Knocking it Out of the Park
NTH has been involved in the two significant projects for the Detroit Tigers over the years. NTH was retained by Economic Development Corporation of Detroit to provide environmental consulting services and supplemental air monitoring during the asbestos and hazardous materials abatement and demolition of Tiger Stadium. The site is now prepared for future use and according to some reports, there are plans for an athletic complex that could host 15,000-20,000 youths a year in addition to other planned retail and residential structures.
The Detroit Tigers Organization also retained NTH to provide engineering services that formed the backbone for building Comerica Park, a 40,000-seat baseball stadium in the heart of Detroit. Our professionals provided full-time, on-site observation during earthwork and foundation installation to verify that subsurface conditions were consistent with those defined during the geotechnical investigation. We remained on site throughout the project, providing construction monitoring of steel erection, concrete and earthwork aspects, as the last details were completed. All work was done according to an aggressive schedule to be ready for Opening Day as planned.
Tackling a Fast-Tracked Project
Settled into the City of Detroit landscape, Ford Field, home to the Detroit Lions, is a magnificent addition to the City’s revitalization efforts. NTH was there every step of the way, providing environmental, construction materials testing, supplemental testing and inspection services to keep the project on track and structurally sound for visitors to enjoy for years to come.
Coming Off the Bench
Most recently, NTH was called off of the engineering “bench” long before the first construction equipment rolled on-site at the new Detroit Entertainment & Events Center. NTH role has been to assist with pre-acquisition due diligence studies as well as pre-engineering data collection and evaluation. Now that the construction of the new indoor arena for the Detroit Red Wings has begun, an NTH crew is working on-site overseeing and monitoring the hazardous materials removal, building demolition, mass excavation as well as caisson installation and substructure construction activities.
NTH is thrilled to have an important role in these historic projects that are helping Detroit become a premiere sports and entertainment destination as the city makes its rebound.
(This blog post does not express the views of Olympia Development of Michigan and the views expressed here are only the views of NTH Consultants, Ltd.)