Gilbane Alberici Joint Venture Project Earns ENR Global Best Project Merit Award

Brewery project in Mexico recognized for construction excellence by Engineering News Record

Houston, Texas November 8, 2017 – The Gilbane Alberici Joint Venture team has earned the merit award in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Global Best Projects Competition. The award recognizes the Gilbane Alberici Joint Venture’s international construction efforts on the Constellation Brands Brewery Project in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.

Gilbane Alberici JV Team, along with the client receive the ENR Global Best Projects Award of Merit

“What makes the Nava program special has been the commitment of all of our team members to the success of Constellation. For over three years, Constellation Brands, Gilbane, Alberici and many designers and suppliers have worked together as a collective team, almost like a family, to get the job done ahead of schedule, safely and within budget. Helping Constellation grow and meet the demand of its customers is a very satisfying win-win situation”, noted Michael McKelvy, President and CEO of Gilbane.

“Nava has been delivering the highest quality products and achieving each and every volume commitment month after month while going through this extraordinary capacity expansion,” said Daniel Baima, President of Mexico Operations – Beer, Constellation Brands. “I am so proud of what the team has accomplished, and this recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of every team member in our Engineering and Operations groups, our support groups as well as our strategic partners. It takes great people and leadership to be the best brewery and this award reinforces that we have the best team in place.”

The Expansion of the Piedras Negras Brewery – Phase 2 project for Constellation Brands earned the Merit Award for Global Best Project in the Manufacturing category. The Gilbane Alberici JV is serving as construction manager in an agency role to manage the architect/engineer, brewery process vendor and the packaging/warehouse vendors. The Gilbane Alberici JV is also serving as the general contractor for the delivery of the buildings, rail line expansion, water and wastewater plants expansions, expansion of the cogeneration plant and utilities.

“I am very proud of what the Gilbane Alberici and Constellation Team was able to accomplish on this Mega project. Schedule was especially critical due to product production requirements to meet a growing market demand, and had to be performed safely and while being connected to an existing fully functioning brewery”, says Russ Hinds, Vice President for Gilbane Building Company. “Constant detailed communication and full integration of the entire team was critical to keep the project plan “locked-in” in order to meet the final completion date. The proudest accomplishment of the team, however, is its safety record.”

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and very proud of the efforts of our team. This mega project required the talents and expertise of many construction professionals from each partner to deliver on our clients requirements with respect to safety, quality, and meeting the DOJ mandated deadline for doubling the existing brewery capacity within 30 months of the start date”, says Dave Calcaterra, Vice President, Alberici Constructors, “It is rewarding to know our efforts have played and continue to play a big role in our clients’ growth and success.”

ENR’s panel of industry veterans looked at projects across multiple international markets and examined safety performance, innovations, challenges, and design and construction quality – with a special emphasis on the diversity of global project teams and their collaboration. They also considered how the project benefits the local community and/or the construction industry.

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 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

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