After breaking ground on a traditional multi-use project in Oakland, CA last fall, construction was nearly scrapped. It would have been devastating for a market in desperate need of housing. Instead, they pivoted to a design-build approach that opened the door for MiTek to step in. The use of MiTek Hardy Frame Cold Formed Steel (CFS) Moment and Picture Frames solutions shaved two months off the project schedule, and led to financial savings.
Strength. Simplicity. Efficiency. Are you a residential builder or multifamily developer looking for more room for HVAC, plumbing and electrical in your shallow floor systems? Take a look at our Posi-Strut solutions and why they are right for your next project.
On-Demand Architectural and Engineering Support: The Times Require Leaner, More Agile Workflow Solutions
Among the lessons that residential architectural and structural engineering firms have learned from the global health crisis is the need for agile design and engineering processes. In good times, that means extra capability to quickly scale as projects require. In tough times, preserving core functions when workloads are lighter.
Surprising Homebuilder Advantage: MiTek has Emerged as the Go-To Partner for Builders Seeking Breakthrough Results
To better understand the challenges and opportunities now before the residential construction industry, consider 3416 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, CA. Construction on this 17,000 sq ft, 4-story, multifamily structure was nearly scrapped. How the GC and engineering firm made it work is a lesson for any single-family or multifamily builder looking for a decisive design, efficiency, and safety edge. Read how they cut costs by a third and shaved two months off the delivery schedule.
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