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Porsche-backed modular builder set to break ground on first US development

Rendering of 58 Grattan Street in Bushwick

Construction pioneer Admares is launching its first North American development in New York City in partnership with Porsche Consulting, a global authority in industrial processes and manufacturing.

The construction project will be executed via the new modular construction technology developed by Admares, called Building 4.0.

The development, located at 58 Grattan Street in Bushwick, will offer over 10,000 s/f of elevator-serviced commercial space with a – ground floor retail space featuring double height ceilings, a terrace and three floors of up to five commercial lofts.

“This is an exciting and significant moment in history as we bring the modular construction of the future to New York City with our industry innovators, Porsche Consulting,” said Mikael Hedberg, CEO of Admares.

”Building 4.0 technology allows us to complete 100 perecent modules in the assembly factory. The completed modules can then be installed quickly over two days, causing minimum disturbance to the surrounding neighborhood.”

Building 4.0’s development is being spearheaded by developers from The Skylight Development Group and Easy Street Properties, which has been involved in several New York City-based projects, including the Elsewhere Music Venue located at 599 Johnson Avenue and one of Brooklyn’s most unique residences – The Townhomes of Marlborough Road at 56 Marlborough Road.

The project is designed by Brooklyn-based architecture studio, PAUL.nyc.

“Modular technology is the future of construction and manufacturing, and we’re honored and excited to partner with Admares and Porsche Consulting. We are proud to be a part of a team bringing these forward-thinking building techniques to Brooklyn and New York City,” said Andy Epstein, managing member of Bushwack 7, LLC – ownership to 58 Grattan Street.

Using the technology developed by Admares, Building 4.0 allows for 95 percent of the construction to take place in a U.S.-based factory, with only five percent of the above grade building actually completed onsite.

The same technology has been the basis of Admares’ new modular assembly factory, which was designed in co-operation with Porsche Consulting.

The new smart factory is planned to break ground during 2020 and be completed two years later.

Porsche Consulting is the exclusive manufacturing consultant for Admares. As such, it will work to improve the overall manufacturing efficiency of Building 4.0.

Enlighted, Inc., a Siemens Company and provider of Internet of Things (IoT) — will provide a platform that is integrated throughout 58 Grattan Street, creating a “sensory system” using smart sensors distributed through lighting fixtures.

Said Hedberg, “Working with pioneers such as Enlighted and Porsche Consulting allows us to bring modular construction to the forefront and create the best possible facilities we can.”

“Beyond that, these partnerships underscore Admares’ mission to create an end-to-end solution for commercial construction.” Hedberg added.

The project is expected to break ground in March 2020.

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