Gilbane Building Company Earns Two Project Awards for Rhode Island Veterans Home

Gilbane receives project awards from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and Engineering News-Record (ENR) New England Chapters for Rhode Island Veterans Administration Home

Bristol, Rhode Island – August, 2018 – Gilbane Building Company was recently honored with two project awards for the Rhode Island Veterans Administration Home. Gilbane received a Project Achievement Award in the projects over $50 million category from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), New England Chapter. Gilbane also received a Best Projects Award from Engineering News Record (ENR), New England in the Best Government Public Building category. The projects, located throughout the New England region, are selected by panels of local prominent industry professionals. Projects are evaluated on the ability of the teams to overcome challenges, project safety, innovation, customer satisfaction and overall management of quality, cost and schedule.

“From day one the Gilbane team recognized that this project was special. The [Gilbane] team worked together seamlessly to manage the change order process, schedule, budget, safety, security and trade contractor performance, meeting our project goals”, notes Kasim J. Yarn, Director of Office of Veterans Affairs, State of Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Veterans Home provides skilled nursing and residential care to Rhode Island war veterans. Services include social, medical, nursing and rehabilitative care. The intent of this project was to provide the State of Rhode Island and its veteran residents with state-of-the-art living and a residential atmosphere within a comfortable community environment. The new 208-bed, 260,000 square foot home was designed by Brewster Thorton Group Architects of Rhode Island and SFCS of Virginia and encourages mobility, activity and socialization.

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 46 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit

Gilbane has been headquartered in Rhode Island for more than 140 years, and has built some of the most complex and celebrated construction projects in the State, including the InterLink at T.F. Green Airport, IGT headquarters (formerly GTECH) ,URI’s Ryan Center and the renovation of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. For more information, visit