miércoles, 25 de mayo de 2016

Construction Begins on NYC's First Prefab Steel and Concrete Residential Development

VIDEO:The Stack from GLUCK

Prefabrication has long been heralded as a possible way to infill NY vacant sites, however it is only in recent years that it has become a solid practical solution rather than an experimental concept.  Prefabrication has become popular in recent years due to the efficiency and quality it affords. The result generally leads to lower construction costs, less waste, less energy consumption, less noise and pollution on site, and tighter quality control. It also provides a convenient way to build on some of New York's smaller sites, which don't have the space to host traditional construction. Plus the reduction in cost means that high quality housing can be made available to lower income New Yorkers.

Dubbed 'Broadway Stack', the 38,000 square foot building will contain 28 high quality, moderate income apartments atop 4,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan. At the moment, 5,000 square feet worth of traditional foundations and services exists on-site, awaiting the imminent arrival of fifty-six prefabricated modules from a factory in America. The assembly of these modules into a seven-story building will take four weeks, with an additional three months after for connecting utilities, assembling the facade and adding the finishing touches. 

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