Factory formed precast panel construction significantly minimizes construction waste (in addition to overall 75%+ job waste diversion), and at the same time provides a safer construction site, is less dusty resulting in good air quality, is locally produced within 200 miles in Wisconsin, and due to the efficiency of installation is competitively priced.
When it comes to affordable multi-family housing developments, prefabricated building components have many benefits. In addition to ease of installation in an urban job site, the overall construction schedule was shortened, reducing project costs. Also, precast is a great sound barrier for adjacent units, is mold and fire resistant, and is easy to maintain. Overall, Elm 551 at Parkside is a fresh take on affordable housing that enhances Old Town in a variety of ways.