South Beach at Long Branch, developed by FEM South Beach Urban Renewal LLC, recently earned a top industry award from the New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association.
The oceanfront property, consisting of 47 residences in two buildings, earned this year’s Top Industry Award in the Low Rise Category which recognizes concrete projects at the forefront of innovation and technology.
Sponsored by the NJCAA and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, the award recognizes outstanding concrete projects of 2018. South Beach was selected as one of the award winners from roughly 90 projects nominated statewide.
Standing eight-stories tall and constructed of cast-in place concrete, the pair of luxury buildings were molded to fit on a 1.7-acre site. At their core, the buildings are reinforced with concrete columns embedded with steel frames, and the exteriors are covered in precast concrete panels with a decorative finish. According to South Beach, the use of concrete and other durable materials such as steel and high-quality glass produce an industrial-strength energy-efficient structure that can withstand the harsh coastal environment.
“The craftsmanship of the concrete is at the very heart of South Beach at Long Branch – it sets the framework for an iconic structure where a close collaboration between engineers, architects, contractors and consultants has brought this unique design to life,” said Angelica Arent, senior project manager at Shore Point Architecture in Ocean Grove.