Belding Ellis Elementary


100 W. Ellis Ave, Belding MI 48809
16,000 sq ft.- 26,000 sq ft.
Renovations and additions
Education (K-12)
$5.5 Million
This project included demolition of an existing wing, two phase additions, interior renovations, new playground, and a new bus drive installation. The new building is a 1-story masonry structure with brick veneer, metal panels, steel joists, a deck, and a flat membrane roof. A second story mechanical mezzanine was included with all three additions. This project included a complete overhaul of all major mechanical and electrical systems. The new mechanical and electrical systems are operated by an energy management system including high efficiency motors, boilers, energy recovery units, high efficiency light fixtures, new communications wiring, and new access controls. The first phase consisted of two new classroom additions, a new roof over the existing areas and new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing renovations. The second phase was a demolition of the 100 year-old wing which was replaced with new classrooms with new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. Architectural renovations to this building included removal and relocation of several interior walls, ADA code-required modifications, asbestos abatement, complete flooring and ceiling replacements, roofing and building envelope repairs. The first phase included a new wetland area which serves as an educational tool. It has a water wheel, a dam that kids can lift and fill the reservoir areas, plants they can tend, a butterfly garden, and are hands on to study the water cycle. Sustainable features include: Construction activity pollution prevention, building re-use, construction waste management, regional materials, natural light harvesting, all new high efficiency HVAC system with a central building management system, all new high efficiency light fixtures and motion detectors for lights and plumbing fixtures. The project was originally slated to start in March of 2012, Beckering Construction was able to gain that month back during construction and still exceed the original project deadline for both phases.