For over twenty five years, Purcell Construction has pioneered the use of prefabricated wall and floor panels.
Benefits of prefabrication include improved quality control, a reduction in on-site labor, limited susceptibility to inclement weather, and a significantly accelerated construction schedule. Purcell Construction manufactures panels in its own prefab facility and has constructed over five million square feet of buildings using this technology. Wall manufacturing and foundation installation occur at the same time, accelerating construction and allowing earlier occupancy. In the private market, Purcell Construction, is producing panel systems with the exterior surfaces installed at the factory. The completed exterior panels allow the building to become weather tight much faster which prevents unnecessary weather damage to the building, reduces scaffolding cost and expedites the MEP rough-in schedule. Other advantages come in the form of safety outcomes and quality of finish due to the skilled tradesmen working at ground level as opposed to in a lift or scaffolding that can present a series of challenges.
Pre-sheathed, galvanized cold form stud panels individually designed to meet local wind, seismic, and snow loads. Panelized construction assists in reducing construction time and material waste.
Shear Walls / Interior Walls
Interior load-bearing walls may be panelized as well and sheathed with various finishes. Shear wall panels consist of pre-installed diagonal sheet steel sheathing straps specifically designed for local building code requirements.
Using a dovetail composite deck system with concrete topping, greater floor spans can be achieved while assisting in IIC ratings. By staggering the deck, it eliminates the need for fire-stopping.
Edge of Deck
Various pour stops are designed and installed on-site to facilitate load transfer and expedite construction.
The metal studs have knockouts, which allow for MEP rough-ins and running of wires and piping within the wall.
Exterior and interior panels are shop panelized with properly sized openings to receive windows, doors, and louvers. This eliminates on-site framing, reducing cost and improving construction schedule.
Cold formed trusses are non-combustible, which allows for a Type IIB building, reducing the need for additional fire resistance rated protection. In addition, a clean wall-to-roof connection is provided, allowing for a cold roof design to eliminate snow and ice build-up at the perimeter.