FINFROCK BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF $49.5M STUDENT HOUSING PROJECT FOR FAMU
Two New Residence Halls Totaling 700 Beds To Open in Fall 2020
TALLAHASSEE, FL (May 13, 2019) -- FINFROCK broke ground this month on a new 700-bed residence hall project for Florida A&M University (FAMU). Upon delivery of the two new buildings in 2020, FINFROCK will have built seven student housing buildings using its patented DualDeck ™ Building System, following on the 2018 delivery of “The Village,” a $134M student housing project for the University of South Florida (USF) accommodating over 2,150 students.
Phase 1 of the new residence halls will cover 182,000 square feet with future phases to come. The first phase will include two four-story H-shaped student residence buildings, each with an east and west wing, featuring 350 double-occupancy bedrooms and shared bathrooms. The new housing buildings will include laundry facilities, vending areas, common student lounges, study rooms, recreation/TV/computer rooms and administrative offices.
“We are excited to be part of this important project for FAMU and its students,” said William Finfrock, president of FINFROCK. “Our unique project delivery method using offsite construction has proven to be successful for delivering buildings more quickly, efficiently and economically, which is critically important in the student housing market. In addition, our all-concrete structures will provide FAMU with greater durability, reduced building maintenance and lower lifecycle costs, allowing them to maximize their investment for years to come.”
As reported in The Tallahassee Democrat, FAMU President Larry Robinson said that the new student housing will “pave the way for the university to provide students with state-of-the-art living and learning spaces” as enrollment continues to increase.
FINFROCK is a single source of responsibility for complete, finished buildings. As a result, we offer a low risk, cost effective, faster method of building. The combination of our delivery process, technologies, and building system cut onsite construction time nearly in half; providing substantial economic benefits to projects. Visit our website to learn more about our innovation.
FINFROCK is an independently owned group of Florida corporations headquartered in a 93-acre complex in central Florida. The companies, Finfrock Design, LLC, Finfrock Industries, LLC, and Finfrock Construction, LLC, offer complete design-build services for student housing, multi-unit residential, hotel, mixed-use, office buildings, and parking structures. Customers include private owners, developers, construction managers, and government agencies.
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