Signature Building Systems of PA not only builds some of the finest custom modular homes in the East but they also excel in building modular commercial structures.
|All photos courtesy of Hueber Breuer Construction|
Centennial Hall is just one example of the quality commercial work and was constructed to provide housing to undergraduate students at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. It was built at 4 and 5 stories with 9ft. ceilings and boasts three unique fully furnished apartment designs spread out in two wings.
The 112,000 square foot dormitory houses 452 students providing them amenities such as lounge areas, indoor bike storage and a laundry room. The builder and developers were chiefly focused on "green" and eco-friendly building products. Below are a few key features of this 184 box project:
- All Energy-star lighting
- Closed-cell insulation in all walls and ceilings
- All Low-VOC paints, coatings, sealants and adhesives
- ThermoLite windows throughout; operable windows in living units
- Water-source heat pump in each living unit
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures throughout
Students can choose from three different apartment layouts which include 4 private bedrooms, 2 private bedrooms or a shared bedroom. The full bathrooms include Marmoleum floors, surface mount medicine cabinets and granite vanities. The kitchens include Energy Star refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers and granite countertops.
This project was manufactured by Signature Building Systems of PA and finished on site by Hueber Breuer Construction.
Hueber-Breuer added the following saying that they proudly constructed the largest modular construction project in Central New York.
This four story building is largely constructed of 184 wood modules and will soon be home to 450 students. A brief list of the sustainable attributes of this construction method is listed below:
- Reduced construction schedule due to increased worker efficiency of assembly line process
- Increased worker productivity & well being due to controlled factory environment
- Reduced construction schedule in harsh climates due to controlled factory environment
- Reduced construction schedule; site work & building framing can occur simultaneously
- Reduced site construction costs; less work on site means less energy used
- Reduced on-site utility costs for projects under construction in winter months
- Minimized site disturbance & negative impact on environment due to factory construction
- Reduced construction waste as wood waste is used for OSB & filler
- Reduced mold in drywall as a result of moisture due to dry factory environment
- Reduced material waste due to water damage due to dry factory environment
- Increased construction quality to be expected as units are constructed in a factory environment
- Increased soundproofing between floors due to composite floor/ceiling structure
- Increased soundproofing between units due to double wall construction between units
- May reduce project costs depending on local regulations and union requirements
- May reduce costs for worker lodging in remote construction sites due to factory construction