The project includes remodeling an early 1900’s two story wood framed building and a two story addition along the front. The total project size is 15,000 square feet with a construction cost of $2Million. The project received LEED certification.
Civil engineering included site design, layout, and a storm water management system that included new “porous pavement”. Close coordination with the City Planning Department was required to meet new City guidelines for stormwater system design.
Structural engineering included a new elevator shaft, stairs, and the new steel framed two story addition. Floors were reinforced to accommodate new higher live loads and new roof top equipment.
Mechanical engineering for the building included HVAC design of a split furnace system with Energy Recovery Units and Building Energy Management System controls with CO2 sensors for optimization of energy usage. Design also included plumbing design of domestic water, sanitary sewer and gas piping, and fire protection systems. Engineering also included performing energy model studies, life cycle cost analysis, and design provisions to meet the Michigan Energy Code and Michigan Building Code
Electrical engineering included interior power distribution and lighting design, and provisions for telephone and data processing systems. Site lighting design was also provided.