Gilbane’s Ashley Phelps speaking at the 3rd Annual Women Who Build Summit
Feb 22 @ 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

Power Grid to Success

Join us for this valuable and inspiring day filled with women leaders making a difference in the A/E/C Industry and beyond.

Ashley Phelps, Lean Practices Manager at Gilbane Building Company will be speaking on a panel of 5 distinguished speakers on “Women Innovators Transforming Our Industry”

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Gilbane’s Kevin Cooke to present at SCUP 2018 North Atlantic Regional Conference
Mar 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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.


Learn more about the conference and register to attend today!

Gilbane Project Executive Lynn Rogien to present at Winter 2018 MiAPPA Conference
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Robert Pitcock to speak at Health Facility Institute 29th Annual Symposium
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Achieve EBD, World-Class Initiatives through Effectively Integrated Interior Design and Design Build Strategies
AnnMarie Jackson

Director of Interior Design; Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc.; Montgomery, AL
Cynthia Jones Miller

Director of Interior Design; Air Force Medical Support Agency; San Antonio, TX
Robert Pitcock

Senior Project Manager; Gilbane; Englewood, CO Through a project overview, learn how the design-build team and owner’s Interior Design representative effectively leveraged Interior Design strategies and Design-Build cost measures while embracing evidence based design practices to meet world-class check list initiatives. Together, the Interior Design presenters have over fifty years of practical design experience focusing primarily on improving healthcare environments. Both are committed to sharing best practices and knowledge to elevate awareness and promote opportunities for change.

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