This 12 story tall apartment building is the first high-rise building undertaken by construction technology specialist Prescient, and their tallest structure to date.
The Hyatt House hotel in Belmar was the first project in the hospitality sector to use Prescient’s innovative design, engineering and construction platform. Prescient’s patented structural system and proprietary building information modelling (BIM) software provide an ideal construction solution for multi-unit buildings up to 12 stories, providing as much as 35 percent cost savings over traditional building materials and reducing the structural core.
This 135-room, 96,000 sq. ft. project includes five stories of Prescient structure built on top of a one-storey concrete podium, as well as first floor pool, workout room and conference facility.
Plycem SX20/20™ (formerly Plycem Cemdeck) structural fiber cement board was selected by Prescient as the subfloor material for Hyatt House Belmar. This non-combustible specialist decking panel delivers excellent load-bearing performance and up to 2 hour fire-rated floor assemblies, making it ideal for hospitality and other multi-storey residential projects.
A four-stage process was used to install the hotel’s structural core. After hollow structural posts are set on the foundation, wall panels are bolted between the posts. Open web trusses are then installed on a two-foot grid and the SX20/20 subfloor is put into place. A total of 75,500 sq. ft. of SX20/20 was used in this Summer 2015 construction. More about CemDeck.