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Plante Moran Renovation


Plante Moran

In 2019, Plante Moran identified the need to consolidate multiple offices into one location as part of its long-term commitment to unite their whole team. They leased 12 floors of Southfields 3000 Southfield Town Center and began the process of selecting a Construction Manager. Their goal was to find the right team for the right fee”. Equally important was finding a partner that aligned with their values, vision, and goal. Sachse Construction was selected through a competitive process to join the team with Plante Moran, their Owner’s Rep division Plante Moran Cresa, and HED for architectural and engineering services.

Plante Moran selected Sachse Construction for many reasons including extensive experience in office tenant improvement projects and strong connections with the Metro Detroit subcontracting community. Sachse’s team member experience and alignment with Plante Moran’s Core Values and Core Focus were also important factors in the selection.

Spanning 12 floors and 142,000 square feet, the team immediately began collaborative work sessions developing what would become one of the largest free-address workstyle projects in the region. This concept became increasingly challenging with the simultaneous onset of the COVID pandemic requiring attention to new factors such as social distancing, significantly increased virtual conferencing, remote work, and a heightened sense of awareness across the board.

Digging deep with our doing whatever it takes mindset, Sachse Construction, the Owner, and Architect quickly learned to work fully remote as most all stakeholders were no longer working from or traveling offices. Collaboration, commitment, and clear and concise commitment was imperative.

The construction project including full demolition of each floor, to allow tenant improvements to starting with a white box. The Sachse preconstruction team proactively led numerous initiatives to identify and mitigate potential risks that working in pandemic conditions might pose. A few of the many items to be addressed included labor scarcity, material availability, shipping delays, and subcontractor wellness/safety concerns. Managing material on a project this large required significant leadership by the entire Sachse Construction team.

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