Brinkmann Constructors recently completed the Rise on 9th, a 10-story, 232,000-square-foot student apartment building in downtown Columbia, Missouri, by CA Student Living. During the construction process, Brinkman provided $4 million in real cost-savings to the owner.
The Rise on 9th includes 178 luxury apartments ranging from studios up to four-bedroom units with a total of 415 beds. With amenities such as a third-floor pool and entertainment deck, on-site parking, a health and fitness center, penthouse lounge, and private study lounges, the Rise on 9th goes above and beyond traditional off-campus living.
The Brinkmann team delivered the fast-track project in 16 months by implementing technological advancements in fabrication and automation to increase efficiency and trim the schedule. They utilized prefabricated wall panels for the exterior walls from levels three to the roof.
These panels were fully fabricated in the shop consisting of the metal framing, continuous insulation, weather barrier, unit windows, and high-end open-joint cementitious panel system. Once the panels are set into place, the exterior envelope for that floor is complete; significantly cutting down the amount of time required to get the building in the dry so that the interior finishing can begin.
Additionally, the team found a steel supplier that utilizes an automated fabrication line which drastically reduced the amount of manpower and time required for steel fabrication. By using this automated process, the lead times on structural steel were reduced significantly and fabrication errors were reduced to almost zero. This resulted to the steel erectors being able to set the steel nearly two weeks faster than originally anticipated.