In Kingsville, Ontario a project was recently erected using Comslab and BAILEY LSF by Amico Infrastructures through their A-Lynx division. The exterior walls from levels 3 to 8 are prefabricated off-site to the level of exterior finish. Usually, exterior walls on LSF buildings are prefabricated to exterior sheathing only, and the finish, be it brick, EIFS or other cladding types, is finished on site once the superstructure is finished being erected. Ron Stang at Daily Commercial News covered the partnership in an article, read an excerpt below:
"The new five-storey-plus penthouse condo on the town of Kingsville’s Lake Erie waterfront had its load-bearing walls installed so quickly there were virtually no exposed ones left to showcase during a recent tour.
Windsor, Ont.’s A-LINX Building Technologies, an affiliate of the better known Amico Infrastructures, installed the factory-built walls, roughly 90 panels per floor, in just under three months.
That’s about 35 percent faster than had a traditional construction method been used, such as steel post and beam or hollow core precast on masonry walls.
A-LINX, which began operations a couple of years ago and is honing its business edge on the off-site assembly of light gauge cold-rolled steel framed load-bearing walls, now has five buildings in its portfolio, with projects like retirement homes and condos located from Windsor to Cambridge."