New Practice Facility for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons

This 239,000 square foot state-of-the-art performance training and athletic medical center is comprised of three structures, connected to give the impression of continuous development.
Early on in the project, the Christman/Brinker team sought out creative ways to guarantee manpower and provide schedule certainty in a market where the workforce is currently saturated. This led to the team negotiating self-perform work for multiple trades, including concrete, building flatwork and foundations, interior and exterior glazing, general trades, flooring, and electric. The team also developed and deployed a self-perform mentor protégé program that selected smaller, Detroit-based trade contractor companies to take part in a variety of on-site educational and development opportunities.

Client | The Platform

GC | Christman/Brinker – Christman Construction + L.S. Brinker

Location | Detroit, Michigan

Project Value | $90M

# of Subs | 30+

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