Inspired by the efficiency of prefab assembly with the flexibility of modern construction, the hotel’s proprietary design uses pre-engineered load-bearing walls to carry the weight of the building without additional steel or column supports. The absence of additional support allows for an open façade with beautiful glass windows, balconies, architectural elements, and a variety of cladding options to match the local environment.
The Z Life model takes the best efficiencies of prefab – including cost savings, sustainability, and schedule – and makes it workable in real-life construction. The structural walls used can adapt to imperfect sight conditions, changes in design, and challenging development schedules, plus add a higher level of architectural aesthetics compared to traditional prefab.
With plans to debut three hotel projects this year, The Z Life Company’s proprietary modular design allows for quick and reliable construction on a budget. With the advent of each new year, the production target will increase and because of its efficiency, the ability to expand is almost limitless.
As a result of the efficiencies of prefab, construction costs are 40% lower than building with a conventional model, with a cost breakdown of $240/square foot as compared to the traditional $400/square foot. Additionally, the cost of on-site labor is cut in half, as construction of the base model can be completed in eight months, compared to a typical 16-month schedule. Considering the challenges of the last year and the pandemic’s toll on the financial markets, Z Life’s cost efficiency, along with creative financial solutions by the project’s financial sponsor- Capella Mortgage, allowed the project to continue construction through 2020 and an opening date this fall.
The Z Life Company has 2 development M8TRIX™ models based on building height. The various models can be used across commercial or residential projects in any location or property size.