Redefining project delivery through emerging technology.
TRANSFORMED BY TECHNOLOGY
Advancing the Construction Industry Through Innovation
What would the world look like today if the smartphone in your pocket had no more features than the one Alexander Graham Bell patented in 1846? Like most industries, technological advancements have always driven construction forward. But what does that look like in the scope of today’s developer environment?
A building that that can be fully assembled by a crew of robotic workers is still far into the future, at least for most mainstream construction needs. Still, technology that can boost collaboration, increase communication and improve a project’s overall efficiency is already here.
Industry specific software products developed by FINFROCK’s software company, FINFROCK Technologies, LLC, are being used worldwide by precast concrete producers looking to increase their own manufacturing productivity.
FINFROCK utilizes StructureWorks 3D modeling software for the design, while the building is built virtually in the computer first to ensure the structures are error-free. This also provides information to building owners, so accommodating future building changes is easy. Once the design process is complete, much of the work can be produced through offsite manufacturing and onsite assembly, saving time and labor costs as a project develops.
FINFROCK is dedicated to meeting the challenges of the building industry with innovation. By integrating architecture, engineering, manufacturing and construction under one roof, the combination of our process and technologies have proven to cut onsite construction time nearly in half without sacrificing quality.
Read on to learn how FINFROCK is using the power of technology to provide benefits to owners in the form of reduced costs and on-time delivery.
THE POWER OF PRODUCTIVITY:
Reap the benefits of a technology-focused construction company.
FINFROCK’s fully integrated design-build project delivery system enables an accurate price to be developed, typically with minimal or no design fees. The 3D model allows you to see exactly the building you are buying and us to develop an accurate price. The FINFROCK approach minimizes your opportunity costs enabling you to prove the viability of your project sooner, thereby allowing you to make well-informed business decisions.
Technologies we utilize such as Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) are crucial resources for developing a project. The multiple efficiencies that serve to lower costs also keep onsite construction time to a minimum. Overlapping many disciplines, from permitting to manufacturing, site work to final assembly, FINFROCK projects are completed in fifty to sixty percent of the time it takes using typical design methods and other building systems. This reduced time on site means lower general condition and finance costs, while minimizing your risk of market changes that can occur over the course of a lengthy construction process.
While manufacturing precast components, FINFROCK begins site work so construction can begin as soon as components are ready for installation. Even during assembly of the structure, trade partners have access to portions of the building to further speed completion. With building subcomponents (mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection) precisely located in advance, interference between trades on-site is all but banished. This minimizes schedule delays and assures on time completion, meaning you get the building you want, faster.
To Change Orders
In a conventional construction project, cost overruns through change orders routinely amount to between seven and eight percent of the total cost. The 3D model we use virtually eliminates change orders since conflicts are worked out in the model, not the field. The dimensional accuracy of every piece is exceptionally precise - meaning floor to floor heights, window openings and column spacing are specifically as shown on the plans, and specifically tailored to your timeline. You have the assurance that the cost you have at the start of construction will be the same at the end. be the same at the end.
Developer and Modular Design Come Together
In 2017, Alliance Residential secured an exclusive site in the upscale Orlando, Florida suburb of Winter Park to build a luxury multifamily housing project with an integrated 480 space garage. Knowing they would need the right partner, Alliance chose FINFROCK as the design-builder for Juno Winter Park (formerly known as Broadstone), a seven-story, 268-unit market-rate luxury multifamily housing complex.
Serving as the architect of record, structural engineer of record, precaster, manufacturer, and design-build contractor for this project, FINFROCK served as the single point of contact for the client from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting. Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and laser technology to enhance manufacturing productivity and substantially lower costs, substantially, the design-forward, luxury apartment community is the first of its kind. It features one, two, and three-bedroom residences as well as classically sophisticated penthouses with expansive nine, ten, or twelve-foot ceilings.
Juno Winter Park was the first market-rate multi-family project to utilize FINFROCK’s innovative DualDeck® Building System, while another is slated to open in the desirable downtown Orlando neighborhood of Ivanhoe Village around the middle of 2020.
A new upscale multi-family housing project designated as Lake House will bring 252 units above 34,900 square feet of office space and 2,563 square feet of eatery space to a 2.4 acre site overlooking Lake Ivanhoe and the downtown Orlando skyline. Future residents will also enjoy secure parking in a 523 space precast garage and be able to walk to neighboring boutiques, restaurants, a brewery, and parks. FINFROCK is the design-build general contractor, architect, and structural engineer for the apartments and the parking structure.
“About six weeks into my relationship with FINFROCK I realized that they are not a design-build company but a technology company. Because everything is in-house, with the use of state-of-the-art technology, the speed at which we could make changes and evaluate those changes architecturally, structurally and economically allowed us to finish this project on time and on budget with some savings.”
EXPERIENCE A NEW WAY TO BUILD
FINFROCK’s design, manufacturing, and construction knowledge allows us to provide building solutions through the efficient use of precast/prestressed concrete. While many companies offer design-build services, no other company has made the leap to incorporate the design, integration of sub-trades into the manufacturing of the structural components, and construction into one single source of responsibility. Learn more about how we provide value to our customers by operating as a trusted advisor by visiting www.finfrock.com.
By providing single source responsibility for the entire process, FINFROCK virtually eliminates owner risk. Our 75 years of experience enables us to deliver exactly the building you need – on time and on budget.
FINFROCK’s project delivery system is unmatched in its quality and efficiency. This enables us to guarantee our price while improving performance, resulting in more value for your project dollar.
As a vertically integrated company, FINFROCK is able to conduct work in multiple phases of a project simultaneously. With multiple disciplines moving forward at the same time, schedules are compressed.