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School / Educational Construction projects by Brantley Construction Company

4H Club North Carolina

4H Club North Carolina

Location:
Swannanoa NC

Contract Amount:
$201,153

 

Description of Work:

Work consisted of relocating historic cherokee indians cabin, barn and outhouse toilet. The buildings were disassembled by marking each piece with a label (tag) and identify on drawings, to reassemble on new stone foundations at new site. These buildings were being relocated to provide the needed area for a new veterans rest home.

Mamie Whiteside Elementary

Mamie Whitesides Elementary School

Location:
Mount Pleasant, SC

Contract Amount:
$14,371,711

 

Description of Work:

This project consisted of a new 97,500 sq ft elementary school (k-5) consisting of approximately 38 classrooms, administration area, multipurpose room, kitchen, cafeteria, courtyard, and play area. There are controlled access entrances with separate drop off areas for buses and parents with parking for guest and staff.

The building was built with load bearing masonry in the classroom areas, steel framing with metal studs in the administration area and steel framing with masonry infill at the multipurpose room. Terrazzo floors were installed in the building foyer, coordination was required between many trades and completed successful.

The building contains up to date mechanical, electrical, and control systems. Special features include state of the art security, fire protection monitoring, PA and data systems. The project construction included an early site work package that resulted in the site being ready for building construction at the time the general contract was awarded.

This project implemented sustainable principles including energy efficient principles such as further reducing water use through low-flow plumbing fixtures, high-efficiency glass, light fixture occupancy sensor in some rooms, and dual switching on fixtures, exterior solar shades, gray water from the adjacent City water treatment plant is used for the water-source mechanical system, and establishing the school as a teaching tool by integrating green building concepts into student curricula. The District chose not to seek certification due to the expense.

Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science and Mathematics

Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science and Mathematics

Location: North Charleston, SC

Contract Amount:
$20,410,525

 

Description of Work:

This project consisted of a approximately 91,000 sq ft, two-story middle school designed for a 650 student core and classroom space. The design includes a core area with three academic wings. The core contains administration, gymnasium, kitchen, media center and combined dining/multipurpose room. Construction type is concrete slab on grade with spread footings, steel frame superstructure, elevated floor slab, masonry and architectural metal exterior curtain walls, standing seam and modified bituminous roofing.

The mechanical system consists of water source heat pumps, gas fired boilers and closed circuit cooler. Site work included general site grading of the 26.5 acre tract of land, asphalt driveways and parking lots, gravity sewer main and manholes, water main, storm drainage, erosion control, and irrigation/landscaping. The building is a full sprinkler design with a wet pipe system.

This project implemented sustainable principles including energy efficient principles such as motion activated light sensors, natural daylighting, light fixture occupancy sensors, and construction waste management.  The District chose not to seek certification due to the expense.

Mount Pleasant Academy

Mount Pleasant Academy

Location:
Mount Pleasant, SC

Contract Amount:
$12,571,823

 

Description of Work:

This 2 story, kindergarten through 5th grade, fully sprinkled 65,000 square foot building is constructed predominantly of load bearing masonry veneered with brick and including limited structural steel. Steel joists, metal deck, and other miscellaneous pieces comprise the remainder of the steel components. Two roofing systems are utilized including a modified bituminous sheet system and standing seam metal. Air-to-air heat pump systems are used for the majority of the spaces with a separate make-up air system providing outside air.

This project also includes an elevator, basic electrical services, electrical life safety systems, technology items, and cable trays. Architectural features include an entrance similar to turn of the century school houses. The core includes classrooms, lavatories, administrative offices, lockers, cafeteria, kitchen, media center and combined dining/multipurpose room.

This project implemented sustainable principles including energy efficient principles such as natural daylighting, light fixture occupancy sensors, and construction waste management. The District chose not to seek certification due to the expense.

Award:  Mount Pleasant Academy won an AIA merit award from the Greenville Chapter of the AIA!

Simons Center For The Arts

Expansion of the Simons Center for the Arts

Location: Charleston, SC

Contract Amount:
$21,401,610

 

Description of Work:

Project site located in the heart of City of Charleston, SC. Site was extremely confined with building footprint extending to the property lines on two sides at street sidewalks. On third side building abutted to a two-story parking garage and on the fourth side tied into the existing four-story building. Contractor provided approximately 15’ x 75’ area for its use.

Logistics were critical for deviation of project. All deliveries had to be coordinated in advance. Most were scheduled at 5:00am to minimize interference with traffic and students. High traffic roads on two sides of site prevented daytime road closings. Occasional special lifts utilizing mobile crane were required closing the street, street closing permits, safety and college notifications and coordination with trades necessitated scheduling lifts one to two weeks in advance.

Five story scaffolding erected on all sides and designed to not interfere with or damage sensitive oak trees per City and Board of Architectural Review requirements. Erection of scaffolding also required close coordination with local power company to de-energize overhead high voltage lines in close proximity to scaffolding.

Site work required demolition of existing parking and underground utilities and entrance structures to existing building. Due to existing underground utility easement, care had to be taken to protect utilities to remain. Approximately 250 piles installed and required detailed attention to logistics due to confined space of site. Structurally, building consisted of cast-in-place reinforced concrete pile caps, grade beams, slabs at ground elevation. Upper four floors consisted of cast- in-place reinforce concrete columns, beams, post tensioned slabs. Elevator and stair walls, designed for shear and seismic loads.

Roof structure consisted of structural steel framing, metal decking. Critical project schedule required pouring upper level floors prior to removal of lower level shoring. Exterior building skin brick with significant cast stone and architectural standing seam roof. Interior finishes featured sound resistant doors, walls, ceilings, small case acoustic wall panels, curtains, acid stain floors, wood flooring, rubber flooring, sports/dance sprung flooring, VCT, carpet, and ceramic tile. Chill water and split systems were utilized for the HVAC. A backup generator and wet/dry sprinkler system were required.

Noteworthy of project is after all piles were installed and approximately 25% completion of pile caps/grade beams, contractor authorized to demolish corner/stair wall of existing building and install additional piles, pile caps, and new reinforced concrete stair tower for additional structural support to existing building. This work required stopping all work on building under construction until change was completed.

Forsyth Building – Western Carolina University

Forsyth Building – Western Carolina University

Location:
Cullowhee, North Carolina

Contract Amount:
$4,518,359.00

 

Description of Work:

A four story, 67,000 s.f. partial renovation project to include adding a fire sprinkler system. The front entry took on a new look with a raised added courtyard. The Forsyth Building houses the School of Business which consists of offices and classrooms. This building also has the schools Internet Technologies Department which had to remain operational throughout the renovation.

Trident Technical College Building 950

Trident Technical College Building 950

Location:
Charleston, SC

Contract Amount:
$4,701,378

 

Description of Work:

Site development and site utilities, renovation of an approximately 71,600 square foot former warehouse facility to include re-roofing, minor demolition, new doors and windows, interior upfits complete involving new finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and site work. There is a boiler and associated piping. The renovations to the building include a new bookstore, classrooms, and additional office space.