Meyer Design Senior Living Studio was the architectural firm chosen to design the project while Bala Consulting Engineers was the structural engineering firm responsible for the superstructure. March Associates was chosen as the contractor and S & S Steel Erectors was the erector on this project.
For Daniel King, principal at Meyer Design Senior Living Studio, choosing DELTABEAM® was the perfect solution to help them differentiate themselves in terms of aesthetics and flexibility.
Says Daniel King, “Our design strategy was twofold: differentiate ourselves in the architectural aesthetic by designing something more on the contemporary side, and second, to maintain a human scale by keeping the building within the zoning ordinance’s established building height limitations.”
Using DELTABEAM® is not new to Meyer Design Senior Living Studio. It was used in a previous project, The Chelsea in Shrewsbury, NJ. In that particular project, DELTABEAM® was used to permit high ceilings in height restrictive conditions.
“CSH also wanted to maintain high ceilings throughout the public areas. With our previous experience working with Peikko at another recently opened Assisted Living Community in Shrewsbury, NJ, we knew that DELTABEAM® would solve for both building height limitations and high ceilings”, adds Mr. King.
In terms of safety, using a non-combustible material such as DELTABEAM® as opposed to wood is its ability to add an extra layer of defense, thus helping to prevent and slow down the spread of fire.
According to Daniel King, DELTABEAM® was essential in solving three design issues typical for senior housing projects. “DELTABEAM® solved three issues that are typically faced on these projects: tighter floor to floor height restrictions, MEP coordination above the ceiling plane, and providing a UL rated floor system without additional assembly elements outside of the plank and the DELTABEAM®s themselves”, says Mr. King