March 29, 2018

Wayne State University Integrative Biosciences Center: Urban Health Research


In June 2015, the doors opened to the Wayne State Integrative Biosciences Center. What once was a 100-year-old Albert Kahn Cadillac dealership is now a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary biomedical research facility. Experts in environmental science, bio and systems engineering, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma and behavioral health come together to work side-by-side in this innovative structure.

March 16, 2018

Penn State CBEB: Committed to Engineering the Future


In Happy Valley, Barton Malow helps Penn State save time and money with an integrated project team and delivery system. A new 195,000 SF Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building (CBEB) at Penn State University is currently being constructed in place of the old Fenske Building, which was demolished in September 2016. When completed, it will be one of the largest buildings on the University Park campus.

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January 16, 2018

Rebar + concrete constructible modeling: setting a winning foundation


Barton Malow is no stranger to the advantages and inner workings of modeling on a macro level. As any general contractor could attest to, every new project undertaken is almost never like the last.

November 14, 2017

Overcoming Adversity Through Collaboration


On August 23, 2011, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Piedmont region of the state of Virginia. At the epicenter of the massive quake, Louisa County would be forever changed.

November 03, 2017

Winning Strategies for Virtual Design and Construction Success

project engineer working with iPad

Ask anyone in the construction industry if they believe any two projects are ever the same, the answer is “no.” But while details and specs are nuanced and differ from project to project, planning and execution on the macro level can be far simpler.

Safety, quality, and productivity lay the foundation for a great virtual design and construction (VDC) strategy, and are of the utmost importance for the self-perform team at Barton Malow.

October 19, 2017

21st Century Learning Environments: Bloomfield Hills High School

Facing aging facilities and a decreasing student population, the Bloomfield Hills community passed a $58.8 million bond program in May 2012 to consolidate the community’s two existing high schools, Andover and Lahser, and create the new Bloomfield Hills High School. The District funded an additional $20 million outside of the bond issue. Built at the site of Andover High School, the project included demolition of 150,000 SF of Andover, renovation of the remaining 112,000 SF of Andover and construction of a new 260,000 SF addition.

October 11, 2017

Safety: Building Within Occupied Spaces

Building within occupied school spaces often presents challenges. To ensure the safety of occupants and construction crews, proper planning must take place to ensure the safety of students, staff, community, and environment.

October 06, 2017

Inaugural Make-A-Wish TopGolf Challenge Fundraiser

Atlanta TopGolf Challenge

Barton Malow’s Atlanta office hosted its inaugural TopGolf Challenge Fundraiser in support of Make-A-Wish Georgia and the Barton Malow Foundation. Hosted at TopGolf in Alpharetta, GA – attendees included local subcontractors, A/E/C organization leaders, and vendors nearing 200 participants from more than 30 companies.

October 04, 2017

Seeing the Future: Using Virtual Reality to Build Romeo High School

Virtual reality at Romeo High School

Barton Malow Company is the CM on a new 140,000 square foot expansion of Romeo High School. Virtual reality vendor, Iris, recently spoke with Justin Becker, Project Engineer and VDC Engineer, about how VR has played a role in the Romeo High School project.