Cleveland, OH
190,000 SF of Timberless 44
11 Stories

Two underutilized surface parking lots are being transformed into a $60-million mixed-use development designed to provide 158 multigenerational apartment homes ranging from studios to three bedrooms and a retail hub of 20,000 square feet. Additionally, 10,000 square-feet of public gathering space will also provide family-friendly activities including a water feature, inspired by Cleveland’s Downtown Public Square, an amphitheater and a lighted playground. 

Church+State, located at the intersections of Church and State (now W. 29th) is designed to achieve LEED certification that will make the residential building the first multi-family residential LEED silver certified development on Cleveland’s west side. LEED certification is achieved through the use of conscious design materials and architecture to benefit occupant wellbeing. 

The Critical Path

The project’s developers, a collaborative team of Hemingway Development, GRAMMAR Properties, and Brent Zimmerman, sought unique materials to navigate project complexities, deliver unique design and achieve LEED certification. The project’s location in proximity to busy cityscapes allowed for limited laydown area, meaning material deliveries had to be coordinated for just-in-time. 

Designed by LDA Architects, the project design The project features a unique checkerboard balcony design on every other floor. To match design intent, an expert project management team with a background in complex mid-rise residential projects was essential for the job. 

Of utmost importance to the development team was the delivery of a LEED Silver residential building, materials were selected with quality in mind to ensure that LEED Credits were achieved based on USGBC standards.  

Advantages to Using Cold-Formed Steel

The developer selected the All Steel Mid-Rise Load Bearing Structural Wall Panels and Timberless-44 system to solve for the unique needs of the project while saving time, maintaining safe working conditions and generating long-term cost savings. 

Prefabrication of the system off-site to be delivered for just-in-time installation allows for complete load bearing systems to be installed on a compressed schedule comparative to traditional framing methods. This compressed building schedule allows for quicker occupancy to generate revenue sooner. The durable, lightweight system also saves on foundation and insurance costs. 

Prefabrication of the system off-site also greatly benefits overall construction site safety by reducing the amount of debris, manpower, waste and equipment on-site. Because of the speed of the installation, savings in the foundation, LEED credits and insurance savings following the project completion. All Steel Systems contribute 11 points in 7 LEED v 4.1 credit categories. The All Steel project management team coordinated heavily with all trades ahead of time to ensure the proper considerations were made when installing around the balconies. Integrating All Steel Load Bearing Structural Wall Panels allows the project to come to completion quicker allowing residents to move in sooner, providing an expedited return on investment.

In the long-term the use of cold-formed steel framing structures also significantly benefits insurance costs. 

The project is scheduled to be fully complete in February of 2020.

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