Beaver Gems, Inc. Beaver Island Michigan Commercial Construction
CMU Beaver Island Academic Center - Built in 2007 by Beaver Gems, Inc.
Beaver Island Contractor specializing in Beaver Island Commercial Construction

2007, Central Michigan University Beaver Island Academic Center –

Front Facade of the new CMU Academic Center

This 12,000 square foot project was finished in May of 2007.The new Central Michigan University Academic Center was designed by Slocum Associates, Inc. Architects. This project stayed on schedule and on budget. Previous facilities were demolished in order to make way for three new labs, a library and a lecture facility. Beaver Gems crew was trained in Lead Abatement for demolition purposes. Beaver Gems delivered 40 yard dumpsters to the Island for the disposal to be taken off the island.

CMU Academic Center under construction on Beaver Island

Large timber frame trusses were built off-site and transported to the CMU site and set with our own cranes.

Large wood trusses fabricated on Beaver Island by Beaver Gems and then moved to the site by Beaver Gems

Beaver Gems provided all the site work and excavation, rough and finish carpentry and all needed construction equipment to the project.

The beautiful interior of the CMU Academic Center featuring robust wood details and a wonderful view

A multitude of subcontractors worked on this project providing specialty services such as Electrical, Mechanical, and Glazing. The James C. Gillingham Academic Center includes a modern lecture hall that seats 155, a computer facility and media center, a library, three state-of-the-art laboratories, and the greenhouse.

Below is a slideshow highlighting some of the stages of the construction of the new Academic Center, from site work and excavation to concrete and framing to finish carpentry.

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Beaver Gems, Inc. Beaver Island Construction
phone 231-448-2235
fax 231-448-2740
P.O. Box 252
Beaver Island, Michigan 49782
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