Gilbane Building Company Names Eric Beattie as Higher Education Center of Excellence Leader

Eric Beattie, Senior Pre-Construction Executive, will lead company’s Higher Education Center of Excellence.  

BeattieProvidence, RI – November 1, 2016 – Gilbane Building Company, a national leader in the construction of college and university projects, is pleased to announce that Eric Beattie has been named to lead its Higher Education Center of Excellence (COE). The COE includes multiple internal experts from around the country who bring the institutional knowledge, lessons learned and best practices from a diverse portfolio of higher education projects.

In this role, Eric will provide both internal and external support to our project teams, industry professionals and clients.  He will guide the strategic direction of Gilbane in support of the continued expansion of its resume in the higher education market segment.

Eric brings more than 28 years of higher education industry experience, most recently serving as Director of Campus Planning, Design & Construction at Syracuse University.  Prior to his tenure at Syracuse, Eric also served as Director of Facilities Planning and Construction at Williams College in Williamstown, MA and as the University Engineer for the Department of Architectural and Engineering Services at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.  Eric earned a BS in Civil Engineering from University of Vermont and an MBA from University of Massachusetts-Amherst.   He is a registered Professional Engineer in Vermont, a LEED AP® and is FEMA Incident Management trained.

“Our Centers of Excellence (COEs) bring together Gilbane’s top professionals in a multitude of key market segments. These individuals are challenged to be thought leaders in their particular areas of expertise, while adding value to our clients and partners through state-of the-art thinking and cutting edge innovation,” said Dennis Cornick, Executive Vice President and Global Director of Sales and Marketing. “We are excited to have Eric lead our higher education COE and look forward to leveraging his experience and knowledge. His almost 30 years of experience on the client side of the table will be an asset and differentiator.”

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 more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit