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Avalon Park Crest’s exterior has a masonry veneer and an aluminum panel system. « Residential | AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES INC. – AVALON PARK CREST AVALONBAY IS CONFIDENT OF THE SAFE AND QUALITY CONSTRUCTION OF PARK CREST. BY ALAN DORICH s the owner, developer and construction manager, AvalonBay Communities Inc. believes it can deliver a higher level of quality on projects than competitors, Director of Construction Rick Borowski explains. “It makes a more symbiotic relationship between the owner and developer,” he states. “We’re aligned for all the same goals.” The company is bringing this symbiotic and comprehensive approach to its Avalon Park Crest project in Tysons Corner, Va. When finished, the $48 million, six-floor apartment community will house 354 units and three floors of underground parking. “We’re scheduled for completion of the units in March 2013,” Borowski says. AvalonBay has conquered several challenges during the Park Crest project, including constructing it on the side of a hill on West Park Drive. “We also had some deep foundations we had to [build] because of the loads that our building would put on the site directly adjacent to us,” Borowski says. From a building materials standpoint, the project also is unique, he says. Park Crest’s exterior consists of a masonry veneer, and an aluminum panel system. While both materials are commonly used in construction, AvalonBay has had to install a rain screen system behind both to prevent water intrusion. Although aluminum is a non-pervious material, “The construction application is such that [water will enter] behind the cavity at its joints and run down the sheathing of the building,” he explains. All in Alignment A Strong Support AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest • Project budget: $48 million • Location: Tysons Corner, Va. • Employees: 250 (peak) • Scope: Six-floor apartment building with 354 units “We’re scheduled for completion of the units in March 2013.” –Rick Borowski, director of construction As an owner/developer/construction manager, AvalonBay relies on its subcontractors and vendors who have satisfied the company’s 68 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
Last Look

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