Housing Grows Taller with Prescient Design/Build Light-Steel Construction

Article by: William P. Macht

Nathan Kaplan, partner at Atlanta-based Kaplan Residential, says the Prescient design/build light-gauge steel structural system allowed an extra four floors of height on their new downtown Atlanta project called Generation Atlanta. The Prescient technology increased unit density and reduced the total development costs enough to make the project feasible. The building will rise to a height of 12 steel-framed stories above a five-level concrete parking structure, enabling Kaplan Residential to comply with Atlanta’s initiative to provide more affordable housing and competitive market-rate high-rise units.

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