Location: Los Angeles, California
The city of Los Angeles started an initiative called “A Bridge Home” which is a project to aid and transition people living on the streets into houses. In Spring of 2018, the Mayor declared an emergency shelter crisis and took advantage of a new state law that enables cities to construct bridge housing — faster than ever before — on any land owned or leased by the City.
The best way to maintain a quick timeline was to utilize modular buildings, provided by Design Space Modular Buildings, where they would offer on-site security, mental health, employment, addiction, housing placement services, and wellness resources.
Modular construction has been continually gaining more ground in the construction industry because it can improve air quality and eliminate delays in the timeline.
From the city’s initial planning to installation, this project took about 6 months. Our portion of the project, including ramps, stairs, and walkways, took about 1 week to install.
For this specific site, there are 9 modular buildings, and we were selected to provide all of the aluminum wheelchair ramps, walkway platforms, and prefab ADA stairs. There is a total of 8 ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps, 12 sets of stairs, and about 3,900 square feet of walkway decking.