Columbia, S.C. — On Feb. 6, Mashburn Construction announced construction of the first five-story tilt up building in South Carolina. HCP, Inc. and its partner, Grand Strand Medical Center (HCA), announced a new medical office building adjacent to the existing hospital. Mashburn Construction was awarded the project and began construction in late 2018. The groundbreaking has begun on the facility and anticipated completion is fall of 2019.
The 95,000 square foot, five-story facility will be located off 79th Ave North on the campus of Grand Strand Medical Center. Services include physician offices for heart and vascular care, spine and neuro care, general surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and primary care.
A crane weighing 700,000 pounds. is used to install each panel weighing approximately 160,000 pounds each. Each concrete wall panel is formed and poured flat on the ground and gets “tilted” in place and supported with an internal structural steel frame. The Mashburn team will tilt-up 36, 85-foot-tall panels to construct the five-story building.
The major advantage of a five-story tilt up building is to expedite the building envelope and structure so that interior upfits can be completed sooner than a conventionally constructed building. President, Lee Mashburn, says, “We recommended this construction method as it includes a very aggressive schedule and is more cost effective for our client, which is something we value during our preconstruction process. We are proud to lead the way with the first five-story tilt up in South Carolina and look forward to doing more in the future.”