Atlanta Condo Using Tunnelform Construction System
A tunnelform system from Concrete Home Building Council member Outinord Universal Inc. is being used to develop a 27-story condominium tower in the central Perimeter area of suburban Atlanta.
The system provides a fast-track, cost-effective method of construction to produce energy-efficient homes that are sound-, fire- and weather-resistant.
Total Concrete Structures, which offers concrete frame services in Florida, Georgia and Texas, will be providing the tunnelform shell for the Southeast Capital Partners project.
During the tunnelform construction process, concrete is poured into a structural tunnel that provides the framework for floors and walls. The walls and slabs are poured simultaneously, resulting in a high-strength monolithic concrete structure.
To accelerate the curing process, the interior of the forms can be heated overnight, using built-in gas heaters. The following morning, the forms are stripped and repositioned for the next concrete pour, resulting in a daily construction cycle for the builder.
Outinord's tunnelform method can reduce a typical project schedule by several months. The pace of construction on The Manhattan is projected to approach seven floors a month.
Amenities for the luxury property will include a 24-hour concierge service, world-class fitness center with a private personal training room, resort-style pool and fountains, professional indoor golf training center, rooftop lounge and deck, regulation tennis court and views of Atlanta’s downtown, midtown and Buckhead skylines.
Homes in The Manhattan are priced from the mid $200s to more than $1.2 million for a penthouse.
In business for more than 50 years, Outinord Universal Inc. has been a leader in providing technologically advanced concrete forming systems for mid-size to large-scale residential and hotel developments that can save builders and developers 10%-25% in construction and capital costs. Its residential development customers include: The Argonaut Group, Archstone-Smith, Cornerstone Residential Group, Gables Residential, The Hanover Co., JPI, Southeast Capital Partners, Total Concrete Structures, Trammel Crow and Wood Partners.