By: Yolanda Rivas
2 min read November 2019 — Philadelphia-area general contractor Domus was established in 1976. The company has now become a $100-million construction firm with expertise in managing housing, restaurants, retail/commercial and academic construction projects. Domus Construction Principal Scott Zuckerman spoke with Invest: about the company’s diversity of place, construction trends and more.
What are some highlights for Domus Construction in the past year?
One of our most recent projects is the Dwell at 2nd Street, which is expected to be completed by December 2019. The project will include 198 apartments with a variety of amenities including onsite parking, a swimming pool and a dog park. One hundred and twenty of the units will be modular, which is a concept that seems to be getting more of a push in Philadelphia because of increasing construction costs.
What key trends have you observed in the sector?
Modular construction and smaller, efficiency-style apartments are trends we’ll continue to see in Philly. Domus introduced live streaming construction in 2019, beginning with our Dwell at 2nd Street project. It’s a good marketing tool because 120 units out of 198 are modular and a lot of people are very interested in seeing the process of installing them in real time. The modular process is also friendly to the environment since it provides more ways to control waste.
What actions are you taking to ensure diversity in the workplace?
Domus has a strong and long history of diversity. We actively participate in community outreach and advertising to increase minority participation for all our projects regardless if it’s a requirement. Minorities comprise between 30 and 40 percent of the workforce on our jobs.
What is your outlook for 2020?
The outlook for Philadelphia’s construction sector seems very positive. We’re booked up until the end of 2020. There are new hotels that are rising around the city of Philadelphia, which seems to be a big trend. Most professionals and companies in the sector seem to be busy, which is a great indicator.
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Domus Construction: http://www.domusinc.net/