Affordable Modular Residential Development

Madeline LeeGreen Building, Permanent Modular0 Comments

Although our projects usually center around educational and commercial buildings, Triumph also does multi-unit residential development. Looking back, let’s take a peek at one of our previous projects, a multi-unit residential housing development in Acton, MA. Acton Housing Authority, McCarthy Village II is a 12 unit rental housing complex.

One of the best aspects of this housing project is that it is environmentally sustainable and energy efficient. Using careful material choices, we incorporated efficient mechanical systems as part of the design development. Thus, we delivered a green modular development.

The city targeted LEED silver with their design.  Triumph partner factories in New England provided the architect with modular design assistance, and Triumph pushed the project to achieve the LEED Gold designation.

The Modular Building Benefits: As a modular project, this construction method has several inherent features that offer means to produce a more efficient process as compared to traditional buildings.

Site Work Capabilities: Modular construction methods allow for the site work to occur simultaneously with the building fabrication at the factory. Thus, we completed the site work, foundations and utilities in advance of the building modules, saving time, energy, and money.

Reduced Waste: The factory planning and procurement process allows for less material waste and subsequent diversion from landfills.

Reduced Activity: As a result, modular construction requires less on-site activity. Hence, we create less noise pollution, vehicular traffic trips, and surrounding neighborhood disturbance.

In the end, a modular project has many advantages and advances projects towards achieving green goals.

Take a look below at the Acton Housing Authority project’s in-progress shots:

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Forms set ready for foundation pour.

 

Foundations installed and concrete floors poured.

Afterwards, foundations in with concrete floors

 

Truck arrives from factory carrying a modular unit

Truck arrives from factory carrying a modular unit.

 

The crane hoists the modular unit and places on the foundation.

The crane hoists the modular unit and places on the foundation.

 

Modular unit being guided into it's location amongst the units in place.

Just like Legos, modular unit fits into its location among the units in place.

 

Level of interior finish done in factory is visible.

 

Site crew engaged in button up activities.

Site crew engaged in button up activities.

 

Exterior siding is applied.

Exterior siding is application.

 

Project progresses and nearly at completion.

Final shot, almost at completion.

 

FOOTNOTE: The US Green Build Council created LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to promote leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility in the way of building environments.

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