New employees, new projects , new PEs….there’s been a lot going on here at SES! If you’re not up to date, check out our most recent newsletter and be sure to subscribe to receive future ones and stay in the loop!
Every year, the Engineering Society of Detroit’s Construction and Design Awards honor projects that embody outstanding team achievement and innovative use of technology. This year, we were proud to be part of DNR Outdoor Adventure Center’s team, which took home an honorable mention at the recent award ceremony. The OAC was such an exciting project to work on and we loved helping to transform a crumbling historic building into an amazing and unique facility that so many people now enjoy!
It’s still in the design phase and Brush Park is already winning awards! The $70 million revitalization project was recently named the winner of Congress for New Urbanism’s (CNU) Charter Award Grand Prize. We are thrilled to be part of the team for what is one of the most significant residential projects in Detroit in decades, working alongside several great firms including Bedrock Detroit, Hamilton Anderson Associates, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Studio Dwell, Merge Architects and Christian Hurttienne Architects.
It’s been a few years in the making, but Walsh College’s Troy campus is finally able to unveil its renovation and new 55,000 addition. We were there every step of the way throughout this project, from a 2013 study of the original facility to the punchlist efforts just a few weeks ago. The $15 million improvement project achieved LEED Gold Certification with several sustainable features such as daylight harvesting, energy optimization for night occupancy and improved indoor air quality.
In order for extraordinary minds to generate extraordinary thoughts and ideas, they need an extraordinary environment…and that’s exactly what the Innovation Center is. Rather than a repetitive sea of beige cubicles, the former Woolworth five-and-dime store in downtown Jackson has been transformed into a new LEED facility that accommodates Consumers Energy’s Innovation Group, as well as other tenants. Although the renovated space possesses some open offices, it consists primarily of various common areas for tenants and employees alike to join together in a spirit of collaboration.
If you haven’t already, you should check out a recent article by Commercial Architecture Magazine regarding the renovation of the David Whitney Building. Because of the building’s thick flooring, a new HVAC system was a challenge…but one that SES was up to. The article highlights our senior engineer, Don Nichols, and his role in proving that a 600-ton variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system was not only the cost-efficient option, but the most energy-efficient one as well. Aloft Hotel’s director of engineering, Scott Mondock, even declared it to be “probably the best system I’ve ever had a chance to work with.”
Click here to read the entire article and learn more about benefits of a VRF system.
Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays! It’s a great time of year to help those less fortunate and celebrate the completion of our new office space! Haven’t had a chance to stop by and see it yourself? No problem – the newsletter has some great before and after photos that really showcase what we’ve been able to do with the space. So go on and check it out!
The second edition of our newsletter discussed The Z’s latest accolade, what we’ve been up to at Lafayette Towers, and had some breaking news about one of our projects. Want to know what that news was? Click on the image to find out!
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Our first Newsletter hit inboxes this April, keeping everyone informed regarding what’s been going on with SES. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, click on the image to find out why geothermal is a great option for historic projects, which SES projects recently won awards for historic preservation, and what new projects we’ve started working on.
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The Royal Oak Parking Structure is looking great, and by the end of the year, the city will have 520 more parking spaces!
Last night we had an amazing time on the Sounds of Sinatra cruise---Great weather, great food, great music, and great company!
Visit to a fancy steakhouse? Nah--just another amazing lunch at the SES office!