Gilbane Building Company Tops Out at UF Health Proton Therapy
The expansion and upgrade of three existing gantries enables the treatment of more patients
Jacksonville, Florida – May 2018 – Gilbane Building Company, a national leader in the construction of proton therapy facilities, celebrated the milestone of topping out the concrete at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Gantry Expansion Project. The ceremony was attended by UF Health Proton Therapy staff, University of Florida Planning, Design and Construction staff, as well the trades, design team and engineers.
Gilbane thanked the teams on site for their dedication to reaching the milestone of topping out the last of the 10 concrete pour sequences, which resulted in 4,400 tons put in place. Attendees were invited to sign the embed which was memorialized in the last concrete placement.
“This is a significant milestone,” said Ryan Snow, project manager for Gilbane. “The team worked hard to get to this point. We are excited to deliver this project and know that it will serve the community and offer additional treatment for patients battling cancer.”
Once complete, the expansion will house a new single room treatment system. The addition increases the facility’s treatment rooms to four and increasing capacity to treat more patients.
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 office locations around the world including seven in Florida.
Gilbane has unparalleled experience planning and building cancer and proton therapy centers through the team of experts on staff who understand the business drivers behind the design and operations of cancer treatment facilities. Gilbane is currently building the Delray Proton Therapy/Radiotherapy Cancer Center, Jupiter Medical Center Anderson Family Cancer Institute and the recently completed the award-winning proton treatment facility for Baptist Health South Florida at the Miami Cancer Institute.
For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.