Wayne State University
Location: Detroit, MI
Project Type: Concrete Restoration
About this Project
RAM Construction Services was contracted to perform concrete repairs on WSU’s Parking Structure #1. The scope of work included hydro demolition and overhead concrete repairs. Some of the challenges we ran into included the placement of the equipment and the clean-up process. With the equipment being staged at ground level and the repairs being spread out between levels one through six, positioning of the equipment and accessibility was crucial to our overall schedule.
The clean-up process was challenging because it generated hundreds of yards of slurry and it had to be directed/moved to the ground level from all levels above. The water run off became an issue, so we had to use the existing floor drains to pipe the run off down to the ground level where it could be filtered and disposed of properly. The overhead repairs had fewer challenges and we used the P.A.M. Machine for the demolition and utilized our shotcrete method to place the new materials.
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"I am supremely happy with your guys work and ability to meet or beat our schedules. I am also pleased with your ability to ensure documentation was turned in on time thus far. Thanks for making my job easy, and making the stadium look AMAZING!"
- Kyle C, Senior Construction Representative
State of Wisconsin
"First, I would like to give my gratitude and appreciation to RAM’s crews. RAM personnel arrived on site everyday ready to work, no matter the hours worked the day before. RAM showed a commitment to safety and quality that is among the best I have ever been around. Daily, RAM’s crews would have safety briefings and have their plans for the day reviewed. RAM’s ability to plan and communicate with my team was a huge component of the success that our project had...RAM’s crews represented the company in the highest possible capacity. Their performance on this project is the best I have experienced as a prime contractor."
- Joshua C, Project Superintendent
"Since RAM first arrived to the project site in March of 2019, [your team] has been extremely professional and considerate of the needs of the City, including all levels of the staff, the engineers and inspectors. RAM is clearly committed to schedule and quality workmanship, and maintains a crew that demonstrates these expectations as well."
- Emily S, Engineer
City of Ann Arbor
"I am glad that we made the decision to partner with your organization."
- Chris B, Project Manager
"This project was yet another example of RAM performing at a level which exceeds the requirements for a parking structure maintenance project such as this and, in many ways, at a level above most of their competitors. Keep up the high quality work!"
- Andrew S, Project Manager
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