Grunley Expands Portfolio to Great Lakes Region, Awarded First Michigan Project

GSA selects Grunley for a $10 million project for fire and life safety upgrades to a federal center in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Grunley a design-build contract for the $10 million Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center Fire and Life Safety Project, located in Battle Creek, Michigan.

The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center consists of 21 buildings on 24.9 acres, with the majority listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over time, the buildings have served the purpose of sanitarium, military hospital and office space. The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center assumed its current name in 2003 in honor of three former U.S. Senators who were patients there during World War II: Philip Hart of Michigan, Robert Dole of Kansas and Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. The property currently consists of offices, workshops, storage and support buildings. 

The scope of Grunley's project will include improvements and repairs to the Center's fire and life safety systems in 18 buildings as well as several underground connector tunnels, with major upgrades occurring in six buildings. This project will entail both design and construction services to achieve full fire protection goals; improve life safety; and reduce risk to occupants and the buildings. The historic fabric of the facilities will be protected and preserved with close coordination with the GSA Historic Preservation Officer. The facility will remain fully functional while systems are upgraded with minimal disruption to agency work. Construction will last approximately two years.