The West End City Apartments consist of four stories of wood frame construction above a two-story precast concrete parking garage. The 82 units feature open floor plans, upgraded kitchen finishes, and decorative translucent wall panels. The project also includes upgrades to the pool and public amenities at the adjacent property.
Prior to the award of the contract, Brinkmann proposed more than 50 value engineering opportunities that equaled to an approximate savings of $370,000. Once we were awarded the contract, the owner and design team accepted more than $200,000 of these solutions which reduced cost without compromising the quality and appearance of the project.
Brinkmann was faced with several challenges including a very small site which made logistics difficult. Additionally, the three adjacent buildings are occupied by existing residents therefore, our team worked very closely with the existing facilities staff to coordinate logistics and phasing. Our team also devised a plan to make up approximately two weeks of the schedule lost due to bad weather by splitting the building in half and phasing the installation of the precast concrete and prefabricated wall panels.
The Central West End City Apartments are tracking LEED certification from the USGBC.