Witnessing a high demand for updated and flexible facilities that support 21st century modernization, long-time partners, Blach Construction and Quattrocchi Kwok Architects realized an opportunity to develop a quicker-to-construct building solution that offers better cost predictability and schedule efficiencies. They joined forces with innovative structural engineers, Gregory P. Luth & Associates, and turned that opportunity into reality. Meet Folia.
Folia is a pre-engineered building alternative to portable and modular solutions that are often selected in lieu of custom construction. Structural steel at its core, Folia combines the lasting durability, higher quality and customization of traditional, site-built buildings, with the cost and schedule efficiencies of modular construction.
Initially designed for schools, Folia’s versatility is ideal for office space and healthcare as well. Folia is revolutionizing the way buildings are designed and constructed.
Blach has been enhancing Northern and Central California communities, building cutting-edge offices, research labs, education, healthcare, religious and civic structures for almost 50 years. Their focus on excellence extends beyond the long-lasting buildings they construct into the positive experience their life-long customers consistently have. Committed to innovation, they are constantly finding new ways to increase efficiencies of commercial construction without sacrificing the quality for which they’re known.
Since 1986, QKA has provided top-tier architectural design services to California educational clients. With a specialty for designing 21st century learning spaces, QKA pioneers innovative and sustainable design solutions for each project they undertake. Their expansive project portfolio includes the completion of more than 1,700 projects that have resulted in a highly improved educational experience for thousands of students and teachers.
For more than 40 years, GPLA has been recognized as a pre-eminent structural engineering firm with a portfolio that spans projects from residential and specialty structures to commercial construction and renovation. Their technical staff continually applies critical problem-solving skills, taking a holistic approach to each project by personally drawing vital details that ensure the integrity of each project – something that sets them apart in the structural engineering industry.