Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Scope: Building Renovation

Project Delivery: Design-Build

Client: Lakeshore Technical College

Location: Manitowoc, WI

 

The Manitowoc campus for Lakeshore Technical College was ready for a change. This change meant relocating its campus from the Dewey Street location to downtown Manitowoc as a building renovation. Moving the location would mean creating better access to classes and continuing the efforts to elevate the downtown area.

Not only was this a big move for Lakeshore Technical College, but it was also incredibly important for the City of Manitowoc. There were a few challenges that A.C.E. Building Service overcame using our design-build experience, and the end result certainly proved to be a rewarding and appreciated project.

The project had a very compressed timeline, with a construction start date in late January and a completion deadline of mid-May. This required close communication and teamwork between all parties involved.

Some unique features from this project include positioning the new classroom walls in a manner to keep all of the exterior windows in their existing locations, maximizing ceiling heights with a low structural framework, and appropriate finish selections for the intended use. For example, the suspended ceiling materials chosen for this project have a high Sound Transmission Coefficient, or STC, rating — which means the effect of echo or keyboard noise in the classrooms is reduced.

Learn more about the community’s reaction and excitement to this project in this article by the Herald Times or this press release from Lakeshore Technical College.

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