Adam Wientrab writes about how time is money in his article, Prefab Buildings Snap into Place in the San Francisco Business Times cover story. Charities Housing knows this all too well. Charities Housing executive, Dan Wu said, “We’d been looking at the speed and the cost savings and were at a point where we said ‘we can stay on the sidelines or we can jump in.’” They decided to use prefabricated construction for the first time on Parkside Studios, affordable micro apartments, located in Sunnyvale at 495 N. Wolfe Road. Studio E Architects, designers of Parkside Studios, is happy to add its first modular building to the ranks of multifamily work across California. Principal of Studio E Architects, John Sheehan said, “There’s a steep learning curve, but so far, so good.” Parkside Studios is expected to be complete in 10 months, a big difference from typical construction techniques on a similar and smaller Charities Housing project with a 15 month schedule.
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