Student Housing Business

JUL-AUG 2018

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PROJECT PROFILE StudentHousingBusiness.com July/August 2018 99 tional data on electricity usage of like units with and without the smart apart- ment technology." The property also features ButterflyMX, a smartphone-enabled video intercom system. The system allows residents to let in guests by sending a virtual key that grants access for a short period of time. The system tracks each entry with a time- stamp picture, and if volume is unusually high, staff can be alerted. Theory Raleigh also has a Parcel Pending package locker system to efficiently tackle the numerous deliveries made daily in student housing. The Theory Raleigh team includes Niles Bolton Associates as the architect, civil engineer McAdams and Summit Contracting. Peak Campus improves each proj- ect by learning from the one that came before. The company conducts a self- audit every time it begins a new develop- ment. Githens says Peak takes a thorough inventory of its most recent develop- ment project for a full survey of lessons learned, then tweaks its approach in the next development. "We recently completed a big project in Columbia, South Carolina," he says. "We went back and evaluated everything from how we treat the floor in the trash room to the type of door hardware that we use to determine what we could do better. Theory Raleigh is the beneficiary of all that." SHB Theory Raleigh is located a few blocks from the main entry to North Carolina State University and south of the shopping and restaurants of Cameron Village. The community was built efficiently to maximize residential density while staying under certain thresholds that would have affected ingress and egress requirements. Peak Campus is piloting a smart apartment program at Theory Raleigh to see if the market will demand units that control various systems through an Amazon Echo voice command hub. The development team includes Niles Bolton Associates as the architect, civil engineer McAdams and Summit Contracting.

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