Electrical and Communications Contractor
Cherry Street Health Services wanted the benefits of an IP Telephony Phone System. They have multiple locations and needed extension dialing, easy MAC (Moves, Add’s and Changes), call detail reporting, central administration, and flexible call distribution.Cherry Street called on Parkway to provide a comprehensive plan to design and build the system for multiple phase implementations. Additionally, we needed to use the existing data network to carry voice traffic to the multiple locations. In other words, they needed a large scale fix and they needed the project to be non-disruptive. Cherry Street Health Services has several phones at their Ferguson Health, Ferguson Dental, Westside Health and Montcalm Community Health Center. They also have 125. Phones at their main location including the Administration Building next door. Part of the plan was implementing a complicated phone tree using multiple languages, but there was more than that. The system needed to be designed for flexibility. Adding a new phone needed to be a simple matter of plugging a phone into a data port.The result was multi-site connectivity with administration from a central location, extension dialing between six of their eight locations and a successful, smooth transfer from the old to a new, fully functional award winning system.We sincerely thank Cherry Street Health Services for this great project.Budget $205,000.Supervision Bill DeVree and Todd Staskiewicz.
TOTAL COST: $4,900,000 SUPERVISION: Matt Baker, Project Manager and Greg Fowler, Site ForemanA city's clean water plant needs to be powered and running at all times. The key challenge with the city of Wyoming's Clean Water Plant project was near-zero shutdown time. Not an easy task for a facility that pumps out twenty-four million gallons of water daily.The $36 million expansion included a new generator/switchgear building, a new blower building and aeration basins, and a new RAS/WAS (Return Activated Sludge/ Waste Activated Sludge)building. A smooth implementation would mean careful planning, prep, and staging for 25 miles of conduit, 86 miles of wire and an impressive new power configuration that included primary feed paralleling, switchgear and a massive four mega-watts of generator power.* The result was an on-schedule implementation. It was a clean, even artistic, execution of conduit and wire that culminates in the pipe gallery under the blower building. But the real result was a very satisfied team of professionals at the Wyoming plant. This was a tough challenge successfully preformed. Parkway was excited to add it to an already-impressive portfolio. * This is enough power to run over 550 homes maxed out.
The J.W. Marriott has some of the most stunning architectural elements in West Michigan. Their design is bold and thoughtful, high quality design defined the entire project. Our job was fairly straightforward: We needed to install an audio system built for easy control and flexible input options. The idea was to be wired for sound, but not necessarily “hard-wired” for sound.This project had one challenge that we didn’t anticipate. As we worked to stay on schedule, the scope changed. We needed to add a t-coil loop system. This system allows the sound signal to be broadcast directly into a hearing aid. The problem was, the floors had already been poured.The difficulty came from the fact that a loop system puts out a very weak, non-disruptive signal. The ballroom, which is the largest hotel ballroom in West Michigan, features ceilings that were too high for our digitally processed amplified signals to reach the listener. The floor was poured and carpeted but with the high ceiling not a workable location, we went back to the floor utilizing an innovative process that embed the wire into the carpet. West Michigan is the most “looped” region of all the United States. We are very proud to be a part of maintaining this distinction.Budget $330,000.Supervision Gary Zandstra, Steve Driesenga, Jeff VandeHoef.
Hope College Richard & Helen Devos Fieldhouse Architect/Designer: Ellerbe-Becket This $22 million state-of-the-art fieldhouse is home to Hopeâ€™s basketball and volleyball teams, as well as the Department of Kinesiology and Athletic-training Department. The fieldhouse also features a top-of-the-line scoreboard and sound systems, seating for 3,400, and on-site parking for 500 vehicles. The project included a demo of existing homes and a city garage prior to the construction phase.
This new 325,000 SF high school building was completed in August of 2005 as a LEED project, and is one of two buildings anchoring a new high school campus. West Ottaw...