CHICAGO, Ill. — The Construction Industry Service Corporation recently announced its Project of the Year winners as part of its annual Pride in Construction award program. Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Integrated Healthcare Facility received top honors in the New Construction – Suburbs category.
The result of a collaboration between construction manager Gilbane Building Company, Elmhurst staff, Pratt Design Studios and Albert Khan Associates, the 50-acre integrated healthcare campus includes more than1-million-square-feet of buildings and opened on time and on budget in July 2011.
“We’re honored to share this award with Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare and the rest of the project team,” said Michael Bohn, Gilbane regional manager in Chicago. “We were involved early on in the process, working with the architect, engineer, hospital staff and patients to create the ideal environment.”
Bohn added the end result is a facility that provides jobs for more than 3,000 healthcare workers and supports the hospital’s vision of stellar performance in quality, safety, patient experience, growth and financial performance.
Due to the complexity of the project, the construction team worked with Elmhurst and the design team to integrate the design and construction phases and effectively manage the aggressive construction schedule. Gilbane used Building Information Modeling and provided early full-scale prototype mockups of key rooms to help expedite construction while ensuring the highest quality.
Construction employed more than 2,000 tradespeople for a total of 2.1 million hours worked – all without a single lost-time accident.
About Gilbane, Inc.
Gilbane’s Chicago office has been providing construction management, program management, design-build and general contracting services since 1978. Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from sustainable building to the latest in construction technology – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 60 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.
Pictured from left: Michael Bohn (Gilbane), Stephanie Mueller (Gilbane), Gene Farb (Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare), Robert Sharrow (Albert Kahn Associates)