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Modular Construction Leads Urban Revitalization (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Modular Housing Brings Renewed Sense of Community to Neighborhood 

Champion home Builders of Indiana modular building system enabled the rapid completion of 12 duplexes (24 units) from start to finish in only 4 1/2 months for the entire project. Using modular construction allowed the owner to move tenants in only 3 months after construction began.  




“The project went very smoothly and efficiently from start to finish with help from the Genesis staff and use of the modular product. The owner and community were very pleased with the end product."

Peter Zimmerman, PE
Project Manager

Client

United Townhomes, LLC.
The Douglas Company

Project Type

Townhomes/Duplexes

Project Scope

  • Twelve duplexes (24 Units)
  • 34,560 total SF 

Builder

Champion Home Builders of IN 

Challenges

Each module had to be lifted by a crane and lowered onto either a basement foundation or a first floor module on narrow lots between adjacent existing homes.

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) EBE participation requirements needed to be satisfied, along with the Wisconsin Green Built Homes initiative.

 

Solutions

Genesis experienced set-up crew was crucial in maneuvering the modules into the tight lots. Professional design and engineering staffs ensured satisfaction of the Green requirements. Local craftsmen completed onsite work to meet local EBE requirements.

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