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Barton Malow Tackles Known and Hidden Challenges in Macomb Community College’s Skilled Trades and Advanced Technology Center Renovation

When Barton Malow Builders of Southfield, Michigan, began extensive renovations on the Skilled Trades and Advanced Technology Center on Macomb Community College’s (MCC) South Campus in Warren, Michigan, the project team knew that shoring throughout the building and 4,000 linear feet of new underground pipes required extensive planning and coordination. …

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HGA and IDS Selected to Design MSU's New Engineering and Digital Innovation Center in East Lansing, Michigan

LANSING, MI — Interdisciplinary design firm HGA was selected to design Michigan State University’s (MSU) new Engineering and Digital Innovation Center in East Lansing, Michigan, with Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) as the architect-of-record. IDS is a fully integrated firm specializing in architecture, engineering, interiors, technology, energy, and sustainability.

The 270,000-square-foot …

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University of Michigan Builds First Geo-Exchange System to Support Carbon Neutrality Goals

Recognizing that co-locating two schools will offer greater opportunities for collaboration, the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor has undertaken construction of the $145 million Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building and its first ever geo-exchange system.

“This new facility presented an exciting opportunity to use and gain operational …

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Macomb Community College Celebrates Grand Opening of Skilled Trades and Technology Center

WARREN, MI — Macomb Community College recently unveiled its reimagined Skilled Trades and Advanced Technology Center, transforming a 1968-era building into a 130,000-square-foot facility designed to foster educational and training experiences that replicate the synergies of today’s world of work. The center is home to programs that prepare students for …

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Barton Malow Builds $920M D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion for Michigan Medicine

Facing a growing demand for inpatient services, Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, is building the new $920 million D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion.

“The adult inpatient hospitals of Michigan Medicine have consistently experienced high demand for inpatient rooms and surgical suites,” says Linda Larin, MBA, FACHE, Chief …

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Michigan Medicine Celebrates Construction Milestone for the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion

ANN ARBOR, MI — Michigan Medicine recently celebrated the topping out of the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion with the placement of the final structural beam on the 12-story hospital. The $920 million, 264-bed facility includes a neurosciences center, specialty services for cardiovascular and thoracic patients, and …

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Granger Construction Updates Michigan State University Football Complex to Expand Amenities for All Student Athletes

Hoping to provide optimal facilities for students and entice potential students, Michigan State University (MSU) is updating and expanding its Football Complex.

“The main goal is to take care of the men and women student athletes and ensure they have the best facilities to use,” says Jason VanZee, Project Manager …

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Henry Ford Health Appoints Barton Malow, Turner, and Dixon Construction Services as Detroit Hospital Campus Building Team

DETROIT, MI — Henry Ford Health, an academic and integrated health system, has selected the architectural engineering and construction management firms it plans to use in the design and construction of its transformative one-million-square-foot-plus hospital campus expansion in Detroit. In total, three architectural engineering firms and three construction management firms …

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McLaren Greater Lansing Earns 2023 AGC Build Michigan Award

LANSING, MI — The McLaren Greater Lansing Replacement Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, has been named one of four Build Michigan Award winners, recognizing it as a top Michigan health care project. Built by a joint venture consisting of Barton Malow and The Christman Company, the nine-story, 562,000-square-foot, 240-bed hospital …

Michigan State University Selects HED and CannonDesign as Architect/Engineer for its future Plant Science Facility

EAST LANSING, MI — Michigan State University (MSU) has selected the HED and CannonDesign team to design its future Plant Science Facility. The estimated 150,000-square-foot building will support world-leading plant scientists in boosting agricultural productivity and sustainability, improving plant responses to environmental challenges, and furthering regenerative farming practices.

“This is …

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SmithGroup's Design Concept for MSU Multicultural Center is Revealed

EAST LANSING, MI — Michigan State University (MSU) unveils the design concept for the university’s first free-standing multicultural center, located in the heart of campus and expected to break ground this spring. The new 34,000-square-foot center is designed by SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, to cultivate a culturally rich …

SmithGroup Selected to Design New Children's Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has been selected to design the first children’s rehabilitation hospital in Michigan. The facility will be constructed on the Grand Rapids campus of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, internationally accredited rehabilitation system serving communities …

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Stantec Designs a Digitally Enabled Environment to Transform Social and Academic Life at Kettering University

FLINT, MI — Stantec was selected to provide architectural and interior design services for the Learning Commons at Kettering University located in Flint, Michigan. The new Learning Commons complements the Kettering curriculum with a facility that is focused on collaboration, ideation, and digital technology.

The new 105,000-square-foot Learning Commons incorporates …

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Construction Underway on KRESCampusA Career Connect

KALAMAZOO, MI — The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency is launching a new stand-alone career and technical educational center to serve high school students and adult learners in western Michigan. Kalamazoo RESA, an intermediary school district, selected DLR Group and local architecture firm Wightman to design the Career Connect Campus. …

HNTB Corporation Expands into Detroit and East Lansing

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce that HNTB Corporation, a national provider of engineering services for transportation infrastructure projects, is expanding in Detroit and East Lansing with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

The project is expected to generate …

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JJ Curran Crane Company Brings Lifting Expertise to the Pavilion at University of Michigan Health

A collaborative effort ensures the right cranes assist in building the new $920 million, 12-story patient tower, the Pavilion at University of Michigan Health, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“Projects like this require a lot of planning,” says Mark Wade, Vice President of Operations for JJ Curran Crane Company of …

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McLaren Greater Lansing Replacement Hospital Named One of the Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects

With recent market analysis showing that the design-build project delivery method will account for as much as 47 percent of construction spending by 2025, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeing significant growth and success in design-build projects across the country. One such design-build project, the McLaren Greater Lansing …

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Henrickson Architecture Breaks Ground on Harbor 31, a Muskegon Lakeshore Waterfront Mixed-Use Development

A project years in the making, the Harbor 31 (H31) lakeshore waterfront mixed-use development in Muskegon, Michigan, has recently begun construction. The $120-million environmentally-friendly development was a culmination of the collaborative efforts between the City of Muskegon, State Senator Jon Bumstead, and multiple local, regional, and state advocacy efforts.

A …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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Governor Whitmer Signs Building Michigan Together Plan, Includes Largest Infrastructure Investments in State History

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed the Building Michigan Together Plan, a bipartisan plan to invest nearly $5 billion in Michigan’s infrastructure, grow the economy, create jobs, and benefit families in every region of the state. The historic plan will improve transportation, water, and high-speed internet infrastructure …

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Corps of Engineers Receiving $561M from Infrastructure Bill for Michigan, Great Lakes

DETROIT, MI — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit District is receiving $561 million in fiscal year 2022 of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (DRSAA) funds for work in Michigan and on the Great Lakes.

“The IIJA funding is for major …

Michigan Governor Announces First-in-the-U.S. Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Road System Contract Awarded by Michigan DOT

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces the award of a contract to build a first-in-the-U.S. public wireless in-road charging system allowing electric vehicles (EV) to charge while in motion and stationary. Electreon was selected to build an electric road system (ERS) in Detroit as part of the inductive vehicle …

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Michigan Governor's Investments in West Michigan to Bring Jobs, Housing, Economic Growth to Downtown Grand Rapids, Hastings

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce three revitalization projects in West Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF). The projects are expected to generate a total capital investment of $35.9 million, bringing new economic activity to downtown corridors …