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Beacon Landing

Company: Bernards Bros., Inc.
Affiliates: DCI Engineers, ProSet, Inc.
Location: San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gross Size of Project:
52,239 Square Feet
Days to Complete:

Award Criteria

Architectural Excellence

Beacon Landing is the first of five supportive housing developments produced as a result of the City of LA’s $40 million HHH Innovation Challenge Award, the largest award bestowed by the City to create a replicable and scalable development model that reduces construction timelines and achieves cost savings utilizing prefabricated modular construction. Located within the heart of the San Pedro Harbor, Beacon Landing’s modern design and strategic placement compliments neighboring buildings. The building’s interior was thoughtfully designed to utilize space, featuring collaborative spaces for workers, relaxing common areas, and tenant resources. The exterior showcases a beautifully landscaped courtyard, well maintained dog area, as well as a patio for tenants to enjoy. Beacon Landing serves the San Pedro Community as a new home for those in need, as well as a resource for those looking to get back on their feet.

Technical Innovation & Sustainability

Modular construction exemplifies technical innovation and sustainability in the construction industry. Built at an offsite location, these modular units, often called mods, ensure efficient resource utilization and waste minimization. The use of advanced computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) technologies enhance accuracy and optimization in mod fabrication. With prefabricated, insulated, and air-tight mods, the modular approach promotes energy efficiency and reduces energy consumption throughout the building’s lifecycle. Moreover, modular construction facilitates a seamless and swift assembly process.

Cost Effectiveness

Cost effectiveness methods in construction include utilizing prefabricated components to reduce labor costs and construction time. Efficient installation processes in an assembly line within the modular factory severely reduces the required manhours to build a mod relative to typical stick framed construction, thus reducing overall cost. Lastly, modular construction reduces construction time by allowing the front-end phases of the project, such as earthwork and concrete, to occur simultaneous to the modular portion, thus saving months on the schedule.

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