Fast and furious: Girder-Slab erects Troy Boston at speedy pace

Located next to a major interstate, Troy Boston’s rapid rise hasn’t exactly been a Trojan horse. The luxury apartment complex along the Southeast Expressway in Boston’s trendy South End topped out with its final steel beam approximately four months after breaking ground last March.

So how exactly did the 19-story tower and 11-story midrise emerge so quickly and save $2 million in the process? The answer is simple: Girder-Slab Technologies.

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Girder-Slab’s signature D-Beam Girders install flush with precast hollow core planks to hide steel beams that would otherwise hang below the concrete slabs. Grout is poured between the open webs in the beam and the precast planks to glue the two together. Image courtesy of Girder-Slab Technologies.

“It’s a fast system,” Girder-Slab Vice President of Business Development Dan Fisher, Jr. told us. “All projects are different but that type of speed is pretty typical.”

The prefabricated Girder-Slab system not only sends projects into hyper drive because it is easily erected onsite, but it also saves money because its thin concrete slabs allow more floors to be built with less wasted space and without raising the height of the building.

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