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Higher Ground St. Paul

Higher Ground St. Paul | St. Paul, MN

  • ERA was the precast specialty engineer
  • Five-story precast concrete structure
  • A progressive combination of overnight shelter and permanent supportive housing
  • Seeks to address long-term homelessness in the area
  • The facility provides the following progressive services:
    • Overnight shelter on the first floor
    • Pre-pay shelter on the second floor
    • On to more permanent housing on the higher floors
  • Precast concrete was used to address the high sustainability and durability demands of the client, along with the complex framing of the structure
  • Exterior insulated precast concrete wall panels, which included architectural finishes and thin brick, were used in a combination of bearing wall and precast/prestressed truss systems
  • Estimated to cost approximately $30 million
  • Is scheduled to be completed in late 2016

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