Higher Education

University of Michigan

Lay Automotive Dyno Lab Renovation and Interior Improvements

Aristeo's University of Michigan Lay Automotive Dyno Lab Renovation and Interior Improvements

Aristeo was hired to renovate 16,000 SF of existing graduate laboratory and office space for the University of Michigan's Lay Automotive Dyno Lab in 2017. The project, a $2,233,000 value, required that Aristeo leave the building operational throughout 13 months of demolition, abatement, and construction. 

Aristeo upgraded all interior finishes with new gypsum plaster over existing CMU walls, as well as: 

  • Installed acoustical ceilings
  • Installed new lab casework
  • Upgraded flooring
  • Installed interior storefronts to bring in more natural light
  • Provided life safety upgrades to building stair towers 
  • Upgraded mechanical and electrical systems
  • Renovated dynamometer test cells

With Aristeo's work, graduate students are able to conduct testing on the next generation of engines, including mixed fuel testing with compressed natural gas and methane. 

Aristeo worked on site for over a year in good and nasty weather and through it all the company and all employees maintained a positive and professional attitude. Everybody I spoke with stated they would be very happy to see Aristeo return at any time for another project. Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.