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Derek Ward speaking at the 2017 IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference
Nov 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Nearly 10,000 public school leaders attend the Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials.

Recognized as one of the nation’s leading education conferences, the event is open to local school board members, superintendents and administrative professionals, school administrators, state and regional educators and officials, school attorneys, university professors, exhibitors, and guests.

Derek Ward, Senior manager of Business Development in Chicago will be speaking on a panel along with other industry leaders  -“How a District Passed a DSEB Referendum” – will take place on Saturday, November 18 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. in room Crystal B at the Chicago Hyatt West Tower.

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Sue Klawans and Evan Synstad speaking at 2017 Advancing Collaborative Project Delivery Conference
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

Study after study has proven that a Lean, integrated project delivery team can manage uncertainty, proactively plan and deliver better outcomes:  budget control, speed to market, quality and improved safety.  What is the secret sauce to such high performance teams?  How do they advance beyond silo thinking, missed handoffs and traditional processes to innovate, make high-impact planning decisions, and harness technology?

Gilbane’s Speakers/Presenters:

Sue Klawans
Senior Vice President, Director of Operational Excellence & Planning
Sue is the conference Chair and will be giving opening remarks each day that include “Proving the Value of Collaboration”.

Evan Synstad
Bay Area Corporate Lead
Evan will be speaking with Brett Hautop, Sr Director of Global Design and Build, LinkedIn on a Tech Industry Case Study: Collaboration & Change Management.


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Derek Ward speaking at 2017 Illinois Bond Election Boot Camp
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm


Key Topics Covered:
• Choosing when to be on the ballot
• Creating a timeline and budget
• Deciphering voter data
• Essential homework prior to finalizing your proposal
• Deciding what to share and test community-wide
• Creating super advocates
• Choosing which community opinion
research tools to employ
• Essential campaign steps
• Strategies for stretching your campaign dollars
• And much more!

Gilbane Building Company is a national leader for public sector construction management services. Derek Ward manages the public sector for the Midwest region encompassing all of Illinois and surrounding states. A primary focus of Derek and his team as a construction management partner is to assist clients during the pre-referendum stage including community engagement. In Illinois alone, Gilbane has managed $742 million in construction projects over the last 15 years made possible via referendum.