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Co.’s $67.5 »The Christman is reportedly million project Institutional | THE CHRISTMAN CO. the largest ever on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Raking in the Green T THE CHRISTMAN CO. IS USING GREEN CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS IN MANY OF ITS JOBS. German immigrant arrived in South Bend, he Christman Co. has been building Ind. Heinrich G. Christman started an excavatdramatic buildings for more than a ing service with not much more than a team of century, and one of its most exciting www.christmanco.com draft horses. In 1894, his son Henry, who was a recent projects is the Mark Jefferson • Headquarters: Lansing, Mich. carpenter, established Christman Brothers, Science Complex. Begun in February 2009, the • Employees: 120 which became the H.G. Christman Co., the par$67.5 million project is reportedly the largest • Services: General contracting, program ent of The Christman Co. construction project ever on the campus of management, design/build, facilities In 1915, a Lansing, Mich., office was opened, Eastern Michigan University. analysis and planning, real estate and the company was incorporated in the state of Aiming for LEED silver rating, the restoration development and construction is approximately 15 percent • Project scope: Renovation of an existing Michigan in 1927. In 1933, its name was officially changed to The Christman Co. It operated contincomplete and scheduled to be finished in 183,000-square-foot structure and 151,000-square-foot science uously from the same downtown Lansing buildAugust 2012. Sunscreens, bioswales and lowlab/research space addition ing from 1927 until 2008, when the headquarvolume flush-valves are some of the energyters was moved to the landmark Mutual saving and green features of the structure. Building – renamed The Christman Building – Included in the project is the renovation of an also in downtown Lansing, near the Michigan Capitol. Most recently, the existing 183,000-square-foot structure, originally built in 1969, and the company won three awards this year for its renovation of the building. addition of a 151,000-square-foot science lab/research space. The new complex will house the College of Arts and Sciences and the departments of biology, chemistry, physics and psychology. It will allow more National in Scope interactive, technological classroom environments, new interdiscipliThe Christman Co. does general contracting, program management, nary instructional methods and more collaborative student work. design/build and facilities analysis and planning. Real estate developIn 1863, during the middle of the U.S. Civil War, a 27-year-old ment is performed through an affiliate, Christman Capital Development The Christman Co. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009
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2010 Construction Forecast
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
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