2007, Central Michigan University Beaver Island 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.
Large timber frame trusses were built off-site and transported to the CMU site and set with our own cranes.
Beaver Gems provided all the site work and excavation, rough and finish carpentry and all needed construction equipment to the project.
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.