Gilbane Building Company Receives Two Irish Construction Industry Awards for Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre Project

Providence, Rhode Island – August 24, 2015 – Gilbane Building Company, a global leader in construction services, was recently awarded two Irish Construction Industry Awards for Commercial Project of the Year and Industrial Project of the Year for the Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre Project.

The Irish Construction Industry Awards recognize, inspire, and celebrate unique and innovative contractors, businesses, teams, consultants and projects that demonstrate excellence in the construction field. The Awards are designed to recognize a construction team who exhibits the highest standard of work, adherence to budget and client satisfaction in a healthy and safe working environment.

“When working with Gilbane, our construction partner on this project, we employed a collaborative and transparent approach to the way we worked together.  This helped us deliver a high-quality project on schedule and within budget; but most importantly with an exemplary health and safety record,” noted Ian Howard, Engineering and Projects Director EMEA for Kerry Group.  “During the build we implemented a combination of industry leading technologies and approaches including BIM, Lean construction techniques, phased design/procurement and employed intensive Risk Management techniques, while also targeting LEED® Silver certification.  We believe Gilbane has delivered a world-class facility, of which Kerry Group is extremely proud.”

The new 282,0000 sf state-of-the-art facility Global Technology and Innovation Centre was designed to serve Kerry’s global and regional EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) customers. The Centre encompasses executive offices, customer application suites, research and development labs, culinary facilities, sensory services and is dedicated to “customer production commercialization”. The new Centre stands as a key focal point for Kerry’s customer engagement activities by providing strategic customers with  access to Kerry’s complete range and depth of scientific research, technologies, innovation and applications across food, beverage, and pharmaceutical markets.

“Through our progressive philosophy and commitment to the environment and safety, this team worked over 900,000 work hours with zero lost time incidents and recycled 2,181 tons of construction materials,” noted Adam Jelen, Senior Vice President and Operations leader for the Kerry project.

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

Gilbane thrives on a family-based culture and has a heritage that began in the countryside of Country Leitrim Ireland. Before moving to Rhode Island, William Gilbane was born in Ireland in 1842 and relocated to the United States in 1845. Shortly after his brother Thomas was born. The two brothers founded Gilbane Building Company together in 1873.