Katerra Snapshot is a monthly series highlighting updates and progress across Katerra’s portfolio of work.
This month, we spotlight our ongoing work to develop a world-class mass timber product line, the launch of our new window line, and examining how factory-built homes can serve our collective post-pandemic future.
Demonstrating the Safety & Superior Performance of Mass Timber
Katerra has invested over two years of focused effort into the development of our mass timber product and manufacturing process, undergoing substantial independent laboratory testing to ensure Katerra cross-laminated timber (CLT) meets and exceeds the requirements of the International Building Code in the US and the Canadian Building Code in Canada. Learn more about this extensive testing – including strength, fire safety, acoustics, and more – in our new CLT performance testing video and white paper.
In 2019, Katerra opened its first CLT manufacturing facility, the largest in North America, in Spokane Valley, WA. Later that year, Katerra’s CLT factory reached a major milestone in producing our first certified CLT panel, delivered to the Catalyst Building in Spokane, WA. The 150,000 square foot office building is the first building of its kind to be constructed with CLT in the state.
To learn more about Katerra’s mass timber products and services, request a consult with our mass timber team here.
Launch of Window Product Line Manufactured in Katerra’s Tracy Factory
We are pleased to announce the launch of KOVA Windows. Produced in Katerra’s world class manufacturing facility in Tracy, CA, our windows come to life in a tightly controlled, QA-driven environment.
The initial product line is the result of a development effort that brought together the best industry expertise with cutting-edge manufacturing to offer premium performance at an exceptional value. We have discovered in our own multifamily projects that thermal windows can be one of the most cost-effective methods to help satisfy the state’s strict energy code requirements. Learn more about KOVA windows in this Builder Online article.
Factory-Built Homes for a Post-Pandemic World: Transforming Housing Delivery in India
Earlier this month, Katerra announced plans to transform the way housing is delivered in India. In a world adapting to a global virus outbreak, the need for smart, sustainable living spaces will only grow. In India, where slums and temporary housing make these outbreaks significantly more challenging to manage, the need is acute.
Increasingly, technology-driven construction has the potential to make modern housing an affordable and attainable vision. As India’s leading construction company, Katerra is developing a new design and technology-first approach for residential projects that will enable us to build 10- and 20-floor apartment buildings in as little as six months with our platform approach. Katerra’s building platform concept is challenging the status quo. By using components like bathroom pods, modular utility systems, and end-to-end services from design-to-production-to-installation, Katerra homes fundamentally reduce construction time as repetitive design work is minimized, with 95% of the building fabricated offsite.
Read more about the factory built homes we plan to deploy to support India’s housing needs here.
June Project Updates
Katerra Cross-Laminated Timber was recently delivered and installed at the Cirrus building, a 292-unit mid-rise multifamily building near Mile High Stadium. The ~230,000 square feet of CLT will be used as exposed flooring and ceiling for five of the building’s seven stories. In addition to manufacturing the CLT, Katerra is providing architecture and general contracting services for the project. We will also provide multiple categories of finish materials, including plumbing and lighting. Read more about how Katerra is using CLT at Cirrus here.
Katerra is serving as the AOR, GC, and material supplier for Revel Scottsdale, a senior living development with construction well underway. The project consists of 157-units and two guest suites, also including a clubhouse complete with a resort-style pool and spa, media lounge, and more. In addition to outstanding amenities, Katerra’s integrated team brings together the materials, labor, and architecture, all of which were utilized to help streamline the team’s efforts as they coordinated various elements of the project simultaneously on the tight, five-acre site.
Solis Patterson Place
Katerra recently completed construction at Solis Patterson Place, a 10-building, 345-unit residential community in Durham, NC. Amenities include a resident lounge and billiard room, a club room with fireplace lounge, outdoor fire pit, dog park, playground, and paved access to nearby greenway and walking trails.
Union South Bay
Katerra is in the final stages of construction at Union South Bay, a residential community housing 357 apartments within four- and five-story wood frame buildings with 30,000 square feet of retail space. Designed by Architects Orange, Katerra provided all materials, general contracting, and staffing services at Union South Bay. The property’s chic design and amenities combine city and beach living. The community also features a fitness center, pool area, community lounge, rooftop courtyard on top of the parking garage, dog park, spa, and bike repair areas.
Art District Flats
Katerra, in partnership with developer CRE Development Investments, recently topped out construction at Art District Flats, an eight-story mixed-use building in the heart of Denver’s Santa Fe district. The 125,494 square feet development will provide needed housing for this growing community. In addition to its 126 studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, Art District Flats will have a community kitchen, fitness area, rooftop patios, and ground floor commercial space. The building’s exterior will feature large murals and local artwork to help preserve the culture of the Santa Fe Art District.