Triangle Associates, Inc. provides construction services to meet the unique needs of each client specializing in health care, K-12, higher education, commercial, industrial, retail and multi-unit housing 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:
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.