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Guardian Building

Designated a National Historic Landmark in June of 1989, the Guardian Building is a beautiful architectural landmark located in Downtown Detroit. The foundation for the skyscraper was completed in 1927 and the building was opened to the public in 1929. The building was utilized during World War II as an Army command center to coordinate war time production. RAM Construction Services was selected to inspect the building faade for signs of water damage, fall hazards, and to perform associated emergency repairs. This project was immediately unique: the building has no structurally sound parapet wall from which to hang a swing stage. The RAM Team created a rigging system by installing corner protectors on the North and South Towers and then wrapping the rigging cable around the Towers to create a secure approach for our crew to visually inspect the full height of the building.
The orange brick utilized for the building were custom colored for the architect, who was given the honor to name the color. The architect selected the name "Guardian" which is how the building was named. With time, the over 1.8 million custom orange brick had begun to deteriorate and the mortar joints had split, allowing for water to intrude the building faade and corrode the structural steel frame. RAM discovered there were also over fifty different types and shapes of terracotta stone and custom colored bricks that make up the Guardian Building's colorful appearance! RAM assisted with the research for replicas of each sample. Hundreds of brick and stone will be removed and replaced with historical replicas that will not alter the Guardians famous colorful aesthetic!
The Berdan Building in Toledo, OH was originally constructed in 1901-1902 for the Berdan company, which at its’ peak, was the largest wholesale grocer between New York and Chicago. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The Towers complex located on the southeast end of Central Michigan University’s’ campus consists of two nine-story and two seven-story buildings, which houses more than 2000 students. It was designed by Roger Allen and Associates of Grand Rapids, who built most of Central Michigan University's buildings.
The Professional Plaza Tower, also known as the 'Hammer and Nail' building due to its two iconic illuminated signs (now removed), is a high-rise building located at 3800 Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is located in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.  Built in 1927, the DIA is one of the premier art museums in the United States and houses more than 60,000 famous works of art.  Pieces range from Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait to murals depicting Detroit industry by Diego Rivera
Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies. RAM Construction Services was contracted to remove and replace nearly 25,000 lineal feet of sealant on the exterior panels, 21,000 square feet of façade cleaning, and special protection over the anodized aluminum at the windows.
This new facility includes a six-story, 164-room hotel with stunning views of the Ohio River. It is located above a two-story, 1,100-seat multi-purpose performance space with other typical supporting amenities located in an event space and hotel setting.
Located in downtown Grand Rapids, The Morton House was once a hub for visitors to the area when it was erected in 1896. The multi-storied hotel at the corner of Monroe and Ionia had street level shops showcasing some of the country’s finest imports of the late nineteenth century.
The Detroit Media Partnership (DMP) building, at 615 W. Lafayette, also includes a nine-level parking garage and two surface lots, totaling about 600 parking spots. Built in 1917, the 404,000 square-foot DMP Building (formerly the Detroit News Building) was designed by Albert Kahn.
An integral part of the Grand Rapids, Michigan community, in 2014 Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) celebrated its centennial anniversary and 100 years of serving the educational and workforce readiness of the community.
The Kales Building is a high-rise building located in downtown Detroit, a couple of blocks away from Comerica Park in Grand Circus Park. The building was constructed in 1914 and is one of the select few in the city designed by Albert Kahn.
The six-story, 36,000 square-foot building located at 1265 Griswold, which was formally named the Bamlet Building, was erected in 1896 and borders the “Capital Park District” in downtown Detroit.
RAM Construction Services has been selected to assist in the renovation of Detroit’s David Whitney Building, which began in May of 2013. The goal of this project is to renew and highlight
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