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Efficient document control helped Taisei and its team stay on schedule as the project’s structural details were modified. « Residential | TAISEI CONSTRUCTION CORP. – CHINATOWN METRO APARTMENTS Construction Comfort Zone T 70 TAISEI’S REDEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE IS PAYING OFF ON A NEW SENIOR RESIDENCE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES. BY JAMIE MORGAN cent complete and is expected to reach substantial completion by the year’s end. “You can see the complete exterior,” says Warren Lee, senior project manager. “Some of the windows still are not in, but the exterior skin is completed and most of the windows are in. Inside, all the units are framed and drywalled and flooring on the first three floors is completed. The cabinetry is set through the sixth floor. Roofing will start in [October], so we are pushing forward.” • Project location: Los Angeles • Project cost: $42 million • Scope of work: 123-unit senior hou sing residence Taisei Construction Corp. Chinatown Metro Apartm– ent “We stayed on one page through efficient document control.” –Warren Lee, senior project manager he once-stalled residential project at 808 and 810 N. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles is on its way to being completed by the end of this year. In 2004, developer KOR Group bought the two buildings with a vision of converting the adjoined structures to market-rate condominiums. However, after hitting financing and parking issues, the developer sold the property to Southern California developer Meta Housing Corp., which is nearing completion of an affordable senior housing project at the downtown location called the Chinatown Metro Apartments. The general contractor for the project, Taisei Construction Corp., says the project is 85 per- Dealing with the Details All of this progress applies for both buildings. Though they are joined by a common basement and doorways leading from one build- ing into the other, the multi-height structures stand at seven and 10 stories with staircases on the outer perimeter of each building. The project will have 123 units ranging between 600 and 2,000 square feet, divided into 56 efficiency units, 60 one-bedroom units and seven two-bedroom units. The building’s lower roof height will feature a rooftop deck with sitting areas, barbecue grills and a fire pit. The basement will feature a screening room, fitness rooms and a mailroom accessible from the building’s elevator, CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - September/October 2012
Construction Law
Green Construction
Best Practices
Lighting Technology
HDC Development Cos.
NorthPoint Development
Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank – Moffett Towers
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Howard S. Wright – Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center
Rommel Cos.
NOW Specialties Inc.
NOW Specialties Inc.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.
Victor International
Starwood Land Ventures
LaValley Building Supply
Congress Construction
McCormack Baron Salazar Inc.
Related California – The Village at Santa Monica
Ricco Construction
Taisei Construction Corp.
WPM Construction
WPM Construction – WR Sage West Apartments
Flagger Force
Miami International Airport – North Terminal improvements
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Hydrema US Inc.
CARCON Industries
Dennis’ 7 Dees
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc.
International Airport Development Co. Ltd. – Argyle International Airport
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
Morrison Hershfield – Newfoundland
APEX Block Corp.
Teqton Inc. U.S.
Dakota Transload
Empyrean Services
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI field building
Kohler Ronan LLC
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
Last Look

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