Tuesday, May 27, 2014

US Modular Selected for Huge California Housing Project

The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino and Perera Construction and Design, Inc. have selected US Modular, Inc. as their Modular Installation Contractor for the 86 apartment project in Redlands, CA. This 105,317 square foot Affordable Senior Housing project will consist of 13 apartment buildings and a Community Center set on 11 acres of land formerly occupied by housing built in the 1940's.  The 173 modules, built off site by Silver Creek Industries, will be craned on to the foundations and site built garages installed by Perera Construction and US Modular, Inc.

Community Center

5 Unit Building

9 Unit Building

6 Unit Building

The mix of 5 unit, 6 unit and 9 unit buildings will transform the landscape of concrete foundations to 2 and 3 story structures at the rate of 1 building every day to day and a half.  The use of Modular Construction will allow the apartments to be occupied months earlier than if they were built on site.  When the modules arrive at the site, the interiors will be sheet-rocked and painted, the plumbing all installed and tested, the light fixtures installed and wired and the cabinets and appliances in place.  The connecting of the services between the modules and the minor finishing to cover the module to module marriage lines is a simple and quickly accomplished task.  

US Modular, Inc., the leader in Modular Housing Solutions in the Southwest United States, is proud to be named as part of the team that includes the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, Silver Creek Industries and Perera Construction and Design, Inc., for this groundbreaking project.   

The County of San Bernardino joins the growing list of owners, from Military housing in Texas and Washington to worker's quarters in the rapidly expanding oil fields of North Dakota, that have recognized the benefits of Modular Construction for quality, speed, efficiency and green building practices.  This will be the first 3 story multi-family housing projects in this region of the country and will be the beacon for many other projects to follow.   

I just featured US Modular in an article yesterday about doing a home for the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Todd Kessler's group is doing some pretty awesome stuff on the West Coast. 
I have to ask...why aren't more modular builders doing these kinds of projects?

1 comment:

Landon Boucher said...

Just now came across this article from 2014! This was a project we engineered and services through completion of construction. It was a lot of work but a huge success thanks to all involved!