Higher Education Solutions
University Village at Slippery Rock University

New student housing on a tight timeline 

The Challenge

Develop a new student housing community with an aggressive completion date

Project Background

Slippery Rock University partnered with Momentum to develop a 29-acre site into a 636-bed student housing community, with 14 individual housing facilities and an activity center. The project was sizeable, exceeding $25MM in construction value, but it had a tight timeline – the entire complex had to be completed in 12 months to be ready for the upcoming school year. A lengthy land development permitting and approval phase, along with the coordination of key prime contractors, added to the complexity.

Accelerated Student Housing: Plan. Design. Build.

To meet the deadline Momentum staff organized an intense project design and delivery schedule, relying upon our comprehensive pre-construction process, fast-track procurement, and integrated engineered building systems. 

From groundbreaking to occupancy, the project was completed in just under 12 months — no small feat. Strong team communication throughout ensured the project met both financial and occupancy obligations, and the new complex is recognized as a premier off-campus student housing community.

Momentum Moment

Momentum did extensive research on modular construction technologies and decided to ‘panelize’ the structure, incorporating materials from a nearby panel and truss fabricator. This solution addressed budget and schedule requirements as well as a client request to support local labor and manufacturing.

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