07/24/2012

Student Housing Comparative Building Costs

 

Dormitory #1

The conversion of a 1929 apartment building into a dormitory presented several challenges. It required maintaining and restoring the historic facade, creating an ADA-compliant lobby as the original could not be converted to meet code, and modifying the stair shaft to fit a new elevator.

Other renovations included cutting two stair towers into the building to comply with fire egress standards, replacing or reinforcing wood-framed doors and walls, and gutting and excavating the entire basement, which still housed the original coal deposit.

New bathrooms and kitchenettes were installed. Wood and terrazzo floors were refinished. Former living areas were partitioned into four-person suites with individual PTAC units, energy-efficient windows, built-in bookcases, and new lighting. Other amenities included laundry rooms for each floor, as well as a fitness room and communal kitchen.

  

Dormitory #2

The renovation of a 203,500-square-foot golf and tennis resort into modern housing for 373 graduate and doctoral students required a nine-month construction schedule in order to accommodate incoming students.

The complex was demolished to its original tunnel form shells and rebuilt. It features new or upgraded electrical and plumbing systems, impact windows to comply with hurricane code, and modern fire alarm and fire suppression systems. Old brickwork on the facade was replaced with an energy-efficient EIFS system of structural stud with sound-dampening and insulating panels painted in earth tones.

The building includes elevators and laundry facilities, while each single, double, and quad apartment is furnished and features a kitchen, air conditioning, cable television, telephone, and wireless Internet.



  

  
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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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