Luxury campus living delivered on a fast-track schedule
The Rise on 9th is a ten-story student apartment building located in downtown Columbia, Missouri.
It includes 178 luxury apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom units with a total of 415 beds. With a variety of amenities, from a third-floor pool and entertainment deck to on-site parking, a health and fitness center, penthouse lunge, and private study lounges, Rise on 9th goes above and beyond traditional on-campus living.
Originally thought to be a light-gauge framed building system, Brinkmann compared three different structure types looking at overall construction duration and costs before the designers started drawing.
Ultimately deciding on a structural steel building, Brinkmann was able to reduce the cost of the structure by $2 million compared to the other structure types while also choosing a structure type to maintain an aggressive schedule.
Brinkmann also found efficiencies in the use of prefabricated exterior wall panels. These panels included metal framing, continuous insulation, weather barrier, unit windows, and a high-end open joint cementitious panel system, all fabricated in the shop and delivered to the jobsite. The panels were hoisted and attached directly to the structural steel frame, dramatically reducing the time needed to dry-in the building as well as the amount of work needed to be performed from exterior scaffolds or lifts.