11 Dec '12, 6pm

Skanska to Build Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn, U.S. and expecting to seek LEED Silver:

Skanska USA and Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) today announced that B2, the first residential tower that is part of the Atlantic Yards Development in Brooklyn, will be built utilizing modular construction. The groundbreaking on the 32-story building will be held on December 18th, and the building is expected to open in 2014. In addition, Skanska USA announced its partnership with FCRC to create a new company called FC + Skanska Modular, LLC (FCS Modular) that will build the modular components in a 100,000-square-foot space located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Gary LaBarbera, the President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, announced as well that the workers would be organized into a newly formed Modular Division of the Building and Construction Trades Council. Modular construction is in use in various forms around the world. It is rarel...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94806-skanska-to-build-tal...

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