Project Profile

University of Michigan EE&CS Building


Second-Floor Computer Lab
First-Floor Computer Lab

Maintaining a Clean & Safe Site

Occupied Computer Lab Renovation

Sachse Construction renovated two computing labs for the University of Michigan in the EE&CS building. The scope of work included tenant improvements for 2,500 square feet of laboratory space.

Improvements included: new glass curtain wall and updated finishes including new ceilings, carpet, paint, as well as lighting. In the first-floor laboratory, specialty electrical computing outlets were installed from the ceiling.

For the duration of the project, the building remained open and operational to staff and students. Sachse Construction took steps to ensure the construction of both spaces did not interfere with building operations. For example, the group computing lab on the second floor is located in a corridor next to operating offices. Daily cleaning of the site entrance area was performed to ensure dirt and dust were not carried elsewhere in the building. Additionally, noisy work was completed during off-hours.

The Sachse Construction team used their logistics expertise to easily navigate the busy campus setting. Fire-rated temporary partitions were installed to ensure a safe work site and keep passersby from accidentally finding themselves on an active construction site. The team also ensured upcoming inspections and shutdowns were communicated at least two weeks in advance to better serve the University of Michigan personnel working within the EE&CS building.

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