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9 Industry News
12 Safety Tool Kit
66 Product Showcase
70 People in Construction
71 Corporate News
72 Construction Calendar
73 CAM Welcomes New Members
74 Advertisers Index

34 Welcome to the Michigan Construction & ABOUT THE COVER

Design Tradeshow The City of Detroit as seen from Windsor, Canada at night. This image is a symbol of the
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35 Tradeshow Floorplan Overview & Exhibitor List

36 Listing of Exhibitors Displays, Products & Services

49 CAMTEC Course Offerings 2017

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January 2017

Dear CAM Members,

I would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy and prosperous New Year. Another year has passed and our industry continues to gain steam.
Now we talk of workforce shortages, backlogs and transition in government; what a change from seven or eight years ago. Year after year, we can always
count on change, and CAM continues to embrace change in order to deliver improved member benefits and services. Our goal, as always, is to provide CAM
Members with the best service, information and assistance in the construction industry.

Your success and happiness lies within you Helen Keller

In March 2016, former CAM Chairman of the Board Larry S. Brinker, Jr. and I were interviewed by Fox News National reporter Mike Tobin regarding the current
workforce shortage in the Michigan construction industry. Workforce development is being attacked at a local level through CAMs Construction Workforce
Development Initiative: 3D - Develop, Design and Deliver. 20 Detroit high school students were selected to participate in the pilot program, and were successfully
trained in the construction process, in specific trades, with hands-on experience and paid internships. Program graduates were then eligible for a 7-week paid
internship with a CAM Member company. High school students have been made aware that there are other options available to them other than four-year
degrees, and are on their way to successful careers in construction. This program has been one of the major initiatives for our last two CAM Chairmen - Larry
Brinker, Jr. and Giuseppe (Joe) Palazzolo - and remains at the top of list in 2017. The program has been expanded for 2017 and is available to school districts
and job recruitment agencies throughout the state. Check out our promotional video at

During 2016, the membership department worked to implement a new database, which will manage membership records and provide an online portal for event
registration, payment of invoices, and tracking of continuing education units. The launch is scheduled for late February 2017. Additional networking events
have been added to the 2017 calendar, including a monthly brewery tour and an OHL game between the Flint Firebirds and the Saginaw Spirit.

CAMTEC the training and education division of CAM expanded both its course offerings and training space over the past year. Overall, CAMTEC held nearly
70 classes attended by more than 750 students, almost doubling its numbers from the previous year. More than 130 people received their First Aid/ CPR/AED
certifications through CAMTEC in 2016. In early fall, CAMTEC signed a formal agreement with the Mid-America OSHA Education Center (MAOEC) to serve as
a host site offering OSHA-authorized courses. This allows CAMTEC to increase its safety-related course offerings for the 2016-2017 training cycle by adding
22 OSHA-authorized courses, including the OSHA 500 and 501 trainer courses for construction and general industry.To better meet the safety education needs
of mid-Michigan workers, CAMTEC began offering classes at its downtown Saginaw office. Several sessions took place in 2016, with more to come in 2017.
Also in the works for 2017 is an expansion of the CAMTEC training space in Bloomfield Hills.

CAMSAFETY continued offering free training under our MIOSHA-CET Grant, conducting training sessions for almost 800 individuals. In June, CAMSAFETY
and the George W. Auch Company celebrated the signing of their new construction safety alliance agreement. Designed to provide ongoing safety training and
site visits during the $18 million renovation project at the Livonia-based Stevenson High School, the alliance agreement is supported by MIOSHA and is expected
to improve site safety. CAMSAFETYs annual Safety Leadership Conference, held in December, brought in more than 150 participants at Laurel Manor in Livonia.
This day-long event featured 12 different seminars, panel discussions, a Keynote speaker, and a networking reception to close the day.

Last year was a busy year for CAMs Construction Project Information Group. The newsroom reported on over 7,000 projects, continuing the three-year grow
trend. In addition, we launched our new Newsroom software, the Virtual Planroom Network. Our easy to use system has brought greater functionality to our
membership along with access to projects across the country. Watch for more exciting enhancements in the Newsroom during 2017.

During the waning days of the 2016 election year, the CAM-Government Affairs Committee (GAC) organized and hosted a Legislative Breakfast. The well-
attended event afforded guests with the opportunity to meet and interact with many elected members of the Michigan Legislature. As always, the CAM GAC,
along with its lobbying firm KDA, continued to monitor and advance pro-business and pro-construction policies and legislation, including performance/prompt
pay, collaboration and workforce development initiatives.

In closing, I urge you to visit the 2017 Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow and the CAM 131st Annual Meeting at MotorCity Casino Hotel on February
1, 2017. The Keynote Speaker at this years Annual Meeting will be Matt Cullen, principal of Rock Ventures, LLC. His address, Opportunity Detroit, will cover
Detroits exciting present, promising future, and Rock Ventures role in moving the city forward. This will be a cant miss Annual Meeting.

Tradeshow hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. You can register to attend the tradeshow via the CAM website at See you at the show and
the Annual Meeting! One Industry; One Resource; One CAM.


Kevin N. Koehler
Construction Association of Michigan

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2017 CAM
B o o t h


safer transportation network, the state Challenge Detroit is a leadership and

sees economic opportunities in growing professional development program that
Michigans role as a logistics center. invites approximately 40 of tomorrows
G2 is licensed to work in over 35 states leaders to live, work, play, give and lead,
and has completed thousands of public in and around the greater Detroit area, for
and private projects, including one year. During the course of the year,
commercial, industrial, transportation, fellows are chosen to contribute
telecommunications and civil intellectually and through hands-on
infrastructure developments over its two service making incremental impact in the
G2 Consulting Group Earns
decades in business. For more community. Sachse is one of 35 host
MDOT As-Needed information on G2 Consulting Group, visit companies who believe in the importance
Contract Renewal of retaining and attracting innovative,
Agreement Pre-Approves G2 to
multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial top
Participate on Future MDOT
talent, as well as have a commitment to
Infrastructure Projects
philanthropic initiatives and corporate
citizenship in greater Detroit.
The Michigan Department of
We are dedicated to bringing top talent
Transportation (MDOT) has named G2
and hungry minds to Detroit, says
Consulting Group, a nationally recognized
Sachse Founder & CEO Todd Sachse.
Troy-based geotechnical, environmental
Im proud to work with such a forward
and construction services firm, as one of
its pre-approved engineering teams thinking non-profit who has the citys best

through a two-year as-needed indefinite interest at heart, and help expose the next

services contract for state-wide projects. generation to Detroit in an effort to help

G2s recent efforts with MDOT include the city maintain its upward trajectory.
the M-20 replacement bridge over the Sachse welcomes its second Challenge
Tittabawassee River in Midland. The M- Detroit fellow, award-winning
20 bridge carries a heavy load of daily photojournalist Everett McMillen Cislo, as
traffic over a river and a former rail line a full-time videographer. He will play an
converted into a nature trail. In order to integral role in assisting Sachses training
maintain traffic as long as possible, department by documenting training
numerous foundation types were courses through the production of high-
evaluated that would allow partial quality videos. Selected from more than
construction of foundations before traffic Sachse Construction to 400 applicants, Everett comes to Sachse
closures were required. G2s role relates Welcome Second from northern Kentucky with a bachelors
to understanding those geotechnical and Challenge Detroit Fellow degree from Western Kentucky University.
environmental factors in support of the He is one of 43 other fellows selected to
as Host Company
bridge construction plan, said Dave participate in the Challenge Detroit
Wanlass, G2s project manager. Sachse Construction (Sachse), a premier program.
In the recent past, G2 has partnered Detroit-based commercial construction Sachse continues to remain actively
with MDOT on many notable projects management firm, announced that the engaged in the Detroit community through
including: I-75/University interchange; I- programs like Challenge Detroit. For more
firm is welcoming its second Challenge
94/I-69 interchange in St. Clair County; information on the non-profit, visit
Detroit fellow as one of 35 Challenge
I-94/Cadillac bridge; and the I-96 To learn more
Detroit host companies. The firm is
Reconstruction, to name just a few. about Sachse Construction, visit
participating in Challenge Detroit in order
Road reconstruction and infrastructure
to help draw young talent to the city in
improvements continue to be a top
which they are committed to rebuilding.
priority for Michigan state officials. In
Sachse Construction President & COO
addition to providing a more efficient and
Steve Berlage made the announcement.
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The Detroit-Based Business In addition to Gino Roncelli, the

Certification is granted only to firms that companys efforts to strengthen its
demonstrate significant operations, presence in Detroit is also headed by
personnel and office space in the City of Ehrlich Crain, Business Development and
Detroit. The Detroit Business Certification Diversity Leader. Crain noted that, In
Program is an important component of the addition to the service of our clients,
Roncelli, Inc. Announces economic revitalization of Detroit. continued investment in Detroit opens
Certification as a Detroit- Roncelli, Inc. relocated its Detroit more opportunities for diversity and the
Based Business operations to the Guardian Building last utilization of Detroit businesses and
year in support of these efforts. Detroit residents on our projects, each
Roncelli, Inc., a Michigan-headquartered Roncelli, Inc.s Detroit presence is led being strategic goals that make us a
construction company celebrating its 50th by Gino Roncelli, Principal, who is also a better firm. Crain achieves these goals
anniversary this year, is proud to resident of Detroit himself. Roncelli through Roncellis diversity program.
announce that it has received certification commented that, The certification The Detroit office adds to Roncelli,
as a Detroit-Based Business (DBB) by the reflects our companys continued Inc.s list of locations that include its
City of Detroit. This certification means investment in Detroit, and we are excited corporate headquarters in Sterling
that using Roncelli satisfies the City of to be recognized as a Partner in the efforts Heights, Michigan, its Canadian
Detroits Executive Order No. 2014-5, to revitalize the City. Moving was an easy operations center located in London,
which requires that certain Detroit decision that just made sense for us, and Ontario and its Mexico operations center
supported contracts be awarded to 30 for the service of our Detroit- and Wayne located in San Luis Potosi.
percent Detroit-Based Businesses. County-based clients.

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Roncelli Wins Prestigious OSHA Injury/illness statistical data for
CURT Construction the contractors site personnel from
Industry Safety Excellence OSHA 300 logs
Effectiveness in managing
Award (CISE)
subcontractors safety performance
The contractors safety management
The Construction Users Roundtable
system as it pertains to
(CURT) presented Roncelli, Inc. with the
implementation of the CURT R-807
Construction Industry Safety Excellence
Construction Owners Safety Blueprint
(CISE) Award at CURTs National
Review of safety performance with
Conference in New Orleans on November
three client companies for whom the
7, 2016. The award recognizes
constructor recently performed work
commendable safety management and
improvements of owners, constructors,
Roncelli is a privately owned construction
and local user councils who have most
company established in 1966 with
effectively implemented recommendations
operations in the United States, Canada
detailed within the CURT Owners Safety
and Mexico. Visit them at
Blueprint (R-807) that serves as a
strategic guideline for safety performance.
We are honored to be presented with
this prestigious award. Our dedicated
October 2016 Special Edition Correction
project teams have earned this award by
Farnell Equipment Company, Troy, was
their efforts to protect the lives and
selected for both Casework and Lab
livelihoods of everyone working in our
Equipment Packages for Wayne State
offices and on our projects by ensuring
Universitys Integrative Bioscience
they return home, said Bill Parker,
Center in Detroit. This information
corporate safety manager.
corrects the listing on page 119 of
The CISE award winners are evaluated
CAM Magazines Special Edition,
on critical safety requirements including:
October 2016.

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By Jason Griffin

ts the time of year when companies was on track to have nearly 40 workplace company that meets all of the criteria to
are compiling their injury and illness fatalities, which is the highest number of qualify for the award receives an
data, reviewing safety programs, and workplace-related fatalities that it has had honorable mention.
discussing changes that need to be in over 10 years. Specifically, at that time, New this year: Gold award winners will
implemented to ensure compliance with there were 39 workplace fatalities an give a presentation about how their
updated regulations. These are the average of a little more than three fatalities company manages and leads a
actions that progressive companies take each month. This is simply unacceptable. progressive culture of safety by describing
to identify trends, develop Best Practices, As we go forward into 2017, it is how they worked to achieve safety
and identify training needs for both imperative that we focus on the tools that excellence. Workplace safety in
supervisory and field staff. The question we have to prevent workplace injuries, construction operations is one of the
posed by the title of this article is really illnesses and fatalities. Training, worksite pillars of an exemplary project. It is as
asking where your company falls on the inspection, consistent enforcement of important as quality and efficiency. It also
safety continuum of uninformed to safety rules, and effective planning of requires that companies deal with the
exemplary. work tasks to identify and control hazards complexities of shifting regulations and
The Construction Association of are critical to reversing the rising number changing site conditions.
Michigan (CAM), through its safety of injuries and illnesses that are occurring. When looking at the categories of hours
department, hosts an award ceremony In order to qualify to receive recognition worked, you can begin to imagine how the
each year that recognizes companies that under CAMs Safety Achievement Award processes of managing safety differs from
have performed at least to, or better than, program, companies must hav--e a DART a smaller company to a larger company in
the industry averages for safety. This is rate below 1.6, a TCIR below 3.4, and an terms of process complexity, managing
evaluated by looking at the lagging EMR of less than 1. Also, companies culture, or dealing with regulations that
indicators for their Days Away, Restricted cannot have any fatalities, or willful or may vary from State level to Federal
or Transferred from work (DART), Total repeat violations within the last three years. programs. Each level of employer has
Case Incident Rate (TCIR), Experience Companies are categorized by their hours valuable insight to share about the
Modification Rate (EMR), and their public worked into the following four groups: effective implementation of their safety
citation records through the OSHA and health management systems. It is my
establishment search tool. These numbers Under 50,999 hours hope that through the sharing of these
are used to measure performance but are 51,000 to 199,999 hours experiences, contractors who may be
not true indicators of a companys culture 200,000 to 499,999 hours struggling to develop their own processes
of safety. In some cases, having below 500,000+ hours can learn from industry leaders in safety
industry average numbers is simply a the skills, processes, and tools necessary
matter of luck. In each of the above categories, the top to progress along the safety continuum of
At the time of the writing of this article, three employers are selected to receive a uninformed to exemplary performers and
in November 2016, the State of Michigan Gold, Silver or Bronze award. Each managers of safety culture.

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The Freeland house is the first Certified Passive House in Michigan. Completed in April 2016, this house uses about 90 percent less energy than a conventional house, same
size and location. Phoenix Haus factory assembled wall panels with 2 x 12 studs, sheathed on the exterior with 2 Agepan fiberboard, and on the interior with 5/8 OSB;
supplemented by an interior 2 x 4 service cavity. Panel seams are sealed with SIGA Rissan for interior and SIGA Wigluv for exterior. Foam Free low embodied energy wall
cavities are filled with dense packed cellulose insulation. Total wall R-value is R-51. Photo courtesy of Krystle Prime Photography

Detroit Firm Constructs the First By Douglas Elbinger

Energy Systems Analyst,
Passive House in Michigan Newman Consulting Group LLC

ets start with the question, What energy savings of up to 90 percent Passive Houses are distinguished by
is a Passive House? Passive compared with conventional building the high level of comfort they offer.
House is a building standard that is stock - and over 75 percent compared Internal surface temperatures vary
truly energy efficient, comfortable, and to average new builds. Vast energy little from indoor air temperatures,
affordable at the same time. It first savings have been demonstrated in even in the face of extreme outdoor
evolved in Europe about 25 years ago, warm climates where typical buildings temperatures. Triple glaze windows
where it is now common practice. Passive also require active cooling. and a building envelope consisting of
House is not a brand name, but a proven a highly insulated roof and floor slab,
construction concept that can be applied Passive Houses are carefully sited to as well as highly insulated exterior
by anyone, anywhere. make efficient use of the sun. Internal walls keep the desired warmth in the
A Passive House is more than just a heat sources and heat recovery house or undesirable heat out.
low-energy consuming building. Consider render conventional heating systems
the following: unnecessary, throughout even the A ventilation system imperceptibly
coldest of winters. During warmer supplies constant fresh air, making for
Foremost, the Passive House design months, Passive Houses make use of superior air quality without unpleasant
concept embodies super insulation passive cooling techniques such as drafts. A highly efficient heat recovery
in the building envelope that results in strategic shading to keep comfortably unit allows for the heat contained in
space heating- and cooling-related cool. the exhaust air to be reused.

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The Passive House concept is based homeowners to the numerous benefits (for interfaced with a CNC machine, which cut
on the goal of reducing heat losses to both occupants and the environment) of the lumber for the home. After the
an absolute minimum, rendering large the Passive House building technique. He package of wood parts are cut, they are
conventional heating systems conceived the idea of fabricating the walls, sent to the Phoenix Haus production
unnecessary. A building that does not roof and floor panels in a controlled factory facility in Detroit. According to Bill, We
require a heating system other than environment as a solution for the high cost assemble and deliver an entire Passive
post air heating is called a Passive and intensive labor associated with House building envelope, which includes
House. Traditional heating or cooling Passive House construction on site. the walls, windows, roof, and floor areas
systems are not required. Europeans have been building these for that create the main structure of the home.
years, said McDonald. I knew that This envelope is delivered via pre-
If youve already heard about Passive component building is the ideal solution fabricated panels structural sections up
House, Im sure youre already aware of for the Passive House standard because to 28 feet long that are pre-insulated,
these benefits. Unfortunately, Passive such a high level of detail is necessary and chemically foam free, air-tight detailed,
House on a prescriptive and custom basis can be easily accomplished in a controlled and wrapped with a weather tight
for new construction tends to be overly setting. membrane. A typical 2 x 4 frame residence
complicated, time-consuming, and This component building process begins may take up to 12 weeks to construct on
expensive until now. behind a computer, using powerful site, whereas Phoenix Haus can delivered
Enter construction entrepreneur, Bill modeling software. A 3D CAD model and erected in less than one week.
McDonald, principal of Phoenix Haus, in assured the highest level of accuracy So, you may ask, how is this different
Detroit. Bill wanted to bring Passive House before, during, and after the design from SIPs?
science to the Midwest and introduce process. Once completed, this model

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Phoenix Haus SIPs

Case Study: The Freeland House
Factory-built wall, roof, and floor panels with Factory built wall and roof panels filled
2 x 12 studs, sheathed on the exterior with 2 with insulating EPS (expanded polysty- First Certified Passive House in
rene) foam core. HIGH embodied energy
Agepan fiberboard sheathing and on the interior and Global Warming Potential (GWP) Michigan
wall panels available from a variety of
with 5/8 OSB; supplemented by an interior 2 x 4
manufacturers in standard overall This single-family home is the first
service cavity. Panel seams are sealed with SIGA
Rissan for interior and SIGA Wigluv for exterior.
thicknesses of 4 , 6 , 8 , 10
and 12 .
house in Michigan to be certified by the
Foam Free low embodied energy wall cavities Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS). The
are filled with dense packed cellulose insulation. striking building is situated on nearly three
acres of rural land, bordered by woods
Diffusion Open Assembly moisture can Diffusion Closed Assembly moisture has and farm fields, in Freeland, Michigan.
dry/breathe towards the outside through no means by which to travel/dry, which
the fiberboard and cellulose layers. may accelerate mold or rot.

General Specs and Team:

Extreme Durability over 100 years. Durability a function of site installation.
Location: Freeland, MI. Climate Zone - 5b
Includes 2 x 4 service cavity ready for
MEP and exterior cladding.
Substantial amount of work is left to
complete MEP on site.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Weather-tight as soon as the panels are Not weather-tight after assembled. Can
assembled in only a couple of days. take subsequent weeks with on site labor. Living Space: 3,234 square feet
Assembly is easy and straightforward. Assembly is easy and straightforward. Designer: Sedgwick & Ferwerda
Pre-cut and assembled floor systems. No floor systems. Builder: Phoenix Haus
Affordable, fast and cost effective. Expensive. Energy Consultant: Bill McDonald
Each panel is structural and requires no
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SIPs require two levels of structural walls, Completed: April 2016

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Construction: Doors: Glazed vinyl doors from Intus; U-
Foundation: Crawl space with ICF walls.
Foundation insulation: Under the 4
factor = 0.16.
Space Heating and Cooling: Two SPECIALTIES
crawl space slab, 12 of horizontal EPS Mitsubishi MSZ-FE09 mini-splits.
(R-50.8); ICF walls have 2 EPS on
exterior and 2 EPS on interior, plus an Domestic Hot Water: Stiebel Eltron
additional 6 inches of EPS on the exterior Accelera 300 heat-pump water heater.

side of the ICF walls; above-grade foam

is protected with metal flashing. Below
Mechanical Ventilation: Zehnder Comfo Soil
550 ERV. The home is outfitted with all
Grade Foundation: R-50.7.
LED bulbs, a Bosch ventless clothes Stabilization
Above-Grade Walls: Factory-built wall
panels with 2 x 12 studs, sheathed on the
dryer, and a Kitchen-Aid induction stove.
Energy: Space heating demand: 4.46
exterior with 2 Agepan fiberboard
kBTU/(ft2-yr). Specific primary energy
sheathing and on the interior with 5/8
OSB; supplemented by an interior 2 x 4
demand: 15.8 kBTU/(ft2-yr). Design space GROUND
heat load: 12,441 BTU/h. Blower-door test
service cavity. Panel seams are sealed results: 0.6 ach50. Performance: 85 90 TECHNOLOGIES
with SIGA Rissan for interior and SIGA percent reduction in utility costs as Jet Grouting
Wigluv for exterior. Water-resistive barrier: compared to a conventional house in the
Siga Majvest with taped seams. same climate zone. Compaction Grouting
This house is near Net-Zero and has Chemical Grouting
Siding: Horizontal fiber-cement siding. the potential for Net-Zero status, with the
Wall insulation: 2 x 12 studs and 2 x 4 addition of a small solar array of Micro Fine Cement
service cavity are both insulated with approximately 7 kW and (Tesla type)
dense-packed cellulose; fiberboard battery back-up. All walls, roofs and floors
sheathing provides about R-5; total wall were pre-fabricated in Detroit. CONCRETE REPAIR
Constructed entirely out of renewable
R-value is R-51.
materials, e.g. recycled newspaper and
Preplaced Aggregate
Roof: Factory-built roof panels with 16-
certified lumber. Epoxy Injection
Phoenix Haus provides a solution to the
inch TJI rafters sheathed on the exterior
high cost, high time and complexity often
Fabric Form Grout Bags
with 2-inch Agepan fiberboard and on the
associated with Passive House.Phoenix Gunite
interior with 3/4-inch OSB, supplemented
Haus sets out to continue the pursuit of
by a 2 x 6 interior service cavity; roof
innovation, add to your toolbox, and
panels are supported by a glulam helping you return home owners peace of PILES
structural ridge beam. mind.
Mini Piles
Roof Insulation: 16-inch rafters and 2 x 6 For more information, please Soil Nailing
interior service cavity are both insulated contact:
with dense-packed cellulose (R-71). Bill McDonald, COO
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Making Detroit Home

By Timothy Flintoff, Jr. AIA, NCARB

Project Manager, Hamilton Anderson Associates

hether someone lives in the 139 development in Midtown and Downtown properties. Located directly adjacent to
square miles known as the City of demonstrates the evolving residential base in downtown events and businesses, it is an
Detroit, or one of the many the area. To that end, there should be a ideal location for a mixed-use housing
suburban communities in the four adjacent renewed focus on ensuring that equitable development. The Brush Park South design
counties, the residents of Southeast Michigan residential development is occurring. As takes on the opportunity to extend the
often refer to themselves as Detroiters. We neighborhoods are revitalized, there must be neighborhood to its southernmost edge,
are filled with a pride for our region and the opportunities available to all. By adding creating a visual and spatial connection with
city at its center. Comprised of many diverse affordable housing in vibrant walkable the lively downtown area. This development
neighborhoods, Detroit offers many neighborhoods, current, future, and aspiring also activates Brush street; serving as both a
opportunities for its own renaissance. residents will have access to amenities such gateway and anchor for the neighborhood.
Whether visiting, living or working in the city, as the much anticipated M-1 Rail (Q Line), a Through a series of townhomes, carriage
it is difficult to miss the abundance of variety of employment centers, educational houses, and apartment buildings with retail
activities currently taking place. Detroit is on institutions, healthcare and retail services. and live work opportunities, the community
the cusp of experiencing its greatest growth New projects should illustrate a vision that is will vary in both height and density.
since the first three decades of the 20th in line with the culture of the community as it Architecturally, the development takes on the
Century. traditionally stands and encourages a critical language of responsible urbanism, serving as
I moved to Metro Detroit 16 years ago and mass of diverse populations in high-quality, a new development that adds to the energy
never left. While attending the University of well-designed environments. of its context and contributes to adding
Detroit Mercy, the School of Architecture I came to work at Hamilton Anderson desirable residential choices in Detroit.
imprinted upon me experiences that filled me Associates in Detroit just a few months ago. The proposed development is uniquely
with a passion to participate in Detroits It was an opportunity for me to realize positioned to anchor the Brush Park
resurgence. During my career I have projects that will have a direct impact on the neighborhood at a critical entry point,
commuted from the suburbs to the city and City of Detroit and my community. Hamilton strengthen Brush Street as a major Detroit
the city to the suburbs. Then, two years ago, Anderson has 22 years of experience in the neighborhood connector, reinforces the fabric
my wife and I had the opportunity to move shaping of our city. As an architect, the of a residential street (Adelaide), and helps to
into Detroit proper, giving us the opportunity opportunity to participate in this renaissance re-envision underutilized alleys as pedestrian-
to live, work and enjoy all this city has to offer was one that I could not ignore. The firm has oriented shared residential zones. The project
to truly make Detroit home. This is earned a reputation for providing meaningful is sensitive to its historic neighbors, building
something more and more suburbanites are places in the city that facilitate growth and on aspects of the development to the north
choosing to experience, and an opportunity opportunity for future generations. We strive in scale and ethos of contemporary
that is not just for millennials. Many new to create new, human-centered spaces which architecture, yet proposes its own unique
residents are choosing to reside in what is affect positive futures beyond four walls. voice that is the result of its particular
commonly called Greater Downtown temporal and geographic position.
Detroit, the 7.2-square-mile area of the citys Another example is the Strathmore
core. This area is experiencing tremendous Apartments - a once vacant historic hotel that
development momentum and is the focus of has been renovated into a new destination in
both public and private investment, resulting Midtown
in enhancement of connections, amenities, Detroit. The
and services which serve to increase the facility features
citys residential population and workforce. 129
As Detroits core continues to grow, apartments, a
opportunities for employment and residential An example of this work is the Brush Park restored lobby,
options are becoming prevalent. The South Development, which offers the sky-lit garden
population is evolving and demanding more opportunity for a diverse and vibrant community
in their needs for a well suited live, work and community while taking into consideration the room and
play environment. Recognition of the rapid rich historical architecture of neighboring exterior faade,

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a new canopy and streetscape along West
Alexandrine and a parking lot adjacent to the
existing alley. The project involved a mixture
of funding sources including: private
development, MSHDA Low Income Housing
Tax Credits, and Historic Tax Credits.
Hamilton Anderson assisted the developer
in filing the applications and documentation
required for these funding sources and has
been successful in meeting the requirements
for the award of the desired funding. The firm
provided design and construction documents
for the building and site, and worked closely
with a construction manager on establishing
the budget and updating costs throughout
the documentation process.
These are only two examples of many
projects transforming Detroit, but they remind
us that we must meet the continuing
challenge to design for people and create
places where a variety of individuals want to
live, work and play. Density in the city needs
to be created with a focus on people,
architecture, open spaces, and accessible
infrastructure and amenities that encourage
residents and visitors to come together,
connect, grow, and experience the city
through its storied history and diverse future.

About the Author: Timothy

Flintoff Jr. AIA, NCARB, is a

The Road Forward

project manager with
Hamilton Anderson
Associates. A resident of
Detroits Woodbridge
currently restoring a 1914 Queen Anne
Victorian home with the supervision of his wife
Ashley, their huskies, Hunter and Ares, and
their cat, Nora. When not working on his
house, Tim can usually be found sailing on
Lake Erie. Tim received a Bachelor of Science
in Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in
History from the University of Detroit Mercy
and a Master of Architecture from Lawrence
Technological University. Working in the
profession since the early 2000s, Tims project
experience has covered a variety of project
types ranging from healthcare, industrial,
residential, retail, and mixed-use to
federal/government work. Tim has been an
active member of the AIA for over 10 years
starting with the early formation of the BLEVINS SANBORN JEZDIMIR ZACK PLC
Emerging Professionals committee, to leading A Winning Legal Team
and lecturing for the ARE prep committee in
Specializing in Construction Law
2012, and has been a member of the AIA
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2016 Unique Construction
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DEWALT Cuts the Cord with FLEXVOLT
R.S. Dale Company Offers Game-Changing Battery Technology and Tools

By Mary Kremposky McArdle DEWALTs FLEXVOLTTM 60V MAX 7-1/4 Circular Saw delivers the power and depth of
cut of a corded circular saw with the power and convenience of a cordless tool.
Associate Editor Photos courtesy of DeWALt

S tep into the Sterling Heights facility of the R.S. Dale Company and be immersed in one of the largest collections of gadgets
for commercial and industrial contractors, says R.S. Dale President Randy Dale, as he stands among the well-stocked shelves of
a warehouse filled with over 20,000 items, each between 50 and 500,000 in number. Walk into Dales office to view a type of
demonstration of this specialty distributors product line of pipe hangers, threaded rod, anchors and fasteners for hanging, mounting,
fastening and anchoring virtually anything. In this product demonstration, his office interior is crowded with about five large fish
and eight trophy deer, all well fastened and securely anchored to the walls.
The office dcor fits Randy Dales origins in the tool and fastener business. Working as a harbor master in Port Sanilac while
earning a business and marketing degree from Central Michigan University, Dale met successful business people with a love for the
outdoors. A salmon fishing trip with the owner of a Detroit-based construction supply company led to his first sales job. The rest
is history. In the tool business since 1984, Dale ultimately managed the company until launching his own enterprise in 2007. Today,
R.S. Dale Company is a successful distributor serving electricians, plumbers, pipefitters, HVAC contractors, fire protection contractors
and general contractors with not only anchors, fasteners, hangers and strut framing, but also a host of tools along with safety
equipment and supplies.
In 2011, the thriving R.S. Dale Company opened a Lansing facility, and now new operations are being considered regionally,
24 CAM MAGAZINE JANUARY 2017 The Voice of The Construction Industry

DEWALTs VSR Cordless Stud and Joist Drill

said Dale. The firms own fleet of trucks The number of patents reflects seeming magic? The lithium ion battery
services Michigan and its regional FLEXVOLTs high level of innovation. has three rows of five cells totaling 15
neighbors in Ohio, Indiana and The 60-volt lithium ion battery gives a cells altogether. FLEXVOLT operates in
Pennsylvania. More than a regional cordless tool the power of a corded tool. series mode to power a 60-volt tool.
reach, the firm also ships product Importantly, contractors can keep their The battery operates sequentially,
across the United States through its stock of 20-volt DEWALT tools, because triggering each cell in sequence, said
network of national suppliers. We have FLEXVOLT is backwards compatible with
a strong commitment to servicing DEWALTs existing 20-volt tool platform.
jobsites, said Dale. More than 94 They didnt make their 20-volt line Spectacular
percent of our orders are delivered obsolete, because when contractors Helicopter Photography
complete within the next day. commit to a tool platform, they have by Dale Fisher
Dales story began with a fishing trip, already invested heavily in the tools, said
but clearly the success of his committed Dale.
and knowledgeable company is no fish Attach a 60-volt or a 20-volt tool to the
story. As the foundation of its success, battery, and FLEXVOLT lives up to its
the company is dedicated to bringing name by automatically recognizing the
contractors the most innovative and tools voltage and immediately switching
efficient products and tools available. the operation of its 15-cell pack. A
As one of DEWALTs premier computer chip allows the battery to
distributors, R.S. Dale Company now recognize whether the tool is 60 or 20
offers the truly amazing FLEXVOLT, volt, said Beebe.
the worlds first battery pack that FLEXVOLT offers three times the
automatically changes voltage when a battery power to 60-volt brushless tools
contractor changes tools. delivering the power of a corded tool -
and increases run time up to four times
FLEXVOLT: Power of Corded; for 20-volt tools. Place two 60-volt
Freedom of Cordless FLEXVOLT batteries together and power
FLEXVOLT is empowering contractors a 120-volt miter saw a piece of High resolution images
to truly pull the plug on corded tools. equipment never before available in the for print & web
Its a game-changer industry-wide, cordless version. A dummy battery pack
said Dale. Thats a bold but true allows the crew to operate the miter saw
statement. No one has a battery like this in either a corded or cordless version, Dale Fisher
DEWALT, a subsidiary of Stanley
added R.S. Dale Outside Sales
Representative Tom Thompson. HELIPHOTO
Black & Decker, took out the largest Given these capacities, one can already
patent ever filed in the history of the hear the famous music from the iconic 517-522-3705
over 100-year-old parent company, said movie, 2001 Space Odyssey begin to
R.S. Dale Product Specialist Jeff Beebe. play. What technology creates this

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Beebe. For the 20-volt tool, FLEXVOLT operates the three rows of
five cells in parallel mode. For the 20-volt tool, FLEXVOLT runs five
cells at a time, and once those five cells lose charge, the next row
of five cells power the tool without the need to charge the battery,
explains Beebe.
Thats the theory. Heres the practice: On the jobsite, FLEXVOLT
boosts safety and improves efficiency. Safety-wise, fewer cords will
eliminate tripping hazards. Efficiency-wise, the daily ritual of hauling
out and then returning a tangled web of extension cords will no
longer dominate the beginning and end of a workday. Imagine
arriving at a jobsite at 6:30 am, and pulling out all the extension
cords you put away the night before, said Dale. Its very time-
consuming, and expensive cords might be damaged, versus just
turning on the tool and using it.
Tasks can be conducted at the actual work area rather than near
a power outlet or tethered by cord to a gas generator on a jobsite
without permanent power, added Thompson. Working in multiple
areas of the site throughout the course of the day can be more easily
and more quickly accomplished.
In research and development for over two years, DEWALT held a
live launch of FLEXVOLT on Facebook in June 2016. DEWALT began
taking orders in April 2016 and shipping products in mid-July 2016
for its distributor network. Jobsite demonstrations have already
taken place in Detroit, including at the emerging Little Caesars
Arena. Reaction is positive and interest is high, said Dale.
Current demand for FLEXVOLT has already sky-rocketed and
outpaced supply. On average, 2016 demand is seven times larger
than forecasted, said Beebe quoting DEWALT. FLEXVOLT has far
exceeded our wildest expectations in regard to user and distributor
FLEXVOLT has the potential to actually replace a sizeable majority
of corded tools on construction sites, said Beebe. Once FLEXVOLT
floods the market, Beebe estimates the ratio of cordless to corded
tools will be 70 to 30 as compared to the current 60 to 40 market
dominance of the corded tools. In the early days of cordless,
ergonomic concerns led to smaller, lighter tools, but now
contractors are demanding portability, power and run time, said
Beebe. Twenty years ago, the 12-volt cordless tool was also a
luxury. It was expensive and only used if you were more than 100
feet away from a plug, a hundred feet being the length of the typical
extension cord. Twenty years later, the industry is coming full circle,
and soon the corded tool will be a dinosaur.
Despite the successful roll-out of FLEXVOLT, DEWALT is not
resting on its laurels. The current FLEXVOLT battery is six-amp
hours, but DEWALT will soon debut a nine-amp hour version. Beebe
explains the difference: An amp hour rating can be viewed as a
fuel or gas tank. In comparing a six-amp to a nine-amp hour rated
battery, both are producing the same power but the higher-rated one
will basically run longer than the other battery. Coming soon, the
FLEXVOLT 9.0 Ah battery will power several 60-volt tools, including
a rotary hammer described below, as well as a blower, a plunge saw,
a 15-inch string trimmer and a 16-inch chainsaw.
Always in the forefront of new developments, such as FLEXVOLT,
R.S. Dale Company stays true to its mission to give its customers a
competitive edge. Currently in short supply because of high
demand, FLEXVOLT itself promises to be a game-changer

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DEWALT has delivered the worlds first battery pack that automatically changes voltage
when you change tools. The battery, called FLEXVOLT, works with cordless 60V or
cordless 20V tools. It increases the runtime of cordless 20V tools by up to four times.

developed to help contractors stay in the DEWALT produces more products

game and effectively compete in a domestically than any other tool
demanding industry. manufacturer, said Dale. DEWALT holds The 60-Volt 1-9/16 Cordless Rotary
the FLEXVOLT patent, and DEWALT Hammer with E-Clutch System
FLEXVOLTS TOOL BUDDIES AND assembles the FLEXVOLT battery pack in DEWALTs new rotary hammer is the only
OTHER ACCESSORIES its own facility from cells that are made cordless version in the marketplace
DEWALT has developed 88 new products from DEWALTs Lithium Battery cell capable of producing an optimal drilling
for use with the FLEXVOLT battery; suppliers. hole size in concrete of around an inch-
approximately 54 are geared toward DEWALTs line of new cordless tools is and-an-eighth, said Beebe. Other
commercial and industrial contractors, waiting to be turned on and put to good cordless versions will produce an optimal
said Beebe. Many newly released tools use in solving contractors nagging hole of about half-inch-and-five-eighths.
are adaptations allowing existing tools to jobsite problems. R.S. Dale outlines the There is nothing like it in the
operate more efficiently and more safely. benefits of seven DEWALT cordless marketplace. Coming soon, the rotary
In addition, many of these tools are products and accessories: hammer kit includes FLEXVOLT 9.0 Ah
manufactured in the United States. battery.

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The optimal drilling range is between -

inch and 1-1/18-inch. The rotary hammer
is also a PERFORM & PROTECT tool
that features DEWALTs SHOCKS anti-
vibration system and E-Clutch. The
DEWALT E-Clutch system senses the
motion of the tool and reduces the motor
torque to a manageable level if
necessary. This is especially important
when drilling into rebar-embedded

The Holy Grail of Cordless Grinders

A 60-volt battery in DEWALTs new 4.5-
to 6-inch grinder with a Kickback Brake
offers the ability to actually grind a
material instead of merely cutting it with
a cordless grinder. If you try to grind
rather than just cut, other cordless
The Art of Demolition platforms in a 4.5-inch grinder will
physically stop the blade, said Beebe.
It just doesnt have the power. This will
be the first true cordless grinder in the
marketplace. Trades people have been
begging for this for a long time.
According to DEWALT product literature,
cuts as fast as 2.66 seconds can be
made in -inch rebar using a FLEXVOLT
6.0 Ah battery and six-inch FLEXVOLT
cutting wheel.

Safety First: DEWALT Offers the -

Inch VSR Cordless Stud and Joist
Drill with E-Clutch System
DEWALTs cordless stud and joist drill
carves holes in studs in a safer manner.
When you are drilling wood with knots,
the bits in the tool may catch and the
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NADC Email: Dale. According to Beebe, DEWALTs

IN 60-volt, cordless stud and joist drill has

CE 198

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The cordless revolution continues with the much-antipated release of FLEXVOLT 9.0
Ah. The FLEXVOLT 9.0 Ah battery will power several 60-volt tools, including a rotary
hammer described below, as well as a blower, a plunge saw, a 15-inch string trimmer
and a 16-inch chainsaw.

pull of a trigger, Beebe continued. A in stock. We show it to people and they

nut can be threaded immediately. It immediately take it, and that shows the
speeds up the job. It is the only one on tools high level of innovation.
the market. We just cant keep that item

an electronic clutch that senses any

binding in the bit. It dramatically boosts
the safety factor.
PROTECT tools, when a loss of control
is detected from sudden stall or bind-up
incidents, the E-Clutch reduces power
and torque, allowing for enhanced tool
control when it is needed the most,

according to DEWALTs website. Using
tools featuring DEWALTs 2-Stage Clutch
for rotary hammers and E-Clutch for drills
and grinders, more control is provided in
a bind up situation to help minimize
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Threaded Rod Cutters
In the 20-volt arena, DEWALT offers a
new threaded rod cutter capable of
making a clean cut and eliminating an
entire step in production. If a person
wants to cut threaded rod, they use a
band saw, a grinder or a reciprocating
saw, explains Beebe. These are all fine
tools to do the job, but the problem is
after the cut is made a bur remains on the
end. Often times, the person wont be
able to thread a nut on the rod without Contact:
cleaning or grinding off the bur on the Tom Doyle 248.223.3402
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rod cutter that cuts cleanly with a simple

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The Portable Power Station

Four, 60-volt batteries power a cordless
3,600-watt DEWALT generator. The
DCB1800 can use 20-volt batteries, or
the new FLEXVOLT battery, in any
combination to achieve the 3,600-peak
watt output.
This generator operates without gas
and without oil, and without making any
noise or fumes, said Beebe. This is a
huge development that is being eyed by
many people. This is part of the end
game to replace corded and gas tools on
jobsites. Working in a cordless, no gas
environment, a contractor could also
save on fuel costs and reduce site
emissions, added Thompson.
Also available in a plugged-in, corded
version, the same generator can be used
as a power station capable of charging
multiple batteries all at the same time.
Other multiple battery chargers are
sequential, meaning they charge one
battery first, and only when the first is
finished does it begin to charge the
second, said Beebe. This charges four
batteries simultaneously, and they can be
20-volt, 60-volt and either FLEXVOLT or
some other type of battery.

Bluetooth LED Large Area Light with

Built-In Battery Charger
No permanent power and no lights is a
common jobsite condition. A welcome
accessory is a so-called wobble light that
doesnt fall when pushed, and that lights
an entire area rather than a focused spot.
DEWALTs version is full Bluetooth

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capable, can be operated from a Smart concrete and if you dont remove all the the trigger, the tool and the extractor
Phone - using DEWALTs App Tool dust from the hole, when you go to set motor start. Using FLEXVOLT on this
Connect - and can even be scheduled to the concrete anchor, it is not set to its full 20-volt extractor increases the extractors
turn on and off at a designated time, said capacity. run time.
Beebe. The light is an added safety DEWALTs 20-volt Dust Extractor
feature allowing a contractor to light a protects both the worker and the work.
space from a distance and avoid any It connects to the tool but has its own
hazards in a jobsite without power. Its motor, explains Beebe. When you pull
level of brightness can be adjusted via
eight different settings from 500 up to
7,000 lumens.


The 20-Volt Dust Extractor:

R.S. Dale Company keeps its customers
up to date on new safety regulations.
The firm also gives contractors the tools
to meet any new standard and to get the
job done safely. New OSHA regulations
reducing exposure to silica dust from
R e in fo r c e d Clear Poly
concrete drilling will become effective in
H eavy String 0 0 4 0 x 1 00 
June 2017. Under the new regulations,
2 x 1
if you are drilling into concrete you have  0 x 100 3
2 u la r S caffolding
r T u b
to collect the dust, said Beebe.
Windclips fo kets
Dale adds, As a cutting-edge supplier
Electric Blan
of the most modern and innovative tool ts
line that we know of, it is our job to make Insul-Blanke
all of our customers aware of the pending M or t a r A d m ixtures
enforcement. More importantly, there are
available products to stop people from
breathing in silica dust. Manufacturers
have developed collection mechanisms,
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which are basically vacuums that still
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to drill holes in concrete, but make it
CALL 1-800-659-4731
happen more safely. The Dust Extractor 43300 SEVEN MILE ROAD NORTHVILLE, MICHIGAN 48167
sucks up the dust, which makes it safer
for people and also ensures a properly
set anchor. When you drill a hole in
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Providing 150 Years of Movable Wall
Experience To The Great State Of Michigan

Finally, a continuously hinged movable wall system that actually provides premium acoustics and
premium aesthetics all with a touch of a single modern touchscreen. The future of movable walls and
space division is automation. Modernfold, Inc. and Gardiner C. Vose are once again at the forefront
with Acousti-Seal Encore Automated. As an industry innovator, Modernfold is introducing its new
Presto Package which provides users touch screen operation, consistent error-free set-up, and state-of-
the-art safety systems for any space division need.

Contact Gardiner C. Vose, Inc. today to learn more about Acousti-Seal Encore Automated as well as
a variety of other space division products, including:

Acousti-Seal Acousti-Clear Custom Solutions

Acousti-Seal Encore Glass Wall Systems Accordion Partitions

Booth 401

1-800-693-1800 EXPERT DESIGN
Welcome to the

Michigan Construction
&D e s i g n Tr a d e s h o w
The Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow will be held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on
February 1, 2017. The 32nd edition of this event for industry professionals is sponsored by the
Construction Association of Michigan (CAM).
The Tradeshow opens at 9:00 a.m. and runs to 4:30 p.m.
Many exhibitors plan to launch new construction-related equipment, tools and services. Contractors,
designers, and construction buyers will be able to actually see, test and learn about the newest
equipment, products and services available.
CAM will be celebrating its131st Annual Meeting, by invitation only, at the Sound Board
beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The CAM Magazine Special Issue Awards will take place during the CAM Annual Meeting. The
architects and general contractors whose projects were featured in the 2016 Special Issue will be
receiving commemorative plaques. CAM Magazine will also be presenting the 2016 Project of the Year
Award, as voted upon by the readership of CAM Magazine and the CAM Magazine Editorial Advisory
This year CAMTEC, the Training and Education Center of CAM, will be presenting several seminars
during the Tradeshow. They included: Getting to Zero; What You Need to Have foran EPA Audit; and
Affordable Care Act (ACA). To register, please visit call Jason Griffin or Diane
Sawinski in the CAMTEC offices at (248) 972-1000.
Tickets to the tradeshow can be picked up at CAM Headquarters in Bloomfield Hills. However, the most
convenient way to get tickets is to pre-register online now at CAMs website:
Attendees pre-registering before January 15th will have their name badges mailed, and those
pre-registering after January 15th can pick up their badges at the door of Michigan Construction &
Design Tradeshow.
For further questions, please call Ron Riegel at (248) 972-1000.

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103 105 107 109 111 113 115 117 119 121 123
202 204 206 208 210 212 214 216 218 220 222 125 502



203 205 207 209 211 213 215 217 219 221 223 225
302 304 306 308 310 312 314 316 318 320 322 324 508




303 305 307 309 311 313 315 317 319 321 323 325

402 404 406 408 410 412 414 416 418 420 422 424



401 409 417 419 425 427


9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. 131ST ANNUAL MEETING Classrooms & Seminars

Tradeshow Exhibitors & Booth Numbers

Ace Cutting Equipment & Supply, Inc. ........414 Glassline ......................................................427 Progressive Plumbing & Supply..................202
Advanced Disposal ......................................510 GPRS...........................................................213 Progressive Sweeping
Advanced Disposal ......................................510 Ground Penetrating Radar & Orbital Transport......................................108
Alta Equipment ............................................210 Technologies................................................503 Red Wing Shoes..........................................404
Aluminum Supply Co. .................................105 H E Lennon..................................................208 RetroFoam of Michigan ...............................124
ARC Michigan..............................................402 Hansen Marketing........................................121 Safety Services ............................................102
Bricklayers & Allied Henderson Glass .........................................100 Servpro of Saginaw/
Craftworkers Local #2 .................................309 Hilti, Inc. .....................................................325 Romulus/Downriver.....................................412
Broner Glove & Safety .................................125 HSE Integrated Ltd. ....................................203 Signature Wall Solutions .............................209
Clean Duct Systems ....................................119 Identicom Sign Solutions ............................319 SMRCA/149 Labor Management .................206
Closet By Design .........................................315 Iron Workers Local 25.................................305 Speedway SuperFleet ..................................118
Construction Points Plus .............................117 Jeffers Crane ...............................................225 Standard Textile ...........................................107
Construction Specialties ..............................115 Marshall Sales, Inc. ....................................105 STE, Inc. .....................................................424
Construction Tool Supply ............................126 MDOT ..........................................................204 Tempo Technologies ....................................508
Contractors Training Institute ......................500 Michigan CAT / MacAllister Rentals.............512 The Work Wear Store ..................................111
Doeren Mayhew...........................................106 Michigan Fair Contracting Center ................219 Tri Media Environmental Engineers .............205
Elite Air Products.........................................116 Michigan Glass Coatings .............................112 United Rentals Power & HVAC ....................313
Engineering Supply & Imaging....................222 Michigan Statewide Carpenters Urbans Partition & Remodeling ..................103
Exceptional Metals.......................................308 & Millwrights ...............................................214 V&S Detroit Galvanizing ..............................406
Ferris State University .................................410 NXT Design..................................................504 Venture Grafix..............................................110
Fieldstone A&E ............................................212 Operating Engineers Local 324 JATF ...........303 Versico / Division 7 Roofing Solutions ........113
Foundation Software....................................207 Power Vac of Michigan / Service Pro ..........302 VTC Insurance Group ..................................215
Galeanas Van Dyke Dodge ..........................422 PPG .............................................................314 Weiser Recycling .........................................120
Gardiner C. Vose, Inc. ................................401 Production Modeling Group ........................501 William Scottsman ......................................109
GEO Shack...................................................312 Proficient Training & Consulting..................217
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M I C H I G A N D E S I G N & C O N S T R U C T I O N T R A D E S H O W

Advanced Disposal Services Inc Aluminum Supply Broner Glove & Safety
10599 Five Mile Rd 14359 Meyers Rd 1750 Harmon Rd
Northville MI 48168 Detroit MI 48227 Auburn Hills MI 48326
Contact: Deborah Bruner See Our Ad on Contact: Donna Preston
Contact: Meghan Zoll
Page 8
(248)412-0685 (248)349-7572 Fax (313)491-5040 (248)391-6016 (248)391-5001 Fax (313)491-6462 Fax
Products On Display: Environmentally Products On Display: Making A Diffrence
conscientious waste company integrating Products On Display: Fastener In Your Safety ProgramSolutions,
non-hazardous solid waste collection for Distributor, Sheet Metal/Extrusion Training, In-Stock Safety Equipment &
residential, commercial, industrial & Products, Same-Day Shipping
Distributor, Fabrication
construction customers.

Closets By Design
ARC Document Solutions
Alta Equipment Co 2295 N Opdyke Rd Suite B
56195 Pontiac Trail 1009 West Maple Rd Auburn Hills MI 48326
See Our Ad on Clawson MI 48017
New Hudson MI 48165 Page 40 See Our Ad on Contact: Corissa Farmer
Contact: Gary Mercer Contact: William Dunn Page 46 (248)499-9774
(248)356-5200 (248)356-2029 Fax (248)459-8677 (248)499-9751 Fax Products On Display: Copiers, Plotters,
Products On Display: Complete Scanning, Color Graphics Products On Display: Custom
Construction Equipment Solutions Organizational Systems

Booth 309

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6090 WALL ST. 3242 W.ST. JOSEPH HWY.
PH. 586.264.1962 PH. 517.372.0000

Specialists in Hanging, Mounting, and Supporting Needs for

Mechanical, Electrical, HVAC, and Fire Protection Contractors

Booth 409

now proudly
M I C H I G A N D E S I G N & C O N S T R U C T I O N T R A D E S H O W

CTS-Construction Tool & Supply Co Contractors Training Institute, LLC Doeren Mayhew
20866 Dequindre Rd Lead Renovator Training, LLC 305 West Big Beaver Rd
Warren MI 48091 8756 Trenton Dr Troy MI 48084 See Our Ad on
Contact: Bill Parkhill White Lake MI 48386 Contact: Matthew Gurwin Page 41
(586)757-3330 See Our Ad on Contact: Edward G. Wenz, Jr. (248)244-3000
(586)757-5399 Fax Page 38 (248)698-6900 (248)694-2001 Fax Products On Display: Experienced
Products On Display: Concrete Anchors, Products On Display: CTI - Consulting, construction CPAs offering industry-
Masonry Drills & Bits, Spring Steel Clips, Testing & Inspections, LLC Michigan specific accounting, audit, tax, business
Beam Clamps, Thread Lockers, Fire Builders Training & Builders Con-E valuation, litigation support, business
Stopping Materials advisory services and much more.

RS Dale Company
Construction Specialties 6090 Wall St Engineering Supply & Imaging
48679 Alpha Drive #190 Sterling Heights MI 48312 11281 James Street
See Our Ad on
Wixom MI 48393 Contact: Tom Thompson Holland MI 49424
Page 37
Contact: Jeff Blackford (586)264-1962 Contact: Matt Tilton
(248)545-1002 Ex 101 (586)264-2165 Fax (616)392-7700
(248)545-7902 Fax (616)392-7741 Fax Products On Display: Supplier Of
Unistrut, Pipehangers, Anchors, Cutting
Products On Display: Manufacturer of Products On Display: Large & small
Products, Through-Hanger Insulation
specialty interior building products: wall format printers
Products, Fasteners, Gaskets, Firestop,
and door protection, entrance flooring and
Cable Tray, Cadweld, Sioux Chief
cubicle curtains


The CTS Fastening Center is designed to better accommo-

date both normal and EMERGENCY NEEDS for unexpected
changes if a breakdown occurs, or if youre just out-of-stock.
Were loaded with quality concrete anchors, masonry bits,
rotary hammer drills, fire stopping materials and spring steel
clips, including many hard to find items. Our central location
in the Detroit Metro area makes pickup only minutes away
from your jobsite. Booth 126
Booth 126

586/757-3330 CONSTRUCTION
FAX 586/757-5399 20866 Dequindre Warren, MI 48091

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M I C H I G A N D E S I G N & C O N S T R U C T I O N T R A D E S H O W

Ferris State University Fieldstone Architecture and Engineering Foundation Software

605 South Warren Ave; GRN-227 3400 Auburn Rd Suite 200 17999 Foltz Industrial Pkwy
Big Rapids MI 49307 Auburn Hills MI 48326 Strongsville OH 44149
Contact: Suzanne Miller Contact: Jeff Schniers Contact: Brent Ragnoni
(231)591-3773 (231)591-3587 Fax (248)622-4035 (330)220-8383 (330)220-1443 Fax
Products On Display: Four-year university
with an ACCE accredited construction Products On Display: Full Service
management program covering commerical, Architecture & Engineering focusing on Products On Display: Foundation
industrial, institutional, residential, highway and commercial, community, custom & Software offers two products for
bridge markets. clubhouses/amenity campuses construction; foundation job cost
accounting software and an online payroll
processing service.

7540 New West Road
Toledo OH 43617
Contact: Dena Rozzi
(419)843-5829 Fax
Products On Display: GPRS provides
utility locating and concrete scanning

Galeanas Van Dyke Dodge

28400 Van Dyke
Warren MI 48093
Contact: Dennis Christina
(586)573-7036 Fax
Products On Display: Trucks, Vans &

H.E. Lennon
Booth 210 23920 Freeway Park Dr
Farmington Hills MI 48335
Contact: Dan MacGlashing
5 Locations to Service You! (248)474-6624
(248)474-3410 Fax
Detroit Grand Rapids
5105 Loraine St 8840 Byron Commerce Dr SW
Detroit, MI 48208 B y r o n C e n t e r, M I 4 9 3 1 5
Products On Display: H.E. Lennon, Inc
is the authorized distributor of Swagelok
Flint M e t r o We s t Tr a v e r s e C i t y Products. We strive to be your first
G-3283 S Dort Hwy 5 6 1 9 5 P o n t i a c Tr a i l 1061 Stepke Ct
choice in quality fluid system
Burton, MI 48529 New Hudson, MI 48165 Tr a v e r s e C i t y, M I 4 9 6 8 5
810-744-4840 248-356-5200 231-943-3700

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Hansen Marketing Services Inc
1000 Decker Road, PO Box 640
Walled Lake MI 48390
Contact: Jerry Marquette
(248)669-2323 See Our Ad on Pages
39, 42 & 44
(248)669-1204 Fax
Products On Display: Wholesale
Distributor Of Building Materials For
Commercial & Residential Construction

Henderson Glass
715 E South Blvd
Rochester Hills MI 48307
Contact: Cindy Bliemaster
(248)829-4799 Fax Michigans Largest Selection
Products On Display: Michigan-based
of Concrete Sawing &
glass experts specializing in Automotive, Booth 414
Coring Equipment
Residential, and Commercial glass for
over 100 years.

28190 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia MI 48150
Contact: Amy Keim
Products On Display:
Chemical/Mechanical anchors,
Power tools & firestop

IdentiCom Sign Solutions

24657 Halsted Road
Were all in business for a reason.
Farmington Hills MI 48335
Contact: John DiNunzio Ours is to make yours better.
(248)946-4198 Fax If your construction business has a getting-better agenda (and whose doesnt?), you need more than traditional accounting firm services. Staffed with construction CPAs and business advisors with an entrepreneurial
Products On Display: We design, mindset, Doeren Mayhew goes beyond the traditional with a wide range of
manufacture, install and service signs. services delivered along with insight into your business, oversight to ensure
We ensure to achieve best value on your best practices and foresight for whats ahead.
projects. Our innovative solutions
provide on time and accurate delivery.

Booth 106

248.244.3000 | Insight. Oversight. Foresight.

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M I C H I G A N D E S I G N & C O N S T R U C T I O N T R A D E S H O W

Ironworkers Training CTR Marshall Sales Michigan Fair Contracting Center

50490 W. Pontiac Trail 14359 Meyers Rd PO Box 1081
Detroit MI 48227 Birmingham MI 48012
Wixom MI 48393
Contact: Meghan Zoll See Our Ad on Contact: Daniel Argentati
Contact: Kevin McDonell Page 8 (248)836-2770 (248)253-1721 Fax
(248)960-2130 (313)491-5040
(248)960-0980 Fax (313)491-6462 Fax
Products On Display: Provides Educational Services On Public Construction
Products On Display: Fastener Projects To Ensure Compliance With All
Products On Display: 4 year
Distributor, Sheet Metal/Extrusion Applicable Prevailing Wage Rate Regulations
apprentice training, specializing in
Distributor, Fabrication & Related Standards
structural reinforcing, rigging and
machinery moving and ornamental

Jeffers Crane Service

PO Box 807
Highland MI 48357 See Our Ad on
Contact: Vince Voetberg Page 21
(888)758-8041 Fax
Products On Display: Sales & Rentals
Of Manlifts, Material Handlers, Boom
Trucks, Cranes, Tower Cranes

PO Box 30643
Lansing MI 48909-8143
Contact: Katie Benghauser
(517)284-7725 Fax
Products On Display: Consultation,
Services & Information On Workplace
Safety & Health

MacAllister Rentals/Michigan CAT

52700 Pontiac Trail
Wixom MI 48393
Contact: Paul Mason February 3, 2016
(248)417-8300 See Our Ad on
(877)714-6210 Fax; Booth 117
Products On Display: Michigans
Premium Heavy Equipment Solutions

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Michigan Glass Coatings, Inc Power Vac of Michigan/

1120 Doris Rd Service Pro
Auburn Hills MI 48326 44300 Grand River Ave See Our Ad on
Contact: Chad Golda Novi MI 48375 Page 45
(248)364-6667 Contact: Michael Van Couwenberghe
(248)364-6670 Fax (248)912-9974 (248)912-9975 Fax
Products On Display:
Commercial/Residential window Products On Display: Full service
films for sun control, security, privacy, plumbing, electrical/HVAC, emergency
and decorative purposes vac/jet services. Hydro excavation,
pipeline inspections and grease trap
Michigan Statewide Carpenters
& Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship
& Training Fund Production Modeling Corp (PMC)
1401 Farrow 15726 Michigan Ave
Ferndale MI 48220 Dearborn MI 48126
Contact: Geroge Gillis Contact: Amanda Moore
(248)541-2740 (313)441-4460
(248)541-1660 Fax (313)441-6098 Fax Booth 412
Products On Display: Meet and
discuss our apprenticeship program Products On Display: PMC Is A
with union and non-union contractors, Design Engineering Solutions Firm
school boards & municipalities Specializing In Engineering &
Visualization Services For Laser
Scanning, 3D/2D CAD Modeling &
NXT Design Facility Integration
1442 Brush St Suite 200
Detroit MI 48226
Contact: Justin Morelock Proficient Training & Consulting
(309)631-2784 36432 Pound Rd Richmond MI 48062 Contact: Lisa MaCauley
Products On Display: Commercial (586)651-1811
interior design, hospitality, retail and
Products On Display: Site Safety
Professionsal, Safety Training, Safety
Operating Engineers 324 JATF Consulting
275 E Highland Rd
Howell MI 48843
Contact: Elizabeth Rzepka Progressive Plumbing & Supply
(517)546-9610 x1700 See Our Ad on 23950 Ryan Rd
(517)546-9793 Fax IFC Warren MI 48091 Contact: Jay Hults (586)756-8662
Products On Display: Heavy (586)756-9077 Fax
Equipment & Stationary Operating
Engineer Journeyman & Apprentice Products On Display: Plumbing
Booth 302
Training School Supplies and Toilet Room Accessories

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M I C H I G A N D E S I G N & C O N S T R U C T I O N T R A D E S H O W

Progressive Sweeping & SMRCA/149 Labor Management Institutional Textile & Apparel Markets
Orbital Transport 3560 E 9 Mile Rd Tempo Technologies
5202 Enterpirse Blvd Warren MI 48091
Toledo OH 43612 288 Washington St
Contact: Heather Hadley
Contact: Kerry Mackert Brooking MA 02445
(586)759-2140 (586)759-0528 Fax
(734)777-0368 Contact: Karen Gunsberg (888)948-0376
Products On Display: Labor
Products On Display: Power Sweeping
Management Working Together To Build
Contractor, Parking Lots, Streets,
The Best Roofs Products On Display: Revolutionary
Construction, Highway, Warehouse and more.
inventory management system using
I.T. Integrated hardware and software
Red Wing Shoe Co Safety Services Inc
5286 Wynn Rd, Kalamazoo for locating, identifying and organizing
779 Saint James Park Ave
MI 49048 parts, materials, tools, and equipment.
Monroe MI 48161 See Our Ad on BC
Contact: Ed Hoyas 585 Kendrick Court SE,
(847)471-4052 Cell (734)457-2854 Fax Grand Rapids MI 49512 49048 Contact: Kathryn Bowdish TriMedia Environmental &
Products On Display: Work Boots, (800)632-2955 (800)851-7233 Fax Engineering
Safety Footwear 830 W Washington St Marquette MI 49855
RetroFoam of Michigan Inc Products On Display: Distributor Of Contact: Hilary Smith
200 Grover St PO Box 3098 Safety, Health, Environmental & (906)228-5125
Montrose MI 48457 Emergency Reponse Products Since
Contact: Jessica Walker 1948; PPE, Fall Protection, Confined
Space, Service Center, Rental; WBENC;
(989)244-1206 (989)393-6300 Fax Also located in GRAND RAPIDS Products On Display: Environmental, industrial hygiene, health & safety,
Products On Display: Installation of surveying, GIS
foam Insulation Servpro of Saginaw/
7025 Metroplex Drive
See Our Ad on Urbans Partition & Remodeling
Taylor MI 48174
Contact: Cody Wedel
Page 45 Co.
(734)922-3138 (313)914-3734 Fax 19430 Gerald Northville MI 48167 Contact: Rod Vasold
Products On Display: Contractor (248)348-1180
specializing in fire and water cleanup and (248)348-7858 Fax
restoration. Additional core
competencies include abatement of
mold, asbestos and lead. Products On Display: Sales of
Moderco operable partitions, service
Speedway Superfleet of all brands of operable partitions and
885 E Oakridge Ct accordian doors.
Midland MI 48640
(989)615-2736 (989)837-8604 Fax V & S Detroit Galvanizing
Products On Display: Free Discount 12600 Arnold St
Fleet Fuel Program Good At Any Redford MI 48239
Speedway Or Marathon Location
Contact: Pete Kohler
Booth 402 (313)535-2600
Standard Textile (313)535-0862 Fax
1 Knollcrest Dr
Cincinnati OH 45237
Contact: Matt Filkins Products On Display: Hot Dip
(734)341-3877 Galvanizing
Products On Display: A Vertically
Integrated Company, Were A Leading Global
Provider Of End-To-End Solutions For The
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VTC Insurance Group
1175 West Long Lake Rd Ste 200
Troy MI 48098
Contact: Thomas Skuza
(248)828-3741 Fax See Our Ad on Page 5
Products On Display: Insurance
Agency Providing Complete Insurance
Programs For Contractors & Suppliers;
Providing Surety Bonding For

Gardiner C Vose Inc

832 Crestview Ave
Bloomfield Hills MI 48302 See Our Ad on
Contact: Kurt Schwarz Page 32
(248)332-7073 Fax
Products On Display: Modernfold
Operable Partitions, Novawall Sound
Panels, Porter Athletic Gymnasium
Equipment, TATE Access Flooring,
Trendway Demountable Partitions,
Specialty Union Carpenter Contracting

Weiser Recycling Inc

35900 Clinton St
Wayne MI 48184
Contact: Jim Neidert
(734)721-4980 Fax
Products On Display: Metal
Recycling Facility

The Work Wear Store

1708 N. Michigan Ave.
Saginaw MI 48602
Contact: R. Glen Roe
(703)348-4772 Cell
Products On Display: Specializing in
custom embroidery and screen
printing; safety, FR, and corporate
casual clothing; promotional swag; and
great brands including Carhartt

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Course Offerings 2017

CAMTEC, the Training and Education Center at the Construction Association of Michigan, offers a wide variety of
classes, seminars, and presentations on all aspects of construction. Sessions are held at the CAMTECclassroom in Bloomfield
Hills unless otherwise specified. These classes can be taken to the field on jobsites or in office settings as well.

CAMTEC is proud to be a host site for the Mid-America OSHA Education Center (MAOEC) as well as a co-sponsor for the
MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI). CAM members save an average of 30 percent on CAMTEC class tuition rates. Call (248) 972-
1000 for more information on becoming a CAM member. Class dates and times are subject to change. Please check online for
the most current schedule.

CONSTRUCTION Project Management & Supervision Mitigating Contract Risk

MANAGEMENT 2/21/17 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 2/23/17 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
6/15/17 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 10/5/17 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Advanced Printreading
Dates TBD 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Project Cost Management Payment Bonds
7/14/17 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3/9/17 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Cost Estimating of a Construction 12/8/17 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 10/19/17 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Change Order
4/13 & 4/20/17 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Project Documentation & Closeout Prevailing Wage Compliance
11/6 & 11/13/17 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 8/11/17 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3/16/17 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
11/10/17 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Estimating (Prerequisite: Printreading)
3/22, 3/23, 3/24/17 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. CONSTRUCTION LAW & MIOSHA & OSHA
11/14, 11/15/11/16 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. CONTRACTS OFFERINGS
Joint Venture Collaboration Accounts Receivable Management Asbestos & Lead Awareness
3/15/17 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. & Collections MTI Elective
9/11/17 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3/8/17 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1/10/17 9:00 a.m. 12:30 pm.
10/11/17 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Planning & Scheduling Elements of a Safety & Health
5/16/17 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. AIA Contract Forms Management
10/10/17 9:00 a.m. 3:30 pm. 2/16/17 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. System MTI Required
9/12/17 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 8/8 & 8/9/17 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Mon & Thu 2/9 thru 3/30/17 Construction Liens Excavations: The Grave Danger MTI Elective
5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 3/7/17 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 3/14/17 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Mon & Thu 9/14 thru 11/2 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 10/3/17 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

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Health Hazards in Construction MTI Required MIOSHA Recordkeeping & Cost of OSHA 511: OSHA Standards for General
1/24/17 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Injuries MTI Elective Industry
7/21/17 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 6/5, 6/6, 6/7 & 6/8/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
SAGINAW: Health Hazards in Construction
MTI Required OSHA 500: Trainer Course in Construction
9/7/17 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1/3, 1/4, 1/6/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. OSHA 521: Guide to Industrial Hygiene
8/22, 8/23, 8/24 & 8/25/17
MA 3210: Scaffold Safety OSHA 501: Trainer Course for General Industry 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
2/14/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 7/24, 7/25, 7/26 & 7/27/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
5/4/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. OSHA 2015: Hazardous Materials
6/26, 6/27, 6/28 & 6/29/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00

A Great Reputation OSHA 2045: Machinery & Machine Guarding

8/1, 8/2, 8/3 & 8/4/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Speaks For Itself OSHA 3015: Trenching & Excavating

9/18, 9/19 & 9/20/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m
Since 1891 the members of the Carpenter Contractors OSHA 3095: Electrical Standards
Association of Detroit have been establishing and 3/27 thru 3/30/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
upholding the highest quality standards for our trade.
Integrity and craftsmanship are the foundation from OSHA 3115: Fall Protection
which weve built the longest operating carpenter 1/25, 1/26, 1/27/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
contractor group in the area. 9/5, 9/6, 9/7 & 9/8/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Call Us Today For Membership Information.
OSHA 7005: Public Warehousing & Storage
4/18/17 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

B.R.D., Inc. R.E. Leggette Co.

OSHA 7105 Evacuation & Emergency Planning
Brighton Dearborn 7/6/17 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
(248) 486-4110 (313) 584-2000

Conquest Construction Russell Plastering Co. OSHA 7115: Lock Out/Tag Out: Controlling
Livonia Detroit Hazardous Energy
(734) 458-1800 (248) 543-6575
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By Mary Kremposky McArdle
Associate Editor
Photos Courtesy of Jared Chulski

A-List Team Builds Creative Utopia in Royal Oak

The Detroit area is once again becoming a mecca for making legendary music. A growing number of nationally known, A-List recording artists are
frequenting a former industrial building turned creative utopia in Royal Oak. Grammy-nominated producer and Detroit area native, Roger L. Goodman,
assembled his own A-List project team of Saroki Architecture and Kelly Building & Development Company, both of Birmingham, along with a host of
artisans and acoustic consultants, to convert an auto parts warehouse into a lavishly appointed and richly layered series of spaces, all clustered
around a working recording studio. AIA Michigan, AIA Detroit and the Masonry Institute of Michigan have already showered the project with awards.
Recording artists reserve the entire building for their own work, and enjoy free reign of the studio, along with a lounge, kitchen, basketball court,
fitness center, an art gallery and an outdoor courtyard. Each space is music translated into color, texture, pattern and material richness:
The lounge has a striped White Oak floor, each plank stained a different color tone; three dense clusters of long-corded light bulbs splay
downward from the ceiling, creating light fixtures resembling pendulous inverted flowers.
Both the lounge walls and the art gallery are blanketed in blue-colored plaster, hand-embossed with an alligator skin pattern by a local artist.
The kitchen is one of the more understated spaces, the goal being to highlight an immense table of Labradorite Lemurian Blue Granite,
a gorgeous dark rock with swathes of aqua blue, iridescent hues, courtesy of Ciot Detroit, Troy.
The control rooms sound board and other audio production equipment are mounted on cabinetry featuring carved wood lions as decorative
end pieces. The Live Room for the recording artists includes angled walls of Western Red Cedar also striped in different stains. Changeable
and adjustable LED lights add a select glow to the working studio.
The interior doesnt just speak to the creative force within; it sings. For recording artists, it would be hard not to be inspired in a place of such
virtuoso design, construction and craftsmanship, along with the newest audio production equipment available. As architect of record, Saroki
Architecture synthesized an eclectic blend of different styles into a symphony of uncommon spaces. Other areas showcase the industrial aesthetic
of the existing buildings exposed metal deck and structure, along with new insertions of exposed ductwork and structural steel. According to Saroki
Designer and Project Architect Jim DiMercurio, NCARB, LEED AP, an outdoor courtyard and the exterior itself echo modern Japanese architecture in
its simple geometries and natural material palette of wood, and in this case, plaster formed to simulate concrete.

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t Adjustable LED lighting, wood pilasters, ornate wall fabric and carved
wood cabinetry turn the Control Room into a lush and layered space.
The state-of-the-art production console itself is as intricate as a computer.

Roger likes spaces to be lush, rich and The firm religiously adheres to what Kelly
layered, said DiMercurio who worked closely
terms the discipline of quality. According to
with Alex Saroki, fellow designer and project Kelly, It isnt just making sure something is INSURANCE
architect, and Victor Saroki, principle architect, plumb, level and square. It takes a dedicated
as well as several consultants. He also likes effort in the preconstruction phase and ENVIRONMENTAL
the industrial effect, so we had to carefully enlisting the right trade base, and after several INSURANCE
merge the two together. There were a million decades in construction, we have an
and one conversations about what approach
to take. In the end, we achieved a good
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The construction was as intricate, diverse and increase in production outcomes. As a
layered as the buildings varied styles. Southfield 48034
graduate of Michigan State University
President John Kelly, of Kelly Building & Construction Management Program, Kelly Gus E. Zervos Steve M. Zervos
Development Company, calls the building a serves on the Programs board and also on the CEO President
crafted jewel in a small footprint that has very State Board of Licensing for Residential
Angelo G. Zervos, VP Michael G. Zervos, VP
unique characteristics in every wall plane from Builders. About 50 percent of Kelly Building &
Dave Lange
a construction, architecture and interior design Developments work is high-end residential.
standpoint. Dominic Nicita Don Burden
This level of workmanship and knowledge
Each exterior wall of this 1950s Butler shines through in every wall, floor and ceiling
Building features a different construction of this rare recording studio. Completed in
methodology. Adding to the complexity, Kelly September 2015, Royal House Recording
Building & Development essentially clearly lives up to its name and rivals studios ITS THE LAW!
constructed a building within a building, in Los Angeles. This is topping everything
inserting a structural steel frame within the that is out in Los Angeles right now, said
interior to house the actual recording studio. Royal House Studio Manager Brandon
Achieving acoustic control and sound isolation Suwinski. We are booked almost every day.
demanded specific design and construction
measures: The creation of a multi-layered Industrial Salvage
system for suspension of the ceiling on sound Saroki Architecture, a well-regarded boutique
isolation fasteners; building double stud wall architectural firm known for its original, award-
systems over a foot thick; installing a floor with winning designs, worked with Kelly Building &
a sound underlayment; and creating Development in the past, and recommended
independence in the newly poured concrete the firm as one of several qualified for a project MIOSHA REQUIRES
slab to isolate the studio acoustically from the of this scale, sophistication and design
rest of the interior. articulation, said Kelly. We interviewed for
Executing such a complex project is par for the job, and worked through some Truck Cranes
the course for this accomplished 30-year-old preconstruction activity, including building Crawler Cranes
construction firm that joined the project after some economic models. Understanding the Boom Trucks
programming and during conceptual clients objectives is the foundation for insight Knuckleboom Cranes
schematic design. We gravitate towards into an economic model. Professional, Customized Training in
higher-level projects, design-oriented Kelly Building & Development collaborated CRANE CERTIFICATION
outcomes and collaborative enterprises, said with the owner and architect in assessing the
Kelly. Within the last five years alone, Kelly existing light industrial building and in selecting
Building & Development has constructed what systems were worthy of salvage. Our
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and built the District Lofts in Birmingham, objectives, involved making suggestions on
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what salvageable material would be
including the Phoenicia, the Stand and the
compatible with the new design, said Kelly.
Forest, all in Birmingham.
The salvageable elements ended up being the
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roof structure, most of the steel structure, Exterior Walls in a Four-Part The West Wall: Concrete or
which was added to and modified in certain Harmony Plaster?
locations to provide volume, the east wall and Nothing is simple about this complex but The west, or street-side wall, was originally
initially the concrete floor. Minus these modest-sized, approximately 6,000-square- precast tilt-up panels, similar to the concrete T
foot building. There is a great deal going on plank panels of a parking garage. Because the
elements, much of this worn industrial building
in a small space, said Kelly. Not one of the owner wasnt pleased with the facade
was gutted and demolished.
outside walls is the same. Each wall has a patterning, we in-filled the T panel wall with a
different construction methodology. masonry backup, creating a surface for
cementitious plaster panels, said Kelly.
There was a study about what the right means
and methods were to produce that wall, and
we ended up going with full masonry.
Zanni Plastering was the firm responsible for
installing this artistic-type of cement plaster
over block, and applying the plaster to
resemble concrete right down to the faux holes
or dimples at the corners that simulate the
location of ties in concrete formwork. The
plastering company also had to carefully dial
in the color and texture to make it look just
right, said DiMercurio. At one time we did
consider using new precast tilt-up panels, but
we liked the look and rhythm of the plaster
wall. We also had more control using plaster,
because its use accelerated production. We
could just get the plaster out to the site and
just do it.
Western Red Cedar panels clad a portion of
the exterior wall, adding the richness of wood
and the clean, straight grain of the cedar to the
exterior palette. We used the wood screens
on the walls to warm up the exterior, and they
actually worked their way into the interior of the
building as well, said DiMercurio. The modern
Japanese architect, Takaharu, was the source
of inspiration for the exterior walls simplicity
of materials and line, added DiMercurio.
The seamless cedar panels of the security
gate also serve to protect the privacy of the
studios A-List clients. The purchase of a small
neighboring brick building and the insertion of
a new masonry screen wall, concealing the
entry to the building, helps to create a private
parking area and to seal the perimeter of the

The East Wall: From Trash to

Outdoor Treasure
The east wall was also formed of precast tilt-
up concrete T plank panels, but the wall was
preserved to take aesthetic advantage of a
series of repeating fin-like projections marking
the entire face of the wall and running from roof
to grade. The fins became ideal design
features for a newly created outdoor courtyard.
Originally, broken concrete and trash

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p Royal Houses recording artists enjoy a living room, or lounge, like no other. Wood
flooring each plank stained a different tone - clusters of suspended lightbulbs, and
a lamp resembling a spotlight add to the imaginative flourishes filling this inspired interior.

dumpsters filled this alley-like area between Welcome to Royal House

buildings. Sarokis design transformed the Open the entry door and the exteriors simple
area into a peaceful enclave with comfortable geometries and basic wood and masonry
outdoor furniture, original sculptures, palette gives way to a bejeweled interior. The
landscaping, a gas fireplace pit set in a trough lobby is a living illustration of the buildings
of black stones, and concrete pavers, all again name, Royal House. Red velvet and gold-
rooted in the serenity of Japanese architecture. gilded chairs and a white marble-top table
The rear faces of the surrounding buildings in greet the visitor. The furniture actually
this light industrial zone were painted to create replicates the furnishings in the lobbys
a more pleasant ambiance. Additionally, a new painting of a possibly 17th Century aristocrat
six-foot privacy wall was constructed in the in a white wig and ladies in lavish gowns.
outdoor courtyard, as well to offer privacy to Restoration Hardware, known for re-inventing
high-profile recording artists. traditional objects, supplied the glowing CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
chandelier encased in an open globe of metal
The North and the South Wall: A strands. Serving the Construction
The floor is specialty polished concrete and
New Front Door
overhead is exposed metal deck in this eclectic
Industry for Over 30 Years
The north wall, abutting a neighboring building,
is an existing masonry wall that is part of the lobby where Rococo meets industrial chic.
T plank-type precast system, said Kelly. The polished concrete floor had to be carefully
Working on the inside, Kelly Building installed done to dial into Rogers specific tastes, said
bentonite caulking and applied other DiMercurio. Several mockups were prepared
waterproofing techniques before framing the to achieve this look.
wall to conceal the waterproofing. Making for an interesting juxtaposition,
The existing south wall was completely directly across from the lobby is the fitness
demolished; its three- to four-truck bays and room with steel-clad door panels and helmet-
industrial roll-up doors replaced with a new like metal light fixtures based on antique
single-wythe, 12-inch block wall with insulated German light bulb testers. A Lansing company
cores. The new wall is well-integrated into the called Solar2 crafted the door panels and
existing structural beams, with masonry Restoration Hardware supplied the light
soaps, or sliced blocks, concealing the fixtures.
beams in certain locations, said Kelly. Around the corner from the lobby is yet
The dramatically transformed south wall also another shift in scene. The walls of this
contains the main entry, a steel door set in a contemporary art gallery are blue plaster
glass entry and flanked by the buildings embossed with a handcrafted alligator pattern.
signature cedar panels. Always protective of LED floor lighting shines on the art work, and
the clients privacy, the main entry also has a a full-length blue curtain drapes the corridor
privacy screen, along with a canopy. wall across from the displayed paintings.

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The interior is like living in an art museum or a presence, but it all works very well together
walking through a series of movie sets. There to create the palette and to create the mood
is a cinematic quality to the interior, said desired by the owner, said Kelly.
DiMercurio. It feels
like a theater to some
degree. One
experiences one
space, moves a few
feet and experiences
another space with a
completely different
feel. The interior has
many different
samplings to embrace
and enjoy.
Even the basketball
court has a nearby art
gallery; the lower end

p The existing east wall was retained to take aesthetic advantage of

has custom pilot
chairs cinnamon its series of repeating fin-like projections. The wall is part of a
leather with metal secluded outdoor courtyard offering privacy and a peaceful oasis
sides again courtesy for the studios A-List clientele.
of Restoration
Hardware. An airport
hanger door folds open into the secluded The spaces speak to one of the projects
G outdoor courtyard, and laminated glass main design issues. One of the biggest
windows physically separate but visually link challenges was merging all of these different
the basketball zone to a private garage. styles and making it all legitimate, meaning
If the interior is a theater, the lounge is one making a space that is not just okay, but
of the stars of the show. Japanese-like, the something that people truly enjoy, said
lounge rests on a raised platform of White Oak DiMercurio. Slivers of horizontal windows and
flooring; a screen of tube steel and timbers the repeated use of Western Red Cedar,
segregate the space from the surrounding striped in different stains, helped to unify the
areas. The stripes of different flooring stains interior. We also didnt draw anything once,
match the walls of an adjacent part of the DiMercurio added. We drew everything
studio called the Sound Lock, which nestles several times until we got there. Then another
closely into the screen wall. person would add something to it.
Ductwork and specialty light fixtures also fit This modus operandi speaks to another
tightly into the ceiling space above this small design issue. The third challenge was
lounge or den. The cluster of dangling light working with so many different personalities
bulbs each independently wired emits a and artists in such a careful and particular
soft glow from these inverted floral-like fashion, said DiMercurio. Roger is an artist
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concealed in the shadows above the lounge. Brown is a recording sound engineer and
It was quite a puzzle, said DiMercurio. The producer. We spent weeks selecting colors for
Land Clearing ductwork is very complex and had to be different spaces, which is what you want if you
carefully thought out for sound control want to do good work.
An upright lamp, resembling a movie Building a Life-Sized Music Box
spotlight, stands in the corner next to a The number one challenge was creating a
contemporary fireplace whose walls are made building within a building to house the actual
of light-gauge steel designed and built to recording studio. New structural steel framing
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members, said DiMercurio. Glenn Brown Studios, East Lansing, on both sound caulking to the floor.
The studio includes the Live Room for the the acoustics and interior features. Although the client enjoyed the industrial
recording artists, both instrumental and vocal; The project was a highly collaborative effort aesthetic of the existing concrete floor,
the Control Room houses the audio production of Goodman, Kelly, Saroki, Glenn Brown acoustically, the floor of the actual recording
space; and The Sound Lock, a small adjacent Studios, and Solar2, the Lansing firm studio spaces had to be isolated from the rest
room, can also be used for recording. All of responsible for many of the crafted studio of the building. There was so much work
these spaces are built within a specialized finishes. Both Glenn Brown Studios and going on in terms of saw cutting and new utility
cocoon created for acoustical control and Solar2 work exclusively on recording studios. locations, said Kelly. Both were
sound isolation. We inserted different One of the owners brilliant decisions was in considerations in removing the existing
structural elements within the joists and the team he assembled and in the very concrete floor.
beams, creating a secondary structure, said collaborative nature of the project, said Kelly. Additionally, the floor level in the studio
Kelly. We hung the ceiling structure from this Kelly details the wall and floor construction spaces had to be depressed to accommodate
secondary structure using isolation fasteners. of this well-designed music box. The studio the insertion of an underlayment, again to
These connection fasteners have isolation walls are built with diverse construction isolate the sound and achieve greater
components composed of rubber and spring techniques calculated to isolate the space from acoustical control. We removed the existing
isolation points. The ceiling is floating as much the rest of the building. The east wall is concrete floor and poured the new floor,
as it can, allowing it to react to the sound. It exposed masonry block filled with a sound allowing us to segregate the studio floor from
can attenuate the sound and bounce the attenuation material. The west wall is a the rest of the building, said Kelly. The
sound according to the design. double-framed stud wall with a woven sound distribution of sound would be isolated; it
Added DiMercurio, The suspended gypsum attenuation mat and sound insulation materials wouldnt move into other areas of the building,
ceilings are on light-gauge framing systems between the walls. Each wall in the studio is and vice versa, it wouldnt migrate into the
suspended from isolation hangers for acoustic different in terms of its construction, said studio from outside the recording studio
purposes. The ceilings need to be able to Kelly. Each wall uses very sophisticated spaces.
vibrate, move and absorb sound. It was a techniques, including the use of staggered
complex engineering feat, and we worked with studs, isolation contacts to the perimeter and

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The Perfect Mix
The Live Room - the recording hub for
vocalists and bands - is acoustically well-
engineered and aesthetically well-designed.
The rooms Western Red Cedar walls are
angled for sound control and striped in
different-colored stains, courtesy of Ken
Captons crew at Solar2. The team took our
photo shop renderings and replicated the
stained colors exactly, said DiMercurio.
In harmony with the rest of the interior, the
Live Room is an eclectic blend of multiple
styles. A newly constructed and exposed
block wall, filled with sound attenuation
material, not only aids in acoustical control, but
also introduces the industrial aesthetic into the
space. Angled acoustic wall panels are clad in
lavish, intricately patterned wall paper. In the
ceiling surface, a sound diffuser grid, formed
of small uneven cubes, is awash in magenta
LED lights at the moment. Recording artists
can chose any LED color to suit their mood.
The same type of diffuser panel was installed
in wall areas.
This holistic mix of elements is beautiful,
creatively stimulating and capable of producing
a crisp sound recording. The angled walls
bounce the sound off of everything in the
room, said Suwinski. The sound travels and
does not stay in one area but circulates
throughout the entire room. The diffusers on
the ceiling do the same type of thing. If
someone is on the floor playing music, the
sound is traveling up, down and all around.
This keeps the sound consistently distributed
throughout the space. This consistency
produces a crisp sound during recording.
The Control Room the hub of audio
production is on the other side of a two-layer
glass window wall from the Live Room. The
production consoles look as intricate as the
inner workings of a computer, but again the
mix of lush materials is what catches the eye.
One work surface is clad in a beautiful stone
similar to the Lemurian Blue kitchen island.
Wood pilasters and ornate wall fabric brings
the production space to life. Even the top of
the sub woofers the deep base sound unit
does double duty as a type of velvet-clad
seating platform.

Managing Mechanical Music

The design and construction team had to
manage the sound production from the duct
work and the mechanical system. For acoustic
control, the space has a series of dampers,

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Because of the equipment load, the control,

or audio engineering room has additional
cooling needs. The duct work is concealed,
sound attenuated and has equipment with
variable speed drives so the air is not all on or
all off, said Kelly. It also has a higher
threshold of degree differential reading, so it
has multi-stage compressors and multi-stage
burners. If there is only a one or two degree
differential, all the burners do not fire.
Likewise, the fan drive is also variable in

Masonry Magic
The exterior echoes modern Japanese architecture in its simple geometries and
Saroki also opted for installation of several
natural material palette of wood, and in this case, plaster formed to simulate concrete.
suspended furnaces to avoid marring the
exterior with rooftop units and additional
and there are plenums as opposed to ductwork that is blown out of specific grills. screening, added DiMercurio. As part of
in certain areas, the plenums just being a wide, The mechanical systems service four crafting the buildings exterior presence, the
open space where air can flow without making different zones. The mechanical systems last piece of this intricate project was
a great deal of noise, said DiMercurio. operate as independently as possible between recladding the small brick companion building
Kelly adds, The concealment and the different groupings of use, including the art that forms the south perimeter of this secluded
distribution of the duct work, both return and corridor encircling the recording studio; the and enclosed complex.
supply, is handled through different pathways kitchen, lounge and fitness room; the gym and Like jazz musicians improvising
that sort of envelop the room with more of a garage; and the recording studio rooms, said compositions of increasing complexity, Saroki
broad distribution than traditional ductwork Kelly. went further than the intentions of the original

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design. They elected to design a freestanding
masonry screen, creating a mini-courtyard that
conceals the building entry. This unique
masonry wall has a grid of small square
perforations. We have steel framing all the
way around the perforated wall to keep it rigid,
said DiMercurio. It has its own foundation for
the steel to keep the wall sturdy, as well as
some carefully thought-out rebar. We worked
Science and Faith Intertwine at U of D High School and Academy with the Masonry Institute of Michigan to
ensure the wall still stands 50 years from now.
From this masonry wall to the studios multi-
University of Constructing a new, four-story, 40,000 square layered systems and beyond to the diverse
Detroit Jesuit High foot addition connecting a Jesuit residence and exterior wall and high-level of lavish finishes,
School and Academy an historic school was no leap of faith. The new virtually every building system and detail was
Science and Science and Engineering Center serves as a leader carefully thought-out and embellished. The
Engineering Center in STEM education in Michigan. main challenge was the sheer sophistication
of each layered element, said Kelly, and I
dont mean just of the design but of the
G2s geotechnical solutions expedited construction construction itself.
for this highly visible project by providing improved Clearly, Kelly Building & Development, a
company intensely devoted to quality, was the
support for the building foundations, optimizing
right fit for the job, along with Saroki
foundation sizes, and reducing overall construction
Troy, MI 248.680.0400 Architecture, a prominent and well-respected
Ann Arbor, MI 734.390.9330 costs. architectural firm with an original eye for
Chicagoland, IL 847.353.8740
custom, boutique design. I think the owner
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The following firms contributed their talents

and skills to the creation of the Royal House
Recording facility:
Cleaning Saber Building Services,
Rochester Hills
Demolition Great Lakes Construction
Services, Royal Oak
Demolition, Earthwork, Asphalt Paving,
Concrete Cranbrook Paving,
Beverly Hills
Fencing & Gates Future Fence Co.,
Irrigation Michigan Automatic Sprinkler,
Commerce Township
Landscaping Shecter Landscaping,
Keego Harbor
Masonry Madison Masonry Contractor,
Inc., Madison Heights
Steel Schneider, Macomb
Architectural Metalwork, Steel - Disenos
Ornamental Steel, Detroit
Carpentry Standard Drywall, Shelby
Millwork, Carpentry, Doors & Hardware
Bolyard Lumber, Rochester Hills
Cabinetry Aria Custom Cabinetry,
Rochester Hills
Roofing Butcher and Butcher
Construction Co., Inc. Rochester Hills;
CityScapes, Hilliard, OH
Doors & Hardware Environnetics, West
Bloomfield Township; Soundproof

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Windows, Reno, NV
Rayhaven Group, Inc., Livonia
Coiling Overhead Doors McKernans
Overhead Doors, Roseville; Tarnow
Doors, Inc., Farmington Hills; Wilson
Doors, Franksville, WI
Glass & Glazing GEM Glass, Roseville
Plaster/EIFS Don Zanni, Royal Oak
Tile Gabriel Granite, Bloomfield Hills
Wood Flooring, Carpet Ahee Flooring,
Special Flooring A Brown & Company,
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Fireplaces American Fireplace &
Barbeque, Inc., Ferndale I Contract Disputes I A/E Liability
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Counter Tops PMP Marble & Granite,
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Monique Bassey, a Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V), Plymouth-based SME recently

landscape designer at engineering and architecture firm, announced the appointment of
SmithGroupJJRs Ann has announced the hiring of nine several individuals in the firms
Arbor office, was new employees. Senior project regional offices to new leadership
named MiASLAs manager Jennifer Chehab joins roles. The following individuals have
Michigan Emerging Bassey
F&Vs Farmington Hills office. She been named Regional Vice
Professional of the
has over 20 years of municipal Presidents: Paul C. Larsen, PE
Year. Bassey was also elected
experience as a senior project Southern Region (Indianapolis, IN
secretary of the chapter for 2017.
She has served in numerous manager and design engineer in and Cincinnati, OH); Timothy J.
capacities for ASLA. Bassey was southeast Michigan. F&Vs Grand Mitchell, PE Central and Western
also one of 12 participants in the Rapids office also added three Michigan (Kalamazoo, Grand
2016-2017 National ASLA Diversity professional engineers: Lindsay Rapids and Lansing); Daniel O.
Summit, tasked to identify an action Sagorski Munsell, Joe Westerbeke Roeser, PG Eastern Region
plan that the ASLA will implement in and Matt Johnson. Brian Richey, a (Plymouth, Shelby Township,
the coming year to promote diversity Civil Engineer-in-Training, is also Detroit, and Cleveland, OH); and
in the profession. among the new hires. Also in the Larry W. Shook, PE Northern
Grand Rapids office are new hires Michigan (Bay City and Traverse
Phil Smith as IT manager, Karl City). The following individuals have
Merritt Cieslak
Plattner as CAD designer, and Jill been named Regional Office
Design, Northville, is
Travis in accounting. F&Vs Grand Managers: Bradford L. Ewart, II, PE
pleased to announce
that Steven G. Blanc office has hired Dan Sturgis Lansing; Jeffery M. Krusinga, PE,
Schneemann has as a construction inspection GE Kalamazoo; Paul J. Schmeisl,
joined the firm in the Schneemann technician. PE Shelby Township; and Anthony
role of Firm Principal. B. Thomas, PE Detroit.
Having managed his own firm for 14
years, Schneemann brings a wealth
of experience. The firm looks forward

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