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Residential | PARADIGM COMPANIES – ALEXANDRIA OLD TOWN NORTH Another Success T PARADIGM COMPANIES SEES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PROJECT ON THE HORIZON. BY CHRIS PETERSEN he Alexandria Old Town North project in Alexandria, Va., would be an impressive achievement for any construction firm, and Project Manager Chris Evans says this is just one of many similar projects in the portfolio of Paradigm Companies. The Virginia-based firm has a lot of experience in building multifamily projects as well as providing other property-related services, and Evans says that experience and expertise have added up to a relatively smooth process in bringing the Alexandria Old Town North project to life. The mixed-use project will house the Harris Theater on the ground floor, measuring approximately 57,000 square feet. Above the theater, 175 residential units will occupy the next four stories. Although the company has encountered some minor difficulties posed by working so close to the Potomac River, Evans says Paradigm is looking forward to adding another successful project to its portfolio. “We have a long record of completing podium projects,” he says. “It seems to be the industry is moving in that direction.” The project was in the foundation phase as of October, and Evans says the most challenging thing about the work so far has been the seepage of groundwater from the nearby river. Fortunately, Paradigm was prepared for the occasion. “The project is utilizing a dewatering system that also has a contamination filter on it to decontaminate anything that might be considered hazardous in the water,” Evans says. The project is utilizing a wood-over-concrete construction, and Evans says this will include a brick exterior to match the numerous historic buildings in the neighborhood. The project is expected to be completed and ready for move-ins before the first quarter of 2014, according to Evans. The Alexandria Old Town North project is a mixed-use building in Alexandria, Va. « The building will house a theater on the ground level and residential units above. « Strong Reputation Such a project is nothing new for Paradigm Companies, which has developed a strong reputation for quality since its inception. “As a leader in multifamily residential properties for more than 20 years, Paradigm and its affiliations have consistently been recognized as one of the best builders in the Washington, D.C., metro area, delivering the highest• Project location: Alex quality product and the most reli• Employees onsite at andria, Va. able service in all phases of con• Scope: Five-story mpeak: 250 struction,” the company says. ixed-use project “From conceptual budgeting and design coordination through project planning and construction -Chris Evans, project management, we ensure that each manager project benefits from the breadth of experience offered by on-site per- Paradigm Companies Alexandria Old Town – North “We have a long record completing podium proj of ects.” Paradigm had to deal with groundwater seepage from a nearby river. « 50 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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