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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Michigan Medicine Cardiovascular Center

the Project stats

19,500 cubic yards of concrete


Shepley Bulfinch


  • 350,000sf facility
  • 700 tons of reinforced steel
  • 300,000sf of wire welded fabric

the Project study

Spence Brothers secured concrete packages for this new six-story comprehensive cardiovascular treatment center covering over 350,000sf.  Work included foundations and elevated decks, which involved footings, grade beams, two-sided walls exceeding 30’, radius walls exceeding 30’, underpinning, formed elevated decks, slab on grade, multi-level concrete tunnels, architectural colored concrete, and more.  Overall, this project encompassed approximately 19,500 cubic yards of concrete, over 700 tons of reinforced steel, and 300,000sf of wire welded fabric.

Heavy coordination and communication were key factors toward timely completion.  Paying close attention to the planning of our own work, which was centered in the excavation and iron work of other contractor teams, we were required to perform and coordinate the storage of our materials while maintaining access throughout the site so as not to impede the workflow of fellow contractors and keep the project on schedule.

Our work on this project took place while we were completing other significant projects for The University of Michigan concurrently.  These projects included the Solid State Electronics Lab, School of Public Health, the Biomed Center, and the Ross School of Business.