Value

A new way of building;
a new way of living

Conventional construction is costly, takes too long and contains too much risk. We utilize a patent-pending technology that optimizes what is built on-site vs. off-site. Components come to the job site pre-finished, then are connected and installed—minimizing on-site labor and saving money.

Quality

Condo quality for apartment cost

The savings from the reduction of on-site labor allows for better quality finishes and fixtures. The higher the quality, the longer it lasts – meaning lower operating, maintenance, and replacement costs. SLI buildings are designed and built to last 60 to 100 years – longer than conventional wood-frame or "modular" alternatives.

Speed

Faster construction =
faster to market

Our integrated team optimizes construction, saving time by building simultaneously what is traditionally built sequentially. We guarantee pricing and delivery, significantly reducing design and construction risk. The result? Quicker lease-up, lower financing/carrying costs and minimal change orders. Bottom line: superior investment performance and higher asset value.

Green

Sustainable by design

With an on-site labor reduction of 60% or more, SLI creates less waste and a lower carbon footprint during construction. Our concrete, glass and steel buildings cost less to maintain and operate. They provide better space utilization, offer more natural light, and a greatly enhanced living experience.

Value

A new way of building;
a new way of living

Conventional construction is costly, takes too long and contains too much risk. We utilize a patent-pending technology that optimizes what is built on-site vs. off-site. Components come to the job site pre-finished, then are connected and installed—minimizing on-site labor and saving money.

SLI is an integrated project delivery company. We utilize an innovative, component-based building system in constructing multi-housing projects. Principal partners include CollinsWoerman, McKinstry, Lydig Construction and DCI Engineers. The company has offices in Seattle, WA, and Washington, D.C.

SLI significantly improves the speed and efficiency of the design and construction process by making it non-linear. Our patent-pending building system begins with pouring concrete floor slabs and erecting structural steel on-site. Simultaneously, components (walls, cabinets, etc.) and other parts are fabricated and assembled in factories. Each “component” is delivered to the job site, set on the floor slab, and then each floor slab is lifted into place and connected to the steel structure. Walls, cabinets, and other components are installed and utility connections are made to complete the building.

The SLI design and construction model is cost competitive with 4 to 7 story wood-frame building methodologies. For comparable concrete and steel mid-to-high-rise buildings, construction costs alone are typically 20-30% less than conventional building construction. Overall financial performance is enhanced by savings on construction interest, equity carry, lower building operating and maintenance costs, reduced project contingencies, reduced market risk, and a higher exit cap rate due to concrete and steel asset versus wood.

The SLI system reduces total project labor by 60%, allowing the saving to be applied toward higher quality finishes and fixtures. Buildings are constructed approximately 50% faster and create less construction waste. SLI also guarantees pricing and delivery, significantly reducing design and construction risk. The SLI living environment is inherently more sustainable, designed to let in more natural light and fresh air. Faster lease-up, lower carrying costs and no change orders (unless directed by owner or for unforeseen conditions) result in superior investment performance and a greater asset value.

Watch a short video that explains the process and beneifts of SLI

Video

NEWS & PRESS

Sustainable Living Innovations’ First Project to Be Built in University District
March 7, 2013

SLI featured on Inhabitat.com
May 6, 2011

JETSON GREEN features SLI Prefab System
April 29, 2011

Q&A with CollinsWoerman's Arlan Collins in Multi-Housing News
April 27, 2011