AIA Huron Valley is pleased to join with Daniels and Zermack Architects and O'Neal Construction for a Construction Tour of the New Belleville Area District Library with Happy Hour Afterwards, sponsored by O'Neal Construction
Location: Belleville Area District Library, 167 Fourth Street, Belleville, MI - Meet at O'Neal's site office, just beyond the end of the construction fence in the adjacent building on Roys Street
Parking: Street parking on Roys and Charles Streets, municipal parking lot at Liberty St (left turn as you come over the bridge). See map below
Continuing Education: This presentation will be accredited for 1.25 total LU/HSW continuing education credit (Course number AIAHVCE0216)
- Arrive by 4:20 PM to check in
- Bring PPE - Personal Protective Gear if you have it - hard hats, closed toed shoes at a minimum. Some hard hats will be available.
- 4:30-5:45 - Construction tour led by Dan Whisler of Daniels and Zermack and Betsy Baird of O'Neal Construction and their teams
- 5:45-6:45 - Happy Hour across the street, hosted by O'Neal Construction
The Belleville Area District Library is nearing completion in December. Daniels and Zermack Architects with O'Neal Construction will lead a tour of the building to discuss current design trends in library design and lessons learned in the design and construction of this project.
1. The Belleville Area District Library is nearing completion in December. Daniels and Zermack Architects with O'Neal Construction will lead a tour of the building to discuss current design trends in library design and lessons learned in the design and construction of this project.
2. We will discuss issues of safety in library planning, such as considerations for the children's area with staff overview of the area, family restrooms, and considerations for escape from active shooters, along with general safety considerations.
3. Green principles were used in the design of this building, with a goal of 50-100 years of longevity. Elements of green design will be discussed, including high-performance air barriers, a vegetative roof, underground water detention, long-lasting finishes, etc.
4. The construction process will be discussed, including the owner's selection of a construction manager, budget concerns and adjustments, and fundraising efforts.
5. The challenges of the site will be reviewed as it impacted the design and construction progress - the site in the front yard of the existing library allowed the the existing library to remain intact during construction, which will then be demolished; the site is downtown and involved closing a road, which involved complexities; and the site is adjacent to a lake, which still required storm water detention. The soil challenges will also be discussed.
6. The architects will share "lessons learned" with regard to code specifics, especially as they relate to the design of circular or curved stairs.
7. We will discuss the "fun" elements of the design work that relates to creating spaces that encourage social interaction and community participation: interior finish selections, LED lighting including pulsating pixelated lighting and RGB cove lighting, audio visual and video conferencing for broadcasting of meetings, and an outdoor terrace that overlooks the lake and allows for a variety of programming and experiences.
Cost: FREE for AIAHV Members, Associate Members and Students, $35 for Non-Members
Questions? Contact: Theresa Angelini, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register soon as spaces are limited!
Map: Red shows the library location; Blue shows parking.