Skender and Z Modular have signed an agreement to manufacture multifamily housing components in a factory on the southwest side of Chicago.
Skender, a design, construction, and manufacturing firm, will use Z Modular’s self-bracing structural VectorBloc system to fabricate building components. The aim is to produce “high-quality, multi-story modular housing that addresses a critical affordable housing need in Chicago,” according to a Skender news release.
“Our goal is to revolutionize the delivery of multifamily, hospitality and healthcare projects through modular manufacturing,” said Pete Murray, president, Skender Manufacturing. The VectorBloc steel modular construction system provides “exceptionally tight tolerances to ensure even stacking of the modules, which leads to structurally sound whole buildings,” the news release says.
The fabrication process allows the design flexibility to create a variety of building formats, Skender says. Skender will manufacture three-flat and mid-rise workforce housing buildings, among other applications.