Indigo Redwood City Tops Off in Under 9 MonthsJun 26 2015 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN MENNINGER, Residential ·0
The multi-tower residence complex under construction in Redwood City, California has topped off after only 9 months of construction. The apartment building, called Indigo, stands 11 stories tall with three towers over a shared podium. The Pauls Corporation developers, BDE Architecture, Cahill Contractors, Pacific Structures, and Nishkian Menninger worked together to get this structure built quickly in order to provide 471 units adjacent to the fast growing downtown section of Redwood City.
The first concrete was poured on September 15, 2014, as part of the mat foundation was installed. On June 11, 2015, concrete was poured on the last roof, signaling the end of the major structural construction. The quick construction process can be attributed to a simplified structural design, ample collaboration across all design trades, and utilizing the best construction methods.
The floors were designed as post-tensioned concrete slabs, which allow for formwork to be removed just days after the concrete was poured. Also, post-tensioned concrete slabs allow for much less reinforcing steel to be installed, which decreases the time to prepare each floor for concrete. Each tower was designed structurally to be as similar as possible to the other towers, to allow for a cookie-cutter effect as the construction crew moved from tower to tower.
Nishkian Menninger is proud to have worked with such a great team on this exciting project. While designing the structure, we are always thinking of the contractor in order to obtain a beautiful building, without creating constructability issues that can slow projects down.