Location: Reserve Forces Service Center - Lansing, MI

Client: Department of Military and Veterans Affairs - State of Michigan

Size: 39,000 sq ft

Services Provided: 

Project Relevance: Exterior Renovation; Historic Preservation; Masonry/Stone Repair; Building Envelope Analysis; Interior Remodeling and Renovation; Change In Use; Millwork; HVAC; Plumbing; Electrical; Specialty Lighting; Security; Fire Safety; Structural; Hazardous Materials; Special Tenant Needs; ADA; Code Analysis; Furniture Design.

Reserve Forces Service Center Building Renovations

The existing building dates back to the 1920s and was in need of many improvements to meet current codes.  The project encompassed multiple phases with multiple Contractors to remodel the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of an existing four-story office building, including restroom upgrades for ADA compliance, mechanical and electrical improvements, demolition, and hazardous materials.  The penthouse was turned into a mechanical room to accommodate a new air handling unit.  New mechanical shafts were added.  The existing building included sprinklers only in the basement.  This project added a fire pump, standpipe, and sprinklers throughout the building.  A LEED Checklist was used to guide the design of the renovation which included increased lighting and temperature controls, daylight harvesting, FSC certified wood, and low emitting materials.   

The exterior of the building was also renovated.  Water damage had caused many areas of the brick exterior to pull away from the building.  These areas were rebuilt and the remaining areas anchored and tuck pointed.  Structural supports were also added to the existing roof.  Energy improvements included insulating the roof cavity and perimeter walls.      

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