Aristeo renovated the University of Michigan Lay Automotive Laboratory, which enables internationally recognized, high-impact research, to provide a much-needed facelift and promote a sense of community throughout the mechanical engineering department.
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Aristeo was the general contractor for the 16,000 square foot graduate laboratory and office space renovation. The team phased this project into four different phases to not disrupt students and faculty in the surrounding space. The project finished on schedule.
Aristeo completed the demolition and abatement of the current lab and office space. We also renovated dynamometer test cells for new mixed fuel testing with compressed natural gas and methane. The team also completed interior finishes upgraded with new gypsum plaster over existing concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls, acoustical ceilings, new lab casework, upgraded flooring and interior storefronts. Life safety upgrades were constructed so building stair towers would meet current fire and egress codes.
The building was fully operational during construction, so the team constructed mechanical and electrical upgrades throughout the building to allow graduate students to conduct testing on the next generation of engines.
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