“Gilbane is proud to play a role in supporting innovation and the expansion of research and testing capabilities by building this new facility for the Navy,” said Heidi DeBenedetti, Chief Administrative Officer and Regional President.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) January 19, 2023
Gilbane Federal has been awarded a multiple award construction contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southeast for the construction of a Littoral Innovation and Prototyping Facility at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City, Florida. The project supports the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PDC) and will replace nine buildings that received damage from Hurricane Michael in October 2018. The award to Gilbane Federal represents a $58.5 million fixed-price task order.
“Gilbane is proud to play a role in supporting innovation and the expansion of research and testing capabilities by building this new facility for the Navy,” said Heidi DeBenedetti, Chief Administrative Officer and Regional President. “We look forward to beginning the construction process and realizing this important project for NAVFAC and NSWC PDC.”
The Littoral Innovation and Prototyping Center will enhance collaborative and equipment capabilities during Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) for Mine Warfare (MIW) and Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) operations taking place in the littoral environment, both key mission areas for NSWC PCD.
The work provides for construction of a 54,475 square-foot laboratory, and support space capable of housing workspace and laboratories for engineers and scientists. The facility will consolidate geographically dispersed buildings, increasing inter-program research interaction while also reducing maintenance and repair costs.
The facility will be equipped with high bays with an overhead crane, loading dock, large tank room, and elevator. Laboratory spaces will be outfitted for technology development in the areas of: advanced sensors; biosciences; communications; computational sciences; platform-based cybersecurity; big data analytics; autonomy; robotics; machine learning; artificial intelligence; automatic target recognition; and predictive methodologies.
Work will be performed in Panama City, Florida, and is expected to be completed by January 2026.
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane Building Company provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out, and facility management services – for government clients worldwide. A family business founded in 1870, Gilbane has active participation from the 4th, 5th, and 6th generations of the Gilbane family.
Gilbane has more than 45 office locations around the world.
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