Construction Today - December 2009 - (Page 80)
Commercial | CLARK CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. The Need for Speed ‘T CLARK CONSTRUCTION IS RACING TO COMPLETE THE MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. BY RUSS GAGER he biggest challenge is the schedule,” insists Chad Thelen, project manager for Clark Construction Co. Inc., Lansing, Mich. “We started to move out of the building and demolish on Aug. 17, 2009, and have to be completed by May 15, 2010, for the next race, and throw a Michigan winter in the middle — that’s the biggest challenge on the project.” The 1,000-foot-long, two-story building will be on the west side of the infield at the finish line of the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The $17 million project will house suites and a media center, and replaces a structure that was approximately 25 years old. The two-story project calls for 30 corporate suites that span the second floor of the structure. The suites will sit atop a state-of-the-art media, technology and meeting center. Print, radio and TV journalists will have ample space to work and cover the speedway’s events. Separate rooms for large press conferences and competitor meetings also will be housed on the first floor. “There are several buildings around there on the infield — three garages and a little track hospital — but our part of this project is just the new suite and media building,” Thelen explains. Stands seating approximately 120,000 on the outside of the track are not included in the job. The 41-year-old speedway hosts annual NASCAR events primarily during June and August. “It’s unbelievable what comes in for race day,” Thelen enthuses. “This will be the central hub for all the communications for the track on race day.” Home Suite Home “The media center will have several wireless access points throughout the building, a small stage, flatscreen TVs and an overhead projector,” Thelen lists. “There will also be a media lounge with a small buffet, concessions, a kitchen that prepares all the food for the suite owners, several bathrooms and a fan zone, where they watch the cars go through the center of the building. “The entire second floor is corporate suites, and as part of your suite, there’s a few stairways that go up to the roof,” he reveals. “Most of the roof is brick pavers. You can stand on the roof and watch, or watch from your suite. The suites look right down on the pit road. It’s a pretty cool experience – you’re just a few feet away from the pit.” The center has a structural steel frame with poured concrete decks and a large amount of metal paneling, an exterior cement plaster system and stone veneer. Poured concrete tread stairways — all exterior — with stainless steel railings and four elevators provide access to the second floor. »Clark’s work at Michigan International Speedway includes new suites and a new media center. 80 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 www.clarkcc.com • Projected 2009 revenues: $200 million • Headquarters: Lansing, Mich. • Employees: 110 • Services: General contracting, con struction manag pro agement and desement, ild gram manign/bu Clark Construction Co. Inc. “It’s unbelievable what comes in for race day.” –Chad Thelen
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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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