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  D.J. Maltese Building, pAGE 44D.J. Maltese Building
ARCHITECT
STEVEN C. FLUM, INC.
4147 Trumbull Avenue, #100, Troy, MI 48085

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
D. J. MALTESE CONSULTING, LLC
1007 W. Ann Arbor Trail, #100, Plymouth, MI 48170
www.djmaltese.com


Location: 
Plymouth, Michigan
Total Square Feet: 10,400
Construction Period: May 2004 to Oct 2004

CONSTRUCTION TEAM
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Yeager Engineering, Inc. - 5080 Abington Drive, Troy, MI 48085
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: D.J. Maltese Consulting, LLC - 1007 W. Ann Arbor Trail, #100, Plymouth, MI 48170
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR: D.J. Maltese Consulting, LLC - 1007 W. Ann Arbor Trail, #100, Plymouth, MI 48170


D. J. Maltese chose to relocate their business from Dearborn to Plymouth, Michigan in 2001 due to the proximity of most of their business. It was then the process started for the concept of a new "downtown" office building. In 2002 the company located a parcel of land suitable for the building needed. It was located in the "downtown" area of Plymouth. The parcel was part vacant and part with an old house that served as a small office building. After meeting with the owner of the land it was apparent that the purchase would take some time.

During the next year negotiations continued with the land owner and finally came to terms in January of 2004. Architectural- engineering and site plan approval started in January and were complete by March of 2004. Building permits were secured to start construction the same month.

The project was fast-tracked and stayed on track due to the owners being the contractor as well. Decisions were made promptly and delays were minimized. All long lead items were ordered early. The project came in right on time and under budget.

Building features and selections were based on quality, timing, cost and overall low building maintenance. Other considerations included initial purchase price vs. long time maintenance costs, etc.

Building features included a slab on grade due to the high water table in the area. In lieu of a basement an attic area was built. The building exterior is full brick veneer with cast stone window surrounds and stone veneer at the entry and bowed front wall of the building. Copper was used for the fascia wrap, soffit venting, gutters and downspouts and roof dormers. The soffit of the building was cut out of foam to form a large 4-foot by 20-inch crown around the building and then finished with EIFS which closely matched the cast stone on the building.

The interior first two floors are leasable office areas with common foyer and bathrooms. The attic is used for storage for building tenants and an equipment area for the four building furnaces and elevator equipment room. The building includes a burglar and fire alarm system. Entry into the building is via an entry intercom tied into the phone system. The building is wood frame construction with brick veneer. To lower insurance costs and to protect the building a complete wet fire protection system is installed throughout the building. Due to the conventional roof truss system a dry fire protection system is installed in the truss area. The cost of the wood trusses and fire protection system was more cost effective than using non-combustible materials in the truss area.

MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS
DIV 07:
Asphalt Shingles: Certainteed; EIFS: Dryvit.
DIV 08: Hardware: Schlage.


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