Phase I Demolition & Remediation of Old Temporary MGM Casino, Detroit, MI


Detroit Building Authority contracted DMC for conducting Phase I Demolition and Remediation at the for the adaptive reuse conversion of the previous MGM Grand temporary casino into City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. The renovated facility will become the administrative headquarters for the Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Fire Department. The project was located at 1300 John C. Lodge, Detroit, MI.

The scope of work included selective demolition of the seven stories building (approximately 438,000 gross Sq. Ft.) including architectural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire system. The scope also included installing temporary lighting and fire-system for future phase of construction. DMC was contracted to remove the existing environmental hazards in the building including Asbestos, PCB’s, etc.

This was a Silver LEED™ project and DMC achieved 75% goal on the project. DMC finished the project on schedule. This project was also mandated by City of Detroit Executive Order 22 and DMC exceeded achieved the set goal for the same.

DMC donated granite, tables, carpet, ceiling tiles, furniture, doors, chairs, tables to several non-profit organizations. The project was finished with no injury and loss of zero man-hours.

Project Name Phase I Demolition & Remediation of Old Temporary MGM Casino, Detroit, MI
DMC's Role General Contractors
Client City of Detroit Building Authority (DBA)
Architect Smith Group
Status Completed- (March 2011- November 2011)


  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Fire System
  • Deconstruction
  • Carpentry
  • Dry wall & Painting
  • Demolition
  • Environmental Remediation

The Project was finished on Schedule and Budget

  • Demolition of all interior of the 7 storied building including walls, ceiling, floor coverings etc.
  • Deconstruction of Salvageable building components like, Doors, Granite, Countertops, Faucets, Furniture, Ceiling Tiles, Carpet etc. Selective demolition and excavation to replace the supply lines from the main run to the unit (Laundry Room)
  • Abatement and disposal of hazardous materials including Asbestos and PCB’s
  • Demolition of all MEP components to the main supply and capping the same for future use.
  • Providing temporary electrical power outlets and lighting for the construction Phase

Value- Engineering by DMC

The maximum demolition was to be conducted on the 3rd level which was the main casino level and we needed the freight elevator to move the machines to the floor and debris out from there. The freight elevator was damaged and was under shut down for several weeks. DMC built a temporary ramp to move the machines in and the ramp was also used to transfer the debris to the dumpsters. This helped us to continue the project and finish it on schedule.

The Project was finished on Schedule and Budget

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