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Warnock Phase 2: RedBuilt Helps PHA With Cost-Effective Wood Solution

Posted on April 01, 2010 by RedBuilt

Warnock Phase 2Warnock Phase 2 is an 85,000 sq. ft. mixed-use building, adjacent to Phase 1 townhome units for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). The building includes apartments, PHA offices, retail space and a senior center. It also features a Green Roof and rooftop deck, all in the heart of Philadelphia. The building’s design used all five series of RedBuilt Open-Web trusses – 185 different truss types in all – in a variety of conditions. We worked very closely with the engineer to find a solution for this building as neither steel bar joists nor wood plated trusses could perform. "During the design phase, with all of the changes and everything that came up, RedBuilt accommodated us with all the needs we had," said Phil Ferenz of Glenview Construction. The framer and general contractor coordinated all details with the trades to make sure everything fit perfectly, and the whole framing package was installed in only 3 months. "From the start we knew that the tolerances were minimal on this job – 3/8ths of an inch within 38 feet. I was truly amazed when the parts and pieces came out that they were that accurate in all cases. Everything fit right in where it should have," said Ferenz. "RedBuilt accommodated us with all the needs we had – design changes, field conditions – you guys were on the mark every minute of the way!" Warnock Phase 2 HousingPhiladelphia, PA Construction Manager: Keating Building Corp Philadelphia, PA Architect: Kise Straw & Kolodner Philadelphia, PA Engineer: Hunt Engineering Malvern, PA Framer: Glenview Construction Philadelphia, PA

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