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9 Noteworth Multifamily Developments Debuting in 2022!

The project team for the Star Metal Residences in Atlanta, GA is proud to be named one of the top 9 noteworthy multifamily developments to debut in 2022 by Building Design + Construction!  

This development is a nine-story, 409-unit rental complex occupies three acres in an old industrial site in West Midtown. The beautiful design of this project emphasizes hospitality in the rooftop pool and terrace, clubroom, lounge, bar, library, theater, game room, and community garden and greenhouse. 

Many thanks to our partners at Dwell Design Studio for allowing us to be a part of this stunning project!

Check out the link to see the other noteworthy developments! 

https://www.bdcnetwork.com/9-noteworthy-multifamily-developments-debut-2022?oly_enc_id=3570G3181245D8X 

2022 ULI Award for Excellence in Civil/Institutional Development Award!

A huge congratulations to the Atlanta Mission Restoration House project team as they are the winners of the 2022 ULI Atlanta Excellence in Civil/Institutional Development Award!

The construction of this 44,385 SF innovative shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness provided an overnight shelter, meals, resource referrals, and medical care and has allowed the Mission to expand its day services by 30% and create 102 shelter beds for those in need. The new facility has allowed Atlanta Mission to serve more women and children while expanding its services and fulfilling its mission.

EM Structural was honored to donate services to such an impactful and meaningful project.

A big thank you to our partners at Atlanta Mission Nelson for allowing us to be a part of this great project!

  • Atlanta Mission
  • Nelson
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Impact Development Management
  • Lose Design
  • Ellinwood-Machado
  • J & A Engineering
  • Confluence

Design Resources for Homelessness Click the link to view all winners! https://atlanta.uli.org/events/about-the-awards-for-excellence/26th-annual-awards-for-excellence/ 

2022 Triangle CREW Award for Community Enhancement

A huge congratulations to the Willard Street Apartment project team as they are the winners of the 2022 Triangle CREW’s Community Enhancement award! 

As the state’s first transit-oriented affordable housing project, this 6-story, mixed-use development features 82 units and 5,000 SF of commercial space. 75% of units have been set aside for those with household incomes 60% or below Durham’s average. Among other amenities, the development includes Local Start Dental, a nonprofit that provides dental services to low-income residents, a picnic shelter, a playground, a fitness center, a kitchen, and laundry facilities. 

A big thank you to our partners Cline Design for allowing us to be a part of this great project! 

Click the link to view all winners! https://trianglecrew.org/champion-awards/  

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Triangle Business Journal 2022 SPACE Award for Mixed-Use Development

This 6-story, mixed-use development featuring 82 units and 5,000 SF of commercial space is the state’s first transit-oriented affordable housing project. 75% of units have been set aside for those with household incomes 60 percent or below Durham’s average. Among other amenities, the development includes Local Start Dental, a nonprofit that provides dental services to low-income residents, a picnic shelter, a playground, a fitness center, a kitchen, and laundry facilities.

Thank you to our partners Cline Design for allowing us to be a part of this great project!

Click the link to view all winners! https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2022/02/03/tbj-2022-space-award-winners-commercial-real-estae.html 

See more of our mixed-use projects here.

Multi-Family Housing Architecture

AIA Potomac Valley 2021 Excellence in Design Merit Award for Multi-Family Housing Architecture Project

The Modera Reynoldstown project team was honored to receive the AIA Potomac Valley 2021 Excellence in Design Merit Award for Multi-Family Architecture!

 
This 5-story, mixed-use development featuring 320 units and 18,500 SF of retail—takes its inspiration from the neighborhood’s historic, industrial roots and its existing, eclectic style. Pedestrian and vehicular circulation were considered with an internal, tree-lined, road that bisects the building and leads to the rest of the site and the above-grade parking deck. Among other amenities, the community consists of electric charging stations, a hidden speakeasy, co-working spaces, and individual rooftop terraces!
 
Thank you to our partners SK+I Architecture and Mill Creek Residential for allowing us to be a part of this great project!
 
Click the link to view all winners!
 

https://aiapv.org/2021_Design_Awards_Winners_Gallery?fbclid=IwAR0-HNj935yhZfdEIaJIPRlaB29FGMAMU3GAap0YeHM2nP7_3kgeuKcBSn0

Broadstone Queen City Charlotte

E+M Staying Active in Charlotte!

EM Structural has been very active in the Charlotte, North Carolina market lately.  This region has been in growth mode for some time and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon!

EM Structural has several projects in construction and several more in design for this growing city.  Check out some pictures of recent construction progress at several of the sites!

Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
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Broadstone Queen City Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
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2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
2250 Hawkins Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Broadstone Bryant Park Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte
Hazel Southpark Charlotte

See more on these projects here:

2250 Hawkins

Broadstone Queen City

Broadstone Bryant Park

Hazel Southpark

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EM Structural Attends International Mass Timber Conference

EM Structural Partner Rafael Machado and Associate Principal Kris Morrison spent several days last week at the International Mass Timber Conference in Portland, Oregon.

The International Mass Timber Conference is the largest global gathering of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber experts in the world.  There is a special focus on manufacturing and mid to high-rise design and construction.

EM Structural discussed design challenges with engineers that have successfully completed mass timber projects, talked through supply chain logistics with contractors and mass timber suppliers, and consulted with industry experts on the steps needed to make these projects more of a reality on the east coast.

EM Structural is now well versed in the intricacies of mass timber design and construction.   As more jurisdictions adopt the new 2021 International Building Code, that allows up to 18 stories of timber construction, EM Structural is poised and ready to cost effective structural solutions for this exciting new frontier in construction.

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cold formed steel framing

Cold Formed Steel Framing Gaining Traction In Multifamily Construction

EM Structural Engineers has long been known for our expertise with concrete and wood structures, but did you know that E+M is also very accomplished when designing structural systems for load bearing cold formed steel framing!

EM Structural has significant experience/expertise on several major cold formed steel projects throughout the US.  With several million square under our belt, we have successfully completed projects is the following cities among others :

Charleston, South Carolina – 10 West Edge , 55 Romney

Cincinnati, Ohio  – The Banks

Detroit, Michigan – Third & Grand

Nashville, Tennessee – Broadstone Gulch

Atlanta, Georgia –  Star Metal Residences

Sandy Springs, Georgia – Somerby of Sandy Springs ,

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Hotel Indigo

Cold formed steel, or light-gauge steel, as it is sometimes known, is a non-combustible, lightweight, and strong construction method that is easy and fast to construct.    Cold formed steel is very popular in multi-family developments where code limits timber building’s height and combustibility requirements.  Cold formed steel can go up to 9 stories and doesn’t have the shrinkage issues that timber construction typically has.  Projects can be stick framed or more commonly, panels can manufactured off site and assembled with ease at the project location.

Check out a few examples of recent projects that E+M has done:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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