The Battle Creek Family Fare features 25,000 square feet of insulated sandwich wall panels with a stained, formliner finish. The front of the store features precast column covers to match the formliner finish on the wall panels. Spartan Stores changed the design of their store to a precast structure due to the speed of construction and overall cost effectiveness of the product. Look for more precast stores in the future!
The WK Kellogg Airport project consists of 33,000 square feet of insulated sandwich wall panels. The panels feature a stained finish with cast in reveals. The project also contains 10,000 square feet of 8" and 10" hollowcore floor plank for a storage mezzanine.
Kendall Electric is a full line electrical wholesale distributor. Their new plant located in Portage serves as a distribution center for the countless electrical products that they distribute to the industry. The project consists of 16,500 square feet of precast insulated sandwich wall panels that were erected in just over one week. The panels feature a smooth, stained finish with cast in reveals giving the large manufacturing facility a warm, clean look that will be around for generations. "Our client, Kendall Electric., was looking for a durable, low maintenance building with a lasting life. This requirement along with a tight construction schedule led us to the precast concrete, load-bearing wall panels chosen for the project," Mark E. Stauffer, JR.,LEED AP - AJ Veneklassen, Inc.
Woodhaven Cinema features 31,500 square feet of precast insulated, load-bearing wall panels for the exterior of the building. The exterior finish combines brick and stone formliner with a smooth finish with a subtle reveal pattern. The project also features 17,900 square feet of 8" solid panels for interior cooridors. The owner left the interior panels exposed for an industrial look.
Erhardt Construction had four objectives in mind when designing their new office - matching an existing cast-in-place building, providing energy efficiency, ensuring the ability of future vertical expansion, and meeting a tough construction schedule. All of these factors led Erhardt to Kerkstra Precast. “We selected Kerkstra Precast and their prefabricated KEEP Panel System for our building addition. It offered the best solution to meet all of our challenges. Kerkstra worked closely with us to provide the exact match to our existing cast-in-place concrete walls, capturing all of the design details and color,” Joe Erhardt, President - Erhardt Construction. This project included just over 3000sqft of insulated composite wall panels and just over 3000sqft of 12” hollowcore roof plank. The walls and roof were erected in less than 5 days, exceeding the expectations of the customer.
The JEUP Furniture building features 11,907 square feet of insulated composite wall panels with an exposed aggregate finish.
This six story loft-style condominium, located within walking distance of downtown Royal Oak, Michigan consists of 154,000 square feet of 8” and 12” hollowcore plank. The cantilevered balconies were produced with solid, broomed panels tapered from 7” to 8”. The balconies cantilevered 6’ off the building and were connected back to the precast hollowcore. Dealing with the elements of winter construction, precast on a structural steel frame proved to be the right choice. “Precast proved to be the most economical design solution for this loft condominium. The project suffered no delays during inclement weather and allowed for the design feature of cantilevered balcony’s without unusual premiums,” Bill Korte – Frank Rewold and Son Inc.
The Little River Casino Resort was originally designed with masonry. With an extremely tight schedule and a January construction start, along with the many other advantages of precast concrete, the construction team decided precast would be the system of choice. The hotel features 44,159 sq ft of hollowcore floor plank, 22,179 sq ft of 8: solid demising walls, elevator, stair-shaft walls, and precast balcony slabs. "With the kind of winter conditions we have in Northern Michigan, we needed to be able to work regardless of the weather conditions. Using precast allowed us to do just that," Scott Potter - The Christman Co.
The Gallery on Fulton is a mixed-use development on the southwestern corner of Division Avenue and Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. The Gallery will offer commercial space and 56 luxury apartments. The project also includes a 262-space integrated parking structure. The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts is the anchor tenant for the project. The building is expected to be LEED certified.
The project is the first phase of a large retirement community. Phase one includes a large common building with a cafÃ©, gathering room, game room, library and craft room. This phase also has a 28,000 square foot indoor parking structure and 84 one and two bedroom apartments. Classic Engineering provided mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering for this design-bid project. The mechanical system includes gas fired furnaces for each apartment and gas fired roof top units for all common areas. Future phases will include more apartments, indoor pool, more gathering rooms and another level of indoor parking.