Bolton High School Construction Project Team Recognized for Project Excellence, Innovation and Leadership

BOLTON, Conn., Oct. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The project team responsible for the construction and renovation effort at Bolton High School in Connecticut is the most recent recipient of Gilbane Building Company's Thomas and William Gilbane Project Achievement Award, which recognizes project teams that demonstrate excellence in every facet – from quality to safety to client satisfaction. The Bolton High School project, completed in December, presented its share of challenges but Gilbane's team successfully met every demand while putting the needs of the students first and taking great care to not interfere with school operations while working on the occupied campus.

"Safety and security are first followed by Gilbane's ability to not interrupt the learning," said Joseph Maselli, Bolton High School Principal. "A true partner, Gilbane was always looking out for the children."

Throughout the duration of the 34,000 SF additions to the existing building and 55,000 SF renovation, done in five total phases to accommodate the school's 350 students, the school remained occupied and operational with minimal impact to classroom activities.

"Keeping students safe and staying on schedule were paramount on this project," notes Steve Kononchik, district manager at Gilbane. "With a foundation of great teamwork, the Bolton High School project team truly embodied Gilbane's core values and exemplified excellence in construction. Congratulations to them for this well-deserved recognition."

Project complexities included:

  • Extensive mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades including a new geothermal heating and cooling system, emergency generator, and a new fire protection system with a fire pump house and 40,000 gallon precast cistern
  • Underground systems that involved extensive slab demolition, excavation and concrete infill
  • Redesigned parking/bus drop-off areas along with new drainage, including a detention basin located 300 yards to the east of the building in a wooded area

Using Gilbane's iBuild project management process, which provides a completely paperless process for construction with apps for mobile devices, the construction team collaborated heavily with the design team and Bolton High School to ensure a smooth project for everyone involved.

About the Thomas and William Gilbane Project Achievement Award

The Thomas and William Gilbane Project Achievement Award was established to recognize project team excellence, specifically those projects that attain the Standards of Excellence the Gilbane brothers established almost 140 years ago as a hallmark of the company. The award celebrates team performance that embodies Gilbane's Core Values, commitment to Quality and the Gilbane family legacy of excellence in the construction industry. Specific criteria include demonstrated distinction in leadership, quality, safety, and client satisfaction.

About Gilbane, Inc.

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.

From major public projects like the Connecticut Convention Center to supporting local school districts with fast-track renovations, Gilbane has had a proven track record of delivering successful projects in Connecticut since 1944. Clients include Fairfield University, Trinity College, University of Connecticut, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Pfizer, and the New Haven Public Schools Capital Improvements.

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