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FEATURES
10 A Letter to Our Membership
From the President of CAM
24 On the Jobsite:
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74 Greenprint for the Future
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86 Product Showcase
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93 Construction Calendar
93 CAM Welcomes New Members
94 Advertisers Index
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Vice Chairman Jacqueline LaDuke Walters
LaDuke Roofing & Sheet Metal
Treasurer Frank G. Nehr, Jr.
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President Kevin N. Koehler
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PPG Industries
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Broadcast Design & Construction, Inc.
Kevin French
Poncraft Door Company
Todd W. Hill
Ventcon, Inc.
Mary K. Marble
Marble Mechanical, LLC
Donald J. Purdie, Jr.
Detroit Elevator Company
Eric C. Steck
Amalio Corporation
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Beaver Tile & Stone
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Ironworkers Local Union 25
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Walbridge
Daniel Englehart
Peter Basso and Associates, Inc.
Chris Hippler
Capital Letters
Dennis King
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Nancy Marshall
Aluminum Supply Company
Rick Rys
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Capac Construction Company, Inc.
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January 2012
Dear CAM Members:
I would like to wish each and every one of you a happy and prosperous New Year. Although the past year remained a
challenge for Michigans construction industry, some indicators are pointing toward a positive turnaround. CAM is doing
its best to help your company succeed, save money, find more work, and maintain the competitive edge over our
non-member competitors.
2011 brought some exciting changes and accomplishments at CAM, as we celebrated our 126
th
anniversary as an
association. The CAM Annual Meeting/Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow was held at a new venue, MotorCity
Casino Hotel in Detroit. Despite the weather challenge that was presented to us by Mother Nature, this one-day event
was a huge success.
Last year, CAM retained Lansing-based Kindsvatter and Associates, Inc. as our full-time lobbyist in Lansing. It is important
that our membership has a seat at the table when - and even before - vital issues are being decided. The CAM Board of
Directors authorized the hiring of this Government Relations firm to carry the collective voice of CAMs 3,000 members
to the halls of power. Additionally, we formed the CAM Government Affairs Committee to identify governmental issues
and/or trends which impact the construction industry in Michigan.
In June 2011, nearly 250 construction professionals attended the CAM-BIA Mid-Year Economic Forecast. This was the first
joint partnership event between the CAM and the Building Industry Association (BIA). Two VIP speakers were featured at
the event: Mr. Paul Traub, business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Mr. John Rakolta, Jr.,
chairman and CEO of Walbridge, Detroit. Both presented their views and statistics on the current state of Michigans
business climate, especially pertaining to the construction industry. The entire event was well-attended and well-
received.
The end of the year also brought the results of the Biennial Business Survey, conducted jointly through the efforts of
CAM and Plante & Moran, PLLC. Conducted online, the responses on this survey reflected the current state of the
construction industry in Michigan, and the extended outlook for the coming 18 months. As this years survey indicated
some positive trends and outlooks, we sincerely hope that this is indicative of an economic turnaround for the
construction industry in Michigan. CAM continues to work hard legislatively and in the media to serve our members well.
As our mantra states, we are One Industry, One Resource, One CAM.
We eagerly await our 2012 CAM Annual Meeting and Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow which takes place at
MotorCity Casino Hotel on Wednesday, February 8
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, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Response has been very positive, and at
press time, booth space is nearly sold out. The Annual Meeting will induct three newly-elected members to the CAM
Board of Directors, and we will present the CAM Magazine Special Issue Awards, Green Project Awards, and the 2011
Project of the Year Award. This years host will be Al the Only, magician and amusionist, whose performance is a Dont
Miss.
You can register to attend the Tradeshow via the CAM website at www.cam-online.com. See you at the show and the
Annual Meeting.
Sincerely,
Kevin N. Koehler
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Construction Association of Michigan
A Letter from the President
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Top Two Clark Construction
Executives Inducted Into the
Michigan Construction Hall of
Fame
Board Chairman John Clark and CEO
Charles Clark Receive Distinguished
Constructor Award
Brothers John and Charles Clark, who led
the transformation of a successful
commercial construction business into one
of the leading, most respected organizations
in the industry, were inducted into the
Michigan Construction Hall of Fame in late
October 2011. The Clark brothers also
received the Distinguished Constructor
Award during ceremonies held at Ferris State
University.
I am honored and humbled to be
recognized with these prestigious honors,
said Clark Construction Board Chairman John
Clark. I have loved every day that Ive worked
in this business, and being inducted into the
Construction Hall of Fame is icing on the
cake.
It is a privilege to be considered worthy of
the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame, said
Clark Construction CEO Charles Clark. It is
even more special to share this honor with
my brother, John. Our father, Leon, also
received this distinction posthumously in
2002, so this is a great honor for the entire
Clark family.
When Leon Clark founded Clark
Construction Company, Lansing, in 1946, the
main focus of the company was to help
convert General Motors wartime production
facilities back into automobile factories. John
and Chuck Clark took over the helm in the
early 1980s, expanding Clarks market
presence in retail, education, correctional
facilities and the food and pharmaceutical
sectors. Clark grew to become one of the Top
400 Contractors in the United States. With
the companys rise, Clark Construction
expanded its services to include construction
management, design/build and program
management.
By the 1990s, Clark Construction was one
of the largest and most reputable full-service
construction firms in Michigan. The
companys portfolio expanded to include
university, resort, entertainment,
government, and healthcare projects. During
this expansion, a number of Clarks projects
won awards at the state and national levels,
including the prestigious Build America
Award. In addition, Clarks long history of
ethical business practices was recognized
during the companys 50th anniversary with
a national American Business Ethics Award. In
fact, Clark Construction Company remains
the only construction contractor in the
nation to receive this distinction.
Clark Construction has since gone on to
develop an award-winning safety program,
as well as an award-winning training
program. The company is on the leading
edge of construction trends and technology,
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including LEED green buildings, Building
Information Modeling (BIM), and the best
estimating, scheduling, and project
management tools available.
Roncelli Receives State Award
for Outstanding Safety and
Health Record
Roncelli, Inc., Sterling Heights, received the
CET Platinum Award from the Michigan
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (MIOSHA) for an outstanding
safety and health record. The MIOSHA
program is part of the Michigan Department
of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
The construction industry is one of the
most hazardous industries in Michigan. Only
about four percent of Michigans workforce is
employed in construction, however,
construction fatalities account for nearly 40
percent of all fatal workplace accidents.
Roncelli has gone more than 1.4 million
work hours without a lost time accident.
Their safety motto is: Zero tolerance of
unsafe behavior and actions. Your record of
1.4 million work hours without a lost time
accident in the construction industry is an
astounding success, said LARA Deputy
Director Steve Arwood.
MIOSHA Director Doug Kalinowski
presented the award to Roncellis Chairman
Gary Roncelli, President Thomas Wickersham,
and Executive Vice President David Roncelli
during an award ceremony at the companys
Sterling Heights headquarters. Employees,
Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte,
Michigan State Representative Marilyn Lane
and guests celebrated the award ceremony
with a luncheon in recognition of the
companys success.
Having gone four years and more than 1.4
million work hours without a lost time
accident, Roncelli President Thomas
Wickersham, said, We are proud of our safety
record and accept this MIOSHA CET Platinum
award on behalf of all the men and women
on Roncelli project sites who each and every
day are committed to ensuring that our
projects are free from recognized hazards
and unsafe acts or behaviors. The MIOSHA
CET Platinum award demonstrates Roncellis
commitment and continued success in
creating a safe environment.
The MIOSHA Consultation Education and
Training (CET) Division recognizes the safety
and health achievements of Michigan
employers and employees through CET
Awards, which are based on excellent safety
and health performance. The CET Platinum
Award recognizes an outstanding safety
record of 250,000 - 7,500,000 continuous
hours worked without days away from work
based on the employers size and type of
business.
Besides going more than 1.4 million work
hours without a lost time accident, the
company has completed the following
criteria to receive the CET Platinum Award:
Reduced their injury/illness incident rate
by more than 50 percent within the last
three calendar years
Developed and implemented a
comprehensive safety and health
management system
Established a safety and health committee
with both employee and management
participation
Developed an employee training system
with an emphasis on how to do the work
in a safe and healthful manner
Worked diligently to change their
workplace culture to reflect the
importance of worker safety.
The company has worked with the
MIOSHA CET Division over several years. As
part of the award process, CET Construction
Safety Consultant Bryan Renaud performed
a hazard survey on site, giving the company
the opportunity to conduct a walk through
with a MIOSHA representative and correct
R
ecently I received a phone call asking the question
regarding the required depth that a power pole needs to be
put in the ground in order to remain upright. I told the caller
to call Detroit Edison or Consumers Power to get the answer.
I then asked the caller why he needed that particular information.
I received a play-by-play description of the accident which he was
now investigating.
Apparently, there was to be an excavation near a power pole, in
order to put in the underground utilities and provide the proper
level for the future parking lot. What usually occurs is that the power
pole is left in place with the original grade in place, with all the pre-
existing earth removed except for about a three-foot diameter
around the power pole. This creates the problem.
Because of the loss of dirt the power pole becomes unstable,
especially when there is a sizeable transformer
attached to the pole. The pole comes down, to the surprise of
everyone, taking out the power, maybe stopping traffic, hitting
pedestrians, and other assorted events that you might be able to
imagine.
The answer is that the power company puts a metal tag on the
pole. A measurement is taken from the tag to the ground. That is
how much pole you have in the ground. It may surprise you to learn
that the depth averages from 6 to 8 feet.
Moral of the story: Have the power company hold the pole in
place (if you can get them there in a timely manner) or support the
pole yourself. Never excavate around a power pole without
evaluating the consequences of not providing enough supporting
materials.
Power (Telephone) Poles
By Gordon Wall, Safety Director, Adams Building Company
SAFETY TOOL KIT
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any noted problem areas.
The Roncelli safety program governs the
activities of all personnel employed in any
capacity on Roncelli projects, and is
dedicated to the goal of providing work
environments free from recognized hazards
and unsafe acts or behaviors. Insurance
companies, safety organizations, and their
clients frequently recognize Roncelli for
safety results consistently superior to the
industry standards.
MEDC Awards More Than $3
Million for Downtown
Kalamazoo Brownfield Mixed
Use Project
Skanskas January 2012 Groundbreaking
for New West Michigan Development
The Michigan Economic Development
Corporation (MEDC) recently announced that
it has awarded a Michigan Business Tax (MBT)
Brownfield Tax Credit for just over $3 million
dollars for a new eight-story, mixed use
project in downtown Kalamazoo. Called The
Exchange, the project will be built on the site
of a surface parking lot at 155 West Michigan
Avenue. The tax credit for development of
The Exchanges residential, office, commercial
and retail space was announced at a board
meeting of the MEDCs Michigan Economic
Growth Authority (MEGA).
The Exchange project team includes
Phoenix Properties, developer; Tower Pinkster
Titus Associates, architect; Skanska USA
Building Inc., construction; and Soil and
Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME). SME
completed the MBT application on behalf of
the project team and will handle all
brownfield remediation activities and
geotechnical engineering for the project.
All four companies will service the project
out of Kalamazoo-based offices. The project
is scheduled to break ground in January
2012; completion is slated in March 2013. The
project is expected to generate $28.8 million
in new investment and create approximately
210 permanent full-time jobs.
The State of Michigan provides MBT credits
to promote projects that redevelop a
contaminated, blighted or functionally
obsolete property. Awarded on a case-by-
case basis, the credits are available for up to
12.5 percent of eligible investments or up to
15 percent for certain Urban Development
Area Projects as designated by the MEDCs
MEGA Board.
Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated (DKI)
President Ken Nacci said, The contribution of
a project of this magnitude is immeasurable.
We use the word transformative quite
literally, and expect this project to have a
long-lasting, positive impact in the
continuing revitalization of downtown
Kalamazoo.
The project will change the downtown
skyline by making use of a prime piece of
underdeveloped property and creating new
housing and retail options, plus creating
greater walkability with its proximity to
nearby parks, libraries, and downtown
restaurants, as well as the Kalamazoo Metro
Transit System, serving Western Michigan
University and the greater Kalamazoo area.
The Exchange also meets the goals
outlined in the 2009 Downtown Kalamazoo
Comprehensive Plan calling for the support
and growth of the retail and residential
sectors. The Downtown Development
Authority will commit up to $143,460
annually for up to 10 years through the
capture of tax increment finance revenue.
This public investment will be earmarked for
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public improvement-related components
surrounding the project, including snowmelt,
streetscape, street furniture and other
eligible activities.
Phoenix Properties also anticipates
pursuing a LEED-certified designation
through the USGBC Green Building Design
and Construction (BD+C) LEED rating system,
incorporating sustainable design and
construction techniques. The development
will require performance of activities
necessary to prepare the site for
redevelopment, including minimizing landfill
waste by recycling the asphalt parking lot
materials.
For more information on the MEDCs
Brownfield Redevelopment MBT credits and
other MEDC brownfield tax incentive
programs, please visit
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/cm/Files
/Fact-Sheets/BrownfieldSBT.pdf.
Gateway Safety Introduces
GirlzGear
Safety Products Made for Safety,
Designed for Women
Gateway Safety presents a new family of
safety products tailored to fit women better.
GirlzGear is a collection of some of the
most trusted brands from Gateway Safetys
award-winning product lines in eye and head
protectionwith the look, size, and feel that
women want.
The GirlzGear eyewear collection includes
StarLite SM, StarLite SM Gumballs, and
Scorpion SMestablished styles that are
sized 10 percent smaller to fit the female
profile better. StarLite SM and Scorpion SM
are available in all of the traditional lens and
temple color options. Plus, a new pink temple
and a pink mirror lens option are available in
1+1=1 great firm.
We are happy to announce the merger of
Plante Moran and Stuart, Franey, Matthews,
& Chantres P.C. Together we bring clients
a higher return on experience.
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StarLite SM. And from the recently launched
Metro line of safety eyewear come two
trendy frame options for GirlzGear: pink and
tortoise shell.
But GirlzGear is more than eye protection.
The Serpent vented safety helmet, already a
favorite with women, has a rotating ratchet
adjustment system that creates a custom fit
for nearly any size head. Lightweight and
comfortable, Serpent is available in pink and
nine other colors.
Although theyre feminine and fun,
GirlzGear products are serious about safety.
All Gateway Safety eyewear meets the ANSI
Z87.1+ high impact standard, and Serpent
helmets meet the ANSI Z89.1 impact
standard.
For more than 65 years, Gateway Safety has
been designing and manufacturing award-
winning, cost-effective safety products in eye,
face, head, hearing, and respiratory
protection. Gateway Safety works hard to
provide personal protective equipment that
workers want to wear, helping companies
increase safety compliance, improve the
overall welfare of their employees, and
reduce the high costs associated with
workplace injuries.
For more information, contact Gateway
Safety, Inc., 11111 Memphis Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44144. Phone: (800) 822-
5347. Fax: (216) 889-1200. Web:
www.GatewaySafety.com/PR. E-mail:
marketing@gatewaysafety.com.
Synergy Groups Best Friend
Pet Hotel Wins AIA Award
The Miami American Institute of Architects
recently honored the Synergy Group, Inc., one
of Michigans leading design/build firms, for
construction of The Best Friends Pet Hotel @
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Synergy
Group and MATEU Architecture, Inc., Miami,
were honored with a design excellence
award selected by a jury of New York
architects. The project team received the
award in early November at the AIA Miami
2011 Design Awards Gala.
They thought it was the most interesting
project of all 140 plus projects submitted,
said Roney Mateu, principal of MATEU
Architecture.
AIA Miami even created a new category for
the project called the Googie Design Award.
We were told that the jury was very
impressed by the work, and felt that the
design and construction of the Best Friends
Pet Hotel @ Disney World deserved to stand
alone in its own category of award, above and
beyond the rest of the award submittals, said
Mateu.
The project includes 17,000 square feet of
air-conditioned space for pets, 10,000 square
feet of outdoor patios and play areas and a
25,000-square-foot private dog park. The
building offers accommodations for 300
dogs, cats and other pets, a full-service
grooming salon and doggy day camp rooms.
A collaborative effort by the architect, the
Synergy team and our client resulted in a $1
million project savings, said Mora. Owners
Representative Mike Cook, JMC Creations,
said the collaboration was one of the most
successful of the 40 similar projects built.
If there is a complex construction project
or a design/build project with impossible
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B
randing is more than a business
buzzword; its your competitive edge. Your
brand differentiates you from everyone
else in your category.
In a Business-to-Business environment, your
competitors can duplicate almost anything of
yours. They may be able to do a better job, or sell the product or
service at a lower price. But there is one competitive edge they cannot
copy: your brand.
As Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks said, A great brand raises the
bar - it adds a greater sense of purpose to the experience, whether its
the challenge to do your best in sports and fitness, or the affirmation
that the cup of coffee youre drinking really matters.
WHAT DOES YOUR BRAND STAND FOR?
Your brand represents intangible aspects of your product or service;
it is a collection of feelings and perceptions about quality, image and
ethics. Your brand creates in the mind of your clients or prospects the
perception that there is no product or service on the market quite like
yours. One of the characteristics of a Business-to-Business (B2B)
product is that in many cases it is bought by a committee of buyers
which makes your brand even more important.These buyers are
well-versed with costing levels and specifications, and because they
constantly monitor the market, they have excellent knowledge of the
products. In many cases purchases are specification-driven, so your
brand must be clearly defined and target the appropriate segment.
At the end of the day, your brand is your business. When the
estimators have gone home, generators have been turned off, plans
are folded and put away, what does your brand stand for?
Chris Hippler
2012: A Brand New Year
M A R K E T I N G O N T H E L E V E L
BRAND MARKETING: FROM THE INSIDE OUT
A powerful B2B brand, some people say, is created by a powerful
marketing program. I disagree. If you cant convince clients or
prospects that your product (or service) is worth purchasing, no
amount of advertising dollars or public relations will help you achieve
your sales goals. A successful brand begins with superior products and
services.
The most effective B2B marketing is transparent; it reveals the
essence of your brand. B2B marketing is not slick (but should look
good). B2B marketing doesnt sell your brand; it tells the story of your
brand from the inside out. Transparent is not the same as nonexistent.
You have a story. Tell it.
BRAND EXTENSION ON YOUR WEBSITE
The online component of your brand cannot be ignored. Today, the
internet is the first line of verification. Your website needs to be
branded so that your clients see a seamless continuity between your
in-person service and your online presence. Quality, or the perception
of quality, lies in the mind of the buyer. Build that perception of quality,
and you will succeed in creating a powerful brand. Ultimately, a strong
B2B brand will reduce the perceived risk for the buyer and help sell
the brand.
This is a great time to start developing your business brand. Why
not make 2012, a brand new year?
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deadlines and unique building requirements, you have the ideal
Synergy Group project, said Principal E. Pete Petrella. We were
thrilled to work with Mateu Architecture on this project, and we
congratulate them on the award-winning design.
Having never heard of Googie architecture, we didnt know what
to think about the award, but after learning about it, we are elated at
receiving this one-of-a-kind award the first one ever in Miami and
in Florida, said Petrella.
Born of the post-World War II car culture, Googie architecture
thrived in the 1950s and 1960s. Bold angles, colorful signs, plate glass,
sweeping cantilevered roofs and pop culture imagery captured the
attention of drivers on adjacent streets. Bowling alleys looked like
Tomorrowland. Coffee shops looked like something in a Jetsons
cartoon. For decades, many serious architects decried Googie as
frivolous or crass. But today we recognize how perfectly its form
followed its function.
AIA Miami has created another new award category this year, called
the Peoples Choice Award. AIA Miami is asking the public to vote on
10 projects selected by the chapters board of directors from the 140
submitted this year. Best Friends Pet Hotel @ Disney World is one of
the 10 selected for this new category. Log on to
http://www.aiamiami.com/beta/2011_people_choice_awards/ and
click to vote for this unique project.
Synergy is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and has a
Southeastern U.S. Regional office based in Orlando, Florida. For
information on Synergy Group, Inc., please visit
www.SynergyGroup.biz.
New Association for Sons and Daughters of a
Family Business Launched
The Michigan Association for Sons & Daughters of a Family
Business is a newly launched organization actively recruiting new
members. The association was founded to develop current and future
family business owners in Michigan through education, networking
and community involvement.
It is a discouraging reality that many family businesses do not
make it through the generations due to lack of planning, innovation,
training and transfer of responsibility, said association founder, Tara
K. Perpich, of Great Lakes Mechanical. As an association, we want to
provide the tools family businesses need to take that first step toward
changing the statistics.
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The groups vision is to create an atmosphere for current and future
family business owners to share stories and become educated on
such important issues as succession planning, communication,
leadership, change management and innovation. All of these issues
play a large role in keeping a family business successful and
transferring that business to the next generation. The new
organization will also provide an opportunity for community
involvement through charitable fundraisers.
Sons & Daughters of a Family Business provides a unique
opportunity to engage with peers who deal with situations and
challenges very similar to my own, said founding member, Brandon
Wettlaufer, of Marble Mechanical, LLC. Sharing solutions and
obstacles creates a support circle that promotes honesty, integrity
and leadership, which are essential for the development of a
successful personal and professional career.
Another founding member, Lakiah Washington, of Ben Washington
& Sons, adds, The thing I look forward to most as we launch this new
association is the development of entrepreneurship through
transparent networking, educational resources and a commitment to
business principles.
The association hosted its first membership recruitment happy
hour in early December at Andiamos in Dearborn. Due to the focus
of the group, this association is exclusive to current and future family
business owners. For more information on the benefits and events
offered by the Michigan Association for Sons & Daughters of a Family
Business, please contact Tara K. Perpich at (313) 729-0619 or
tperpich@glmech.com.
18 Years of Turner Tree Wrappers
Ninety-six miles of shrink wrap enough to stretch from the Cobo
Center in Detroit to the Capitol Building in downtown Lansing
represents the amount of material used by volunteers at the Michigan
office of Turner Construction Company since 1993 to wrap and
package beautiful, ornate holiday trees sold for charity each year by
the local, non-profit organization, Festival of Trees. Festival of Trees
benefits the Evergreen Endowment Fund and Childrens Hospital of
Michigan Foundation.
Tree Wrapping, as its become known, is an annual Turner
Thanksgiving weekend tradition in Michigan dating back to 1993. 2011
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marks the 18th continuous year Turner
families and friends have volunteered to help.
To date, Turner has wrapped and packaged
over 1,300 trees.
On a Sunday in late November 2011, Turner
employees, families and friends once again
gathered in Dearborn to volunteer and assist
the Michigan-based charity. Over the years,
Turner volunteers have included project
managers, superintendents, estimators,
executive leadership, sales, marketing and
administrative staff. Since 1993, over 325
Turner employees, families and friends have
donated hundreds of hours boxing up and
shrink wrapping the beautiful trees sold at
Festival of Trees for safe shipment
throughout Southeast Michigan.
Clark Construction Employees
Support Operation Good Cheer
Clark Construction Company, Lansing,
again participated in Operation Good Cheer,
a gift-giving program sponsored and
coordinated through Child and Family
Services of Michigan, Inc. In late November,
Clark employee volunteers collected and
delivered Christmas gifts to 30 deserving
children.
Every year we receive hand-written thank
you letters from most of the recipients, said
Laura Monroe, the executive assistant who
coordinates this annual event. It is such a
rewarding feeling to know that we helped
make their Christmas memorable.
Each sponsored child personally created a
wish list. Clark Construction volunteers then
purchased and wrapped the gifts from each
childs list and delivered them. Recipients
included infants, children and youth placed
in foster care and group homes across
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Michigan, or those placed in residential treatment. Gifts were also
given to adults with disabilities.
Since its inception in 1971, Operation Good Cheer has served more
than 73,000 participants in Michigan and has facilitated the donation
of over 4,000 gifts each year. Thousands of individuals gather each
year to participate, including those from donor groups and
organizations. Gifts are transported to local airports in Michigan via
volunteer trucking companies. Local agency volunteers then deliver
the gifts to the children.
For further information on Operation Good Cheer, contact Child
and Family Services of Michigan, Inc., at 517.349.6226, or
ocg@cfsm.org
Radrick Farms Golf Course at the University of
Michigan Becomes Certified in Environmental
Stewardship Program
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
(MDARD) Deputy Director Gordon Wenk recently recognized Radrick
Farms Golf Course at the University of Michigan for its efforts to
ensure environmental stewardship and enhance wildlife habitat. The
golf course recently achieved certification in the Michigan Turfgrass
Environmental Stewardship Program (MTESP), a nationally recognized
program to advance environmental stewardship and increase
compliance of Michigans turfgrass industry related to environmental
risks associated with wellhead protection, pesticide and fertilizer
handling, application and record keeping, septic system
management, fuel storage, irrigation and water use management
areas, and emergency response.
Radrick Farms Golf Course has gone above and beyond
environmental compliance requirements to prevent pollution,
protect water resources and conserve energy that collectively
benefits the environment, said Wenk. By reducing maintained areas
on the course, implementing best management practices and
conducting energy audits, they are saving money, protecting natural
resources and reducing their carbon footprint. MDARD is proud to
be associated with this unique partnership among state agencies,
Michigan State University and industry stakeholders that provide a
solid foundation for success as additional properties work to attain
certification.
To date, 230 properties statewide have begun to voluntarily
participate in MTESP. Only 82 have met the criteria for certification.
MTESP certification requires regulatory compliance and
implementation of practices that prevent pollution, reduce energy
and waste and protect water resources.
Working with MTESP for more than 10 years has been very
beneficial for our operation, said General Manager Corbin Todd. Dan
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Mausolf, the golf course superintendent, and
the entire staff has really embraced the idea of
having a positive impact on the environment,
and their efforts show. Through our work with
MTESP, weve also seen a boon with our
wildlife population. We now have wild turkeys
on the property, and it is not uncommon for
golfers to see deer, turtles and an occasional
fox or owl.
As part of MTESP certification
requirements, an environmental action plan
is established during a site visit conducted by
program staff and the turfgrass manager or
grounds superintendent. The action plan is
used as a management tool to prevent
potential threats from negatively impacting
natural resources. Special focus is placed on
protection of groundwater, a frequent source
of drinking water and irrigation.
The Michigan Turfgrass Environmental
Stewardship Program is intended to organize
efforts of the turfgrass industry, state
agencies, Michigan State University (MSU),
and environmental advocacy groups to
advance the environmental stewardship of
the turfgrass industry and to recognize
environmental achievements. The program
was developed at MSU with support from the
Michigan Turfgrass Foundation, Golf
Association of Michigan, and Michigan
Departments of Environmental Quality and
Agriculture and Rural Development.
For more information about Radrick Farms
Golf Course visit radrick.umich.edu. For more
information on the MTESP, contact Dr. Kevin
Frank at (517) 355-0271, ext. 1147 or e-mail
frankk@msu.edu.
Fabcon Celebrates 40 Years of
Innovation in Precast
Manufacturing
Fabcon, a leading
manufacturer of high-
quality precast
concrete solutions, is
celebrating 40 years of
innovation. Founded in
1971, Fabcon provides
wall panels, highway
traffic barriers, columns
and sound walls for
commercial and residential construction.
Optimizing the quality and cost efficiency
of our portfolio through manufacturing
innovation has helped Fabcon weather
numerous economic storms over the past 40
years and remain an industry leader, said
Fabcon President and CEO Mike Le Jeune.
Because of the companys pioneering efforts
and our culture of embracing change, we are
entering new markets as well as growing our
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commercial construction business.
The innovative manufacturing process
used in Fabcons first plant helped lay the
foundation for the companys current
success. Leveraging rolling-bed technology,
the forms move to where the concrete is
mixed. This allows Fabcon to house all of its
equipment in a small, quality-controlled area,
as opposed to the huge space that is required
for fixed-bed production. To this day, Fabcon
uses this manufacturing process at its
facilities located in Minnesota, Indiana,
Pennsylvania and Ohio.
In addition to its patented manufacturing
process, Fabcons legacy for innovation is also
exhibited through its product line. Fabcon
was one of the first companies to develop a
prestressed, hollow-core wall panel. Because
hollow-core panels require fewer raw
materials to achieve the same structure, the
panels have traditionally provided the
benefit of reduced shipping costs. However,
heavier solid panels give manufacturers more
flexibility to cast-in window and door
openings. Fabcons VersaCore+Green panel
is the first precast product to combine these
advantages. The companys VersaCore+Green
precast panels contain as much as 58 percent
(by value) recycled content, deliver R-Values
that lower heating and cooling costs, and are
available in a range of thicknesses, widths
and finishes.
To expand its offerings to the residential,
municipal and transportation markets,
Fabcon recently became a licensed producer
of Verti-Crete wall systems. Verti-Crete is a
vertical concrete casting system that allows
Fabcon to deliver customized precast
structures that look like natural stone, rock or
stucco. The two-sided decorative concrete
panels can be quickly and securely installed
along noisy roadways, and around residential
developments, businesses and municipal
buildings.
In January, Fabcon also introduced Wains-
Crete, a precast modular base panel for use
with metal buildings. Wains-Crete can be
purchased in sizes that meet the
requirements of an abuse wall, offering
customers the advantage of paying only for
the material they need at the base of their
buildings.
Please visit Fabcon to see Fabcons 40-year
history of innovation. For more information,
please visit http://www.fabcon-usa.com or
call (800)727-4444 to speak to a sales
engineer in your area.
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NAWIC Detroit Honors
Industry Leaders at 40th
Anniversary Gala
Detroit Chapter 183 of
the National Association
of Women in
Construction (NAWIC)
extends a thank you to
all those who supported
its recent Construction
Industry Night and 40th
Anniversary Celebration
at the Royal Park Hotel in
Rochester in late
October 2011. NAWIC Detroit 183 received
congratulatory proclamations from Governor
Snyder and the State Legislature.
The gala event marked the launch of the
Myrt A. Hagood Leadership in Construction
Award. The inaugural award went to MDOT
Chief Operations Officer Gregory C. Johnson,
PE. NAWIC Detroit 183 also presented several
other awards, including Longevity with
Integrity awards to Commercial Contracting
Group and Doeren Mayhew; a Distinguished
New Constructor award to VJM Design and
Build Corporation; and a Crystal Vision Award
to Lori Palmore of Rebuilding Together
Detroit.
As part of Construction Industry Night,
generous donations added to the coffers of
NAWIC Detroits youth education programs.
NAWIC Detroit also looks forward to the
industrys support for its 15th Construction
Industry Night in 2012.
Beyond Construction Industry Night,
NAWIC Detroit continues to present quality
programs, such as the November meeting
with guest speaker Anne Williams, MDOT,
who presented information on how to
become an MDOT-certified WBE.
Please visit www.nawicdetroit.org for more
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S
piratex, a Romulus-based custom thermoplastic extrusion
manufacturer, has met highly specialized client needs since 1955.
The firms Monroe facility, for example, produces ultra high
molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), a strong material that is
used in defense, automotive, belting, construction, conveyor, food,
geophysical, marine, wire, cable, and water treatment applications. The
ability to fashion this complex substance to meet diverse client
expectations did not develop overnight, so the company likewise
looked for an experienced team to expand the Monroe facility.
Fortunately, company leaders did not need to search very far.
The Varco-Pruden pre-engineered metal building erected for the
company in 1994 by Rudolph/Libbe, Inc., Walbridge, OH, and Plymouth,
has served its purpose remarkably well over the years. For the 48,000-
square-foot addition that will roughly double the size of the facility,
Spiratex again turned to Rudolph/Libbe, with John Kohler Architect,
PC, Monroe, serving as architect. The building, custom designed by
Varco-Pruden, features 17 new production lines and 3,000 square feet
of office space. Since bedrock at the site varies from three to five feet
below grade, Rudolph/Libbe kept costs for the original building in
check by keeping excavated rock onsite for backfill and landscaping,
but the company handled the rocky conditions even more efficiently
for its second project on the site.
We did some exploration to see how close the rock was to the
surface,explained Gary Hass, vice president of contracts administration
for Rudolph/Libbe. We moved the utilities to where the rock was lower
in the ground and we had more dirt to work with, so we didnt need to
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dig out as much rock. It was very cost effective that way.
Power metering was performed on the equipment at the
existing facility. This information helped with the
development of a cost-effective power distribution system
that would meet current and projected needs. The new
Varco-Pruden building is also much improved over what was
built only 17 years ago. Hass cited refinements that allow for
safer insulation of the building with less elevated work, an
advancement that undoubtedly played a role in supporting
Rudolph/Libbes stellar safety record. Rudolph/Libbe recently
passed the milestone of over 4 million hours worked without
a single time loss incident. Safety and productivity are two
key factors that help Rudolph/Libbe retain customers for
repeat business, which Hass said accounts for 75 to 80
percent of the companys work. Rudolph/Libbe works with
every client to ensure satisfaction long after projects are
complete.
We always go back a year or two after weve completed a
project and we do a walk-through, he said. We also check
with the owner when were about half-way through a
project.
Service after the sale will begin for Spiratex in January
2012, when completion of the new facility is anticipated [at
press time]. Spiratex will work to meet expanding demand
for UHMWPE at their expanded facility shortly thereafter.
The Monroe plant expansion project allows us to keep up
with growing demand for our extrusion services, said Garry
Markle, chief operating officer for Spiratex. The downturn in
the economy has forced many companies to lower their
inventories and buying domestic reduces transit times. With
this business model, Spiratex is increasing its capacity to
allow shorter lead-times and more production schedule
flexibility, and increasing our customers ability to operate on
leaner inventories.
The addition features 17 new production lines and 3,000 square feet of office
space.
The new space can be insulated with less elevated work, which enhances safety
on the jobsite.
The addition and the existing building, both erected by Rudolph/Libbe, can be seen here. Repeat business accounts for 75 to 80 percent of the
companys work.
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a passion for safety and impeccable
credentials to her new position. She is a
former chair of the Mechanical Contractors
Associations safety committee, and
currently serves on the Board of Governors
for the Michigan Workers Compensation
Placement Facility. In addition, Alfonsi is a
Certified Workers Compensation
Professional, Confined Space Authorized
Attendant, and a bloodborne pathogens
instructor certified by the American Red
Cross.
As CAMSAFETY director, Alfonsi plans to
introduce classes targeting safety practices
in niche environments, such as healthcare
construction. Healthcare is a unique
environment because of dust control,
infectious disease control and bloodborne
pathogen training, said Alfonsi.
In addition, Alfonsi will be teaching OSHA
10- and 30-Hour courses. Along with
MIOSHA 10, the construction industry is
experiencing a growing need for these
comprehensive safety classes. An employer
Clearly, the Construction Association of
Michigans CAMSAFETY and CAMTEC
divisions are in good hands with Alfonsi,
CAMs newly appointed director of
education and safety services. Alfonsi brings
F
or Tracey Alfonsi, working in the
trenches is more than just an
expression. As a dedicated safety
professional, Alfonsi has visited jobsites
throughout Southeast Michigan to identify
and eliminate trench cave-ins, falls,
electrocutions and other potential hazards
on a construction site.
Over seven years ago, Alfonsi immersed
herself in the safety arena in preparation for
her appointment as safety director for a
multi-million dollar Michigan mechanical
contractor. I took every single class I could
get my hands on, including MIOSHA safety
and health administrator courses, MIOSHA
record keeping, OSHA 30 and MIOSHA 10,
said Alfonsi. Her work as a safety
professional included managing the
companys safety program, performing
jobsite visits, directing injury care, and
facilitating training in bloodborne
pathogens, aerial work platforms,
ergonomics, asbestos awareness, accident
investigation and workplace violence.
C O N S T R U C T I O N
S A F E T Y
Working in the
Trenches for
CAM Members
Tracey Alfonsi,
Director of Education
& Safety Services
Alfonsi Appointed CAMs New
Director of Education & Safety Services
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is only required to teach employees about the specific hazards
related to their job, said Alfonsi. There is no law or regulation in
Michigan mandating more comprehensive training, but certain large
owners, such as the University of Michigan, are requiring people to
have it at certain jobsites. With OSHA 30 or MIOSHA 10, you get a
much more robust view of the different safety standards.
With the renewal of CAMSAFETYs MIOSHA Consultation,
Education and Training Grant for another year, Alfonsi will be
managing a vital program called the Focus Four. Funded by MIOSHA,
the Focus Four program offers training in the prevention of the four
main hazards in the construction industry: Falls, Caught-In, Struck By
and Electrocutions. The grant gives us the opportunity to provide
free training to members and non-members on these top four
hazards, said Alfonsi.
New for 2011-2012, the grant also covers the fine-tuning of
existing safety programs. Under the new provision, I can improve or
edit a contractors existing written safety program, Alfonsi said. I
can also provide information on updated standards and hot topics,
such as jobsite cell phone use.
CAMSAFETY TRAINING: CONVENIENT, FLEXIBLE
AND HANDS-ON
With CAMSAFETYs flexible approach, the scope of safety training
can be tailored to fit a companys schedule. Small to mid-size
companies with limited crews may not be able to have a few people
missing from a jobsite for training, said Alfonsi. For example, our fall
protection training can be offered for an hour, as a 30-minute
Above is a sneak peek into CAMSAFETYs roving toolbox talk on wheels.
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than just a talk, said Alfonsi. It actually
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example, I can assist with investigating the
incident and formulating a plan to prevent it
from happening again.
AN OPEN DOOR POLICY
CAM members are always encouraged to
send a representative to CAMSAFETY
Committee meetings. CAMSAFETY
Committee meetings are the best way to get
the pulse of what is happening in the
industry in terms of new MIOSHA
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members represent a cross-section of the
entire industry, including insurance
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CAM members have access to this
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with MIOSHA citations, fines and appeals.
CAMSAFETY also offers information on how
to reduce your workers compensation
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Alfonsi also has new plans brewing for
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The training is also hands-on, using actual
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toolbox. I will come to a jobsite or a job
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T
hese unfortunate narratives are only two of the dozens of fatal
falls that have occurred on construction sites across Michigan
in the last few years. Of the 73 construction fatalities occurring
in the five-year period of 2006 to 2010, 24 were the result of falls,
according to MIOSHA. In 2010, three out of the 11 program-related
construction fatalities were the result of falls, according to Pat
Sullivan, MIOSHA Consultation Education & Training (CET)
Consultant.
Although construction fatalities have fallen from a recent high of
26 in 2006, the MIOSHA report, Program-Related Fatalities, Michigan
2010, stated that the construction industry still incurred the largest
number of program-related fatalities of any industry in 2010. The
industry category called Transportation and Warehousing had the
second highest number in 2010 with five fatalities.
ZERO EQUALS SUCCESS
The safety practices of a committed Michigan construction
company delivered a different number: a big, fat zero for lost time
A roofer fell 19 feet and died from a head injury. The victim was
helping to wrap up for the night. While installing a tarp on a
steep roof, he stepped onto the tarp causing him to slip down
and fall off the roof. MIOSHA violations included having no
written certification of fall protection training, no accident
prevention program, and working on a steep roof without fall
protection. MIOSHA News, Summer 2010
A framing carpenter was elevated 18 feet in a scaffold platform
of a rough terrain fork truck. The truck operator was positioning
the platform and backed into a mud hole. The fork truck tipped
over and the worker was thrown off the platform and died from
a head injury. Violating MIOSHA Rule 1243 (12) - fork truck and
platform being re-positioned while elevated - and Rule 1243(9)
no fall protection being used while elevated in platform - were
only two of the citations issued to the company.
MIOSHA News, Summer 2010
C O N S T R U C T I O N
S A F E T Y
Zeroing In on Safety
Safe Practices Equal 0 Fatalities and Earn 0.0 Incidence Rates
By Mary E. Kremposky Photos Courtesy of
Associate Editor T.H. Marsh Construction Co.
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accidents and fatalities. In October 2011, T.H. Marsh Construction Co.,
Royal Oak, received the MIOSHA CET Gold Award in recognition of its
outstanding safety and health record. The firm worked two years
without a lost time accident. We are honored to present this award
to T.H. Marsh Construction, and we are pleased to recognize your
exemplary record of protecting your workers in this high-hazard
industry, said Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Deputy
Director, Steve Arwood. Your dedication sends the message to
Michigan employers that focusing on safety upfront is a sound
business decision.
Under the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS)
code 236220 (Commercial and Institutional Building Construction),
T.H. Marshs total case incidence rate (TCIR) was 0.0 in 2009 and 2010,
compared to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Michigan rate of 3.6
in 2009 and 2.9 2010. (Based on a specific calculation, incidence rates
represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time
workers.) T.H. Marshs total days away/restricted cases (DART) rate
was 0.0 in 2009 and 2010, compared to the BLS Michigan rate of 1.7
in 2009 and 1.3 in 2010, according to a LARA news release and
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.
In safety, zero incidence rates and zero fatalities equal success. T.H.
Marsh has been rewarded not only with an award but with lower
insurance premiums, as well. Some people might ask, Why do I have
to pay a safety person to drive around all day? said Dan Gadbois,
T.H. Marsh safety director and a safety veteran of over 15 years.
Working safely has definitely produced cost savings, and it has
affected our bottom line for the better. As proof positive, T.H. Marsh
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Nationally, more than 60 percent of the fatal
falls occurred among small construction
firms with 10 or fewer employees, according
to a study presented at the 2010
International Conference on Fall Prevention
and Protection sponsored by the National
Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
(NIOSH), the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services. The Center
for Construction Research and Training,
Silver Spring, Maryland, presented the study
entitled, Fatal Falls in the U.S. Construction
Industry, 1992 2008.
At T.H. Marsh, roofing, steel erection and
other tasks at elevation never begin without
a fall protection plan that identifies and
eliminates potential hazards. The site
specific plan devises the safest approach to
a task, whether it means plotting an
effective tie-off strategy or ensuring proper
footing for a man lift. The plan must be
submitted to and reviewed by me, said
Gadbois. Under our companys safety
policy, the safety director gives the workers
permission to proceed.
T.H. Marshs fall protection plans for steel
erection even exceed MIOSHA requirements
to tie-off for steel erection at 15 feet above a
lower level and at 30 feet for workers
defined as connectors. When you sign a
contract with T.H. Marsh, we expect you to
tie-off at 6 feet for steel erection, said
Gadbois. Our leadership makes safety a
priority. They know the fatality rates for falls,
and they support our decisions to be tough
on all fall protection plans.
T.H. Marsh has even eliminated the use of
ladders in favor of man lifts. The use of man
lifts is much safer, said Gadbois. We dont
carry a paint bucket up a 20-foot extension
ladder anymore. We work off a platform, and
we are tied off to the platform.
STRUCK BY
As a safety watch dog, Gadbois places a
strong emphasis on pre-task planning and
activity hazard analysis. Pre-task planning
and activity hazard analysis are the best
tools that we have in the program, said
Gadbois. Thats how fatalities and injuries
are stopped - you plan your activities from
start to finish.
Both initiatives are sound practice for fall
prevention and all types of accidents,
including those in the Struck By category.
Struck By incidents resulted in 17 out of 73
fatalities from 2006 to 2010, meaning falls
and Struck By accidents combined
accounted for 41 out of 73 fatalities in recent
issues, including the leading cause of
fatalities falls - with a rigorously formatted
and religiously enforced safety program.
Beyond the larger construction
companies, not very many firms require site
specific fall protection plans on jobs with
work at a high elevation, said Gadbois.
FALLS
T.H. Marsh is a mid-sized general
contractor with a safety program
comparable in scope to some of the largest
construction managers and general
contractors in the state, said Gadbois. The
company has successfully tackled safety
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years, according to MIOSHA. One Struck By
fatality occurred in 2010, meaning falls and
Struck By accidents accounted for four out
of 11 construction fatalities in Michigan last
year.
Usually equipment operation is the
leading cause of Struck By incidents, said
Gadbois. You can be struck by a crane, you
can be pinch pointed between the boom
and a building, a load can fall on top of you
or the outriggers could fail and the crane
could slip.
T.H. Marsh makes sure the operator is a
certified crane operator, equipped with a
license and experience. Equipment
operators must fill out a training card
verifying the proper type and level of
training. Before work begins, an equipment
inspection checklist must verify the safety
and condition of the machine. If I dont
receive a training card, and you dont fill out
the equipment checklist that is in our safety
manual, you will not operate equipment on
our job site, said Gadbois. As easy as
checking your tires before a long road trip,
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FATALITIES
TOP MIOSHA PROGRAM-RELATED CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES 2006 - 2010
Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total
Fall 9 5 5 2 3 24
Struck By 5 3 6 2 1 17
Electrocution 3 2 3 2 1 11
Caught By 3 1 1 2 3 10
Cave In 3 0 0 1 2 6
Other 3 0 0 1 1 5
Total 26 11 15 10 11 73
Source: Top Fatalities 2006 -2009, MIOSHA News Summer 2010; Top Fatalities 2010, MIOSHA News
Editor
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Report of Injury, Workers Disability Form 100s, and from direct telephone reports of fatalities
to MIOSHA. Only fatal cases that are program-related, as defined by MIOSHA, are compiled.
Therefore, the data does not include fatalities resulting from heart attacks, homicides, suicides,
personal motor vehicle accidents, and aircraft accidents. Definition reprinted from the report
entitled, Program-Related Fatalities, Michigan 2010.
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HAVING A GAME PLAN
T.H. Marsh was granted the CET Gold
Award for implementing an effective safety
and health management system. T.H. Marsh
also requires all of its subcontractors to have
an accident prevention/safety program.
Even if they dont have one, T.H. Marsh will
help companies write their own programs,
said Gadbois. I would say 40 to 50 percent
of the companies that I deal with dont have
a program at first. MIOSHA will also give a
company a template for writing an accident
prevention program.
Once a subcontractor formulates a
program and joins the T.H. Marsh team, we
make the company bound to the program,
said Gadbois. If they deviate from the
program, we have every right to remove
them from our site.
This approach can be transformative
rather than punitive. I know a few
contractors who created a safety program,
and now their company has much better
accident statistics because of the programs
weve helped them develop, said Gadbois.
Its serious. It really works.
Of course, a written safety program or a
prevention plan without enforcement is the
quintessential paper tiger. If the written
program is not managed by a safety director,
it is not going to happen, said Gadbois. A
safety director keeps the company focused
on accident prevention even on a bustling
construction site with all parties under
pressure to meet production.
Gadbois meets weekly with project
managers and scrutinizes every jobsite once
every two weeks. We also have extensive
training for our site superintendents, and I
audit them all, said Gadbois. I have safety
documentation for them to fill out, and I
report back to the project manager and the
owner of the company. If they are not
turning in documentation for their safety
talks and inspections, they need to be held
accountable.
A FORMULA FOR SAFETY SUCCESS
Clearly, T.H. Marsh has created an effective
formula for success: pre-task planning and
hazard identification prior to work +
monitoring and enforcement throughout
the job. Other important considerations
factor into the safety equation. The
foundation of a strong safety program is the
commitment of top management and buy-
in from the entire project team. At T.H.
Marsh, the very first page of the company
safety manual contains a letter personally
written by the companys ownership stating
printed every day.
Once the job begins, weekly safety audits
help superintendents and subcontractors
identify and eliminate any new potential
hazards on the site. This detailed and
methodical level of scrutiny has helped T.H.
Marsh attain its 0.0 incidence rate for two
years running, and has kept its workers safe
on every site. Like careful drivers, no one
works at T.H. Marsh without checking their
blind spot.
a simple checklist could save someones life.
T.H. Marsh also formulates a site specific
crane action plan. I have a meeting with the
operator and the crew to identify any
hazards, said Gadbois. We walk the site,
scanning it for overhead power lines to
prevent electrocution exposures. We dont
proceed with the work until everyone signs
their names to the crane action plan. We
also require the pre-operation equipment
inspection checklists to be signed and
C O N S T R U C T I O N
S A F E T Y
T.H. Marsh Construction Companys strong focus on safety has earned the firm a MIOSHA CET Gold
Award. Beyond a Gold Award, the true reward is a workforce returning home - safe and sound - at
the end of the day.
Everyone at T.H. Marsh Construction Company shares a sense of accomplishment in having earned
this significant safety accolade. Standing to the left of Safety Director Dan Gadbois, T.H. Marsh
General Superintendent Kirk Czarnecki proudly holds the companys MIOSHA CET Gold Award
plaque.
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understand the impact of occupational
fatalities in the construction industry.
Presented at the 2010 International
Conference on Fall Prevention and
Protection, the study, Cost of Fall-Related
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Construction,
2003-2006, estimated the impact on the
U.S. Gross Domestic Product from
occupational fatalities in the construction
industry is about $5.1 billion. Nationally, a
total of 4,864 workers died in construction
from all causes in this time frame with one
third of those construction fatalities
resulting from a fall to a lower level. Falls
from roofs accounted for 35 percent of those
incidents. The model showed that fall
fatalities alone represent a $1.6 billion loss
to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
Fortunately, dedicated companies, such as
T.H. Marsh, are combatting losses of life,
injuries and the high cost of poor safety by
forging a strongly enforced safety and
health system capable of achieving the Holy
Grail of zero lost time accidents for the last
few years.
He cares about people who work here and
our subcontractors too. Everybody put their
heads together to come up with the best
program possible. We are truly proud of the
program, and we are proud to work for T.H.
Marsh.
In other T.H. Marsh initiatives, all project
managers, superintendents and field
foremen take the MIOSHA 30-hour
Construction Safety seminar; the company
established a safety and health committee,
with both employee and management
participation; and developed an employee
training system with an emphasis on how to
do the work in a safe and healthful manner.
POOR SAFETY: EMOTIONAL TOLL,
ECONOMIC DRAIN
Poor safety practices and the resulting
injuries and fatalities exact a terrible
emotional toll on the deceased workers
loved ones and co-workers, and a financial
toll on the entire economy. Researchers at
NIOSHs Division of Safety Research
developed a cost estimation model to better
the firms high safety expectations. Gadbois
meets with every new T.H. Marsh employee,
making sure they receive, review and agree
to comply in writing with all procedures
listed in the safety manual.
Stellar safety performance is rewarded
with financial incentives. Gadbois reviews
the safety records of superintendents and
project managers whose safety
performance influences the amount of
raises and bonuses. For the tradesperson,
Gadbois provides incentives such as Visa gift
cards.
Truly caring about safety is the intangible
in this safety equation. We care about
peoples safety, said Gadbois. That is the
most important thing. I hope to make
construction a safer industry, and in the end,
if I can save one life I am doing my job.
Safety saves money - according to
MIOSHA, every dollar invested in safety
yields four to six dollars in return but at the
best of companies, safety is not just cost
driven. The T.H. Marsh leadership has made
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MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on February 8, 2012. The 28th
edition of this event for industry professionals is sponsored by the
Construction Association of Michigan (CAM).
The Tradeshow opens at 10:00 a.m. and runs to 5:00 p.m.
Many exhibitors plan to launch new construction-related
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construction buyers will be able to actually see, test and learn
about the newest equipment, products and services available.
CAM will be celebrating its 127th Anniversary during the 126th
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CAM Magazine Special Issue Awards will take place during the
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as voted upon by the readership of CAM Magazine.
The Green Project of the Year Awards for 2011 will also be
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CAMTEC, the Training and Education department of CAM, will
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BD Electrical
Battery Giant
Beal, Inc.
The Blue Book Network
Boomer Construction Materials
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Local 1
Broner Glove & Safety
C.A.S.S. Sheet Metal
CTS-Construction Tool
& Supply Co.
Cannon Truck Equipment
Cipriano Coating Technology
Construction Points
Constructive, LLC
Tim Crawford Insurance
Agency, Inc.
DTE Energy Your Energy
Savings Program
R.S. Dale Co.
T. Daniels Consulting,
Inc./Dexter+Chaney
Delta Thermal Imaging (DTI)
Detroit Carpentry
Apprenticeship School
Efficiency Production
Energy Shield, Inc.
Foundation Software, Inc.
GRS Stohler Co.
Great Northern Sentry Co.
Ground Penetrating
Radar Technology
MC Gutherie Lumber Co.
HSE Integrated Ltd.
Hansen Marketing Services, Inc.
Hartland Insurance Group, Inc.
Homrich Wrecking
IMAGINiT Technologies
InPro Corp.
Interface Financial Group
Jeffers Crane Service
Kelley & Sons Trailers
Kerkstra Precast, Inc.
Kings of Merch
MDOT Office of Business
Development
MIOSHA
Marble & Granite Works
Marshall Sales, Inc.
Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Michigan Fair Contracting Center
Michigan Glass Coatings
Michigan Nursery
& Landscape Association
Nova Environmental, Inc.
Oakland Metal Sales, Inc.
Olson Architectural Products
Operating Engineers Local 324
JATF, Inc.
PPG Pittsburgh Paints
Pella Windows & Doors
Professional Building
Maintenance
Ronald B. Rich & Associates
SMRCA/149 Labor Management
Wm. H. Scarlet & Associates
Simpson Strong-Tie
Speedway Superfleet
strataWORKS, LLC
Teletrac, Inc.
Townsend Sign
Unique Metal Products
Unistrut Detroit
Urban's Partition
& Remodeling Co.
V & S Detroit Galvanizing, LLC
Venture Grafix
Gardiner C. Vose, Inc.
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Beal, Inc.
221 Felch St. Ste. 7
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Contact: Troy Macon
(248)762-7243 / (734)662-5869 Fax
tmacon@gobeal.com
www.gobeal.com
Products on Display: Building Construction &
Renovation, Demolition & Abatement, Carpentry,
Facility Maintenance, Infrastructure Construction,
Solar & Wind, Residential Remodeling, Waste &
Recycling
The Blue Book Network
800 E Main St., P.O. Box 500
Jefferson Valley, NY 10535
Contact: Julie Conroy
(800)431-2584 / (914)245-0288 Fax
jconroy@thebluebook.com
www.thebluebook.com
Products on Display: Free Digital Work Flow
Solutions
Boomer Construction Materials
1940 E. Forest
Detroit, MI 48207
Contact: Tim Gill
(313)832-5050 / (313)832-0520 Fax
tim@boomermaterials.com
Products on Display: Construction Materials
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1
21031 Ryan Rd.
Warren, MI 48091
Contact: Mark King
(586)754-0888 / (586)754-5889 Fax
mark@bricklayers.org
www.bricklayers.org
Products on Display: Trowel Trades Education &
Training
Broner Glove & Safety
1750 Harmon Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Contact: Todd Jones
(800)521-1318 or (248)391-5000
(800)276-6372 Fax
safety@broner.com
www.bronersafety.com
Products on Display: Making A Difference In
Safety With Service, PPE, Plant & Site Safety!
C.A.S.S. Sheet Metal
5641 Conner
Detroit, MI 48213
Contact: Glenn Parvin
(313)571-2277 / (313)571-1954 Fax
glenn@casssheetmetal.com
www.casssheetmetal.com
Products on Display: Custom Architectural
Sheet Metal Installation & Fabrication
Advanced Satellite/ASC Security Systems
12137 Merriman Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
Contact: Marilyn Miller
(734)793-1424 / (734)838-3289 Fax
m.miller@advancedsat.com
www.advancedsat.com
Products on Display: Commercial Satellite &
Security Systems Integrator. DIRECTV Satellite/TV
Systems, Cable RF Distribution, CCTV, Security &
Access Control; All Phases of Construction
Including Low-Voltage Prewire & Finish; Expert
Design, Installation & Service
Aluminum Supply Co., Inc.
14359 Meyers Rd.
Detroit, MI 48227
Contact: Nancy Marshall
(313)491-5040 / (313)491-6380 Fax
nmarshall@aluminumsupply.com
www.aluminumsupply.com
Products on Display: Fabricator/Distributor
Architectural Building Products, Sheet Metal
Service Center, Copper, Stainless, Galvinizing,
Aluminum, Metal Wall & Roof Systems
Ash-Con Pavement Maintenance, Inc.
37600 Utica Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Contact: Chris Edwards
(586)979-8330 / (586)979-8343 Fax
office@ashcon.net
www.ashcon.net
Products on Display: Parking Lot Maintenance
Services, Seal Coating, Crackfill, Striping, Asphalt &
Concrete Repairs
BD Electrical
1684 Hydraulic Dr.
Howell, MI 48855
Contact: Shawna Oumedian
(517)552-8701 / (517)552-8706 Fax
Shawna@bdelectrical.com
www.bdelectrical.com
Products on Display: We Supply The Highest
Quality & Safest Products To The Re-Conditioned &
Obsolete Electrical Distribution Market
Battery Giant
24508 12 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034
Contact: Ray Cutway
(248)327-7876 / (248)327-7879 Fax
rcutway@batterygiant.com
Products on Display: Batteries For Everything!
We Rebuild Cordless Tool Battery Packs
ABTEK Financial
5841 Andersonville Rd.
Waterford, MI 48356
Contact: Tami Cohorst
(248)623-4430 / (248)623-4444 Fax
tami@abtekusa.com
www.abtekusa.com
Products on Display: Credit Card Processing,
Gifts Cards
ACM Panelworx, Inc.
357 Croft Dr.
Lakeshore, ON, Canada, N8N 2L9
Contact: Mark Mrkalj
(519)739-2380 / (519)739-1609 Fax
info@acmpanelworx.com
www.acmpanelworx.com
Products on Display: Aluminum Composite
Panel Systems
ARC Michigan
1009 W. Maple Rd.
Clawson, MI 48017
Contact: Ken Van Portfliet
(248)288-5600 / (248)288-1198 Fax
ken.vanportfliet@e-arc.com
www.dunnblue.com
Products on Display: Managed Print Services,
Equipment, Software, Copier Rentals
AZZ Galvanizing Service
7825 S. Homestead Dr.
Hamilton, IN 46742
Contact: Jim Getz
(260)488-4477 / (260)488-4499 Fax
jimgetz@azzgalv.com
www.azzgalvanizing.com
Products on Display: Hot Dip Galvanizing
Structural Steel, Gratings, Handrailings, Industrial
Fasteners, Anchor Bolts
Ace Cutting Equipment & Supplies
25806 Novi Rd.
Novi MI 48375
Contact: Ron Measel
(248)449-4944 / (248)449-4946 Fax
rmeasel@acecutting.com
www.acecutting.com
Products on Display: Concrete & Masonry
Cutting Equipment
Adaptive Environments, Inc.
43600 Utica Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Contact: Derek Nowak
(586)739-9300 / (586)739-6220 Fax
derek@adaptenv.com
www.adaptive-environments.com
Products on Display: Residential Elevators,
Commercial & Residential Platform Lifts, Stairlifts,
Overhead Patient Transfer Systems
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DTE Energy Your Energy Savings Program
P.O. Box 11289
Detroit, MI 48211
Contact: Brian Bennett
(866)796-0512 / (877)607-0744 Fax
YourEnergySavings@kema.com
www.DTEenergy.com/saveenergy
Products on Display: DTE Energy Offers Cash
Incentives For The Installation Of Energy-Saving
Technologies, Both Electric & Gas, Including New
Construction & Retrofits
R.S. Dale Co.
6090 Wall St.
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Contact: Randy Dale
(586)264-1962 / (586)264-2165 Fax
rdale@rsdale.com
www.rsdale.com
Products on Display: Supplier Of Unistrut,
Pipehangers, Anchors, Cutting Products,
Through-Hanger Insulation Products, Fasteners,
Gaskets, Firestop, Cable Tray, Cadweld, Sioux Chief
T. Daniels Consulting, Inc./Dexter+Chaney
265 N. Alloy Dr. Ste. 102
Fenton, MI 48430
Contact: Timothy Ricketts
(810)629-0131 / (810)629-6236 Fax
tim@tdaniels.com
www.tdaniels.com
Products on Display: Spectrum Construction
Software
Delta Thermal Imaging (DTI)
P.O. Box 640
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Contact: Jerry Marquette
(248)303-6603 / (734)522-1226 Fax
jerry@deltathermalimaging.com
www. deltathermalimaging.com
Products on Display: Thermal Scans & In-Depth
Reporting By A Certified Thermographer
Detroit Carpentry Apprenticeship School
1401 Farrow Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Contact: Don Kissel
(248)541-2740 / (248)541-1660 Fax
don@detcarpapp.org
www.detcarpapp.org
Products on Display: Carpenter Training Facility
Efficiency Production
685 Hull Rd.
Mason, MI 48854
Contact: Mike Ross
(517)676-8800 / (517)676-0373 Fax
mross@efficiencyproduction.com
www.efficiencyproduction.com
Products on Display: Trench Shielding &
Shoring
CTS-Construction Tool & Supply Co.
20866 Dequindre Rd.
Warren, MI 48091
Contact: Bill Parkhill
(586)757-3330 / (586)757-5399 Fax
ctsbillparkhill@comcast.net
www.ctsfastening.com
Products on Display: Fire Stopping Systems,
Concrete Anchors, Spring Steel Fasteners
Cannon Truck Equipment
51761 Danview Tech. Ct.
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Contact: Curt Anderson
(586)991-0054 / (586)991-0074 Fax
canderson@cannonequip.com
www.cannonequip.com
Products on Display: Truck Equipment - Plows,
Salters, Dumps, Cranes, Aerials
Cipriano Coating Technology
6538 Arrow Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Contact: Jim Cipriano
(586)726-2900 / (586)726-2624 Fax
info@ciprianocoatings.com
www.ciprianocoatings.com
Products on Display: Installation Specialists Of
Protective & Decorative Concrete Floor Coating
Systems
Construction Points
500 Enterprise Dr.
Allen Park, MI 48101
Contact: Nathan Klein
(313)220-0278
sales@constructionpoints.us.com
www.constructionpoints.us.com
Products on Display: Using BIM Technology, We
Lay Out Points On Jobsites Saving You Man-Hours
& Increasing Your Productivity
Constructive, LLC
901 Livernois
Ferndale, MI 48220
Contact: Jim Gendron
(734)635-2871
gend5@aol.com
www.constructivellc.net
Products on Display: Prefabricated Masonry
Including All Masonry Building Elements
Tim Crawford Insurance Agency, Inc.
1415 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Contact: Tim Crawford
(248)402-5005 / (248)402-5011 Fax
Timothy_E_Crawford_Agency@NWAgent.com
Products on Display: Bonds, Commercial
Insurance, Health Insurance
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Energy Shield, Inc.
138 W. Pike St.
Pontiac, MI 48341
Contact: Karl Fritzinger
(248)332-2910 / (248)332-4777 Fax
karl@energyshield.net
www.energyshield.net
Products on Display: Spray Foam Insulation,
Spray Foam Roofing, Air Barriers, Spray-On Fiber
Insulation, Thermal Barriers
Foundation Software, Inc.
150 Pearl Rd.
Brunswick, OH 44212
Contact: Debra Smole
(330)220-8383 x251 / (330)220-1443 Fax
dsmole@foundationsoft.com
www.foundationsoft.com
Products on Display: Foundation Software
Offers Two Products For Construction: Foundation
For Windows Job Cost Accounting Software & An
Online Payroll Processing Services
GRS Stohler Co.
29557 Costello Dr.
New Hudson, MI 48165
Contact: Kelly Stohler
(248)446-3700 / (248)446-3711 Fax
sales@grsstohler.com
www.grsstohler.com
Products on Display: Anchors, Recips, Metal
Cutting Saws, Hole Saws, Tool Bags, Power Tool
Batteries, Borescopes
Great Northern Sentry Co.
2901 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49202
Contact: Sherri Messimer-Froling
(800)605-4044 / (517)783-4290 Fax
bdmgr@greatnorthernsentry.com
www.greatnorthernsentry.com
Products on Display: Security Guards,
Background Checks, Patrol-Investigations, Drug
Screening, Seminars & Training
Ground Penetrating Radar Technology
2890 Carpenter Rd. Ste. 1000
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Contact: Mike Chabot
(734)780-6849 / (734)975-1973 Fax
mike@gpradartech.com
www.gpradartech.com
Products on Display: Ground Penetrating Radar
(GPR) Technology, Providing The Service Of Utility
Location & Depth Prior To Concrete Coring &
Sawing, Drilling Or Excavation
www.ciprianocoatings.com
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Cipriano Coating Technology
was established in 1996 by
Jim Cipriano as a contractor
of concrete restoration and
protective coating systems.
We specialize in various forms of
coating solutions and along with our
years of experience in the industrial,
institutional and commercial industries,
we have participated in extensive training
in order to offer the latest and best
technology to our customers.
6538 Arrow Drive
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
888.726.3322
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Hansen Marketing Services, Inc.
1000 Decker Rd.
P.O. Box 640
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Contact: Jerry Marquette
(248)669-2323 / (248)669-5750 Fax
jmarquette@hansenmarketing.com
www.hansenmarketing.com
Products on Display: Wholesale Distributor Of
Building Materials
Hartland Insurance Group, Inc.
691 N. Squirrel Rd., Ste. 190
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2863
Contact: Peggy Wessler
(248)377-9600 / (248)377-0082 Fax
www.hartlandinsurancegroup.com
Products on Display: Discounted Insurance For
CAM Members
Homrich Wrecking
200 Matlin Rd.
Carleton, MI 48117
Contact: Jeff Rider
(734)654-9800 x603 / (734)654-3116 Fax
jeffr@homrichinc.com
www.homrichinc.com
Products on Display: Demolition &
Environmental Services
IMAGiNIT Technologies
1228 Kirts Blvd., Ste. 400
Troy, MI 48084
(248)362-3014 / (248)362-3150 Fax
Contact: Phuang Hua Inman
phuainman@rand.com
www.imaginit.com
Products on Display: Engineering Solutions,
Consulting, Software, Training, Services
InPro Corp.
S80 W.18766 Apollo Dr .
Muskego, WI 53150
Contact: Shelly Pawlus
(800)222-5556 / (262)679-9127 Fax
service@inprocorp.com
www.inprocorp.com
Products on Display: InPro Is The Nation's
Premier Manufacturer Of Products Used In The
Healthcare, Senior Living, Hospitality, Education &
Government Sectors
Interface Financial Group
8615 Richardson Rd., Ste. 200
Commerce Township, MI 48390
Contact: Fred Wicks
(561)685-6742 / (248)742-3612 Fax
fwicks@interfacefinancial.com
www.interfacefinancial.com/wicks
Products on Display: We Buy Invoices &
Contractor Billings From Sub-Contractors For Cash
Needed To Grow Or When Cash Flow Is Low
HSE Integrated, Ltd.
26401 Northline Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
Contact: Daniel Strecker
(734)947-9111 / (734)947-9428 Fax
dstrecker@hseintegrated.com
www.hseintegrated.com
Products on Display: The Largest Industrial
Service Safety Provider In North America Offering
Safety Monitoring & Training To The Construction
Industry
MC Gutherie Lumber Co.
12152 Merriman Rd PO Box 51877
Livonia, MI 48151-5877
Contact: Mike Mahoney
(734)513-5777 / (734)513-5785 Fax
mmahoney@gutherielumber.com
www.gutherielumber.com
Products on Display: Lite Steel Beams,
Engineered Wood Products
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MIOSHA
7150 Harris Dr.
P.O. Box 30643
Lansing, MI 48909-8143
Contact: Katie Benghauser
(517)322-1819 / (517)322-1374 Fax
benghauserk1@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/miosha
Products on Display: Consultation, Services &
Information On Workplace Construction Health &
Safety
Marble & Granite Works
7171 N. Haggerty Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
Contact: Chet Bernotaitis
(734)335-9340 / (734)335-9341 Fax
cbernotaitis@mgworks.com
www.mgworks.com
Products on Display: Marble & Granite Works
Fabricators & Installs Granite, Marble, Quartz &
Solid Surface Countertops For Commercial &
Residential Applications
Kings of Merch
9070 Lebarron Ct.
Saline, MI 48176
Contact: John Butler
(734)619-0249 / (734)619-0248 Fax
john@kingsofmerch.com
www.kingsofmerch.com
Products on Display: Supplier Of Corporate
Apparel, Full-Service Silk Screening, Embroidery &
Banner Company Offering Extensive Line Of
Garments & Advertising Specialty Items
MDOT Office of Business Development
25900 Greenfield Rd., Ste. 245
Oak Park MI 48237
Contact: Ann Williams
(248)967-0570 x211 / (248)967-0598 Fax
williamsa3@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/mdotdbe
Products on Display: Michigan Road & Bridge
Program Through The DBE Program Michigan
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Jeffers Crane Service
P.O. Box 807
Highland, MI 48357
Contact: Vince Voetberg
(248)207-6944 / (248)681-6504 Fax
vincev@jefferstoledo.com
www.allcrane.com
Products on Display: Sales & Rentals Of Manlifts,
Material Handlers, Boom Trucks, Cranes, Tower
Cranes
Kelley & Sons Trailers
12620 Telegraph Rd.
Carleton, MI 48117
Contact: Sue Kelley
(734)783-6464 / (734)783-0559 Fax
skelley@kelleytrailers.com
www.kelleytrailers.com
Products on Display: Professional-Grade Trailers
For Construction, Landscape, Racing & Recreation!
Kerkstra Precast, Inc.
3373 Busch Dr.
Grandville, MI 49418
Contact: Tessa Emelander
(616)224-6176 / (616)224-2651 Fax
temelander@kerkstra.com
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Products on Display: Precast Concrete Building
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The CTS Fastening Center is designed to better accommodate both normal and EMERGENCY NEEDS
for unexpected changes if a breakdown occurs, or if youre just out-of-stock. Were loaded with quality
concrete anchors, masonry bits, rotary hammer drills, fire stopping materials and spring steel clips,
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Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association
2149 Commons Pkwy.
Okemos, MI 48964
Contact: Amy Frankmann
(800)879-6652 / (517)381-0638 Fax
amyf@mnla.org
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Products on Display: Green Industry Trade
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Nova Environmental, Inc.
5340 Plymouth Rd., Ste. 210
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Contact: Lisa Whitton
(734)930-0995 / (734)930-2969 Fax
lwhitton@nova-env.com
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Products on Display: Environmental Testing,
Consulting & Training
Michigan Fair Contracting Center
P.O. Box 1081
Birmingham, MI 48012
Contact: Dan Argentati
(248)836-2770
dargentati@mifcc.org
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Products on Display: Provides Educational
Services On Public Construction Projects To
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Wage Rate Regulations & Related Standards
Michigan Glass Coatings
1120 Doris Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Contact: Sarah Goga
(248)364-6667 / (248)364-6670 Fax
sgoga@michgc.com
www.michiganglasscoatings.com
Products on Display: Michigan Glass Coatings Is
A Leading Provider In Glass Coatings With Over 30
Years Experience; We Provide Solar, Security &
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Marshall Sales, Inc.
14359 Meyers Rd.
Detroit, MI 48227
Contact: Nancy Marshall
(313)491-1700 / (313)491-6462 Fax
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Products on Display: Full-Line Stocking
Distributor Of Construction, Industrial,
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Application/Engineering Services Available, Tool
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Mazzella Lifting Technologies
31623 Stephenson Hwy.
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Contact: Steve Ressler
(248)752-5361 / (248)588-8776 Fax
sressler@mazzellalifting.com
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Products on Display: Manufacture Chain, Wire
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Teletrac, Inc.
7391 Lincoln Way
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Contact: Brad Salisbury
(800)500-6009 / (714)379-6378 Fax
info@teletrac.net
www.teletrac.net
Products on Display: Teletrac's Fleet Director
GPS Tracking & Vehicle Monitoring Solution Helps
Lower Fuel Costs, Provides Real Time Reporting
Alerts & Fleet Analysis
Townsend Sign
31550 Gossett Dr.
Rockwood, MI 48173
Contact: Dave Zurawski
(734)379-4000 / (734)379-0029 Fax
dave@tnico.com
www.townsendsign.com
Products on Display: Architectural &
Commercial Signage
Unique Metal Products
1921 Hilton
Ferndale, MI 48220
Contact: Frank Zammit
(248)545-4566 / (248)545-2767 Fax
fzammit@uniquemetals.com
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Products on Display: Custom Fabricators
Specializing In High End Metals; Architectural,
Residential, Security; Iron, Brass, Copper, Bronze,
Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Unistrut Detroit
4045 2nd St.
Wayne, MI 48184
Contact: Brian Blust
(800)586-4787 / (800)465-8039 Fax
brianblust@unistrut.biz
www.unistrut.biz
Products on Display: Unistrut Medical Supports
Designed & Installed Largest Unistrut Inventory In
US; 5 Service Centers In Midwest; Stainless,
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Urban's Partition & Remodeling Co.
19430 Gerald
P.O. Box 5289
Northville, MI 48167-5289
Contact: Rod Vasold
(248)348-1180 / (248)348-7858 Fax
rod@urbanspartition.com
www.urbanspartition.com
Products on Display: Modernfold Operable
Partitions
V & S Detroit Galvanizing, LLC
12600 Arnold St.
Redford, MI 48239
Contact: Tim Woll
(313)535-2600 / (313)535-0862 Fax
timw@hotdipgalv.com
www.hotdipgalvanizing.com
Products on Display: Hot Dip Galvanizing
Ronald B. Rich & Associates
30665 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 280
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Contact: Ronald Rich
(248)851-4411 / (248)851-1094 Fax
rbr@letuscollect.com
www.letuscollect.com
Products on Display: Collection & Construction
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Filing Service
SMRCA/149 Labor Management
3560 E. 9 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48091
Contact: Heather Hadley
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and The Christman Company, Lansing, as
construction manager, Team Christman has
rehabilitated the 227,000-square-foot
building into a state-of-the-art,
contemporary office complex. Thanks to the
efforts of HOK, Inc. as architect of record and
Quinn Evans Architects, Ann Arbor, as
preservation architect, the former plant now
Fund Holdings, Inc., a major provider of
workers compensation insurance. An
amazing team of design, engineering and
construction professionals has captured the
embodied energy of this landmark building,
bringing this once obsolescent structure
back to life.
With Christman Capital as the developer
R
euse with a capital R, the historic
rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of
the Ottawa Street Power Station in
downtown Lansing is believed to be one of
the largest power plant reclamations in
history. Repurposing of the power plant
into Class A office space has created a
stunning national headquarters for Accident
Accident Fund Holdings
New National
Headquarters:
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produced by the vast expanse of single pane windows. A major
character-defining element, the power plants vast expanse of
stylized, single-pane, steel-framed glazing was projected to produce
a significant thermal load.
Christman and Quinn Evans successfully worked with preservation
officials to arrive at an acceptable high performance replacement
window design that reduced energy loads while meeting the
historical requirement for design and clear glazing. Basically, the
historic steel windows were replicated with an energy-efficient
system.
Initial energy modeling and life-cycle costing were conducted to
determine the most efficient way to restore the power plant. The
analysis evaluated several potential HVAC systems for energy
efficiency, ventilation effectiveness and individual work space
temperature control. An under-floor air distribution system was
selected for both the power plant and the addition.
Approximately 90 percent of the walls were insulated and dry
walled to contribute to energy efficiency. In order to maintain the
historic character inside the power plant, brick and architectural tile
were left exposed in visually significant areas for maximum impact.
Other sustainability measures include the use of dual flush toilets,
low flow urinals and faucets, and an efficient outdoor irrigation
system and plant design for reduced water use. An insulated white
roof on the addition, along with light-colored concrete and
hardscape materials, were used to reduce the projects contribution
to the urban heat island effect.
Indoor air quality for the power plant was addressed during
construction with environmental remediation of asbestos and
lead-based paint, required use of low VOC products, and an indoor
air quality management plan, which kept the building and ductwork
clean. After occupancy, green
housekeeping and pest
management programs limit
the use of harmful chemicals.
REBUILDING A NEW SHIP
IN AN OLD BOTTLE
The newly rehabilitated
structure proves the truth of
Carl Elefantes (principal of
Quinn Evans Architects)
statement, The greenest
building is one that is already
built.
But reuse was not the
easiest path. The masonry
envelope required extensive
decorative and functional
restoration. Original brick
was salvaged for reuse
during demolition.
Meticulous renovation of the
masonry included washing
and tuck-pointing the brick
surface. In some areas, the
glazed face of the brick had
even spalled. Reluctant to use
new brick for repairs, a
custom staining and coating
process was used to restore
rises proudly on the banks of the Grand River, its original
craftsmanship and Art Deco design preserved and the building
newly rehabilitated to meet the energy challenges of a new century.
The old plant has new companion buildings in the form of a new
105,000-square-foot addition and a new 1,000-car parking deck. The
project has already garnered several awards, including the
Governors Award for Historic Preservation from the State of
Michigan, the IDEAS2 Award from the American Institute of Steel
(AISC), and a 2011 Excellence in Economic Development Award from
the International Economic Development Council. The LEED
Gold-Certified building has now been named the Construction
Association of Michigans 2011 Green Project of the Year.
A PHOENIX RISES
Only three years ago, the two city blocks hosting the old plant told
a much different story. Originally constructed in 1939, the Ottawa
Street Power Station was virtually an abandoned building, essentially
nothing more than a shell. Bowd-Munson, renowned architects of
the 1930s, designed the plant as a fine example of classic Art Deco
architecture and a celebration of all things coal. The buildings
striking features include Art Deco windows shaped to represent a
stylized plume of fire and exterior building colors symbolizing the
combustion of coal. The plant was decommissioned in 1992 and
retrofitted as a chilled water plant and high-pressure steam
distribution facility in 2001 to provide cooling for downtown
businesses. However, this area landmark and icon of the Lansing
skyline had essentially fallen into decline in the heart of Michigans
capitol.
In order to make the project financially feasible, Christman led the
development of a public-private partnership consisting of Accident
Fund Holdings, Blue Cross, the
City of Lansing, the State of
Michigan, the Lansing Board
of Water and Light (the
original building owner), and
others. This partnership
resulted in a significant
package of public financing
mechanisms, including a state
job creation grant, Brownfield
tax increment financing, state
and federal historic tax credits,
a renaissance zone
designation, and many others.
THE GREENEST BUILDING
From the beginning, both
Christman Capital as
developer and Accident Fund
as tenant were committed to
sustainability in design,
construction and long-term
building operations. Energy
efficiency for the buildings
new use posed several
challenges. Solutions
addressed the cooling needs
of a building strongly sunlit
from the east and west, as well
as the heating needs
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Amazingly, this 1930s power plant is now a contemporary, energy-efficient
office building. The use of low VOC products, an indoor air quality
management plan, and other initiatives earned the project the coveted
LEED Gold certification.
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color and prevent further deterioration.
Because the structure had been built without expansion units or
vapor barriers between the brick and the steel, there were major
cracks and walls out of plane. This necessitated a painstaking process
of dismantling the brick, removing rust from the columns, coating
the steel with epoxy, and replacing the bricks.
The structural reconfiguration of the building was a challenge akin
to removing most of an old ship from a bottle and building a new
and different one in the same bottle. Many of the existing elements
slated for removal provided structural stability to the building,
requiring systematic, safe removal of the old ones as new ones were
installed.
Unusable framing, catwalks, platforms, walls, and elevator/stair
shafts also had to be removed before constructing new floor plates.
After analysis of erection and hoisting scenarios, the team devised an
innovative plan to insert the floors from the bottom of the building
up. Steel was brought in through two movable roof hatches cut into
the roof. Personnel in radio communication on the roof and at the
landing zone guided the crane operator to ease approximately 75
percent of the 8,900 pieces of steel used in the building in through
the roof. The teams innovative steel removal and erection
approaches earned recognition and an award from the AISC.
At the end of the day, this remarkable building is clearly worth all
the work. A dedicated team of design and construction
professionals has restored the craftsmanship of the past and created
a sustainable building pointing to the future.
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including seven-foot-deep riveted plate girders originally built to support
the plants suspended boilers. The massive girders now dominate the
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frogs, toads, snakes and other wildlife. Walbridge
worked with a local environmental consultant to
coordinate what became affectionately known as
the Reptile Roundup. Neighbors and Delta Dental
employees were invited to collect these aquatic
critters, which were harbored offsite in temporary
habitats and returned once the pond was
renovated and refilled.
Walbridge coordinated with local contractors on
the environmental layout and installation of native
Michigan plants and grasses that were planted
around the pond perimeter to slow erosion and
enhance wildlife habitat. Additional environmental
measures were deployed during construction,
including a series of four sediment clarifiers, to
capture and filter stormwater runoff before it
reaches the Smith Drain. The team also worked to
preserve and expand wetlands east of the
headquarters structures.
GREEN PROJECT OF THE YEAR
HONORABLE MENTION
Farmington Hills City Hall
Revitalization, Farmington Hills
City of Farmington Hills Paints
the Town Green
Photo by Rachel Smaller Photography
Blessed with a municipal building with reduced
energy consumption and more fresh air and
daylight, who would even want to fight City Hall?
Thanks to Lindhout Associates and Contracting
Resources, Inc., both of Brighton, the newly
expanded and renovated Farmington Hills City Hall
has achieved a 75 percent reduction in energy
costs per-square-foot over the old City Hall. A
project team of 10 LEED professionals achieved
nine out of 10 Energy Optimization points awarded
on the LEED Version 2.2 scale.
As subcontractor, Frank Rewold and Son, Inc.,
Rochester, drilled 40 geo-exchange (geothermal)
vertical ground loops, each 285-foot deep. When
the addition was completed the natural gas service
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T R A D E S H O W 2 0 1 2
GREEN PROJECT OF THE YEAR
HONORABLE MENTION
Delta Dental of Michigan
Headquarters Expansion and
Renovation, Okemos
GreenWISE Construction at
Delta Dental
Photo Courtesy of Walbridge
Delta Dental of Michigan, one of the nations
largest dental benefits carriers, announced plans in
2007 to expand its Okemos headquarters and
create a modern, sustainable campus. Delta Dental
expected its commitment to sustainability to be
demonstrated throughout construction.
Walbridges extensive efforts as construction
manager delivered on the Albert Kahn Associates
designed, sustainably constructed
22,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art remote data
center, a new 82,000-square-foot office building,
and 190,000 square feet of renovated existing
facilities. Walbridge and Kahns innovative spirit
and extensive sustainable design and construction
experience also enhanced Deltas outdoor campus.
GREEN CONSTRUCTION
In pursuing LEED Gold certification, the project
team utilized the proprietary Walbridge Intelligent
Sustainability and Environmental (GreenWISE)
program to identify sustainable, onsite
environmental practices. Below are a few of the
green practices on the Delta project:
G Walbridges recycling program diverted
6,823 tons of construction waste from landfills
G More than 76 percent of all construction
waste from the site was recycled, including 105
tons of wood, 280 tons of metal and 3,890 tons
of concrete
G Temporary lights were shut off during
non-work hours
G Milled asphalt from an old parking lot and
from roadways, as well as some crushed
concrete, was used in lieu of limestone for
onsite laydown, subgrade and temporary
roadways
G Natural gas supplied from in-place
infrastructure was used for temporary
construction heating, which eliminated the
environmental impact of trucking and filling
fuel onsite
G Construction material shipping pallets were
reused and recycled
G Skirting to minimize through-floor heat loss
was utilized
GREEN DESIGN
Suitable reuse of an existing building shell is one
of the projects core sustainable features. Albert
Kahn Associates designed a new
21,000-square-foot faade for the west wing of the
existing building. This alteration created a
two-story, rounded glass lobby, creating a
contemporary office environment filled with
natural light. Abundant light reaches both the
lobby and second-floor corridors, nourishing live
palm trees and other indoor plants. Conference
rooms and office space were constructed as part of
the renovation, along with upgrading of the
existing buildings mechanical, electrical, plumbing
and telecommunication systems.
The new office building is a three-story
structure, housing the executive group, open office
spaces, a windowed lobby, kitchen, sunlit dining
room, and a 250- to 500-person cafetorium that
showcases an adjacent pond. A skyway and a
tunnel connect the renovated and the new
buildings.
Innovative usage of green roofs on numerous
terraces and in a highly visible walkway helped
meet Deltas sustainability goals. A 50-foot-long
green roof is covered in vegetation to absorb
stormwater and lower energy costs through
natural insulation.
The headquarters expansion also included
construction of a new remote data center on Delta
Dentals campus. In late 2009, the facility earned a
Tier 3 rating from the Uptime Institute, making it
one of only nine data centers of its kind worldwide
to earn that status.
A GREEN SITE
The use of vertical building and other practices
assisted in land preservation on the 57-acre site. An
extensive walkway system winds through the
non-smoking campus and along its neighboring
wetlands to create an inviting outdoor setting for
employees and the community.
Walbridge carried out construction with
maximum sensitivity to the environment and to
the surrounding community. Walbridges work to
improve the regional drainage system running
through the north edge of the property even
helped Delta Dental garner an Environmental
Stewardship Award from the Meridian
Environmental Commission.
Essentially, the Smith Drain was emptied, its
water rerouted, and the basin or pond expanded by
roughly 30 percent. Walbridge preserved the
natural habitat of the pond, critical to wildlife on
and near the property, even replacing a fallen, dead
tree (a common wildlife home) removed during
construction.
Emptying the Smith Drain in preparation for its
expansion required safe removal of the habitats
to city hall was cut off forever. DTE Energys
preferred rate for geothermal systems further
enhances this highly efficient ground source
system designed by SES, Inc., Berkley.
The Dow Thermax Outsulation System on the
addition walls, together with four inches of rigid
roof insulation and 4,200 square feet of roof
planters, all combine to hit the sweet spot where
the peak load of cooling does not outweigh the
peak for heating. Balancing the heating and
cooling loads optimizes the number of ground
loops in the geo-exchange system.
Radiant heat flooring is utilized in four areas: the
high-ceiling atrium, the receiving area, and at two
locations where the second floor projects outward.
The highly efficient ground source system is again
greatly leveraged at these harder to heat spots. The
building also has four solar thermal panels that
generate all of the necessary hot water for City Hall
showers and sinks approximately 80 percent of the
year.
LIGHTING EFFICIENCY
This sustainability showcase has five different
types of LED light fixtures, including the new
Lithonia RTLED 1x1 fixtures in the main corridor.
The building also lowers lighting consumption by
using two-tube T8 fixtures with electronic ballasts.
Sensors monitor daylight throughout the
building and step down the lighting level
accordingly. Energy-efficient fixtures and both
occupancy and daylight sensors slash electrical
consumption, allowing the facilitys 80 solar
photovoltaic panels with a 18.9 kW capacity to
generate enough electricity to handle a great deal
of the buildings lighting and computer needs.
For daylighting, the Farmington City Hall has 10
translucent skylights with a layer of Nanogel
insulation, and seven Solatube light tubes in the
buildings renovated area. The facility includes
1,350 square feet of translucent, insulated panels
that draw diffused daylight into the atrium. These
panels provide an R factor that is 50 percent higher
than the already efficient high-performance glass.
EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES
Lindhout and Contracting Resources also
optimized the use of natural and material
resources. Three species of sustainably forested
North American trees Red Oak, Ash and Douglas
Fir were used for the trim, doors, handrail, exterior
soffit and auditorium ceiling and wall baffles.
Over 86 percent of all deconstructed,
non-hazardous materials on the project were
recycled, including existing ceiling tiles and
carpets. The existing building shell, itself, was
maximized in the project. Steel framing, high mass
masonry walls, four different concrete floors and
the concealed space frame of the former
auditorium were all worked into the project. In the
end, approximately 60 percent of the City Hall is
renovated space versus new construction.
A hybrid masonry and steel frame was used as
the base of the addition. Thus, burnished face
concrete blocks form a finish surface for the
auditorium, a thermal mass to help hold heat in the
building and a solid base, which allows for less
bracing and more glass at the exterior.
CLEANING WATER, SAVING TREES
Two rain gardens and five areas of pervious
paving serve to filter, absorb and slow down rain
water before it can reach the storm sewer system.
In tandem with the roof planters, this allowed the
existing municipal center stormwater detention
area to remain exactly the same as before the
project even though roof and parking areas
increased.
The addition was placed over a former parking
area, allowing as few trees as possible to be
removed or transplanted. A portion of the roof is a
vegetated roof and another is an Energy Star white
roof used to reduce the heat island effect. The color
of the pervious concrete pavers also contributes to
a higher albedo, or reflectivity level.
Other sustainability features include rubber wall
bases and an EDPM roof membrane selected in
part to reduce the amount of PVC and for
durability. Every system and material was
examined from a green viewpoint, including the
use of a green hydraulic elevator with
biodegradable hydraulic oil without any zinc
additives. This cornucopia of sustainable systems
and materials offers a template for the
transformation of all buildings into
environmentally friendly structures. If you cant
beat City Hall, why not join them?
GREEN PROJECT OF THE YEAR
HONORABLE MENTION
Helen DeVos Childrens
Hospital, Grand Rapids
Healing Kids and the Earth
Photo by Eric DeWitt, Lucid Architecture
Photography
Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital, part of
Spectrum Health, in downtown Grand Rapids is
West Michigans largest childrens hospital devoted
exclusively to the care of infants, children and
adolescents. The 464,000-square-foot hospital is a
LEED registered building.
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Company, Grand Rapids, and Turner Constructions
West Michigan office implemented a construction
waste management program that resulted in 94
percent (16,434 tons) of project waste being
recycled and/or salvaged. New materials were
chosen for recycled content, low-VOC emissions
and regional proximity. URS Corporation, Grand
Rapids, served as architectural consultant, interior
designer and MEP engineer of record; Jonathan
Bailey Associates, Dallas, is the architect of record.
The hospital was built in a high-density,
downtown urban area on the site of a former
parking ramp immediately adjacent to the existing
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.
Sustainability measures extend from the buildings
footprint (comparatively small for a facility of its
size) to the rooftop. The roof of the main tower is
white, reflecting heat and counteracting the urban
heat island effect; a green roof/play area installed
on the top of the hospitals podium section adds
another important sustainability measure.
Aesthetically, the buildings design highlights
the natural elements of land, sky, sun and water.
Like undulating, gentle waves, the buildings
exterior metal panels interweave and shimmer in
blue and silver. Linetecs factory and finishing
facility in Wausau, WI employed special equipment
to safely capture 100 percent of the VOCs released
in the painting process, and to eliminate them with
98.5 percent efficiency at the factory far before
the materials arrived on the building site.
The patient tower is the first hospital tower in
the world skinned with 100 percent vision glass.
This four-sided, butt-glazed curtain wall features
140,000 square feet of Arctic blue glass with a
custom frit pattern able to minimize solar heat
gain and required energy usage. This patented
Visionwall 4 Element energy-efficient curtain wall
eliminated the need for a perimeter heating
system, resulting in lower energy consumption
and greater cost savings.
Thanks to this patented curtain wall, ample
daylight pours into the majority of patient rooms.
Sixteen-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows bathe rooms
in natural light, brightening spirits, and as research
has shown, contributing to faster recovery.
The air handling system filters 99.9 percent of
the air through HEPA filtration (the commonly
accepted standard is only 90 percent). Air systems
throughout the hospital run on a building
automation system with occupancy sensors that
boost both energy efficiency and cost savings. A
prime example is the system in the operating room
suite, an area with a high number of air changes
up to 20 per hour. The operating rooms utilize a
dual-fan, dual-duct air system with occupancy
sensors that allow the number of air changes to
drop to five per hour when the operating room is
unoccupied, significantly dropping energy
consumption. Plus, the dual-fan, dual-duct system
allows surgeons to cool or heat the room very
rapidly, an action sometimes demanded in certain
types of surgeries.
Energy efficiency was enhanced by heat
recovery strategies, including reclaiming the heat
generated from the chillers and using it to reheat
coils using 105 degree water, thereby reducing the
amount of steam needed from the central plant.
Additionally, all heating, chilled water and
condenser loops have variable control pumps
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This model airplane is also a model of energy
efficiency. The project team anticipates LEED Gold
certification for this cutting-edge airport terminal
and administration building that is expected to
generate a 15 percent savings in energy costs. The
geo-exchange (geothermal) field at the airport is a
30,000-square-foot horizontal system installed
seven feet below ground. The system runs along
nearly all of the green space directly east of the
building.
Installed on the east lawn, three wind turbines
by Windspire Energy harness the 11-mile-per-hour
average winds on the site, producing 1.2 KW each
or about 2,000 KWh/year. Three types of solar
panels were installed: the standing seam metal
roof over the main lobby has a Uni-Solar
photovoltaic film applied to the southern
exposure; BP Solar produced the 29 solar panels
installed on the flat roof on the east side of the
building; and a solar hot water panel by Solar Skies
has been installed on the same roof area to provide
heat for the domestic water system.
Rainwater from the roof will be recycled into rain
gardens. The rain water collection and storage
system will irrigate a unique, decorative vegetated
wall in the lobby. This living wall of ferns, mosses,
orchids, bromeliads, ficus vines and spider plants
aids in air purification.
All the indoor and outdoor lighting is
energy-efficient fluorescent or LED. Produced by
Relume, the LED lights were installed along the
boulevard and in the parking lot. Indoors, one of
the main ways the terminal saves energy is through
reduced lighting, supplemented by extensive use
of glass in every area.
The project also conserved land and building
materials by constructing the new building on the
existing basement and foundation of the original
terminal. The original building was demolished to
the level of the existing first floor surface elevation;
building waste materials were diverted from
landfills and recycled whenever possible.
The project conserved precious financial
resources, as well. Original plans called for major
renovations to the existing facility. Frank Rewold
and Son proposed cost-effective alternatives,
methods and materials for consideration. The end
result is a new energy-efficient building for
approximately the same price.
The new landmark building provides more
space on the first floor than the original terminal.
Approximately 1,000 square feet of additional
space accommodates airport operations, offices,
conference facilities, customs offices, and arrival
and departure space all on one level.
More space and less energy use is clearly the
mark of a green building. Other sustainability
features include electric car charging stations,
mechanical systems designed for maximum energy
and operating efficiency, and low-flow water
fixtures. Local, recycled and reduced VOC materials
were used in the buildings construction, as well.
This innovative airport terminal clearly meets the
countys goal of creating a building to serve as a
catalyst for further sustainable design projects in
Oakland County.
2011 Green Project of the Year
Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. New National
Headquarters, Lansing
Ottawa Street Power Station Redevelopment
Owner/Developer: Phoenix Development
Partners, LLC/Christman Capital Development
Company With Tenant/Building User Accident Fund
Holdings, Inc.
Construction Manager: The Christman Company
Architectural Team:
Architect of Record HOK, Inc., Chicago office
Preservation Architect Quinn Evans Architects,
Ann Arbor
Landscape/Planning Architect Tower Pinkster,
Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids
Design Consultant, Owner FFE Mayotte Group,
Lansing
Engineering Team:
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer of Record
Tower Pinkster, Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids
Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Conceptual
Engineering ARUP, Chicago office
Construction Engineer/Structural Consultant
Ruby + Associates, Farmington Hills
Civil Engineer/Staking Fleis & Vandenbrink
Engineering, Inc., Grand Rapids
Parking Deck Architect/Engineer of
Record/Demolition Plans Carl Walker, Inc.,
Kalamazoo
Consultants and Trade Contractors:
Selective Demolition/Abatement Homrich Inc.,
Carleton
Chiller Plant Demolition North American
Dismantling Corp, Lapeer
Asbestos & Lead Abatement Precision
Abatement LLC, DeWitt
Selective Demolition/Structural
Concrete/General Trades/Carpentry Christman
Constructors, Inc., Lansing
Earthwork/Site Utilities Merlyn Contractors,
Inc., Novi
Pollution Control Pollution Control Services,
Kalkaska
Additional Earthwork Genesee-Bay
Constructors, Inc., Haslett
Caissons Rohrscheib Sons Caissons, Inc.,
New Hudson
Sitework Concrete TCI Inc. of Michigan,
Eaton Rapids
Bituminous Paving Spartan Asphalt
Paving Company, Lansing
Pavement Striping PK Contracting, Troy
Signs Capitol Barricade, Inc., Holt
Fencing DeWitt Fence, Lansing
Jersey Barriers Anlaan Corporation,
Spring Lake
Landscaping HTA Companies, Inc., Dimondale
Retaining Walls Decra-Scape, Inc.,
Sterling Heights
Precast Planks Kerkstra Precast, Inc., Grandville
Masonry Restoration Schiffer Mason
Contractors, Holt
Structural Steel Douglas Steel Fabricating
Corp, Lansing
Ornamental Railings Dumas Concepts, Detroit
Site Fencing Future Fence, Warren
Roofing & Sheetmetal Bloom Roofing Systems,
Inc., Brighton
Metal Siding Architectural Metals, Inc.,
Portland, MI
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which minimize electrical costs. As another
sustainability measure and LEED requirement, the
new hospital has also been thoroughly
commissioned by a third party.
Equal care was given to water savings. All of the
water closets have a dual flush system expected to
lead to a 40 percent water savings. This is
remarkable when considering the fact that other
high water use items, such as faucets, could not be
easily modified due to hospital infection control
requirements. Therefore, as much water as possible
was conserved in other areas. Clearly, Helen DeVos
Childrens Hospital embraces a philosophy of
maintaining the environment while also caring for
each patient.
GREEN PROJECT OF THE YEAR
HONORABLE MENTION
Oakland County International
Airport Terminal, Waterford
Taking Off in a New Direction
Photo Courtesy of Neumann/Smith
Architecture
The new Oakland County International Airport
(OCIA) Terminal defies the conventional. First,
theres the futuristic-looking glass entryway. Then
theres the ceremonial red carpet that greets
arriving passengers, plus a 1940s-era Pitt Special
biplane hanging from the ceiling. And then there
are the twirling wind turbines that bring it all to life.
Frank Rewold and Son, Inc., Rochester,
constructed the new terminal building to replace
an obsolete, nearly 50-year-old facility at a bustling
county airport that handles 120,000 takeoffs and
landings annually. The new airport terminal serves
as Oakland Countys front door to travelers from
across the country.
Neumann/Smith Architectures design takes
inspiration from the science, technology and art of
flight. The main public space is a glass-enclosed,
light-filled lobby. An iconic angular roof form soars
overhead, evoking the imagery of flight as
represented by a simple piece of paper folded into
a delta-winged aerodynamic glider.
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Scaffold Systems Patent Construction
Systems/Scaffold, Taylor
Window Replacement American Glass &
Metals Corp., Plymouth; Glasco Corp, Detroit
Glass, Glazing, Aluminum Entrances Spalding
DeDecker, Rochester Hills
Window Restoration History Construction
Management, LLC, Odell, IL
Curtain Wall & Skylights Lansing Glass
Company, Lansing
Interior Glass & Glazing Aaron Glass Company,
Lansing
Window Cleaning First Class Building
Maintenance, Saginaw
Ornamental Door Restoration Building Arts &
Conservation, Saline
Interior Cleaning Mid Michigan Construction
Cleaning, Lansing
Metal Studs & Drywall, Interior Partitions
Bouma Interiors, Okemos
Acoustical Ceilings, Fireproofing William
Reichenbach Company, Lansing
Hard Tile PMP Marble & Granite, Troy
Carpet and Resilient Tile Barton Malow
Company, Oak Park
Terrazzo Artisan Tile, Inc., Brighton
Restoration Painting Niles Industrial LLC,
Fenton
Painting Murray Painting, Freeland
Access Flooring G3 Technologies, Inc.,
Byron Center
Loading Dock Equipment Beuschel Sales, Inc.,
Sparta
Sectional Overhead Doors Overhead Door Co.
of Lansing, East Lansing
Fire Suppression Systems Brigade Fire
Protection, Inc., Belmont
Mechanical Systems John E. Green, Mason
Electrical Systems Superior Electric of Lansing,
Inc., Lansing
Electrical Fit Out Summit Contractors, Inc.,
Haslett
Emergency Generator Wolverine Power
Systems, Zeeland
Site Lighting Delta Electric, Lansing
Technology Johnson Controls, Inc.,
Auburn Hills
Data Center Electrical Summit Contractors, Inc.,
Haslett
Elevators Otis Elevator Company, Lansing
Buck Hoist Metro Elevator, Indianapolis, IN
Commissioning Synergy Consulting Engineers,
Belmont
Testing Service SME, Plymouth; PSI, Lansing
Scheduling Service Admin Controls
Management, Ann Arbor
Environmental Testing National Environmental
Group, Flint; NTH Consultants, Lansing
Office Installation Corporate Office Interiors,
Lansing
Snow Removal Trees, Inc., Lansing
Construction Office Trailers Williams Scotsman,
Brighton
Cleaning Service Boling Janitorial Services,
Lansing
Security Service Guardian Alarm, Southfield
Crane Rental Connelly Crane Rental, Detroit
Security Guards Moores Security Services,
Lansing
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Metal Siding Stephenson Corp., Flint; Universal
Wall Systems, Grand Rapids
Electrical Superior Electric Great Lakes
Company, Troy; Swan Electric, Lansing
Drywall, Acoustical Diversified Construction
Specialists, Rochester Hills
Telecomm The DataCom Group, Inc., Holt;
Superior Electric Great Lakes Company, Troy;
Swan Electric, Lansing
Landscaping WH Canon, Romulus
2011 Green Project of the Year Honorable
Mention
Farmington Hills City Hall Revitalization,
Farmington Hills
Owner: City of Farmington Hills
Contractor: Contracting Resources, Inc., Brighton
Architect: Lindhout Associates, AIA, Brighton
MEP Engineer: Strategic Engineering Solutions
(SES), Berkley
Structural Engineer: Cory Johnston Design,
Clarkston
Civil Engineer: Tetra Tech, Pasadena, CA
Landscape Architect: Grissim Metz Andriese,
Northville
LEED Consultant: F.T.C.H, Fishbeck, Thompson,
Carr & Huber, Grand Rapids
Consultants and Trade Contractors:
Abatement Trust Thermal Abatement, Owosso
Access Flooring Data Supplies Co., Plymouth
Acoustical Treatments Great lakes Ceiling &
Carpentry, Ann Arbor
Asphalt Paving Asphalt Specialists, Pontiac
Carpentry and Light Gauge Framing Brinker
Team, Detroit
Civil Engineer Tetra Tech, Brighton
Cleaning Elite Property Maintenance, Wixom
Concrete Walks Paving and Flatwork Roncelli,
Inc., Sterling Heights
Demolition Detroit Dismantling Corp., Detroit
Dock Lift American Material Handling, Pontiac
Doors, Frames and Hardware Tupper Door,
Farmington Hills
Interior Metal Studs and Drywall DH
Construction, Plymouth
Earthwork and Utilities ABC paving, Trenton
Electrical MAS Electrical Services, Livonia
Elevator ThyssenKrupp Elevator Co., Livonia
Finish Carpentry and Millwork Sobania, Inc.,
Detroit
Fire Protection Simplex Grinnell,
Farmington Hills
Flooring Floorcraft Floor Covering,
Clinton Township
Foundations 6K Construction, Brighton
Geothermal Frank Rewold And Son, Inc.,
Rochester
Glass and Glazing Peterson Glass, Ferndale
HVAC Heights Heating & Cooling, Auburn Hills
Interior Demolition Reese Contracting,
Commerce
Irrigation Trost Irrigation, Orion
Landscape Design Grissim Metz Andriese,
Northville
Landscaping WH Canon Company, Romulus
LEED Consultant Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr &
Huber, Farmington Hills
Masonry DAloisio Masonry, Farmington Hills
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Strategic Energy Solutions, Ferndale
T R A D E S H O W 2 0 1 2
Gardiner Vose, Bloomfield Hills; Haworth Inc.,
Holland
Waterproofing DC Byers, East Lansing
Demolition Detroit Dismantling, Detroit
Carpet, Resilient Diversified Construction
Specialists, Rochester Hills
Masonry Giannola Masonry Co., Clinton
Township; Leidal & Hart Masonry, Livonia
Concrete Grand River Construction, Inc.,
Hudsonville; Spence Brothers, Saginaw; Kares
Construction, Charlotte
Kitchen Equipment Great Lakes Hotel &
Supply, Detroit
Mechanical Gunthorpe Plumbing & Heating,
East Lansing; John E. Green, Mason;
Shaw-Winkler, East Lansing
Carpentry Kulbacki, Clinton Township;
Westwood, Birmingham; William Reichenbach,
Lansing
Painting Madias Brothers, Detroit
Earthwork Merlyn Contractors, Novi
Elevator Otis Elevator, Farmington, CT
Window Treatments Parkway Contract Group,
Livonia; Sheer Shop, Shelby Township
Folding Partitions Payne Rosso, Lansing
Paving Rieth-Riley Construction, Lansing
Roofing Royal Roofing, Orion
Fire Protection, Fire Alarm Simplex Grinnell,
Farmington Hills; Dynamic Fire Protection,
Newport
Infrared Survey Vertical Access LLC,
Freeville, NY
Parapet Review John E. Harry Restoration
Services, Allentown, PA
Street Cleaning Bruces Sweeping Service,
Grand Ledge
Smoke Control Review Schirmer
Engineering/Aon, Glenview, IL
Video Service Mayberry Media, Grand Blanc
Corporate Sign Visual Entities, Grand Rapids
2011 Green Project of the Year Honorable
Mention
Delta Dental of Michigan Headquarters
Expansion and Renovation, Okemos
Owner: Delta Dental of Michigan
Construction Manager: Walbridge, Detroit
Architect and Engineer: Albert Kahn Associates,
Detroit
Consultants and Trade Contractors:
Lift Platform, Coiling Doors Applied Handling,
Flint
Ceramic Tile Artisan Tile, Inc., Brighton
Controls Bass, Sterling Heights
Glazing Calvin & Co., Flint
Structural Steel Casadei Steel, Sterling Heights;
Metro Fabricators, Burton
Roofing Christen Detroit, Detroit; Royal
Roofing, Orion
Access Flooring Data Supplies, Plymouth;
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Electrical CEI Electric Co., Commerce Township
Roofing CEI Michigan LLC, Howell
Carpet & Resilient Flooring Conventional
Carpet, Inc., Sterling Heights
Hoists for Plane in Lobby Crane Technologs
Groups, Inc., Rochester Hills
Earthwork & Site utilities DCC Construction,
Inc., Davison
Landscaping Donato Landscape LLC,
Shelby Township
Living Wall Planterra, West Bloomfield
Final Clean-Up Executive Housekeeping, Fraser
Art Glass Fox Fire, Inc., Pontiac
Painting & HP Coatings GM Painting, Inc.,
Livonia
Foundations K&W Concrete, Inc., Romeo
Shelving Karp Associates, Inc., Maspeth, NY
Hollow Metal Doors & Hardware LaForce, Inc.,
Green Bay, WI
Rough & Finish Carpentry George Landry, Inc.,
Milford
Vertically Operable Partitions LPA Solutions,
St. Clair Shores
Sawcutting Macomb Concrete Cutting, Inc.,
Warren
Masonry Masonry Developers, Inc., Rochester
HVAC/Geothermal R.W. Mead Co., Fraser
Dewatering Mersino Drilling & Dewatering,
Metamora
Prevailing Wage Compliance Michigan Fair
Contracting Center, Birmingham
Terrazzo Michielutti Brothers, Inc., Eastpointe
Architectural Woodwork Mod Interiors, Inc.,
Ira Township
Coiling Counter Doors Overhead Door,
Whitmore Lake
Joint Sealants & Waterproofing RAM
Construction Services Michigan, Livonia
Toilet Partitions & Accessories Rayhaven
Group, Southfield
Miscellaneous Metal Retail Specialty, Inc.,
Shelby Township
Fencing & Gate Rite Way Fence, Inc.,
Sterling Heights
Misc. Aluminum Door Work Rochester Hills
Contract Glazing, Rochester Hills
Appliances Sargent Appliance, Inc.,
Rochester
Elevators Schindler Elevator Corporation,
Livonia
Plumbing Schwartz Plumbing, Inc.,
Rochester Hills
Fire Suppression Shambaugh & Son, LP,
Southfield
Signage SignGraphix, Inc., Farmington Hills
Resinous Flooring Somerset Painting,
Washington
Glass & Glazing Trainor Glass Company,
Farmers Branch, TX
Structural & Misc. Steel Utica Steel,
Chesterfield
Security System Wiltec Technologies,
Ann Arbor
Professional consultants and subcontractors are
identified by the contractor, architect or owner.
Podium Concrete Grand River Construction,
Hudsonville
Testing and Balancing HVAC and Water -
Great Lakes Balancing, Grand Rapids
Miscellaneous Items Hardman Construction,
Ludington
Geotechnical Hayward Baker, Roselle, IL
Bridge Steel Hillsdale Fabricators, St. Louis, MO
Insulation Insulation Environmental Services,
Manistee
Food Service Consultant JRA Foodservice
Design, Grand Rapids
Landscaping Katerberg VerHage Landscaping,
Grand Rapids
Superstructure Concrete Kent Companies,
Grand Rapids
Miscellaneous Items KnightWatch, Inc.,
Kalamazoo
Lightweight Concrete on the Plaza Lightcrete
Company, Whitmore Lake
Painting Madias Brothers, Inc., Detroit
Geotechnical Materials Testing Consultants,
Grand Rapids
Kitchen Equipment Merchandise Equipment &
Supply, Grand Rapids
Lightning Protection Michigan Lightning
Protection, Grand Rapids
Fire Protection Peninsula Fire Protection,
Grand Rapids
Miscellaneous Items Pitsch Companies,
Grand Rapids
Roofing Port Huron Roofing & Sheet Metal,
Clyde Township
Controls Powerhouse Control Systems,
Zeeland
Surveyors Prein & Newhof, Grand Rapids
Building Automation and HVAC Controls Trane
West Michigan, Grand Rapids
Window Treatments Triangle Window,
Grand Rapids
Interactive Playwall Playvision Technologies,
Mountainview, CA
Steel Erection Pioneer Construction,
Grand Rapids
Rigging and Crane Operations Ericksons, Inc.,
Grand Rapids
2011 Green Project of the Year Honorable
Mention
Oakland County International Airport Terminal,
Waterford
Owner: Oakland County
Contractor: Frank Rewold and Son, Inc., Rochester
Architect: Neumann/Smith Architecture,
Southfield
Engineer: Peter Basso Associates, Inc., Troy
Consultants and Trade Contractors:
Miscellaneous Specialties Advanced
Specialties, Clawson
Concrete Flatwork Albanelli Cement
Contractors, Livonia
Hard Tile Artisan Tile, Inc., Brighton
Asphalt Asphalt Specialists, Inc., Pontiac
Selective Site Demolition Blaze Contracting,
Inc., Detroit
Selective Building Demolition Blue Star, Inc.,
Warren
Metal Framing, Drywall, Acoustic BRD, Inc.,
Brighton
Miscellaneous Metals Nelson Iron Works,
Detroit
Overhead Doors Overhead Door West,
Waterford
Painting JW Painting, Macomb
Plumbing Mills Mechanical, Ortonville
Polished Concrete Cipriano Coating
Technology, Sterling Heights
Refrigeration TempCo, Mechanical,
Farmington Hills
Refrigerant Abatement J.M. Sons, Brighton
Roofing, Siding and skylights Christen Detroit,
Detroit
Sealants DRV Contractors, Shelby Township
Signage Signs by Tomorrow, Brighton
Structural Steel Contractor B & A Steel,
Chesterfield
Testing, Adjusting and Balancing
Aerodynamics Inspecting Co., Dearborn
Tile Artisan Tile, Brighton
Toilet Partitions, Accessories and Metal Lockers
R.E. Leggette Co., Dearborn
Unframed Mirrors Glasco Corp., Detroit
2011 Green Project of the Year Honorable
Mention
Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital, Grand Rapids
Owner: Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids
Construction Managers: Wolverine Building
Group, Grand Rapids; Turner Construction
Company
Architectural Consultant, MEP Engineering,
Interior Design: URS Corporation, Grand Rapids
Architect of Record: Jonathan Bailey & Associates,
Dallas, TX
Commissioning Agent: Peter Basso & Associates,
Troy
Structural Engineers: Zinser-Grossman, Dallas, TX
Civil Engineer: Prein & Newhof, Grand Rapids
Consultants and Trade Contractors:
Mechanical and Plumbing Andy J. Egan Co.,
Inc., Grand Rapids
Coatings Aquis, Orlando, FL
Tower Curtain wall, Bridge Glass & Glazing, and
Interior Glass & Glazing Architectural Glass and
Metals, Byron Center
Podium Glass Vos Glass, Inc., Grand Rapids
Metal Fabrication Architectural Metals, Inc.,
Portland, MI
Window Cleaning Award Window Cleaning
Service, Grand Rapids
Drywall, Ceilings, SOFP, and Flooring Bouma
Corporation, Grand Rapids
Electrical Buist Electric, Byron Center
Fire Alarm Riverside Fire, Grand Rapids
Millwork Calmar Manufacturing, Calmar, IA
Terrazzo Central Tile & Terrazzo, Kalamazoo
Caulking Custom Caulking, Marne
Masonry Davenport Masonry, Holt
Scaffolding, Lifts Davitco, Waterford
Miscellaneous Painting Eckhoff & DeVries,
Grand Rapids
Miscellaneous Equipment ETS Lindgren,
Glendale Heights, IL
Low Voltage Cabling Feyen-Zylstra,
Grand Rapids
Mechanical Franklin Holwerda Co., Wyoming
Safety Supplies Give Em A Brake Safety,
Grandville
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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
BLUEPRINT READING
Instructors: Chuck Bovair - Consultant / Chris Dow, URS Corporation
NEW IN 2012! BP 1-3 books are combined. This course combines the basics
of working drawings, known as blueprints, and adds in some more technical
information to advance the students' grasp of the topic. The focus is on
learning the language of print reading, referencing the alphabet of lines,
symbols and abbreviations, and explaining how it relates to the activities a
student must master in order to accurately understand working drawings.
Architectural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC are discussed. Plot
plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and details of all elements that make
up a blueprint will be presented. This course provides experience in
exploring residential and light commercial documents, as well as large
construction project documents. Class discussion and review are followed by
assignments on the specific project with follow-up clarifications.
DESIGN PHASE, BIDDING AND PROPOSALS
Instructors: Michael Woodhouse - United Consulting Services / Chris Dow - URS
Corporation (3 sessions)
(Prerequisite- Blueprint Reading) This course will cover the issues and services
that a General Contractor or Construction Manager must provide during the
Design Phase, Bidding and Proposal phases of a project. Topics covered
include: pre-construction analysis of critical project issues, document and
constructability review, procedures and preparation for managing the bid
process, types of bid proposals and preparation of bid proposals All class
participants will be provided with a free six-month license for the CrossTee
Construction Bidding System. Go to www.crosstee.net to review the software.
ESTIMATING
Instructor: Michael Woodhouse - United Consulting Services (6 sessions)
(Prerequisite- Blueprint Reading) This course provides an overall knowledge
of construction cost estimating from the standpoint of a General Contractor
or Construction Manager. It will focus on procedures for basic quantity
take-offs and pricing for most construction divisions from Earthwork to
Electrical. An overview and demonstration of estimating tools and software
will be conducted throughout the class. Review of types of estimates required
throughout the construction process. All class participants will be provided
with a free six-month license for the CrossTee Construction Estimating System.
Go to www.crosstee.net to review the software.
SCHEDULING AND PLANNING
Instructor: Michael Woodhouse - United Consulting Services (2 sessions)
Learn basic scheduling techniques required to develop simple bar charts and
detailed construction schedules. Participants will learn how to examine a set
of construction documents and identify the key components of a project. The
course is geared towards providing attendees with enough scheduling
knowledge to begin developing useful project schedules. The course will
cover the development of: Contract Milestones, Project Phasing, Detailed
Activity Lists, Schedule Logic, Logic Ties, and more. At the beginning of class,
all class participants will be provided with a free six-month license for the
CrossTee Scheduling System. Go to www.crosstee.net to review the software.
Additional classes can be found under New CAMTEC Classes, at
www.cam-online.com.
CAMTEC Certification Requirements: Each of these classes can be taken
independently or as a group leading to a "certification. Students wishing to
attain certification in the three areas described below are required to follow
the curriculum in the sequence listed below.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
Management 1
Blueprint Reading
Design Phase, Bidding & Proposals (Prerequisite-Blueprint Reading)
Estimating (Prerequisite- Blueprint Reading)
Management 2
Scheduling & Planning
Contract & PO's
Management 3
Project Management & Supervision
Project Accounting
Project Close Out
CONSTRUCTION LAW & CONTRACTS PROFESSIONAL
Starting a New Company- Which Entity Do I Choose?
AIA Contract Forms
Pay When Paid & Other Key Terms Every Contractor
and Sub Should Know
Mitigating Contract Risk
Construction Liens-A Remedy for Payment on Private Projects
Against the Owner's Land
Preparing Docs to Preserve Construction Liens
Payment Bonds / A Remedy for Payment on Public Work Projects
Account Receivable Management & Collections
Advanced Bonding
Dispute Resolution for the Construction Industry
SAFETY PROFESSIONAL / MIOSHA-OSHA
Excavations: The Grave Danger - MTI Certificate Program
Requirements (CET #0160)
Electricity: The Invisible Killer- MTI Certificate Program
Requirements (CET #0160)
First Aid; CPR & AED COMBINED
Fall Protection-Part 45 - MTI Certificate Program
Requirements (CET #0160)
MIOSHA 10-HOUR - MTI Certificate Program
Requirements (CET #0160)
OSHA 10-HOUR
OSHA 30-HOUR
Scaffolds & Platforms-Part 12 - MTI Certificate Program
Requirements (CET #0160)
T R A D E S H O W 2 0 1 2
CAMTEC, the training & education division of CAM, offers a wide variety of classes, seminars and presentations on all aspects of construction. All sessions are
available at the CAMTEC facility in the CAM headquarters located in Bloomfield Hills, or can be taken to the field on jobsites and office settings, etc. CAMTEC has
an extensive listing of educational programs for the construction industry, and new classes are continuously added to the list. Programs are designed for the
construction industry and are taught by instructors with experience in the industry practices and standards. Construction industry personnel are encouraged to
call or write with suggestions for new course offerings. Send your suggestions to alfonsi@cam-online.com or dufresne@cam-online.com.
NEW CURRICULUM: JANUARY - DECEMBER 2012
Registration starts now! For more information visit www.cam-online.com
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PAY WHEN PAID & OTHER KEY TERMS EVERY CONTRACTOR
& SUB SHOULD KNOW
Instructor: Marty Burnstein - Law Offices of Marty Burnstein (1 session)
There are some key terms that are consistently found, such as "pay when
paid" and "no damages for delay." How can I negotiate and modify them to
protect my interest? This workshop is for Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors
and Suppliers, and will be presented in plain English and with no "legalese.
Even if a lawyer reviews your contract, you must still understand these key
terms.
MITIGATING CONTRACT RISK
Instructor: R. Edward Boucher - Kotz, Sangster, Wysocki & Bergs, P.C. (1 session)
Construction contracts often contain risk-shifting clause that must either
be negotiated out of the agreement or, if they cannot be negotiated, should
be noted as an important requirement and followed by the project team. This
class identifies the most common risk-shifting clause and presents strategies
for negotiating over, mitigating, and managing them.
CONSTRUCTION LIENS / A REMEDY FOR PAYMENT ON PRIVATE
PROJECTS AGAINST THE OWNER'S LAND
Instructor: Marty Burnstein - Law Offices of Marty Burnstein (1 session)
This is a fast-paced nuts and bolts workshop on how to establish a
construction lien for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on
commercial, industrial, office and residential projects. Learn how to prevent
liens if you are an owner or a general contractor. Learn the critical time
periods and how to fill out the notice of furnishing, claim of lien, sworn
statement, lien waiver and other necessary forms. In these challenging times
when getting paid is so important; this workshop is a must for Owners,
Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers.
PREPARING DOCUMENTS TO PRESERVE CONSTRUCTION LIENS
Instructor: Dennis Schultz - Butzel Long (1 session)
This class will provide hands-on document preparation to make sure that
proper documentation is completed and issued to protect and enforce
construction liens and rights to payment under project payment bonds. This
course also provides some helpful review of the key requirements of the
Michigan Construction Lien Act and Michigan law governing claims under
project payment bonds. The benefits of this class can be enhanced by first
taking the Construction Lien and Payment Bond class.
PAYMENT BONDS / A REMEDY FOR PAYMENT ON PUBLIC WORK
PROJECTS
Instructor: Marty Burnstein - Law Offices of Marty Burnstein (1 session)
In public work projects, there are no construction liens. Payment bonds are
furnished by the contractor to the owner to protect payment to the
subcontractor and supplier. In this nuts and bolts workshop you will learn
what the necessary steps are to establish a claim against the payment bond.
You will also learn the critical time periods, how a bond claim is enforced, and
how a claim can still be valid if a time period is missed. Since so much of the
current work in Southeast Michigan is public and governmental, this
workshop is critical.
ACCOUNT RECEIVABLE MANAGEMENT & COLLECTIONS
Instructors: Ronald Rich - Ronald B. Rich and Associates / Mike Merlanti - Finkel,
Whitefield, and Selik (1 session)
This seminar will take you through the four phases of the debt collection
process: 1. The creation of the debt. 2. The delinquency period. 3. Litigation.
4. Post-judgment collections. The goal of the seminar is to assist you in
creating more favorable terms for your credit sales and to teach techniques
to collect debts in-house. You will also gain an understanding of the litigation
and judgment collection process. The seminar is recommended for business
owners and those responsible for the monitoring of delinquent accounts. In
the A to Z Collections section of this class you will learn how to set up a
project so that you get paid. We'll look at everything from the first call to the
day you cash the check. Why sell if you can collect?
CONTRACT AND PO'S
Instructor: Michael Woodhouse - United Consulting Services (2 sessions)
The various types of construction contracts and purchase orders will be
reviewed during this course. Procedures for reviewing contract documents
and preparing the scope of work for contracts and purchase orders will be
covered. The essential components of a construction contract will be
reviewed and discussed. At the beginning of class, all class participants will
be provided with a free six-month license for the CrossTee Project
Management System. Go to www.crosstee.net to review the software.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION
Instructor: Michael Woodhouse - United Consulting Services (2 sessions)
This course is designed to provide an overall knowledge of the
construction management process. It will demonstrate how thorough
planning, communications and documentation can impact the overall
success of a project. The essentials of the construction management process
will be covered including: Planning and Design, Budget Management,
Scheduling, Contracts, Field Management, Project Close-Out. All class
participants will be provided with a free six-month license for the CrossTee
Project Management System. Go to www.crosstee.net to review the software.
PROJECT ACCOUNTING
Instructor: Michael Woodhouse - United Consulting Services (1 session)
This course will provide a review of the project accounting process. Topics
to be covered include preparation of payment applications; sworn
statements and waivers of lien; review of certified payrolls; preparation of
general conditions estimates; tracking and billing for general conditions. All
class participants will be provided with a free six-month license for the
CrossTee Project Management System. Go to www.crosstee.net to review the
software.
PROJECT CLOSEOUT
Instructor: Michael Woodhouse - United Consulting Services (1 session)
This course will provide a review of the typical project closeout
requirements and issues that will be encountered on a typical construction
project. Procedures for preparing for project closeout during the early stages
of a project will be discussed. All class participants will be provided with a
free six-month license for the CrossTee Project Management System. Go to
www.crosstee.net to review the software.
CONSTRUCTION LAW & CONTRACTS PROFESSIONAL
STARTING A NEW COMPANY-WHICH ENTITY DO I CHOOSE?
Instructor: Marty Burnstein - Law Offices of Marty Burnstein (1 session)
These challenging times present excellent opportunities for starting a new
business. When forming a new business, should I choose a sole
proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company? What
are the fundamentals for each of these business entities? How do I insulate
myself from personal liability? What are the legal, accounting, and tax
advantages and disadvantages of each type of business entity? This
workshop is a must for anyone choosing to start a new business.
AIA CONTRACT FORMS
Instructor: R. Edward Boucher - Kotz, Sangster, Wysocki & Bergs, P.C. (1 session)
This seminar will instruct contractors and subcontractors on the use of AIA
contracts, including design-build, construction management, and
subcontract agreements. Special attention will be paid to AIA A201, the most
commonly used set of general conditions in the industry. Other topics
include: Contractual assignment of risk; Owner, architect, contractor and
subcontractor obligations; Dispute resolution procedures; Change orders;
and Key differences between the AIA's A201 and the new Consensus DOCs
200. This course is directed at those who negotiate and manage contracts,
such as company owners, senior managers, and project managers.
T R A D E S H O W 2 0 1 2
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MIOSHA 10-HOUR (MTI LEVEL 1)
Instructor: Bryan Renaud - MIOSHA CET Division (2 sessions)
This 10-hour program presents an overview of MIOSHA regulations for the
construction industry. Detailed information is presented to enable the
participant to develop an accident prevention plan as required by Rule 114 of
MIOSHA Construction Safety Standard Part 1, General Rules. An overview of
MIOSHA inspection procedure is presented, as well as the most frequently
cited MIOSHA violations in the construction industry. Participants gain
detailed information regarding construction health and safety standards
relative to the industry. Students will receive both MIOSHA and OSHA
10-hour cards upon successful completion of the class.
OSHA 10-HOUR
Instructor: Tracey Alfonsi - Construction Association of Michigan (2 sessions)
This program is designed to provide participants with a basic
understanding of the hazards present in most construction projects.
Participants will be able to identify, and then avoid, reduce, or eliminate job
hazards. In addition, they will become more familiar with required
record-keeping and MIOSHA enforcement procedures. Special emphasis will
be placed on those areas that are the most hazardous. Upon completion of
the course, the student will receive an OSHA Construction Safety and Health
10-Hour course completion card.
OSHA 30-HOUR
Instructor: Tracey Alfonsi - Construction Association of Michigan (4 sessions)
This course is for construction industry personnel and will cover OSHA
policies, procedures and standards, as well as construction safety and health
principles. Topics include the scope and application of the OSHA/MIOSHA
construction standards including inspections, citations and appeals, as well as
employee & employer rights under the Act. Additional topics include
Pre-Task Planning, Focus-Four Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
and construction specific health issues, among others. Upon completion of
the course, the student will receive an OSHA construction safety and health
30-Hour course completion card, now required by many jobsites.
SCAFFOLDS & SCAFFOLD PLATFORMS - MIOSHA PART 12
(MTI LEVEL 2)
Instructor: Bryan Renaud - MIOSHA CET Division
Attendees will be indoctrinated on the contents of the MIOSHA
Construction Safety Standard Part 12, Scaffolds and Scaffold Platforms. This
information will be conveyed through the use of PowerPoint, videos, lecture,
and the use of a scale model frame scaffold. The focus will be on the most
commonly used scaffolds in the construction industry including ground
supported, suspended, mobile, and rough terrain forklift scaffolds. Also
included will be the common hazards as well as Best Practices associated with
the use of scaffolds. At the conclusion of the course there will be a Q & A
session followed by a quiz. Agenda: References the different parts of Part 12
Scaffolds and Scaffold Platforms; Apply the MIOSHA Requirements of Part 12
to the most commonly used scaffolds in construction. Discuss Best Practices
from the industry.
ADVANCED BONDING
Instructors: R. Edward Boucher - Kotz, Sangster, Wysocki & Bergs, P.C
/ Mark Madden - Guy, Hurley, Blazer, Heuer (1 session)
Contractors cannot work without surety bonds. However, bonds are harder
to obtain these days, and they are backed by one of the most important
documents a contractor will ever sign - the general agreement of indemnity.
This one-hour seminar provides business owners and executives with the
framework of the statutes that command the use of bonds, a discussion of the
uses, benefits, and risks of various bond forms currently available, and insight
on what is necessary to qualify for a bond.
DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Instructor: Linda Beyea - American Arbitration Association (1 session)
This program will discuss the various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
options for the construction industry. We will consider the benefits of ADR
over court; the features and benefits of arbitration and mediation; how
arbitration and mediation differ; the role of the arbitrator and mediator; what
you should expect in the arbitration process; how to choose whether to
mediate or arbitrate; ADR in construction industry form contracts; dispute
avoidance and early resolution options; and innovation in construction
dispute resolution.
SAFETY PROFESSIONAL /MIOSHA-OSHA
EXCAVATIONS: THE GRAVE DANGER (MTI LEVEL 1)
Instructor: Bryan Renaud - MIOSHA CET Division (1 session)
This workshop will provide an overview of MIOSHA Part 9: Excavations,
Trenching and Shoring. In addition, the electrical hazards and applicable
regulations associates will be discussed, as well as identifying hazards at their
workplace associated with mobile equipment. This will be followed by a
question and answer session.
ELECTRICITY: THE INVISIBLE KILLER (MTI LEVEL 1)
Instructor: Bryan Renaud - MIOSHA CET Division (1 session)
Putting one's finger in a light socket does not make a lot of sense. Going
into a charged' workplace can be almost as dangerous as falling into a pit of
vipers. Avoid the obvious - and not so obvious - as we clarify some of the
cautions you may not be aware of on the jobsite.
FIRST AID, CPR & AED COMBINED
Instructor: National Safety Council (1 session)
This course, presented and certified by the National Safety Council, teaches
the principles of basic life support for adults, children and infants. The course
details how to perform one-rescuer CPR and rescue breathing, and how to
manage choking in a conscious person. It also addresses infection control.
The AED portion of the program details key precautions. It explains how AEDs
work and why they're a critical part of emergency cardiac care.
FALL PROTECTION-PART 45 - MIOSHA (MTI LEVEL 1)
Instructor: Bryan Renaud - MIOSHA CET Division (1 session)
Attendees will review the MIOSHA Part 45 Construction Safety Standard
for Protection including the latest OSHA and MIOSHA interpretations.
Examination of recent fatal falls in construction and discussion of the latest
fall protection techniques for construction will be covered. This will be
followed by a question and answer session.
Call 248-972-1000
ask for Tracey Alfonsi
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and maintenance work if not on the
production line. Blind rivets can be installed
at assembly stations with no convenient
power supply or alongside a moving line or
where compressed air is not available. This
battery operated cordless tool is the perfect
portable rivet setting tool for use anywhere.
The tool includes:
G Li-Ion Battery 14.4V battery
G Battery charger for LI-Ion 14.4V battery
G Tool with four nosepieces and a wrench
G Professional grade metal case
ABOUT MARSHALL SALES
Marshall Sales describes its companys
history in its own words: Marshall Sales, Inc.
(MSI) is a second-generation, family-owned
business based in Detroit. Since 1956, we
have built an impeccable reputation by
consistently providing quality products and
exceptional service to our customers. MSIs
highly experienced, extremely
knowledgeable staff and endless network of
industry resources ensures that we can meet
the needs of any job of any size requiring
fasteners or fastening installation systems.
We specialize in standards, specials, and
made-to-print parts.
Give us a call at our Detroit location:
(313)491-1700 or our Kalamazoo location:
(269) 345-6896 for pricing and availability on
the POP MCS 5800L power rivet tool! At
CAMs Michigan Construction & Design
Tradeshow, please visit Marshall Sales at
Booth No. 105.
CTS Offers New Carbide Tipped Blades for Cutting Tough
Stainless Steel
Amazingly, new technology in carbide circular saw blades now makes cutting stainless steel
products as easy and as fast as cutting a piece of wood. Smaller grain structure in the teeth
keeps the teeth sharp longer. Such durability extends the life of the blade, and in turn, reduces
the contractors costs.
Cutting stainless steel with carbide versus abrasive blades results in minimal sparks,
reducing the risk of fire. Plus, far less dust is created with carbide. With minimal sparks and less
dust, carbide-tipped blades are ideal for use in healthcare projects and other specialty
environments. Along with hospital MRI rooms requiring the use of non-ferrous metals, other
building types, such as clean rooms, food preparation facilities and even wastewater treatment
plants, are candidates for carbide-tipped blades.
Within the last year, hundreds of stainless steel studs were cut as part of the exterior
remodeling of the Renaissance Center in Detroit. These blades were selected because of their
speed of cutting. It took only 8 seconds to cut a 7/8-inch threaded stud. Secondary de-
burring was also eliminated.
Carbide-tipped blades are available from Construction Tool & Supply Co., Warren. Stop by
Booth No. 126 at the Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow. Please visit
CTS Construction Tool & Supply Co.s website at www.ctsfastening.com or call (586) 757-3330
or email ctsbillparkhill@comcast.net.
POP MCS5800L Power Rivet Tool: Portable and Rechargeable
Wherever You Need It!
The POP MCS5800L tool brings powerful blind rivet setting performance wherever its
needed. The new Lithium Ion 14.4V battery and high capacity battery pack have the
endurance to set up to 1,900 rivets and recharges in just an hour.
Supplied with a battery, battery charger and steel carry case, the MCS5800L is ideal for site
T O O L S
Ri chard G. Davi s, Pres
Tool Talk at CAMs Michigan
Design & Construction Tradeshow
Mi chael J. Jackson Sr. , Executi ve Secretar y/ Treasurer Ri chard G. Davi s, Presi dent
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track is difficult to over emphasize.
In Rochester, Oakland Universitys new Human Health Building is
supported by an innovative foundation that provided numerous
benefits, not the least of which was reducing the overall duration of
this phase of the work. Instead of sitting atop H-piles or caissons, the
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s one of the earliest phases of construction, foundations play
a key role in project planning. Finishing foundations ahead of
schedule can give other trade contractors more time to
perform their own work, while unanticipated delays can have the
opposite effect. The importance of keeping foundation work on
C O N C R E T E

CRitiCAl MAss
By David R. Miller Photos Courtesy of
Associate Editor Amalio Corporation
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was a necessary commodity, as a number of
logistical issues had to be addressed in order
for the project to succeed.
Logistical Issues
Space is at a premium on many projects,
but few are as cramped as the Human
Health Building site.
Access was a challenge, said Steck. The
building is built into the side of a hill. Having
fewer trades working in the same area at the
same time helped us to work safely and
more efficiently. We didnt have to work
around a caisson rig and wait for
foundations to be excavated. They didnt
have to wait on us either. We had one large,
clean, mass excavation to work with. It was a
nice, clean working environment and we
didnt have to deal with mud.
The site was near the busy intersection of
Walton and Squirrel Roads, while Squirrel
Road was also under construction. In spite
of this, as many as 130 concrete trucks
needed to access the site in a single day
when foundation work was at its peak. One
person on the site was given the sole
responsibility of getting concrete trucks
onto the site, and concrete work was also
coordinated to take advantage of traffic
reductions that take place over the summer.
Fortunately, a parking lot that was removed
for the buildings geothermal field provided
conditions because of this, even though
they were not scheduled to begin until May.
Braving the cold, and the unavoidable delays
that came with it, was a small price to pay for
the ability to get a head start. Once the
weather heated up, the pace of the work did,
as well.
We were out there pouring on the first
day that we had warm temperatures, said
Brian Crumm, project manager for The
Christman Company. We got the first floor
slab-on-grade placed and that allowed the
MEP [mechanical, electrical and plumbing]
trades to start. That put the interiors of the
building much further ahead.
The schedule that allowed all of this to
take place was ultimately created by the The
Christman Company, but none of it would
have been possible without the cooperation
of subcontractors, particularly those who
worked during the projects earliest phases.
They [Amalio Corporation] came to the
post-bid meeting with a plan and they
showed us how they wanted to execute it,
said Crumm. They had the plan established
before they were officially awarded the job.
They knew how they wanted it to flow, how
they wanted it scheduled and how they
would approach it. That gave us a high level
of confidence.
Confidence in the concrete contractor
building rests on a mass foundation. This
7,600-cubic-yard concrete pad covers the
entire footprint of the building and extends
eight feet beyond the outside walls,
completely eliminating the need for the
drilling that deeper foundations would have
required. This let the team led by
construction manager The Christman
Company, Lansing, and architect
SmithGroup Inc., Detroit, reclaim critical
weeks during the earliest phases of the
project, but the success of their approach
hinged on the skills and expertise of
concrete contractor Amalio Corporation,
Sterling Heights.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The 173,501-square-foot Human Health
Building at Oakland University sits atop a
four-foot-thick slab of concrete. This pad
could have been installed in a single pour,
but Amalio Corporation broke the work into
six more manageable pours.
The site was large enough to allow us to
work at different locations concurrently,
said Eric Steck, vice president of Amalio
Corporation. We performed high wall
construction as we continued to work on
mass foundations elsewhere and followed
up with shorter walls and pilasters in yet
another location. Upon completion, we fell
back and completed sand backfill.
Perimeter walls at the facility were 24 feet
high, so starting them before foundation
work was complete gave the project team a
significant advantage. Excavation work was
also simplified by the mass foundation
because a single grade level was required.
Spread footings with pile caps would have
required multiple excavations at different
levels, which would have slowed the process
while adding the hazard of deep pits to the
jobsite. With a single mass foundation going
in at a single grade level, it must have
occurred to a few people that a single
concrete pour would have been a logical
choice. The project team discussed that
idea, but multiple pours were ultimately
deemed more efficient.
We wouldnt necessarily have wanted to
pour it all at once, said Steck. When you
perform larger pours, you start working with
multiple pumps and more people.
Inefficiencies arise and unnecessary
overtime occurs. Bigger isnt always better.
Other trades quickly followed behind
these smaller pours. Steel erection was
originally scheduled to begin in April 2011,
but actually started in mid-January. Some
deck pours took place during winter
A shear wall tower is seen under construction in this photo. Winter conditions were a factor, but it
was a small price to pay for getting a head start on the work.
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out over a larger area. As foundations were
being poured, steel erection could take
place in another location. Tradesworkers
performing both tasks could be given their
own space and they did not need to monitor
the actions of other contractors as closely as
they would if they were working right
alongside them. Amalio Corporation crews
played a key role in planning work so that it
could be performed safely and efficiently.
Their field foremen are top notch, said
Crumm. They think ahead. They
understand what we need and they work to
give it to us. Freeing up areas so that other
trades could work drove the whole
schedule.
Work at the Oakland University Human
Health Building continues with this talented
team of industry professionals in the drivers
seat. Project completion is anticipated in
August 2012 [at press time].
without having a road to drive them on,
said Crumm.
Safety was also a major concern, as many
activities were taking place on a small site.
Breaking the foundation work into six pours
enhanced safety by letting workers spread
a convenient supply of asphalt pieces that
could be reused for a temporary road
wrapping around the entire foundation of
the building.
There is no way we could have gotten
130 concrete trucks in and out each day
C O N C R E T E

The slab-on-grade foundation being installed here sits atop four feet of granular fill and the build-
ings mass foundation.
One of the six foundation pours is taking place
in this photo. The foundation could have been
installed into a single pour, but breaking the
work up was much more efficient.
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This years agenda will focus on the key lessons
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contractors are welcomed and dealt with in
a responsible and forthright manner. This
gives tile contractors a voice and the ability
to back up their position when facing
challenging situations.
TOLERANCE DISCONNECTS
An example of how to deal with the
disconnect between concrete-specification
tolerances and tile-specification installation
tolerances is to reference the Floor Flatness
(FF) charts included in the NTCA Reference
Manual (table 1). These charts create an
understanding between the FF
requirements/specifications that a concrete
contractor is held to and the TCNA/ANSI
subfloor tolerance requirements for which a
tile/ stone contractor is responsible.
Concrete contractors will bid and pour
concrete floors (photos 1 & 2) to a specified
American Concrete Institute (ACI) FF
tolerance under Division 3 of the project
specifications.
Tile and stone contractors bid and must
install the specified tile or stone in
accordance with the specified in-plane
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resources if surface preparation is
required on this project?
G I hope my bid will cover us if the concrete
slabs are not as true as specified.
G Im not sure we can get a change order to
cover the surface preparation needs of
the project.
Thoughts like these keep tile and stone
contractors up at night. Unfortunately, these
nagging issues are commonplace in
construction today. Of course, the general
contractor takes no responsibility for out-of-
tolerance concrete slabs and for the
expenses to reconcile the deficiencies.
Similar scenarios are played out on a
regular basis on tile and stone projects. This
is a challenge that all of us in the tile and
stone industry must address in order to
assist tile and stone contractors with these
battles.
Organizations like the National Tile
Contractors Association (NTCA) are up to
this challenge. With its diverse Technical
Committee composition, issues faced by tile
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Table 1
Grout Joint Size Relative to Subnoor llatness Minimum Requirements
Minimum Subnoor llatness using AS1M L1155-06 ll ,SOll, or a
10' Straightedge
Tile Size
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Grout Joint Size Grout Joint Size Grout Joint Size
-,- 1,2"
1/4" or larger 3,16" 1/8"
8" x 8" l35 or 1,4" - 10' l45 or 3,16" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10'
12" x 12" l35 or 1,4" - 10' l45 or 3,16" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10'
16" x 16" l35 or 1,4" - 10' l45 or 3,16" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10'
18" x 18" l45 or 3,16" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10'
24" x 24" l45 or 3,16" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10'
36" x 36" l60 or 1,8" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10' l60 or 1,8" - 10'
* lor non-square units, the tile size shall use the longest side
dimension - TABLL 2
Table 2
Longest Side
1ile Dimension Grout Joint Size Grout Joint Size Grout Joint Size
1/4" or larger 3,16" 1/8"
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35
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In addition to finding common ground
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within 72 hours of the concrete pour. Yet, concrete will undergo change (e.g. shrinkage, creep,
curling, etc.) over time. Therefore, even if concrete is poured correctly, by the time the finish
Additional surface preparation was
required on this concrete slab. Floor was
screeded with a bonded mortar bed and
self-leveling underlayment.
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contractors arrive on site, more often than
not, additional surface preparation is
required (e.g. flash patching, grinding down
high spots, pouring self-leveling
underlayment.
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owners now embracing green
construction, the relevance of
sustainable paving options
continues to grow. A prime example is the
pavement system used at the newly
constructed Regency Skilled Nursing Center,
a 113-bed nursing care facility located on a
14-acre site in Canton Township, built by T.H.
Marsh Construction Co., Royal Oak, and
designed by NSA Architects, Engineers,
Planners, Farmington Hills. The facility hosts
the first installation in Michigan of a
sustainable paving system called Grasscrete,
a lightweight, modular, fully biodegradable,
pulp-based concrete form, measuring 2 x 4 x
5.5 feet.
Grasscretes unique structure creates a
series of voids in cast-in-place concrete. As a
visualization tool, the Grasscrete forms are
shaped somewhat like an inverted egg
carton. Before the forms are set, a layer of
geotextile and one inch of sand is placed,
leveled and compacted on the site. Once
the forms and rerod are placed and the
concrete poured and hardened, the tops or
peaks of the forms are broken with a
tamping tool and the voids are filled with
gravel or topsoil. Either aggregate gravel or
topsoil provides the flow-through necessary
for ground water recharge and filtering of
stormwater runoff. Because the void fill is
not part of the strength of the system, the
pavement can support vehicular traffic once
the concrete has hardened and before the
voids are even filled.
The Regency facility took full advantage
of Grasscretes green attributes and its
pavement strength. At the Regency facility,
a second driveway had to be added to
provide improved access to the building for
firefighting and emergency response
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Grasscrete is composed of a fully biodegradable and pulp-based concrete form, shaped somewhat
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Once the forms and rerod are placed and the concrete poured and hardened, the tops or peaks of
the forms are broken with a tamping tool and the voids are filled with gravel or topsoil that
provides the flow-through necessary for ground water recharge and filtering of stormwater runoff.
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The structure creates a natural
stormwater bio-filtration system capable
of draining up to 90 percent of natural
grassland.
The forms are biodegradable and made
from recycled pulp material.
The Grasscrete system reduces the heat
island effect.
The profile of the large void spaces
minimizes surface water freezing
potential and any frost heave or other
hydrostatic concerns.
Overall, Grasscrete is an aesthetically
pleasing, green porous surface available at a
reasonable cost and with a capability of
generating LEED points. Grasscrete is
designed for vehicle parking, access roads,
emergency access, helipads, military
installations and drainage channels
applications. For more information on
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CSI Geoturf can be reached at 1 (800) 621-
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paving option turned out to be the
Grasscrete system. Vanston/OBrien, Inc.,
Dexter, was the concrete subcontractor that
poured this innovative pavement system.
GRASSCRETE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
Stormwater does not need to run to a
catch basin or other collection area,
allowing the parking or access road
surface to be flat. This design is more
aesthetically pleasing, safer and reduces
the cost of drainage collection.
Grasscrete pavement surfaces are not
included in hard surface stormwater area
measurements, thus saving considerable
detention volume requirements, basin
costs and contributing to LEED point
generation.
The modular design allows for easy
design/application, especially around
curbs and other projections.
The strength of the GrassCrete system
allows for thin total cross sections.
vehicles. With forested wetlands and a
county drain on site, placement of this
second driveway was initially constrained by
the sites limited buildable space of only 35
percent.
Because the selected location for the
service drive was in a buffer zone near the
sites stormwater detention pond, the
driveway paving system had to meet the
requirements of two reviewing agencies: a
pervious system capable of meeting Wayne
County standards for building a driveway in
a buffer zone, and a paving system capable
of meeting the Township fire marshals
standards for a roadway with the ability to
support fully loaded fire trucks with
outriggers. In addition, the owner expressed
concerns about maintaining and plowing
any type of pervious pavement in the winter.
Zeimet Wozniak & Associates, Inc., a New
Hudson-based civil engineering firm,
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C O N S T R U C T I O N H I G H L I G H T
T
he infamous gales of November have been the bane of ships
on the Great Lakes for centuries. Water of a different sort was
responsible for damage to the Fort Gratiot Light Station, the
oldest lighthouse in Michigan.
This 182-year-old brick
lighthouse in Port Huron was
almost done-in by paint layers
trapping water vapor in the brick.
With limited maintenance
leading to the peeling of the
paint and exposure of the brick
to freeze-thaw damage, fissures
began to form in this once proud
sentinel of the freshwater seas.
Less dramatic than an icy gale
but just as destructive, opening
the brick skin to the elements
ultimately threatened to bring
the lighthouse down like a
shipwreck in slow motion.
Never paint masonry! warns
John Fletcher, president of
National Restoration, Inc., Keego
Harbor, in a voice like a captain of
a ship steering his crew away
from a dangerous shoal. A
variety of specialty masonry
coatings should be utilized on
masonry, not paint! The coatings
are typically elastomeric and
allow for movement, as well as
being vapor permeable, which
allows moisture to breathe out of
the masonry.
A lover of lighthouses and
masonry, he brought the full
force of his expertise in the
masons craft to bear on the
restoration of this lighthouse,
originally built in 1829 and listed
on the National Register of
Historic Places. Using the best of
both centuries, the company
employed masonry techniques original to the towers brick
construction, while taking a contemporary approach to accessing
the 82-foot-tall structure. National Restoration bridged together
three Fraco mast climbers to
access the tower and save it for
future generations.
What a thing of beauty, said
Fletcher as he gazes at the nearly
finished tower on a bone-chilling
November morning. Honestly, I
have never been prouder of
anything other than my wife and
children. This tower will last
another 180 years.
This lighthouse remains in
active service, primarily as an aid
to recreational watercraft, thanks
to another dedicated keeper of
the light, Quinn Evans
Architects, Ann Arbor. Quinn
Evans prepared a Historic
Structures Report (HSR) in 2007
for this navigational aid marking
the treacherous shallows at the
entrance to the St. Clair River and
operated by the U.S Coast Guard.
The HSR assessed the general
conditions and chronicled the
history of the lighthouse and its
cluster of support buildings, all
owned by St. Clair County. A
targeted grant, administered
through the City of Port Huron
and partially funded by the
National Park Services Save
Americas Treasures program, was
issued in 2005 and extended in
2010 for the stabilization of this
historic lighthouse.
TAKING ON WATER
The revival of this nautical
landmark began in October 2010.
Keepers of the Light
By Mary E. Kremposky Photos Courtesy of
Associate Editor Quinn Evans Architects
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The original brick was of poor quality, making it more
susceptible to freeze-thaw damage.
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Because of the extreme deterioration of the
brick, we were worried it was a structural
issue, said Brandon Friske, Quinn Evans
project architect. We were able to
determine that only the outer two layers of
brick had deteriorated, even though in a few
places you could reach your arm in almost
up to your shoulder.
According to Fletcher, the core of the
towers five-foot-thick walls was intact, and
the foundations of hard Bayport limestone
remained strong, given the lack of cracks in
the base and no evidence of settling. We
were happy to find out it was not a structural
issue, but more of a cosmetic issue caused
by freeze-thaw and weathering, said Friske.
Stabilizing the lighthouse called for
determining the root cause behind its
deterioration. Fletcher believes application
of modern paint, possibly beginning in the
1920s or 1930s began the decline, because
19th Century lighthouse keepers routinely
coated the tower in whitewash, a breathable
lime-based coating. Limited maintenance
took the lighthouse further down the path
of obsolescence.
In addition, Soil and Materials Engineers,
Inc. (SME), Plymouth, conducted material
testing to discern the bricks absorption rate
and other characteristics. The testing found
that the poor quality of the brick itself was
contributing to the towers decline. This
particular brick was more susceptible to
freeze-thaw damage, said Friske. That is
why once the paint began peeling, the brick
began to deteriorate rapidly.
In fact, the faces popped off of probably
16,000 to 18,000 brick, said Fletcher. As
soon as that face brick pops off, the masonry
of the tower is opened up and exposed to
rain and all the elements.
A HISTORY TOLD IN BRICK
The trail of weathered brick tells the
construction history of a grand old
lighthouse built in two different time
periods. The damage only marred the first
65 feet of the lighthouse, originally
constructed in 1829 of the red, poor quality
brick. Added in 1862, the upper 17 feet of
the tower is built of a much harder, yellow
Milwaukee Cream City brick. The original
tower was built during the era of Stephen
Pleasonton, the Fifth Auditor of the Treasury,
and the executive responsible for planning
and managing the first lighthouses in the
United States.
Pleasonton kept a sharper eye on cost
than quality in both construction and
navigation. In fact, an earlier lighthouse had
been constructed in 1825 about 50 feet
south of the current Fort Gratiot Light and
CONSTRUCTI ON HI GHLI GHT
National Restoration used an innovative alternative to conventional scaffolding, namely the
bridging of three Fraco mast climbers to access the tower. The mast climbers offered a
tremendous carrying capacity of approximately 20,000 lbs.
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near the piers of todays Blue Water Bridge,
said Fletcher. Shoddy construction and a
fierce September gale wore down the tower,
leading to its collapse in November 1828.
By 1850, the U.S. Lighthouse Board was
launched, boosting quality throughout the
country as shown in the Fort Gratiot Lights
addition. Because the 1862 brick has a
different absorption rate and is able to
handle the elements better, we found the
upper brick in perfect condition, said Friske.
SAVING A TREASURE
A walk into the tower interior is a walk
through layers of construction history.
Walking on brick pavers worn by the
footsteps of generations of lighthouse
keepers, Fletcher leads the way through a
dimly lit 1862 storage room and connecting
passage leading to the lighthouse interior.
Milwaukee Cream City brick blankets the
interior, including the interior cylinder of the
actual tower. The cylinder was inserted in
1862 to support the cast iron staircase
coiling its way for a full 91 steps up the
conical tower to the lantern room.
This cylinder is composed of two layers of
brick, followed by a two-foot airspace
between the cylinder and actual tower, said
Fletcher. An interior opening in the tower
base for a ventilation louver offers a glimpse
of the original brick in this stout masonry
load-bearing tower. The original tower is
constructed of about 14 to 16 wythes of
brick, said Fletcher. Looking at the vent,
you can see the depth and the structural
fortitude of the tower that has enabled it to
withstand the strong prevailing winds at this
spot.
Taking shelter within the tower, Fletcher
explains the steps needed to stabilize the
lighthouse. National Restoration first
removed the outer two wythes of brick, all
the way around and all the way up the 65-
foot-tall portion of the tower, said Fletcher.
We found pockets where there had been
actual water intrusion. Some of our repairs
in those areas were 16 to 18 inches deep.
Ultimately, National Restoration laid 1,500
salvaged original brick and 30,000 carefully
selected replacement brick. Selecting a
brick that wasnt too hard was a delicate
balancing act, said Fletcher. Belden Brick
Sales Co. worked very hard with us to find a
good matching brick with the right
hardness. If the brick is too hard and there is
any movement in the tower, the new brick
will shear off from the old, resulting in
structural problems. Added Friske, The
outer skin would actually separate from the
tower. We also went with a brick that resists
the elements better, so that if the new
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coating ever does peel, we shouldnt get the
same kind of cracking and damage.
Next, National Restoration stripped the
lighthouse of its peeling paint, exposing the
natural coloration of the copper dome, the
yellow and red brick of the upper tower
sections and the 1862 entry and storage
room addition - affectionately called the
doghouse and the chalky limestone of the
tower base and foundation. Stripping was
vital to remove excessive paint buildup and
to prepare these surfaces for application of a
new coating system.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
In laying replacement brick, National
Restoration followed the original masonry
construction, an intricate weave of
staggered bricks without any mechanical
fastening, all working together as a single,
structural unit to create this strong masonry
tower. Every seventh vertical course are
header courses placed perpendicular to the
exterior face, and facing the core structure.
The header courses are stepped into the
tower structure all the way through the
tapered cylinder. We had to notch out the
header courses, so that the outer layers tied
in with the core of the tower, said Fletcher.
The bulk of the tower is composed of
stretchers, a brick laid with the long,
horizontal side down. This interconnected
weave of staggered header courses and
stretchers links all 16 wythes together in a
wonderful display of load-bearing masonry.
Repairing the lighthouse without
triggering an avalanche of falling brick was
an initial concern, but the towers core
structural integrity held sway with the help
of a few lumber pieces for shoring. Fletcher
had faith in the quality work of 19th century
masons. What we were banking on is that
the original craftsmen of that time carried
the woven pattern throughout the entire
tower, said Fletcher. We had a backup plan,
but our assumption proved true.
The upper tower only required repointing.
One hundred percent of the mortar joints
on the 1862 face brick were cut out and
repointed with Type O mortar made of one
part Portland cement, two parts lime and
nine parts aggregate, said Fletcher. Quinn
Evans had the original mortar analyzed and
matched for the project. The aggregate
used is indigenous to the Port Huron area,
because that is what they would have done
when they built it, added Friske.
Finally, National Restoration blanketed
both tower sections with a breathable
masonry coating from Prosoco, Inc., selected
by Quinn Evans to keep this historic
lighthouse standing throughout the 21st
Century.
CONTEMPORARY TOOLS
Both firms relied on old craftsmanship
and contemporary technology. We
conducted a high definition survey, using a
laser scan to shoot the building and provide
a 3D model for the computer production of
the base drawings, said Friske. This
allowed us to obtain exact dimensions for
the tower.
National Restoration used an innovative
alternative to conventional scaffolding,
namely the bridging of three Fraco mast
climbers to access the tower. The Fraco
mast climbers give you a huge carrying
capacity of about 20,000 lbs., said Fletcher.
We were able to carry several thousand
brick, and even place a port-a-john on the
platform.
National Restoration successfully used
this strategy on the restoration of the
historical clock tower on the campus of the
University of Detroit-Mercy Campus. We try
to think outside the box, said Fletcher. We
asked ourselves, How can we make this job
more cost-effective and more efficient?
C O N S T R U C T I O N H I G H L I G H T
Thanks to Quinn Evans and National Restoration, this 182-year-old lighthouse has been
repaired and recoated for the enjoyment of future generations.
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With all the Fracos positioned at one level,
workers could easily walk around the entire
tower. If necessary, National Restoration
could disconnect one of the platforms, for
each is equipped with its own motor. We
typically dropped down the tower in the
evening, restocked the materials, and drove
back up in the morning, said Fletcher.
The Fraco system was pivotal in efficiently
repairing the observation deck, as well. We
were able to load one 400 to 500 lb. section
of the cast iron deck on the Fraco, said
Fletcher. Major structural repairs were done
in the shop before loading it back on the
Fraco and driving it to the top for the steel
contractor.
THE FINAL STEPS
As the finishing touch, Quinn Evans
conducted a paint analysis to determine the
original paint colors of the deck and copper
dome rather than rely on historical tradition.
Most lighthouses have black-painted rails
and a top of colonial red, but for this
lighthouse, Quinn Evans had the paint
analyzed and selected the colors based on
the Munsell Color System, which almost no
one takes the time to use, said Fletcher. The
result is charcoal color rails and decking and
a dome painted red with a brownish tint.
National Restoration also installed new
electrical systems for the green navigation
light. One of the very last work items is
connecting the lightning protection for the
lighthouse, along with restoring the storage
room exterior. This included replicating the
original double-hung window and entry
door in mahogany.
Beyond admirably executed crafts-
manship, the project was delivered on
budget, on schedule and in a collaborative
spirit. What is really nice about working
with Ilene Tyler (preservation Principal at
Quinn Evans and Principal on this project)
and Brandon is that they are both
knowledgeable and passionate about
historical restoration, said Fletcher. We are
all working for the same end goal, which is
to preserve a piece of history.
My brother and project manager, Josh, did a
fantastic job, along with all the workers on
the project.
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the South Manitou and the AuSable Point
Lights. National Restoration has restored the
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lighthouse, and if I could, historical masonry
restoration is all I would do for the rest of my
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life, said Fletcher.
Clearly, working on the project fills
Fletcher with the glow of accomplishment. I
feel privileged to work on a project like this,
said Fletcher. For the rest of John Fletchers
life, I will be able to tell people, We restored
the oldest lighthouse in Michigan. And it
wasnt just a tuck-point-and-paint job - it
was an actual rehabilitation.
Quinn Evans remains at the site working
on installation of fish-tail metal shingle roofs
on the attached storage building repair of
the 1901 fog signal building roof, and instal-
lation of a new cedar shingle roof on the
1930s equipment building. Future projects
may focus on restoration of the lighthouse
interior and keepers dwellings. Thanks to a
passion for preservation and a lifetime of
accumulated knowledge on the part of
National Restoration and Quinn Evans, this
early 19th Century lighthouse will continue
to shine through the fog, storms and dark
nights of the early 21st Century.
FORT GRATIOT LIGHTHOUSE
PROJECT TEAM
Civil Survey and High-Definition Laser Scan
Midwestern Consulting, LLC, Ann Arbor
Hazardous Materials Testing
Huron Consultants L&A, Port Huron
Brick Testing Soil and Material
Engineers, Inc., Plymouth
Engineering of masonry and shoring
during construction Fitzpatrick
Structural Engineers, Ann Arbor
Roofing CASS Sheet Metal, Detroit
Steel Repair Centerline Fabrication,
Detroit
Painting U & S Painting Services, Troy
Electrical Alliance Electric &
Construction, Inc., Bloomfield Hills
Window and Door Robert Fogelson,
Port Huron
Initial Masonry Exploration, 2005
Mihm Enterprises, Inc., Hamilton
Work on Fog Signal, Lighthouse
Keepers Dwelling, 2011 Renaissance
Restoration, Birmingham
Project participant list provided courtesy of
architect and general contractor.
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First Truck-Mounted Concrete
Mixer to Produce Concrete by
Weight Not Volume
Maxon Industries introduces the new
Techcrete truck-mounted/mobile concrete
mixer. The patent pending 10 cubic yard
Maxon Techcrete is the first concrete mixer to
offer a continuous component weighing
system with load cells and Maxons exclusive
on-board batch controls. The result is the
only truck-mounted mixer that produces
concrete by weight, not volume, for improved
quality assurance, reduced operating costs,
and improved productivity.
Features of the New Maxon Techcrete
include: Load cells independently weigh the
sand/aggregate and cement; Printed load
ticket displays actual weight of components,
actual cement to water ratio and total yards
produced; On-board processor can be
programmed with an infinite number of mix
designs; Precise material delivery system;
Processor stores details of last 50 batches
produced; Unique proportional load sensing
hydraulic valve system; Infintely variable
production rates.
For more information contact: Maxon
Industries, Inc., 3204 West Mill Road,
Milwaukee, WI 53209. Phone (414) 351-4000;
Fax: (414) 351-9057; website:
www.maxon.com, E-mail: sales@maxon.com.
Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold
Flooring Panel Enhancements
Expedite Installation
Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold flooring panels
now feature a new fastening template to help
builders work faster on the jobsite. The
simplified nailing template uses pre-printed
dashes instead of symbols to guide
fastener placement. The panels also
incorporate a proprietary edge seal
formulation that significantly reduces edge
swell. These features combine to improve
cycle times and floor performance, and
decrease the risk of callbacks. In addition,
Weyerhaeuser has more than doubled the
time period for the Edge Gold flooring
no-sand guarantee, from 90 days to 200 days.
Builders using Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold
flooring panels can now quickly identify
where to nail or screw fasteners into joists.
Clear and simple dashes on each panel
indicate the possible on-center spacings of
underlying joists, without the need to decode
symbols on the jobsite. The result is more
efficient, faster installation.
The proprietary edge sealant on Edge Gold
panels and extension of the no-sand
guarantee to 200 days protects builders from
edge swell after exposure to weather during
construction. Weyerhaeuser also provides a
50-year limited warranty to reinforce the floor
panel's long-term performance. Edge Gold
panels install flat and remain flat for a quality
floor, improving customer satisfaction and
reducing callbacks.
Builders have used Weyerhaeuser Edge
Gold flooring panels in residential, multi-
family and light commercial projects for more
than 15 years. Other features that help
simplify construction include:
Tongue-and-groove edges with a
self-gapping fit
Touch sanded face for a uniform
thickness
Delivery of panels working-side-up for
easy installation
For more information, visit
www.woodbywy.com.
Milwaukee Introduces
Industrys First 6 in 1
Combination and Long
Nose Pliers
Milwaukee Tool continues to
expand its Hand Tool offering
with the introduction of the
industrys first 6 in 1
Combination Pliers and Long-
Nose Pliers. In addition to
standard pliers applications,
the innovative new tools
can be used for reaming
pipe, cutting wire,
stripping wire and
making loops. The 6 in 1
Combination Pliers also
have the ability to cut
bolts, while the 6 in 1
Long Nose Pliers can
easily pull nails. For
users that prefer
traditional pivot-joint
pliers, the 6 in 1 Long
Nose Pliers still feature
metal deburring, wire
stripping, and loop
making, without the
spring-open action.
Backed by Milwaukees Limited Lifetime
Warranty, each of the new tools is made with
forged metal and machined precision for
maximum tool strength and durability. The
tools also feature rust protection to increase
tool life and reduce corrosion. Durable rubber
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grips add comfort and help protect the tool
while Induction hardened jaws on the 6 in 1
Long Nose Pliers provide long lasting
durability and consistent performance.
Specifications:
6 in 1 Combination Pliers (48-22-3069)
Solid Wire Stripping 10-18 awg
Stranded Wire Stripping 12-20 awg
Bolt Cutting for #6-32 and #8-32
Pipe reaming up to 1
Jaw Capacity 1
Knife Length
6 in 1 Long Nose Pliers (48-22-3068)
Solid Wire Stripping 10-14 awg
Stranded Wire Stripping 12-16 awg
Pipe reaming up to 1
Jaw Capacity 1
Knife Length 11/16
For more information on the full line of
Milwaukee power tools and accessories,
please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit
www.milwaukeetool.com.
Milwaukee Introduces
M12Jig Saw with New-To-
World Hybrid Grip Design
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
continues to expand the versatility of their
M12 LITHIUM-ION system with the
introduction of the M12 Cordless High
Performance Jig Saw. Featuring a new-to-
world Hybrid Grip design, the M12Jig Saw
combines the best features from both top
handle and barrel grip jig saw designs to
provide superior cut control and balance. At
only 4.1 lbs and 8.75 long, the M12Jig Saw
is also the most compact, lightest weight
professional cordless jig saw on the market
today.
A 3/4 stroke length and 0-2,800 SPM
variable speed trigger deliver fast and
accurate cuts in multiple materials, while the
Quik-Lok T-Shank blade clamp and tool free
45 bevel capability allow for quick and easy
tool adjustments. An LED light
highlights the cutting
surface for improved
visibility.
Specifications (2445-21):
3/4 Stroke Length
0-2800 SPM
Bevel Capacity: 45
Length: 8.75
Weight: 4.1 lbs
Tool Free Blade and Bevel Changes
Includes 2445-20 M12 Jig Saw, (1)
M12 RED LITHIUM Battery, 30-Minute
Charger, (1) 50-42-5310 10 TPI Wood
Cutting Blade, Anti-Splintering Insert,
Non-Marring Shoe & Contractor Bag.
Specifications (2445-20):
3/4 Stroke Length
0-2800 SPM
Bevel Capacity: 45
Length: 8.75
Weight: 4.1 lbs
Tool Free Blade and Bevel Changes
Includes 2445-20 M12 Jig Saw, (1) 50-
42-5310 10 TPI Wood Cutting Blade,
Anti-Splintering Insert, Non-Marring Shoe
& Contractor Bag.
REDLITHIUM Battery
Technology
Milwaukees new REDLITHIUM batteries
provide up to 40% more run-time, 20% more
power and 50% more recharges than other
Lithium products on the market. The new
technology will also operate in extreme
temperatures as low as 0F/-18C and will run
20% cooler, with fade free power and no
memory effect.
For more information on the full line of
Milwaukee power tools and accessories,
please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit
www.milwaukeetool.com.
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Wells Lamont Work Gloves -
Grips Gold Blister Armor,
Style 7683
Versatile and comfortable, the
Grips Gold Blister Armor
gloves are perfect for all of your
outdoor adventures, or
any job that requires a
little extra fine tuning.
Fingerless design is ideal for
equipment operation
including hand tools and power
tools. A go-to glove for recreational
use from camping to backpacking to riding
Dirt Bikes and ATVs Grips Gold Blister
Armor gloves provide comfort and protection
against blisters and next-day soreness while
keeping fingers free. Flexible neoprene
knuckle straps offer additional flexibility,
while the patented KwikPull finger pulls
help remove the glove with ease.
Suggested Uses:
Blister protection
Construction
Driving
Equipment operation
Hand tools
Power tools
Available Sizes: Medium, Large, Extra Large
- Suggested Retail: $13.00 to $14.99. Available
at retailers nationwide. Visit
www.wellslamont.com to locate a retailer
near you.
Wells Lamont Work Gloves - Hi
Viz Style 7674
For added safety on the job, Wells Lamont
Hi Viz work gloves provide the ultimate
visibility and protection. ANSI
approved, the gloves lime green
high-visibility color and
reflective fabric panels
provide extra safety while
working late-night jobs or
in dimly lit areas.
Suggested Uses:
Equipment operation
Hand tools
Maintenance
Power tools
Road crews
Padded palm and knuckle strap add extra
protection and help withstand wear and tear.
ANSI approved Hi Visibility safety color and
reflective back panels ensure safety for night-
P R O D U C T S H O W C A S E
Single Ply, BUR, Slate, Shingles, Green and Vegetative Roof Systems,
Architectural Metals, Air Barriers, Roof Audits, Complete Roof Service
and Roof Guardian Maintenance Programs
www.ceigroupllc.com
Services provided in the United States
and internationally.
2140 INDUSTRIAL STREET
HOWELL, MI 48843
517-548-0039 (P)
517-548-0182 (F)
Firestone and GAF Master Contractor
Johns Manville Peak Advantage Contractor
Union Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractor
Government Cleared Work Crews for Secured Sites
Built on integrity
growing through Service and reliaBility
time jobs. Comfort Closure wrist strap
allows for maximum comfort while the
neoprene knuckle strap adds extra flexibility.
Available Sizes: Medium, Large, Extra Large
- Suggested Retail: $13.99 to $14.99. Available
at retailers nationwide. Visit
www.wellslamont.com to locate a retailer
near you.
Magnalight by Larson
Electronics Announces Release
of Ultra-Portable Explosion
Proof LED Area Light With
Tripod
Larson Electronics Magnalight.com has
announced the release of the EPL-BS-161M-
TP1-100 a tripod mounted LED light for
hazardous locations. This unit is UL rated as
Class 1 Division 1 2 Groups C & D and Class
2 Division 1 - 2 and uses a 16 inch LED light
head to produce 10,000 lumens of light while
drawing only 150 watts. The 8 pound
collapsible tripod elevates the light head to
12 feet.
Larson Electronics Magnalight.com added
a 150 watt, tripod mounted explosion proof
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light to its growing
array of hazardous
location explosion
proof lights. The EPL-
BS-161M-TP1-100
Class 1 and Class 2
Division 1 - 2 LED light
can cover 8,000
square feet of area.
The highly durable,
watertight LED light is
equipped with a non-
sparking tripod that
can securely elevate
the light to 12 feet,
while collapsing to 3
feet. At a weight of
under 8 pounds, the
tripod can serve as a
short pedestal type
stand or a full blown
telescoping tripod, offering the operator the
choice to take the light up on scaffolding or
set it right on the tank floor. The light can
effectively bring 8,000 square feet to a bright
white illuminated condition, to heights of 30
feet. Equipped with a 100 foot SEOOW cord
and explosion proof plug, the EPL-BS-161M-
TP1-100 explosion proof LED light can be
used both as an LED blasting light and as a
light source for coating and painting
applications. This unit is multi-voltage
capable and can be configured to operate on
120-277 volts 50/60 Hz. The LED light head
measures 16 inches in diameter which allows
it to fit through most standard size manholes
and entry points. The LED light head can be
removed from the tripod, the tripod
collapsed, and the entire assembly passed
through a manhole and reassembled once
inside.
Larson Electronics Magnalight.com offers a
wide array of LED blasting lights and LED
explosion proof lights to support operators in
the coatings industry. You can learn more by
visiting magnalight.com or calling 1-800-369-
6671 (1-214-616-6180 international).
Chicago Pneumatic BRK 55
Hydraulic Breaker has Power
and Flexibility
A favorite with construction and rental
companies, Chicago Pneumatic BRK 55
hydraulic breakers are the ideal choice for a
broad range of road building and
maintenance applications.
Delivering 1,450 blows per minute, the BRK
55 delivers dependable power and
performance working on asphalt, concrete or
frozen soil. Chicago Pneumatic BRK 55
hydraulic breakers feature a slim design,
giving operators an effective line of sight to
the working tool point, boosting productivity.
Operators are able to get to work quickly
because the BRK 55s hoses are fitted with flat
face HTMA quick release couplings for fast,
easy connections in all work environments.
The couplings are designed to fight the dust
and dirt that can build up on work sites. The
BRK 55 is well balanced and is without
external side bolts or other protruding
machine parts that can come into contact
with the operator, further improving comfort
and productivity.
These units can be used with both 8
gallons per minute or 5 gallons per minute
PAC Power Packs. Compact and fuel-
efficient, the low-maintenance and
exhaust-free BRK 55 stands up to even
the coldest temperatures.
Chicago Pneumatic offers vibro-
reduced handles as an option on the
BRK 55 hydraulic breaker. These
handles provide a more
ergonomic and comfortable
grip, designed to reduce the
reactive force experienced
by the operator, and
dramatically reduces
operator fatigue while also
increasing overall
productivity.
Other optional accessories
for the BRK 55 include oil-flow
dividers, which reduce flow and
pressure, allowing operators to run
tools from hydraulic-powered carriers. The
addition of one or two 23-foot extension
hoses allows operators to extend working
ranges up to 69 feet without significant drops
in pressure.
For more information, contact Eudes Defoe
(216) 571-7615; eudes.defoe@cp.com or visit
www.cp.com.
Cintas Releases New Carhartt
Rental Active Jacket
Cintas Corporation, North Americas largest
uniform supplier, has added a popular
Carhartt Jacket to its Carhartt Rental
Workwear line. This addition was prompted
by an overwhelming demand by Cintas
customers, many of whom work outdoors
and in cold temperatures.
The Carhartt Rental Active Jacket is
available in Carhartt brown and features a
quilted flannel lining for warmth, an attached
hood, two large lower outside front pockets
and secure inside pockets, triple-stitched
seams for added durability and a heavy-
duty zipper. It is available in sizes small
through 5XL.
The Carhartt Rental Active Jacket,
along with the rest of the Carhartt
Rental Workwear line, was
developed exclusively for
Cintas. Workers will
appreciate the styling,
durability and
rugged
performance one
would expect
from Carhartt
with the added
benefits of
laundering,
repair and
replacement
that
accompany a
Cintas Rental Program.
The Carhartt Rental Workwear line was
launched in 2010 as part of a new partnership
between Cintas and Carhartt, which was
founded in 1889 and is a global manufacturer
of premium rugged apparel.
The Carhartt Rental Workwear line also
includes a Work Shirt available in blue and
sandstone, a Carpenter Jean, a 5-Pocket Work
Jean, and a Dungaree Pant available in navy
and duck brown. For more information about
Carhartt Rental Workwear from Cintas, visit:
www.cintas.com/Carhartt.
Pro-Tech Offers V-Plows for
Sidewalk Snow Removal
Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution
offers its V-Plow Sno Pushers, which are
specifically designed for sidewalk snow
removal. V-Plows have universal couplers for
attaching to both skid steers and tractors,
allowing snow and ice professionals to make
the most of their existing equipment.
Three models of V-Plows are available with
four-, five- and six-foot widths. Constructed
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from 1/2-inch hardened steel for a sturdy cutting
edge, theyre fully hand-welded to withstand even
the toughest operating conditions.
In addition to their durable, yet lightweight
design, V-Plows are engineered for top
performance. The V configuration is
precisely angled to slice through snow,
while the moldboards are perfectly
rounded for windrowing. The cutting
edge is steel for optimal ice scraping.
Furthermore, maintenance is kept
simple thanks to replaceable wear
shoes and steel edges. Like all
other components, Pro-Tech
manufactures these wear
parts with high-strength
steel, which is designed to last
longer than other aftermarket
options.
V-Plows are backed by a 10-year limited warranty. For more
information, contact Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution, 711
West Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611. Call 888-787-4766,
e-mail info@protechcorp.com, or visit www.protechcorp.com.
New Auto-balanced 5" Angle Grinder from
Metabo - Safer, More Comfortable,
Extends Tool and Wheel Life Significantly
Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of
professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for
industrial, construction and welding applications, now offers the 5"
WEPA14-125 Quick angle grinder featuring Metabo's unique auto-
balance system that extends both tool and wheel life, while making
the grinder safer and more comfortable to use.
The WEPA14-125 Quick, ideal for heavy duty cutting and grinding
applications, features a long-lasting 12.2 A motor, 1,450 watts of
power, 29.2 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm.
Metabo's auto-balance technology replaces a traditional backing
flange with an auto-balancing flange pressed onto the spindle. Ball
bearings automatically offset out-of-balance conditions present in the
grinding accessory, while the tool is in use, reducing vibration
significantly.
The lower vibration levels in the new grinder decrease the risk of
cumulative work related disorders, such as white finger syndrome,
minimizing operator fatigue and have the ability to increase
the life of a grinding disc by 50%. The reduced vibration
also extends the grinder's internal components
longevity by up to 50%, keeping the tool in service
for a far longer period than grinders that do
not account for the effects of vibration
on internal tool components.
The WEPA14-125 Quick also
features Metabo's VibraTech (MVT)
side handle that reduces
vibration up to 60% for
increased user comfort over an
extended work period.
The angle grinder's Quick
toolless wheel change system
saves time and energy when
replacing wheels, making the
operator more efficient. Safety
features include a non-locking paddle switch, a current
interruption switch, a toolless locking wheel guard with
seven positions and the Metabo "S-Automatic" safety slip
clutch to protect against kick-back by absorbing the torque
created should the wheel bind or snag.
Further extending the tool's life span, the WEPA14-
125 Quick has an improved and sonically-balanced fan
paired with improved venting and more efficient internal
ducting that increases air flow over the motor by 15%.
This new grinder also features one of the most
effective dust protection systems on the market. The system
includes an encapsulated on/off switch and auto-stop
carbon brushes, double-lipped labyrinth sealed bearings,
Metabo's unique dust-deflecting winding protection grid and epoxy
coated field coil windings.
Advanced electronic features on the grinder include an electronic
winding temperature monitor with LED display, electronic soft start
feature and electronic speed stabilization.
As with all of Metabo's grinders, the WEPA14-125 Quick is covered
by Metabo's XXL warranty. This free warranty extends the normal one
year power tool warranty to three.
For more information, please visit
http://www.metabo.us/uploads/media/Autobalance_Grinders_Sheet.pdf
or contact Terry Tuerk, Metabo Corporation, 1231 Wilson Drive, West
Chester, PA 19380. Tel: 800/ 638-2264; Fax: 800/ 638-2261; E-mail:
ttuerk@metabousa.com; Web: www.metabousa.com.
Leica PowerDigger 2D Named Equipment Today
Magazines Contractors Top 50
Products
Equipment Today
Magazine named
Leica PowerDigger 2D
to its 2011 Contractors
Top 50 Products list.
Leica PowerDigger 2D
raises the bar in excavator
guidance by reducing the
need to check grade -
increasing site safety and
decreasing labor costs. The
system combines the
engineering and grade
checking processes into one
step, all at the fingertips of the
operator in the safety of the
cab. Operators simply set up a
rotating laser and work directly
from the laser plane, or they just bench off a known height reference
and go to work.
The Leica PowerDigger 2D system comprises of three inclinometer
sensors which are attached to the boom, stick and 'dog bone' on an
excavator. The three sensors use trigonometry to calculate the exact
position of the bucket teeth. This simple concept allows machine
operators to see the position of the excavator arm and bucket on the
in-cab display in real time.
For more information about Leica PowerDigger 2D, please visit
http://portal.leicaus.com/e-Marketing/MachineControl/leica_powerdigger2d.cfm.
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Scott Cashero, president
of Grunwell-Cashero
Company, Detroit, recently
announced that Larry
Darling has joined the firm
as Masonry Conservator
and Director of Technical
Services. Darling brings over
thirty five years of technical expertise to
Grunwell-Cashero. He has authored
numerous papers and programs on building
restoration and masonry preservation. He
served as the Michigan Director of the
International Masonry Institute (IMI) prior to
serving as the National Director of
Education, and Director of Masonry
Restoration for IMI. Darling will consult on
local projects and national accounts, and is
also developing proprietary technical
seminars and building assessments for
owners, facility managers and design firms.
Grunwell-Cashero specializes in building
restoration, rehabilitation and preventive
maintenance. They have offices in Detroit,
Toledo and Cleveland.
Robert J. Kraemer, principal and co-
founder of Detroit-based Kraemer Design
Group, PLC (KDG), recently
announced that Heather
McKeon has been
promoted from studio
director to interiors director
and also named an
associate in the firm. As
interiors director, McKeon
will be leading both the
Interior Design Studio and the companys
Procurement Studio. As a newly named
associate, she joins the executive team and
will now be directly involved in the
management of the company with a special
focus on marketing and public relations.
SHW Group, one of the nations largest
educational architecture and engineering
firms, has announced the promotion of 11
individuals at its Berkley office. These
promotions represent two new levels of
distinction at SHW Group, associate and
associate principal, which are designed to
enhance the future leadership of the firm.
The 11 promotions at SHW Groups Berkley
office are part of the introduction of these
new distinctions. Patrick Calhoun, Joe
Mitra and Kevin Rettich were promoted to
associate principal. In addition, Kevin
Aalderink, Tom Baier, Jennifer Durham,
Patrick Kanary, Alexis Kim, T.J. O'Connor,
Mickey Walsh and Caz Zalewski were
promoted to associate.
Justin Rossi has accepted a position as
national accounts director for
Rudolph/Libbe Inc. in Walbridge, OH. Rossi
will lead Rudolph/Libbes national accounts
growth strategy. He is responsible for
managing sales, marketing,
estimating, and project
management activities for
national accounts projects.
Rossi has more than 15
years of construction and
business development
experience, and is a LEED
Accredited Professional.
The Rudolph/Libbe Companies are among
the nations largest contractors with offices
in Lima, Toledo, Cleveland and Walbridge,
OH; Plymouth, MI; and Atlanta, GA.
Benton Harbor-based
ABC Supply Co., Inc. has
promoted Tom Towers to
branch manager of its store
in Benton Harbor. ABC
Supply is the largest
wholesale distributor of
roofing in the United States
and one of the nations largest distributors
of siding, windows and other select exterior
building products. Towers joined ABC
Supply in 2009 at its Roscoe, IL branch.
James J. Murray, a
partner in the Petoskey
office of law firm Plunkett
Cooney and City Attorney
for the cities of Petoskey
and Boyne City, was recently
reappointed to the Board of
Directors of the Michigan
Association of Municipal
Attorneys (MAMA) and to the Board of the
Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense
Fund (LDF). As a MAMA board member,
Murray will work with his colleagues to
advance the organizations goals, which
include strengthening the quality of legal
representation of municipal corporations
through continuing education, serving as a
research organization for corporate counsel
representing MML cities and villages,
creating a forum for consultation among
members, and honoring individuals who
have made significant contributions in the
area of municipal law. Murray has been a
partner with Plunkett Cooney since 1998.
Michael F. Cooper, PE,
MBA, LEED AP, managing
principal of Harley Ellis
Devereauxs Detroit office,
presented his paper on high
performance building
design at the October 2011
Tradeline Conference on
College and University Science Facilities in
Scottsdale, AZ. Coopers presentation, HVAC
Decisions that Slash Operating Costs and
Raise Space Utilization, focused on the
importance of a fully integrated architecture
and engineering building design team,
strategies to drive early decision making,
and the opportunities that exist to
drastically reduce operating costs and
maximize a buildings usable square
footage. To request a copy of Coppers
presentation, contact him directly at
mfcooper@hedev.com or (248) 233-0146.
C O R P O R A T E N E W S
Ann Arbor-based Carl Walker, Inc., a
nationally recognized consultant in the
parking industry, recently completed a 385-
space parking structure expansion to the
west side of the Thompson Street Parking
Structure on the campus of the University of
Michigan. The eight-level expansion is an
integral part of the University of Michigans
Parking & Transportation strategic plan to
provide parking for anticipated incremental
growth in demand, and to replace parking
lost on central campus due to various
construction projects. A two-story, 9,000-
square-foot office building was constructed
adjacent to the parking structure and
houses the relocated and expanded Parking
and Transportation Services Office and
Budget and Planning Office. The existing
Parking Services Office located along the
south end of the Thompson Street Parking
Structure was demolished and the space
modified to create approximately 875-
square-feet of enclosed bicycle parking and
space for a grounds maintenance storage
room. With the addition, the entire parking
structure now accommodates
approximately 1,060 vehicles.
P E O P L E I N C O N S T R U C T I O N
Darling
McKeon
Rossi
Murray
Towers
Cooper
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The Moore Trosper Construction
Company, Holt, has recently achieved their
2011 MBE Certificate and is now affiliated
with the Michigan Minority Supplier
Development Council (MMSDC). Company
presidents, Brian and Ted Moore, are
enrolled members of the Sault Ste. Marie
Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Moore Trosper
Construction Company embraces this
heritage and endeavors to incorporate tribal
beliefs and values into the company
philosophy. The company has more than
three decades of experience in pre-
construction services, financing, space
planning, turnkey building, construction
management, general contracting,
design/build, renovations and alterations,
pre-engineered building, and tenant lease
space.
Showing its commitment to vibrant
communities, Giffels-Webster civil
engineering and surveying firm is moving its
headquarters to its existing Detroit office,
and its Oakland County location to a new
Birmingham office. The Detroit office is
expanding its existing space to
accommodate triple the staff, housing the
executive offices and accounting
department, as well as teams of civil
engineers and surveyors. Giffels-Webster is
applying for headquarters status with the
City of Detroit. Giffels-Websters Oakland
County office was previously in an industrial
park and will now be located near
downtown Birmingham. With these office
moves, Giffels-Webster will be centrally
located in Detroits tri-county area with
Macomb, Oakland and Wayne offices. The
Detroit headquarters is now located at 28 W.
Adams St., Suite 1200; the Birmingham office
is located at 1025 East Maple.
Contracting Resources, Inc., a Brighton-
based, design-build and construction
services company, is providing construction
services for the new Livingston County
branch of United Bank, located in the 205
West Building. The new bank will offer 2,700
square feet of retail banking space with
offices, a conference room, vault, and retail
teller stations. The projects completion was
anticipated at the end of 2011. Pucci &
Vollmar is the Architect.
Plunkett Cooney, a law firm
headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, was
included in the Detroit Free Press list of Top
Places to Work for the fourth consecutive
year. Each year the Detroit Free Press partners
with WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, PA to
conduct its Top Workplaces survey. Plunkett
Cooney ranked 20th out of 35 companies in
the surveys medium size category. In
addition to employee surveys,
WorplaceDynamics conducts its own
independent research to validate employee
feedback.
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Dumas Concepts In Building, Northville
Global Sales Team, Clinton Twp
Kurek Tool Inc., Saginaw
strataWORKS LLC, Port Huron
Unistrut Detroit, Cincinnati
Verdeterre Contracting, Inc., Canton
CAM MAGAZI NE JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2012 93 Vi%i& '% "!li!e a& www.cammagazineonline.com
February 8, 2012 Michigan Construction
& Design Tradeshow
CAM is pleased to announce their annual
tradeshow, to be held once again at
MororCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. Show
hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Along with
numerous exhibits for construction
products and services, this one-day event
will also include the CAM 126th Annual
Meeting, the CAM Magazine Special Issue
Awards, Green Project Awards, and Project of
the Year Award, along with much more!
Visit www.cam-online.com for more
information, or call Ron Riegel, manager of
expositions, at (248) 972-1000.
July 26-29, 2012 - American Society of
Concrete Contractors, CEO Forum
Coeur dAlene Resort, Coeur dAlene,
Idaho.
For more information call 866-788-ASCC
(2722) or visit www.ascconline.org.
September 20-23, 2012 - American
Society of Concrete Contractors, Annual
Conference
Wyndham Lisle Chicago Hotel
For more information, call 866-788-ASCC
(2722) or visit www.ascconline.org.
CAMTEC Class Schedule
CAMTEC, the training and education
center of the Construction Association of
Michigan, has announced its
February/March 2012 class schedule. To
register, obtain a class listing, or for more
information, please visit CAMs website at
www.cam-online.com.
Start Class
Jan 11 - STARTING A NEW COMPANY-
WHICH ENTITY DO I CHOOSE?
(1 session)
Jan 17, 19, 23, 30 - OSHA 30-HOUR
(4 sessions)
Jan 18 Apr 18 - BLUEPRINT READING
(12 sessions)
No Class 2/29/12 & 3/7/12
C O N S T R U C T I O N C A L E N D A R / W E L C O M E N E W M E M B E R S
CONSTRUCTION
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Start Class
Jan 18 or Mar 18 - FIRST AID, CPR
& AED COMBINED (1 session)
Jan 24 - ELECTRICITY: THE INVISIBLE KILLER
(MTI Level 1) (1 session)
Jan 26 - AIA CONTRACT FORMS (1 session)
Jan 31 - PAY WHEN PAID & OTHER
KEY TERMS EVERY CONTRACTOR
& SUB SHOULD KNOW (1 session)
Feb 2 & Feb 23 - OSHA 10-HOUR (2 sessions)
Feb 14 - MITIGATING CONTRACT RISK
(1 session)
Feb 28 through Mar 1 - DESIGN PHASE,
BIDDING AND PROPOSALS
(3 sessions)
Mar 6 - EXCAVATIONS: THE GRAVE DANGER
(MTI Level 1) (1 session)
Mar 20 through Apr 10 - ESTIMATING
(6 sessions)
Mar 21 - CONSTRUCTION LIENS / A REMEDY
FOR PAYMENT ON PRIVATE
PROJECTS AGAINST THE OWNERS
LAND (1 session)
Mar 21 - PREPARING DOCUMENTS TO
PRESERVE CONSTRUCTON LIENS
(1 session)
Mar 29 - PAYMENT BONDS / A REMEDY FOR
PAYMENT ON PUBLIC WORK
PROJECTS (1 session)
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A D V E R T I S E R S I N D E X
ABTEK Financial ..................................................................43
ARC/Dunn Blue ..................................................................42
Ace Cutting Equipment ..................................................33
Aluminum Supply Company/
Marshall Sales ..................................................................8
Amalio Corporation ..........................................................69
Aoun & Company ..............................................................18
Beals Hubbard, PLC ..........................................................81
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
Union Local #1 ..............................................................21
Broner Glove and Safety..................................................27
CAM Administrative Services ..........................................3
CAM ECPN............................................................................73
CAM Magazine ............................................................81, 84
CAM Membership..............................................................85
CAMTEC ................................................................................61
CAM Workers Compensation Plan ..............................19
C.A.S.S. ................................................................................28
C.E.I. ................................................................................88
C.F.C.U. ................................................................................53
CSI Geoturf ..........................................................................75
Cipriano Coatings..............................................................43
Concrete Moisture Control ............................................72
Connelly Crane Rental Corp. ..........................................52
Construction Points Plus ................................................44
Construction Tool & Supply Co. ....................................46
Cummins Bridgeway ........................................................12
Curran Crane Co., J.J. ........................................................87
D.J Conley ............................................................................92
DKI Inc. Demolition ..........................................................72
Desai / Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc. ......................14
Detroit Carpentry JATC....................................................32
Detroit Terrazzo Contractors Association ..................49
DiHydro Services................................................................57
Doeren Mayhew ................................................................58
Executive Vehicle Sales, Inc.............................................42
Facca Richter & Pregler, P.C. ............................................33
Fishbeck, Thompson,
Carr & Huber, Inc. ..........................................................52
G2 Consulting Group........................................................72
Glazing Contractors Association ....................................9
Hartland Insurance Group, Inc.......................................29
IBEW Local 252 ..................................................................14
Jeffers Crane Service, Inc. ................................................47
Kelly and Son Trailers ......................................................45
Kem-Tec ................................................................................79
Klochko Equipment Rental Company ......................IBC
Kotz, Sangster, Wysocki and Berg, P.C. ........................23
MasonPro, Inc. ....................................................................22
McCoig Materials ..............................................................84
Michielutti Brothers ..........................................................18
Michigan Concrete Association ....................................69
Michigan Construction Marketplace ..........................83
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters ................65
North American Dismantling Corp. ............................35
Oakland Companies ........................................................31
Oakland Metal Sales, Inc. ................................................20
Operating Engineers Local 324-JATF ........................IFC
Plante Moran, PLLC ..........................................................15
Plunkett Cooney ................................................................16
R.L. Deppmann Co. ............................................................94
R.S. Dale Co. ........................................................................11
SMRCA ................................................................................49
Safety Services ..................................................................BC
Sani-Vac ................................................................................79
Scaffolding, Inc. ....................................................................7
Spartan Specialties............................................................71
Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C. ..............................78
Testing Engineers ..............................................................82
Unistrut ..........................................................................36, 37
Valenti Trobec Chandler, Inc./
Griffin Smalley & Wilkerson ........................................5
Woods Contruction, Inc. ..................................................12
Zervos Group ......................................................................35
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