Firstfloor and SfL+a Featured in ASCENT Magazine

SfL+a Architects and Firstfloor were featured in two articles in Ascent Magazine’s Summer 2018 edition, How Precast Builds K-12 Schools: Safe. Cost Effective. On Schedule.

Robbie Ferris (CEO/President of SfL+a Architects and Manager of Firstfloor) authored an article titled, Life-Cycle Cost Analysis. In this article, Robbie discusses the importance of evaluating projects from a life-cycle cost approach and looking at the total cost of ownership of a specific building. Robbie reviews two recent projects our team completed, Sandy Grove Middle School in Hoke County, NC and 5 new schools in Horry County Schools, SC. You can read more about this article here: LCCA Article in Ascent

The second article, Quick Recovery by Craig Shutt, is a case-study looking at Northern and Eastern Guilford High Schools with Guilford County Schools. Both buildings used a total-precast concrete panel and framing system. The article dives into the benefits of these systems and what the design and construction team discovered during the build of these projects. You can read more about this article here: Guilford Schools in Ascent Magazine


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