DURHAM, N.C. — Gilbane Building Company announced the VA Health Care Center project team, located in Greenville, North Carolina, has earned Gilbane’s Iver Johnson Builders of the Year award. The award is given annually to one of Gilbane’s project teams based on a number of criteria including quality, safety, client satisfaction, teamwork, MBE/WBE participation and reaching sustainability goals. Each year more than 300 projects globally are eligible.
This year’s award-winning project finished on time, and was also a design-build, leaseback facility constructed in just 24 months. Throughout the scheduling process, Gilbane used numerous Lean-scheduling techniques to ensure on-time delivery of the building. The project was delivered through an IPD concept in partnership with the BBH Architect design team, Gilbane Development Company, Gilbane Building Company, Veterans Affairs and specific design-assist trade contractors.
“This project represents the best ‘one company’ effort I believe we’ve had in the history of the company,” stated Thomas F. Gilbane Jr., chairman and CEO of Gilbane Building Company. “The success of the VA Health Care Center construction clearly relied on the innovation and collaboration of the Gilbane team, which included both Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company.”
Currently the largest VA healthcare facility in North Carolina, the completed project includes 149,000 square feet and 475 surface parking spaces, and will support a full range of specialty and ancillary services for up to 20,000 veterans in eastern North Carolina. Services will include audiology, cardiology, orthopedics, radiology, pharmacy, dental care, minor procedures, women’s health, eye care and many others. The project is certified LEED Silver.
To get a sneak peek into the facility click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNSidqFkILU&list=PLaGpkB_o6yMBGXZVjNs38aOjSHZT0XsHF.