GM GTC VEC East Office Renovation

Automotive & Manufacturing

General Motors
Project Name:
GM GTC VEC East Office Renovation
Project Service:
General Contracting, Self-Perform Trade Labor, Structural and Misc. Steel
Project Location:
Warren, MI
October 2015 - December 2015
Ghafari Associates

Ideal Contracting was awarded the WTC Campbell Ewald Building Renovation project with a scope that consisted of two phases. The first phase included the removal of remaining furniture, selective demolition of interior structure, along with mechanical and electrical systems of the ten story building. The second phase consisted of the build-out of three floors of offices. General Motor’s choice of an open collaborative design created an environment to foster teamwork and communication. The first phase demolition was of 180,000-square-foot office building, performed in a short time frame with two shifts. Due to the intense schedule and scope of work, Ideal supported the demolition contractor with additional labor resources. The demolition ended with a total of 300 daily man-hours. During peak schedule of build-out, there were over 150 trades on the floors which was over 1,400 man-hours per day. Floors include town commons/break areas, conference rooms, huddle/small meeting rooms, workstations and restrooms. The second phase of the renovation also included new mechanical systems; including all new fire protection, duct work, plumbing, roof top unit, rebuild of air handling units and Siemens building management system. A new IT system/backbone was installed in the basement that feeds into the new 10th foor main IT room. This new data room on the 10th floor flows back down the building to support/feed the remaining floors. Floors also received all new audio-visual systems, in conference rooms, huddle spaces and miscellaneous areas. The aggressive schedule handed down from GM was one of the most challenging hurdles. To stay on schedule, weekly coordination meetings with Ghafari and Ideal were held.

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