D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Center for Health, Education and Research at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.

The project was a collaboration between the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. This interdisciplinary and inter-professional educational model received state and federal funding.

Project features included lecture and laboratory classrooms, faculty and staff offices, conference areas, multi-purpose classrooms, meeting rooms, an auditorium, a medical library, a wellness facility, and administrative offices.

Project challenges included construction on an occupied campus and coordination with multiple stakeholders and needs to create a cohesive facility.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for this brand new aquatic center being developed on the site of the previous Juniper Hills swimming pool facility.

Project features include facility with restrooms, locker rooms, admissions and snack area. Water park features include small children’s area, lap pool, water slide area, play structure area, and lazy river.

Project challenges include developing on an existing facility site, site topography, and short construction schedule to open in time for upcoming outdoor swimming season.

D.W. Wilburn is currently serving as general contractor for the new Whitaker Family YMCA location in the Hamburg area of Lexington, Kentucky.

Project features include a 58,000-SF state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, indoor warm water pool and play area, multi-use lap pool, exercise studio for group classes, indoor track, full-court gymnasium, childcare area, locker rooms, multi-purpose community room and sports fields.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for this new replacement facility for the Glasgow State Nursing Facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

This brand new 100-bed facility replaces an aging and structurally failing facility. It is located directly in front of the existing facility on a 27-acre site in Glasgow, Kentucky and is built to LEED certification standards. The project includes a 72,000-square foot, one-story facility on a partial basement for mechanical and service functions. Features include central areas for dining and socializing, extensive windows for daylighting, a central enclosed courtyard, and modern open living spaces with private and semi-private rooms.

Glasgow State Nursing Facility is a licensed, state-owned and operated long-term care center for individuals with mental illness who need both mental health treatment and skilled nursing services. Patients arrive by referral from other psychiatric facilities and hospitals. 

D.W. Wilburn is serving as general contractor on the second phase of the Science Building at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

The new 158,000-SF facility will adjoin the existing new Science Building and add the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geography and Geology. The second phase will add 25 new teaching labs, 31 new research labs, 17 preparation labs, four large classrooms, three conference rooms, 63 faculty and staff offices and more in a space specially designed for collaborative research among faculty and students and for hands-on learning.

Project challenges include new construction to adjoin to an existing, occupied facility, located on an active college campus, and a limited staging area.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor both phases of the new Business & Technology Complex at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

The 78,000-SF facility includes classrooms as well as offices for both administration and faculty, including the dean’s office and college advising offices. The building also houses offices for EKU’s Small Business Development Center, the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Eastern Innovation Region of the Office for the New Economy, and EKUBusiness.

Project challenges include site considerations and drainage, as well as construction on an active college campus in close proximity to existing facilities and students.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Center for Communication Arts at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.

The facility enables cross collaboration, shared resources and interactive learning opportunities for students across multiple communication arts disciplines.

Project features included a 120-seat theatre, two multi-media production labs, audio and video editing suites, a professional-grade recording studio, two film-style sound stages (one being a complete black box theatre), interior and exterior backstage for filming, as well as support rooms for these two stages to include dressing rooms, green room, prop storage, set construction shop, and a garage area for the production trailer.

Project challenges included construction on an active campus, limited budget to meet programmatic requirements and advanced schedule.

D.W. Wilburn served as both part-owner and general contractor on the 300 Soward Boulevard Building for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Frankfort, Kentucky. The project is utilizes the design-build-finance-develop and maintain delivery method. This unique project approach included phased design, permitting and construction, including a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for construction as well as long-term maintenance throughout the term of the lease. That GMP was established at contract award prior to construction based on limited design development drawings.

The 371,000-SF facility includes office and support spaces for five different cabinets for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The first floor also includes a separate food service area. The building was constructed for optimum energy efficiency, and achieved LEED certification.

Project challenges included beginning construction at the downturn of the building cycle, site issues including sink holes and significant amounts of rock, an extremely short 13-month design and construction window for a project of the overall size and scope.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

The project was a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Horse Park, local and state officials, and several varied end-users of the facility. Working together, the project team was able to secure funding and attract businesses and events to the region through the development of a versatile and user-friendly facility.

Project features include 5,700 stadium seats with 200 additional suite-level seats, a 9,400-SF event floor, a 20,000-SF concourse exhibition space, six concession stands, support facilities and on-site parking.

Project challenges included extensive steel work and an accelerated construction schedule to prepare for the opening of the World Equestrian Games in September of 2010.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for both phases of the construction of the new Business & Technology Center, including the new Center for Performing Arts, at Eastern Kentucky University.

The project was the result of a unique, collaborative planning and funding effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, the City of Richmond, the City of Berea, and Madison County.

Project features include a 2,100-seat Broadway capable and quality theatre, a fly system, a 60-foot stage and a configurable blackbox theatre with seating up to 250. It is the second largest theatre of its kind in Kentucky and will host series and special events annually.

Project challenges include construction on an active college campus in close proximity to existing facilities and students as well as fundraising efforts during a recession.

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