This groundbreaking agreement is the first public-private partnership of its kind in the nation. The Georgia State University 253,843-SF student housing project includes 1,152 beds in 320 suite and semi-suite style dormitory units completed in 15 months.
Towering at 11-stories, the precast concrete building is located on an urban in-fill 1.38 acres site. Utilizing an innovative sequencing plan breaking the project into four “quadrants,” the phased delivery allowed progress to begin on one side while the structure was still going up. By doing this, construction never stalled.
The new building provides 1,152 beds in 320 suite- and semi-suite style dormitory units. Also included is a greenspace courtyard, classroom space, community rooms, laundry rooms, and a 15,000-SF white box shell space for a 400+ seat dining hall. Interior finishes are typical of an institutional dormitory building utilizing a mix of carpet tile and ceramic tile flooring in the dorm units.
Supported by 345 eighteen-inch in diameter and 70-foot-deep auger cast piles, the structure is a Metromont “Metro-Deck.” The system allows for a much faster construction schedule than conventional cast-in-place techniques. The Metro-Deck system required detailed planning during preconstruction to ensure all the panels would be on-site when needed at the exact specifications for the structure. The team was innovative with the coordination of electrical systems with the use of the Metro-Deck system which had never been utilized on a structure of this height.
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