Stevens Institute of Technology needed a permanent, swing-space facility before beginning a major renovation to their academic center. Stevens needed the facility operational by the next semester to accommodate the faculty and students displaced from their current renovation project and all future projects. When they learned that modular construction could accelerate their path to occupancy, reduce material waste, and lessen site disruption, they chose ModSpace.
It was important to have the new facility located on the north end of campus where the foot traffic flows, however, that area had very little unused space. The best possible location was a small parking lot area if ModSpace could build three-stories high.
ModSpace provided a scope of work that included floor plans with mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings. Once the foundation was complete, ModSpace delivered 43 modules and crane-set the three-story 15,000 square foot building in a few days.
There are two unique features of the building. The first is the rooftop “Living Laboratory” where students study hydrology and water quality performance. The second is the exterior finishing known as “thin-brick”, which is a lightweight masonry veneer that gives the appearance of traditional brick at a more affordable cost and lower impact to the environment.
The shortened construction timeline of the new facility, named the North Building, allowed Stevens students and faculty to begin their fall semester right on time.