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CAM Magazine February 2007, featuring Tools and Concrete topics.FEATURES INCLUDE: Favorable Prognosis for Construction Industry On the Jobsite with Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., Saginaw Wastewater Treatment Plant FacilityTOOLS: Hand Tool Institute Guidelines for Basic Tool Safety Avoid Slipups with ScrewdriversCONCRETE: Colored Concrete Decorates Warren City Hall and Library Plaza Tips for Proper Winter Concrete CareCONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHT New Oak Pointe Church Dedicates its New Home in Novi Industry News Safety Toolkit Product Showcase People in Construction and Much More!CAM Magazine is published by the Construction Association of Michigan.


<p>FEBRUARY 2007</p> <p>VOL. 28 NO. 2 $4.00</p> <p>IN THIS ISSUE:</p> <p>VOICE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY</p> <p>TOOLSExpert Guidelines on Hand Tool Safety</p> <p>CONCRETE12,000 TONS OF MATERIAL USED ON MONROE EXHAUST STACK PROJECTPlus: BUILDING ON HOLY GROUND Oak Pointe Church Dedicates New Home in Novi</p> <p>MAKING THINGS</p> <p>CONCRETE 26 Set in StoneColored Concrete Decorates Warren City Hall and Library Plaza</p> <p>28 Tips for Proper Winter Concrete Care V O I C E O F T H E C O N ST R U C T I O N I N D U ST RY </p> <p>Avoid Excessive Deicer Use to Extend the Life of Your Concrete Driveways and Sidewalks New Exhaust Stack at Detroit Edison's Coal-Fired Monroe Power Plant</p> <p>FEATURES15 Construction Quote PadFavorable Prognosis</p> <p>30 Concrete Corps</p> <p>20 On the Jobsite:</p> <p>Hubbell, Roth &amp; Clark, Inc. Updates Saginaw Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility</p> <p>CONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHT 36 Building on Holy GroundNew Oak Pointe Church Dedicates its New Home in Novi</p> <p>TOOLS 22 EXPERTS RATE HAND TOOL SAFETY RULESHand Tool Institute Guidelines for Basic Tool Safety</p> <p>DEPARTMENTS8 10 49 53 55 58 Industry News Safety Tool Kit Product Showcase People in Construction Construction Calendar Advertisers Index</p> <p>24 Avoid Slipups with ScrewdriversCommon Screwdriver MisusesFEBRUARY 2007ABOUT THE COVER: Efforts to construct a new 560-foot-tall exhaust stack at Detroit Edison's coal-fired Monroe Power Plant, along with the challenges associated with round-the-clock delivery of 12,000 tons of concrete, are among the Concrete features in this months issue. Photo courtesy of Detroit Edison</p> <p>4</p> <p>CAM MAGAZINE</p> <p>PUBLISHER EDITOR CONTRIBUTING EDITOR ASSOCIATE EDITORS</p> <p>Kevin N. Koehler Amanda M. Tackett E. Dewey Little Mary E. Kremposky David R. Miller Matthew J. Austermann Gregg A. Montowski Cathy A. Jones</p> <p>PRODUCTION DIRECTOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE</p> <p>DIRECTORSOFFICERS Chairman Vice Chairman Vice Chairman Treasurer President DIRECTORS Robert A. Singer,Duross Painting Co.</p> <p>Todd A. Garris,Walltek/Lantec</p> <p>James A. Sinkel,Smith Brothers Electric, Inc.</p> <p>Randy L. Brooks,Temperature Engineering Corp.</p> <p>Kevin N. Koehler Brian J. Brunt,Brunt Associates</p> <p>Rick J. Cianek,Fraco Products</p> <p>Jeffrey W. Cohee,Frank Rewold &amp; Son, Inc.</p> <p>Thomas E. Doyle,Plante &amp; Moran, PLLC</p> <p>Nancy D. Marshall,Aluminum Supply Co.</p> <p>Ted C. McGinley,Gutherie Lumber Co.</p> <p>Robert J. Michielutti Jr.,Michielutti Bros., Inc.</p> <p>Glenn E. Parvin,C.A.S.S.</p> <p>2006MARCOM International Creative Awards 2005 Gold Award</p> <p>GRAPHIC DESIGN USA</p> <p>AMERICAN INHOUSE DESIGN AWARD</p> <p>Gallery of Fine Printing 2002 Bronze Award</p> <p>Michigan Society of Association Executives 2002, 2004 &amp; 2005 Diamond Award 2003 Honorable Mention</p> <p>The Communicator International Print Media Competition Overall Association Magazine Magazine Writing</p> <p>CAM Magazine (ISSN08837880) is published monthly by the Construction Association of Michigan, 43636 Woodward Ave., P.O. Box 3204, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-3204 (248) 972-1000. $24.00 of annual membership dues is allocated to a subscription to CAM Magazine. Additional subscriptions $40.00 annually. Periodical postage paid at Bloomfield Hills, MI and additional mailing offices. For editorial comment or more information: For reprints or to sell CAM Magazine: 248-972-1000. Copyright 2006 Construction Association of Michigan. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited. CAM Magazine is a registered trademark of the Construction Association of Michigan.</p> <p>6</p> <p>CAM MAGAZINE</p> <p>FEBRUARY 2007</p> <p>Voice Of The Construction Industry</p> <p>INSURANCE &amp; BONDINGGeneral Insurance Surety Bonds 1175 West Long Lake Rd. Suite 200 Troy, MI 48098 248-828-3377 Fax 248-828-4290 - Bonding 248-828-3741 - Insurance Del Valenti Bob Trobec Al Chandler Mike Miller Ian Donald Rod Gawel Tim OMalley Joe McIntyre Kathy Irelan Tom Skuza Jason McLelland Jeff Chandler Jeff Lehnertz Jim Boland Julie Rourke Ken Boland Teresa Casey Tom Morris</p> <p>INDUSTRY</p> <p>NEWS</p> <p>Blue Cross Goes Green on Downtown Detroit Parking Deck</p> <p>A green building is sprouting in an unlikely category: a parking deck. Neumann/Smith Architecture and Turner Construction Company have created this innovative parking deck with a vegetated roof system and running track at the downtown Detroit campus of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). The cutting-edge project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council. If we are granted LEED certification, we will be setting ourselves apart as the first-ever parking structure in the country to be granted LEED certification, said BCBSM President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Loepp at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 9-story deck. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 600,000-square-foot deck took place in late November 2006. Loepp summarized the benefits of the new deck in his opening remarks: The new</p> <p>8</p> <p>CAM MAGAZINE</p> <p>FEBRUARY 2007</p> <p>Voice Of The Construction Industry</p> <p>parking deck will join the battle to reduce stormwater runoff and flooding, and will remain open 24 hours a day, offering an enhanced lighting system and bringing BCBSM employees closer to their office building. The 1,832-space facility replaces BCBSMs obsolete 35year-old Congress Parking Deck. Pat Devlin, BCBSM board member and CEO of the Michigan Building &amp; Construction Trades Council, commended the unionized construction workers who poured nearly 129,000 man-hours into the decks construction. Steven R. Berlage, vice president and general manager of Turners Michigan office, also thanked all the trades that have gone into making this project a reality. Congratulations to BCBSM on a brandnew facility. Joel Smith, AIA, principal of Neumann/Smith Architecture, praised BCBSM for their tremendous vision and forward thinking in opting for a green parking deck. He also recognized the efforts of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Parking Structure and Campus Improvement design team, including landscape architect, Grissim Metz Andriese Associates, Inc., Northville, for their work on the BCBSM campus plaza adjacent to the parking structure; Hubbell, Roth &amp; Clark, Inc., civil engineer, Bloomfield Hills, for their design of an underground cistern; parking consultant, Rich and Associates, Inc., Southfield; structural engineer, Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc., West Bloomfield; and mechanical/electrical engineer, DiClemente Siegel Design, Inc., Southfield. Southfieldbased Premis Solutions is the program manager. These professionals have shown what a team can do when you have a conscientious construction manager, such as Turner Construction Company, said Smith. Turner has managed the budget and managed this whole process without a hitch. Added BCBSM Chairman of the Board Gregory Sudderth, The bottom line is when you retain a world-class design and engineering team, put a world-class construction manager on the job, and combine it all with world-class tradespeople, you end up with a world-class facility.Visit us at</p> <p>North American Dismantling Corp.INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL MUNICIPLEWe Are A Complete Demolition Contractor &amp; Can Fulfill Any of Your Project NeedsComplete &amp; Selective Demolition Structural Tipping Strip-Outs for Structural Renovation Equipment Removal Site Cleanup Implosions &amp; Hazardous Waste Removal Latest Equipment Highly Skilled Personnel</p> <p>LICENSED BONDED INSUREDw w w. n a d c 1 . c o m3 8 0 L A K E N E P E S S I N G R D P. O . 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Many of these specialty markets, hungry for customers, are pouring their resources into decorative finishes, including different types of decorative concrete. Information from F.H. Martin provides an overview of this arena: Many times the desire is to add a color to brighten up the typical gray color of concrete. The concrete can be produced with a color additive right in the mix (integrally colored), color can be added in the finishing</p> <p>F.H. Martin Adds Decorative Concrete to its Recipe for Success</p> <p>Food and fine wine go together perfectly. F.H. Martin Constructors has developed a new complementary pair: specialty food and decorative concrete. The pairing may not sound as appetizing, but the high-quality decorative concrete work of the Warren-based firm is making the shopping experience sweeter for customers in the growing specialty food market in southeastern Michigan. F.H. Martin has been building and renovating grocery stores for more than 17 years. While maintaining an active client list with retailers such as The Kroger Company, the firm has cooked up a new niche and now includes a number of specialty food markets among its list of customers. The firms construction of a new 49,900-square-foot Whole Foods Markets in Ann Arbor included colored concrete, intricate millwork, and a premium light-</p> <p>We deliver the Best Quality drywall studs, track and structrual steel studs with accesories for framing. Furring Channel CRC Angle Clips</p> <p>State Building Products, Inc.</p> <p>SAFETY TOOL KITOSHAS TOP TEN HIT LISTSHA recently released their top ten violations list for the 2006 fiscal year. With an Joseph M. Forgue almost 2,400 violaManager of Education tion lead, &amp; Safety Services Scaffolding came in first with 9,012 violations. Most of those violations involved fall protection issues. Hazard Communication was second, with Fall Protection a close third. Rounding out the list were Respiratory Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Powered Industrial Trucks, Electrical Wiring, Machine Guarding, Ladders, and Electrical General Requirements. The categories of the top ten single willful and serious citations somewhat mirrors that list. Even though these lists cover all industries, construction is well repre-</p> <p>O</p> <p>Toll Free</p> <p>email:</p> <p>(866) 772-8878 (586) 772-8878or visit our website at</p> <p>Delivery Available</p> <p>Contact Us At:</p> <p> 21751 Schmeman Ave. Warren, MI 48089FEBRUARY 2007</p> <p>sented. What does this information do for us? If we take it as a guide to determine the most likely ways for our employees to get hurt, we can then take a closer look at internal policies, procedures and overall attitude towards safety. We know that falls continue to be a leading killer in construction, but this list suggests that areas such as working with chemicals (hazard communication), respiratory protection and electrical issues are just as important and may be overlooked in many cases. Citations suggest that employees are being exposed to significant hazards; this top ten list can give us some direction on how to better protect our most valuable asset our people. If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me at (248) 972-1141 or by e-mail at Of The Construction Industry</p> <p>10</p> <p>CAM MAGAZINE</p> <p>process, or a penetrating (or acid etch) stain can be applied after the concrete is placed. Polymer-modified overlays can be applied over old or uneven surfaces, or they can be used to create a pattern within the overlay, sometimes to emulate tile or natural stone. Special finishing techniques and/or polishing the surface of a concrete floor, combined with special sealers or hardeners, can produce results from the functional to the dramatic. Polishing involves grinding the surface of the floor with special diamond abrasives. A lighter polishing of the concrete surface can produce a nice sheen, which increases light reflectance and makes the surface more dirt resistant and easier to clean. Deeper grinding can expose the coarse aggregate stone within the concrete, which can result in a look similar to terrazzo or granite. F.H. Martin has also applied its concrete knowledge to other facility types, including the construction of a Lowes in Sterling Heights in 2003. 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