“I was not familiar with this type of construction on a high rise and was skeptical, but after several months watching it come together, it makes a difference as far as speed in reaching the upper levels. The guys here from All Steel and OCP have done an excellent job coordinating with us and other trades making sure there is not any stoppage in work. It is the leading and cutting edge product in construction. The firestop is part of the assembly which also helps get the project get turned over quicker.”-Steve Saigeon, Walsh Construction, Chicago
Directly across the street from the main entrance of Michigan State University, a mixed-use development, consisting of 13,000 SQ FT of retail shops, restaurants, 2 levels of parking and 10 levels of apartments consisting of 363 bedrooms will dramatically change the skyline.
Expected to be a major residence for Michigan State students, the apartment community features high-end amenities including a rooftop terrace with pool and hot tub.
The Critical Path
With a complex project, simplification is key. East Lansing’s construction and development team sought out innovative solutions to cut down on installation time, remove seasonal variables, provide off-site prefabrication and deliver a lightweight solution for a tall structure. With a tight project footprint and another project being constructed just 50 feet away, an experienced project management team with just in time delivery systems was critical.
Advantages to Using Cold-Formed Steel
The developer ultimately chose the All Steel Mid-Rise Timberless-44 system and wall panels for expedited project completion allowing residents to move in sooner. The project started on August 9th and will be open for business in less than a year.
Utilizing the All Steel Mid-Rise Timberless-44 system and wall panels, the project team was able to construct a quality framing structure without disruption due to on-site conditions. With detailed scheduling and careful consideration of site logistics, just in time deliveries were coordinated with two trucks near one of the busiest roads in the region. Comprehensive planning was taken into consideration when planning the rigging of the wall panels.
To compress the schedule even more, the exterior of the wall panels were coated with Sto Gold Coat as a weather barrier.
The project is expected to be completed by August of 2020.