The Lumen at Playhouse Square

Destined to become an icon of the Cleveland skyline, The Lumen will add to the distinct identity of the Playhouse Square District in 2020. Donley’s Concrete Group started its work for Gilbane Building Company on The Lumen project in the Fall of 2018. Situated on a one-acre site at the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 17th Street – replacing the parking lot across from the Connor Palace – the 34-story tower will host 318 apartments, 550 parking spaces and 22,000 square feet for resident amenities.

Below is a time lapse from the first pour. Click Here to view more time lapses of this project.

May Company Parking Garage Facade Repair

This restoration project was a 10-story parking deck at Ontario & Prospect in Downtown Cleveland.  The site, which is a block from Public Square and across the street from the JACK Casino, is very heavily trafficked at the street level.

  • 5 month project
  • 8,500 sq. ft of exterior concrete repair completed off of swing stages and mast climbers
  • Biggest risk/concerns…keeping all of the debris, sand-blast aggregate/dust, and new paint from escaping protection put in place for containment…no incidents!

School of Dental Medicine

Donley’s is providing concrete services to Ozanne Construction for the new Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. The three-story, 126,000 square foot structure will provide a space where students can treat patients under dental faculty supervision.

The new school is located directly across the street from the new Health Education Campus.

Westshore Campus Phase 2

Donley’s is serving as construction manager on a new 89,000 sq. ft. building on Tri-C’s Westshore campus. The 2-3 story building will host a mix of medium and standard size classrooms, and will also include Information Technology and Engineering teaching labs, administration and faculty offices, food service for the entire classroom, a new loading dock, and dining/event space. Donley’s will also be overseeing small renovations to the existing Health Careers and Services Building on their Westshore campus. We are scheduled to complete this project in the Summer of 2019.

North Ridgeville Health Center

University Hospitals’ project in the west side suburb of North Ridgeville is a $20.5 million state-of-the-art outpatient health center and freestanding emergency department. Construction began in March 2017.

The 50,300 sq. ft. facility is located on 30 acres on the north side of Lorain Road and will be highly visible from Interstate 480, Interstate 80/Ohio Turnpike and easily accessed from state Route 10. These 30 acres give UH enough land to expand the facility if needed in the future.

Summa West Tower

In a construction management joint venture with Shook Construction Co., together we are constructing the new six-story west bed tower. The 331,000 sq. ft. tower will serve as the hospital’s new main entrance and will house two 36-bed medical/surgical units with all private rooms, a breast center, eight new operating rooms, 65 same-day surgery rooms and a women’s health center that includes a 36-bed post-partum unit.

On this project, Donley’s is self-performing the structural concrete and the building is scheduled to be completed in late Spring 2019.

Below is an exciting drone video, courtesy of John Tomsick, that gives you a closer look of this project!

Pier W Stabilization

Donley’s provided concrete services for the iconic restaurant during its original construction in 1963. Over the years, we have provided maintenance and restoration for the structure to ensure it’s long life on the shores of Lake Erie. Even after over half a century Donley’s is still involved with this memorable Cleveland landmark.

In the Fall of 2017, Donley’s Restoration Group teamed with McKinney Drilling, and Huffman Equipment and Contracting to add additional reinforcement and stabilization to the 50 year old structure. This project required the construction of a wall, under the existing restaurant, that would protect the current 35-foot cliff face from further erosion. The team placed twenty-two, forty-foot-deep caissons underneath the hull of the restaurant for stabilization. Once these caissons were in place, a concrete pier cap was “loose formed” and placed over top of the caissons. This required the use of 2×4’s and plywood to form the wall, rather than a pre-engineered formwork system

The team worked on the underside of the restaurant, right on the shore of Lake Erie, making access to the site a bit unconventional. All equipment and materials for the project had to be brought on site by lake, on a barge, as pictured below. As for the construction team, they had access to the jobsite, by rope, down the hillside. The support wall itself presented some challenges as well. While drilling for the caissons, an abandoned dock was found 22 feet below the proposed structure, requiring it to be demolished and removed by the team. The concrete for the wall had to be pumped 400 feet horizontally, to get to the point of placement due to the nearby parking garage not being rated for the weight of a concrete truck. Even with these challenges, Donley’s and team finished the project successfully in 11 weeks’ time. The final concrete wall was 35-feet tall, 30-feet wide, and 12-feet deep, providing the cantilevered restaurant with a stable and reliable support.

MetroHealth Parking Deck

Donley’s served as Construction Manager, and also the concrete contractor, self-performing for MetroHealth’s 1,500-car, open-deck parking garage on its West 25th Street main campus in Cleveland. Construction began in Fall of 2017 on the seven-level garage, which was on the site of the former NorthCoast Behavioral Hospital. The garage was designed to accommodate technology to direct drivers to open spaces or read license plates to save employees from idling while stopping to swipe their ID badges, according to the release. The project will be complete in October 2018.

Health Education Campus

Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic have entered into a partnership to own and operate the university’s new health education campus, which will be located in the heart of the world-renowned healthcare system’s main campus in downtown Cleveland. This arrangement will bring all students and faculty together in one area, fostering both efficiency and creative collaboration.

The new facility will provide space for all medical, nursing, and dental students who are seeking degrees from CWRU, including students from the university-based program and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

The campus will feature:

  • classrooms and lecture halls
  • teaching labs and virtual anatomy space
  •  a medical library
  •  student lounge/study space
  •  food service
  • administrative support/office space
  • building support services

Donley’s concrete division’s scope of work will include:

  • basement and tunnel hydraulic mat slabs
  • basement and tunnel walls
  •  columns and piers
  • shear/core walls
  • structural deck at basement and tunnel lids
  • core landing and roof slabs
  • basement interstitial fill and slab on grade
  • spread footings and grade beams
  • basement and tunnel waterproofing and joint sealants

Click here to view the Lean Construction Powerpoint

Canton Cultural Center Parking Deck

The Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton, Ohio is an award-winning designed complex set on more than nine acres near the downtown business and arts districts. Donley’s Concrete Group performed 30,000 sq. ft.of concrete deck repairs and traffic membrane application overtop of the Canton Cultural Center’s finished 330,000 sq. ft. arts facility while it was open and actively being used. The two months of renovations were completed in June of 2017.