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Delivering Student Housing On-Time Is Non Negotiable.

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Delivering Student Housing On-Time Is Non Negotiable

Guaranteed Performance Is Not Just A Promise – It’s A Commitment


Accepting the responsibility to deliver a project like The Village at the University of South Florida on time is about guaranteeing performance – not making apologies. It’s certainly not about using contract language or unforeseen circumstances as excuses for exceeding budget or missing the deadline. In this issue, we examine how FINFROCK is delivering new student housing to replace outdated dormitories for Florida’s fourth largest university.


In 2016, USF awarded the winning team of Capstone Development Partners, Harrison Street and FINFROCK with a contract to deliver over 540,000 square feet of space in five buildings with 2,167 beds in two years’ time. Project delivery was phased over two schools years, to limit the amount of existing inventory taken out of circulation during any one school year. If not for FINFROCK’s vertically-integrated business model – with architecture, engineering, manufacturing, and construction all under one roof – the timely execution of this project, from design through occupancy, would have been nearly impossible.


To achieve the first phase of 885 beds within one school year required producing precast concrete off-site, then shipping and assembling it on-site. Our innovative DualDeck Building System, which incorporates subsystems into our precast product during the manufacturing process, was the catalyst for success. Accomplishing this level of performance in fourteen months -- with no contractor-driven change orders -- while maintaining high-quality standards is impossible with any other delivery system.


To learn more about how FINFROCK is using a vertically-integrated approach to deliver USF’s newest student housing project on time and on budget, turn the page.


FINFROCK’s integrated approach is not just “nice to have” – it’s critically important for mitigating project risk and encouraging collaboration.


As a Design-Build industry leader with a proven track record of on-time delivery of student housing, FINFROCK’s blueprint for success starts with an integrated business model that controls the process. Architects, engineers, precast manufacturers and construction professionals all work together under one roof and are committed to the same goal – to deliver buildings as a product – not as a series of services. Every FINFROCK employee knows they can make an impact and create value by turning ideas into successes.


The project, a $134 million public-private partnership with Capstone Development Partners and Harrison Street, is the largest public-private partnership student housing project approved by the Florida Board of Governors in the history of the state university system, according to USF. The first phase includes 885 beds completed in time for fall semester 2017. The second phase will be complete one year later. The housing will eventually accommodate 2,167 students and is part of “The Village,” a community featuring five student housing buildings comprised of suite-style and traditional hall style accommodations, a dining hall, wellness facility, outdoor pool and retail spaces.


Delivering each project as a cohesive system keeps it moving forward from day one and guarantees on-time delivery when you need it most.


For your next project, why not hire a Design-Build industry leader that takes responsibility seriously and doesn’t make excuses?