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NOVEMBER 2009 VOL. 30 • NO. 12 • $4.00

IN THIS ISSUE:

“VOICE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY”

MICHIGAN
TRI-CITY
CONSTRUCTION
Turning and Not
Burning in Bay City

Silver in Saginaw

H.H. Dow Leadership Academy
and Luxurious H Hotel

ELECTRICAL
Getting the Green Light

CITY LIGHTS
Casting Detroit in a Better Light at the
Westin Book Cadillac
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The Trend Millwork Group of Companies
LEED-Certified Manufacturers Since 1964
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26 Editor’s Note
Rebranding the Tri-Cities Region

“VOIC E OF TH E CONSTR UCTION I N DUSTRY”®

FEATURES
27 Turning and Not Burning
in Bay City
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
and Michigan Economic Department of Energy,
Labor, and Economic Growth

30 Silver in Saginaw
LEED Silver Pioneer Hall at Saginaw Valley
State University (SVSU)

CONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHT
14 On the Jobsite
Construction for Art’s Sake

ELECTRICAL

34 Meeting in Midland
H.H. Dow Leadership Academy and Luxurious H Hotel

DEPARTMENTS
8 Industry News
18 City Lights 10 Safety Tool Kit
Casting Detroit in a Better Light 38 Product Showcase
at the Westin Book Cadillac 42 People in Construction
45 CAM Welcomes New Members
23 Greenprint for the Future 45 Construction Calendar
Changes in Lighting Design: 46 Advertisers Index
Code, Culture and Environmental
ABOUT THE COVER
Consciousness
Photography by Marci Christian, CAM Magazine

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EDITOR Amanda M. Tackett

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David R. Miller

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Matthew J. Austermann
GRAPHIC DESIGN Marci L. Christian
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Gregg A. Montowski
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Cathy A. Jones

DIRECTORS
OFFICERS
Chairman Robert J. Michielutti, Jr.,
Michielutti Bros., Inc.
Vice Chairman Brian J. Brunt,
Brunt Associates
Vice Chairman Glenn E. Parvin,
C.A.S.S.
Treasurer R. Andrew Martin,
F.H. Martin Constructors
President Kevin N. Koehler

DIRECTORS Stephen J. Auger,
Stephen Auger + Associates Architects

M. James Brennan
Broadcast Design & Construction, Inc.

James C. Capo,
DeMattia Group

Brian D. Kiley,
Edgewood Electric, Inc.

Frank G. Nehr, Jr.
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John O'Neil, Sr.,
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proud to be a part of the rebirth and rejuvenation of this area and to
serve the citizens of Livonia with an outstanding shopping
experience.”
The 325,000-square-foot Livonia Marketplace will include a new
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buildings. Set on more than 40 acres, the project will feature
architectural amenities with extensive landscaping in harmony with
the area’s surroundings. Wal-Mart construction is scheduled to begin
later this year, with all retail work slated for completion in 12 to 18
months.
During construction, Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME) is
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services related to foundations, concrete, engineered fill, structural
steel, and masonry, as well as site work, utilities, and infrastructure.
Previously, SME provided geotechnical engineering and due diligence
consulting; the firm also assisted with issues related to building
demolition.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates Launch
of Livonia Marketplace SHW Group Designs First Green Law School in
Livonia Phoenix, LLC, an entity of real estate companies Michigan
Grand/Sakwa Properties, Lormax Stern Development and Konover The new Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills was
South, hosted a groundbreaking event in late August to celebrate completed in April 2009 and is expected to achieve LEED certifi-
construction of the Livonia Marketplace at the corner of 7 Mile Road cation later this year
and Middlebelt. Wal-Mart will anchor the state-of-the-art, open-air Thomas M. Cooley Law School has achieved another milestone. Not
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• Energy conservation through daylighting strategies, the use of industry in education, professional leadership, innovative programs,
lower-wattage lighting fixtures, and the installation of automated marketing communications and research.
room sensors to operate lights based on room occupancy; Maibach’s began her career at Barton Malow in 1979. At the
• Low volatile organic compound paints, sealants, carpets and wood company for 30 years, she provides strategic direction in marketing,
materials to greatly minimize toxic fumes emitted upon application business development and media relations for the entire company in
and during building occupancy; her capacity as both board member and chief marketing officer.
• Use of drywall made from 98 percent synthetic gypsum created as Active in SMPS for 26 years, Maibach was past president of SMPS
a byproduct of power plants and two percent recycled paper; Michigan; contributing editor and frequent contributor to the
• Recycling center is located within the building to further reduce association journal, Marketer; two-term member of the SMPS national
landfill waste. board of directors; and two-term president of the SMPS Foundation.
Maibach has authored over 50 articles and monographs and
Sheryl Maibach, Barton Malow frequently speaks on marketing-related topics nationwide.
CMO, Receives National
Marketing Honor Alta Lift Truck Services Donates Rental Forklift
The Society for Marketing Professional for World’s Largest Cupcake
Services (SMPS) has named Sheryl Maibach, Alta Lift Truck Services joined GourmetGiftBaskets.com & Jensen
FSMPS, chief marketing officer for Barton Malow, Industries in supporting the Susan G. Komen’s Passionately Pink for
as the recipient of its highest honor, the the Cure in mid-August 2009. The fundraising event for breast cancer
Marketing Achievement Award. Conferral took Maibach research sponsored the unveiling and induction of the world’s largest
place at the SMPS national conference in Las cupcake into the Guinness Book of World Records during the
Vegas in mid-July 2009. Maibach is the first person from Michigan to Woodward Dream Cruise.
receive the award. Famed baker, George Algarin, created the cupcake in a 6-x-6 foot
With more than 7,000 members worldwide, SMPS has awarded only oven at Jensen Industries. The cupcake was then transported to the
19 Marketing Achievement Awards in the past 21 years. Bestowed by Woodward Dream Cruise and unveiled in the Kroger parking lot at 13
a jury of professional service marketing professionals, this lifetime Mile Road and Woodward. The 7-foot-tall, 6-foot-wide cupcake
achievement award recognizes significant contributions to the required a week of prep and 24 hours of baking. Alta donated a

SAFETY TOOL KIT
The True Cost of Accidents
Submitted by Carl Granger
Safety Director, Woods Construction, Inc.

F
or a frame of reference, let’s talk dollars and cents for a to customers); and OSHA fines. So for that $80,000 trip/fall over a
minute. An employee at Woods Construction tripped over a pallet jack, the more accurate cost for this injury is closer to
pallet jack that was parked inconveniently in a work area. It $320,000. But - is that the “real” cost of the accident?
was possible to walk around it, but most people were step- We are getting closer, but the “real” cost of this accident must also
ping over it, so, while stepping over it, the employee tripped, land- include the two painful surgeries for the person who was injured,
ing on his knees and shoulder. To date, this accident has cost several weeks spent on crutches, several more weeks enduring
almost $80,000 in medical bills and worker’s compensation pay- painful physical therapy, and a seemingly endless barrage of phone
ments, and the employee is still not able to return to his job. But, calls from insurance adjusters, nurse-case managers, and the com-
this is not the “true cost” of this accident. pany safety department. The injured worker must also come to
Statistically, for every dollar ($1.00) that is spent directly on a terms with the knowledge that he may never be able to return to
workers’ compensation claim, $3.00 to $4.00 is spent on what are work.
called “indirect costs.” These indirect costs include things such as The “TRUE” cost of a workplace accident is all of this, and proba-
the time it takes to fill out accident reports; OSHA paperwork and bly a whole lot more.
insurance claim forms; the time it takes to escort someone to the Accidents are never “just part of the job!” Even though we work
hospital for treatment; and loss of production/downtime the day of in what is statistically considered one of the most dangerous pro-
the injury, from anyone responding to the injury. Indirect costs may fessions, injures are always preventable. We all want to get the job
also include damaged equipment and materials; legal fees; done, but if getting the job done “at any cost” is what is practiced, it
increased insurance premiums for up to 3 years; the cost to hire is important to remember what the “true” costs of doing unsafe
someone to replace the injured worker; missed deadlines; possible work are. Would your outlook change if you were the person who
loss of contracts (because high injury rates make us less appealing was injured?

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ceremony at Birmingham’s the association management
Townsend Hotel in late September profession, to bring honor and
2009. Inauguration into the recognition to the organization,
Michigan Association Hall of Fame and to inspire individuals and
is the highest honor bestowed by students to consider careers in the
the Michigan Society of association management
Association Executives (MSAE). profession. The honor reflects
The executive association outstanding leadership and
formed the Hall of Fame to honor Dumke achievement in association
individuals who have excelled in management and signifies a

15,000-lb. capacity Yale GLP 155CA rental
forklift to assist in the transport of the
approximately 7,000 lb. cupcake.
A donation to the Susan G. Komen event
for the cure gave participants a taste of the
cupcake or a photo op with themselves and
the world’s largest cupcake. All proceeds
benefited the Susan G. Komen’s Passionately
Pink for the Cure event. “Alta is proud to have
participated in this event and is proud it was
a successful fundraiser for the Susan G.
Komen Foundation,” said Steven Greenawalt,
owner of Alta Lift Truck Services. “We even
encouraged our local employees to stop by
and try a piece.”
Founded in 1984 by President Steven
Greenawalt, Alta Lift Truck Services has nine
Michigan locations, including branches in
Romulus, Sterling Heights, Wixom and
Saginaw. Alta attributes its 25 years of success
to the company’s three key strengths: great
people, quality products, and local state-of-
the-art facilities. Along with providing new,
used and rental lift trucks to Michigan
companies, Alta also distributes and services
tuggers, walkie trucks, personnel carriers,
trailers, racking systems, wire partitions,
mezzanine solutions, modular building
systems, ergonomic solutions and more. The
company’s one-source philosophy has
brought Alta to the top of the industry and
enables the lift truck service firm to offer
parts and service, training, maintenance
programs, and other services.
Alta recently received the highest honor of
“Dealer of Excellence” from Yale Material
Handling. Alta has received this mark of
distinction eight times from Yale. Alta can be
found on the Web at www.altalift.com.

AIA Michigan and AIA Detroit
Executive Director Rae J.
Dumke, Hon. AIA, Inducted into
MSAE Hall of Fame
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Michigan and AIA Detroit inducted Executive
Director Rae J. Dumke, honorary AIA, into the
Michigan Association Hall of Fame in a

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demonstrated ability and commitment to manages AIA Detroit and the Michigan has instituted new accounting, dues and
going beyond expected standards of service Architectural Foundation and provides office systems; created a sorely needed
and professionalism. support to AIA’s nine chapters throughout reserve fund; expanded advocacy efforts;
Dumke has been involved with the AIA Michigan. furthered the practice of architecture in the
since 1967, starting as a secretary before Dumke has led the funding, purchase and state; established innovative programming,
progressing to her current role as executive renovation of a historically significant partnerships and public outreach; and
director in 1984. Since then, the Grosse Pointe building in downtown Detroit into the created guides and books read throughout
Farms resident has shown an unfaltering headquarters of AIA Michigan, AIA Detroit, Michigan.
commitment to architecture and the and the Michigan Architectural Foundation. Dumke was awarded a prestigious AIA
profession. She currently leads AIA Michigan, Under Dumke’s leadership, the organization Honorary Membership by AIA Detroit in 1984,
AIA Michigan in 1987 and AIA National in
1990. She also has served and led in the
national, state and city levels of AIA, including
serving on the AIA Council of Architectural
Big Discounts for CAM Members! Component Executives.
Dumke also has served the MSAE in various
capacities, including as chair from 2002-2003.
She received the MSAE Executives Key Award
in 2002. She is currently active with MSAE and
is a member of the American Society of
Association Executives, as well.

Kahn Elects
Charles T.
Robinson, PE,
LEED AP as
President
Take advantage of CAM’s endorsed program for both The Albert Kahn
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He joined the firm in 1969 and has held
numerous technical and administrative
positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to
becoming president, Robinson served as
executive vice president of the firm since
2004, senior vice president and director of
engineering since 1996, and has been a
corporate board member since 1989.
With over 35 years of experience, Robinson
has made significant accomplishments in his
profession, including holding memberships
and serving in leadership roles with
numerous professional organizations,
including the Engineering Society of Detroit.
Licensed in 46 states, Robinson earned his
master’s degree in 1971 and his Bachelor’s of
Science degree in civil engineering from
Wayne State University in 1970.
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By Mary E. Kremposky, Associate Editor
FOR ART’S SAKE Photos by Marci Christian

upporting the arts takes on a whole new meaning at the jobsite of “canvas” for the application of two layers of Laurenco waterproofing

S the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills. Frank Rewold and
Son, Inc., Rochester, is wrapping the landmark building in a
protective cocoon composed of a vapor barrier and a series of
waterproofing membranes. Ensconced in its new shield and equipped with
a new climate control system, the building will provide optimal humidity
membrane.
Rewold is dedicated to the art of quality construction - the able
execution of a project on time and on budget. In the span of only two-and-
a-half months, Rewold excavated the new addition, installing about 240
feet of pile and wood lagging to shore the steep sides, some of which
levels for the treasure trove of contemporary art housed within this gem of plunged to a depth of 24 feet. “The steep excavation was needed to avoid
a facility designed by renowned architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942. Rewold damaging trees and a transformer on a hillside that would have been
has joined forces with SmithGroup Incorporated, Detroit, in the museum’s impacted by a more gradually sloping excavation,” said Nelson.
renovation and in the creation of a new 42,000-square-foot Collections A steep dig was the preferred option on the addition’s northern edge, as
Wing to house storage areas, a small gallery, a new main vault or central well. This approach allowed Rewold to avoid encroaching into the project’s
storage room, and mechanical equipment. access drive and to retain a temporary storage area for a series of outdoor
Both firms have worked together in the past on the renovation of steel sculptures. The lower 4 to 6 feet of sand has been approved for use as
Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester. Rewold’s background in restoring a backfill, allowing Rewold to avoid hauling some of the soil offsite. “We will
weave of historic buildings, and its work on sensitive renovations of other probably still have to import some sand, but we will use as much as we can
cultural facilities, has served the firm well in the revitalization of this from our own excavation,” said Nelson.
prominent art museum on the campus of the Cranbrook Educational The brief summer months on the jobsite also included the pouring of 20-
Community. The entire campus is designated as a National Historic foot-high basement walls in the south half of the addition adjacent to the
Landmark District, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, existing museum. At publication time in mid-September, Rewold was
according to Wikipedia. The Detroit Free Press recently named Cranbrook pouring the basement walls of the addition’s north half and pouring the
as one of Michigan’s premier architectural jewels, as well. basement floor of the southern portion. R.R.D. Construction Co., Rochester,
is the site work and foundation subcontractor.
NORTHERN EXPOSURE Rewold packed still more work into a short period of balmy weather with
Rewold launched the project at the end of June 2009, first excavating utility installation and the pouring of the addition’s electrical room floor.
through the sandy glacial soil of northern Oakland County all the way to “We are taking electrical from the addition, moving it through a tunnel in
the footings to expose, clean, and waterproof the museum’s north wall, said the existing museum, and all the way out to the two new boilers installed
Dan Nelson, Rewold project superintendent. The wall then became the on the other side of the museum,” said Nelson.

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A system of existing tunnels travels beneath Cranbrook’s entire Academy
of Art complex, including the museum, the Cranbrook Academy of Art
Library, and the paeristyle – a columned porch or open colonnade linking
the two buildings. Rewold spent the summer deepening the network of
existing tunnels by one to two feet for the purpose of threading new
mechanical and electrical systems into and through the complex.
A system of conveyors snakes through the subterranean passageways to
transport and remove the excavated dirt to the mouth of a new tunnel
created as an access route from the new addition into the existing museum.
A new chase below the tunnel floor will house all the new duct work, steam
lines, plumbing and electrical service providing the revitalized “life support
system” for the museum buildings.
As part of this new support system for the arts, Rewold will replace all the
plumbing in the building with durable cast iron piping, add and replace fire
suppression, and install two new large air handlers in the addition. “The air
handlers will service the entire museum that is currently heated from
different areas,” said Nelson. “Essentially, the museum will be fed out of this
new addition.” The two new boilers, installed on the south side of the
The crew works near the perimeter of the recently poured electrical
museum, will service the museum, as well as student dorms, nearby art
room floor.
studios, and the art library.
Building enclosure is slated for the end of the year. “I anticipate that by
the end of the year we will have a good portion of the addition enclosed,”
said Nelson. Upon completion, the addition will feature a glazed brick Rewold began demolition in October 2009 of the interior portion of the
exterior cladding with metal panels at the juncture of the new and existing exterior walls. “We are going right down to the masonry,” said Nelson. The
buildings. meaning of this “painting” is to better control the building’s humidity, all for
the protection of the art objects within the museum, including works by
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CANVAS Andy Warhol and other renowned contemporary artists.
In autumn, the museum exhibited a different type of painting, namely the Rewold applied vapor retardant on some wall sections, but installed a
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museum.
Rewold also will be updating the museum’s mechanical systems
throughout the winter, while maintaining climate control for several
occupied offices and for the art collection housed in a secure room called
the Vault. Rewold will provide climate control for the Vault using existing
steam, carefully transitioning to new steam lines to maintain proper temper-
atures within this vital room. “We will be bringing in temporary heat for the
rest of the museum and the new addition,” said Nelson.

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Concurrently, Rewold will complete the interior of the new addition. The
art collection will be moved into a new vault storage room in the north
addition upon completion of the addition’s mechanical system and after a
thorough commissioning process conducted by Peter Basso Associates, Troy.
Ultimately, the new three-story addition will house storage of art and
artifacts on the upper floor or second level, a new storage vault and a small
gallery on the first or loading dock level, and a woodshop and mechanical Pouring the basement floor of this quadrant of the new addition
equipment on the lower level. took place on a balmy day in mid-September.
Work on the Cranbrook Academy of Art Library will begin in early 2010.
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ayview Electric Company, LLC, is literally Detroit’s and the entire Midwest’s hospitality of the Grand Ballroom with its shattered

B casting Detroit in a better light with its
work on the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.
After two years of hard work, the diamond
and convention industry.
“It’s wonderful to contribute to a job of such
importance to the City of Detroit,” said Robert
finishes laying in pieces on the dance floor,
Maisano comments, “We went from this to
what the Book is today. It gives one a great
glow of white light washes over its newly J. Davies, Bayview’s chief operating officer. “It feeling of accomplishment. It is one of the
restored masonry and the soft illumination was an enjoyable and interesting challenge to reasons I am in construction, because one can
from over 453 hotel rooms and 64 be a part of bringing the building back to life.” sit back and say, ‘We built that.’”
condominiums fills the night at the Bayview participated in several of the early Beyond the Book Cadillac, Bayview has
intersection of Michigan Avenue and building investigations conducted to assess restored the dazzle of quality lighting to
Washington Boulevard. Bringing the Book out existing building conditions. “To see the another quadrant of the city with its work on
of the darkness and into the light marks the building in such disarray was quite sad,” said the Motor City Casino expansion. Bayview
genesis of a new era for this towering landmark Anthony Maisano, Bayview’s chief estimator installed the changing river of light, informally
that is once again an electrifying presence in and project manager. Pointing to a photograph called the Chip Foose ceiling, within the casino

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interior, as well as the nightly light show of
shifting colors on the casino exterior. Bayview
was responsible for almost the entire $27
million dollar design-assist electric package of
the Motor City Casino expansion, with the
exception of the hotel interior upwards from
the first floor. Such prominent projects in the

residential development
space of only five years is not too shabby for a
firm only in the ownership of Davies since Use trained, experienced, licensed

malls
2004. union electrical contractors for reliable,
At the Book, the firm’s $12 million dollar

offices
design/build electrical contract included the quality maintenance, service, design and
temporary lighting during construction and installation at competitive rates.
stores
the Book’s lighting, receptacles, voice data,

commercial properties
security systems, fire alarms, and an emergency
generator, plus the distribution network to

restaurants
make it all work, said Maisano. La Belle Electric
Services, Inc., Macomb, installed the wiring for

data networks
the condominium units.
The Union
Contractors and Electricians of IBEW Local 252
video networks
RETURNING POWER TO THE BOOK

telecommunications
Bayview delivered bright lights on a tight
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doors in 1984, the Internet was an obscure and
unknown force. Today, every room at the Book
Cadillac has a 42-inch LCD flat-screen
television, plus wireless high-speed Internet
access, cable, and cell phone service. Overall,
electrical demand increased dramatically,
certainly from the hotel’s inception and even
from the 1970s, a now unfamiliar world
disconnected from the Web and without the
cell phone, the Discovery Channel or the Food
Network.
The root of the building’s power supply is a
dual primary feeder from two different
substations. “The dual primary feeder offsets
the loads and builds redundancy into the
system in case of a power outage,” said Davies.
Translating the power into a usable form, the
building has three 2,000 to 3,000 kv
transformers installed on the 26th floor to
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buck hoist during the evening shift for
transport.”
First, the power is distributed at a higher
voltage, permitting the use of smaller cables. “A
lower voltage and higher amperage requires a
larger cable, but a higher voltage and smaller
amperage, allows the use of a smaller cable,”
said Davies. “When you are moving through
that many floors and you have that much

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copper in the wire, it is more cost efficient and easier labor-wise to deal contractor, our responsibility is to work with the owner to deliver the
with smaller cable.” best value for their specified budget, and that was our approach
Secondly, the chosen placement allowed the more efficient throughout this entire job.”
distribution of power to the residences on the upper levels. This
softened the boost in electrical demand from the conversion of the A SEA OF LIGHT
upper seven floors to condominiums (residential use has an inherently Bayview used today’s tight dollars to bring back the glory days of this
higher electrical demand than a commercial hotel). grand hotel. The mission was to shine the light on the restored pieces of
Beyond managing a tight budget, Bayview fit a massive one- the building’s historic fabric. Snapshots of the Grand Ballroom showcase
megawatt generator into the first floor on the north side of the building. a tale of abandonment and redemption. In the 1930s, this dazzling space
The colossal generator could not be squeezed through the portals hosted weddings, proms, and prominent events. By 2003, this
leading to the basement. “The challenge was trying to put a one- hypothetical “slideshow” would present a shocking picture as years of
megawatt generator into a building footprint that was not designed to neglect turned its well-crafted spaces into an unimaginable morass of
ever have a generator,” said Maisano. “A special room was built with fallen plaster and corroded metal. Forward to 2007, the Grand Ballroom
three sides on the first floor, we slid it into the space, and then a curtain has been cleared of debris and Bayview Electric has turned this fourth-
wall screen was built on the fourth side to hide it from public view.” floor space into its own workshop full of conduit racks, tool cribs, a print
rack and a foreman’s shack.
A COST-EFFECTIVE DISTRIBUTION OF POWER Three skilled electricians from Bayview assembled and installed the
Bayview continued its cost-saving campaign in the design and two opulent chandeliers of Italian Murano crystal and the elegant wall
installation of the voltage distribution system. The bus ways or risers are sconces now lining the newly christened Venetian Ballroom over the
solid aluminum conductors covered in an outer metal covering and course of a few weeks. First, Bayview had to build special supports to
installed for the purpose of distributing voltage throughout the building. bear the weight of the chandeliers, each weighing nearly 1,800 pounds.
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The chandeliers in the Italian Garden Room (left) and the Venetian Ballroom (right) were both imported from Italy and hand assembled. Each of the two
Venetian Ballroom chandeliers is composed of 400 crystal petals, each 14 inches long.
The bus ways meet the different voltage requirements of this dual use The support frame for these glamour lights of the Book Cadillac actually
hotel and condominium facility. “We have three bus duct risers to service travel through the ceiling and interstitial space and anchor to the floor
the hotel rooms,” said Maisano. “We have primary risers that go to the structure of the sixth floor, said Maisano.
residential transformers to service the condominiums, and then we have “The 400 crystal petals and other components arrived in a large crate
secondary distribution that carries the load to the rest of the building.” from Italy with Italian instructions,” said Maisano. “We manually built the
With separate bus risers, the residential condominiums have separate chandeliers one piece at a time.” After installation of the support
DTE meters. “We also had to figure out a way to house all of these meters framing and wiring, Bayview “painstakingly hung each 14-inch-long
within the building in an area that DTE can access to read the meters,” petal one at a time,” continued Maisano. “There is a little knob that
said Maisano. screws in and holds each individual petal.”
Bayview maintained a vigilant eye for cost throughout the project by Bayview even hit the big time. “One of the television stations actually
also value engineering ballroom dimming systems and exterior light made a video of our installation,” he added. Bayview held a “repeat
fixtures. “We kept working the budget until the end of the project,” said performance” in the Book’s Italian Garden Room by hand assembling the
Maisano. “For cost control, we also designed the systems feeding the crystal chandeliers, also imported from Italy.
rooms in a non-traditional manner to allow us to use a different type of This dazzling light display did not stop in the Book’s restored
wiring system in the rooms. Basically, it allowed us to save money in the ballrooms. About 100 pendant light fixtures of varying heights fill the
wiring of power to the rooms.” Added Davies, “As a quality electrical hotel lobby. The contemporary fixtures use contemporary technology,

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“The T6 casts an intense light and throws a
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service in one of hotel’s three sub basements churn ABOUT THE COMPANY
out stacks of clean sheets and towels. With Bayview has amassed quite a roster of
expanded electrical service, the Book’s challenging projects both locally and nationally,
condominiums enjoy all the comforts of home. including Barton Malow Company’s
Thanks to Bayview Electric and the efforts of the headquarters, the baggage handling system at
entire project team, the Book Cadillac once again Detroit Metro’s North Terminal, and a Toyota
dazzles the eye. Marous Brothers Construction, facility in Tupelo, MS. Current projects include a
Willoughby, OH, and Jenkins Construction, Inc., new government maintenance facility for the
Detroit, served as joint venture construction White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, NM,
managers. The Cleveland-based team included the and a design/build project for a new six-level
Ferchill Group as developers, Kaczmar architects parking structure and an eight-story
incorporated as lead architect, and Sandvick administration building for the US Army TACOM
Architects, Inc. as historical preservation consultants. in Warren.
“It’s great to be part of a project that was Under design assist and design/build, as well
delivered successfully and without any injuries,” said as plan and spec work, Bayview handles a variety
Maisano. “The project was accomplished in a great of commercial projects, as well as the wiring of
way, and that is always fantastic.” Bayview has conveyors and machine tools in the automotive
delivered this brightly-lit beacon of change back to industry. Bayview’s service division handles voice
Detroit and to the entire country. Once a black hole data, security, and audience participation
of disinvestment, this historic hotel has rejoined the technology that allows corporate meetings and

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city’s skyline, adding its glow to the night sky and conference to utilize wireless handheld key pads
drawing life back to downtown Detroit. in the anonymous polling of conference
participants with an immediate response tallied
and displayed on a computer screen.

An array of elegant wall sconces softly illuminate
evening functions in the Venetian Ballroom.

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GREENP RINT FOR THE FUTURE
Changes in Lighting Design:
Code, Culture and
Environmental Consciousness
By Paul H. Goldsmith, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, LEED Faculty TM and
Timothy Reamer, PE, LEED AP, Harley Ellis Deveraux

C
ontinuous change and improvement in the lighting industry is marked the beginning of energy consumption levels far beyond
not a new phenomenon. However, recently the industry has what anyone ever imagined. This basic technology remained the
undergone a cultural shift towards the inclusion of main source of inexpensive artificial lighting for decades.
environmental and social concerns as a key industry Beyond this point, lighting technology advanced
driver, in lieu of pure economics. Following a short very quickly in terms of boosting the efficiency and
history on “lighting” sources, we will discuss what we quality of lighting sources. Fluorescent fixtures were
believe is changing the direction of lighting design. first introduced in 1937, evolving from tubular T-12’s to
T-8’s and T-5’s. Today, we have the folded compact
TURNING ON THE LIGHTS fluorescent bulbs. Advances in efficiency, color
Our ancestors first “turned on the lights” by using oil rendering (thanks to the use of tri-phosphors), and
lamps, candles, and then natural gas to artificially longer life have added to the advantages of fluorescent
illuminate indoor spaces. Then in 1879 and 1880, over incandescent sources. Other advances include
Thomas A. Edison improved upon the patent he metal-halide lights (1960), Light-Emitting Diodes or
purchased from H. Woodward and M. Evans to extend LEDs (1965), and high pressure-sodium technology
the life of the average bulb from 40 hours to 1,200 (1966) to name just a few additional sources of artificial
hours. His patent led to the first commercially lighting in common use today
successful incandescent light bulbs, a technology that
Thomas Alva Edison

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CULTURAL AWARENESS own pocketbooks tell the same story, for the PARADIGM SHIFT
According to the U.S. Department of energy we purchase is no longer This change in mindset, which occurred in
Energy, buildings consume about 39 percent inexpensive. the 1990s, was a result of federal energy acts
of the energy produced in the United States. that forced professional lighting societies to
A component of energy consumption is THE WINDS OF CHANGE re-define lighting design standards based
electrical usage. Those same buildings It was not until the 1990s that the “winds on light quantity versus light quality. The
consume about 75 percent of the total of change” began to sweep across the world. industry could no longer simply rely on
electrical energy produced in the United Beginning in the mid-1990s, various manufacturers to advance lamp technology
States from fossil fuel, i.e. oil, coal and natural organizations have urged us to embrace to lower energy usage while maintaining
gas. energy efficiency, thus reducing negative traditional lighting levels. With revised
The byproducts of electrical energy impacts on the environment in which we all standards moving in the direction of light
production are air pollution, acid rain, live. The LEED Rating System, the NAHB quality, today’s lighting standards are set at
greenhouse gas emissions, and other Green Home Program and EPA’s Energy Star 1.1 watts per-square-foot for office design.
negative environmental impacts. But many program, along with the changes in the As a point of comparison, light design was
are now aware of these basic facts, because building codes, are just a few of the external based on 3 to 3.5 watts per-square-foot in
not one day goes by without either the print forces in play that are changing the way the mid-1970s.
or visual media giving voice to this message. design professionals are approaching the The balancing of light quantity and
The mid-1970s gave us a preview of the whole aspect of lighting design. Only 25 quality has created illumination acceptable
environmental and financial costs of energy years ago, more was better from a lighting to the majority of users even at lower levels
consumption, but once the “oil” crisis of the point of view. That statement is no longer of lighting intensity. The use of indirect
’70s waned, we returned to our familiar the case and the following will explain why fluorescent lighting in office environments is
patterns of energy usage. We are now we think this is true. a prime example. Spaces with uniformly
confronted with these same issues in the illuminated ceilings have a higher perceived
21st Century. Both media attention and our lighting level than traditional “downlighting”

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at a lower level of energy usage. With light • A more comprehensive design harnessed and central utilities became
intensity at the work surface also perceived approach to achieve net-zero available. Likewise, the next paradigm shift
as satisfactory, this type of approach results consumption for the overall building will challenge our generation of designers to
in a better overall lighting and energy on an annual basis. redefine building design and further
solution. integrate buildings into the natural
A second wave of fundamental change in In Edison’s day, advances in lighting environment.
lighting standards has occurred recently as a design altered the way buildings were
result of the latest energy code changes, constructed before electricity was
along with a greater cultural awareness of
the user public regarding the environmental
impact of reducing energy consumption.
The lighting standards have once again
been redefined to focus on more task-
oriented lighting that provides lower
lighting levels in transient areas and higher,
separately controlled lighting levels at
specific task or work areas. This shift can be
seen in general offices and the healthcare
environment, as well as in industrial
facilities.
Furthermore, even with current codes
mandating minimum energy usage for
lighting design, it is not uncommon to see
owners, developers and designers “raising
the bar” and going even further in the quest
for energy reduction – all for the purpose of
reducing negative environmental impacts.
Today, we are setting energy consumption
targets through the use of the LEED Green
Building Rating System, GBI Green Globes
and Energy Star. While most project
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Editor’s Note:
As the CAM Magazine editorial staff began conducting research for
this feature, it came to our attention that many community leaders
were actively working to “rebrand” the Tri-Cities Region as the Great
Lakes Bay Region. CAM Magazine wishes to acknowledge this worthy
effort, which is best described by the information below:
Members from within the community identified the need to find a brand that would fit and
stick for our region. The brand needed to accurately describe the area in a way that appealed
to both external and internal audiences to aid in economic growth for the region that
encompasses Midland County, Bay County and Saginaw County. From the brain power and
entrepreneurial spirit of our business and community leaders, to the abundant waterways that
surround us, the Great Lakes Bay Region is resource-rich, ready to meet the needs of business
and industry with a skilled, highly motivated workforce, tax incentives for economic growth
and a track record for delivering seamless solutions to companies looking for their next
success. Building on our strong history as explorers, inventors and innovators, we are creating
a sustainable economy that will meet the changing needs of our region and our world. The
Great Lakes Bay Region will be the source of breakthroughs in science and technology, the
provider of world-class healthcare and advanced manufacturing solutions and on the leading
edge of alternative energy development – all aimed at a healthy, safe and prosperous
tomorrow for all.
More information about the Great Lakes Bay Region is available at
www.EverythingGreatLakesBay.com
- Information provided by the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

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Turning and Not Burning in Bay City
By David R. Miller, Associate Editor ● Photos Courtesy of Pumford Construction

K
evin King, space administrator for the The now operational wind turbine was GREEN GOALS
Department of Environmental Quality not yet installed when King used the figure- Before opening the new office, the DEQ
(DEQ), is understandably proud of the of-speech “turning and burning” to describe operated out of a small building on the west
new space the department leases from what it would soon be doing on top of the side of Bay City. While King had high praise
ProVisions in Bay City. The building, which facility. Ironically enough, a portion of the for the landlord, the facility simply did not
has earned Gold Level certification under energy for the building will now result from meet the needs of the DEQ. In addition to
the USGBC’s LEED rating system, includes a wind rushing through the blades of the other issues, space was a key concern.
number of sustainable features including a turbine instead of from burning coal at an “We simply stuffed the building with too
50-kilowatt wind turbine. The DEQ already energy plant. King, along with the project many people, so we had to make some
occupies over 80 percent of the 25,000- team led by Pumford Construction, Saginaw, changes,” admitted King. “We wanted to stay
square-foot masonry and bar joist building, learned a great deal about the benefits of in the Bay City area because it was central to
with the remainder leased by Michigan’s energy production methods that produce our region.”
Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic no carbon emissions, along with a host of Another factor affecting site selection was
Growth for vocational rehabilitation other sustainable building methods, over a request from Governor Granholm to seek
programs. the duration of the project. out Brownfields for building. A separate unit

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ProVisions building features efficient HVAC
units and utilizes a raised access floor that
allows for the placement of supply vents to
maximize their effectiveness. The entire
underfloor space serves as a plenum that
delivers air to the vents at a constant
pressure. Each vent can be individually set
for the comfort of the person who occupies
the space.
“All of our warm air comes up from the
raised floor,” said King. “Our BTU usage per-
square-foot is unusually low, which really
surprised me. I also haven’t had one person
complain about being too hot or too cold.
That can be a big distraction for employees.”
Another benefit of the underfloor system
is that it provides easily accessible space for
data cabling and other items usually
installed in ceilings. There are few drop
ceilings in the building, limited to individual
offices and conference rooms. Throughout
much of the building, the only reason a
person would need a ladder is to change a
light bulb. Even though the raised floor
provided many benefits for the building
The building features a total of 28 skylights, along with a single story design that lets natural light owner and tenants, it did complicate the
penetrate the entire space. construction and design process.
“The raised access flooring was an
interesting challenge from our standpoint,”
said Swedorski. “It changed how our exterior
walls were designed and the build-out of the
of the DEQ, the Response and Remediation selection – being in an urban area, being interior walls. We also had to figure out how
Division, specializes in following state and close to public transit, and being on a to get air from up on the roof, where our
federal standards to identify Brownfields Brownfield – those are all things that can mechanical systems were, down into the
and a total of 12 Brownfields were contribute to point totals. Having a tenant system.”
considered for the DEQ office. The site on that was conscious of that from the Creating a workable floorplan was an
Ketchum Street eventually rose to the top of beginning helped us with our LEED additional issue related to the underfloor
the list, as it offered easy access and submittals.” design. Interior walls for small spaces, like
sufficient size for parking and future Orienting the building to maximize break rooms and restrooms, all extended
expansion. ProVisions had already daylighting while controlling thermal gain is down into the pressurized plenum. Placing
developed a Warren Brownfield into office another early decision that can impact a number of these small “islands” in the sea
space for the DEQ, so the developer’s sustainability goals, but it was not much of of warm air below could have adversely
expertise in the complexities of this type of an issue with this project. The building affected airflow, so they were carefully
work was never an issue, but the site did features a total of 28 skylights. A single story grouped together to minimize this effect.
pose other concerns. design that eliminated the need for The complexities associated with the raised
“We’re less than a mile from the river, so elevators and stairs lets light from these floor went well beyond the design stage.
the water table was an issue for me,” said skylights penetrate the entire space, while “The raised floor was a construction
King. “We looked at floodplain maps, but the white membrane roof atop the facility coordination issue because it impacted
those are not always totally reliable.” assists in reducing the heat island effect several trades,” said James Jacobs, project
Fortunately, the maps proved accurate in associated with darker materials. The manager for Pumford Construction. “It
this case, and flooding has never been a Tectum deck underneath includes recycled obviously impacted the floor installer, the
problem. Careful site selection along with materials and reduces the noise coefficient electrician, and the metal framing and
sustainability goals that were defined early within the space. drywall for the perimeter walls.”
on were key elements in the successful Many of the sustainable features found in Since it would eventually contain air that
completion of the project. the building required special consideration would be delivered to occupied spaces, the
“It was helpful to us that the tenant had from the project team. subfloor was kept meticulously clean
green in mind when they approached the throughout the entire process. The plenum
developer,” said Brian Swedorski, project MAKING GREEN WORK was also carefully sealed where it interacted
architect for Pumford Construction. “LEED Controlling energy usage is a sure way to with drywall and metal framing. In spite of
points can be obtained for proper site meet many sustainability goals. The the many complexities involved, the project

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team delivered the project within a six-
month construction schedule. Bay City
residents can now take great pride as the
blades of the wind turbine atop the new
building turn through crisper, cleaner air
without burning through precious fossil fuel
reserves.

THE FOLLOWING SUBCONTRACTORS
AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
CONTRIBUTED THEIR SKILLS TO THE
PROJECT:
• Aluminum, Glass and Glazing – Bay Glass
Company, Bay City
• Asphalt Paving and Striping – Pyramid
Paving & Contracting, Essexville
• Door Supplier – Allen Supply Company,
Saginaw
• Ductwork and Sheet Metal – Arizona
Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., Freeland
• Electrical – Blasy Electric, Midland
• Fire Suppression – John E. Green Co.,
Saginaw
(Above) The entire underfloor space serves as a plenum that delivers air to strategically placed • Flooring and Bathroom Wall Tile –
vents at a constant pressure. Northeastern Paint Supply, Saginaw
• HVAC Supply and Installation – Johnson
Controls, Inc., Saginaw
(Below) The LEED Gold building includes a number of sustainable features, including the • Landscaping – Knoll Landscape, Hemlock
50-kilowatt wind turbine seen here.
• Metal Studs and Drywall – Acoustical
Arts, Caro
• Millwork – The Cabinet Shop, Saginaw
• Operable Partition Walls – Symons
Building Specialties, Saginaw
• Overhead Door – Norandex/Reynolds,
Saginaw
• Painting – Murray Painting Co., Freeland
• Plumbing – Earegood Plumbing, Saginaw
• Raised Flooring Installation – Data
Supplies Co., Plymouth
• Roof Joists and Miscellaneous Steel – T&K
Steel, Saginaw
• Sitework and Excavation – American
Excavating, Ltd., Saginaw
• Tectum Deck and Roofing – Buchinger
Roofing, Inc., Reese
• Testing and Balancing – Hi-Tech Test &
Balance, Freeland

Subcontractors and professional consultants
listed in this feature are identified by the
general contractor, architect or owner.

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T
he USGBC’s LEED® program is an DESIGN CHALLENGES architecture was strongly impacted by two
increasingly popular option for facility Mechanical and electrical engineering separate energy crises. Designers
owners across Michigan, including the programs at SVSU are housed in Pioneer responded to a keen desire to keep energy
Tri-Cities area. As more LEED-certified Hall. While students in these classes created costs in check with the best materials
facilities are completed, there will always be designs for the future, the facility where they available at the time. Curtain wall systems
one project team that led the way by learned was stuck in the era when it was were commonly used in the 1950s and ‘60s,
earning this prestigious distinction first in a designed and built, the 1970s. but the glass did not perform well from an
given region. In the Tri-Cities area, this honor “There were very small windows that let in energy standpoint. Rising energy costs led
belongs to construction manager Spence little exterior light,” said Paul Haselhuhn, AIA, to a radical design shift in the 1970s.
Brothers, Saginaw, architect Wigen Tincknell LEED AP, associate for Wigen Tincknell Meyer “It was almost a brutalist approach,” he
Meyer & Associates, Inc., Saginaw, and the & Associates. “Many of the interior spaces said. “There were huge facades with very
able team of subcontractors that were lit artificially. We rearranged a lot of the little fenestration on them to allow natural
transformed Pioneer Hall at Saginaw Valley existing facility to get natural light into light in because glass was the weak spot in
State University (SVSU) into a LEED Silver virtually every space while maintaining the the building envelope. Glass technology has
facility with a 45,000-square-foot renovation structure.” improved quite a bit, and that has let us
and a 30,000-square-foot addition. Haselhuhn pointed out that 1970s reverse some of what was done in the ‘70s

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and ‘80s. Glass is still often the weak spot in
the envelope, but the performance is much Energy-efficient glass was added to exterior
walls, and approximately every other load-
better than it used to be.”
bearing interior masonry wall was replaced
The existing building was rectangular in
with steel beams to let “borrowed” natural
shape and defined by load-bearing masonry light into interior spaces.
with a concrete plank deck supporting the
second floor underneath a steel roof
structure. Energy-efficient glass was added
to exterior walls, and approximately every
other load-bearing interior masonry wall
was replaced with steel beams to let
“borrowed” natural light into interior spaces.
This approach let the project team maintain
83 percent of the building structure and
envelope, thereby securing a LEED point
towards certification. The glass used on the
exterior of the structure performs so well
that attention was quickly diverted to other
energy issues.
“The weakest spot that we had to contend
with was the existing walls, which were
masonry block with brick veneer,” said
Haselhuhn. “We could not efficiently get a
higher R-value into those wall assemblies.
Since heat tends to rise, a building’s roof can
often have a greater energy impact than its
walls. The project team at Pioneer Hall was
able to attain energy goals by stripping off
the existing roof and re-insulating. A white
roof was added to reflect heat while new
HVAC equipment also contributes
significantly to energy goals.
The addition to Pioneer Hall also reflects
the type of education that occurs within its
walls. Exposed ceilings put overhead
mechanical and electrical systems on
display, while windows offer unobstructed
views into mechanical rooms. Students can Exposed ceilings put overhead mechanical
even track the output and efficiency of and electrical systems on display.
mechanical units with strategically placed
computer screens. Students hoping to
design mechanical and electrical systems of
their own will undoubtedly be inspired as
they see the systems that make Pioneer Hall
habitable. They should also realize that
Pioneer Hall’s comfortable environment
would not have been possible without
contractors who could translate design
ideas into concrete reality.

DIGGING FOR SILVER
A significant amount of mechanical work
was needed to boost energy efficiency in
the existing section of Pioneer Hall. The
team of architects, engineers and
contractors needed to find a way to
incorporate this work into a structure that
was not designed to accommodate it. If they
could not find a way, they might have ended Extensive exterior glass lets passersby
experience the excitement of Pioneer Hall.
up sitting in a structure that shares a name

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with their ingenious solution. buying their products.” Spence Brothers and architect TMP
“We added a structure on the roof that we Distance from point of manufacture to the Associates, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, is seeking
called The Doghouse,” said Brian Keeler, jobsite is carefully considered on LEED LEED Silver on this project, as well. Pioneer
LEED AP, project manager for Spence projects to minimize the environmental Hall was the first facility to earn LEED
Brothers. “The floor-to-ceiling heights were impact of shipping. Subcontractors certification in the Tri-Cities area, but thanks
very limited and we needed more than what deservedly receive much of the credit for the to the outstanding success of the project, it
was available. The Doghouse structure runs achieving sustainability goals in this area, certainly will not be the last.
the entire length of the existing building but Keeler was quick to point out that
and it houses all of the ductwork, which national manufacturers are also becoming THE FOLLOWING SUBCONTRACTORS
would not have fit in the original ceiling valuable partners in this process as they AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
space.” adapt to LEED. Materials leaving the site CONTRIBUTED THEIR SKILLS TO THE
The Doghouse measures approximately received similar scrutiny, as LEED-NC allows PROJECT:
12 feet wide, but is only four feet high to a one-point credit for recycling 50 percent of • Asphalt Paving – Saginaw Asphalt Paving
prevent it from being seen at ground level. the debris leaving the site and a second Co., Saginaw
Even with its modest height, the metal clad point for recycling 75 percent. Spence • Civil Engineering – Civil Engineering
structure let contractors squeeze in all of the Brothers made a conservative estimate of Consultants, Auburn
necessary ductwork. Many of the most basic obtaining one point, but garnered both • Concrete Foundations and Slabs – R. C.
aspects of the project required this type of available points by recycling an amazing 90 Hendrick & Son, Saginaw
innovative thinking. Subcontractors also percent of the materials leaving the site. • Drywall and Ceilings – Tri-City Acoustical
had to adapt to different methods of Perhaps the most impressive testimonial Company, Saginaw
obtaining materials. for the project comes from SVSU, itself. The • Electrical – Taunt Electric Company,
“Normally, I wouldn’t be concerned with college celebrated the completion of its first Gladwin
where the masonry on the job comes from, LEED-certified facility by immediately • Electrical Demolition, Cutting and
as long as it fits the specification,” said embarking on construction of a new College Capping – Van Herweg Electric, Freeland
Keeler. “On this job, subcontractors needed of Health and Human Services building. The • Excavation and Backfill – Bourdow
to be very specific about where they were project team led by construction manager Trucking, Saginaw

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Inc., Hemlock
• General Trades, Miscellaneous Specialties
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• Glass and Framing – Calvin and
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• Retro Floor – MIS Corporation, Saginaw
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• Site Electrical – Bender Electric, Inc.,
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MEEting
By David R. Miller, Associate Editor
in MiDlAnDPhotography by Matthew Austermann

contract administration architect for Populus, Dow-Howell-Gilmore,

M
idland may not rank among Michigan’s largest cities, but its
status as headquarters for the Dow Chemical Company Midland; architects for the ballroom and public spaces, Anderson/Miller,
ensures that it will host some very big names in the business LTD, Chicago, IL, with SSOE, Inc., Troy; interior designer for the bar, café and
world. The former Ashman Court hotel in Midland was executive wing, Mark Johnson & Associates, Pleasant Ridge; and structural
recently transformed into a world-class meeting place for this purpose. engineer William A. Kibbe & Associates, Saginaw. Additional subcon-
The facility now houses the H.H. Dow Leadership Academy and the 131- tractors were needed to complete the project, with Bay City-based
room H Hotel. Highlights of this transformed property include an Serenus Johnson & Son handling two separate contracts for general
executive space with a five-star dining area, a series of classrooms that will trades along with concrete and demolition work.
accommodate up to 70 people, pre-function areas, a new courtyard, a
reception area, a swimming pool, and a fitness area, all outfitted with TEAMWORK
state-of-the-art security, telecommunications and data technology. The H Coordination is a vital component on any project, but obtaining true
is now the area’s most complete meeting and conference site, featuring teamwork can be difficult, particularly with a large team.
more than 14,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space, including a “You would typically work with a single design firm on a project of this
grand ballroom, a public five-star restaurant and an upscale bar and café. scope,” said Jeff Adcock, project manager for The Christman Company.
This sophisticated meeting spot is the result of a series of brainstorming “In this case, the client chose to go with three national design firms, plus
sessions on how best to meet Dow’s needs. Exotic finish materials were each one had a local architect to help out. There was a seemingly
chosen to accent the upscale environs, including cherry, bamboo, walnut, endless chain of documents that had to be coordinated. Adding scope
rift white oak, maple, makore fiddleback and wenge millwork from all along the way was a challenge because submittals affected multiple
corners of the globe converged on the site. Key members of the sizable designers, but we were able to work in tandem with each other to
project team included construction manager, The Christman Company, successfully fulfill the client’s needs.”
Lansing; architect, Populus (formerly HOK Venue), Kansas City, MO; Having local design firms available to handle issues in the field helped

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project schedule. However, the fluid design changes and
the use of exotic materials, some of which took up to 24
weeks to obtain kept this project from being phased. In
some cases, The Christman Company was able to
recommend alternate products with shorter lead times to
minimize disruptions to the schedule.
In addition to precise coordination between design
and construction firms, the successful delivery of the
project depended on subcontractors served themselves
as integral members of the overall team. Adcock had high
praise for all, but he singled out several who performed
exceptionally well. Mod Interiors, Inc., Ira Township,
performed millwork and provided approximately 160
wood doors, and frames, much of which was custom-
made, while Howard Structural Steel, Saginaw, played an
instrumental role in removing a five-story column from
the existing structure. With responsibilities spanning
several trades, a large amount of credit must be also given
to Serenus Johnson & Son.

The lobby sets an elegant, yet comfortable, tone
that reverberates throughout 131-room H Hotel.

tremendously with this process. Adcock
acknowledged the vital role these firms played in the
success of the project, along with the prime designers
who led the partnership. Even with a solid design
team in place, extensive changes throughout the
project provided a key challenge for The Christman
Company.
“Scope and designers were added over the course
of the two-year renovation, so we needed to remain
flexible to keep the project moving smoothly as it
evolved,” said Adcock. “Through careful planning and
close coordination with the designers, we were able to
successfully adjust our work plan to accommodate the
changes as the project progressed.”
Ideally, projects are phased so that material
procurement, bidding, price approval, and
construction can each occupy a segment of the Diners can experience the charm of Downtown
Midland from Cafe Zinc.

CLEARING THE WAY
Before the facility now known as the H Hotel could
begin to take shape, much of what was found on the site
had to be removed. The main floor was essentially gutted,
with Serenus Johnson & Son removing floors and ceilings,
walls and partitions, and even HVAC and electrical gear
after service had been terminated. A semi-circular
structure built around the existing conference rooms on
top of a parking structure was demolished, including the
exterior walls and roof. Since the structure was built
entirely out of precast concrete, a number of precast
beams and hollowcore floor slabs required removal. The
heaviest of these beams weighed approximately 40,000
pounds.
“The difficulty of the removal was increased because
while we were doing the demolition, we were also doing
new construction,” said Grant Siggins, estimator and
project manager for Serenus Johnson & Son. “The new
construction expanded the footprint of the building, so
Bar Oxygen 02 has quickly become a place to be seen in Midland. we had to reach over the new construction with a crane.

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investigatory demolition that was needed to verify how the beams were
put together before full-scale razing could begin.
“There was obviously an issue with the low headroom,” said Siggins.
“At one point, there was about ¼” clearance between to top of the crane
and the structure above.”
Equipment rental was a sizable expense on the project, particularly
the 350-ton crane. Serenus Johnson & Son compensated for this by
keeping extra workers and equipment onsite. If preliminary demolition
unearthed a need for additional work, the people and machines were
already standing by. Since the firm was handling multiple trades onsite,
these workers could easily be tasked with other duties if they were not
needed for demolition work.
The H Hotel was clearly built on teamwork that resulted from
countless meetings throughout the project duration. The facility now
stands ready to accommodate travelers who are drawn to Midland for a
meeting or those who simply want to enjoy relax and enjoy the
atmosphere.

THE FOLLOWING SUBCONTRACTORS AND PROFESSIONAL
CONSULTANTS CONTRIBUTED THEIR SKILLS TO THE PROJECT:
• A/V Systems – SPL Integrated Solutions, St. Paul, MN
The H is now the areas most complete meeting and conference site,
• Awnings – Heinlein Awning Company, Saginaw
featuring more than 14,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space
• Carpentry – Christman Constructors, Inc., Lansing
• Carpet and Resilient Flooring – Valley Carpet, Inc., Bay City
We were about 150 feet away from where we had to remove the beams.” • Coiling Counter Doors – Delta Door Sales, Saginaw
The hollowcore slabs of the parking deck would not support a machine • Communications – Henkles & McCoy, Midland
with enough capacity to lift the heavy beams, so a 350-ton crane was • Concrete Supplier – Fisher Sand & Gravel, Midland
placed to reach up and over the foundations that had just been poured. • Door Hardware Supplier – Ittner-Wiechmann Company, Saginaw
Two smaller cranes were placed inside the parking deck to assist with the • Drilled Piers – Rohrscheib Sons Caissons, Inc., New Hudson

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• Electrical Systems – Master Electric, Gladwin • Operable Panel Partitions – Symons Building
• Elevators – Otis Elevator Company, Lansing Specialties, Saginaw
• Exterior Framing System – William • Painting and Wall Covering – Murray
Reichenbach Company, Lansing Painting Co., Freeland
• Fire Protection – John E. Green Co., Saginaw • Precast Concrete – Kerkstra Precast,
• Flooring and Hard Tile – PMP Marble and Grandville
Granite, Troy • Rebar and Concrete Product Supplier –
• Food Service Equipment – Great Lakes Hotel Hymmco, LLC, Saginaw
Supply, Detroit • Roller Shades – Triangle Window Fashions,
• General Trades, Concrete and Demolition – Wyoming
Serenus Johnson & Son, Bay City • Selective Interior Demolition – Pro Tech
• Glass and Glazing – Calvin & Company, Inc., Environmental, Inc., Grand Rapids
Flint • Site Concrete – Sugar Construction, Midland
• Intumescent Painting – Lake Painting, • Sitework – Tri-City Groundbreakers, Midland
Midland • Structural Steel – Howard Structural Steel,
• Landscaping (South) – Site Management Inc., Saginaw
Services, Saginaw • Venetian Plaster – Ardian’s Painting, Shelby
• Landscaping and Irrigation – LaVant Township
Landscape & Construction Services, Linden • Waterproofing – Bloom Roofing Systems,
• Masonry – Edgar Boettcher Masonry, Bay Inc., Whitmore Lake
City • Waterproofing – D.C. Byers Company, East
• Mechanical Systems – M A P Mechanical, Lansing
Midland • Wood Flooring – Foster Flooring, Wixom
• Membrane and Metal Roofing – Brandle • Wood Flooring – Johnson Hardwood, Troy
Roofing & Sheetmetal, Midland
• Metal Studs, Drywall and Acoustical – Subcontractors and professional consultants listed
in the Construction Highlight are identified by the
Central Ceiling & Partition, Inc., Midland
general contractor, architect or owner.
• Millwork, Wood Doors and Frames – Mod
Interiors, Inc., Ira Township

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

durability and ease of maintenance, the
electric drive system is completely
weather-resistant sealed and includes two
grease Zirk fittings.
The innovative cab-mounted
spinner/auger control is designed to
minimize material waste by allowing
independent spinner speed and auger
speed adjustment. Spread width is
infinitely variable from 10 to 40 feet. A
digital LED display with status
monitoring and system protection is
standard, as well as an auto-reverse
function in the event of auger jams.
Like all SnowEx V-box-style spreaders,
the V-Maxx 9300 is built with a Quick-
SnowEx Introduces the Fleet- Connect spinner assembly. Compared
Friendly, 3-Cubic-Yard with competitive models that require the
Capacity V-Maxx 9300 spreader assembly to be unbolted or for
Spreader the entire spreader to be removed from
the truck’s bed before being able to tow,
SnowEx now offers the new 3-cubic-
the Quick-Connect system allows the
yard capacity V-Maxx 9300 V-box-style
drop chute spinner assembly to be
spreader. Compatible with 1-ton dump-
detached in seconds by removing one pin.
bed and flatbed trucks, the V-Maxx 9300 is
This feature makes the service vehicle
well suited for winter maintenance
more useful by not having to be dedicated
contractors looking for more capacity than
to one function, while also simplifying off-
the V-Maxx 8500 model without the
season spreader storage.
vehicle requirements of the larger V-Maxx
Other standard features include an
9500 unit – maximizing a fleet’s
auxiliary LED brake light, a non-
capabilities and productivity.
combustible heavy-duty automotive
The V-Maxx 9300 features the patented
wiring harness, top screen, and fitted tarp.
SnowEx Material Feed System – a multi-
Optional accessories include an auxiliary
angle hopper with a built-in, inverted “V”
light kit and the SnowEx AccuSpray
baffle configuration. Also included is an
material pre-wetting system. In addition
attached vibrator to reduce clumping and
to the electric-powered model, a
allow continuous material flow, regardless
hydraulic-powered V-Maxx 9300 is
of what is being spread. The unit is able to
available.
spread 100-percent sand, 100-percent salt
All SnowEx spreaders include a two-
or any combination in between. And
year parts and labor warranty.
because it’s designed for use with larger
For more information regarding
vehicles, the spinner assembly features an
SnowEx’s complete line of winter
extended drop chute to ensure material is
maintenance equipment, as well as the
spread closer to the ground and with
TurfEx and SweepEx product lines,
better accuracy.
contact TrynEx International, 23455
Featuring a hopper constructed entirely
Regency Park Drive, Warren, MI 48089;
of heavy-duty polyethylene, the V-Maxx
call 800-725-8377 or 586-756-6555; fax 586-
9300 eliminates common corrosion and
755-0338; e-mail info@trynexfactory.com;
maintenance concerns associated with
or visit www.trynexfactory.com.
steel V-box alternatives. The unit is also
lightweight, yet it still boasts 0.375-
millimeter thick-walled construction. The Phifer Introduces New
lightweight design makes the unit easier Generation of Insect Screening
to install or remove, frees up vehicle
Phifer Incorporated has launched a new
payload and increases gas mileage.
generation of insect screening: Phifer’s
Maintenance concerns are further
BetterVue® Improved Visibility Screen
reduced thanks to the V-Maxx 9300’s fully
(iVis) and Phifer’s UltraVue® Excellent
electric-powered design. Featuring a ¾-
Visibility Insect Screen (eVis).
horsepower, heavy-duty 12-volt electric
The newly developed Phifer insect
drive/transmission sealed system, there
screening is woven from small yarns to
are no engines, pulleys, sprockets, belts or
improve the screen’s openness by 5 to 15
chains to maintain. To further enhance
percent over conventional insect

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screening, which enhances the screen’s
function and performance. The
combination of the screen’s design and
smaller yarns enhances the view by 10 to
15 percent, improves airflow by 10 to15 G Page 1
percent, and offers increased insect
protection by 10 to 30 percent.
Making good insect screen better,
Phifer’s BetterVue® Improved Visibility

YOUR DIRT
GEOTECHNICAL
Insect Screen (iVis) is now
GREENGUARD® certified for superior ENVIRONMENTAL
indoor air quality performance. Window
and door areas will have a clear, fresh feel CONSTRUCTION
because the screen allows in great airflow

IS OUR
and comfortable breezes and offers a clear
ENGINEERING
view. This improved screen has the
strength factor to be recommended for
door applications, too.

OBSESSION
Phifer’s new UltraVue Excellent
Visibility Insect Screen (eVis), offers the
best visibility in the product line. This
new screen is well suited for windows
where a sharp view, exceptional breezes,
increased airflow and a brighter interior
are desired. All of us at G2 share a single-minded obsession with unearthing every obstacle
To learn more about the new generation and opportunity on your site – from topsoil to bedrock. So leave the dirty work
of PHIFER Incorporated’s insect screening
to us. It’s what we live for.
products for your windows and doors,
contact Phifer at 205-345-2120 or e-mail
inquiries through the website at Troy, MI: 248.680.0400
www.phifer.com. Brighton, MI: 810.224.4330
Chicago, IL: 847.353.8740
Chloride Introduces Agility™
www.g2consultinggroup.com
Series UPS for Mission Critical
Networking Equipment
Chloride North America has announced
an expansion of its uninterruptible power
UNEARTHING POSSIBILITIES
supply (UPS) lineup with the new

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Agility™ Series, which introduces five and state energy efficiency codes.
high-density line-interactive UPS Sea Gull Lighting recessed lighting products feature quick
systems ranging from 750 VA to 3000 VA hit™ captive, angled nails and snap-in trims to enhance use and
in a standardized 2U chassis platform to ease of installation. In addition, the new catalog was developed
increase rack space for mission-critical to aid the entire design and selection process by providing:
equipment. detailed fixture descriptions supported by product imagery and
Purpose-engineered for servers, large trim selection for each respective housing; suggestions for
peripherals, storage systems, and other achieving the best functional and artistic results through the
enterprise-wide networking equipment, combined use of task, accent and undercabinet lighting as well as
Agility UPS systems feature two-tier up- and downlighting, wall grazing and wall washing
Buck & Boost technology to protect techniques; and installation support that includes help in
against sags and surges in incoming selecting the proper recessed housings to meet specific needs or
power without battery wear. In addition, achieve a desired ambiance
all five Agility models have integrated For more information on Sea Gull Lighting’s recessed lighting
communication line protection for safeguarding phone or product line or to receive the company’s new “RECESSED
network connections, including modems, faxes and DSL. Lighting” catalog, please call 1-800-347-5483 or visit the
Agility UPS systems boast high power density in a 2U chassis company’s website at www.SeaGullLighting.com.
(3.5" (H) x 17.3" (W) x 17" (D)), resulting in more usable power
without crowding the rack. Chloride's concentration on the 2U Simonton Introduces Two-Tone Window and
platform has enabled it to continually push higher power factors
that previously were available only from larger form factor UPS.
Door Options for Homeowners
Incorporation of advanced heat rejection engineering delivers Responding to growing consumer requests for white interior
the benefits of cooler operation and lower costs, despite the high and colored exterior
power density. vinyl window frame
The Agility Series offers a high degree of flexibility. Scalable options for their homes,
batteries allow runtime for existing loads to be increased or to be Simonton Windows®
maintained for expanded loads. Dual-bank load shedding lets now offers Two-Tone
users prioritize and allocate back-up capacity for up to three windows and patio
levels. Inputs include RS232, USB, RJ45 Ethernet, an RJ11 REPO doors in the Decorum™
(remote emergency power off) port, receptacles compatible with by Simonton collection.
both straight blade and locking plugs, along with a slot for The products feature a
optional cards. durable Pure White
Complementing the system is Chloride's comprehensive laminate interior on the
connectivity suite that can be used to simplify alarm, availability, replacement window or
and asset management in dynamic network environments or patio door, and homeowners may choose from either Driftwood
connect to a building automation system. or Tan colors for the exterior.
For more information, please visit The products featuring the Two-Tone laminates can also be
www.chloridepower.com/usa or call (847) 990-3623. ordered with energy-efficient Simonton ETC glass packages that
are guaranteed to qualify for the federal tax credit of up to $1,500.
The durable, scratch-resistant Pure White laminate interior on
Sea Gull Lighting Announces New Recessed the Two-Tone windows and patio doors comes with white
Lighting Catalog interior hardware. However, the windows and patio doors can be
Sea Gull Lighting has introduced a new 73-page catalog upgraded with Brushed Nickel, Oil-Rubbed Bronze or Polished
detailing the company’s complete line of recessed lighting. Brass custom interior hardware. Complementary Two-Tone grids
Sea Gull Lighting’s recessed lighting products are designed, are also available.
tested and approved to meet the architectural needs of In addition to the Two-Tone Driftwood and Two-Tone Tan
commercial buildings, new home construction and remodeling options, Decorum by Simonton interior styling options also
projects. This includes a full array of fixtures that are available in include Antique Cherry, Maple and Contemporary Oak. Each
four-, five- and six-inch housings, as well as multiple trim replacement window and patio door has the option of matching
selections for use in grids. Decorum by Simonton also provides homeowners with a
nearly any room wide variety of options to match hardware finishes with interior
environment. In lighting, faucets, cabinet handles and other metal accent features
addition, the catalog throughout the home.
highlights many Simonton Windows produces ENERGY STAR® qualified
ENERGY STAR® replacement and new construction windows and doors,
qualified options, including a line of impact-resistant products. ENERGY STAR is a
which can help users government program that helps consumers protect the
to reduce energy environment through superior energy efficiency and is a
consumption and registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Energy and the
subsequently lower U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
energy bills, while For information, call (800) SIMONTON or visit
meeting strict local www.simonton.com

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Smarter Security Systems’ New SmarterSentry
Enables Mobile Surveillance Anywhere
Smarter Security Systems announced the availability of
SmarterSentry GTX, a mobile surveillance unit designed to
provide live video from virtually anywhere. The new
SmarterSentry adds convenience and portability features, as well as
features to enhance the remote video surveillance it provides and to
protect the unit while in operation.
SmarterSentry already had a durable platform with independent
suspension enabling it to be towed anywhere, but the GTX unit also has
helicopter hooks allowing it to be placed off-shore or where roads don’t
provide access. Once the unit is in location, it now takes less time to get
it up and running. Two electric winches make it easier and faster
to raise the telescoping mast allowing one person to deploy
SmarterSentry GTX in less than 20 minutes. Once deployed, the
unit itself is more secure from undesired relocation with the
addition of a removable tow hitch. The spare tire now
has a wheel lock to prevent theft.
The digital video recorder is upgraded on the GTX
model to a SmarterDVR™ 250 that enables 30 frames per
second for each of the four standard cameras. This
provides full-motion video to improve live event
assessment and investigation of recorded evidence.
Three guy wires anchor the mast for increased camera
stability and image clarity. The GTX also doubles the
maximum capacity for video storage to up to one terabyte allowing for longer recordings
or higher frequency recordings before an on-site visit. While remote connectivity to the
DVR for live or recorded video takes many forms, such as cellular, satellite, or mesh
network, SmarterSentry GTX also makes it easy to manage the DVR at the unit. The GTX
comes equipped with a durable case containing a daylight-readable LCD monitor and
waterproof keyboard that can quickly be connected to the DVR for local management.
The case is portable to help prevent unauthorized local access.
SmarterSentry is powered by a quiet, clean, and reliable propane-to-electric generator.
For more information on SmarterSentry please visit
http://www.smartersecurity.com/outdoor/smartersentry/index.html.

Updated Special-Lite® FRP Flush Door
Brochure Highlights Addition of SL-20
Sandstone-Textured FRP Skins
Special-Lite, Inc. has announced that their FRP Flush Doors
brochure showcasing their line of heavy-duty fiberglass
reinforced polyester (FRP) flush doors for commercial
entrances has been updated to include the recently
introduced SL-20 sandstone-textured FRP flush door.
The new SL-20 model has an exclusive fine-grained
texture with a more subtle surface finish and less glossy
appearance than Special-Lite’s popular SL-17 pebblegrain
FRP flush door that make it better suited to design-driven
applications not expected to see deliberate abuse or
vandalism.
The brochure explains design and construction materials used to make Special-Lite
doors, along with attributes that make them suitable for green construction. Among the
benefits detailed in the brochure, Special-Lite FRP doors do not rust, corrode, crack, split,
peel, or rot, and their prefinished surfaces never need painting or refinishing. In addition,
they have a 10-year, 100% parts and labor warranty.
For more information about Special-Lite’s FRP doors and a free copy of the FRP Flush
Doors brochure, contact Special-Lite, Inc., P.O. Box 6, Decatur, MI 49045. Or call 800-821-
6531, fax 800-423-7610, or visit www.special-lite.com.

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Registration Examination Peter Basso Associates (PBA) is pleased to
(ARE) Committee for the announce two new hires for the firm’s
National Council of Phoenix, AZ office. Brian Bray, CIPE has
Architectural Registration joined as project leader, and Robert Cooper
Boards (NCARB). PE, MBA, LEED AP has joined as principal and
Appointed by New York mechanical department manager. PBA is a
architect Andrew W. consulting engineering firm headquartered
Harless Krusinga Willobee Prescott, AIA, president of Enkemann in Troy, with offices in Ann Arbor, Las Vegas,
NCARB, Enkemann will NV, and Phoenix, AZ.
The Alliance of Hazardous Materials oversee the writing of the ARE exam.
Professionals (AHMP) has appointed James Enkemann has over 30 years of experience in
Harless, PhD, CHMM, RBP to fill the vacant his field.
position of government relations director on
the AHMP Board of Directors. As the TMP
government relations director, Harless will Architecture,
coordinate the activities of and support the Inc., based in
Homeland Security Technical Committee Bloomfield
and the Government Affairs Technical Hills, is
Committee. Harless is a vice proud to
president/principal at Soil and Materials announce
Engineers, Inc. (SME), Plymouth. In other that profes- Grose Naismith The Roofing Industry Promotion Fund
news, the Michigan Society of Professional sionals Doris (RIPF), Warren, recently announced the four
Engineers (MSPE) Southwestern Chapter Grose and Emilie Naismith have passed the winners of their scholarship for college
recently elected its 2009-2010 Officers and Leadership in Energy and Environmental bound students. Applicants were asked to
Jeffery M. Krusinga, PE, GE, senior consultant Design (LEED) exam and have received submit an essay describing, “How Important
in the Kalamazoo office of SME, was elected LEED accreditation. Grose and Naismith are is the Roofing Industry?” Winners received
vice president. SME is also pleased to both architectural interns with the firm. scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00,
announce the addition of Steven L. Willobee, contributed by the SMRCA, Roofers Union
LEED AP as the firm’s community Ann Arbor-based NSF International today Local #149, and the Contract Employer. This
development manager. announced the appointment of Elizabeth A. year’s winners were: Savanna Brooks of
Jones as its new vice president of marketing. Rochester Hills; Christopher Carmichael of
Architecture and engineering firm Harley Jones will be responsible for strategic Port Huron; Amanda Marquardt of
Ellis Devereaux, in collaboration with the leadership, as well as oversight of corporate Northville; and Blake Morgan of Livonia.
Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), has marketing and branding, communications
awarded John G. Petty with the 2009 ESD and regulatory affairs. NSF International, an The Michigan Society of
Harold Slaight Ellington Leadership Award. independent, not-for-profit organization, Professional Engineers
The award honors an individual who has helps protect consumers by certifying (MSPE) has announced the
demonstrated a continuum of outstanding products and writing standards for food, election of John Condie, PE,
leadership on behalf of the ESD and its water and consumer goods. as its president for 2009-
communities. Petty, a past president of ESD, 2010. Eric Johnston, PE, past
received the honor at the organization’s David Williams, vice president, also announced
Annual Awards Banquet. Petty has over 40 president / project director the new Board of Directors, Condie
years of engineering and management of the George W. Auch during a special ceremony at
experience. Company, Pontiac, recently the recent MSPE Conference in Acme. A
earned the designation of principal at Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr &
For the second LEED Accredited Huber, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Condie has
consecutive year, Cheryl Professional (AP) by the more than 20 years experience in the industry.
Bowlson, business diversity United States Green Williams
director for Barton Malow Building Council (USGCB). Saginaw-based Pumford
Company, Southfield, has Construction, a full-service
been named to Who’s Who Justin L. Kowatch, PE, construction company,
in Black Detroit. The organi- LEED-AP, recently satisfied recently announced that
zation honors distinguished Bowlson
the U.S. Green Building Jessica Young, project
black professionals in Council’s requirements to management assistant and
southeastern Michigan. Ms. Bowlson was become an Accredited accounts receivable
selected for her professional achievements, Professional in the associate, has completed the Young
volunteer activities and increasingly national Leadership in Energy and necessary examination to
presence as an expert on business diversity Environmental Design Kowatch become an accredited Construction Industry
programs. (LEED AP) program of Technician (CIT). The CIT curriculum was
sustainable design and construction. Kowatch established by the National Association of
The Albert Kahn Family of Companies, a is a professional engineer in the Land Women in Construction (NAWIC) Education
leading provider of architecture, engineering, Development Group in Wade Trim’s Gaylord Foundation, and Young also serves as vice
planning, design and management services, office. Wade Trim provides engineering, GIS, president / president elect of the NAWIC
has announced that John E. Enkemann, Jr. has surveying, planning, operations, landscape Chapter 378 of the Great Lakes Bay Region.
been appointed Chair of the Architectural architecture, and construction services.

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Ken Swartz, general DeMaria Grissim Metz Andriese Associates, a
manager of Rudolph/Libbe Building landscape architectural design firm
Companies’ Detroit office, Company, headquartered in Northville, is pleased to
has accepted the position of Detroit, has announce
vice president and general announced that Richard
manager of Winter RLG that Carlos G. Houdek,
Industrial Construction, a Chaves ASLA,
full service industrial Swartz recently Chaves Higgins partner, and
construction and joined the Michael
maintenance company, formed by a firm as a senior project manager for their Franklin,
partnership between Rudolph/Libbe Government Group. Also, Katie Higgins, ASLA,
Houdek Franklin
Companies and Winter Construction. Swartz project engineer at DeMaria, has earned associate,
will continue to serve as general manager of LEED Accreditation with the U.S. Green have been certified as LEED Accredited
the Rudolph/Libbe Companies’ Detroit Building Council. Professionals (LEED AP).
office.
Two insurance veterans Harley Ellis Devereaux, a
Ann Arbor-based have joined Professional national planning,
Midwestern Consulting Concepts Insurance Agency architecture and engineering
recently announced that (PCIA), Brighton, to handle firm, has hired Brian A. Kite,
staff engineer Scott Fisher, benefits and personal AIA to direct their corporate
EIT, has become the most insurance. Tabethia Tiseo and commercial practice in
recent LEED Accredited will lead the benefits area, the west region. Kite brings
Professional to join the and Doris Livingston will Tiseo more than 30 years Kite
firm’s Green Initiative. Fisher assist clients with home and experience to the firm and a
LEED is the Leadership in auto coverages. Both women have portfolio of work that extends throughout
Energy and Environmental Design program previously owned agencies specialized in the western United States, Asia and the
administered by the U.S. Green Building these areas. Middle East. Kite will be based in the firm’s
Council. Los Angeles office.
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor,
C2AE, an architectural, engineering and today announced that two of its Thompson-Phelan Group, Inc. and the
planning firm with offices in Lansing, Design+Development Group (D+DG) on- Michigan Association of Community Bankers
Gaylord, and Grand Rapids, recently staff architects, Andrea Hutchins, AIA, AKBD, (MACB) have announced this year’s
announced that six members of its staff have and Daniel Page-Wood, Assoc. AIA, AKBD, recipients of the James W. Phelan
achieved Leadership in Environmental recently earned Leadership in Energy and Scholarship. Established to provide financial
Design (LEED) Accredited status: Dennis Environmental Design Accredited assistance to Michigan residents in their
Bekken, AIA; Eric Bratt, EIT; James Kuo, AIA; Professional (LEED AP) certification. The junior or senior year of college and attending
Abigail Larimer, Jonathan Libby, EIT; and LEED AP certification will allow Whirlpool a Michigan college or university, the
Michael Spurbeck, PE. The firm also Corporation to further support trade following students will receive $750
announced that Steve Jurczuk, AIA, LEED AP, customers beyond appliance selection and scholarships: Jennifer Proffitt of Swartz
spoke at the annual Michigan Local make the sustainable design process easier Creek, attending Northwood University; and
Government Management Association for the building and design community. Kristin Zinger of Ruth, attending Central
(MLGMA) Summer Workshop, which took Michigan University. The Thompson-Phelan
place in Sault Ste. Marie. Jurczuk was one of Group, Inc., a commercial design and build
four speakers for the "Solutions through firm, is located in Anchorville.
Energy Conservation" panel discussion. The
focus of the panel was on energy efficiency Lansing-based Douglas Steel, a leading
projects and opportunities that could be fabricator and erector of structural steel
adopted by local government communities. throughout the Midwest, has announced the
following promotions: James D. Buzzie has
Salazar Miller Bryan been elected executive vice president;
Michael E. Harsch has been promoted to
Oliver / Hatcher Construction, with offices project manager; and Christopher J. Lowe
in Novi and Grand Rapids, recently will be assuming additional duties as quality
announced that Jason Salazar, vice president manager.
of estimating; Ted Miller, director of
operations; and Tim Bryan, senior project
manager, have successfully passed the
Zatroch Collins Orlich
Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Braun Construction Group, Farmington Design Accredited Professional exam, and
Hills, recently announced that three have obtained their LEED AP Certifications.
employees have recently become LEED
Certified: Mike Zatroch, director of field
Buzzie Harsch Lowe
operations; Scott Collins, vice president of
corporate development; and Joe Orlich,
project manager.

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Grant Thornton LLP, with local offices in achievement of reaching their 20th from 9 - 10 a.m., EST. RepairClinic.com in
Southfield, has announced that Alvin Wade anniversary in business. W. Bernard White, Canton has presented the show since June
will lead the company’s Construction, Real PE, president & CEO of White Construction, 2007.
Estate and Hospitality (CRH) practice as the made the announcement. The company was
new national managing partner. Wade will established July 31, 1989. The firm has Duro-Last Roofing, Inc., a large
be based out of the firm’s Dallas office, one of emerged as a leader in the construction manufacturer of prefabricated roofing
the firm’s 51 offices in the U.S. In his new industry in the metropolitan Detroit area systems, is proud to announce that
role, Wade will lead the industry practice over that 20-year span. employees at its Grants Pass, Oregon facility
which serves home builders, contractors, have successfully attained over 176,000
architectural firms, engineering, real estate, Construction Manager Barton Malow, OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health
REITs, restaurants, lodging, entertainment Southfield, and architect French Associates, Administration) recordable free work hours
and gaming. Grant Thornton is an audit, tax Rochester, have broken ground on Zemmer as of the end of June 2009. This is equivalent
and advisory organization. Middle School in Lapeer. The work will to more than 83 person-work-years without
include 40,000 square feet of additions. an injury requiring a physician’s treatment.
Existing classroom space will be renovated The OSHA recordable rate is representative
C O R P O R AT E N E W S with new floors and ceilings; electrical, of the number of medical visits requiring a
mechanical and plumbing systems will be physician’s attention for every 100
Contracting Resources, Inc., a Brighton- installed after the building is stripped down employees working a normal workweek.
based, design-build and construction to the structural steel. Completion is slated This record stretches back to September of
management company, recently completed for September 2010. 2007 and includes an injury-free 2008
the 36,000-square-foot Phase III Expansion of calendar year.
the Lourdes Wing for Professed Dominican HKS, Inc. based locally in Northville, has
Sisters, the Pier Giorgio Frassati Center for ranked as a top-five design firm in the United Educational design firm Fanning Howey,
the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. States, for the second consecutive year. based locally in Novi, has earned two of the
The final phase of the Motherhouse in Ann According to Engineering News-Record highest honors in the American School &
Arbor will increase the size of the facility to (ENR) Magazine, HKS is one of the top University 2009 Educational Interiors
approximately 110,000 square feet. Also, global design practices engaged in the most Showcase. The firm was awarded the
Contracting Resources, Inc. has been named sustainable work. The survey is based on coveted Crow Island School Citation, the
construction manager for the Hyundai revenue for design services generated in 2008 program’s top honor, for its modernization of
Dynamometer project located in Superior from projects actively seeking certification Phelps High School in Washington, D.C.
Township, and as construction manager for from major third-party environmental Also, Fanning Howey’s design of the new
the Charyl Stockwell Academy project, standards or rating organizations such as the Warren G. Harding Elementary School in
located in Brighton. U.S. Green Building’s Council’s (USGBC) Hammond, IN, earned a Gold Citation in the
LEED certification system. Libraries/Media Centers category.
Griffin International, an HVAC manufac-
turers rep firm with offices in Chesterfield, The Detroit office of SmithGroup is
announced recently that it would be providing architecture, engineering,
representing Carrier Corporation, a United interiors, lab design and planning services
Technologies Company, in ten counties of
S.E. Michigan.
for the new Human Health Building at
Oakland University in Rochester. The
A N G ER
Southfield-based JGA, a full-service brand
157,300-gross-square-foot, $62 million facility
will house the School of Health Sciences D
strategy, retail design and architecture firm, (SHS) and the School of Nursing (SON). The
was recently honored with three awards at project is targeted for completion in 2012.
the 38th Annual A.R.E. (Association of Retail
Environments) Design Awards Event held Rand Construction Engineering, Inc., a
during GlobalShop in Las Vegas, NV. The Brighton-based design/build construction

HIGH
firm’s work on Timberland PRO and The firm, has been selected as the construction
North Face won the awards. Both stores manager by Pat Milliken Ford to renovate
contained eco-conscious construction and their existing dealership, located in Redford.
design. Rand Construction has also been selected as

Chesterfield Township-based
Cement, Inc. – Commercial Foundations &
Dan's
the construction manager by the United
Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit
for the expansion and renovation of the
EXPOSURE
Poured Walls, has made the 2009 Inc. 5000 list Yeshiva Darchei Torah School in Southfield.
of the fastest-growing private companies in
America. This achievement puts them in the The Appliance Repair Show on News/Talk When You
rarefied category of companies such as 760 WJR (RepairClinic.com) has launched a
new website to support listeners. Geared
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Microsoft, Timberland, Intuit, Jamba Juice,
Oracle, and UnderArmour. toward do-it-yourselfers, CAM Magazine!
www.ApplianceRepair.com was created to
White Construction, a Construction offer consumers and listeners maintenance (248) 972-1115
Management / General Contracting Firm, is tips on household appliances along with the
proud to announce the milestone opportunity to revisit archived shows. The Fax (248) 972-1001
show airs live on WJR Sunday mornings

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CONSTRUCTION
CALENDAR
Please submit all calendar items no less than six weeks prior to the event to:
Calendar Editor, CAM Magazine, P.O. Box 3204, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-3204.

Industry Events
Nov. 9-10 – 12th Annual Construction center of the Construction Association of
Industry Conference – This program at the Michigan, has announced its fall class
Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in schedule. For registration information, or to
Washington, D.C., presented by Associated obtain a catalog, call (248) 972-1133.
Owners & Developers (AOD), will focus on
today’s construction market strategies for Nov. 4 - Estimating I/Basic
continued success, where the industry is Nov. 10 - OSHA-30 Hr.
headed, and how best to get there in the Nov. 11 - FA, CPR, AED Combined
years to come.
For further information, please visit American Clay Workshops
constructionchannel.net. American Clay Enterprises, Inc., is
hosting monthly intensive, three-day
American Clay workshops and advanced
Training Calendar applicator training sessions for experienced
CAMTEC Class Schedule plasters in Albuquerque, NM. Upcoming
CAMTEC, the training & education dates include: Nov. 18-20

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&
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1 AFFORDABLE ASPHALT, LLC GREEN BUILDING AUTOMATION, MIG CONSTRUCTION, DETROIT
GARDEN CITY DETROIT MJM RESTORATION LLC, WARREN
1-800-PACK-RAT, LAKE ORION GREENWIRESYSTEMS, LLC, MRM MECHANICAL AND
ACCURATE CONSTRUCTION ROYAL OAK CONTROLS LLC, AUBURN
SERVICES LLC, NEW HUDSON GRESHAM'S SNOW PLOWING OETIKER, INC., MARLETTE
B D ELECTRICAL WORLDWIDE INC./GRESHAM'S SEASONAL
SERVICES, TROY OPES LANDSCAPING, INC.,
SUPPLY, HOWELL SAGINAW
BRAKE STOP SERVICE CENTER, GROUND PENETRATING RADAR
TECHNOLOGY, ANN ARBOR PRIME STARR CONSTRUCTION,
KAWKAWLIN INC., ROMEO
BRUNER PLUMBING GRS STOHLER COMPANY,
NEW HUDSON REDLINE DEMOLITION LLC, WIXOM
& HEATING COMPANY, DETROIT
HAWC INC/HARD@WORK S ATKINSON PAINTING, TAYLOR
BRUTTELL ROOFING, INC.,
OAK PARK CONTRACTOR, INC., REDFORD SIGNATURE LANDSCAPE
JOHN TOUREAU CONTRACTING, LIGHTING, INC., NOVI
CHEM LINK INC., SCHOOLCRAFT
INC., HARRISON TWP SOLEY METAL FABRICATORS,
CUSTOM BLIND FABRICATORS DETROIT
CONTRACT, WARREN LAURENCELLE CONSTRUCTION,
LLC, BEVERLY HILLS SUPREME HEATING & COOLING,
D. MACRO CONTRACTORS, INC., DETROIT
CLINTON TOWNSHIP LIZUT MECHANICAL, INC.,
PONTIAC TAYLOR RECYCLING, INC., TAYLOR
D. W. HILL, INC., MARINE CITY
MATRIC COMPANY, BAY CITY TRAINOR GLASS COMPANY, ALSIP, IL
E4 TECHNOLOGIES, TRAVERSE CITY
MCD MICHIGAN COMMERCIAL TREELINE ASSOCIATES, INC.,
EPIC INTERNATIONAL, INC., DOOR GROUP, LLC, MADISON HTS. LAKE ORION
ROYAL OAK
MCKERCHIE ENTERPRISES, TRI-STAR ENTERPRISES,
FIT FOUNDATION IMPROVEMENT INC./DBA POWER SOURCE COMMERCE TWP.
TECHNOLOGIES, STERLING HTS. ELECTRIC, CLIO UTOPIA BLINDS, INC., YPSILANTI
FLOW CONTROL SYSTEMS, MEP CONSTRUCTION LLC, DETROIT
ROYAL OAK VINCENT'S HEATING & PLUMBING,
MIDWEST INFRARED SERVICES, PORT HURON
INC., JACKSON VOICE ELECTRIC, TRAVERSE CITY

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ADVERTISERS INDEX

Acme Maintenance Service ....................................33

Advantage Electric ..................................................16

Aluminum Supply Company

- Marshall Sales, Inc. ..............................................6

Bumler Mechanical ..................................................15

CAM Affinity Ad ..................................................IBC

CAM EXPO................................................................13

CAM-Online Planroom............................................36

CAMTEC....................................................................45

CAM Workers’ Comp. ............................................24

Cochrane Supply & Engineering ..........................41

Connelly Crane Rental Corporation......................33

D & R Earthmoving..................................................16

Danboise Mechanical ..............................................37

Doeren Mayhew ......................................................39

EPD Auctions ..............................................................9

Facca Richter & Pregler, P.C. ..................................32

Ferndale Electric ......................................................BC

G2 Consulting ..........................................................39

Hartland Insurance Group......................................12

Hilti, Inc. ....................................................................38

IBEW Local 252 ........................................................19
www.cammagazineonline.com Jeffers Crane Service, Inc. ........................................17

Your Digital Source on the JetHeat ........................................................................24

Michigan Construction Industry Madison Electric Company ....................................21

MasonPro, Inc. ..........................................................25

Michigan CAT ............................................................7

Navigant Consulting................................................46

North American Dismantling Corp.......................37

Oakland Companies ................................................17

Osborne Trucking

& Osborne Concrete, John D. ..............................22

PM Technologies ....................................................IFC

Plante & Moran, PLLC ............................................11

Plumbing Professors ................................................9

Pumford Construction ............................................26

SMRCA ........................................................................8

Scaffolding Inc. ........................................................19

TEMP-AIR, Inc. ........................................................21

Trend Millwork ..........................................................3

Valenti Trobec Chandler ............................................5

Wayne Bolt & Nut Co. ............................................45

Wigen Tincknell Meyer & Associates ....................32

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