Building More than Just the Pedestal: An Owner/Developer’s Perspective on Building All Concrete Multifamily Mid-Rise
Date: February 3, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Ryan Bedford (President, Bedford Development)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC020321)
Registration Link: https://cvent.me/OKANRB
Description: Look around and you’ll see many five to seven story projects being built today with a one- or two-story concrete pedestal, supporting up to five floors of steel or wood frame. These “pedestal” projects are assumed to be the cheapest way to build while longer term ownership implications of these designs are not well understood. This one-hour presentation dispels the myths that are driving the popularity of pedestal construction and demonstrates the value concrete provides.
The developer/owner’s perspective on building multi-family housing projects with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) will be presented, and will include design, construction, and energy-efficiency implications, as well as tenant satisfaction. The presenter will overview his use of ICF’s and concrete for the exterior wall system at Kendal Lofts, a 42-unit project in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In addition, the presenter will also discuss his latest all-concrete residential projects in Wisconsin and Florida.
- 1. Learn the advantages of designing with insulating concrete forms (ICFs), for mid-rise multi-family applications
- 2. Through local project examples, see how to best design and detail cost effective concrete multi-family mid-rise projects
- 3. Understand first cost and the long-term ownership benefits
- 4. Find out about the many concrete industry project design resources available to assist architects designing with concrete
Ryan Bedford is President of Bedford Development, based in Waukesha, WI. Bedford Development started in 2011 as the development arm of The Kendal Group, a large-scale developer, general contractor, and property manager with over 3,500 units in Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin. After completing a successful career as an Olympic and World Champion Speedskater, Ryan has been active in development since 2010.
About the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series
The Sustainable Structures Webinar Series was developed cooperatively by cast-in-place and precast concrete associations from the Midwest region of the United States including Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The goal of the cooperative effort is to bring a greater awareness of the sustainable and resilient nature of concrete building systems to the design, construction, and development communities via quality continuing education programs.