Meeting the Demand for Student Housing - 220 Rowan Boulevard
Over 600 students seeking on-campus housing were wait-listed for the 2014-2015 academic year at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Nexus Properties collaborated with the growing university to help alleviate the demand. 220 Rowan Boulevard is a privately owned mixed-use development comprised of luxury market rate apartments, student apartments, and retail space.
Designed by Philadelphia based Blackney Hayes Architects and O'Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers, the 6-story 316,500 SF structure is one of the largest buildings to utilize the Girder-SlabŪ System design. Faced with an aggressive construction schedule, the Girder-SlabŪ System has provided Nexus Properties an accelerated start to the project. A topping off ceremony is scheduled for September 16th, approximately two and a half months from the start of erection.
Competitively bid by five structural steel fabricators, the 316,500 SF Girder-SlabŪ superstructure was awarded to The Berlin Steel Construction Company of Malvern, PA to supply and erect both the structural steel and precast hollow core slabs manufactured by Boccella Precast of Berlin, NJ.
19-Story 330,000 SF Troy Boston Tops Off
Hundreds gathered to celebrate the topping off of Troy Boston on July 29th. The 330,000 square foot residential development is comprised of two buildings joined by an intermediate parking garage. The 11 and 19 story towers will add a combined 378 apartments to the city's South End neighborhood. Designed by architects ADD, Inc. of Boston, MA and Odeh Structural Engineers, Inc. of North Providence, RI, Troy Boston will become the tallest Girder-Slab building constructed in New England.
Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection by Marriott Now Under Construction in Boston, MA
Lee Kennedy Co., Inc. is currently building the Envoy Hotel in Boston, MA. The highly visible project is located on the Seaport Square Waterfront at the base of the Evelyn Moakley Bridge. The 6-story 100,000 square foot hotel is part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott. The hotel company describes the brand as "a remarkable group of upper upscale and luxury independent hotels. These iconic properties are located in dynamic gateway cities and preferred destinations worldwide. Each one is unique, one of a kind and with its own distinct perspective." The 136 room hotel owned by Norwich Partners, was designed by Boston based architectural firms ADD, Inc. and Group One Partners, Inc. The structural engineer of record is McNamara/Salvia, Inc. also of Boston.
Tallest Girder-Slab Building Now Under Construction in Brooklyn
City Point is a 1.8 million SF multi-phase mixed use development currently under construction in the center of downtown Brooklyn.
Phase 2 of the project includes 660,000 SF of retail space upon which a 28 story, 230,000 SF residential tower utilizing the Girder-SlabŪ System will be built.
Designed by New York City based firms SLCE Architects, LLP and DeSimone Consulting Structural Engineers, City Point Tower One will become the tallest Girder-Slab building constructed.
The residential tower which includes the Girder-Slab System has been awarded to Breton Steel of St. Bruno, Quebec. The structural steel podium is being fabricated by Banker Steel of Lynchburg, VA.
Dan Fisher Covers the Basics in the October Issue of High-Profile Monthly
"The Girder-Slab System is a design, not a product. For those carefully following the development and construction of multi-story residential buildings throughout New England, you may already be aware of the hybrid structural steel and precast hollowcore framing system. The unique shape of the open web D-Beam Girder, the heart of the system, can easily be identified on construction projects throughout the region. Designed to support precast hollowcore slabs on its bottom flange, the 8-inch D-Beam Girder becomes contained within the plane of the floor, providing a low floor-to-floor height building similar to a cast-in-place concrete structure." The complete article can be read by following the link below.
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Design Guide v2.0 Now Available!
Recent improvements in the evolution of the Girder-Slab System are now available in Design Guide v2.0.
More D-Beams and a new online D-Beam Calculator Design Tool have made the Girder-Slab System even more user-friendly for structural engineers. In the field, simplified grouting will cut construction costs and improve constructability.
As always, the Girder-Slab System is available for use by design professionals, and is distributed competitively by steel fabricators.