Gilbane awarded $88M Contract for Ohio elementary school construction

The new award, which comprises the construction of five new elementary schools and demolition of 11 older facilities, is the latest K-12 building program managed by Gilbane for the Ohio School Facilities Commission since 1998.

January 03, 2012 |

Gilbane Building Company announced its selection by the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) and Elyria City Schools to provide construction management services for an $88 million school construction initiative. The program, which will be designed by Architectural Vision Group, includes the construction of five new elementary schools to house grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and the abatement and demolition of 11 existing schools. The new schools will provide modern facilities for more than 3,200 students in the district. In choosing Gilbane, OSFC cited Gilbane’s strong senior leadership and its outstanding record of customer satisfaction on past Ohio school construction efforts.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by OSFC to lead this exciting project,” says Robert Sewell, Gilbane’s Senior Project Executive for the Elyria City Schools effort. “It gives us great pride to build on the successful track record we’ve established with this valued client and the Ohio educators, students, and families that our K-12 construction efforts support. The Elyria City Schools program will deliver tremendous new learning facilities for the city’s children together with significant operational savings thanks to the consolidation of the older facilities. We look forward to working with OSFC and Elyria City to ensuring the successful delivery of the highest quality schools on time and on budget.”

Gilbane has worked with OSFC to build and improve Ohio’s K-12 schools on a range of projects since 1998. In addition to its work with OSFC, Gilbane has provided construction management services for many of Ohio’s most prominent organizations including The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, KeyBank, Huntington National Bank, Progressive Insurance, Kent State University, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Ohio State University, Battelle, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, OhioHealth, and Franklin County. BD+C

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