Oldcastle Precast Building Systems’ South Bethlehem, N.Y., plant will supply nearly 226,000 sq. ft. of precast hollowcore plank for the 159-unit, nine-story
Oldcastle Precast Building Systems’ South Bethlehem, N.Y., plant will supply nearly 226,000 sq. ft. of precast hollowcore plank for the 159-unit, nine-story Hobbs Court Apartments project in New York City. The producer also will deliver precast stairs and landings, plus other miscellaneous components, as part of the $2.9 million contract. Joining Oldcastle Precast on the project team are New York City’s Lettire Construction, MHG Architects, and Robert Silman Associates.
Scheduled for mid-2011 completion, the East Harlem structure will replace 12 walk-up buildings slated for demolition. Hobbs Court will offer a variety of affordable units, ranging from studio to three-bedroom duplex apartments, within a two-tower plan that also incorporates below-grade parking and office space for a community outreach program. The housing project was financed by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), which aims to increase the stock of new or recently renovated affordable housing units that otherwise would not have come to market due to current economic conditions.
In addition, Oldcastle Precast Building Systems won a contract for the Student Officers Quarters project at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. To complete two four-story buildings (among a total of eight new student quarters for newly commissioned officers at the Corps’ Basic School), the producer’s Edgewood, Md., operation will ship 141,710 sq. ft. of precast concrete hollowcore plank. Constructing the housing in phases to replace current buildings (circa 1958) will enable training to continue without disruption. Project principals also include Harkins Builders (Marriotsville, Md.), Stanmyre & Noel Architects (Reston, Va.), and McMullan & Associates Engineers (Alexandria, Va.).