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2010 Insurance
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RENOVATION/
RESTORATION
Evangelista Revitalizes
Rackham Interiors
RENOVATION/
RESTORATION
Evangelista Revitalizes
Rackham Interiors
RENOVATION/
RESTORATION
Evangelista Revitalizes
Rackham Interiors
Plus: FIELD OF SEAMS – New EMU Practice Facility at a Fraction of the Cost
SAVING FACE
THE FINE ARTS
BUILDING FAÇADE
STILL STANDING
SAVING FACE
THE FINE ARTS
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FEATURES
10 NAWIC Hosts MAGIC Camp 2010
Introducing High School Girls to the Trades
12 Member Feature
Family-Owned Shelving, Inc. Celebrates
50 Years of Successful Business
RENOVATION/RESTORATION
16 Giving Voice to History
Evangelista Revitalizes
Rackham Interiors
22 Saving Face
J.C. Beal Construction Preserves the Historic
Façade of the Fine Arts Building
25 Greenprint for the Future
Commercial Building & Retrofit, Inc.,
Saves Clients Thousands of Dollars and
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28 Contractual Risk Transfer
Enter Into Your Next Contract with New Insights
30 Insurance Resource Guide
2010 Listing of Insurance Agencies Specializing
in Construction Insurance and Bonding Capabilities
CONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHT
32 Field of Seams
EMU’s New Practice Facility at a Fraction of the Cost
DEPARTMENTS
6 Industry News
8 Safety Tool Kit
38 Product Showcase
44 People in Construction
45 Buyers Guide Update
46 CAM Welcomes New Members
46 Construction Calendar
46 Advertisers Index
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Edgewood Electric, Inc.
Vice Chairman John O’Neil, Sr.,
W.J. O’Neil Company
Treasurer James C. Capo,
DeMattia Group
President Kevin N. Koehler
DIRECTORS Gregory Andrzejewski,
PPG Industries
Stephen J. Auger,
Stephen Auger + Associates Architects
M. James Brennan,
Broadcast Design & Construction, Inc.
Kevin French,
Poncraft Door Company
Frank G. Nehr, Jr.,
Davis Iron Works
Donald J. Purdie, Jr.,
Detroit Elevator Company
Kurt F. Von Koss,
Beaver Tile & Stone
Jacqueline LaDuke Walters,
LaDuke Roofing & Sheet Metal
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United Rentals Extends
Partnership with ABC's
Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition for 2010-2011 Season
Equipment Rental Leader Provides Support
Through National Branch Network
United Rentals recently announced that it
has renewed its partnership with Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition for the upcoming
season. The Emmy award-winning television
show will begin building more new homes
for worthy families this month, in
preparation for the premiere of its eighth
season on ABC in September.
The 2010-2011 season marks the fourth
consecutive year that United Rentals has
served as the preferred construction
equipment supplier for Extreme Makeover,
which relies on local contractors and
community volunteers to build a house in
just seven days. United Rentals' integrated
approach to customer service mobilizes the
resources of more than 550 branches, a key
benefit to Extreme Makeover as the show
travels across the country.
Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer
of United Rentals, said, “We are very pleased
to once again support Extreme Makeover in
raising the profile of volunteerism in
America. Our employees take this
partnership to heart. They find ways to solve
equipment needs at even the most rural
sites or when a call comes in at midnight.
The race against time is intense, but the
quality of service we provide is very similar
to the 'extreme' commitment we show our
customers every day.”
Walsh College Jeffery W. Barry
Center Merits LEED® Gold
Certification
The award-winning Jeffery W. Barry Center
on the Walsh College Troy campus has been
LEED® Gold certified by the U.S Green
Building Council. The USGB recognized the
37,000-square-foot, two-level classroom
building for adhering to green design and
building practices related to sustainable
sites, water efficiency, energy and
atmosphere, materials and resources, and
indoor environmental quality.
“We had planned for LEED Silver and
hoped for – and proudly received – LEED
Gold,” Walsh College President Stephanie
Bergeron said. “We created an energy-
efficient, comfortable learning environment
for a unique student population largely
comprised of working professionals who
attend classes in the evening. With the Barry
Center, Walsh demonstrates that environ-
mental values can be successfully integrated
into a great educational atmosphere.”
Ground was broken in 2006 and the
building opened for classes in January of
2008. Benefits already accrued to the
environment for following green design and
building practices include:
• In 2009, 70 percent of the Barry Center’s
electricity came from green, rapidly
renewable resources.
• Every year, approximately seven million
gallons of water are captured and filtered
in bioswales and a constructed wetland
before being recharged into the water
supply.
• Annual savings of 825,000 gallons of
water and $5,000 in city fees through
landscaping with native plants that do not
require irrigation. Scenery that changes
with the seasons is an added benefit.
• Waste heat converted into electricity
through energy recovery technology.
• A 20 percent increase in energy
performance achieved by doubling the
building’s insulation.
• A 40 percent reduction in potable water
use by using energy-efficient plumbing
technology.
Valerio DeWalt Train Associates of Chicago
designed the building, and George W. Auch
Company of Pontiac was the general
contractor. Sited at the east end of the
existing 75,000-square-foot Troy campus
building, the Barry Center includes nine
classrooms, a 40-workstation library, an
auditorium, two seminar rooms, three
conference rooms, and a marketing focus
group room.
One-fourth of the construction materials
were local. The building was constructed
with 78,000 bricks, more than 15 miles of
electrical wire, and 235 tons of structural
steel. More than 80 percent of the building’s
wood was from FSC-certified forests and
rapidly renewable resources.
“Since we opened the Barry Center, many
have expressed their appreciation of its
features, both visible and invisible,” said
Christine Stout, Walsh College director of
Facilities and Auxiliary Services. “When we
see how comfortable the students are in the
building, we believe that former Walsh
President Jeff Barry would be proud to have
his name on it. Thanks must certainly be
given to all who dedicated time and effort to
this project and to the process of receiving
this certification for our amazing green
building.”
For more information, please visit
www.walshcollege.edu.
Kahn Designs Award-Winning
Hospital for Aurora Health Care
AIA Recognizes Aurora and Project Team
for Use of Innovative BIM Technology in
Design and Construction
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
recently announced the 2010 recipients of
the Sixth Annual Technology in Architectural
Practice ( TAP) Building Information
Modeling (BIM) Awards. Aurora Health Care’s
newest hospital, located in Summit,
Wisconsin, received the Institute’s highest
technology honor: a Citation Award in BIM
Excellence. AIA honored recipients at a
special reception and award ceremony
recently held in Miami.
The AIA award also honored firms that
played an integral role in the planning,
design and development of this state-of-
the-art acute care facility, including Albert
Kahn Associates, Inc. (Kahn), architect;
Hammes Company, project manager; and
Mortenson Construction, as construction
manager. “A facility of this size and scope
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required an advanced team of project
management, design, and construction
professionals,” said Michael Scholl, Vice
President, Hammes Company. “High
standards were set for the team members as
we were all held accountable to deliver a
facility to exceed the expectations of Aurora
Health Care.”
BIM is a building development tool that
incorporates modeling concepts, information
technology, and software solutions to help
design and construct a building project. The
tool has grown in popularity in recent years
as it improves ease of document retrieval,
boosts communication and productivity
within a project team, and increases visibility
of the project plans. The increased visibility
allows key executives and stakeholders to
feel more in tune with a phased development
project.
“While designing this large, complex
medical center, the project team committed
to an integrated approach of proactive
communication and creative solutions with
BIM,” says Cynthia Pozolo, AIA, vice president
and director of architectural development,
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. “For us, BIM
proved to be a crucial tool to drive and
manage the overall design.”
Aurora Medical Center is an 802,000-
square-foot medical campus that includes a
medical office building and the Vince
Lombardi Cancer Clinic. The hospital
employs a full range of diagnostic and
treatment options in a facility designed to
enhance patient healing through the
utilization of natural elements, healing
gardens, and calming views. The project
team implemented several sustainable, or
“green,” elements during the design of the
facility, including a stormwater management
system and natural daylighting with
expansive windows. The resulting facility is a
vibrant medical campus that is anticipated
to direct additional economic development
within the community.
“This team was challenged with a tight,
fast-track schedule for a hospital of this size,”
said Mark Sherry, Vice President, Mortenson
Construction. “BIM merged the design
model into the construction models and
provided tangible benefits, such as concrete
lift drawings, prefabrication of mechanical
systems, and enclosure visualization. Each of
these proved critical in constructing this
top-quality facility within an extremely
accelerated schedule.”
The following firms were also recognized
in conjunction with Aurora Medical Center:
KJWW Consulting Engineers, MEP designer;
R.A. Smith National, civil engineer; Theiss
Interiors, interior designer; Mariani
Landscape Design, landscape designer;
Karlsberger, laboratory consultant; Lerch
Bates, vertical transportation consultant; and
E.F. Whitney, food service consultant.
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Greenleaf Trust Celebrates Ribbon Cutting
Greenleaf Trust, a Kalamazoo-based wealth management firm,
recently hosted a dedication event to officially mark the opening of
the Greenleaf Trust Building. Gone is the abandoned gas station at the
corner of Woodward and Maple in downtown Birmingham. In its
place, a five-story, mixed-use building established to anchor the
expansion of Greenleaf Trust in Southeast Michigan. SME worked with
Catalyst Development, LLC, CSM Group, the construction
manager, and Eckert Wordell Architecture to redevelop this
high-profile Brownfield site.
SME helped secure $1.3 million in Brownfield tax increment
financing to help defer some of the cost for redeveloping the property.
The Plymouth-based firm provided Brownfield due diligence
consulting, including environmental site assessments to assist in
liability management, as well as geotechnical engineering and
construction materials services.
SME designed an earth retention system around the proposed
building perimeter and incorporated environmental protection
features to surround the new building foundations. SME also
developed an underpinning system to support the foundations of
the adjacent restaurant so excavation would not cause movement,
and continually monitored vibrations during construction. The firm’s
materials group tested structural concrete, structural steel,
fireproofing, masonry, fluid membrane air barriers, roofing, and deck
coating.
SME also made recommendations on “green” product selection and
wrote the Brownfield credit for LEED certification. The building will be
the first in Birmingham to achieve LEED Silver Certification.
Patti Owens, managing director of Catalyst Development Co., LLC,
I N D U S T R Y N E W S
I
f you’ve bid on or are doing any work for the University of Michigan,
you may have been asked to submit a “corrective action plan” based
on your safety record. We’ve had calls from several CAM Members
wondering what to do. It seems that the U of M people who ask for
these documents aren’t very forthcoming with either why they are
being requested, or exactly what is supposed to be “corrected.” A quick
evaluation of the information you submitted should reveal the problem,
however. Take a look at your Experience Modification Rating (EMR). If it’s
over one (1), that’s a problem that should be addressed (actually if it’s
over .80 I’d be concerned). The rating is based on, among other things,
your frequency and severity of injuries.
Next, take a look at your OSHA recordable and lost work day case rates.
These are compared against industry standards ad compiled by the
bureau of labor statistics (www.bls.org). As you can see, all three items tie
in together and relate back to injuries. Regardless of what U of M is
asking, it is paramount to a successful safety program that you learn from
the past and act on it. I recently sat down with a contractor to evaluate
whether or not they were recording their injuries properly on their OSHA
300 log. With a few exceptions they were, but more importantly we
identified a hidden trend. We found that over 50 percent of their injuries
were hand injuries, and this was an industry where you might not expect
to see that. The company developed a plan to solve that problem by
getting to the root cause of the accidents and developing effective
prevention strategies. What they did, without knowing it, was to develop
a corrective action plan. It was really that simple.
The bottom line here is that whether you perform work for the
University or not, take a look at your injury history and see what you can
do, going forward, to prevent future problems. Then if you’re asked for a
“corrective action plan” you don’t have to panic - you’ll already have one.
Remember: CAMSAFETY is offering free, on-site Focus Four safety
training under our Grant from MIOSHA. To find out more about this
opportunity, or if you have questions or comments, contact me at 248-
972-1141 or at forgue@cam-online.com. You can also visit our website at
www.cam-online.com.
Joseph M. Forgue
Director of Education
& Safety Services
A Corrective Action
Plan – Be Prepared
By Joe Forgue, Director of Education & Safety Services
SAFETY TOOL KIT
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said: “SME is the first development partner I
call whenever Catalyst sets out to identify a
new building site. The value their team
brings to all of our projects is measured in
our pre-construction preparedness for
whatever conditions exist on site, the quality
of solutions we undertake to both clean up a
site and to ready it for a new building and the
actual dollars we add to the bottom line as a
result of SME’s knowledge, expertise and
customer-centered service delivery model.
SME continuously assumes an unwritten
leadership position within the development
team, working every day to assure this owner
of their commitment to a successful project
from beginning to end.”
For more information, visit us at
www.sme-usa.com.
Strategies for Launching a
Handyman Division
Handyman Marketing is offering a
contractor’s marketing plan of action specif-
ically developed for contractors who want to
increase their business and profits by
establishing a Handyman Division. The plan
is designed to deliver excellent marketing
results on a small budget.
The printed materials for the Contractor’s
Plan of Action are available from Handyman
Marketing, a business based in Des Plaines,
IL. The materials form the basis of the one
and only integrated Handyman Advertising
& Marketing Campaign, ready for
contractors to distribute in 30 days or less.
The materials are practical, proven and
guaranteed to boost profits, customer
loyalty and dramatically increase the
contractor’s new Handyman Division sales.
The plan of action shows six ways of “how,
when, and where” to distribute the printed
materials in order to reach homeowners and
the contractor’s customer base. The step-by-
step Marketing Material Distribution
Blueprint has been fine-tuned through
experience and proven to work.
Mitchell Glaser, a Northwestern University
graduate, consulted with marketing
specialists to develop the Handyman action
plan. “Now that the real estate business is
down in many areas, it only seems logical for
residential and commercial contractors to
take advantage of this new business
opportunity. They have all the skilled
employees, equipment and business
experience to ‘just do it’ – now,” said Glaser.
For further information contact
Handyman Marketing, 1140 Howard Ave.,
Des Plaines, IL 60018, phone (800) 383-2098,
handymanmarketing@yahoo.com.
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girls donned hard hats and learned the value of ‘sweat equity’
with hands-on construction work. The Detroit and Lansing
NAWIC Chapters, Oakland Community College Construction
Management Program, and Womencenter, sponsored this year’s
“Mentoring a Girl in Construction (MAGIC) Camp.”
From July 12 – 16 students learned the basics in an
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carpentry, plumbing, operating tools and
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floor, toilet and a window was used for the
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MAGIC Camp was the inspiration of
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Executive Director of MAGIC, a member
of the Sugarloaf Georgia Chapter of
NAWIC, and president of Precision
Tapping, Inc. “It has been so much fun to be
here and see how this camp runs,” said
Connor. “We have 20 camps going on across
the U.S. this year. Last year we reached 450 girls.
To actually get to see other camps is an awesome
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This year’s students in the NAWIC Detroit MAGIC Camp were:
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Kindall Baisden, Xavier Vance, and Charlene Coutteau.
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S
uccessful companies don’t allow their
business plan to collect dust on the
shelf. With its agile and savvy
response to market trends, it’s no
wonder Shelving, Inc. is celebrating 50 years of
successful operation. Using its storage and
shelving products to optimize the use of space
for clients, the Auburn Hills-based firm is
thriving in a down economy by making wise
use of a contemporary form of space:
cyberspace. Shelving, Inc. has set up shop in
that new Mall of America called the Internet
and is taking advantage of the vast opportu-
nities of E-commerce.
When Jack Schodowski began the company
in December 1960, the Internet was literally
something in outer space, having been initially
developed – according to WikiAnswers - as part
of the Soviet Union’s launch of the first Sputnik
satellite in 1957. Back on Earth, Detroit and the
automotive industry were booming, and Jack
Schodowski decided to leave his position as
sales representative for Interlake Steel, one of
the largest manufacturers of steel racks and
slotted angle shelving in the country, to launch
his own custom industrial shelving enterprise.
“He wanted to control his own destiny,” said his
son and current company president, Joe
Schodowski.
The firm’s first office was located on Riopelle
in Detroit’s warehouse district now east of GM’s
World Headquarters. The senior Schodowski
made “sales calls on automotive manufacturers
and their suppliers the old-fashioned way –
door-to-door and face-to-face,” said
Schodowski. “He was so excited getting his first
order he left the customer’s office without the
purchase order.”
This is only one of many company stories of
this successful second-generation family
business that has survived five recessions and
the Great Recession. “We have thrived because
M E M B E R F E A T U R E
Reaching the Top Shelf
Shelving, Inc. Celebrates 50 Years in Business
By Mary E. Kremposky Photo By
Associate Editor Marci Christian
Pictured (left to right): Joan Aiello (Secretary), Jim Aiello (VP Marketing), John Schodowski (VP Operations), Joe Schodowski (President),
Mike Schodowski (VP Sales), Helen Schodowski (Founder) and Jack Schodowski (Founder).
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we don’t cut corners,” said Schodowski. “We
have never provided a shelving or rack system
that has failed under weight stresses. We
engineer our shelving systems to meet and
exceed our customer’s storage capacities and
specifications. Plus, we don’t under-spec our
products just to win a job.”
A commitment to quality, the ability to
deliver and a strong work ethic permeates the
company whose leadership includes: John
Schodowski, vice president of operations; Mike
Schodowski, vice president of sales; and Jim
Aiello, a brother-in-law who is vice president of
marketing for this growing enterprise with 15
full-time and five part-time employees.
GROWING THE BUSINESS
With knowledge, ambition, and a large
contact base, the senior Schodowski grew the
business, hiring a sales force and a cadre of well-
trained fabricators and installers. “He took on
more inventory and opened up a warehouse on
Grand River Avenue in Detroit in 1963, followed
by a larger warehouse on West Chicago
Boulevard in 1968,” said Schodowski. Shelving,
Inc. then established a warehouse in Auburn
Hills in 1978 and constructed a two-story office
in 1994 to accommodate its growing staff.
The 1990s saw the continuation of Shelving,
Inc.’s long history of success, and marked the
entrance of another business-savvy family
member into the company fold. Matriarch
Helen Schodowski took over as president,
earning accolades as Woman Business Owner
of the Year from the National Association of
Women Business Owners. She steered the
company through the beginning of its
transition from a predominately automotive
clientele to a more diversified customer base.
For most of its years in business, the
company serviced the booming automotive
supply market in Detroit’s heyday. The firm’s
pallets, racks and shelves were stacked with the
raw materials, engines and heavy-duty engine
parts that were the glory of the Motor City’s
automotive empire. “For the first 40 years, the
automotive market, including manufacturers
and their supplier base, was probably 90
percent of our business,” said Schodowski.
“Now, it is less than 10 percent of our business.”
Shelving, Inc. began preparing for the shift
well before the recent economic meltdown
and the resulting cataclysmic corporate “car
accident” led to the bankruptcy of GM and
Chrysler and the closing of dealerships. “In
1998, Chrysler was 20 percent of our business
and now they are less than one percent of our
business,” said Schodowski.
Shelving, Inc. began knocking on the doors
of hospitals, universities, law enforcement, and
government offices to diversify its markets.
The firm began a parallel effort to expand its
goods and services. “In the 1960s, we were a
one-product company,” said Schodowski. “Now
our 450-page catalog has over 15,000
products, all of which relate to storage and
material handling. With shelving as our core,
our line has blossomed into many different
types of shelving products from wire and
plastic to wood, metal and pallet shelving.” As
the end result, Shelving, Inc. now supplies
heavy-duty shelving, racks, wire shelving,
lockers and other storage equipment to
restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, retail
stores, distributions centers, government
facilities, and military installations.
One of the largest orders was supplying
pallet racking for the 1-million-square-foot
Steelcase distribution center in Grand Rapids.
“This was a large seven figure project for us,
and we completed the design, engineering,
materials and installation on time and under
budget,” said Schodowski. The client supplies a
floor plan with building column locations. As
maestros of optimal space utilization, Shelving,
Inc.’s job is to layout an arrangement of
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efficiently storing as much product as possible.
“We’re in the storage and organization
business,” said Schodowski. “Our motto is
‘Making Space Work Better.’”
In addition, the firm created a more efficient
space planning and storage system for the
University of Michigan Press by inserting high-
density shelving into the workspace. Shelving,
Inc. also supplied several thousand lockers for
Beaumont Hospital’s campus expansion in
Royal Oak. “We were the low bidder, and we
also completed that project on time and under
budget,” he said.
GOING ONLINE, B2B, B2C
The year 2000 was a watershed year in
Shelving, Inc.’s corporate history. The new
millennium marked the entrance of Joseph
Schodowski as president and the launch of
www.Shelving.com, a business-to-business
website created to generate sales leads. The
company’s reach expanded from a 200-mile
radius surrounding Detroit and covering seven
to nine counties in Southeast Michigan to a
national enterprise extending into every
corner of America. “Going online opened up
our markets geographically,” said Schodowski.
“Up until 2000, 99 percent of our business was
in Southeast Michigan. In 2000, we began
getting sales calls from Florida and New York.
Only two years later, the company entered
the world of E-commerce and took its first
online order from a New York firm. “In 2002, we
converted www.Shelving.com into an E-
commerce site by actually offering our
products for sale online,” said Schodowski.
“People loved it.” Shelving, Inc. enjoyed a 25
percent increase in sales from 2001 to 2002.
Overall, the company more than doubled its
sales in the next eight years.
Today, a staff person at Shelving, Inc.
monitors a bank of four different computers,
encircling her desk in an arc of PCs and
delivering Shelving, Inc.’s products to millions
of homes, businesses, and institutions across
the country. “The top four states for our
business are the most populous states, namely
New York, California, Texas and Florida,” said
Schodowski.
In September 2007, the company
launched a second website at
www.TheShelvingStore.com, a business-to-
consumer site that has already serviced home
businesses, interior designers, consumers and
several law firms. “It’s the best part of our
business,” said Schodowski. “It has experienced
double-digit growth and accounts for a third of
our total revenue. We also have a storefront on
East 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights to meet
the storage needs of the consumer market.”
Going online expanded the company’s
customer base. Orders range from providing
lockers to a well-known fashion line called Vera
Bradley to supplying TA-50 Military Readiness
Lockers to Fort Bragg for troop deployment.
Shelving, Inc. even received an order from the
USS Iwo Jima, a marine carrier plying the
Atlantic. “The commander placed an order over
a ship-to-shore radio requesting special racks
for storing undisclosed products on the ship,”
said Schodowski. “We had to ensure that the
racking system components were delivered to
the naval port in Virginia within a three-day
window while the ship was in port and before
it went back out to sea.”
Another client was a microbiologist at
Harvard University. “We designed a shelving
system for his computer work area that had to
hold seven computer monitors, as well as space
for his two cats who could then be near him
while he did his research,” said Schodowski. In
addition, the IRS hired Shelving, Inc. to design a
mobile aisle shelving system to store records
and files. “The high-density shelving storage
system was installed in a highly secured work
area requiring our installation crew to undergo
security background checks,” recalled
Schodowski.
Out-of-state Internet sales remained the
same and even rose during the recent Great
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Recession. But overall sales declined, “because
the local market took such a dive,” said
Schodowski. Despite Michigan’s rough
economy, Shelving, Inc. was able to post a
record year in revenue in 2008 and a record
year in profitability in 2009. “Despite lower
revenue from 2008, we cut our operating
expenses to a level that made us more
profitable,” said Schodowski.
Shelving, Inc. has a knack for turning
obstacles into opportunities. With the high
number of companies downsizing their
facilities, Shelving, Inc. now focuses a portion of
its work on “supplying labor services to tear
down existing storage systems and then move,
design and rearrange the systems to optimally
fit the downsized facilities,” said Schodowski.
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
At the half-century mark, Shelving, Inc. is
continuing its explorations in cyberspace. “In
the future, I see us building more niche E-
commerce sites,” said Schodowski. “We are
going to design a new site called
www.ShelvingandRack.com, which focuses on
industrial shelving and racking for commercial
and industrial customers.” Shelving, Inc. is
essentially organizing its presence in
cyberspace with three different websites
targeting different markets.
The company will also be launching new
product lines on www.Shelving.com in its
quest to make the website the ultimate go to
place for all things shelving. “We are
redesigning www.Shelving.com to appeal to
both commercial and residential customers,”
said Schodowski. They are also developing a
product line devoted to “green” or environ-
mentally friendly shelving that may include
recycled plastic bins, bamboo shelving, and
shelves coated with low VOC paint.
“We have been ‘making space work better’
with our shelving, racks, lockers and other
storage equipment since 1960,” said
Schodowski. “We will continue to focus our
efforts on being the best provider of shelving
and storage equipment to our customers no
matter where they are located. With the E-
commerce sites we manage, our sales team,
installation crew and our engineering
expertise, we can design, engineer, and install
just about any size project – large or small –
that requires better utilization of space.”
New customers include the battery
manufacturing plants beginning to set up
shop in Michigan. Shelving, Inc. continues to
supply school and hospital projects for local
contractors, as well as service the needs of
contractors, themselves. “The properly
designed shelving system will not fail under
weight stresses and will allow a contractor to
store their tools, materials and supplies safely
and neatly,” said Schodowski. “They know
exactly where everything is and what their
supply levels are without requiring an
expensive and sophisticated bar code system.”
Celebrating 50 years in the space utilization
business, Shelving, Inc. seemingly offers every
shelf, rack and locker system known. Shelving,
Inc.’s 15,000-square-foot warehouse in Auburn
Hills contains shelves with a capital S. The
massive, modular and stackable units have the
ability to create a mezzanine within a building.
Closet shelving efficiently stores tools or
clothes, while pallet shelving can store 8,000
pounds of materials. Shelves from the wall-
mounted to freestanding, from decorative to
the industrial, and from wood to wire and glass
fill the warehouse with every organizational
system devised under the sun and now listed
online. Clearly, Shelving, Inc. is the place to go
to attain the Holy Grail of organization: a place
for everything and everything in its place.
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has restored a classic space within one
of the most prominent buildings in
Detroit’s Cultural Center. With its decorative
cornices and tall windows encased in an
ornamental bronze grille, the long-vacant
library within the Horace H. Rackham
Education Memorial Building has been
brought back to life as an appealing study
hall for Wayne State University’s Department
of Communication Sciences & Disorders
(CSD).
Working with JW Design, Royal Oak, as
architect and Strategic Energy Solutions,
Berkley, as engineer, Evangelista Corporation
inserted contemporary infrastructure into
this second-floor study space, while
preserving the former library’s Art Deco
elements. The same project team undertook
the conversion of a Rackham kitchen and
cafeteria into a state-of-the-art Hearing
Sciences Laboratory. WSU leases the entire
wing of this grand old building from the
University of Michigan as clinical and
classroom space for both CSD and the
Psychology Department.
CITY BEAUTIFUL
Designed by Harley, Ellington and Day in
the 1930s, the Rackham Building rises across
Farnsworth from the Detroit Institute of Arts
and near the Detroit Public Library. All three
buildings form the Cultural Center Historic
District placed on the U.S National Register
of Historic Places in 1983. All three were
created in the first half of the 20th Century
as part of the City Beautiful movement, a
grand vision to inspire social harmony and
civic virtue through the creation of
monumental and beautiful buildings.
The building’s namesake was one of the
original stockholders of Ford Motor
Company. “Henry Ford and other leaders
used to hold meetings in the building in the
1940s,” said Vince Pulsinelli, Evangelista
project manager and superintendent. The
Rackham Building contains storied but now
unused spaces, including a former bowling
alley, a poolroom, and a large auditorium.
“The auditorium is unbelievable,” said
Pulsinelli. “It is like a small Fox Theater. At
one time, the library, itself, was one of the
focal points of the building.”
Today, the former library inspires CSD
students to excel in the disciplines of
speech-language pathology and audiology.
Modest in square footage but grand in
height, the 25-foot-tall study space has a
mezzanine and a main room now with Wi Fi
access and a host of new technologies
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threaded through its plaster walls and
ceilings. Flexible, functional, charming and
elegant, Evangelista’s renovation of this
jewel of a study hall has given CSD faculty
and students a great place to work and
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ENTERING THE 21ST CENTURY
Evangelista launched the project in late
May 2009 with demolition of old shelving,
woodwork and carpeting. Another step in
the renovation was inserting contemporary
infrastructure without marring the room’s
appearance.
The Evangelista crew worked behind the
scenes – or actually above and below – to
hide all wiring and conduit. The Evangelista
crew worked above and walked across the
plaster ceiling to thread all the wiring for
wall sconces, light fixtures, operable blinds,
and a projection system and screen into the
new study hall. “We actually walked right on
top of the plaster ceilings, and sometimes
crawled, to fish the wiring down the wall,”
said Pulsinelli. “Back in those days, the
plaster was thick, almost an inch-and-a-half,
and the ceiling solidly built with lathe and
black iron.”
Installing the electrical floor mounts
entailed a repeat performance within the
ceiling space of the first-floor lobby. “We
crawled on our hands and knees to get
under the lobby’s plaster ceiling,” said
Pulsinelli.
Thanks to the intrepid crew, this historic
room is now serviced with contemporary
infrastructure, including a row of window
shades that rise and fall in sync. The only
remotely visible piece of infrastructure is a
new sprinkler system composed of small,
discreet circles in the ceiling that release and
“pop down” in the event of a fire.
PAST MEETS PRESENT
The hall is a study in the classic character
of historical buildings. The Evangelista team
of trade contractors repaired the stately row
of tall, narrow windows, replacing several
broken panes of glass and cleaning the
bronze interior mullions by hand with a
special solution, said Pusinelli. These elegant
windows draw in natural light and offer a
wonderful view of the Art Deco bronze grille
covering the window exterior. The
decorative abstract floral pattern is repeated
in the newly cleaned and restored
mezzanine railing.
The Evangelista team also restored the
function and character of the main room’s
original lights by disassembling, rewiring,
Evangelista Corporation brought this long-vacant
library back to life as a study hall for Wayne State
University’s Department of Communication
Sciences & Disorders.
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listening closely to the needs of our clients.
We maintain excellent communication with
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progress through each phase of construction.
Our experience over the past 15 years gives
Evangelista Corporation the ability to
transform ideas, plans and specifications into
successful building projects.
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resemble metal with complementary vertical
bands of turquoise and coral. The second is a
decorative strip dividing the mezzanine and
main ceilings with a geometric pattern in
varied hues of green. “They wanted to use the
cornice and decorative strip as a focal point of
are a vast improvement over the 2 x 4
fluorescent fixtures formerly in place.
Evangelista also cleaned, but left
untouched, two bands of decorative painting
from the 1930s. The first band is the main
room’s ornamental plaster cornice painted to
and cleaning the metal fixtures. “The light
fixtures didn’t work at all,” said Pulsinelli.
“We removed the old-style wiring, and then
rewired the lights and installed new lamps.”
New pendant fixtures in the mezzanine
complement the original light fixtures and
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The 25-foot-tall study space has a mezzanine and a main
room with Wi Fi access and a host of new technologies
threaded through its plaster walls and ceilings.
Conversion of a former cafeteria into a lab
included removal and restoration of the
original wood wainscoting and
its installation in Cacace’s office.
Anthony Cacace, Ph.D., CCC-A, one of the
leading authorities on tinnitus research in the
country, is now conducting cutting-edge
research in this newly renovated laboratory.
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the room,” said Pulsinelli.
Contemporary materials, colors and
patterns, such as those in the new carpeting,
complement these original elements.
Contemporary insertions also bring their
own functionality and flair to the study
space. Clustered panels of white marking
boards have replaced old wooden
bookshelves. DIRRT panels have replaced
old bookshelves with backlit panels,
illuminating the lovely leaf patterns of these
turquoise-colored glass and acrylic panels.
In one instance, Evangelista altered the
actual space by inserting a new dividing wall
to carve out a small conference room. As in
the main spaces, new carpeting and a new
coat of paint complete the transformation.
Marrying the old and the new, Evangelista
worked an original wheel-shaped light
fixture into a standard acoustical ceiling.
Of the study room overall, “It is wonderful
and incredibly flexible,” said Jean Andruski,
chair of the Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders. “The students use it
for study, and we use it for different
seminars, while the new conference room is
used for faculty meetings. The psychology
department has even borrowed the study
space from us for training seminars.”
New tenure-track faculty even delivered
presentations in the newly renovated
facility. This unique and newly renovated
enclave aids the department in attracting
quality faculty and students. “It is really an
appealing space,” Andruski added. “We show
it off to everybody we can. It is really one of
those things that sets us apart.”
In the study hall’s elevator lobby,
Evangelista added to the facility’s historical
character by refurbishing the former library’s
old wood card catalogue, a shelving unit
composed of dozens of small cubbies once
filled with the well-thumbed index cards
commonly used by libraries across the globe
before the computer age. Evangelista worked
throughout the summer and finished in late
September 2009 on this distinctive study
space, as well as miscellaneous flooring
installation and painting for miscellaneous
stairways and hallways.
FROM KITCHEN TO LABORATORY
Evangelista worked concurrently on the
conversion of a former kitchen and cafeteria
into a lower-level laboratory. Anthony
Cacace, Ph.D., CCC-A, one of the leading
authorities on tinnitus research in the
country, is now conducting cutting-edge
research in this former eatery.
The room was in terrible disarray before
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research for publication. In the future,
students in the newly renovated study hall
may be reading research results generated
in the laboratory below them.
As part of the renovation, Evangelista
removed and restored the old wood
wainscoting on the perimeter of the former
cafeteria and re-installed it in Cacace’s office.
“It wasn’t in great condition,” said Pusinelli,
“but we fixed it up to retain some of the old
flavor of the building.” Added Cacace, “They
did a nice job.” Of the lab itself, Cacace is
equally pleased. “Now students have a nice
place to work,” he added.
The opening of the new study hall and
Cacace laboratory in late January 2010 was
music to the ears of the Department of
Communication Sciences & Disorders. The
project is also a testament to the skill of
Evangelista Corporation. News must travel,
for the company is already hard at work
remodeling the Music Department in Old
Main, as well as a lower-level coffee shop in
the Student Activities Building, and an
elevator project in the adjacent Education
Building, according to Mark A. Evangelista,
P.E., president of the company. Gaining more
projects is always a sound reward for a job
well done.
RACKHAM LIBRARY AND CACACE
LABORATORY SUBCONTRACTORS:
• DIRTT Panels – American Interiors,
Wixom
• Glazing – Glasco Corp., Detroit
• Flooring, Marble Sills New and
Restored – Contract Design Group,
Royal Oak
• Doors and Hardware – LaForce, Inc.,
Troy
• Painting – Skylite Painting Co., Livonia
• Motorized Shades – Drapery by
Ernest, Inkster
• Plumbing – Western Mechanical,
Clinton Township
• Fire Protection – Tri-Star Fire
Protection, Plymouth
• HVAC – Western Mechanical,
Clinton Township
• Electrical – LeCom Electric, Inc.,
Roseville
• Selective Demolition, Carpentry,
Acoustical Ceilings – Evangelista
Corporation, New Hudson
Subcontractors and professional consultants
listed in this feature are identified by the
general contractor, architect or owner.
used to conduct national research on a
cutting-edge method of suppressing
tinnitus called trans-cranial magnetic
stimulation. “There are very few people in
the country and only a couple places in the
world that use this method of stimulating
the brain to suppress tinnitus,” said Cacace.
Cacace is on the brink of submitting his
the Evangelista team took over and
renovated the 800-square-foot space by
interior demolition and installation of new
drywall ceilings and walls. The newly
renovated space now houses two specialty
sound-treated testing booths (both outside
of Evangelista’s scope of work) that aid in a
number of research initiatives. One booth is
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Saving Face
J.C. Beal Construction
Preserves Historic Façade
By Mary E. Kremposky, Associate Editor
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J.C. Beal Construction, Inc., a Detroit and Ann Arbor-based
general contracting and construction management firm well-versed in
historic preservation, has managed the ultimate restoration feat:
preserving an ornate façade but demolishing the actual building, or in
this case, buildings. A vital piece of Detroit’s history is now preserved
as part of a project Olympia Development began in the summer of
2009. With J.C. Beal Construction’s expertise, the project delicately
preserved the façade of the historic Fine Arts Building located at 44
West Adams Avenue on Grand Circus Park in the heart of Detroit’s
sports and entertainment district.
Constructed in 1905, the Fine Arts Building is one of the earliest
commercial building designs of Louis Kamper, the famed Detroit
architect who designed the Book Cadillac Hotel, the Book Building,
and the Cadillac Square Building, as well as many prominent
residences in Indian Village and other Detroit neighborhoods.
“Historic preservation is extremely important,” said Atanas Ilitch,
president of Olympia Development, in a prepared statement. “After
careful study in conjunction with well-known authorities in building
preservation, construction and architecture, including the Detroit
Historic Commission and Preservation Wayne, we were confident that
the façade of the historic Fine Arts Building could be preserved. The
façade ultimately will be integrated into a new development that will
occupy the site at some point in the future.”
The façade essentially fronts two buildings in direct alignment
behind the now preserved building face. “The Fine Arts Building was
linked to the Adams Theatre below grade and via an upper-level
skywalk,” said Fred J. Beal, president of J.C. Beal Construction, Inc. Only
an alley separated the two buildings with the Adams Theatre facing
West Elizabeth St. and the Fine Arts Building fronting Adams.
Totaling 175,000 square feet, both buildings were in extremely poor
and structurally unsound condition. As of late 2008, the floor systems
had greatly deteriorated and the roofs had collapsed over large areas
of both buildings.
While the Adams Avenue or Fine Arts Building Façade retained
considerable historic character, the structures themselves had been
determined through careful study to be unsalvageable on any
reasonable economic basis. J.C. Beal Construction, Inc. undertook the
intricate task of securing the Fine Arts Building Façade along Adams,
and then separating and removing the remainder of the buildings
from the facade, based on plans and specifications prepared by
SmithGroup Incorporated, Detroit; American Structural Engineers,
PLLC, Grosse Pte. Woods; and J.C. Beal Construction Inc.
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This historic photo (above) shows the Fine Arts Building in its full glory.
A series of 66-foot-deep caissons and a massive
steel frame hold the ornate façade in place.
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Information courtesy of J.C. Beal
Construction, Inc. and Olympia Development
FINE ARTS FAÇADE CONSULTANTS AND
SUBCONTRACTORS
• Survey & Monitoring – Dr. Edward J.
Water & Associates, Twinsburg, OH
• Structural Engineering – American
Structural Engineers, Grosse Pte. Woods
• Demolition – Adamo Group, Detroit
• Caissons – Toledo Caisson
Corporation, Ottawa Lake
• Fencing – Shamrock Fence Company,
Southgate
• Concrete – B&B Concrete Placement
Corp., Romulus
• Waterproofing – Akins Construction,
Inc., Sterling Heights
• Structural & Misc. Steel – Nelson Iron
Works, Detroit
• Carpentry, Salvage & Minor Façade
Demo – Beal, Inc., Detroit
The commitment of Olympia
Development, the historic preservation
expertise of J.C. Beal Construction, and the
skill of a host of trade contractors have
preserved this ornate façade for future
generations and created a great
redevelopment space in Detroit. “This façade
preservation will maintain the character of
the streetscape and neighborhood, which
dates back more than 100 years,” said llitch.
The façade stabilization system was
anchored by a series of 66-foot-deep caissons
carefully drilled through the sidewalk by
Toledo Caisson Corp., Ottawa Lake, and a
massive steel frame fabricated and erected by
Nelson Iron Works, Detroit. Beal Incorporated
prepared the façade for this work, securing
and/or removing loose materials, and Adamo
Group, Detroit, undertook the separation of
the façade from the rest of the structures, and
the mass demolition of both buildings. Other
participants in the project were Shamrock
Fence Company, Inc., Southgate, and B & B
Concrete Placement Corp., Inc., Romulus.
Among the special challenges faced by the
project team was the façade’s poor condition
and the presence of significant amounts of
asbestos-containing materials throughout
the buildings. However, the project went
extremely well, primarily due to the great
teamwork exhibited by all involved. The $2
million dollar Fine Arts Façade Stabilization &
Fine Arts Building / Adams Theatre
Demolition project took five months and was
completed on Sept. 15, 2009.
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Beal Incorporated prepared the façade for the
delicate operation. Adamo Group separated
the façade and demolished the two buildings.
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“The insulation made the building look
brand new, and the resulting energy
efficiency is why this building leased over
any other building on a block lined with ‘For
Lease’ signs,” said Yurich. “It was the same
story with another 100,000-square-foot
building we recently insulated. In today’s
insulate the building, he would have had to
spend $70,000 more in HVAC equipment to
cool the building,” said Gary D. Yurich, CBR
president.
As shown by this Livonia retrofit,
commercial realtors can more readily lease
an insulated and energy-efficient building.
I
nsulating your business from high-energy
costs is the business of Commercial
Building & Retrofit, Inc. (CBR). The Troy-
based firm has been unrolling the white
carpet – 45 million square feet of
polypropylene-faced fiberglass to be exact –
for over 30 years. More than a product, CBR
installs a tightly sealed insulation system
that has saved industrial buildings, sports
facilities, and school gymnasiums in
Michigan, and across the nation, a
cumulative $15.7 million dollars in heating
costs a year. The savings mount to well over
$100 million over the course of its three
decades of operation. Add another cool
$15.7 million in air-conditioning savings for
a grand total of $31.4 million extra dollars in
the coffers of its clients every year – dollars
available for business expansion rather than
paying high utility bills.
CBR’s most recent project was the result of
a commercial realtor discovering the firm in
CAM’s Buyers Guide. As a result, CBR spent
the early summer of 2010 installing three
inches of R-10 fiberglass insulation in an
existing 100,000-square-foot industrial
facility in Livonia. The insulation is working
its magic by immediately saving the
building occupant $70,000 through
reducing the tonnage needed to air-
condition this large space. “If he didn’t
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CBR installs a tightly sealed insulation system that has saved industrial buildings, sports facilities,
and school gymnasiums in Michigan – and across the nation – a cumulative $15.7 million dollars in
heating costs a year.
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conditioned air, and that is the source of your
energy savings.
“Insulation really is a technical field,”
continued Yurich. “Our whole system is
installed in a professional manner, creating an
energy-efficient building and a quiet and
comfortable work environment. Noise
reverberates through the whole industrial
facility. The insulation absorbs sound,
knocking the noise level down by 50
percent.”
Besides industrial buildings, CBR has
installed its insulation system in tennis
clubs, sports facilities, airplane hangars,
warehouses, and manufacturing facilities
across the country. In Michigan, CBR has
performed work for universities, the
State of Michigan, and Oakland County.
“We have installed insulated steel panels
for Oakland County maintenance
buildings,” said Yurich. “We also
insulated all of the gymnasiums for the
Fraser School District. It brightened the
gymnasiums up and quieted their
buildings down, plus the schools
obtained a huge energy savings from it
all.”
One of CBR’s large insulation projects
was a metal framed fabric structure at an
indoor tennis facility in Steamboat
Springs, Colorado. Another large project
was insulating 3 million square feet of
buildings throughout the United States for
the Pioneer Seed Company, an Iowa-
headquartered firm owned by DOW
Chemical. “They turn metal buildings into
coolers to keep the seed at 55 degrees or less,
enabling Pioneer to store seeds for almost
three years,” said Yurich. “In case of drought,
they are never without seed the following
year.”
Preparing for an energy-efficient future
and saving cost now is what CBR is all about.
“I offer five- to10-year warranties and have
jobs from 1984 that are just as good as the
day I installed the system,” said Yurich.
“Twenty-five years from now, this insulation
system will have paid for itself five to ten
times over.”
Insulation may not have the buzz of solar,
wind or other new technologies, but this
energy-efficient workhorse of the green
marketplace has the ability to save significant
dollars and dramatically slash the energy
usage of buildings across America.
CBR’s tightly sealed system blankets a
building – and with its tremendous reduction
in utility usage – virtually issues the building
tenant or owner a blank check for thousands
of dollars in annual savings.
he installed it incorrectly and developed a
condensation problem. It was raining inside
his building, because the warm air entered
the seams in the insulation and condensation
formed between the insulation and the roof
sheet. We installed a test area for him, and
once he saw our work, it was a done deal.”
First, the CBR crew attaches a series of
hanger clips that support rows of tubes over
the entire ceiling. Working with a team of two
people on two separate lifts, one team
threads or feeds the insulation roll over the
top of one tube while the second team pulls
the roll as taut as a well-installed tarp. After
pulling the rolls, the crew starts cutting, fitting
and seaming the insulation together with
staples every three inches on center. “This
building is 300 feet long, so there is a
thousand staples in every run,” said Yurich.
The crew fastens the insulation ends,
makes precision cuts around trusses and
other ceiling obstacles followed by stapling
the insulation into place. “Attention to detail
is critical in insulating a building,” said Yurich.
CBR has thoroughly trained crews of
employees. “We do not subcontract our work
out to other people to install,” he added.
This tight, protective thermal barrier
prevents heat from leaving in winter and
radiant heat from pushing into the building
in summer. “With tightly sealed insulation,
you only heat or cool the building one time,”
said Yurich. “Every time the HVAC comes on
after the first initial heating or cooling, it is
replacing lost heat or lost cooling. A properly
installed insulation system stops the loss of
market, if someone is looking for a building,
they are looking for one that has a clean look
and is energy efficient.”
Amazing savings in cost and energy are
available for the insulation savvy. “It costs
about .70 cents a square-foot to heat this
100,000-square-foot building,” said Yurich.
“With insulation, the building can be heated
for .35 cents a square-foot. You’re talking a
minimum $35,000 dollars in savings every
single year. If you put in more insulation, the
savings are even larger.”
The typical payback is under five years
for heating and 2.5 years for both
heating and cooling a building. With a
2.5-year payback, a company with a ten-
year lease will enjoy 7.5 years of income
from investing in an insulation system.
“Seven-and-a-half years of saving
$35,000 to $70,000 a year is not chump
change,” said Yurich. “It’s big money.”
Clearly, insulation will help lower
actual business overhead. “Everyone is
looking for ways to cut their overhead to
be competitive,” said Yurich. “This is a
way to reduce your energy costs and to
cut your overhead at no risk.”
Insulation is that rare animal that
never fails to provide a return on
investment. Unlike investing in the
stock market, insulation offers a
guaranteed return on investment. “This is
the only investment with zero risk,” said
Yurich. “You cannot lose money on insulating
your building.”
As an added bonus, federal energy tax
credits and DTE utility rebates aid the cause
of energy-conscious building owners. The
federal initiative provides .60 cents a square-
foot energy tax credit for energy-saving
insulation, lighting and HVAC systems.
Despite these tantalizing benefits, Yurich
estimates less than five percent of industrial
buildings are properly insulated, presenting a
tremendous opportunity to boost the energy
efficiency of our nation’s industrial building
stock. Roofing standards for new
construction have a higher thermal value, but
billions of square feet of existing industrial
buildings are basically heating the outdoors.
A TIGHTLY STITCHED QUILT
CBR’s ceiling insulation at the Livonia
facility resembles a tightly stitched quilt of
white fabric. Without a tight seal, warm air
will enter the breaks in the insulation and will
condense as it enters the cold air space of the
roof sheet. “The owner of this facility
originally tried to insulate the building
himself,” said Yurich. “It didn’t work, because
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“Clearly, insulation will
help lower actual business
overhead. Everyone is
looking for ways to cut
their overhead to be
competitive...this is a way
to reduce your energy
costs and to cut your
overhead at no risk.”
– Gary D. Yurich, CBR president
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claims made by the subcontractor’s
employees against the GC.
• Additional Insured for Ongoing and
Completed Operations: The contract can
specify that the GC be made an additional
insured for ongoing operations to cover
those hazards at the jobsite. As there is
often significant exposure to claims that
arise after the work has been done, it’s
advisable to include a provision in the
contract that also names the GC as an
additional insured for completed
operations. This covers the scenario in
“Example 2.”
• Waiver of Subrogation: The contract
can specify that a ‘waiver of subrogation’
clause be added to the General Liability,
Auto and Workers’ Compensation policies in
favor of the GC. This clause provides that the
subcontractor’s insurer would have no right
to recovery from the GC or its insurer, for the
GC’s negligence. For builder’s risk and
installation floaters, the waiver is usually
limited to losses covered by insurance.
• Insurance Requirements & Limits: The
contract can require what kind of insurance
the subcontractor must carry and set the
corresponding limits that must be
purchased.
- Limits should be carefully evaluated so
that they cover anticipated risks
associated with the subcontractor’s
services.
- Consider contractually requiring the
coverage to be placed with an
appropriate carrier, perhaps specifying
that a carrier has an excellent rating from
on the GC’s loss history.
Some elements of Contractual Risk
Transfer include the following:
• Written and Executed Contract: In most
states, the respective rights and obligations
of parties are determined through a written
contract before the work begins. In turn, this
is an insurance policy prerequisite in order
for that contract to be considered an
“insured contract.” Unless there is an
“insured contract” in place before the work
begins it is unlikely that there will be
effective and enforceable risk transfer under
the parties’ insurance policies.
Contracts should clearly identify the
parties so that there is no dispute as to
which parties are entitled to enforce the
rights, responsibilities and obligations
provided by the contract. In addition, the
project, work and price should be clearly
specified to eliminate any claims that the
terms are ambiguous. The goal is to
eliminate any ambiguity that will defeat the
parties’ intent concerning risk transfer.
• Indemnification and Liability: Subject
to state law, standard (and enforceable)
contractual risk transfer provisions include
these basic elements:
- Specifying that the subcontractor is liable
to the GC for losses caused by the GC’s
negligence; and
- Requiring the subcontractor to indemnify,
defend and hold harmless the GC from
and against all claims, losses, costs, fines,
damages or other liabilities arising from
the subcontractor’s activities.
The contract should specify that
these provisions apply to personal injury
C
ontractors enter into contracts with
other parties every day. Some
states require that certain
contractors maintain safe working
conditions and control hazardous
exposures. In some cases, states allow
contractors to transfer risk to downstream
subcontractors via a contract, so that the
party with the most direct control over the
hazard causing a loss bears the financial
responsibility for that loss. Whether a
General Contractor (GC) or primarily a trade
subcontractor, Contractual Risk Transfer is an
important component to consider in a
contractor’s operation.
Before getting into the elements of
Contractual Risk Transfer, let’s look at the
difference it can make in two different
claims scenarios.
Example 1:
AGC building a private home
subcontracted to a roofing contractor
without using a written contract. An
employee of the subcontractor fell on the
job and was injured. Without contractual
indemnification rights in place, the GC’s
insurer might pay a sizeable claim
settlement, potentially resulting in higher
insurance premiums for the GC.
Example 2:
AGC subcontracted construction of a
walkway to a concrete contractor, using a
written contract containing Contractual Risk
Transfer provisions. A pedestrian fell and
was injured on the walkway. Based on the
indemnification and other contract
provisions, the claim would be handled by
the subcontractor’s insurer, having no effect
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status can be required on a primary and
non-contributory basis.
• Maintenance of Contracts and Job
Records: The maintenance of contracts and
records may help establish coverage and the
potential liability of a GC and/or
subcontractor. As the latency period for
claims may be protracted in certain
jurisdictions, a GC may consider consulting
counsel to establish a sufficient records
retention period for its subcontracting and
insurance agreements.
Contractual Risk Transfer is an area that is
constantly changing. A qualified
construction attorney may be able to assist
in reviewing contract forms. Working with
an independent insurance agent and
insurance company, with a specialty in
construction, can help ensure that effective
contractual risk transfer requirements are in
place and that the protection intended by
the parties will be enforceable in the event
of a dispute.
an agency such as A.M. Best.
- The GC should obtain copies of the
additional insured endorsement
providing coverage along with certificates
of insurance. This is especially important
when a claim arises years after the work is
completed and the parties need to
establish which carrier was on the risk
under an occurrence policy that included
completed operations coverage.
• Jobsite Responsibility for Safety and
Clean-up: The contract can require that the
subcontractor maintain a safe workplace by
assuming responsibility for compliance with
all safety laws and regulations, cleans-up,
and debris removal on a daily basis to help
control jobsite hazards that pose a danger to
on-site employees and the general public.
• Additional Insured Status on a Primary
and Non-Contributory Basis: Additional
insured status conveys rights under a
liability policy that a hold harmless
agreement does not, including entitlement
to defense and coverage for the additional
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legal advice; for legal advice please seek the
services of a competent attorney.
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bonding companies in the business.
Valenti Trobec Chandler, Inc.
1175 W. Long Lake Rd. • Ste. 200
Troy, MI 48098
Contact: Mike Miller
(248)828-3377 • (248)828-3741 Fax
mmiller@vtcins.com • www.vtcins.com
Product/Services: Valenti Trobec Chandler is a
full-service insurance and bond agency
specializing in surety and risk control services for
construction and construction-related entities.
Zervos Group, Inc.
24724 Farmbrook • Southfield, MI 48034
Contact: Marianne Menke
(248)355-4411 • (248)355-2175 Fax
marianne@zervosgroup.com
www.zervosgroup.com
Product/Services: For over 50 years, Zervos
Group, Inc. has specialized in servicing
contractors of all types and sizes.
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thletic programs provide benefits for
students and colleges alike. They
provide a competitive environment
where athletes can condition their bodies
and fine tune their game, all while
developing teamwork and leadership skills
that can serve them on and off the field.
Winning programs bring prestige to a
university while also boosting ticket sales,
but institutions must be willing to invest in
their programs to realize this benefit.
Eastern Michigan University (EMU)
recently enhanced practice opportunities
for its athletes and the surrounding
community with an innovative inflatable
dome manufactured by Missouri-based
C O N S T R U C T I O N H I G H L I G H T
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Associate Editor Turner Construction Company
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Arizon Structures. This facility provides
86,100 square feet of space that has been
converted into a covered regulation field for
football, baseball, international field soccer,
or four youth soccer fields. The dome’s 75-
foot height ensures that all of these sports
can be played with no interference from the
structure, while an adjacent 1,000-square-
foot Welcome Center, covered pavilion and
drop-off area combine to enhance the
function of the facility. Utilizing a fabric
structure resulted in significant cost savings
for EMU on the project, which was led by
architect and engineer BEI Associates, Inc.,
Detroit, and construction manager Turner
Construction Company, Detroit.
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INFLATING THE DOME
Most construction projects entail a few
critical tasks that must be completed
flawlessly to keep on track. Depending on
the type of work being done, these actions
might be scheduled over a period of days or
weeks, but the most daunting task for the
EMU project team was confined to a single
February morning.
“The largest construction challenge was
definitely the inflation of the dome,” said
Mike Carlstedt, superintendent, Turner
Construction Company.
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hours to inflate, but this effort was the
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culmination of months of planning.
Weather was crucial, as even a light accumu-
lation of snow could prevent proper
inflation. Workers needed to walk on the
fabric to keep structural cables in position
while the dome inflated, so snow also posed
a slip and fall hazard against the slick vinyl
surface. Snow sliding down the dome onto
workers below was another concern.
The surface area increased as the
structure was inflated, so even the slightest
breeze could create a wave that would
impede the process. As the structure
continued to grow, it placed pressure
against a series of stainless steel cables that
hold the shape of the inflated structure.
Uncontrolled movement of these heavy
cables was a potential hazard during the
inflation process until pressure was strong
enough to prevent shifting.
“We had to wait for the ideal conditions,
so we were in a holding pattern,” said
Carlstedt. “We checked the weather at 6:00
every morning and waited for ideal
conditions, which we got on the third day.”
The foundation for the dome was meticu-
lously prepared prior to installation. A total
of 365 anchor bolts were set to within a 1/8”
tolerance to line up with existing anchor
points in the fabric of the dome. The
placement of these bolts was further
complicated by necessary coordination
with entryways and electrical sleeves for
interior power and lighting needs. A
massive 2.5-million-pound concrete grade
beam supports the structure, but not in a
way to which most contractors are
accustomed.
“Normally, you design a foundation to
keep a building from sinking,” said David
Oz, PE, LEED AP, project director for BEI
Associates. “In this case, we needed to keep
it from blowing away.”
The grade beam, which Carlstedt
described as a “2 ½-million-pound anchor”
was actually designed deeper than what
code would typically require due to uplift
and lateral pressure of the fabric structure.
The structure that sits atop the grade beam
offers a dizzying array of athletic training
possibilities, but many challenges needed
to be overcome even after the dome was
inflated for them to be realized.
COMPLETING THE STRUCTURE
Once the dome was inflated, attention
shifted toward thawing the ground inside the
dome and removing all the moisture. Since
the inflated dome prevented the free
movement of air over the ground, this
process could have taken far longer than the
amount of time that was available for the
project team. Most doors into the structure
serve as airlocks to preserve inside air
pressure, but two emergency side doors
provided direct access to the outside air that
was needed to promote drying of the
subgrade. The only problem was that leaving
those doors open for extended periods of
time would cause a drop in pressure that
could cause the dome to collapse.
“I continually opened the emergency
door to purge out the humidity and allow
the air handler to cycle in dry air. All of this
was done under the watchful eye of the
dome manufacturer,” said Carlstedt.
For the dome to truly function like a
facility that was built in the conventional
way, the project team needed to find a way
to include all of the systems that are
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routinely found in buildings.
“We had to coordinate with all of the
mechanical and electrical equipment,” said
Carlstedt. “Since there are no structural
walls within the dome, adding a receptacle,
lighting panel, or anything that was
mechanical, meant fastening it to the grade
beam.”
In addition to accommodating the
horizontal dimensions of a regulation
sports field, the dome was also designed
with sufficient height to keep the ceiling
from interfering with the game below.
Although a 75-foot ceiling is well within
striking distance of a professional kicker, the
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project team found that it provided an
acceptable safety margin for the collegiate
level after conducting research with the
EMU Athletic Department and compiling
data from college punters. Of course, a tear
in the fabric could put the ceiling within
kicking distance of any team very quickly, so
the quality of the material received close
scrutiny.
“It should never tear on its own,” said
Carlstedt. “If it does tear, it is reparable. If
there were to be a loss of pressure due to
damage, the air handling unit would
increase air flow to compensate to build
pressure back up to a safe level.”
The EMU Indoor Practice Facility will not
last as long as a conventional structure, but
with an anticipated lifespan in excess of 15
years and at a fraction of the cost, it allowed
the college to build a facility that fills a
variety of needs. EMU’s fabric structure may
be a field of seams, but it is the stuff of
dreams for the college, the student body,
and the surrounding community.
THE FOLLOWING SUBCONTRACTORS
AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
CONTRIBUTED THEIR SKILLS TO THE
PROJECT:
• Accessories – R.E. Leggette Company,
Dearborn
• Athletic Accessories – Sator Soccer,
Torrance, CA
• Carpentry – Frank McBee, Ypsilanti
• Carpentry – Turner-Brooks, Inc., Madison
Heights
• Concrete – Amalio Corporation, Sterling
Heights
• Dome Manufacturer – Arizon Structures,
Maryland Heights, MO
• Electrical – Ferndale Electric Company,
Inc., Ferndale
• Electrical – Tri-County Electric, Saline
• Fencing – Industrial Fence and
Landscaping, Inc., Detroit
• Glass and Glazing – Calvin and Company,
Flint
• Landscaping – Margolis Nursery, Ypsilanti
• Masonry – Leidal and Hart Mason
Contractors, Inc., Livonia
• Mechanical and Electrical Equipment –
Turner Logistics, Detroit
• Mechanical and Plumbing – Robertson
Morrison, Inc., Ann Arbor
• Miscellaneous Steel – Casadei Structural
Steel, Sterling Heights
• Miscellaneous Steel – Van Buren Steel &
Fabricating, Inc., Belleville
• Painting – Detroit Spectrum Painters,
Warren
• Paving – Nagle Paving Company, Novi
• Sitework – J.J. Barney Construction
Company, Rochester Hills
• Surveyor – Alpine Engineering, Inc., Novi
• Testing – Professional Service Industries,
Inc. (PSI), Auburn Hills
• Turf – FieldTurf USA, Inc., Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Subcontractors and professional consultants
listed in this feature are identified by the
general contractor, architect or owner.
This article, and many
more, are available online at
www.cammagazineonline.com
38 CAM MAGAZI NE SEPTEMBER 2010 “Voice Of The Construction Industry”®
FibaTape® Drywall Finishing
Expands Product Line with
Composite Corner Tape
FibaTape has added a new corner tape to
its line. The new FibaTape Composite Corner
tape is made of a highly durable PVC, coated
with a tight-fibered matrix. The composite
corner tape forms easily and features a fold
line (“recess”) down the center of the tape
allowing it to fold quickly and become
adjustable to any angle for straight, durable
and professional corners and angles. The
new corner tape is easy to use and remains
rigid, yet flexible, even when wet. FibaTape
Composite Corner Tape provides contractors
the professional results they expect and
DIYers professional quality in an easy-to-use
product.
FibaTape Composite Corner Tape is easy
installation with standard compounds. No
nailing, adhesive, special tools or fasteners
are required. The product is also well suited
for inside or outside corners and off angles.
It is easily adjusted for any angle while still
providing crisp corners. FibaTape resists
dents, paint chipping, shrinkage and
cracking problems, is waterproof and
rustproof, and straightens common framing
irregularities for vertical off angles. The
product also features holes to promote
quick drying and better bonding. Since the
tape promotes quick drying, it can be
second coated immediately and only
requires a very light finish coat.
FibaTape composite corner tape is
available in 2-3/8” x 25’ and 50’ rolls. Each roll
is packaged in a convenient dispenser box,
and shipped 6 each per case. For more
information, please contact Saint-Gobain
Technical Fabrics, 1795 Baseline Road, Grand
Island, NY 14072; call toll free 1-800-762-
6694; or visit www.fibatape.com
Finn’s T60 Series II
HydroSeeder® Provides
Multiple Options for Small and
Midsized Projects
Finn Corporation’s T60 Series II
HydroSeeder is a versatile, economical
solution for seeding and mulching projects.
The unit is available as either a trailer-
mounted model, the T60T, or a
skid-mounted model, the T60S. Both are well
suited for yielding professional results on
small and midsized hydroseeding
applications.
Powered by a 25-horsepower Kohler
Command gasoline engine with electric
start, the T60 includes a durable steel tank
with a 600-gallon liquid capacity. The tank
accommodates 1,550 pounds of granular
solids or 200-250 pounds of fiber mulch,
allowing users to cover up to 7,200 square
feet per load with seed, fertilizer or mulch.
The T60 features reverse mechanical
paddle agitation and liquid recirculation,
which yields a high quality slurry. Liquid
recirculation keeps heavy solids in
suspension, while the agitator thoroughly
mixes the slurry. The result is a consistent
discharge from the hose, even with tough
material, such as wood-based mulches. The
agitator is hydraulically controlled, so it can
operate at a different speed than the rest of
the machine. Operator controls are
conveniently located at both the front and
rear of the unit.
A 65-gpm, direct-drive centrifugal pump
with electric clutch allows the HydroSeeder
to discharge slurry up to 90 feet from the
end of the hose. The unit comes standard
with a powerful 12-volt electric hose reel
and semi-rigid polybraid hose. All
components are engineered to maximize
output and operation pressure, while
minimizing maintenance requirements.
The T60T trailer-mounted unit features a
low profile for easy material loading and
excellent stability, and is equipped with a
large toolbox, allowing convenient storage
of hoses and nozzles. The trailer is designed
with electric brakes and either a ball or
lunette eye hitch, and it is DOT approved for
towing at highway speeds.
Narrow fan, wide fan and long distance
nozzle configurations are available. The unit
is backed by a 2-year limited manufacturer’s
warranty.
Typical hydroseeding applications for the
T60 include projects on residential areas,
golf courses, sports fields, parks and
cemeteries. It can also function as a first
response firefighter, portable wash-down rig
or small water carrier. Furthermore, it mixes
and applies various liquid, powdered or solid
additives for landscape, soil building, erosion
control, cleaning and industrial uses.
For more information on the T60 Series II
or Finn’s complete line of HydroSeeders,
contact Finn Corporation, 9281 LeSaint
Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014; call 800-543-7166;
fax 513-874-2914; e-mail
sales@finncorp.com; or visit the website
www.finncorp.com.
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Firestone Building Products
Unveils New Modified Bitumen
Cool Roofing Solution
Firestone Building Products Company,
LLC, is unveiling modified bitumen cap
sheets made with UltraWhite™ roofing
granules, which provide a granule-surfaced,
cool roofing solution that enhances light
reflectivity and heat emissivity, greatly
reducing energy consumption and
electricity demand. UL- and FM-code
approved, UltraWhite Modified Bitumen Cap
Sheets meet requirements for California’s
Title 24 regulations and can help achieve
points in the U.S. Green Building Council’s
LEED rating system.
Firestone UltraWhite granules are applied
before the cap sheets reach the rooftop,
eliminating the need for field-applied
systems that increase labor costs and have
the potential to crack or peel. The new cap
sheets are resistant to foot traffic and hail,
demonstrate good granule retention and do
not have metal or plastic film added to the
surface, which may cause it to wrinkle or
delaminate.
Available in SBS and APP modified
bitumen cap sheets utilizing Firestone’s
innovative UltraWhite granules, the
modified bitumen cap sheets can be applied
with hot asphalt, heat welding or cold
adhesive and are compatible with steel,
concrete, plywood and wood decks,
providing great versatility and appeal. They
are well suited for both new and reroof
applications and may be included in the 20-
year Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty. When
installed using Firestone insulation and a
cover board, UltraWhite cap sheets are
eligible for a 25-year Firestone Red Shield
Warranty.
For more information, visit the Firestone
Building Products Company website at
www.firestonebpco.com.
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Foundation Software Can Improve Accounting,
Job Costing and Reporting
Foundation® for Windows® Job Cost Accounting, Project
Management & Scheduling Software for Construction features
Microsoft® SQL technology and is recognized for its ease of use,
robust accounting modules, Executive Dashboard for instant
geographical analysis and unlimited reporting capabilities.
Foundation also offers a complete payroll service for construction.
This service, called FCPS, focuses on the unique payroll processing,
tax filing and construction reporting needs of contractors. The
service easily handles construction payroll complexities like multiple
states and localities, plus multiple jobs with varying pay rates. FCPS
is also one of the few services that provides construction specific
reporting, like certified payroll.
For more information, contact Frank Osborn, inside sales
representative, at 800-246-0800 or fosborn@foundationsoft.com.
General Equipment Company’s New
Downforce™ Blower Features Multipurpose Use
General Equipment Company introduces the new EP20ACP
Downforce Convection Blower for a wide variety of applications,
such as drying damp environments, keeping personnel cool or
diluting contaminated air.
Used as a dryer, the EP20ACP employs convectional air patterns to
effectively dry entire rooms within a matter of minutes. To do so, the
multi-bladed propeller draws warm, dry air from above and forces it
downward at a high velocity. The air then disperses across an entire
floor, drying wet surfaces along the way. The box design also allows
the fan to be positioned horizontally to produce high volumes of
air for other ventilation purposes.
The EP20ACP contains a 320-watt, 2-speed motor that can be
plugged into a standard 115VAC outlet. At its highest speed setting,
the 20-inch-diameter fan produces a maximum airflow rate of 3,500
CFM. Even at such a high air volume, the glass-reinforced propeller
keeps sound levels to a minimum.
This versatile machine features heavy-duty construction to
withstand tough conditions and is highly portable. With a housing
constructed from high-density polyethylene, the blower weighs only
53 pounds. To assist in transportation, the EP20ACP contains a
telescoping handle and caster wheels, and it is also stackable for easy
storage. Other standard features include powder-coated safety
screens and a 25-foot extension cord.
For more information, contact General Equipment Co., 620
Alexander Drive S.W., Owatonna, MN 55060; call 507-451-5510 or
800-533-0524; fax 507-451-5511 or 877-344-4375(DIGGER5); or visit
the website at www.generalequip.com.
New Hilti Coring Systems Offer the Power to
Put Construction Pros Ahead
The new DD 350 and DD 500 Coring Systems from Hilti give
construction professionals the power to increase diamond coring
productivity. These new coring systems represent a significant
extension to Hilti’s diamond systems family. Together with the
already familiar and highly successful Hilti DD 200diamond coring
machine, professional contractors now have a choice of three drive
units that cover virtually all coring applications. These extremely
powerful units not only provide strong performance, they also form
a simple, easy-to-use system.
The new coring machines are equipped with innovative, water-
cooled, high-frequency motors.
Designed for the new DD
generation of diamond coring
systems, these powerful new
motors are rated at 3600 and
5500 watts respectively in
the DD 350 and DD 500. This
1000 Hertz high-frequency
technology not only
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achieves high performance, it also reduces
weight and cuts maintenance costs as the
motors are brushless. Equipped with 10-
speed electronic gearing (E-gears),the new
motors deliver a constant power output
over the entire diameter range and allow
speed to be adjusted while the motor is
running. The built-in Iron Boost function
provides useful extra performance for coring
through rebar.
This new generation of extremely
powerful drive units makes light work of
coring in diameters up to 24 in. Specially
optimized for the DD 350 and DD 500
systems, the H2S and H6S line core bits
feature segments with a height of 0.39 in,
and a diamond matrix finely tuned to match
the power output of the new machines. The
continued development of these core bits
has resulted in performance improvements
that translate into higher potential cost
savings for the customer. H line core bits
feature standard 1.25-in, 7 welded
connection ends for long life and trouble
free operation.
Drilling corner holes, penetrations for
pipes and cables, large-diameter drilling,
deep-hole drilling and coring in highly-
reinforced concrete are only a few of the
many applications for which these new
diamond coring systems are ideally suited.
The power controls on the drive units
indicate optimum feed pressure, making the
system easy to operate under a wide range
of conditions. The folding DD-HD 30 drill
stand, designed for use with all three DD
drive units, remains rigid and secure even
when set up for oblique drilling, allowing
angles of up to 45° to be tackled without
difficulty.
Technical qualities aside, Hilti’s new
diamond coring systems also offer proven
performance in terms of safety features and
total cost of ownership: the clearly arranged
control panel with convenient service
indicator reminds the user well in advance of
the need for servicing. Thanks to Hilti’s
comprehensive Lifetime Service, the owner
has no servicing or repair costs whatsoever
during the first two years, or 200 operating
hours, whichever comes first.
For more information on the Hilti DD 350
& DD 500 Coring Systems, please contact
Hilti Customer Service. From the U.S., call
Hilti, Inc., at 1-800-879-8000 or visit
www.us.hilti.com; from Canada, call Hilti
(Canada) Corporation at 1-800-461-3028 or
visit www.hilti.ca.
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Jenny Products, Inc. Offers
Wheeled-Portable Compressor
with High-Volume, Two-Stage
Electric Pump
Jenny Products, Inc. introduces its W5B-
30P two-stage, electric-powered
compressor. The wheeled-portable unit is
designed to produce high air flow while
meeting the demands of tough jobsites.
The W5B-30P includes a 30-gallon air tank
and features Jenny’s “W” pump, a four-
cylinder, two-stage pump with long piston
strokes for producing large volumes of air at
high pressure ratings. It delivers 18.1 CFM at
100 PSI or 17.9 CFM at 175 PSI. The pump is
belt driven by a 5-horsepower electric
motor, which requires a 230-volt, single-
phase electrical source.
Numerous features come standard with
the compressor to optimize its reliability and
reduce its maintenance requirements. These
include a directional air shroud and a large
flywheel for keeping pump temperatures
low. Also, Jenny’s professional-duty
“Ultimate Blue” synthetic pump oil protects
the unit’s pistons, crankshaft, bearings, rings
and cylinders through a splash lubrication
system. Furthermore, the compressor’s
thermal overload protection helps prevent
costly damage to the motor.
For easy maneuvering and positioning
around the jobsite, the W5B-30P includes
two fully pneumatic tires, and convenient
lifting handles are integrated into opposite
ends of the compressor’s frame. Additionally,
the compressor comes equipped with a
manual tank drain, safety relief valve, large
canister intake with replaceable filter
elements, special unloading valves,
protected fittings, and tank, regulator and
outlet pressure gauges. Options include an
oil sight glass, air line filter, lubricator, and a
CSA-approved model.
For more information, contact Jenny
Products, Inc., 850 North Pleasant Avenue,
Somerset, PA 15501-1069; call 814-445-3400;
fax 814-445-2280; or visit the website at
www.jennyproductsinc.com.
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The Southeast Michigan Roofing Contractors Association
(SMRCA) recently announced the winners of their annual college
scholarships. Four scholarships were granted to college-bound
dependents of employees of member roofing contractors. This
year’s winners are: Shelby Gilliam of Taylor; Monique Horon of
Emmett; David Pomaville of Sterling Heights; and Robert Stewart
of Royal Oak. Applicants were asked to submit an essay on “How
Important is the Roofing Industry?” Each winner received $1,000 in
scholarship money contributed by SMRCA, Roofers Union Local #149,
and the Employer Contractor.
The Board of Directors of Fanning Howey, a
planning and design firm based in Novi, is pleased to
announce the appointment of Carl H. Baxmeyer,
director of the firm’s Solutions Group, as a principal
in the firm. Baxmeyer has provided consulting
services to Fanning Howey clients regarding
demographics, facility planning, community
engagement, and bond issue campaign
development. He is a member of the American Planning Association,
the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the Council of
Educational Facility Planners International.
Andrew McCune, PE, executive vice president of
Wade Trim, was named president of the American
Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan
(ACEC/M). ACEC is a national professional
association representing more than 5,500 private-
practice consulting engineering firms. The Michigan
Chapter represents more than 100 consulting
engineering, surveying, architectural and related
engineering companies. During his one-year term as president,
McCune will manage the Council and preside over meetings for the
Council, Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. McCune
has been actively involved in ACEC/M for 10 years and has served as
president-elect, treasurer, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Legislative
Affairs Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors.
Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc.,
headquartered in Plymouth, recently announced the
addition of David W. Bird, PE as principal consultant
to their geotechnical team in the firm’s Indianapolis,
IN office. Bird has over 35 years of geotechnical
engineering experience, and is a registered
Professional Engineer (PE) in ten states, including
Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
C O R P O R A T E N E W S
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (HRC), a consulting engineering firm
headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, is celebrating its 95th anniversary
in 2010. Established in 1915, HRC has a rich and varied history in the
world of engineering. They boast offices throughout southeast
Michigan, and also in Florida. To discover more about HRC’s history,
including projects they have worked on over the years, please visit
the HRC website at http://www.hrc-engr.com/ .
Schonsheck, Inc., a design, construction, and supply/erect
company specializing in commercial buildings, expansions, and
renovations, recently signed a contract with Ventower Industries,
LLC, to construct their new 115,000-square-foot heavy industrial
crane building in Monroe. The building will be manufactured by
Nucor Building Systems, a division of Nucor Corporation.
Schonsheck, Inc. is based in Wixom, and is celebrating 25 years in
business in 2010.
G2 Consulting Group recently provided construction
engineering services during the construction of the new 73,000-
square-foot Emagine Theater entertainment complex in Royal Oak.
The development is located at the northwest corner of 11 Mile Road
and Troy Street, just east of Main Street. The site is currently a
parking lot behind the Main Art Theater. The two-level
entertainment complex will include a 10-screen theater with nearly
1,700 seats; a 16-lane upscale “boutique bowling center,” bar and
restaurant. Owner Emagine Entertainment of Plymouth expects the
$14-million project to create 100 jobs, according to media reports.
Construction is scheduled for completion in April 2011.
Cunningham-Limp of Farmington Hills is the project construction
manager. G2 Consulting Group is a full-service engineering firm
based in Troy, also with offices in Brighton and suburban Chicago, IL.
Clark Construction Company, Lansing, has been selected to
serve as construction manager for major renovations planned for the
Lincoln Consolidated Schools in Ypsilanti. The $35 million bond
program includes seven school buildings plus transportation and
maintenance facilities. The Lincoln Consolidated Schools project will
include renovations at: Brick Elementary; Childs Elementary; Model
Elementary; Redner Elementary; Lincoln Middle School; Lincoln High
School; and Hoffman Alternative High School. Renovations vary by
school but will include classroom additions, gymnasium and
auditorium additions, administrative offices upgrades, and
significant interior and infrastructure renovations. Pre-construction
planning is underway for the Lincoln Consolidated Schools project.
Construction is slated to begin in April 2011 with completion
planned for October 2012.
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Buyers Guide has been out on the street for several
months now. In an effort to keep our information as
accurate and up-to-date as possible, we’re including here all the
changes and corrections we have received for members’ company listings as of
August 5. Changes from the book are in bold.
To see continually amended company listings, check out the Buyers Guide Online at
www.cam-online.com, updated on the 15th of every month.
Return to this section every month in CAM Magazine to get heads-up information and news
involving the Construction Buyers Guide. Questions? Contact Mary Carabott at 248-972-1000
for answers and to find out how to add to your online listings. No updates will be made to
the online Buyers Guide from July 15 thru January 30.
To obtain additional copies of the Guide, stop by the CAM office and pick them up at no
additional charge, or send $6 per book for shipping to have the books sent to your company
via UPS. Please call ahead of time for authorization if your firm requires a substantial number
of copies.
Invoices for the listings have been generated and mailed. Prompt payment ensures a
good-standing membership and ability to list in the 2011 Buyers Guide. We will gladly
answer any questions regarding charges on invoices.
Preparation for the 2011 Buyers Guide has begun – look for renewal forms in your
mail. Deadline is September 15, 2010.
Ceco Building Systems
9648 Cylde Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430
Phone: 810-632-5561
Fax: 810-632-5564
Flex Real Estate Services Co.
(Formerly Eagleland Development Co./
dba Adler Homes
10381 Citation Dr., Suite 250
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: 810-229-5771
Fax: 810-229-0218
J.L.Hoffer & Associates, Inc.
33505 Grand River Ave., Suite 204 A4
Farmington, Mi 48336
Phone: 248-360-3996
Fax: 248-360-5445
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Ferndale MI
248.398.7690
LaDuke Roofing &
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Oak Park MI
248.414.6600
Lutz Roofing Co., Inc.
Shelby Twp. MI
586.739.1148
M.W. Morss Roofing, Inc.
Romulus MI
734.942.0840
Newton Crane Roofing, Inc.
Pontiac MI
248.332.3021
North Roofing Co.
Auburn Hills MI
248.373.1500
Dave Pomaville & Sons, Inc.
Warren MI
586.755.6030
Royal Roofing Co.
Orion MI
248.276.ROOF (7663)
Schena Roofing &
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Chesterfield MI
586.949.4777
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Wixom MI
248.926.1500
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N E W M E M B E R S – C O N S T R U C T I O N C A L E N D A R – A D V E R T I S E R S I N D E X
Industry Events
Sep. 14 – Alliance to Save Energy
Policy Summit – Global leaders will
assemble in Washington, D.C. for a
discussion on energy efficiency.
For more information, visit
www.ase.org/summit.
Sep. 14-16 – Healthcare Facilities
Symposium & Expo – Sessions and
exhibitors at this show, presented by
JD Events and held at the Navy Pier in
Chicago, IL, will address the ideas,
practices, products and solutions that
improve the design and
management of current healthcare
facilities and plan the facilities of
tomorrow.
More information is available at
www.hcarefacilities.com.
Sep. 15 – CAM Old Timers Annual
Golf Outing
Sep. 15 – Cherry Creek Golf Club,
Shelby Township. Registration begins
at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at
10:30 a.m.
To reserve a spot in this outing, call
Diana Brown at 248-972-1000.
Sep. 16-Oct. 12 – ASCC Events –
The American Society of Concrete
Contractors (ASCC) has announced
the following events:
Sep. 16-19 – ASCC Annual
Conference – Little America, Salt Lake
City, UT
Oct. 11-12 – Third Annual
Showcase of Concrete Construction
at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville,
MD (in partnership with the Maryland
Ready Mix Concrete Association)
More information is available at
www.ascconline.org, or by calling
866-788-ASCC (2722).
Sep. 28 – CAM Sporting Clays
Shootout – This event will
take place at the Hunters Creek Club
in Metamora. The day starts with an
optional warm-up practice shoot
from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. Lunch
will be served at Noon, followed by a
mandatory firearms safety
orientation and an overview of the
Sporting Clays course. The shoot will
begin at 1:30 with a shotgun start.
The conclusion of the event will be
the perch dinner, during which
awards and prizes will be announced.
For more information, or to
register, call Gregg Montowski at
248-972-1000.
Oct. 3-8 – SFPE 2010
Professional Development
Conference and Exposition – The
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
will host this event at the Astor
Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, LA. This
event will include two days of
cutting-edge presentations and an
Engineering Technology Exposition
with over 40 leading fire protection
organizations.
More information about this event
can be found at www.sfpe.org.
Oct. 12-15 – 2010 ULI Fall
Meeting and Urban Land Expo –
The Urban Land Institute will host
this event at the Washington
Convention Center in Washington,
D.C. The program will include topical,
timely real estate industry association
information and candid, provocative
speakers.
More information is available at
www.uli.org.
Oct. 21-23 – ASCE 140th Annual
Civil Engineering Conference – This
year’s American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE) conference will be
held at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las
Vegas, NV. Sessions will focus on a
variety of issues and there will also be
symposia and tours celebrating the
75th anniversary of the Hoover Dam.
For more information, visit
asce.org.
Training Calendar
Green Advantage® Training and
Certification Exam
Attendees can become certified in
the latest green building practices,
technologies and techniques by
attending this training session on
October 5 at the IHM Motherhouse in
Monroe. An exam will be held at M-
TEC at Henry Ford Community
College in Dearborn.
For more information, please call
734-241-3660.
Aluminum Supply Company/Marshall Sales........................5
Aoun & Company, P.C. ..............................................................24
Bricklayers & Allied Local No1 of MI Craftworkers ............9
CAM Administrative Services ................................................BC
CAM - Affinity ............................................................................IBC
CAM - ECPN..................................................................................36
CAMMagazineOnline.com ......................................................42
CAM - Membership....................................................................43
CAMSafety ....................................................................................41
CAM - TradeShow ........................................................................7
CAM Workers’ Comp. ................................................................11
C.A.S.S. Sheet Metal ..................................................................20
Capital Insurance Group ..........................................................27
Connelly Crane Rental Corp. ..................................................42
Deppmann, R.L. ..........................................................................14
Detroit Terrazzo Contractors Association ..........................13
Doeren Mayhew ........................................................................39
Energy Shield ..............................................................................19
Evangelista Corporation ..........................................................17
Facca Richter & Pregler, P.C. ....................................................11
G2 Consulting Group ................................................................31
Guy Hurley Blaser & Heuer, LLC..............................................35
Gwyer Reprographics................................................................11
Hartland Insurance Group, Inc. ..............................................21
Hilti..................................................................................................33
Larson's Insurance Solutions Agency ..................................13
MasonPro, Inc...............................................................................11
Navigant Consulting..................................................................19
Nicholson Construction Company........................................41
North American Dismantling Corp. ......................................39
Oakland Companies ..................................................................29
Plante & Moran, PLLC ................................................................37
Plumbing Professors..................................................................34
Plunkett Cooney ........................................................................15
Rick's Portables Sanitation, LLC ............................................27
SMRCA............................................................................................45
Scaffolding Inc.............................................................................24
StructureTec Corporation........................................................27
TEMP-AIR ......................................................................................34
Trend Group................................................................................IFC
Valenti Trobec Chandler Inc. ....................................................3
Zervos Group ..............................................................................31
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