Pegasus Landing

Student Housing Orlando, Florida

Pegasus Landing is a 2,364-bed renovation project, consisting of 32 buildings and 744 total housing units for the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Pegasus Landing is a 2,364-bed renovation project, consisting of 32 buildings and 744 total housing units for the University of Central Florida in Orlando. During the renovation, a new building was started every two weeks so that a maximum of 5 total buildings would be under construction at one time. This allowed the facility to maintain 85% occupied during construction.

The scope of the renovation included complete demolition of the exterior façade of the buildings, which were originally constructed with brick veneer, stucco, and cement board siding. Following the demolition of the façade, the existing wood-framed structure was inspected by structural engineers who identified areas of the structure that were to be replaced due to water intrusion and termite damage. Through the structural repair phase of the project, over 1/3 of the original structure of each building was replaced.

Once the structural repair was complete, the buildings were waterproofed with commercial-grade weather barrier and tape. Due to the sensitive nature of the water intrusion in the previous construction, particular emphasis was paid to the inspection of the waterproofing details. All new windows were installed on the project, and were required to pass a commercial water and pressure test. The new façade was installed with a new Hardie siding and cultured stone veneer.

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