Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 134
Institutional | THE CHRISTMAN COMPANY - WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MIKE ILITCH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
'Being part of the District Detroit movement is simply an honor.'
with ample seats and space for students to
"hang out before classes" and hold events,
according to Emerick.
"The building is u-shaped, so the atrium
also connects to the courtyard located within that 'u,'" she says. "The courtyard has a
lawn area, nice landscaping and seating.
It's a tranquil space. Additionally, on the
fourth floor, there is an outdoor terrace that
runs along Woodward Ave. with a glass
hand rail, and provides a beautiful view of
With 130 employees on-site at peak, the
Christman Company has worked well thus
far with its team, including its subcontractors. "We're very fortunate because, I think,
we have some of the best subcontractors in
the industry working on this project," Emerick says. "These guys are really pushing
hard for all of us and we are all working in
the same direction. Honestly, I couldn't ask
for a better crew because everyone is doing
a great job."
Safety is also a priority for the Christman
Company, not only on this project but on
every single one it takes on. So much so, the
company requires every subcontractor that
works on a project with it to attend a project-specific safety orientation. "They watch
videos and we meet with them and discuss
in detail the specifics of the particular project," Emerick explains.
She adds that the Christman Company
also holds a daily 7 a.m. foreman's meeting
throughout the duration of its projects. "This
meeting provides everyone with a quick
overview of what they are working on that
day to ensure everyone is on the same page,"
Emerick says. "We discuss potential hazards,
and afterwards they then inform their workers. We also have multiple safety officers
from Christman and Brinker who tour the
site and conduct weekly inspections."
Ultimately, Emerick says that she is proud
to further both the Christman Company's
and Christman-Brinker's relationship
with Wayne State University. "We have
both worked with Wayne State University
before," she concludes. "Being a part of the
District Detroit movement is simply an
honor. We are more than excited to deliver
this project upon completion."
The construction of the business school is
part of the trend of other businesses moving
their headquarters to downtown Detroit.
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