& Asbestos Abatement
Work Performed: design/build, demolition, asbestos abatement, new construction
This project was a design/build project located in Southwest, Michigan. The original contract was for $10.2 million and consisted of four elements including Design Engineering, Demolition, Asbestos Abatement and New Construction. The project was bid in March 2005 with the majority of the work to be completed by December 31, 2005.
The demolition portion of the contract consisted of the demolition and total removal of approximately 800,000 square feet of office and lab space requiring a number of different demolition methods. Building 25, a fifteen-story concrete Albert Kahn building, was removed with a ball and crane in conjunction with our hi-reach excavators. Building 209, an eight-story steel building, was tripped in sections in conjunction with our hi-reach excavators. A portion of this building had to be wrecked floor by floor as a portion of the building was to remain, including a portion of the basement under structure being removed above. We were also required to remove the top 3 floors of a nine-story building without damaging the floors to remain. The largest portion of the demolition began in July 2005 and was essentially complete in December 2005.
In addition to this work, the Owner gave us some additional work ($.8 million) to complete during this time period including the hand removal of a four-story boiler, the removal of a three-story commercial building and picking down in pieces a six-story bag house while the boiler house remained in operation. All work was completed safely and on time with no OSHA violations (3 inspections).
Asbestos abatement was started in May 2005 and completed in September 2005. The total asbestos contract totaled $2.7 million and involved three abatement contractors. At times we had more than 80 asbestos abatement contractor personnel on site daily. All work was completed safely and on time with no MIOSHA Air Quality Violations (2 inspections).
The new work consisted primarily of installing glass and pre-cast concrete facade on the end of Building 209 (seven stories), installing a roof over the basement to remain and enclosing an existing stair case in glass; putting a new roof, elevator room, elevators, entrance and building facade on Building 126 (top three stories removed) and completing landscaping and exterior lighting. We worked in conjunction with the Owner’s Architectural Consultant to design and install the approved building finishes and landscaping with our Architect and Structural Engineers.
We also completed utility cut and caps, rerouted existing utilities, relocated and reinstalled existing HVAC equipment, installed new 2000 Amp Buss Duct, completed site restoration and installed new landscaping and exterior lighting.
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