The Union Wharf apartment complex in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood is an amazingly successful project for its developer, Bozzuto Construction. It is a great example of a modern, sustainable living, and LEED Siver-certified community. But the project didn’t come without its unique challenges.
The property is located on a wharf in a historic district inside Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. There were tremendous space constraints around the building, making parking, storage, and delivery of materials difficult. As a result the design of the building as well as the design of the job flowhad to be precise. Hord Coplan Macht, the architectural firm and Bozzuto Construction, the general contractor both did a great job rising to the task.
One of the many unique solutions was allowing contractors to use floating barges to hold trailers and materials, which freed up space on the job site.
Cameron Building Envelope Specialists loved being selected as the insulation and building envelope subcontractor for this project because we have an uncanny love of solving tough problems.
So we got to work.
For this job, we used low-density open cell spray foam, high performance Icynene Classic™ and density spray foam, MD C-200 spray foams. More than 50 sets of foam containers were used through the project.
Read more about this commercial spray foam project on Icynene’s website.
Baltimore’s Union Wharf Results
The modern Union Wharf was completed in 2013. The 4-story, 280-unit building fits with the historical and waterfront charm that surrounds it. The residents have great waterfront views and can walk to parks, restaurants, bars, theaters, museums, and art galleries. We think this type of project is a picture of the future of urban, sustainable, beautiful and energy-efficient design.