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Description

This project for a leading professional services company located near I-526 in Charleston, S.C., providing a broad range of services and solutions in management, technology, consulting, and engineering, involved a highly tactical renovation of the company’s existing building, and the construction of a mirror image building with a glass wing connecting the two in the center. The total project spanned 75,000 square feet and included a 34,500-square foot office addition, an 8,000-square foot connector, a 34,500-square foot renovation to the existing facility, and close to 450 surface parking spaces.

This project became more complex than planned when a non-construction related fire event occurred in the existing building there. That incident led to a complete restoration of the fire-damaged building while Frampton Construction continued work on the expansion. The existing building was deemed a total loss and was demolished down to its structural frame.

Frampton Construction started on the rebuild in mid-September, after numerous onsite meetings with the design team and two third-party insurance adjusters, one for Agracel, Inc., the project developer, and another for the office. Communication between the various parties was critical to keep things moving smoothly. Once demolition was complete, engineers determined that some of the metal frame had to be reworked, which added a new level of structural complexity to the project.     

“Through the complex construction process, Frampton Construction continued to provide excellent communication on the project schedule and budget,” said Mark S. Keller, construction manager for Agracel, Inc. Keller further commented, “Frampton Construction’s attitude was one of problem solving. They always presented options that were conscientious of the project schedule and budget.”                      

This project represents an enterprising approach to timely delivery and included project team members of Agracel, Inc., as project developer; McMillan Pazdan Smith as project designer; Hoyt + Berenyi as civil engineer; and Jones Lang LaSalle as construction manager for the office. Additionally, Frampton Construction worked with two key partners: Citadel Contractors, Inc., which designed the structural steel and tilt-up panels, and Carolina Fire Control, which provided the fire protection scope of work. The expertise of all partner companies was critical to the overall project.

 “We believe good design enriches lives and enhances communities. As a project that truly defines the word ‘collaboration’, this facility embodies good design. Not only does it reflect the sophistication of Booz Allen Hamilton as a company, but it was delivered ahead of schedule, all through the hard work of our team and Frampton Construction’s great leadership,” said Jill Rodgers, project architect with McMillan Pazdan Smith.

Work on the initial expansion began in February 2016 and was slated to be done in December.  Frampton Construction completed that by mid-September, three months ahead of schedule. The fire restoration was completed on January 17, 2017. 

Kyle Edney, southeast region development director for Agracel, Inc., commented, “This wasn’t an easy project, but as always, the Frampton team handled the job in a most professional manner and delivered the job on time, as usual!”

The team worked closely together to meet an aggressive design schedule and the required permits while affording the tenant time to incorporate additional project elements and design details. Frampton Construction looks forward to partnering with Agracel again in the future to deliver quality facilities construction for its end users.

 

Location

Charleston, SC

Services

 

Planning & Design Support

Single-source, up-front look at budgets, schedules, project sites, systems, project delivery, concepts and development

 

Preconstruction

Fast tracking the preconstruction process with comprehensive services from estimating through trade procurement

 

Construction Services

Proven Processes and Procedures ensure your project will be reviewed daily on schedule, quality, safety, and cost management

 

Sustainability Services

A Sustainable purpose encompassing our commitments of eliminating waste and supporting our client goals.

 

 

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What Customers are saying


Please convey my sincere appreciation to your entire team for building the new home of Streit USA Armoring, making it one of the premier manufacturing facilities in the armored vehicle manufacturing industry. My competition is envious.


Sascha Biehl

Mairec Precious Metals

"The Team at Mairec would like to thank everyone at Frampton for their support and the excellent execution of our project. It has really been a pleasure working with you guys and we are very happy with how everything turned out."


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