Modular Construction Project in San Marcos, Texas, to Begin Late Summer 2018

CHICAGO (July 10, 2018) — Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries, announced today its involvement with Cheatham Street Flats, a multi-story steel-framed student housing complex located in San Marcos, Texas. The 175-unit, 234-bed mixed-use development, when completed, will be approximately 192,000 square feet in size. Cheatham Street Flats will replace the current blighted city block with a contemporary exterior and modern interior that will service the community of Texas State University.

“By utilizing Z Modular and our disruptive steel-framed modular construction method,” said Richard Rozycki, senior vice president of Z Modular, “the Cheatham project will be completed within one year of groundbreaking, allowing the developer to open faster than with traditional construction methods.” Ground broke for the project in late March 2018, and the project is scheduled to be ready for the steel-framed modules to be placed in late September 2018. The modules and steel-framed products for this project are fully manufactured in the USA.

Hayes Modular Group out of Austin, Texas, will be coordinating and setting the modules at the site. “The steel-framed system that Cheatham is built on,” said Rick Tavern, general manager of Hayes Modular Group, “will allow us to set the modules in half the time it would take at a traditional wood modular construction site, with minimal on-site work needed to ensure the proper structural connections.”

The development will also feature underground parking that can accommodate up to 80 vehicles, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and beautifully manicured landscaping that will enhance the San Marcos community.

Contact: Jelani Rucker

About Z Modular

Z Modular is a one-stop shop for modular buildings and services that utilizes a self-bracing structural system that allows for more factory completion than other modular construction systems. We help building developers reduce the cost of design, fabrication and building assembly with fully finished modular buildings — that’s how we MAKE IT eZ.

About Zekelman Industries

Zekelman Industries includes the operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Picoma, Sharon Tube, Wheatland Tube, Western Tube and Z Modular. It is the largest independent manufacturer of hollow structural sections (HSS) and steel pipe, and the top producer of electrical conduit and elbows, couplings and nipples in North America. Zekelman Industries delivers a broad range of pipe and tube solutions that build its customers’ success.

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