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Bringing Home the Gold at Brewery Park How to Manage Michigan’s Thorny Economy
RAISING THE R-VALUE
Historic Argonaut Building Gets Spray Foam Upgrade
SHADES OF GRAY
– WALNUT CREEK COUNTRY CLUB – COBO CENTER – GREENING THE ROOFING INDUSTRY
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12 Plante & Moran, PLLC Honored by CAM 13 NAWIC Sponsors Block Kids Competition 14 CAM 59th Annual Doubles Classic Tournament Recap 15 Energy Efficiency + Good Chemistry = Business Success2
CAM Member Energy Shield Pioneers Energy-Efficient Spray Foam
29 WH Canon’s Green Thumb
Bringing Home the Gold at Brewery Park
32 How Does Your Garden Grow?
How the Green Industry is Managing Michigan’s Thorny Economy
CONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHT 34 Hello Gorgeous
Madonna University Franciscan Center for Science and Media
ROOFING 19 Starting with a Clean Slate
Walnut Creek Country Club Installs New 30,000-Square-Foot Slate Roofing System
24 Over the Head and Under the Hood
Repairs and Maintenance Atop Cobo Center
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They have proudly provided their customers with uncompromising quality. such as little league and charity organizations. For more information. • Inner Circle of Quality Award The Inner Circle of Quality Award is earned by those Master Contractors who demonstrate long-standing quality execution.” said Mike Vall. and have a fleet of trucks known far and wide for their red and cream colored exteriors. Congratulations on the past. UltraPly™ TPO.S. “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® 8 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 . is celebrating their 50th year in business.2. a third generation owner. Working in the family business for years. which awards roofing firms who accumulate the highest level of Quality Points. Inc. Inc. The 2010 Master Contractors have collectively installed nearly 2. consistent professionalism and a commitment to Firestone’s strict standards of installation excellence. CAM Member Montgomery & Sons.com Complete magazines online at your fingertips.0 or less. Inc. UNA-CLAD™ metal and asphalt-based roofing system installations. • President’s Club Award In addition to Master Contractor status. By 1970 their operation had grown to include 17 trucks.. painted it red. maintaining at least 2 million square feet of Firestone roofs under warranty and achieving an annual Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) of 2. With a bit of money from their father. please visit the Firestone website at www. Established in 1960. Prior to beginning the business. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. HONESTY.firestonebpco. Montgomery & Sons. hired their first employee. Canada and Mexico. They employ over 25 estimators. the Master Contractor program honors exceptional roofing firms for achieving Firestone’s high criterion of quality installations and workmanship. and began doing small repair jobs on homes in the Pontiac area. workmanship and service for the last 50 years. The company has successfully run under three generations by following four simple principles: PRIDE. 19 employees and an office and workshop on M-59 in Waterford. Inc.3. 50 years.cammagazineonline.” Three unique industry awards are presented to this distinguished group of contractors based on Firestone’s stringent criteria: • Master Contractor Award Firestone-licensed roofing contractors annually attain Master Contractor status based on total square footage and Quality Points accumulated in the course of receiving exceptional inspection ratings on Firestone Red Shield™ warranted RubberGard™ EPDM. they went into business for themselves. Contractors qualify for this distinction by achieving 2010 Master Contractor status. The ceremony honored 261 commercial roofing contractors throughout the U. Firestone recognized 35 exceptional firms as winners of the President’s Club Award and 158 as recipients of the Inner Circle of www. Montgomery & Sons. That's why Montgomery & Sons.INDUSTRY NEWS Quality Award... installing a minimum of four warranted Firestone roofs in each of the last five years. Tony was elevated to job estimator and supervisor in 1989. bought a truck. continues to provide customers with superior service and quality from his 15.com. “To attain this accolade in the commercial roofing industry during this lull in the economy should provide building owners the confidence that their roofs have been installed by a truly skilled roofing professional. the company is a premier commercial and residential general contractor specializing in insurance repairs. “Firestone congratulates the 2010 Master Contractors for their dedication to roofing system excellence and their first-rate industry performance. has been a sponsor of local activities. Get your FREE online subscription today. president of Firestone Building Products. LLC..000-square-foot facility in Orion. Through boom times and bust. brothers Bob and Deni Montgomery were working at their father's collision shop in Pontiac. recently held the 2010 Master Contractor Award ceremony at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort in Cancun. Orion-based Montgomery & Sons. Mexico. craftsmen and office staff.4 billion square feet of warranted Firestone roofing systems during the last year in new and re-roof applications. Inc. Today. Celebrates 50th Anniversary This year. The firm also believes that a commitment to helping build a strong community is the responsibility of any small business. and in 2007 became sole owner of Montgomery & Sons. Inc. 1. the top 35 roofing firms attain membership in the coveted 2010 President’s Club. Click Firestone Presents 2010 Master Contractor Award to Industry’s Best Firestone Building Products Company. Tom Montgomery. has been a steady presence in the community. Established in 1988. since their beginning in 1960. Business grew rapidly and the brothers’ reputation for quality work led to larger jobs and a focus on insurance claims and fire and windstorm repairs. and OWNERSHIP. guarantees to hold themselves to the highest standards of professionalism. The Firestone QIR measures each contractor’s quality performance based on warranty repair incidences per million square feet under warranty. Tony Montgomery. and the next.
He is also a member of the Heart of Michigan Branch The 2010 USGBC West Michigan Chapter Board also includes: Officers: • Chair . P. community development manager at Soil and Materials Engineers. Send your remarks to: CAM Magazine 43636 Woodward Ave.Nick Carlson . local) for mixed-use. and Chair of the Advocacy.cammagazineonline. At SME. Green Building Council (USGBC) West Michigan Chapter has announced its 2010 Board of Directors.Steelcase Corporation • Brian Schultz . • James Russell .Suite1200. He has served on the USGBC West Michigan Board since 2007 and is the Chapter’s Advocacy Chair. OAklAND COmpANIES 888WestBigBeaverRoad.Fishbeck.Owens Ames Kimball • James McCarty .Cornerstone Architects • Steve Price. For more information on SME. (SME). Steve Willobee.sme-usa.net Ph(248)647-2500•Fax(248)647-4689 Visit us online at www.S.Michigan48084 www.C. please visit www. Willobee.Nichols Paper and Supply • Treasurer .F. LEED AP. state. Box 3204 Bloomfield Hills.Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids Board Members: • Scott Whisler .Troy.(HOMB) Steering Committee. Education and Resources Subcommittee for the USGBC Mid-Michigan Branch.oaklandcompanies.O. Sr. . Steve specializes in packaging and negotiating financial incentives (federal. LEED AP Elected Vice Chair of USGBC West Michigan Chapter The U. commercial.org. With over 10 years of experience.com CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 9 .Grand Valley State University Speak Up! The Editors of CAM Magazine invite comments from our readers.Grand Rapids Community College For more information about USGBC’s West Michigan chapter. please visit www.com INSURANCE BONDING INTEGRITY•COMMITMENT•SECURITY Our primary Client Goals: protect Your Assets • Control Your Costs • provide Exceptional Service ISO 9001:2000 Certified Co. was elected Vice Chair. Willobee helps governmental and private clients secure financial incentives and address federal. industrial.Renae Hesselink . Inc.com. Steven L. MI 48302-3204 Or email us at: editor@cam-online. Moran • Kris Ford . downtown revitalization and residential developments throughout the Midwest. state and local requirements associated with redevelopment projects.usgbcwm. Thompson Carr & Huber • Heather DeKorte .Elzinga and Volkers • Secretary . alternative energy.Earl Eddy .
MI 48152 Ph: 248. Harold passed away at the age of 63 on February 12. for 58 years. His glory years were at Palmer Equipment and all that he was able to accomplish through hard work and consistent dedication. by building On Target.4900 Fx: 248. boston tile (313) 535-7700 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® 10 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 . in 1964 and was nationally recognized as a leader in his field. textured or smooth. – 1931 . passed away on March 3. interior or exterior. On Budget. Gloria (nee Lamberti). 8 Mile Road Livonia. John was a pioneer in the demolition and environmental industry.2010 John Adamo Sr. He will be missed by all who knew him as he was a fine person and an excellent employee. John was married to his wife. and four grandchildren. Detroit. In 1977. They had three children and several grandchildren. passed away on February 27. Grosse Pointe Farms resident Douglas Fergusson Roby. 2010 at the age of 79.INDUSTRY NEWS IN MEMORIAM John Adamo Sr.4901 www. exotic or conservative.. On Time. Jr. plain or colorful. 2010. he purchased Palmer Equipment Company. We’ve earned a reputation for keeping construction costs under control. Harold donated his time and handcrafted items to various organizations for the benefit of needy children. Jr. 2010.478. where he served for 13 years. He sold the company in 1999. Doug was married to Mary McKean Roby. He founded Adamo Demolition Company. Harold Wayne Rogers 1946 . CONTROL YOUR CONSTRUCTION COSTS. heavy or light. HELP GREEN YOUR BUILDING THICK OR THIN DETROIT TERRAZZO CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION artisan tile (810) 220-2370 G 2401 W. siblings. Inc. He is survived by his children.engineeredbuildingsmi. Douglas Fergusson Roby.2010 Harold Rogers has been a part of the construction industry for the past 46 years. and also served as a past Director on the CAM Board of Directors. no matter what your flooring requirement is terraZZo has the answer. He was also a longtime member of CAM and a proud inductee in the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame. He worked for various companies as he advanced himself from Union Carpenter to Superintendent and ultimately to Project Manager for Doring.478. In his spare time.com terraZZo can be thick or thin. They had three children and several grandchildren. Doug was a longtime member of CAM.
Director of Safety and Education Services have never been hesitant to call myself a Safety Geek. Construction is a dangerous business fraught with all manners of Joseph M. or do we put ourselves in those positions? As an example. To find out more about this opportunity. Is it merely coincidence. I see and hear of accidents or close calls that are caused by people being “in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a wise safety professional friend of mine always says.com. I have had the opportunity to interact with a more diverse number of contractors. Time and time again. I’ve often said that accidents have two things in common: they happen very quickly and they’re irreversible. on-site Focus Four safety training under our Grant from MIOSHA. as all are.” Let’s stop ringing the bell. What I have come to learn from I spending time with them is that we seem to be our own worst enemies. and for that I make no apologies. You can also visit our website at www.” for instance.com. we can significantly lower the risk of an injury or fatality from a cave-in. please contact me at 248-972-1141 or at forgue@cam-online. Forgue Director of Safety & hazards. It is imperative that we are not only aware of our surroundings and the activities around us.SAFETY TOOL KIT Safety – Not a Spectator Sport By Joe Forgue. Safety is an interactive sport. Visit us online at www. However. I’ve talked to road builders. working in a trench is inherently dangerous. among others.cam-online. HVAC contractors. that is destined to collapse. So why would we work in a trench. environmental contractors and general contractors. sitting by and letting common sense take care of it only creates unpleasant war stories for training. As the demand for our Focus Four training increases. I don’t buy that and never have.com CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 11 . I am also a realist. If we use some sort of protective system. “You can’t un-ring the bell. but that we take immediate corrective action when we find ourselves in a bad situation.cammagazineonline. without this protection? Is this being in the wrong place at the wrong time? I often hear people say that safety is merely common sense. some Education Services obvious and some not so obvious. Remember CAMSAFETY is offering free.
INDUSTRIAL • COMMERCIAL • MUNICIPAL We Are A Complete Demolition Contractor & Can Fulfill Any of Your Project Needs Complete & Selective Demolition • Structural Tipping Strip-Outs for Structural Renovation • Equipment Removal Site Cleanup • Implosions & Hazardous Waste Removal Latest Equipment • Highly Skilled Personnel LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED w w w. P CAM MAGAZINE “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® . CAM extends its thanks. PLLC. Andy Martin. Conducted every other year. PLLC Honored by CAM The 2010 CAM Board of Directors. a longtime CAM Member. a leading accounting and auditing consulting firm headquartered in Southfield. O . c o m 3 8 0 L A K E N E P E S S I N G R D • P. appreciation. from left): CAM President Kevin Koehler. produced. Plante & Moran Partner Tom Doyle. Those who respond are professional contractors and owners. Plante & Moran. assisted by CAM President Kevin Koehler. and distributed each year by the team of Kevin Koehler. and Alyson Purgiel. The Biennial Business Survey is created. CAM Director of Publishing Amanda Tackett. CAM 2010 Chairman of the Board.0 3 0 7 Toll Free 12 800-664-3697 • Fax 810-664-6053 MAY 2010 lante & Moran. along with the Biennial Business Survey Team (in front. n a d c 1 .CAM 2010 Chairman Andy Martin congratulates award recipients Tom Doyle and Alyson Purgiel of Plante & Moran. the Biennial Business Survey reflects the current health of the commercial Michigan construction industry. a senior marketing consultant at Plante & Moran. and Amanda Tackett. involved in the construction industry on a daily basis. and Plante & Moran Senior Marketing Consultant Alyson Purgiel. was recently honored at CAM’s March 23. CAM director of publishing. PLLC on receiving this Award and Commendation. has partnered with CAM for the past several years in producing the Biennial Business Survey. On hand to accept the award were Tom Doyle. and congratulations to Plante & Moran. Plante & Moran. North American Dismantling Corp. PLLC. 2010 Board Meeting with an Outstanding Industry Partner Award and Resolution of Commendation. presented the Award and Commendation. B O X 3 0 7 L A P E E R . M I 4 8 4 4 6 . Tom Doyle. Alyson Purgiel. a partner and industry group leader for the real estate and construction practice at Plante & Moran.
A. The first. Third grader Kapiolani Williams won first place.cammagazineonline. and training to be productive and qualified for all roofing and waterproofing systems. It is designed to make children aware of the construction industry and promote an interest in future career possibilities. Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 149 Industrial • Commercial • Institutional Roofers & Waterproofers of Local 149 have the skill.P./U. February 25. T United Union of Roofers. Professionals from the local industry volunteered their time to judge each of the projects.S. knowledge.com CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 13 . The national Block Kids Building Program is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations. respectively. Traverse City Office/Fax (989) 786-4209 Office (248) 543-3847 Fax (248) 543-3871 Port Huron Office (313) 961-6093 Fax (313) 961-7009 Local 149 Apprentice School Visit us online at www.NAWIC Sponsors Block Kids Competition he Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) sponsored its 16th Annual Block Kids Building Competition at Detroit Edison Public School Academy (D. All the children enjoyed pizza for lunch and received gift bags for participating. second and third place winners were awarded $100. $75.P.A.E.P. a small rock.00. 2010. selected 60 second and third graders to participate in this year’s competition. a short string.00.00 and $25. Serving these areas of Michigan Detroit/Metro Office (313) 961-6093 Fax (313) 961-7009 Mid-Michigan Office (810) 687-1368 Fax (810) 687-2647 Northern Mich.S.E. and a rectangular piece of aluminum foil to construct a project within a one-hour time frame.) on Thursday. Each student used 70 connecting blocks. D.
The Tournament High Series of 801 was rolled by Terry Scheuher. Tom Templin. of The Mitzel Agency. Each team received a handicap of 100% of the difference from 400. February 27th at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park. Jim Meade. This year’s highlights included the Tournament High Games of 289 by Dave Foster and Sean Scheuher. Joe Murphy. Inc. help makes the tournament a success. February 26th. Sr. also with Detroit Elevator. Both Matthew and Eric were among over 350 bowlers at the annual event.Kevin Koehler. Competition in this tournament was guided by each participant’s highest USBC Average. Thomas Hamill Michael Rankin Walter Knapp Daniel Antonelli Roger Troke Ramon Gomez Jeffrey Ellenwood Scott Sharpe 1st Place Team Eric Gibbons and Matthew Rutkowski Prize Winners / Partners Matthew Rutkowski Richard Wojtylko Donne Belisle Brian Zieman Jerry Choate Andrew Kijorski John Dobies Gary Pachota Abraham Lopez Robert Kowalski Kevin Sharpe Mark your calendars for next year’s tournament! The 60th Annual CAM Men’s Doubles Classic will be held at Thunderbowl Lanes on Saturday. Each team was also given one deck of playing cards. as listed in the 2008-2009 Yearbook. The donated prizes are always a highlight of the day. and with the support of the members that donate each year. held on Saturday.Ron Riegel. Mitzel expressed his deep thanks to all of the companies that donated a total of 80 door prizes for the event. “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® 14 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 . Vice Chairman . and members Larry Bowman. both with Detroit Elevator Company.John Giannotta. began the awards ceremony and the door prize drawings. The prize check ratio this year was 1-4. At 4:30 pm Tournament Director Ron Mitzel. with low in the money at 1242. Bowlers began checking in for lane assignments at 10:30 am. Andy Privette. Treasurer .59th Annual Doubles Classic Tournament Recap ongratulations go out to Matthew Rutkowski and Eric Gibbons for winning the 59th Annual CAM Men's Doubles Classic with a score of 1482. George Krappitz. Secretary . the Doubles Classic C Committee includes: Chairman . Clinton Township. Close behind with a 288 was Jason Pretari of Ventcon. on games of 279-278-244. 2011.Greg Andrzejeski. TOP 10 FINAL RESULTS: CAM 59TH ANNUAL MEN’S DOUBLES BOWLING CLASSIC Place 1 1482 2 1418 3 1410 4 1381 5 1354 6 1347 7 1334 8 1330 9 1328 10 1320 Tie 1320 Score Eric Gibbons Steve Sipos Don Belisle. The two men bowled with Liberty Fire Protection. Tournament bowling began promptly at Noon and was followed by a buffet dinner in the Thunderbowl dining hall. Mark Crull. and Roger Troke. In addition to Tournament Director Ron Mitzel. Vince Finazzo. At the conclusion of the day’s events. all registered bowlers were invited to stay and join in a variety of card games. compliments of the CAM Doubles Committee.
Louis (Lou) Kurtz. both of Detroit. As energy concerns mount.com CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 15 .000 pounds of spray foam into the historic Argonaut Building.000 pounds of spray foam to the historic Argonaut Building in Detroit. Inc. and Bayseal Roofing Systems. Shown left to right in the photo directly below: Francisco Ramirez. “In the last two to three years. DEPLOYING THE ENERGY SHIELD Energy Shield brought over three decades of experience to the colossal 11-story Argonaut Building.MEMBER F EATU R E aving good chemistry . we have been seeing a tremendous increase in activity for perimeter insulation of spray foam.. Enter Dave Fritzinger. Energy Shield recently completed its largest and most significant perimeter insulation project in 2009. but it has never been as large a market as roofing. market in the late 1960s. and Duane Adkins.S. Carlos Vela. and the televised fireside chats of a sweater-clad Jimmy Carter encouraging the nation to dial down the heat. Introduced into the U.” H The Energy Shield team applied over 100.000square-foot structure now housing the College for Creative Studies’ A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit’s New Center area. a chemist with a thorough knowledge of urethane chemistry. Again in the forefront. Chris Champion. a growing number of architects are specifying spray foam for this expanded use. energy-efficient spray foam gained momentum in the 1970s – a decade marked by the Arab Oil Embargo. before “flying Visit us online at www.cammagazineonline.” said Fritzinger. followed by a stint with Bee Chemical in Chicago and Detroit. Energy Shield remains one of the few certified spray foam contractors in Michigan. the American Air Barrier Association. a 760. He joined this emerging market. the emergence of the energy crisis. Fritzinger began his own career as a paint chemist with Sherwin Williams in the 1960s. first working with Foam Seal in Oxford and then forming Energy Seal with a business partner in 1974. a Pontiac spray polyurethane foam contractor that has been in business for over 30 years. “It has been used in walls all along. Energy Shield is beginning to apply this product as perimeter insulation. president of Energy Shield. becoming one of the earliest spray foam contractors to begin applying this energyefficient material formulated to lower energy costs and increase building occupant comfort with the ease of donning a warm wool sweater. Aaron Davenport.is behind the success of Energy Shield. The firm pumped over 100. Energy Shield is actually certified by three different organizations: the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance. person and product .. The building's 3-inch layer of new foam provides an Rvalue of 21 to this historic structure recently revitalized by the design and construction team of Walbridge and Albert Kahn Associates. he entered the spray foam market.in this case the right mix of market. Inc. With the training of a chemist and the instincts of a businessman.
but the resulting energy savings offer a good return on investment.951 ccf. This is done by scarifying the top layer. for a grand total of 150. the firm’s portfolio ranges from a sprinkling of hospitals and bowling alleys to schools in Novi. Mary’s Preparatory Academy.” said Fritzinger. in Romulus. while others are manufactured from oils derived from soybeans. 16 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® . effectively blocking water leaks and air drafts. Used for LEED credits.. Approximately 10 to 20 percent of the polyols have an agricultural The Energy Shield crew studied 13 different safety modules and worked the afternoon and evening shifts to successfully complete its work on the Argonaut Building. “Another client.000 ccf of gas.8 to 7 per inch as compared to most conventional insulation materials' typical R value of 3. Inc. In addition. The benefits of Bayer's chemistry include a product with a rapid cure rate of 30 to 45 seconds post application and the ability to easily isolate and repair any damaged roof area. Header Products. beginning shortly before installation of its spray foam roof in 1984. including an ozone-friendly blowing agent). cut their heat bill almost in half. spray foam is a highly efficient insulator. metal and other roofing surfaces. Application of spray foam to the existing metal roof of the City of Plymouth’s Department of Municipal Services building resulted in a 30 percent reduction in gas consumption based on a comparison of the baseline year of 2000 to 2005. the spray foam is applied to either the structural roof deck or to an existing roofing system. “We feel the additional comfort both in summer and winter. “We will go directly over the old roof.” Teal Electric Co.MEMBER F EATU R E component such as sugar beets. With a spray foam roof. Byron and Ubly. THE BAYER FACTS It all began with Otto Bayer. “We actually go directly on top of a metal roof.25 times higher in cost. along with the energy savings. only those areas that have been damaged need repair. then re-foaming these areas only. but we have to clean the surface and solo” with the official launch of Energy Shield in 1978. Because of spray foam application.) According to Teal’s testimonial letter. The location of the repair zone is selfcontained. and therefore. Energy Shield has installed this uber-efficient insulation on the roofs of about 40 post offices across Southeast Michigan. Minimal waste is taken to a landfill. (A furnace upgrade in 2000 saved another 26.” said Fritzinger. The product is also very sustainable. Spray-applied polyurethane foam is the result of the reaction of two components: an Acomponent (polymeric isocyanate) and an R-component (a blend of polyols and other materials. the expertise of Energy Shield has reduced the collective energy bills of Southeast Michigan businesses and municipalities through application of spray foam to flat. Teal tracked its natural gas consumption from 1982 to 2007. not laterally across the roof. the old roof and insulation is removed and then disposed in a landfill.8 to 4 per inch. Spray polyurethane foam seals the building. a German chemist who discovered polyurethane chemistry in the mid-‘30s. In a conventional re-roof application. “The energy savings are tremendous. Flint. Municipal roofs include Royal Oak’s City Hall and Saginaw’s historic Water Works Building.000 ccf. as well as work for Adat Shalom and Orchard Lake St. because water will not migrate through the closed-cell structure. however. The entire roof is then recoated with a rubber membrane and lightweight granules.” Spray foam roofing tends to be 1. Troy. sugar cane or corn. First. a year with nearly identical demands for heat-load based on the heating degree days. justifies the difference in price. having an R value of 6. Teal estimates the company saved about 125. is another satisfied client. For decades. A typical sprayfoam roof consists of three layers.
but for the first time. The modules included asbestos awareness as a precaution in case the crew encountered any potentially remaining asbestos. “We are continuing to invest in the spray foam roofing market. The Argonaut Building's interior was essentially stripped down to the exterior bare walls. Spray foam insulation is slated for perimeter installation in four new elementary schools in Toledo. Fall protection was thoroughly planned to help the crew safely navigate large access openings temporarily created on every floor.” Secondly. Energy Shield has already applied spray foam perimeter insulation to several prominent Michigan buildings.5 million expansion calls for spray foam perimeter insulation during construction of five new barracks. 21st century. including Oakland University’s retrofit of Kresge Library and a newly constructed MDOT facility in Pontiac. third party engineering consultant firm to inspect every spray foam roof installation upon completion and at periodic intervals over the life of the warranty. we are seeing spray foam perimeter insulation in the specifications on a broader scale. two in Cleveland. CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 17 . RENAISSANCE IN THE WALL All the benefits of spray foam roofing insulation are beginning to infiltrate perimeter insulation. “There is a great deal of quality control built into the system if you have a certified contractor and foam mechanics. Energy Shield is currently bidding on school projects throughout Ohio and one in Michigan. and one near Lima.make sure its is sound and stable. Each Energy Shield installation is in the able hands of foam mechanics trained and certified by the Spray Foam Alliance or Bayseal." Camp Grayling’s current $1. "Roofing and perimeter insulation are the two primary growth areas in the spray foam market." said Fritzinger.” Fritzinger added. The third and final layer protects the foam from ultraviolet degradation by applying a final layer of silicon rubber or paint. Energy Shield’s five to seven person crew aided in turning the building originally constructed in two phases in 1928 and 1936 . Bayseal also uses an independent. the spray foam is applied to a thickness of 1. Beyond bidding projects. and two related buildings. providing an R-value of 21 to this historic structure.cammagazineonline. turning the interior into a blank canvas awaiting the application of spray foam. The crew first underwent extensive safety training. The Michigan project is an addition to Wylie Elementary School in Dexter.5 to 2 inches thick.com The Energy Shield team blanketed the Argonaut Building with a 3-inch layer of new foam. Lightweight granules are then broadcast into the coating to add reflectivity and skid resistance.into an energy-efficient structure capable of meeting the demands of the Visit us online at www. giving the roof an Rvalue of 14 at 2 inches. studying 13 different safety modules as part of project preparation. But the Argonaut Building in Detroit remains Energy Shield’s most extensive spray foam perimeter insulation project. originally constructed in two phases in 1928 and 1936. new officer quarters.
Of course.” said Fritzinger. but Fritzinger sees glimmers of hope in this rattled market sector. a seamless. Historically. large pipelines and similar components. “In our climate.” As a solution. particularly Ford Motor Co." Beyond commercial projects. “We had to assess the wall condition. beginning in about 2002 and only ending with the current halt in housing market expansion. but moisture cannot condense in spray foam insulation.MEMBER F EATU R E Each crew member had to wear full-body harnesses for fall protection in those areas. we get vapor drive from the inside out in the winter months. the owners and occupants of the Argonaut Building can enjoy the benefits of skillfully applied spray foam insulation. We couldn't tolerate having someone run over the hose with a dolly or any other similar situation. Energy Shield has performed a high volume of work for the automotive industry. 18 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® . “There is renewed interest at Ford. Today. Energy Shield insulated two large digesters for a facility in Warsaw. and in some cases. “We’ve also gotten calls from Delphi recently and at GM regarding roofs done in years past. the economic downturn has reduced demand in the automotive arena. Even though Energy Shield used winter-grade foams. Energy Shield is a union contractor that concentrates almost exclusively on commercial projects. Energy Shield is also witnessing an increased interest in spray foam perimeter applications in the residential market. warm the surface to make sure the foam would adhere properly. large processing vessels. “Spray foam serves as a vapor barrier. Although only 10 percent of its business. Energy Shield worked afternoon and evening shift from 3 to 11 p. We brought in barrels of chemicals. Energy Shield's other spray foam applications include sewerage and water treatment plants. Energy Shield insulates digester tanks. Working in winter presented its own list of concerns. Indiana and performed work at water treatment facilities in Toledo and Midland. fully adhered material with the ability to block drafts and moisture. Working with a host of other subcontractors presented another set of constraints.m. Last year.” Whatever the market sector.” he said.” said Fritzinger. Energy Shield definitely has the right mix of knowledge and experience to continue its pioneering efforts in the successful application of this energy-efficient system. “we had to be cognizant of the fact that the heaters might not completely heat every wall section. plus pumping equipment and hoses.
ROOFING The innovative installation method seen here reduces weight and cost – two factors that have kept real slate from being a viable option for many owners. but an innovative installation system reduces the total amount of material used to reduce weight and cost – two factors that have kept real slate from being a viable option for many owners. The attractive material essentially started with a clean slate at Walnut Creek Country Club. and a fairly new system expanded the list of replacement options to include a stately R material that might have seemed out of reach. eplacement was the only real option when roof leaks became apparent at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon. About 30. unburdened by many of the issues that would have forced design professionals to select from other materials in years past.000 square feet of 22-yearold cedar shake shingles were torn off. The project team. GAF-Elk TruSlate™ is made from genuine. hand-split quarried slate. led by roofing consultant “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® 19 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 .
COM 20 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® .O. The overlapping that is typically found on slate roofs was eliminated (right). Howell.ROOFING Multi-colored slates were placed in a random pattern at Walnut Creek Country Club (left).CEIGROUPLLC. MI 48844 WWW. COMMERCIAL ROOFING AND SHEET METAL CONTRACTOR COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL Maintenance • Repairs • Re-Roofing • New Construction Built-Up • Standing Seam • Singly-Ply • Modified Bitumen • Slate Tile • Composition & Wood Shingles • Metal Flashings 2010 Inner Circle Of Quality 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE “Built on Integrity. Box 200. Growing Through Service and Reliability” 517-548-0039 P.
With most slate applications. project manager for Royal Roofing. as water rolls into the vertical joints between the slates. Because of this. so even seasoned industry veterans will experience some breakage.” said Tim Young.com SALES ERECTIONS SHORING SWING STAGING SCAFFOLD PLANKS FALL PROTECTION TRAINING RENTALS DELIVERY SCAFFOLDING TRASH CHUTES EXPERT DESIGN AND SAFETY SERVICES Since 1952 1-800-693-1800 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 21 . “They actually made for an easier installation. there is a strong desire to achieve a chipped appearance along the cutting surface. but Young tasked his most trusted crew member with Visit us online at www.cammagazineonline.” Another advantage of the TruSlate system is that far less cutting is required. which precludes the use of a diamond blade. Slate is quite brittle.. there is another slate underneath to shed water. Installers have no need to walk on the slates. The slates just hang on a hook. The water runs onto the surface of the single-ply membrane that is placed between the courses of the slate. “Typically. GAF-ELK TRUSLATE Slate is an expensive and heavy material. but the total impact of these two realities is often multiplied because half of each slate is tucked underneath the slate above it. “Instead of having double coverage plus a head lap.” The system also facilitates installation from the top down. Instead each cut must be scored and broken by hand. instead of from the bottom up as is typically done. The battens and hangers also simplify the installation process. In this case. Inc. did not start the project with a clean slate – each had to contend with elevated expectations resulting from their outstanding track records in dealing with complex installations. “You do your layout with the battens and just drop the slate in.. General laborers could perform the remainder of the work. but he estimates only 20 percent were needed at Walnut Creek Country Club.. Orion. on typical slate roof. you wind up with single coverage plus a head lap. president of Roofing Technology Associates. which can cause damage.” explained Michael Mathers. up to 80 percent of workers on typical slate roofing projects must possess these rare skills. Most of the cutting was done around valleys and other special areas. as TruGrip™ battens and hangers hold each slate securely over a high-density polypropylene UV stabilized moisture barrier. most slate projects require a high ratio of skilled tradesworkers. Livonia.Roofing Technology Associates. Ltd. This overlapping is eliminated with TruSlate. and roofing contractor Royal Roofing Co. From Young’s experience. the spaces between the slates don’t have any slate underneath.
slate also brings stately sophistication to the Walnut Creek Country Club. but the roof also includes 25 percent eco green and 10 percent plum slates to captivate the eye. but the club still remained open each day and special events such as weddings and banquets had to be • Consulting and Technical Assistance to the Construction Industry To make sure your roof is installed or repaired correctly. Michigan 48150-1065 (734) 591-4444 • FAX (734) 591-1660 • E-mail: rta@rtaltd. We could have tried to open it up so it could vent.” The country club remained open during the work. Royal Roofing crews randomized the slates without letting the tedious task impact production. experience. but slate is a mainstay for upscale applications. 38031 Schoolcraft • Livonia. “The building was complex in that it had two different deck types – wood and Tectum. LTD. “We did a study of various options that would work on this particular project. little thought is paid to a roof… until it fails. as was done at Walnut Creek Country Club. I might have mixed up 40 squares of slate. “On a rain day. We couldn’t have a cold attic or the fire suppression system could freeze. • Roof Management Planning • Roof Evaluation • Roof Design and Consultation • Quality Assurance for New Construction and Reroofing • Litigation Assistance on Roofing Matters ROOFING TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES. like the TruSlate system. Most of the slates at the country club (65 percent) are slate gray. Owners can opt for the contemporary look of a single color. service. but all of the fire suppression system runs through the attic. Often. It could have been vented with some extensive effort. Naturally occurring minerals give slate a wide variety of colors. but some spaces have big attics. a roof is all that separates us from the elements. but a better option was to not worry about the vents and use a system where we didn’t need to have venting.ROOFING Over and above our heads.” The TruSlate system was not just ideal from a practical standpoint.” said Mathers. WALNUT CREEK COUNTRY CLUB Facility owners have many roofing options. “I was there for the detailed work. Many activities were winding down when the project began in October.rtaltd.” said Young.” he said.com Web site: www. There are cathedral ceilings in some parts of the country club. so workers always needed to be mindful of the owner’s needs. A number of roofing options were considered for Walnut Creek Country Club. so they would already be mixed when the crews worked on the roof. You can depend upon Roofing Technology Associates. All they needed to do was pull them off the pallet and put them on the roof. Both have rigid insulation on top. these challenges.com 22 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® . but TruSlate emerged as the best choice. you need a roof consultant who offers the knowledge. There was no venting in what existed originally. with OSB Board as a nailing surface. “I broke down how many pieces there were per square [an area of roofing equaling 100 square feet]. and integrity to go over and above your expectations. or present a more traditional appearance by placing multiple hues in a random pattern.
com weights about one-half of what a traditional slate system does. thereby ensuring that their reputations for quality will be set in stone. “There were also certain areas that we didn’t work in when we knew people would be around. The majority of the roof was steeply sloped. “We cleaned every day like we weren’t even there. The project team was able to evaluate this attractive material with a clean slate that was not affected by many of the considerations that often accompany slate roofs. so a train system of four-wheelers and dump carts was developed to bring debris out to dumpsters in nearby parking lots. The project team went to extraordinary lengths to clean up after each day’s work – even removing some scaffolding on a daily basis . a detailed evaluation of the existing roof structure was needed to determine the scope of work.and still finished in seven weeks. but then it just became habit. the building was also marked by a complex roof profile. so there are always deck repairs to be made by the time we get involved with the project.000 square feet.” None of this was needed because TruSlate Visit us online at www.” said Young. Only shingles over the steep roof areas. I went out and opened up two areas of the building all the way down to the bottom layer of plywood to see what was there. as much as 12 feet of rise for every 12 feet of run in some locations. a full week ahead of schedule. We had some drawings.cammagazineonline. Access was also complicated by landscaping and paver walkways around the building. “There were some leaks. “The weight of the system was critical because slate is quite heavy. can chisel the name Walnut Creek Country Club onto the long list of successes that each company possesses. CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 23 .” said Mathers. In this case. on the other hand. which was good because there were some real concerns about how complicated it could get if we had to start tearing off decking and insulation. Mathers also needed to assess the structure itself to determine its suitability for a slate roof.” he said. It took a couple days to get used to that. In addition to having two different types of roof surfaces. Most owners wait. “After the country club asked us to write the specification.” Before the team could put these good habits into practice.accommodated. but there were also some significant flat roof areas. were replaced. The analysis performed by Roofing Technology Associates focused on the sloped roof areas.” In addition to determining where repairs might be necessary. a total of about 30. but we would have needed to do more investigation and likely install new structural elements to use a standard slate system. “We also didn’t have adequate drawings for the structural engineer. we didn’t have any. but they weren’t extensive by any means. Members of the project team. as flat roof areas were sound and are almost invisible to a person standing at ground level.
LLC. ROOFING REQUIREMENTS From a roofing standpoint. The roof was in fair shape overall.ROOFING Over the Head and Under the Hood A considerable amount of roof work was needed to get the Cobo Center ready for the 2010 North American International Auto Show. these were primarily “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® 24 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 . getting the Cobo Center ready for the Auto Show was primarily a maintenance project.. so they focus on reliability.680 square feet. so the portion needing general maintenance and wall flashing repairs was divided into four sections totaling 4. Both put hours of hard work into things that few people will see. Miller.. also played a key role. Although leaks were an issue. Howell. Detroit. led the project team. Associate Editor G Photos Courtesy of CEI Michigan. By David R. Inc.000 square feet of roofing over an elevator tower on the southwest side of the building needed replacement. Construction manager Jenkins Construction. People only tend to think about the roof over their heads or the engine under their hoods when some sort of problem occurs. Inc. so roofing contractor CEI Michigan. but a considerable amount of roof work was necessary. LLC oofing contractors and automotive engineers have a few things in common. and architect SDG Associates. The often-overlooked genius that propels the automotive industry was recently celebrated at the 2010 North American R International Auto Show. Detroit. but cars never could have taken center stage at Cobo Center until an unseen team of construction professionals gathered together to ready the facility for the harsh spotlight of international attention. Roofers and engineers would rather avoid this type of attention. Only about 1.
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MI 48213 26 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® .” Since the roof replacement would only take about a week. “I don’t think the average roofer is necessarily a repair person. “The parking deck drainage system needed quite a bit of work. In fact.” Estimators for CEI also made contact with the right people when they attended the two pre-bid meetings that gave them an ample opportunity to assess conditions. but Jenkins [Construction] knew what was going on. 5641 CONNER • DETROIT. with only one week available for the roof replacement portion of the project. or the average repair person in necessarily a construction roofer. so we needed a foreman who works with those types of projects.S. so they provided us with keys and put us in touch with the right people. The amount of time available during this critical week was further shortened by events at the nearby Joe Louis Arena. “It was more of a repair and maintenance project from the beginning. This was never a temptation for CEI. PROJECT CONSIDERATIONS The Cobo Center project was far from the largest job ever landed by CEI. HENRY FORD ESTATE ENRY ORD STATE NEW CRANBROOK OBSERVATORY AYNE TATE ONSTELLE HEATER WAYNE STATE BONSTELLE THEATER CRANBROOK KINGSWOOD STATE CAPITOL SPECIALIZING IN THE CONSULTING. SLATE AND CLAY TILE CASS SHEET METAL (313) 571. as the firm has a long history of meeting challenging production schedules without cutting corners on safety.” said David Rosiek. We had to coordinate access to the ramps and our work areas. but the combination of a tight work schedule and the multitude of small tasks that needed to be done made it a more complicated undertaking than one would anticipate. so access to the roof was barricaded. “Coordination between the different contractors who needed access to the Cobo roof was a challenge. CEI performed over 600 hours of work at Cobo Center without a single time loss incident. All roofing work was completed within about a month-and-a-half. COPPER ROOFING. DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF ARCHITECTURAL SHEET METAL WORK.C. Finding a foreman with the proper skills was crucial. exactly as the largely anonymous contractors had intended. but who could also handle the reroofing portion of the job. which put these repairs outside the scope of work performed by CEI.A. as no work could take place on nights when the Red Wings took to the ice. Auto Show visitors had little reason to think about the roof above as they experienced the glitz and glamour inside.S. Even though this process prevented unpleasant surprises in the field.” said Rosiek. service manager for CEI.ROOFING because of issues with the drainage and gutter systems. some contractors might have considered performing the work as quickly as possible without being hampered by full-arrest fall protection system required by MIOSHA. Work site access during this stage of project was more carefully orchestrated than the most practiced penalty kill formations. They were kept warm and dry. there were still a number of operational issues to contend with. CEI recently became the only roofing contractor in Michigan to earn a Leadership in Safety Award from insurance provider CNA.
namely DOW Roofing and Durolast." Roofing contractors. Kremposky he Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CEIR) officially opened its doors in March 2008 to aid the roofing industry in transitioning to the new "brave green world. D. highperformance roof systems. or a minimum of $20. GAF Materials Corp. and advocacy. executive director of the Washington.000 over the course of five years. Roofing contractors include Tecta America. "We serve as a forum to draw together all the different segments of the roofing industry to the common cause of promoting roofing knowledge and the development and use of environmentally responsible. and Advanced Green Technologies." Large roofing manufacturers include two Michigan-based companies." "Our organization grew out of a belief that there was a market transformation underway towards an era in which green building would increasingly become the norm in purchase decisions within the construction industry." said Craig Silvertooth. "We are examining some of the challenges associated with incorporating some of these new technologies." said Silvertooth. to help establish the Center. an offshoot of Advanced Roofing .one of the top ten in the nation.G R E E N P R I N T T H E F U T U R E F O R Helping the Roofing Industry GO GREEN By Mary E. the fifth largest roofing contractor. DRI. and vegetated roofing. Founding members have made a five-year commitment. Under the research umbrella. and Johns Manville.C. Derbigum. Tremco. "the research committee's purpose is to identify critical research needs for the industry and to Visit us online at www.com serve as an information clearinghouse. pledging a minimum of $100. "They continue to be our largest contributor. having made a pledge of a million dollars towards the establishment of CEIR and then for use over a five-year period." CEIR has a monthly member newsletter to disseminate information and maintains a strong advocacy presence in CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 27 . Other roofing manufacturers include Carlisle.000 annually. such as solar. the largest roofing contractor in the country." said Silvertooth. leading manufacturers of roofing materials. information dissemination. and the National Roofing Contractors Association provided funding to launch this new organization. We actually commission research and have companies conduct research and development to better define the challenges and available opportunities in this area. T R&A: RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY CEIR activities include research. Nation's Roof. reflective roof membranes.-based non-profit 501(c)(6) group. "Firestone Building Products provided a large component of our resources early on.cammagazineonline..
"It is an assessment system also to compare alternative sustainable roofing strategies. We would have no problem with incorporating it into their existing system. because LEED is a bundled or whole building design system. House of Representatives that would provide a 30 percent tax credit for roof systems that meet certain thermal insulation or R values. "Our system could potentially reach 100 percent of the roofing market. There is about 4 billion square feet of commercial roofing installed every year." The sunny states of California." said Silvertooth. 28 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® . durability and life-cycle management. but they understand very little about the need to maintain the integrity of the roof system. innovation in roofing. because new construction tapered off due to the difficulty of businesses in getting credit." said Silvertooth. Last year. Silvertooth explains the driving force behind the rating system. "We are also reaching out to regulators to see how we can steer R & D dollars from the federal government into the roofing industry." added Silvertooth. We’ve had a fair amount of success in this area." The rating system will grant points in five categories or "buckets. the program will offer photovoltaic certification for rooftop installers." said Silvertooth. LAUNCHING ROOFPOINT In 2010." said Silvertooth. Arizona. CEIR was instrumental in introducing proposed legislation last year into the U. CEIR is nearing the launch of two initiatives that Silvertooth believes "will become our signature activities as an organization. "We have designed our program that it could fit seamlessly with the LEED program." said Silvertooth." CEIR hopes to formulate and release RISE certification in 2011.ROOFING G R E E N P R I N T T H E F U T U R E "When a roof fails. D." added Silvertooth. This recently formed organization is helping guide the roofing industry through the "green" paradigm shift occurring throughout the design and construction industry. Our goal is to have a final guideline by the end of fall 2010. In an alternative energy development closer to home." said Silvertooth. Called RISE.S. CEIR is also engaged in dialogue with the AIA. BOMA. and materials management. "The utility would then be obligated to buy electricity from the building owner at a certain rate. "they have to establish a strong business presence in Florida. the system will help in the selection of the optimal roof system for a particular building and climate." said Silvertooth. If Michigan roofing contractors want to catch the solar wave in sunny Florida." CEIR has spent the last year developing a rating system for roofs that would allow stakeholders within the industry and end users to make better purchase decisions and specifications regarding a roof. As part of its advocacy mission. Silvertooth provides an example of a feed-in tariff in action. The Center is also working with federal procurement protocols." Replacing the roof leaves billions of square feet of roofing retrofits outside the purview of any rating system." said Silvertooth. because Florida has some of the most rigorous standards for operation. "Our goal is to try to steer the government into being a first adopter on many of these environmentally friendly technologies and products. "The total inventory of low sloped commercial roofing in North America is currently 50 to 55 billion square feet. Roofing Contractors Association. RISE AND SHINE CEIR's second 2010 initiative is being developed in concert with the National F O R Washington. In a normal year. wind or other renewable energy equipment on his/her rooftop and begin producing energy. our research committee will assimilate all the responses received and incorporate as deemed appropriate. as well as the environmental community. a "bucket" inclusive of recycling concerns. or Rooftop Integrated Solar Energy. "The rating system is a technology-neutral system designed to provide a selection of roof systems that maximize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact. whereas the LEED™ program misses the retrofit market.C. A typical building has several roofs replaced over its life span." As one success. Texas and Florida are most active in the solar arena. the percent of retrofits was probably 90 to 95 percent. building owners usually do not replace all the other elements of a building. "it has received a great deal of attention from many American companies and roofing contractors who are looking to start doing business in Ontario. and other industry groups. Because the Ontario rate is generous. "We are reaching out to end-user communities such as hotels and restaurants. "One of the reasons for focusing on solar installation is the rising number of bid requests and requests for proposals that are beginning to include certified installers as a prerequisite for winning the bid. the province of Ontario in Canada has recently adopted a generous feed-in tariff. At that point." said Silvertooth." CEIR has developed and distributed a RoofPoint guideline for review." Overall. the Department of Energy channeled stimulus funds to Oak Ridge National Laboratories for use in researching the environmental benefits of different types of roofing materials. "We are finding that some businesses entering the solar installation game may understand electricity and understand how to do wiring on a solar project. "There is a great deal of enthusiasm associated with solar energy and a 30 percent federal tax credit for installation of these materials. "We did a soft launch of the program at the International Roofing Expo® in New Orleans in February 2010. The other categories include water management." the largest one being for energy management. basically a means of encouraging renewable energy production. about 3 billion or 75 percent are roof replacements. We will then go through a second comment period. An owner of a warehouse could install solar. "We see an immediate market need for solar certification. "We took it out to other trade associations and stakeholders for comment beginning on March 1 and concluding on April 15. CEIR is definitely rising to the occasion with its broad perspective and its far-reaching activities that promise to influence the course of the industry as it moves into the "green" economy.
With its precision-trimmed privet hedges and splashes of colorful flowerbeds. manager of WH Canon's maintenance division. equipped with a striping kit or roller. In season. WH Canon's high-quality mowers. edging. forming an umbrella of leaves over Brewery Park Boulevard's central walkway. the owner of the company. and we use highly trained personnel who are able to compensate or adjust for any undulations in the ground. was an integral part of the landscape's original installation as part of the former Reinhold Vidosh team. William Canon. continue the site's tradition of quality landscaping. This picture-perfect lawn is probably the envy of many a commercial development." said McDonald. Because the view would reveal the smallest imperfections in the lawn. TURF WARS The expert mark of WH Canon's green thumb is clearly visible from Crain Communications. WH Canon has been maintaining this high-profile property near Detroit's historic Eastern Market for a total of four years. "We obtain extremely crisp. In fact. the seven-acre corporate office park still hosts over 40 mature Pin Oaks planted when Stroh's beer was the fire-brewed beverage of choice. The company behind this perfectly manicured and meticulously groomed corporate garden is the WH Canon Company B of Romulus. the lush grounds of the former brewery have been part of the City for over 80 years. WH Canon maintains turf lines in a perfect pattern of uniformly angled striations.LANDSCAPING rewery Park is deeply rooted in Detroit's history. Crain's publishing empire overlooks a fiveacre expanse of pure turf with a sprinkling of Locust trees. the boulevard is a fitting conduit into a complex that puts the park back into corporate office park. mowing.cammagazineonline. clean lines or stripes by using high-quality mowers that do not wobble as they travel. said Brian D. and certainly the average homeowner. "The striping kit bends the turf in one direction and then in the opposite direction CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 Visit us online at www. Inc.com 29 . Hours of pruning. Still awash in green and dotted with trees.'s offices on the upper floors of the five-story Brewery Park Phase II. Today. mow the extensive turf areas of Brewery Park on a weekly basis. McDonald. planting and trimming have maintained these beautiful grounds and have earned the company a 2009 Gold Environmental Improvement Award in the commercial landscape maintenance category from the Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA). rows of Crab Apple trees. As the original site of Stroh Brewery.
We preemptively treat the turf six times a season with fungicide to block fungus. a fringe of flowers and shrubs welcomes visitors and personnel to Crain Communications office hub. "Once a fungus has started in turf. WH Canon sprays the trees three times a season with a high-pressure fungicide spray formulated to combat apple scab fungus. "Our crew has to spray at night because of the high volume of pedestrians and vehicular traffic in the park and the possibility of off-target drift. Conversely. All the hard work of WH Canon's 10person crew is evident from the moment Thanks to WH Canon’s maintenance expertise. "Most corporate office parks have the same total area. "Otherwise. so we inject them with iron year after year to make the green pop. arriving at 6 am to avoid the use of noisy machinery during both the morning rush hour." A rigorous maintenance agenda is employed to maintain this carpet of green. a certified arborist. KEEPING IT GREEN Brewery Park's greenery is far more extensive than your average corporate office park. using a 4-inch-long. trees and flowers into a high-maintenance piece of property. WH Canon injects the growing. Planted over 80 years ago. it is almost too late. With a parking structure near Brewery Park Phase II and a few rows of surface parking near Phase I. Beyond its size. so we rotate the placement and direction of the lines on a weekly basis to maintain the health of the grass. 30 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® ." Litter removal . "The turf has to be constantly monitored and preemptively treated. layer of the tree . Operating invisibly also means restricting work during the evening rush and at lunch. but they usually have less turf and more parking areas." Using a Maujet tree injection system.the layer directly underneath the bark . they would turn yellow. "We prune shrubs probably six to eight times a year." said McDonald. more space is available for luxurious expanses of turf and flowering annuals. insects and turf disease." said McDonald." The root zone also benefits from an infusion of iron." said McDonald. The Crab Apple trees lining Brewery Park Boulevard's central promenade also require specialized care. The project gives new meaning to the term "turf wars" in its quest to control weeds.LANDSCAPING A corporate garden of greenery pours into the building interior. the crew has to arrive at 6 am to perform other maintenance tasks. with insecticide to prevent grubs. We have a constant stream of maintenance work from mulch application and tree pruning to color rotations of seasonal annuals. "There is an iron deficiency in the soil." he added. or cambium. "The liquid is sent in through a small pressurized tube attached to the drill bit. "We inject the trunk every 6 inches or so with this vial of liquid iron. syringe-like drill bit about half the size of a pen." said McDonald." said McDonald. The park's arboreal community includes Austrian Pines and River Birches camouflaging an on-site parking structure and Magnolia trees gracing a landscaped circle near the entrance of Brewery Park Phase II. "We perform high levels of maintenance year-round on a highly visible site. just east of Detroit's central business district.with a 4-millimeter vial of liquid iron." As a result. the formal nature of the landscape turns this wide swath of turf. Brewery Park's immaculate turf is a broad canvas of manicured grass with the skyline of downtown Detroit rising in the background. and with weed control to prevent or remove weeds after germination. We mow. The mature Pin Oaks dotting the development need extra TLC. on the next row.is also part of WH Canon's contract. A full complement of trees completes this development located near Gratiot Avenue and I-75. these stately elders require annual iron injections." said McDonald. edge and weed weekly.sometimes up to three times a week . "We have to operate unseen.
Seasonal flower beds and decorative light poles. both in Ann Arbor. WH Canon's landscape construction division earned a 2009 Gold MGIA award for installation of DTE Energy's amazing series of landscapes at its main Detroit campus." WH Canon is maintaining all phases of Brewery Park under a contract with Kirco. ivy and flowering trees. The grounds host two acres of Kentucky blue-grass turf. but in the long run it will probably have to be applied more often. sprayed and pruned. CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 31 . "It's a tough game to play. we manage several properties for Kirco. so we are not wasting time fixing the equipment or filling up with fuel on the jobsite. Inc. WH Canon installed the original landscape and currently installs seasonal displays and manages maintenance for the prominent Grand Garden. About 35 percent of WH Canon's work is in the maintenance arena and 65 percent of its Visit us online at www. For example. "We use the same crew consistently year in and year out at Brewery Park. the use of inexpensive weed control may save money in the short term. Communication and constant client feedback also eases the entire process. "The grand entrance to the Crain Communications building is highlighted with annual color rotations. "We have to make it look as good as possible while operating invisibly and performing the work quickly to meet the budget. "Currently." said McDonald. Maintaining this extensive and diverse landscape is not a walk in the park. Phase I is a single-story office building surrounded by an equal profusion of greenery. Brewery Park Boulevard's perimeter easement has privet hedges. We also use high-quality products. rooted in crushed granite aggregate and brick pavers. perennial ground cover and annual flowers at each entrance. This successful landscaping firm also installed and currently maintains a portion of the Detroit International Riverfront Promenade from Joe Louis Arena up to and including the prominent section directly in front of GM's world headquarters. are part of a promenade that delivers one directly to the grand entrance of Crain Communications in the 224. Day lilies. hostas and ornamental grasses soften the guardhouses at each entrance and exit. • Common areas at Brewery Park entrances and exits feature flowerbeds and ornamental grasses. is a task as challenging as keeping this large corporate park weed-free. and a building perimeter outlined with Locust trees and a few Bradford Pear trees. which actually reduces overall costs by making return trips less necessary. as well as a courtyard festooned with ivy.com work is in new landscape construction. WH Canon continues to build and maintain some of the most prominent and visually stunning landscapes in Michigan. "We try to maintain every property we build. both in terms of the actual landscape and in terms of profitably for the contractor and affordability for the client." said McDonald.” Although the landscaping marketplace is full of thorns and briars due to the down economy. The grand entry road called Brewery Park Boulevard is lined with trees and sculpted privet hedges. Juniper and Spirea shrubs. Troy. Brewery Park's Corporate Garden WH Canon Company's extensive contract at Brewery Park can be divided into four zones: • A five-acre expanse of pure turf with a sprinkling of Locust trees. Keeping it green. Brewery Park Boulevard’s central median hosts both lush vegetation and a series of decorative light poles rooted in an appealing design of crushed granite aggregate and brick pavers. so they get the work down and get it done fast.tenants or visitors enter the development. We also make sure the equipment is in good running order.cammagazineonline.” said McDonald. including State Street Business Park and Assay Designs. crisp and clean. large Oaks. • Brewery Park Phase II houses Crain Communications. • Brewery Park Phase I offices enjoy turf areas.. The boulevard's central medium is a pedestrian walkway under an archway of multiple-stemmed Crab Apple trees. plus a central medium with a large quantity of annual flowers and two rows of Crab Apple trees that must be trimmed." According to McDonald. flowering shrubs and Locust trees." said McDonald.000-square-foot Brewery Park Phase II offices. we know what it takes to maintain it. Inc." said McDonald. and Ivy beds with rotations of annual flowers. Across the street at MGM Grand Casino and Hotel. Viburnum shrubs. "We use a string line and a level to ensure that every hedge line is level." He offers his "gardening tips. Magnolia trees. “Because we built the landscape.
and the planting of flowering annuals are being eliminated in some instances." said Andrews in outlining the challenges facing the landscaping business. "Competition from a large influx of laid-off autoworkers. thereby eliminating the need for our members' services. "commercial owners now tend to go with the low-ball 32 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® . “How does your garden grow?” Diane Andrews. residential and commercial clients are eliminating services or performing landscape tasks in-house. landscaping tends to be one of the first items they cut from their budgets. "Replacing dead plant material is being put off for another year. because local ordinances mandate the practice. is driving down the prices." said Andrews. Two weeds are growing even taller in the current business climate. "Our contractors are working harder for less money. executive director of the Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA)." said Andrews." In terms of bidding practices. "Municipalities are beginning to train inhouse staff to carry out green industry duties. fertilizing. irrigation. namely intense competition and unreasonable bidding practices. first listing all the noxious "weeds" followed by suggested methods of "weed control. and several professional landscape contractors offer their state-ofthe-industry assessment. A similar curtailment of services is taking root in the commercial marketplace. CAM recently asked the green industry.LANDSCAPING ith the economy being quite contrary." In short. "Because residential clients sometimes consider our members' services as a luxury." W THE WEEDS Slashed budgets are altering commercial and residential landscapes with the force of a severe drought. the do-it-yourself garden is making a comeback. Municipal. "With commercial budgets slashed." Only mowing is protected. now mowing lawns and performing other landscaping services.
At this point. 6. Take a cue from Daniel Bywalec. subcontracting.many of whom aren't even qualified contractors . and maintenance.In our area. president of D & B Landscaping. Inc. some firms are downsizing staff. and we will continue using them throughout this economic tsunami. CSP is the certification awarded by the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) and earned by individuals that pass a rigorous period of examination covering all aspects of snow and ice management." she said." Berns Landscaping is fighting the economic downturn by staying at the top of its game through professional certifications. no matter what Mother Nature or the economy throws your way." Sadly. many landscapers . snow science.landscape." said Berns. You can't afford to lose their business. Livonia. but cuts corners and doesn't follow the contract. "CLP is the certification mark awarded by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and represents evidence of the industry's highest standards of landscape professionals. but hardy members of the green profession are staying strong and devising smart survival strategies. We have over 20 years of experience and proven customer satisfaction. Rethink Prices . legality. James Berns.You don't have to be the lowest cost bidder. the goal is to show customers you can save them money without sacrificing quality. you will be happy to know that the original owners of Northern Boulder are back in the stone business. Inc. "Others have stepped up their customer service by offering discounts and coupons. In turn.cammagazineonline. and human resources. irrigation. such as lighting. you might rethink your operations and begin to add new services to your arsenal. Add Incentives .. laments the low-quality work that is often the result. Communicate . Said Berns. it's no wonder they can do it for less.org) is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving Michigan’s green industry professionals.” NORTHERN BOULDER BARON For those of you who were familiar with Northern Boulder Company. 5. plant healthcare.If you only do one thing. Keep Your Integrity . "many members are diversifying and adding additional services Visit us online at www. Northern Boulder Baron is a new company with the ethics and reliability that made the original Northern Boulder Company one of the largest suppliers in Michigan." Andrews offers an overview of the general strategies of MGIA members. "When a contractor gets the job.com to their companies. 2. Seek Referrals ." WEED CONTROL The business of planting has become quite a tangled thicket. WE ARE NOT JUST ANOTHER BROKER WITH A PHONE! Purchase at least one lead load of Michigan field stone before October 30th to be entered into a drawing to receive a FREE lead load of Michigan field stone that will be raffled off fall of 2010 – Call for details! Please contact Randy Parrent at: Office: (810) 648-2151 Cell: (810) 404-7527 Fax: (810) 648-3638 Email: RJParrent@hotmail. MGIA (www.Stay in close contact with current customers. Less than one percent of all landscape professionals have achieved this level of certification. snow removal. a landscaping installation firm may merge with a firm offering landscape maintenance. "I am concerned about contractors doing what they say they will do. "Many are merging with other companies for the purpose of becoming a full-service company.bid. “We are a proud member of an industry that creates and maintains the quality of life in communities across America. We run everything from digging boulders to deliveries so we can offer reliable ontime deliveries from our own stone inventory. Bywalec offers six specific strategies: 1. According to Berns." said Andrews. snow mechanics. including the following categories: business.What deals can you offer now to draw customers who are looking for a bargain? Adds Bywalec." said Andrews..” As Bywalec suggests.Qualified referrals are the basis of our business. MGIA and its member firms will live to bloom another day. The company has two coveted certifications: Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) and Certified Snow Professional (CSP). 3.com CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 33 . MGIA firms continue to serve clients and communities. "Layoffs are coming earlier in the season. Diversify . Eighty percent of our business comes from 20 percent of our client base. 4. On how to keep current clients happy and attract new ones." With these “weed control” strategies. "These have always been our strategies and values.come in with incredibly low bids and then don't do the work they promise. and owners and upper management are working in the field again. "They are also cutting benefits and not purchasing new equipment. MGIA's immediate past Chairman and president of Berns Landscaping Services. Warren." Andrews continued. "For example. Established in 1960.
The completed facility now stands as a textbook example of good. meticulously guided every aspect of the project. Miller. growing and green are easy to bring together. growing and gorgeous.CONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHT Hello Gorgeous By David R. This “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® 34 . Associate Editor Photos by Jim Haefner Photography S ister Rose Marie Kujawa. classrooms.” CREATING THE DESIGN The Science and Media Building places a diverse mix of spaces under one roof. Construction manager Clark Construction Co. green design and construction. presented a unique challenge to the talented project team that delivered the first new campus building in 40 years – make it “good. and architect SmithGroup Incorporated. which is expected to garner Silver Level Certification under the USGBC’s LEED rating system. Still. requires a little more thought. Lansing. green. faculty offices.000square-foot Franciscan Center for Science and Media would house some of the institutions most prestigious programs while also serving as central hub for the campus. a 150-seat lecture hall and student gathering areas. president of Madonna University. Detroit. including instructional laboratories.. The attached digital TV and radio studios also house video editing suites. as sustainable design often entails a return to tried and true methods that conserve energy while reducing waste. who may be more likely to utter a famous line from the film Funny Girl as they walk in – “Hello Gorgeous. as the 65.” Good. as green techniques inherently remove some options from consideration. the University leadership had a compelling CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 reason for insisting on a structure that was also pleasing to the eye. Gorgeous on the other hand. but many of these details may escape the notice of casual visitors.
com Visit us online at www. lighting . sustainable design AOUN & CO. interiors .com CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 35 .cammagazineonline.” said Paul Urbanek. Bonding & Equipment Tax Planning & Preparation Offers in Compromise.com (734) 261-9800 29701 Six Mile Rd. • Suite 120 Livonia. engineering . two-story gathering space that makes full use of the nearby pond to allow for spectacular views. so they would get a feel for the different components inside.com architecture . Noise from aircraft approaching Detroit Metro Airport was even taken into consideration and canceled out with a green roof placed atop solid concrete over this portion of the building. Payment Plans & Audit Representation Valuations Bookkeeping QuickBooks Training www. vice president This gathering space makes full use of the nearby pond to allow for spectacular views. Laboratory and faculty spaces are located in the south side of the building. with media spaces grouped to the north. “We wanted to encourage people to walk through the building.Sustainable Science. The building’s status as a campus hub is strongly reinforced by its site. CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS "Serving the Construction Industry for Over 20 Years" Financial Statements Banking. planning building technology .C. but much of the east side is devoted to an informal.. MI 48152-8602 cpa@aouncpa.” the east side of the building winds around a pond near the center of the campus. Shaped like a “C.AounCPA. and academic buildings to the south. www. P. This arrangement also lets the building serve as a link between existing dorms and the student cafeteria to the north.smithgroup. portion of the building features a separate foundation and acoustic insulation to prevent noise intrusion.
Clark Construction uploaded this data directly onto the USGBC website. “The construction team utilized 3-D architectural documents provided by SmithGroup and the structural steel shop drawings to create a 3-D model for BIM drawing coordination. John E. “Every time we run through a LEED checklist with an owner who is interested in sustainability. but they wanted to learn because sustainability was the direction that they had chosen. Madonna University’s steadfast commitment to sustainability was another issue for the project team to of design and project designer for SmithGroup. Give us a call. Coordination between trades was also streamlined with Building Information Modeling (BIM). but even she was surprised at the final tally. input data provided by the subcontractors and weekly the construction team would get together with the mechanical. and service. personnel training.” The end result is a green building that artfully accounts for the University’s desires along with the financial and operational realities that influence all facility decisions. Instead of supplying written documentation to meet LEED requirements. Get the package deal: equipment. The other spaces grew around it.” Also growing around the building was the University’s understanding of and commitment toward sustainability. Maintaining a balance between these elements was a constant challenge for the entire project team. Equipment + Service + Safety + Location Anyone can just rent you a crane. safety. crane selection and inspection.” said Mary Kane Butkovich. and performance monitoring. Green [Company.allcrane. A member of The ALL Family of Companies © ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. green building was a very new concept. project director for Clark “The mechanical Construction.com 36 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® . The large number of chemistry laboratories that needed extensive mechanical support and the open ceilings that provided little space to hide these systems make this accomplishment all the more remarkable. electrical and fire protection contractors to download their information and look for clashes. You also learn strategies that can be maintained We’re always building on our reputation. given the diversity of spaces housed within it and the desire for sustainability. MANAGING THE CONSTRUCTION The Science and Media Building was fairly complex from a construction standpoint. Michigan 248-207-6944 888-758-8041 www. not a single change order was needed because of clashes above the ceiling. That was a regular process that we started early to prevent clashes before the work was performed in the field. Detroit. so she expected a dramatic reduction in change orders above the ceiling.” said Urbanek. But does the buck stop there? At Jeffers.” Butkovich has utilized BIM on projects before. but new technology helped to simplify some key tasks.. SmithGroup worked with the University to develop a mutual understanding of shared goals. Since this was the institution’s first major construction project in nearly half a century. contractor. In the end. beginning with equipment that is properly maintained and operators who are trained to the highest standards. you don’t just learn how to make a building sustainable. “We looked at the gathering space as the heart of the overall university. That’s the great thing about LEED. Our complete Safety Management System includes lift planning. safety is one of the most valuable services we offer our customers. Highland Park]. “There was a learning curve for them. an Equal Opportunity Employer.CONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHT over time. we work with them to help them understand what points they should try to achieve and what ones just don’t make sense for them.
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Corby Hall Tiseo Jaeger The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced the elevation of three Michigan architects to the organization’s College of Fellows: Michael Corby. succeeding James D. LEED AP. to create the school’s first ever class on sustainability issues. The Board of Directors of Fishbeck. Brian Harte as lead electrical engineer.000square-foot maintenance and storage garage. Jaeger has worked with the design-build firm for over 10 years. brand experience manager for Jenn-Air. Consul. a provider of premium commercial construction and design/build services. C. KitchenAid. Mikalonis will teach a two-hour course called "Sustainable Development Law and Policy. has hired Jim Jehle as a senior project manager. project director. was recently elected vice president of the Geo-Institute Board of Governors. Lansing. The facility is the builder’s first project for the U. Philip Leader as MEP group manager. LEED GA. as well as for leading the Geo-Institute in a strategic direction. Cooley Law School. Tomasik Paterson Harte Mitra Trombley Morgan Leader Jelinek Juliet Johnson. Paul Farquharson as project architect. Jedele. They will work out of Granger’s new Southeast Michigan office located in Novi. Army Reserve Center in Willow Grove. Townley. and economJedele ically constructing engineered facilities. Inc. Mark Tomasik and Bill Trombley have joined Lansing-based Granger Construction to help expand the firm’s business in Southeast Michigan and across the nation. Benedetto Tiseo is the president of Livoniabased Tiseo Architects. has partnered with Thomas M. Mikalonis Livonia-based Clayco. C O R P O R AT E Farquharson Johnston Coburn N E W S Plunkett Cooney senior environmental attorney and noted “green” blogger. Susan. C. Richard Hall is a principal and director of healthcare design services at Harley Ellis Devereaux. 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Joe Mitra as senior project architect. and advanced to serve on various committees and key management positions.PEOPLE IN CONSTRUCTION Clayco. NCARB. FAIA. mitigating natural hazards. During the 15week semester. (FTC&H) (Engineers • Scientists • Architects • Constructors) has elected James A. Climate change poses many challenges and risks to businesses worldwide. one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms specializing in design for the education sector. Larry P.S. Mikalonis. has announced the promotion of Kurt Jaeger to regional vice president of its Detroit office. he has over 30 years Susan of experience. Susan becomes only the fifth president in the firm’s 54-year history. Fox will help Fox companies mitigate these risks by measuring and managing carbon emissions and their potential costs. Birmingham-based Sachse Construction. Steven Jelinek as project architect. Scott Morgan as mechanical engineer. 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MI 48322 Phone: 734-405-0700 / Fax: 734-405-0713 Jaimes Industries. MI 48307 Phone: 248-829-4700 / Fax: 248-829-4799 Horizon Millwork Manfacturing Co.O.O. If you have questions regarding your invoice. MI 48226 Phone: 313-962-4442 / Fax: 313-962-5068 Henderson Glass. Inc. MARQUETTE GREENLAWN. complete company listings. INC. HOWELL TRANSCORE ENTERPRISE. Suite 1200 Detroit. BORE-LINK INC/REK EXCAVATING. Please call ahead of time for authorization if you want a substantial number of copies. GOODRICH TEAM ENERGY SOLUTIONS. SAINT CLAIR & N E W M E M B E R S SOLAR PRODUCT PLUS. 2990 W. Madison Hts. 10381 Citation Dr. LLC. Corp. PORT HURON ZIMMERMAN MASONRY. LLC) 2528 Harte Dr. Inc. INC. In an effort to keep our information as accurate as possible. Suite 316 West Bloomfield. Adler Building & Development Co. INC. Grand Blvd... call the CAM office.. 6689 Orchard LakeRd.com. MI 48327 Phone: 248-666-2411 / Fax: 248-666-4263 Giffels-Webster Engineers. To obtain additional copies of the Guide. INC. DBA THE WINDOW STORE.. Adams. LLC.cam-online. SHELBY TWP.. E Rochester Hills. Questions? Contact Mary Carabott at 248-972-1000 for answers and to find out how to add to your online listings. NORTH STREET INTEGRATED SYSTEM SPECIALISTS. or send $6 per book for shipping to have the books sent to your company via UPS. YPSILANTI STEVENS VAN LINES. WIXOM PENINSULA INSULATION. MI 48116 Phone: 810-229-5722 / Fax: 810-229-0218 Birkenstock Construction. Suite 233 Detroit. we’re including here all the changes and corrections we have received for members’ company listings as of April 5. WATERFORD SWITZENBERG CONSTRUCTION CO. LLC.E. Box 24416 Detroit. ROYAL OAK COMMUNICORE. LLC.. updated monthly. MI 48202 Phone: 313-872-6302 / Fax: 313-872-6304 Fairview Construction Co. SAGINAW SUMMERS IRRIGATION. To see continual. 12301 Hubbell St. DAVISBURG C & R ELECTRIC. Waterford. MICHIGAN PIPE INSPECTION. Detroit.A. MI 48224 Phone: 313-638-4006 / Fax: 313-638-4007 Dynalecric of Michigan 25701 Commerce Dr. LLC... CLINTON TWP. BIRMINGHAM ERIE MARKING. LLC. MI 48455 Phone: 810-678-3715 / Fax: 810-678-3715 E PDAT U W E L C O M E ALL SEASONS SUNROOMS PLUS/ALL SEASONS ENERGY... 715 South Blvd. MI 48227 Phone: 734-793-900 Fax: 734-793-9007 John R Sand & Gravel P. stop by the CAM office and pick them up at no additional charge. LAKE CITY SCHWEIHOFER DOOR CORPORATION.. SHEPHERD CODA STONE. Inc. INC. HOWELL 44 CAM MAGAZINE MAY 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”® . LLC (Formerly Birkenstock Enterprises. up-to-date. Box 459 Metamora. MI 48306 Phone: 248-770-3677 Fax: 248-758-9003 Glen-Gery Corp. MI 48071 Phone: 248-556-7200 / Fax: 248-556-7190 Enviro Matrix Land S. 3650 WIndwood Ct. 6315 Highland Rd. (Detroit location only) 28 W. Rochester. INC. Changes from the book are in bold. Invoices for the 2010 Buyers Guide listings have been generated and mailed.BUYERS GUIDE U P DATE BUYERS GUIDE A s you all are probably aware. SAGINAW F & L DEVELOPMENT. Brighton. MI 48114 Phone: 810-844-0272 / Fax: 810-844-0275 Bryant Electric P.. PORT HURON PACITTO & FOREST CONSTRUCTION CO. the 2010 Construction Buyers Guide is out on the street. Suite 250 Brighton. check out the Buyers Guide Online at www. Check back to this section every month in CAM Magazine to get heads-up information and news involving the Construction Buyers Guide.
O. LLC 24075 31 Mile Rd. Saginaw Flint. MI 48083 Phone: 248-689-3000 / Fax: 248-589-3009 Email: unistrut@tealelectric. Waterford. Papalas Dr.cammagazineonline. Lincoln Park. MI 48501 Phone: 810-238-0729 Fax: 810-238-6468 FLOOR PREPARATION-MAINTENANCEREPAIR Complete Surface Preparaton Featuring Steel Shot Blasting FLOORING Epxoy – Methyl Methacrylate Resin Systems – Resinous FLOORING CONTRACTORS SHOT BLASTING CAM MAGAZINE Visit us online at www. MI 48096 Phone: 248-514-6544 / Fax: 586-784-5491 Teal Electric Co. MI 48167 Phone: 888-676-9237 / Fax: 888-676-6708 NES Equipment Rental (Detroit location only) 1120 John A. Suite 250 Northville.com MAY 2010 45 . Inc. Box 695 Clarkston.) P. MI 48313 Phone: 586-899-1800 Fax: 586-979-4759 Zaremba Landscaping P.O.Masonry Quality Assurance (Formerly Central Masonry & Cement.) 5500 Rivard St. MI 48327 Phone: 248-230-7874 Talon General Contractors. Detroit. MI 48146 Phone: 800-545-1212 / Fax: 313-842-7000 Safway Services. MI 48347 Phone: 248-922-3300 / Fax: 248-922-3303 The following classified listings were omitted from the 2010 Buyers Guide. LLC (Formerly ThyssenKrupp Safway. Sterling Hts. Box 215054 Auburn Hills. Inc. MI 48211 Phone: 313-872-8500 / Fax: 313-872-6719 TDS Contractors 430 Lochaven Rd. Ray. Bennings Industrial Flooring 1007 N.com WJ Electrical Contractors (Formerly Kanduit Electrical Services) 12910 Rolling Brook Ct. 1200 Naughton Troy.. MI 48321 Phone: 734-660-6471 / Fax: 248-852-7598 Metro West Appraisal 22260 Haggerty Rd.
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