The Montclairion II Incorporates Pike’s Design Development Process of Interactive Planning Among Architect, Property Owner and Pike Construction Co., LLC
Paterson, NJ (July 31, 2017) – Pike Construction Co, LLC. has announced receipt of Certificate of Occupancy for the “Montclairion II”, a six-story, 40-unit luxury apartment building in Montclair New Jersey. The building features a brick and cast stone facade, custom steel decorative grills, a two-story atrium entrance with custom millwork appointments and beamed ceiling. The building has a waiting list and is now leasing units including penthouse apartments.
Jeffrey Abrams, managing member of Pike Construction recounts that this was a complicated construction project with a number of engineering and logistical challenges, including the need to create minimal interference during the construction process, at a downtown Montclair site located along Bloomfield Avenue (the main thoroughfare of the downtown area).
The new building was to be constructed tight to the street and over the surface parking lot serving the sister building. Logistical considerations were required to maintain uninterrupted access to the existing sister building and the Town’s desire to minimize traffic disruption. In addition, when constructing the building foundation and underground parking garage careful consideration had to be paid to maintaining the integrity of the adjoining roadway, Bloomfield Avenue.
The property owner called Pike Construction Co, LLC. in to be part of the development team before the design had been brought to the stage of formal construction, giving Pike opportunity to make cost saving suggestions which could be documented in the design process without serious impact to the property owner’s schedule and budget.
According to the property owner Richard Polton, “Our team approach allowed us to create a chic transit oriented urban project, and I want to congratulate everyone involved for our success. With Pike Construction as general contractor, and their use of the Design Development Process at the early design stages to provide problem solving and cost estimating, we were able to identify challenges before they could become problems that delay progress.”
According to David Topalian, principal at Pike Construction, “we did not invent the Design Development Process, but we live by it and you can expect this type of interactive, strategic cooperation on any project we are involved in. This approach has the added effect creating a sense of ‘team’ between the architect, owner and general contractor and that makes for a much smoother, efficient and cooperative experience for all.”
Pike Construction Co., LLC is a division of Pike Companies, a family owned company established in 1958, Pike continues to build on its superb track record while meeting the needs of its clients and partners.