July 9, 2019

W.M. Jordan Company and Clark Nexsen choose SlenderWall again

Easi-Set Project announcement. Contractor W.M. Jordan Company recently broke ground on a new 24-story tower in Norfolk, Virginia. The River Tower will add 147 luxury residences and more than 95,000 sq. ft. of common space and amenities to the Harbor’s Edge, Hampton Roads’ premier Life Plan Retirement Community.

With previous experience using Smith-Midland’s SlenderWall architectural cladding panels on their recent headquarters project for Ferguson Enterprises (HQ3) in Newport News, W.M. Jordan Company and architect Clark Nexsen chose SlenderWall again.

Clark Nexsen Harbors Edge SlenderWall Smith Midland

Image copyright: Clark Nexsen

The composite architectural precast concrete and steel-stud SlenderWall panels will provide a turn-key envelope system that is more efficient to construct with long-term operational and maintenance benefits. Smith-Midland will manufacture and erect over 30,000 sq. ft. of cladding panels designed with a combination of cast-in Endicott thin-brick and a buff-toned smooth acid etched finish simulating limestone to complement the existing 17-story tower and healthcare complex. Each panel will incorporate 3.5” of factory installed closed-cell foam insulation to garner a R24 thermal rating, bringing long-term economic benefits to the owner. Smith-Midland will also be including caulking and fire-stopping in their comprehensive installation package.

Panel manufacturing will run for approximately 11 weeks starting in early September of this year, with erection scheduled from late November through January 2020.

Expected to open in 2021, the over $130M River Tower construction project will greet new residents with breathtaking views of the Elizabeth River and downtown Norfolk.

“We all work hard here to build long-term relationships with our customers and the communities we serve,” said Smith-Midland CEO Ashley Smith. “Seeing another tall building rise in the Tidewater area that we have had a hand in helping to build is something we are very proud of.”

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