Urban Infill Project Saves $1.7 Million with Steel Framing
Ellisdale Construction uses CFS to add five stories to an existing apartment building in Washington D.C.
Published in BuildSteel
June 29, 2020
A standout apartment building lies in the busy 14th St. NW corridor of Washington, D.C. The area is being renewed through a District Department of Transportation beautification project. It’s the place to be for up-and-coming artists and professionals.
Here, Ellisdale Construction, a Leesburg, Va., design-build and general contracting firm, has achieved a first for the District. It added five stories to an existing concrete building using cold-formed steel (CFS) framing.
“The majority of the value-adds are cast in place and structural steel,” says Ward Bell, executive vice president and COO, Ellisdale Construction. “You’ve never seen a transfer deck at the fourth floor with five levels of cold-formed steel framing on top of it. This has not been done in the District of Columbia.” (watch an interview with Ward Bell).