The masonry contract for the Hall of Justice, Lansing, Mich., involved placing 14,000 limestone panels within an aggressive timeline, choreographing 300 truckloads of stone with the work of other trades, and customizing mini-cranes that could work safely on the rooftop. But those challenges were routine for Schiffer Mason Contractors Inc. after tackling the initial hurdle: bidding on a job whose drawings were only 80% complete.

Situated in Michigan's state capitol complex, the Hall of Justice is an integral part of downtown Lansing's redevelopment. The structure's Indiana Buff limestone cladding accented with granite blends the new hall with the 1879 Capitol building.