Michigan Humane Society
Detroit Animal Care Campus
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.