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Caro Psychiatric Hospital

Drywall & Acoustical, General Trades, & Site Furnishings
Caro, Michigan

DTMB: Caro Psychiatric Hospital

Commercial Contracting Corporation (CCC) was the carpentry and interior trades partner for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Caro Psychiatric Hospital, in Caro, Michigan. The new 100-bed psychiatric hospital replaced the existing, aging structure, bringing all support services under one roof and better meets the long-term psychiatric care needs in Michigan. The majority of the new facility is a single-story, with administration and training areas located on a second floor. The facility consists of four separate 25-bed patient units, with a downtown zone and two neighborhood spaces in a centralized location that will house various support spaces.

The East and West Patient Wings are comprised of 84 private and semi-private patient bedrooms along with Activity Rooms, Quiet Rooms, and patient storage. The Central Building includes a gymnasium, library, art room, hair care, dining rooms, therapy rooms, multi-purpose rooms, and exam rooms. The North Building is made up of areas such as X-Ray, Dental, Pharmacy, Visiting Areas, and back of house operations. The 2nd floor of the North Building is the Admin area.

CCC’s scope included acoustical ceilings and panels, exterior rough carpentry including installation of Hunter Cool-Vent Insulated Roof Sheathing Panels prior to installation of the mechanically fastened roof, doors, frames and hardware, interior framing, drywall, millwork and site furnishings that included tables and street signs among other elements. Part of the scope included multiple radius drop ceilings and radius walls, where CCC bends our own track as part of the installation. Other unique scope elements included a security booth procured and installed from Italy.

Miscellaneous carpentry and interiors included: Rough Carpentry, Millwork, Doors, Frames, Hardware, Overhead Doors, Loading Dock Equipment, Visual Display Surfaces, Toilet Partitions, Toilet & Bath Accessories, Fire Protection Specialties, Metal Lockers, High Density Mobile Storage Systems, Canopies, Ground-Set Flagpoles, Misc. Specialties, Pedestrian Security Equipment, Appliances, Gym Equipment, Roller Window Shades, Modular Plastic Laminate Casework, Non-Structural Metal Framing, Gypsum Board, Acoustical Panel Ceilings, Specialty Ceilings, Linear Metal Ceilings, Security Ceilings, Fixed Sound Absorptive Panels, Radiation Protection, Pavilion Shelters, Concrete foundations (for shelters) Exterior Signage, Bollards, Basketball Backstops, Exterior Specialties (benches, trash receptacles, picnic tables, sallyport intercom posts).

ClientCaro Psychiatric Hospital
Completion Date2021 - 2023
LocationCaro, MI

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This is a very challenging project considering it has all the complexities of a typical hospital project combined with even stricter design standards, given the nature of the building’s end use. Everything we install must be ligature resistant and non-removable, from doors & hardware to ceilings, millwork, and bathroom accessories. Tamper-resistant security fasteners and pick-proof tamper-resistant sealants must be used throughout. Most interior wall assemblies are made up of impact resistant drywall on top of metal security mesh. A lot of doors include door top alarm systems and position sensors that tie into the building security system.