Kansas Aggregate Producers Association
Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Building More than Just the Pedestal: An Owner/Developer’s Perspective on Building All Concrete Multifamily Mid-Rise
Date: February 3, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Ryan Bedford (President, Bedford Development)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC020321)
Registration Link: https://cvent.me/OKANRB
Description: Look around and you’ll see many five to seven story projects being built today with a one- or two-story concrete pedestal, supporting up to five floors of steel or wood frame. These “pedestal” projects are assumed to be the cheapest way to build while longer term ownership implications of these designs are not well understood. This one-hour presentation dispels the myths that are driving the popularity of pedestal construction and demonstrates the value concrete provides.
The developer/owner’s perspective on building multi-family housing projects with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) will be presented, and will include design, construction, and energy-efficiency implications, as well as tenant satisfaction. The presenter will overview his use of ICF’s and concrete for the exterior wall system at Kendal Lofts, a 42-unit project in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In addition, the presenter will also discuss his latest all-concrete residential projects in Wisconsin and Florida.
Speaker Bio: Ryan Bedford is President of Bedford Development, based in Waukesha, WI. Bedford Development started in 2011 as the development arm of The Kendal Group, a large-scale developer, general contractor, and property manager with over 3,500 units in Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin. After completing a successful career as an Olympic and World Champion Speedskater, Ryan has been active in development since 2010.
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