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Walsh Gilbane JV, US Army Corps of Engineers Break Ground for PHC Lab Replacement Project

Recently, the Walsh Gilbane JV joined the US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District to break ground for its $206 million Public Health Command (PHC) Lab Replacement project located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

Distinguished guests and speakers included CH LTC David S. Bowerman, Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho, Lieutenant Colonel Kelly M. Halverson, Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Ruppert, and Mr. John J. Resta. Attendees from the Walsh Gilbane JV Team included Matt Baker, Cody Barnes, Paul Choquette III, John Cirrincione, Heidi DeBenedetti, Jody Dillon, Bob Hinderliter, Bill Lefebvre, TJ Lyons, Steve O'Connor, Maggie Reed, Kevin Swain, Tyson Tibbets, Charlotte Triplett, and Sam Wengryn.

The Design Bid Build project includes the construction of more than 275,000 square feet of modern, consolidated medical research laboratory consisting of wet labs, field labs, vivarium under Good Laboratory Practices, offices, warehouses and a central utility plant. The facility includes Anechoic Chambers, Insectary Chamber, and Laser Labs. The new facility will help the Public Health Command to deal with emerging environment threats and health challenges for forces worldwide. The Central Energy Plant will produce chilled water, hot water and steam to support the building with N+1 redundancy. In addition, it will provide emergency power to approximately half the laboratory and entire vivarium with two 2000 kW generators. The entire project is seeking LEED Silver certification.

About Walsh Gilbane JV

Walsh Gilbane is a joint venture of Walsh Federal, LLC and Gilbane Federal. Walsh Federal, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the The Walsh Group, Ltd. and provides construction services to federal facilities. The Walsh Group is a 117-year old family-owned company providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services. The Walsh Group operates across 19 regional offices, and is listed as the 13th largest U.S. national contractor per Engineering News-Record, 2015. For more information, visit

Gilbane Federal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilbane Building Company, and provides construction, fuels, and environmental-related services for government clients worldwide. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane is a global leader in construction management and design-build services with more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

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