20 Monroe live
20 Monroe Live
State: Michigan Completed: 2017
20 Monroe Live is a contemporary multi-function apartment high rise. This modern structure integrates residential space with a ground level concert venue. A large concern for the owner was suppressing sound. It was crucial that the noise produced from inside would not bother neighboring businesses and residents.
Using insulated concrete panels allowed all sound to be reduced to within the structure within the compact downtown site. The design of this structure was crucial in order to utilize the limited building space as well.
The building trades used in this structure are more diverse than the numerous functions it serves. Combining cast in place concrete, structural steel, masonry, and precast concrete is always a challenging task. Delivery times were crucial working with so many other producers. Shipping and erection schedules were being planned long before shop tickets came through. Andy Eustice was Kerkstra’s project manager for 20 Monroe Live. He proved the company's excellent ability to work on complex projects with multiple contractors involved.
Installation schedules had to be perfectly planned with no window for error with such a busy project. Erecting had to be planned in exact orders starting with masonry, wall panels, structural steel, cast in place, stadia, hollow core, and then architectural panels which were erected last by the masonry company.
Kerkstra’s hollowcore and stadia products within the concert venue space was set after the roof had already been placed. This made setting the product difficult but was accomplished thanks to the expertise of G2 Erectors. Kerkstra credits G2 Erectors for a quality job with installing precast concrete.
The unique collaboration of four major general contractors(Kent Companies, SS&E Steel, Harmson, and Jk Masonry) came together seamlessly in the end. Our company is proud to be part of a project with such a diverse range of building products used.
"Orion’s experience in working with Kerkstra on the 20 Monroe Live Project was nothing short of excellent. In addition to the high quality product, the Project Managers' upfront coordination and design efforts enabled the project to maintain schedule and sequence activities accordingly.“
Jacōbus J. Maas AIC, CPC Manager of Field Operations
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