Mariposa VII, a 7-storey multi-family building

Mariposa VII, a 7-story multifamily project, fabricated at Douglass Colony's headquarters using FRAMECAD and shipped directly to the jobsite where the building was erected in a total of 40 working days.

Date: 05 Nov 2018

Mariposa VII, a 7-storey multi-family building

The Project 

This seven storey multifamily project was built in Denver, CO with two levels of podium and five upper levels of cold formed steel .  Douglass Colony supplied the pre-panelized metal stud wall framing and offered a turn-key solution with diversified builders as the contracted drywaller.All 422 load-bearing wall panels for levels three through seven of this 7-story (five levels on two levels of podium) project was fabricated at Douglass Colony's headquarters in Commerce City using FRAMECAD and shipped directly to the jobsite where the building was erected in a total of 40 working days, including all wall panels, flooring systems, and detailing with concrete poured and cured.

The Result

Mariposa VII, a 7-story (five levels on two levels of podium) multifamily project was fabricated at Douglass Colony's headquarters in Commerce City using FRAMECAD and shipped directly to the jobsite where the building was erected in a total of 40 working days, including all wall panels, flooring systems, and detailing with concrete poured and cured.

A total of 131,700 lbs of steel was used

  • 33,860 lbs of 14-gauge
  • 49,000 lbs of 16-gauge
  • 48,840 lbs of 18-gauge

The building included a total of 422 panels. All panels were fabricated at the Douglass Colony headquarters in Commerce City, CO in the 6-inch profile.

Two levels of podium

  • Level 3: 81 panels
  • Level 4: 81 panels
  • Level 5: 81 panels
  • Level 6: 81 panels
  • Level 7: 98 panels 

Each level took only 7 days to complete  2 days to assemble and erect the wall panels and 5 days dedicated to finalise the floor system, the detailing on the floor deck, and the concrete. First panel was set on June 21st, 2016 and panels were delivered in 2-week intervals after that (after concrete had completely dried on each level) 

The benefits of the FRAMECAD Technology include:

  • Total design flexibility
  •  1 & 2 hour UL assemblies
  •  Simplified field erection
  •  Complete turn-key solution
  •  Construction in ¼ of the time

If you would like to learn more about Douglass Colony, click here.

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