“Katerra Snapshot” is a blog series where we share more information about the many products and services we are delivering for our wonderful clients. In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the health and well-being of our employees and the communities in which we work is our top priority. We hope this update finds you and your loved ones safe and sound.
Katerra’s Response to COVID-19
Like everyone, we find ourselves navigating uncharted territory with the Covid-19 pandemic. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our employees and the communities in which we work. We are following the latest public health guidance for all locations where we operate, which includes having employees work from home wherever possible and ensuring safe work sites for employees at our construction projects and manufacturing facilities. Many communities with shelter-in-place orders have designated housing construction as an essential business. We are proud to be able to continue doing work that is considered critical to the fabric of society.
To further help others during this public health crisis, we are exploring ways to support the rapid construction of hospitals in India and the U.S. While we are early in discussions, we anticipate our support may range from the construction of new facilities to the renovation of existing buildings. We will also be donating 5,500 masks to hospitals in California and Michigan to help health care workers at the front line of this crisis. We are pursuing all opportunities to be helpful and we will share updates in the months to come.
For our customers and partners, we remain committed to delivering world-class products and projects, including recent updates highlighted below. We know that by working together we will get through this uncertain time.
Katerra is #forestproud
As part of a broader effort to drive awareness and support for forests, we recently shared how Katerra is #forestproud to be using mass timber to build more sustainably. Check out the below video to learn more.
Celebrating Women in Construction
Earlier this month, Katerra celebrated the many amazing women helping us transform the construction industry. Our own Mollie Fadule, Katerra’s head of affordable housing, said it best to Building Design and Construction, “There’s untapped opportunity for women to have a voice and help to lead the change underway in the construction industry. The challenges we are working to confront in the construction industry are massive. If we can bring diverse perspectives and knowledge from outside the industry, in addition to new technologies, we can enact change that brings broad benefits for society. I believe women will be instrumental in the transformation of this industry.”
Read the full blog, here.
Katerra and our affiliated companies continue to deliver new buildings and renovation projects across a range of market sectors, building typologies and geographies. Below is a selection of recently completed projects. For more details on our projects, visit Katerra’s project portfolio.
Infosys Phase I
Infosys Phase I is a commercial space in Bengaluru, Karnataka. A modern office building, it is part of the growing software and technology park in Electronic City. The bright and spacious office spreads across 1.6 million square feet and was completed in 18 months. The build was completed 50 percent faster than traditional construction.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Katerra worked with Kootenai Health to build a new Hospitality Center, a facility designed to meet the complex needs of patients seeking treatment far from home. The Center was designed to create a “home away from home,” with a shared kitchen, laundry facilities, and recreational spaces that allow visitors to live their lives as regularly as possible. The 18,000 square-foot center was constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT), a renewable building material whose biophilic properties are linked to improved physiological and psychological conditions in humans.
A 302-unit, mixed-use complex, the Cameron Square Apartments community was developed by Novare Group in partnership with Mulberry Development. Cameron Square contains 20,000 square feet of retail space and 415 parking spaces in a below-grade cast-in-place garage. Amenities include a 5,000 square-foot leasing and fitness center, a 4,000 square-foot clubroom, pool, and two elevated courtyards, including fire pits, outdoor kitchens, and arbors.
The award-winning Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design was born out of an ambitious partnership between The Kendeda Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology, focused on making an exemplary change in how design and technology are used to create better environmental outcomes. Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company, in collaboration with The Miller Hull Partnership developed a design process that combined human creativity with technical analytics in virtual lockstep from beginning to end and hopes to inspire research and duplicability for other building owners, designers, and builders in the Southeast. The Kendeda Building is seeking LEED Platinum certification, as well as full Living Building Challenge certification through the International Living Futures Institute.