April 17, 2019
Skender has signed an agreement with Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries. The agreement entails using Z Modular’s self-bracing structural VectorBloc system to fabricate multifamily housing components in Skender’s soon-to-be-opened modular manufacturing factory on the city’s Southwest Side.
“Our goal is to revolutionize the delivery of multifamily, hospitality and healthcare projects through modular manufacturing,” said Pete Murray, president, Skender Manufacturing. “The precision of the VectorBloc system gives us confidence that our modular components will go from design to on-site assembly and finishing with minimal variation, saving time and minimizing waste.”
Skender will use VectorBloc connectors in its production of 100% steel module frames. The modules will be outfitted and completed with most fixtures and finishes in the factory, then transported to the destination site.
The company estimates its modular manufacturing process will speed up construction by 40% and cut project costs by as much as 15%.
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