Triangle Associates, Inc. provides construction services to meet the unique needs of each client specializing in health care, K-12, higher education, commercial, industrial, water plants and government facilities.
The Community Health Center of Branch County hired Triangle to remodel the second and third floor nursing units of their facility and build a new mechanical penthouse to supply support floors. A key challenge facing this project is keeping the construction separate and safe from the remaining areas on the floors, which will be occupied throughout the renovation process. To minimize disruption and save time, the two floors will be renovated in three phases, each phase having the construction activities take place in the same location on the two separate floors.
Triangle was selected to perform facility improvements to the district, including 31,114 sq ft of new construction and 19,487 sq ft in additions and renovations to the existing buildings as follows: Oakridge Lower Elementary School Oakridge Upper Elementary School Oakridge Middle School Oakridge High School South Carr - Alternative Education and Senior Citizen Activity Center Administration Building Among other improvements, the district received new classrooms, media center, art and music rooms. The program included a remodel and expansion of an existing kitchen and specialist instructional office space. Included in this contract were replacement roofs and new security card access systems, student computers and classroom technology. The additions were designed incorporating sustainable "green" features. Site work included new playgrounds and equipment, relocation of bus drop-off and parent drop-off drive, new sidewalks, landscaping and removal of portable classrooms from site.
Renovations to Huron Hall encompassed updates to the heating and electrical systems, plumbing, flooring, cabinets and painting of the interior. The exterior of the hall was renovated including brick re-work and repair along with window replacement. The project involved careful selective demolition of plaster, gypsum board, wood framing, doors, frames, hardware, windows, toilet accessories, floor and wall finishes, acoustical ceiling tile and suspension system, cabinets, miscellaneous equipment, cast iron radiators, plumbing fixtures, mechanical systems, piping and light fixtures. In addition to the replacement of these components, Huron Hall mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems including alarms, phone and data systems were updated The renovation significantly improved the aging structure of Huron Hall while maintaining the historical look and feel which the university wanted to maintain.
A renovation project being driven by GM's image program, Triangle has been selected to provide design-build services for Urka which is located in Ludington, Michigan. Triangle will be developing construction documents and providing pre-construction/construction phase services based on GM's standards and their Architect's (Gensler) Design Development package.
The Fox Quick Lane renovation consisted of retrofitting a commercial retail building into an automotive service facility. The project involved installation of a vehicle service area, office and a customer waiting area. The entire facility received new flooring as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades. The exterior of the business received new exterior paint and updated landscaping.
This project involved a retrofit of a Big Boy location into a new Brann's Sports Grille according to owner specifications. The fit out includes serving and dining areas with ceramic and carpet flooring, modified heating and cooling and a dropped ceiling with lighting. The kitchen received HVAC and electrical modifications. The front exterior of the building was extended outward to provide additional square footage and a front entry air lock. The front facade received a new design including awnings, neon accents and vibrant signage.
Located in the Frey Building, in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Arthur J. Gallagher office received an interior office renovation. The third floor of the downtown building was remodeled and received new finishes for an updated look.
The acoustical renovation of one of western Michigan's most well-known and widely-attended public facilities offered design and construction challenges that made this project truly unique. Construction crews were given a 30-day schedule within the hall to accomplish the renovation, with no margin for error, since concert dates were already set. Large pre-fabricated acoustic panels and towers were constructed off-site, to be ready by the installation date. All major materials and equipment had to be ordered well ahead of the start date, with everything in place on day one of that very tight time frame. Just as challenging was the nature of the design work. The architect recognized that the inherent complexity of the work would be difficult to translate into a set of traditional construction documents. URS Greiner was able to understand that design, develop a plan of action and bring the project to completion. That accomplishment was due in large part to the fact that Triangle had committed two staff architects to the construction team, which enabled them to interpret Greiner's design and then develop bid documents for the subcontractors to be able to quote. In spite of some last-minute design upgrades, Triangle was able to finish this very ambitious project on time and within budget. Putting the project on a fast-track schedule enabled the construction to be completed in 12 months. Awards 1995 Grand Valley American Institute of Architects Distinguished Building Award 1999 Associated Builders and Contractors Award of Excellence - Special Merit
Triangle implemented architectural and structural improvements within the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Modifications were made to twelve existing terminal gates to accept new passenger loading bridges. In years prior, Triangle renovated and expanded the airport terminals to allow for growth of the facility from Kent County Airport to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
The project, being developed by CWD Real Estate Investment, is planned for the corner of 44th St. and Ivanrest, near Rivertown Crossings Mall. It involves three separate buildings and over 200,000 sq ft and will be completed in phases with the $7.7 million Phase I work beginning in September of 2011. The retail center will include major site development work, new anchor store pad and adjacent retail space. Future phases will include additional retail center buildings, stand-alone out lots and an athletic center.
The Madison Square Apartment project consists of a senior building remains occupied during renovation. The 45,700 sq ft renovation involves a complete remodel of the existing building and 20,100 sq ft additions on the north, south and east sides of the building. The exterior renovation consists of the replacement of roofs, siding and windows as well as addition of new porches and garages. A complete interior renovation will include drywall, paint, flooring, appliances, cabinets and mechanical systems. Together with the additions, the apartment complex will provide sixty housing units. This project will be LEED Certified when complete. We successfully complied with meeting all Section 3 requirements. This is a MSHDA funded project.
New Friends is a senior care community which consists of three separate renovated facilities offering three progressive levels of dementia care. The community offers a total of 60 private rooms. Common amenities include a spa and salon, great rooms and recreation areas. Outdoor grounds feature walking paths and natural area gazebos. This is a HUD funded project.
The improvements to the wastewater facility will change the facility from a lagoon system to a lagoon plus mechanical system and allow the system to run for the next 30 years without major improvements. Upgrades to the existing Coopersville Wastewater Treatment Facility will also include the following: Two new, fully enclosed clarifiers New flow control structures Two aerated ponds and associated blowers and equipment A new laboratory, office and equipment building Associated yard piping and electrical improvements Asphalt paving and landscaping The original two-lagoon wastewater system was built in 1971 and has a capacity of treating 900,000 gallons per day. The current system is handling 450,000 gallons of waste a day. The expansion will allow the facility to handle up to 1.9 million gallons per day. In addition to processing wastewater produced by 60,000 homes in the area, one of the main area users of the upgraded plant will be a new dairy processing facility. The milk processing plant will add an estimated 750,000 gallons a day of wastewater to the facility when both phases are finished.
As part of the Saint Mary's renovations, this project is located in the Pathology Administration building at 260 Jefferson Ave. The administration office underwent a 400 sq ft renovation. The project also includes an 8,900 sq ft of renovation to create a clinical trial unit with two pod configurations featuring nurse stations and eight patient rooms a new pharmacy, offices and laboratory. This conversion allowed for new finishes on a fifth floor patient floor of the hospital into a physician sleep suite.
The Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners project involved upgrades to interior architectural finishes and renovations of the reception area, patient waiting area, hallways and offices. The medical facility's new open design received new walls, paint and carpeting. Upgraded cabinets, counter tops and wood finishes were also installed. The plumbing and AC systems were replaced and efficient lighting systems were installed throughout the building. A screen was built and installed to create separation between the reception and patient waiting areas.
Located in the Woodland Mall food court, Wetzel's Pretzels is part of an international signature franchise chain. Offering on-the-spot pretzel bakery and servery the fit-out sports a bright design. This project involved installation of the ceramic tile, glass, granite counter tops and updated lighting. A bakery kitchen was fully outfitted including updated electrical and plumbing systems.