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Operation Good Cheer

Clark Construction Company is participating again this Christmas in Operation Good Cheer, which is an entirely volunteer gift-giving program sponsored and coordinated through Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc. Operation Good Cheer is a program that provides Christmas gifts to children placed in foster care, residential treatment and group homes across Michigan. The recipients include infants, children, youth and adults with disabilities. Each year, thousands of volunteers gather to purchase, wrap, and deliver gifts from the child’s “Wish List”.

Many of these would not receive Christmas gifts if it were not for the many generous donors from all over Michigan. Each “Wish List” is personally created by the sponsored child, to give them the opportunity for the most memorable Christmas possible.

We are proud that this is the seventh consecutive year that we have participated in this worthwhile program. Last year we provided 30 infants, children, youth and adults with Christmas!

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Clark Construction Selected to Build Muskegon Community College Science Center and Addition

The Muskegon Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees has selected Clark Construction to serve as Construction Manager for its $9.2 million Science Center and Addition project. The Science Center is planned as part of MCC’s desire to build a science wing, outfitted with top-notch lab equipment that will attract students and address a national call for more science, math and technology majors.

We are very excited to work with the team at Muskegon Community College to build a state-of-the-art science center that will dramatically upgrade the college’s laboratories and related classroom facilities.

– Robert LaLonde, Vice President

The MCC Science Center calls for a two-level Science/Technology Building addition with six new laboratories and six new classrooms serving a combined 18 academic programs. Renovations to 20,000-square-feet of existing space are included. The facility will provide barrier-free science instruction in larger, technology-equipped classrooms. When completed, the facility will create quality lab and science classrooms needed as more students pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, math and technology.

MLive posted an article covering the selection of Clark the the Board of Trustee’s vote.

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MSU Bio-Engineering Building in the News

We have been busy at Michigan State University. The Lansing State Journal published an article today documenting our progress and to provide general information about the building’s purpose.
Click Here to read more.

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Open House Planned for New Clinton County Animal Shelter

The Clinton County Building Authority is hosting an open house for its newly completed Clinton County Animal Shelter. The open house will be from 12 to 4 pm on Thursday Nov. 21. A short ceremony will be followed by an open tour of the facility for the public.

The shelter is a 4,700 square foot building designed to house the county’s animal control operation. It has the capacity to house up to 16 dogs and 16 cats, and there are rooms for admitting, treatment, isolation and quarantine, as well as a laundry/food prep area, dog wash, and an office and lobby area. Performing the design work for the facility was Hobbs + Black of Lansing; the program manager for the project was Clark Construction Company; and BCI was the general contractor.

This facility should serve the county well into the foreseeable future for all of its animal control needs. All finish materials utilized where highly wear resistant epoxy coatings that will clean very easily and last for many years to come. Many energy efficient amenities where included in the construction, from LED lighting to energy recovery mechanical units that capture the energy in the conditioned air prior to being exchanged with fresh air.

– Chad Riehl, Project Director

The energy efficiencies included in the project will minimize the operating costs of the facility. Project construction costs came in significantly under the county’s budget.

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Clark Construction Selected to Construct the New Marshall Regional Law Enforcement Center

Clark Construction has been selected by the City of Marshall as Construction Manager for the new Regional Law Enforcement Center. Pre-construction work is already underway. Construction is expected to begin in April 2014 and the project expected to be completed in June 2015.

The new Regional Law Enforcement Center will be a multi-purpose facility. Among its many functions, the center will offer a controlled area for suspects and arrestees, enhanced privacy for customer service, increased ability to share and combine services with the Marshall Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police, a space for adequate training and education, as well as an expanded area for police forensic services to enhance criminal investigations.

– Chad Riehl, Project Director

The project includes the construction of a new joint facility for the City of Marshall Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Road Patrol Division and the Michigan State Police. The Regional Law Enforcement Center will be located on a 10 acre site on North Brewer Street (Old US 27 North), south of I-94 Exit 110.

The green field site will be developed with the appropriate security, circulation paving, and parking, including covered parking. The project will also contain a storage building for Police equipment.

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Clark Construction Included on Crain’s List of Top 25 Privately Held Companies in Michigan

Clark Construction Company has been included on a list of the top 25 privately held companies in Greater Michigan, as compiled by Crain’s Detroit Business. The list was published in the most recent edition of Crain’s Magazine.

The recognition by Crain’s is an honor that is testimony to the hard work by all the men and women on the Clark team. We have managed to fight our way through the tough times of recent years when the economy slowed our industry considerably, and have emerged as an exceptionally strong company that is well positioned for the future.

– Charles Clark, Clark Construction CEO 

Among Clark Construction’s current projects is the $95.3 million Biosciences Building at Central Michigan University, which is the largest capital project in CMU history. Clark currently is involved in numerous other projects including: Michigan State University’s Bioengineering Research Facility, extensive renovations at University of Michigan’s South Quad Housing Complex, as well as expansions at Dart Container Corporation in Mason, Michigan and Gun Lake Casino in Wayland Township, Michigan.

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Clark Construction Selected as General Contractor for BWL North Capital Ave. Steam Line Replacement

Clark Construction Company has been selected as General Contractor for the Board of Water and Light’s North Capital Avenue steam line replacement project. Construction is scheduled to begin the week of July 15th and continue through November 15.

The $1.2 million project will begin with removing and replacing 1,400 linear feet of 6-inch steam line and building service entrances. The project will require the replacement of steam line, tunnels, and vaults, all the while avoiding the numerous marked and unmarked underground utilities in the way. Construction from July through November 15th will require the closure of the eastern most southbound lane of Capital Avenue from West Saginaw Street South to Shiawassee Street.

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Most Recent Recognition for Clark’s Nationally Renowned Safety Program

Clark Construction Company has been awarded the Associated General Contractors of America’s 14th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Award. The award underscores Clark Construction’s long withstanding reputation as a national leader in workplace safety.

We are honored to accept the distinguished Associated General Contractors of America’s Safety Excellence Award. It’s great to be recognized for Clark’s refusal to accept accidents as an unavoidable aspect of construction. This year our staff reached a significant safety milestone of having gone over three million worker hours without injury and have even received an emergency responder course so that they can tend to the minor injuries without wasting any time.

– Charles Clark, Clark Construction CEO

The ACG Construction Safety Excellence Award is a momentous achievement for Clark Construction. It formally recognizes Clark’s commitment to a safe work environment for its employees on a national scale. This prestigious award not only recognizes excellent safety performance, but also effective safety programs from contractors who are committed, comprehensive and unique in their methods of achieving a safe workplace.

To see a complete listing of the winners, please view the list here.

This most recent safety excellence award marks fourth time Clark Construction has garnered national recognition, three of which were by the Associated General Contractors of America. In 2006 the AGC awarded Clark with the Aon Build America Merit Award for the construction of Mountain Grand Lodge and Avalanche Bay Waterpark in Boyne Falls, Michigan. In 1996, Clark Construction earned its first merit award from the AGC for their completion of Lugnuts Stadium in downtown Lansing, Michigan. Also in 1996, Clark Construction became the only construction company to have received the prestigious American Ethics Award from Financial Service Professionals.

In recent years Clark has earned additional recognition for its outstanding accomplishments in safety. Awards include the CET Platinum Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety, among many others.

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Tooles Contracting & Clark Construction Win Build Michigan Award for Construction of New Detroit High School

The Michigan Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC) awarded Tooles Contracting and Clark Construction a 2013 Build Michigan Award for the construction of New East English Village Preparatory Academy in Detroit, Mich. The award was presented on Friday, February 22, 2013, at the Firekeepers Casino & Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich.

To be recognized by the AGC for a Build Michigan Award is an exceptional accomplishment, and we are honored. We’re especially proud to be a part of the team that developed a LEED Gold building that will set sustainability standards for future city projects in Michigan.

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We were thrilled to be involved with a project in Detroit. I am proud that our company had a hand in rebuilding the Detroit Public Schools system, especially for Detroit’s youth who truly deserve constructive learning environments and enhanced opportunities for future success.

 Sam Clark, Clark Construction President

The New East English Village Preparatory Academy has successfully transformed two schools into one academic setting, creating a permanent home and a safe, modern learning environment that strengthens the school community and the city of Detroit.

The building is a 221,000-square-foot high school that accommodates up to 1,200 students. The school features four wings, with eight science laboratories, a high-tech media center, and an athletic area with a community health clinic. A performing arts section includes an 800-seat auditorium, small black box theater with a scene shop and dressing rooms, a 2,400 square-foot band room and a 1,900-square foot choir room. A cafeteria commons anchors the four wings and serves as an assembly area. The school also features an indoor athletic wing containing a gymnasium with bleacher seats for 1,300 spectators, an eight-lane competition pool and diving well with balcony seating for 230. Outside facilities include a football and track-and-field complex with stadium seating for 1,100.

The New East English Village Preparatory Academy is LEED Gold certified. The building received the award from the U.S Green Building Council.

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Clark Construction Nominated for Associated General Contractors of America’s Construction Safety Excellence Award

Clark Construction Company has been nominated as a finalist for Associated General Contractors of America’s 14th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Award. The nomination underscores Clark Construction’s long withstanding reputation as a national leader in workplace safety. The award will be presented in Palm Springs, California.

To be nominated by the AGC of America for the Construction Safety Excellence Award is a momentous achievement, and we are honored. We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to a safe work environment for our employees. We are committed to continuing this trend for years to come.

– Charles Clark, Chief Executive Officer

The prestigious Construction Safety Excellence Award is no simple accomplishment. Nominees are chosen not only on excellent safety performance, but also effective safety programs from contractors who are committed, comprehensive and unique in their methods of achieving a safe workplace.

In 2013, Clark Construction reached a significant safety milestone of having gone over three million worker hours without lost time due to injury. The historic safety accomplishment has covered all Clark Construction projects since 2001. Clark Construction management and staff refuse to accept accidents as an unavoidable aspect of construction and set a safety goal for the company of zero hours of lost time due to injuries. Clark’s safety performance program has earned the company widespread government and industry recognition for its safety accomplishments, receiving several major awards in recent years including:

 

    • CET Platinum Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety;
    • CET Gold Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety;
    • Safety Excellence Award from the Michigan Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC); and
    • Outstanding Safety Performance Award from the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
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Clark Construction Joins Celebration Dedicating Renovated Michigan State University Union

Clark Construction Company officials proudly joined in the celebration marking the grand opening of the renovated Michigan State University Union. Clark Construction served as Construction Manager on the MSU Union project.

It is a privilege to join with the MSU campus and community in celebrating the grand opening of the renovated MSU Union.  The Union has long been a campus landmark, and the impressive renovations will ensure that this hub of student activity continues to meet the needs of students and visitors.

– Gary Ciampa, Project Director

The MSU Union renovation included upgrades to the first floor concourse, main lounge and reconfiguration and renovation of retail outlets including the coffee shop and Sparty’s Convenience Store. An information desk was created at the intersection of the pedestrian flow, and a new connection to the lower lounge from the upper lobby was constructed. The lounge and lobby received new finishes, including flooring, carpet, paint and furnishings. The One Union Square Food Court was updated and modified to increase food preparation and patron efficiency.

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Clark Construction to Begin Central Processing and Flash CT Projects at Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Clark Construction Company has been selected as Construction Manager for a $3 million, two-phase project to relocate the Central Processing Department (CPD) to the second floor on 5West at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich. A second Flash CT Project will update CT facilities with a patient lift system, control room and mechanical and electrical equipment upgrades for the installation of a new Flash CT.

We value our continued partnership with the Beaumont Health System and are eager to start these next projects. The relocation of the CPD will allow for a larger space to accommodate the needs of that department while the Flash CT project enhances Beaumont Troy’s imaging capabilities.

-Dave Reece, Project Director

Phase one of the CPD project consists of building out approximately 3,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the Critical Care Tower, which will be new office space for Medical Information Services Department staff. Phase two consists of building out approximately 7,650 square feet of space on the second floor for the new CPD location. The build out will include the installation of new CPD equipment, such as sterilizers and a cart washer. Also included in the project is the replacement of the air handling unit , with a larger AHU to accommodate the increased demand due to the CPD function.

Clark Construction was also the Construction Manager for the recent renovation of the Family Birth Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, and the Construction Manager for the 7 West Rehabilitation project at Beaumont Hospital, Troy.