the Project study
Spence Brothers served as Construction Manager for this project to renovate a non-profit health clinic north of Traverse City. A public health service, NMHSI provides primary medical and dental care in seven counties in Northwest Lower Michigan. As a not-for-profit organization, it was very important that the project be constructed within the available budget.
Portions of the existing foundation were either cracking or sinking, which required reinforcement. Existing walls were underpinned and several areas of renovation required structural shoring and reinforcement. Sawcutting and trenching was required to plumb and provide medical process utilities throughout the various spaces in the clinic.
All clinical spaces were renovated in 5 phases to allow the clinic continue operations throughout. Existing walls and partitions were demolished ahead of each construction phase to make way for more efficient exam, office, and waiting room layout. Renovations included new ceilings and sound rated walls.
The exterior of the building received modest improvements as part of a separate phase. The membrane roof and insulation system was completely replaced, and decking that was in poor condition were patched and repaired. The existing masonry exterior was covered with fiber cement lap siding to provide a more modern, contemporary feel. A new covered porch-way was constructed to provide a sense of entry for the building.