Motor City Electric Co. is providing design and construction services for the new MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in downtown Detroit. The 16-story, 400-room hotel will feature a full-service pool and spa in addition to its grand ballroom and convention facilities. The casino contains over 150,000 square feet of gaming area plus several restaurants and entertainment venues. In total, the project encompasses over 3 million square feet and is located on approximately a 25-acre site. The casino has three parking services consisting of a parking deck for 4,700 guests, an employee parking deck for 1,030 and an underground valet parking facility to accommodate 1,550. The project will open in December 2007 at Third Street and Bagley, just north of the MGM Grand temporary site.
The UofM Cardiovascular Center is located in the heart of the University Medical Center. The new center is a 350,000 square foot, five-story, clinical care building that includes a 465-space parking deck with connections to other onsite major medical buildings. The Center is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive diagnostic facility for electrocardiogram, echocardiography and vascular diagnostics; it also links to nuclear medicine facilities in the hospital. There are eight operating rooms dedicated to cardiac and vascular surgery, 24 intensive care beds, 36 out-patient exam rooms, 14 procedure labs for catheterizations, electrophysiology and vascular procedures, as well as dedicated patient and family areas featuring quiet rooms and a wellness/education center. A multi-level healing garden atrium creates a tranquil atmosphere for patients and their families. Motor City Electric also provided complete power, lighting, generator system, security system, nurse call system and fire alarm system for the UofM Cardiovascular Center.
Motor City Electric Co. was the prime electrical contractor for this new, state-of-the-art 40,000-seat stadium. The 70,000 square feet of retail space and 36,000 square feet of office space for this project were constructed in 18 months. It incorporated the latest in stadium technology, including 101 private suites with 760 sports lighting equipment. Motor City Electric was instrumental in the installation of systems such as fire alarm, TV broadcast, sound communications and security, to name a few. The player area included a locker room with workout facilities and therapy pool. The stadium also included a 600-car parking structure with a remote broadcasting center. The project replaced the original Tiger Stadium and is now a considered a Detroit city landmark.
Ford Field is the new home of the Detroit Lions. The stadium was constructed in the sports district of the City of Detroit and is adjacent to the new Comerica Park Baseball Stadium. This 63,000-seat arena was home to the 2006 Super Bowl XL. Motor City Electric Co. incorporated all state-of-the-art technology systems, sports lighting, broadcasts, security and telecommunications for this 1.8 million-square-foot facility which is the pride of Detroit.
The Taubman Student Center is a 45,000 square foot institutional building featuring unique architectural and lighting requirements. To limit the amount of exposed conduit, Motor City Electric Co. utilized the raised floor construction to install an underfloor modular wiring system, all branch lighting and the fire alarm system. The existing switchgear required upgrading the 1500A switchboard to a 2000A switchboard and adding multiple sections. The project was completed with minimal shutdown time for the university.
Motor City Electric was contracted to head the completion of the new 93-gate McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. This request came after the existing contractor was removed from the site when at least 40% of the project was left to complete and only nine weeks remained to meet substantial completion. Motor City Electric completed the installation of the main terminal building and the west concourse. We handled the organization, inventory, staging, ordering and delivery of the necessary material to complete this mile-long project. Over 5,500 fixtures were required and expedited from our suppliers and Motor City Electric placed over 30 foremen and 350 workers on this project in a period of two weeks.
The Detroit Central High School project was a unique renovation of a long-standing facility, moved to its present location in 1926. The project was divided into four phases and required delicate interfacing with the student and teacher population. It consisted of the renovation of approximately 240,000 square feet, plus the addition of new administrative offices, gymnasium, kitchen, cafeteria and a new high-tech football and athletic field. The project is now one of the school district’s prized accomplishments. Motor City Electric provided general lighting, power, emergency generator, fire alarm system, clock system, security system, low-voltage lighting, stadium and press box lighting, sound systems, site lighting and new, 3000A underground service.
Over the years, Motor City Electric Co. has constructed numerous parking structures throughout metropolitan Detroit and its surrounding areas. Motor City Electric provided complete and cost-effective electrical construction of structures such as the MGM Grand Casino, 1001 Woodward Parking Structure, Park Shelton, Renaissance Center Atwater Structure and Ford Field. Each structure incorporates high levels of lighting in order to facilitate sophisticated security and surveillance systems. Many of the decks are either post tension or pre-cast construction and include the latest technology in security, traffic control and lighting.
Motor City Electric Co. was instrumental in the renovation of five million square feet and 110 floors of the Renaissance Center project. The first phase of this 29-phase project was the construction of the executive offices for GM’s President and the Executive Staff. Motor City Electric was the electrical design/build contractor for this massive undertaking. As the project’s multi-phased construction continued, the job was completed while businesses remained open - adding to the challenges of high-rise construction. MCE used all the latest technology to design this job with state-of-the-art lighting and low-voltage communications. At the time, this was the largest renovation project in the United States. Motor City Electric’s on-site staff worked cooperatively with tenants, owner representatives, construction managers, designers and engineers to expedite information quickly between the design and construction teams. This formidable project included renovations to lighting, power, fire alarm, data and security systems.