Gilbane Building Company Wins Prestigious Award from Fox Valley AGC

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The University of Chicago Medicine Center for Care and Discovery was honored as the Project of the Year by the Fox Valley AGC.

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We are honored to win the Project of the Year Award as well as be presented with a safety award. - Jeff Masters, Operations Manager Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building Company was awarded with the prestigious Fox Valley AGC Project of the Year award in the Construction Management category for its Center for Care and Discovery project at The University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago. The project, a joint venture team of with W.E. O’Neil, provided construction management services for the 11-story, 1.2 million square foot facility – one of the largest buildings on the University of Chicago’s campus. Features of the building includes 240 private inpatient rooms, 28 operating rooms, 176 medical/surgical and ICU beds, 128 recovery rooms, interventional and neurointerventional radiology, seven advanced imaging suites, procedure rooms, training facilities, clinical and support offices, sterile processing, and pharmacy.

The award is presented to a project team who has made a significant contribution to the successful completion of a challenging project and continued commitment to client service and innovation through professional construction management. Additionally, Gilbane was presented with a safety award in the category of projects achieving 50,000 to 250,000 manhours for their dedication to safety excellence as a company.

“We are honored to win the Project of the Year Award as well as be presented with a safety award,” said Jeff Masters, Operations Manager, Gilbane Building Company. “We’ve been fortunate to work on the University of Chicago Medicine campus for several years and though the Center for Care and Discovery was a challenging project it was such a rewarding project to see the newest in healthcare innovation come to realization in this building.”

The FVAGC Awards ceremony was held at the Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, IL on February 11th.

About Gilbane, Inc.

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services—from preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities, to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services—for clients across various markets. Marking its 141st year in operation and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 offices in various locations around the world. To find out what the next 141 years have in store, visit


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