Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Topping Out Ceremony at Franklin County Correctional Facility

Topping out ceremony marks major construction progress at the new Correctional Facility in Columbus

Columbus, OH – November 26, 2018 –  Gilbane Building Company recently celebrated a major milestone at the Franklin County Correctional Facility project in Columbus, Ohio. The topping out ceremony was attended by representatives from Franklin County, Gilbane Building Company, joint venture partner Smoot Construction and our subcontractor partners. This major milestone signifies the completion of the steel structure for the 429,000 SF new correctional facility in Columbus.

“Gilbane is proud of the entire project team achieving this critical milestone,” said Mark Cunningham, Gilbane Building Company Senior Project Executive. “Our project team has enjoyed the working relationship we’ve developed with Franklin County and look forward to finishing strong and successfully delivering the project.”

Gilbane Building Company and joint venture partner Smoot Construction are providing construction management agency services for the construction of the new Franklin County Correctional Facility, with the first portion of the facility slated for spring 2021 completion. The 23-acre facility will initially house a minimum of 850 beds and include a central utility plant and infrastructure to accommodate up to 2,800 beds and will include special housing for inmates with mental health or behavior problems, a medical clinic and a 300-person orientation unit.

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 48 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit Gilbane has been providing construction management services in Ohio since 1957.