the abbot apartments


This Project

Grand River Construction served as the concrete subcontractor under Walsh Construction as the General Contractor. This new 13-story student apartment building gives its residents a birds eye view of Spartan Stadium. The mixed-use structure offers retail space on the ground floor, three levels of parking, with nine levels of housing. The Abbott is located right off campus making it a convenient walk for students. The room designs feature a studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom options with a common area on the top floor. 

Our scope of work included a slab-on-grade and slab-on-metal deck equating to 6,750 cubic yards of concrete. We also formed and placed concrete foundations, walls, columns, and core walls for elevators and stairs. In addition, we also formed and placed 24” thick post tension podium slab. One of the most challenging aspects we persevered through was the layout of the structure itself. The entire parking ramp is sloped with very few flat areas. With these apparent elevation changes, it made planning, forming, and pouring more difficult. Nonetheless, this was a great learning opportunity to instill on future projects. 

Cubic Yards of Concrete