Commercial Contracting Corporation has been selected by the University of Michigan to provide General Contracting Services for the William R. Murchie Science Building Expansion.
The project will greatly expand UM-Flint’s available space by adding more than 61,000 square feet and a third wing to the current Murchie building structure that houses the majority of STEM programs for the campus.
We have been performing small projects for The University of Michigan for many years, with our continued effort on quality and our relationship we have landed our first large project on their Flint campus. This project consists of a 4 story building expansion to the existing WM R. Murchie Science Building. We are the GC for the project and our scope of work includes small modifications to the existing building, new building expansion (classrooms, offices, laboratories, new substation, AHU’s, chiller, & generator), & exterior site upgrades (site concrete, landscaping, pavers, & water features). This project will be utilizing our self-perform team for the concrete foundations, structural steel, SOG, SOD, and carpentry (exterior structural panels, metal stud/drywall, doors/hardware & millwork). We are utilizing many innovative solutions on this project much of which have come from our Innovation Committee.
One of those solutions is Touchplan. Touchplan is a collaborative software which provides a platform for every stakeholder to be electronically integrated into the Pull Planning technique. Though this isn’t our first time utilizing Pull Planning it is our first using Touchplan. Another innovative solution we are utilizing is pre-fabricated exterior wall panels. By utilizing pre-fabrication we are able to cut 55 days off the schedule. While foundations are being installed we are building the exterior panels in a factory on the west side of the state. The walls will be delivered to the site and require less time to install than conventional framing.