Hummelstown, PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
Arcon Group, Inc. recently signed an agreement to construct the largest modular construction project in the Philadelphia market. The Station at Manayunk (formerly known as Umbria Village), will consist of 5 buildings totaling more than 164,000 square feet and features 149 upscale 1 & 2 bedroom rental units.
Arcon will be working under the direction of Builder Iron Hill Construction Management and Developer J.G. Petrucci, who turned to Arcon in order to put the power of modular construction to work on the Manayunk project. “IHCM”, “Petrucci and Arcon have a great working relationship,” stated Bud Miller, President of Arcon Group. “The goal was to find the most cost-effective way to build the project and bringing Arcon’s modular construction expertise to the Project made that possible.”
Arcon was also instrumental in working with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union. Arcon will be utilizing Union Contractors or have Union agreements in place to cover the entire project. “This was extremely important to us,” stated Miller. “We have assembled a great team for the Manayunk job.”
IHCM started work at the site this past week. Arcon will begin construction of the first apartment prototype unit in their manufacturing facility in early January with full-scale manufacturing slated for February and on-site installation scheduled for April.
“This project is the perfect example of Hybrid Offsite Construction,” stated Miller. “In addition to the typical site work that will be completed by IHCM prior to modular installation, the Arcon team will be constructing garages onsite as well. The ability to have site construction and modular manufacturing occurring simultaneously is just one of the many benefits to Arcon’s approach.”
When completed, the units will feature 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The project is conveniently located at the train station at Cambria St and Parker Ave.
Established in 1995, Arcon Group Inc. is an on-site construction services provider in the modular construction industry. Arcon Group services clients in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Washington DC with cost-effective turn-key building solutions. More information about Arcon Group Inc can be found at Arcongroupinc.com.