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Chicago — Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries, announced 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 United States. 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 onsite 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.

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