Prefabricated Envelopes Deliver Flexibility to Projects

By George Vangelatos and Chuck Eyberg Today’s project owners want reduced costs and shorter construction time, while still seeking high-quality materials. One option to explore is prefabricated exterior building envelopes. Especially when used in large projects, prefabricated envelopes are made possible by integrated teams working together to answer client objectives. For example, take Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Lundquist Tower in California. The expansion tower was conceived to have several skin types with elegant detailing. The project team worked together to devise an offsite prefabricated skin, which achieved high quality at a lower cost, and saved six months on the critical … Read more

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Ground is Broken on New Babson College Recreation & Athletics Center

BABSON PARK, Mass. — A groundbreaking celebration took place for the new recreation and athletics center at Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts, during homecoming weekend for the school. The project is slated to be completed in time for college’s centennial celebration in the fall of 2019. Construction on the project began in August, and the new center will be 75,000 square feet — nearly doubling the size of Babson’s athletics and recreation facilities. The architect on the project is Cambridge Seven Associates, with Gilbane Building Company providing pre-construction planning and construction management services for the project. There were multiple … Read more

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Gilbane Project Awarded Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award for Mule Creek Project

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Gilbane Building Company has been awarded the DBIA 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award for the Mule Creek Infill Complex Project located in Ione, California. The project was the winner in the Federal/State/County/Municipal category and was honored at this year’s DBIA National Conference and Expo. The 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase Design-Build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and Design-Build teams in ten categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction. “Gilbane, in association with Kitchell, was instrumental in working with Hensel Phelps and numerous other project team members in completing this $330-million project … Read more

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BNBuilders Welcomes Construction Leaders to Team

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – BNBuilders welcomes three construction leaders to its Southern California team: Tom McCready, Matt Hersam and Douglas Allen, LEED AP BD+C. McCready, BNBuilders’ newest senior superintendent, brings decades of experience as a leader in managing both large-scale, ground-up construction projects, as well as smaller renovations. Particularly, he has extensive experience in healthcare construction, managing projects for Riverside Community Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Universal Health Services, Miller Children’s Hospitals and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital to name a few. He serves on the board for the LA/Orange County Chapter of the Lean Construction Institute. Matt Hersam, project manager with BNBuilders, … Read more

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