For over twenty five years, Purcell Construction has pioneered the use of prefabricated wall and floor panels.

Why Prefabrication?

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.

Interactive Prefab Guide


Exterior Walls

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.

Floor Assembly

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.

Wall/Slab Connection


Edge of Deck

Various pour stops are designed and installed on-site to facilitate load transfer and expedite construction.

MEP Systems

The metal studs have knockouts, which allow for MEP rough-ins and running of wires and piping within the wall.

Window/Door Header

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.

Roof Connection

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.

Prefab Projects

The Terraces at Manchester

This design-build project was a 209,650 square feet, 144 unit, residential apartment tower.

Check out Purcell’s new panel technology used to build the Terraces.

View the finished product with this fun drone video.

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Fort Lee Lodge

Purcell Construction was subcontracted to provide services to manufacture and erect the panelized structural framing system on this 1,000 room, seven-story hotel.

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Built for Speed

View a quick video showing how the Purcell Panel System built 8 floors, 142,000 sqft, in just 20 weeks.

Explore the Construction Cam with time lapse, calendar and zoom-in features.

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Samaritan Summit Village

Samaritan Summit Village consists of a 288 bed senior living facility. This includes a three story 120 unit, assisted living facility and a four story, 168 unit, skilled nursing facility, with a shared common area connecting the two levels of senior care.

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East Hall, Jefferson Community College

Purcell Construction completed the construction of East Hall  at Jefferson Community College in August 2014. This residence hall accommodates nearly 300 students and met an aggressive twelve month construction schedule.

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AIT Barracks, Phase II – Ft. Lee

This project is the second phase of dormitory/barracks buildings on the TA5 area of Fort Lee, VA.

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Purcell Construction has been great to work with. All of the employees are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly, with a helpful “can do” attitude. They are eager to please the client, which is very important to me. The Purcell Team does what they say they will do. Most of all, I trust Purcell to get the job done right.