CBG Begins Dry-In, Pioneering Prescient Technology at Uncommon Tampa
TAMPA, Fla.—CBG Florida Builders began the dry-in process today at Uncommon Tampa, a student housing community at the University of South Florida and CBG's third project with owner CA Student Living. Using predesigned and prefabricated building segments from Denver-based Prescient Co., Uncommon Tampa will more sustainably and efficiently complete its building shell versus traditional construction methods. Uncommon Tampa is the first project in Florida to use this 3-D construction technology.
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"We are thrilled to deliver Uncommon Tampa to the University of South Florida student housing market," said Ryan Doody, vice president of construction management for CA Student Living. "CBG's commitment to innovation is reflected in its implementation of Prescient technology, a true value-added solution to the University market."
Consisting of multiple six-story apartment buildings with an attached, seven-story pre-cast concrete parking garage, the 161-unit community benefits from Prescient's cost-effective and time-saving technology that cuts installation time in half when compared to traditional structural alternatives.
"This prefabricated technology increases our efficiency in completing Uncommon Tampa for the University of South Florida," said Rip Panos, vice president at CBG. "Prescient will save us three to five months versus a traditional construction schedule, facilitating project delivery by Fall 2016 for the start of the school year."
Uncommon Tampa's prefabricated building segments are made of recycled-content steel, and are manufactured and installed using less than one percent waste. Additional sustainable features at Uncommon include stainless steel EnergyStar appliances in all units, and proximity to the University of South Florida's campus and bus routes to support a pedestrian- and transit-oriented lifestyle.
The community will offer two-, three-, and four-bedroom units featuring hard flooring, quartz countertops, and euro-style cabinetry. Community amenities include a business center, coffee bar, game room, lounge, and courtyard with kitchen, grills, and swimming pool.
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About CBG Building Company
Through a relentless pursuit of innovation, a steadfast commitment to quality, and active collaboration with clients, CBG has been delivering award-winning communities from coast to coast for more than 25 years. CBG's professional construction team builds more than 4,000 homes each year, providing high-quality, responsive service backed by a significant bonding capacity and national resources. CBG's experience spans a diverse portfolio of geographic areas and product types, including luxury, mixed-use, and affordable housing apartments, as well as campus housing, military family communities, and senior living facilities. Together, we draw on the knowledge gained through building more than 80,000 housing units since 1992. For more information, visit www.cbgbuildingcompany.com.
About CA Student Living
CA Student Living, a division of CA Ventures, is one of the nation's fastest growing, premier developers, owners, and managers of student housing with the successful development and acquisition of over 25,000 beds in 44 university markets. The firm has maintained a dedicated focus on acquiring, developing and redeveloping high-quality student housing properties with a well-calculated strategy of investing in targeted university communities. For more information, visit www.ca-ventures.com.