September 1, 2015

In one of the most modular projects DPR has ever worked on, the project team hoisted more than 4,500 prefabricated light gauge structural frame (LGSF) panels into place at the MonteCedro senior-living community this past February.

However, this prefabricated design wasn’t always the plan.

A change to building code requirements called for quick thinking on DPR’s part to come up with a non-combustible alternative to the wood-frame structure that was originally planned. 

Although there were traditional options available, the team ultimately suggested the LGSF system due to its ability to prefabricate a large portion of the project. This decision saved an estimated $4 million and shaved four months off the schedule.

“Watching panels flying into place with such speed compared to stick framing was amazing,” said Steve Helland of DPR. “We erected an average of 44 panels each day while other construction activities were ongoing."

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Photo Credit: Steve Helland