Columbia, S.C. — On February 6, Mashburn Construction announced the construction of the first 5-story tilt-up building in South Carolina. HCP, Inc. and its partner, Grand Strand Medical Center (HCA), announced a new medical office building would be built adjacent to the existing hospital in Myrtle Beach. Mashburn Construction was awarded the project in late 2018.
The groundbreaking has taken place with anticipated completion in the 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 lbs. will used to install each panel weighing approximately 160,000 lbs. 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 5-story tilt up in South Carolina and look forward to doing more in the future.”
Mashburn Construction continues to strive to be one of the top healthcare contractors across the state; encompassing up to 50 percent of their total volume.
Mashburn Construction is a full-service construction company providing construction management, design-build, preconstruction and general contracting services. For over four decades, the company has exemplified Building with Integrity by providing superior service and quality to clients across many markets. Headquartered in Columbia, Mashburn also has offices in Charleston and Greenville, S.C. For more information, please visit www.MashburnConstruction.com.