Imagine construction that features some of the lighter, stronger and more sustainable materials that will meet and exceed needs during some of the strongest hurricanes, tornadoes and fires. Those are just some of the transformative technologies that are going into construction at Atlantic City’s Renaissance at Bader Field, according to a recent announcement from Northstar Technologies Group.
Florida-based Northstar, which considers itself a pioneer of fiber-reinforced polymer composite structural building systems, and DEEM Enterprises recently announced they partnered to construct the Bader Field redevelopment project.
DEEM Enterprises, a company based in both Los Angeles and Atlantic City, proposed a $2.7 billion recreational, residential and retail proposal aimed at car enthusiasts. It would include a 2.44-mile auto course on which car lovers could drive their high-end automobiles; about 2,000 units of housing in various price ranges; a retail promenade; and other auto-themed attractions. Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small endorsed the plan in February.
DEEM said the fundamental design approach of this new community is rooted in resilient and sustainable design methodologies, while its microgrid concept for energy generation and distribution, with the ability to utilize clean hydrogen, will serve as a model for future self-sustaining projects the world over.
This announcement follows the signing of DEEM Enterprises’ Memorandum of Understanding with Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey for the project and marks the first large-scale sustainable project in the world that utilizes advanced composite building technologies for energy efficiency, resiliency and sustainability.
Paul Inglese, CEO of Northstar Technologies Group, expressed his gratitude to DEEM Enterprises for its vision and commitment to building the community of the future.
“This is a major step in the transformation of the coastal construction industry and the future of residential and commercial construction,” he added.
Northstar said that, as part of its commitment to Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey, the company will retrofit the Skate Zone on Bader Field into a 70,000-square-foot temporary manufacturing facility. Once manufacturing has been completed for the project, Northstar will move to a permanent facility within the area of Atlantic City. This move will create substantial manufacturing and high-tech jobs and provide training programs to various local labor unions participating in the project.
This new community at Bader Field will act as a catalyst for the financial rebirth of Atlantic City by attracting new job-creating industries, increasing the city’s tax base and diversifying future businesses in the city. Most importantly, this immense development will foster and promote the core values of equity and empowerment and will serve the citizens of Atlantic City.
“Our mission for Renaissance at Bader Field is to bring transformative industry and progressive models for sustainability that push the envelope for new green technologies and the green economy,” Erick Feitshans, CEO of DEEM Enterprises, said. “We’re building a better future for Atlantic City. Our deal with an industry leader like Northstar Technologies allows us to ensure we’re utilizing the most proven and advanced construction materials and techniques, while creating the leading sustainable development for the next generation.”
The Renaissance at Bader Field redevelopment project will showcase Northstar’s composite building technology. The low-rise and midrise condominiums, curtain wall cladding systems and racetrack sound walls will be constructed using Northstar’s fiber-reinforced polymer composite building systems.
Northstar’s EXOSHELL composite wall panels have been tested and proven to meet and exceed the state of Florida’s high-velocity hurricane zone requirements, which are the most stringent codes and requirements in the country. The EXOSHELL panels also passed the International Code Council’s ICC-500 Tornado Impact Test with a 250 MPH impact rating, allowing the panels to be used in the construction of emergency management and storm shelters anywhere within the U.S.
Moreover, Northstar Technologies’ EXOSHELL wall panels provide superior fire protection with an ASTM E84 Class “A” – 30 Minute Extended, ASTM E119 1-hour, NFPA 268 and NFPA 285 fire rating.
Northstar Homes said it is reinventing the home construction industry using Northstar Technologies’ Advanced Fiber Reinforced Polymer composite building systems and methods that reduce construction costs, total cost of ownership and construction time.
With all the natural disasters in the world today, high-performance building materials using reimagined construction systems and methods must be utilized, and Bader Field in Atlantic City will be ready to protect loved ones and assets.