Project Profile

Michigan Humane Society

Detroit Animal Care Campus

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Sachse Construction was hired to manage the construction of the new Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Detroit Animal Care Campus in Detroit, MI. The 28,000 square foot structure features a state-of-the-art animal treatment facility along with adoption space and administration offices. This new space will increase the organization’s collective impact on animal care, treatment, and well-being for years to come.

During construction, the project team encountered several challenges due to the unique materials used in the building. For example, a Nichiha wall system (a fiber cement exterior cladding and siding product) was chosen for its environmental sustainability, the ability to provide the building a long-life span, ease of maintenance, and was a cost-effective way of constructing the facility. However, the shop drawings could not produce this exterior wall system because it was an overseas product. Everything was field cut on-site and fit to work for years to come.

Sachse Construction and Neumann Smith Architecture worked together with field measurements and layout of Nichiha Panels. There was a great team effort in supporting the use of this newer building material. Sachse Construction completed the project on-time and on-budget. Reception from the community and the client was also a huge success.

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