CONCRETE IN ACTION

At CRMCA we strive to recognize the great work of our members and partner companies.  Below you will find area projects that spotlight the uses and benefits of concrete.  Have a project of your own to spotlight – utilize this simple form to upload info and photos today!

River Place
Wilmington's Largest Riverfront Project
River Place
Wilmington's Largest Riverfront Project
Project Location: Wilmington NC
Project Completed Date: 07/31/2020
Size (sq ft): 470,000
Owner: East West Partners
Architect: DMA Architecture, PLLC
Concrete Contractor: Lithko Contracting
Concrete Supplier: S&W Ready Mix Concrete Company
Engineer(s): Kimley-Horn
Attributes:
Project Attribute 1: At 470,000 square feet River Place is the largest riverfront project ever built in downtown Wilmington this mixed use building
features two 12 story towers that include over 32,000 square feet of retail space, approximately 171 residential units a 403 space
parking garage and amenities that include a rooftop pool terrace and fitness center.
Project Attribute 2: Designed a self-consolidating concrete mix (SCC) to accommodate for rebar spacing constraints and other scope complexities
including magnitude. Allowed finisher to place a 1200 plus yard slab at over 160 yards per hour. The finisher was not only able to
expedite the placement time of this pour but was also able to reduce his manpower significantly with only one person working the
end of the boom pump.
Project Attribute 3: This 30,000 cubic yard concrete project featured over 15 different mixes including auger grout, regular weight, lightweight
concrete, and exposed aggregate decorative concrete.

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Hugh Leatherman Terminal: Phase 1
South Carolina Ports Authority
Hugh Leatherman Terminal: Phase 1
South Carolina Ports Authority
Project Location: North Charleston, SC
Size (sq ft): 48,000 cubic yards of paving
Concrete Contractor: Archer Western, Loveless Commercial Contracting, and Banks Construction
Concrete Supplier: Knights Redi-Mix, Brian Sheffler main point of contact for the project
Engineer: Lucy Terza and Walter Lagarenne of the South Carolina Ports,
Owner: SC Ports Authority
Attributes:
Project Attribute 1: Utilizing a discharge technique that included installing vibrators into the producer’s tri-axle truck beds, allowed for placement of roughly 500 cubic yards of concrete per day.  This technique also prevented build-up in the truck beds, and was the first time Knight’s Redi-Mix has ever undertaken a project with this type of discharge technique.
Project Attribute 2: Concrete was chosen for this project because it was seen as the most durable, resilient and strong material to carry the weight of all the trucks and shipments traversing the port every day.
Project Attribute 3: The addition of Phase 1 of this terminal to the Port of Charleston will add 700, 000 TEUs annual throughput capacity. At full build-out, the three-berth terminal with five ship-to-shore cranes will double S.C. Ports’ current capacity. This port addition is seen as one of the major reasons why Walmart decided to put its new distribution center in Dorchester County.

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Kure Beach Town Hall and Fire Department
Municipalities utilizing concrete for optimal performance
Kure Beach Town Hall and Fire Department
Municipalities utilizing concrete for optimal performance

Project Location: Kure Beach, NC
Size (sq ft): 250 sqft
Concrete Contractor: Pirate Concrete, Josh Herring
Concrete Supplier: S&W Ready Mix
Owner: Wilmington Health
Attributes: The parking area is entirely pervious concrete except for the entrance to the fire department to withstand the truck traffic. The town has made this decision for optimal performance of storm water management

CARROLL A. CAMPBELL U.S. FEDERAL COURTHOUSE
U.S. DISTRICT COURTHOUSE CHOOSES CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
CARROLL A. CAMPBELL U.S. FEDERAL COURTHOUSE
U.S. DISTRICT COURTHOUSE CHOOSES CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

Project Location: Downtown Greenville South Carolina

Size (sq ft): 193,000 gross sqft

Concrete Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors

Concrete Supplier: Thomas Concrete of South Carolina, Inc

Owner: The US Government

Architect:HBRA Architects

Attributes:

The new U.S. District Courthouse honors the late Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., who served as Governor of South Carolina from 1987 to 1995, and is well remembered for his leadership during Hurricane Hugo and for his involvement securing the location for BMW’s first U.S. manufacturing facility.

The building is 193,000 gross sqft, which includes a 70 space parking garage at the basement level, six floors, and a mechanical penthouse. Once completed, the courthouse will hold 7 courtrooms and 9 chambers, to accommodate 9 judges, as well as space for additional federal offices, including U.S. Marshals Services.

The structure is a concrete frame supported by auger cast piles. The skin consists of limestone, brick, precast, and aluminum curtainwall

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Fire Station 43
Protecting those who are committed to protecting the community
Charlotte Mecklenburg Fire Station 43
Protecting those who are committed to protecting the community

Project Location: 421 Clanton Rd Charlotte NC
Size (sq ft): 12,800

Concrete Contractor: Classic Construction: Dean Peters

Concrete Supplier: Concrete Supply

Owner: The City of Charlotte

Architect: Boomerang: Bob Johnson

Engineer: Southside: Taylor Pappalardo Project Engineer

General Contractor: Southside: Trevor Powell Project Manager

Attributes: Due to the performance, long term safety and speed of construction, the City of Charlotte will only build with ICF for their facility wall construction, and concrete for the parking areas for all of their emergency management facilities

  1. Utilizing ICF for building construction automatically provides thermal rating, improves speed of construction, is quieter, and enhanced safety, which is paramount especially when the city is building facilities for their emergency service management personnel
  2. Time saved using ICF construction Saves at least 2-3 weeks of construction time vs steel, wood or other methods of construction
  3. Location of facility construction is decided on response time to an emergency within the determined area, but the building design is determined for the locations because they are more comfortable and safer for the users of the facility. Because of how quiet ICF construction is, and the safety provided by the durable construction, the facilities provide a superior end design that is unmatched
WILMINGTON HEALTH
UNIQUE AND EFFECTIVE MEANS TO ADDRESS IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
WILMINGTON HEALTH
UNIQUE AND EFFECTIVE MEANS TO ADDRESS IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Project Location:Wilmington, NC
Size (sq ft): 2,800
Concrete Contractor: Pirate Concrete, Josh Herring
Concrete Supplier: S&W Ready Mix
Owner: Wilmington Health
Attributes: A Pervious Concrete parking bay was added to this parking lot after
a building was added on the property to help with the storm water
management.

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ANNEXE AT THE RESERVE
Pervious Concrete
ANNEXE AT THE RESERVE
Pervious Concrete

Project Location:Wilmington, NC
Size (sq ft): 115,000 Square Feet
Concrete Contractor: Pirate Concrete, Josh Herring
Concrete Supplier: S&W Ready Mix
Owner: Blue Ridge Properties
Attributes: Large pervious concrete parking lot installed to allow for better storm water management and also to allow for the addition of more apartment buildings.

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NCDOT's First Concrete Roundabout
NCDOT Project
NCDOT's First Concrete Roundabout
NCDOT Project

Project Location: Edgecombe County, NC (near Carolina Connector multimodal facility)
Size (sq ft): 72,000 (or 8,000 SY)
Concrete Contractor: Granite Contracting, LLC
Concrete Supplier: ST Wooten
Owner: NCDOT. Clark Morrison, NCDOT State Pavement Design Engineer developed the required pavement thickness (9.5-inches) for this project.
Attributes: Roundabout constructed of concrete to improve infrastructure resiliency. Slow moving, 100+ trucks per hour will be using the roundabout at the peak hour when the Carolina Connector facility becomes fully operational. Project also entailed the construction of a concrete slip (turning) lane, located about 1-mile from the Roundabout.

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Summerfield Elementary School
PRESERVING HISTORY WHILE BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Summerfield Elementary School
PRESERVING HISTORY WHILE BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

Project Location: 7501 Summerfield Rd Summerfield NC 27358

Size (sq ft): 97,917

Concrete Supplier: Cemex

Architect: Vern McKissick Partner in Charge/Carl Kanaskie Project Architect McKissick Associates Architects Winston-Salem, NC

Civil Engineer: Timmons Group

Mechanical Engineer:  Chris Stroupe, CES Engineers

General Contractor: Sammet Corporation

Attributes: 6″ depth – pervious concrete pavement placed on 12″ #57 washed stoneBuilt upon a 8.8 acre site, Summerfield Elementary School consisted of 21 buildings constructed between 1940 and 1985 including 14 modular classrooms. The project was a total reconstruction of the site in order to create a more cohesive flow, provide a more secure environment and allow for future expansion. A multi-story design was developed to reduce the building footprint, while accommodating pervious area. ICF used for envelope.

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Elizabeth City Airport Ramp Rehab
PCCP and FDR - the Winning Combination
Elizabeth City Airport Ramp Rehab
PCCP and FDR - the Winning Combination

 

Project Location: Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, NC
Size (sq ft): 225,000 sqft

Architect: Parrish & Partners, Tim Gruebel
Concrete Contractor: McCarthy Improvement Company (McI), Mike Boyle
Concrete Supplier: CRMP, Inc

Engineer: Parrish & Partners, Jeff Kirby, PE (Project Manager) and Tim Gruebel, PE (Design Engineer)
Owner: Pasquotank County Airport Authority
Attributes:

Project Attribute 1
The project was completed in multiple phases that allowed aircraft traffic to be maintained on the airport ramp throughout the
construction process.
Project Attribute 2
The ramp rehab project entailed reclaiming the existing (asphalt) ramp into cement stabilized base material. Approximately, 26,000 SY (or 234,000 SF) of asphalt was pulverized and full-depth reclaimed (FDR) into a P-301 soil cement base material.
Project Attribute 3
The ramp rehab project entailed using 9-inch, P-501 concrete for the majority of the pavement areas. A smaller area near the
airport terminal utilized 6-inch concrete pavement.
Project Attribute 4
Although the engineer (Parrish & Partners) considered four different pavement design alternates; the selected FDR/concrete pavement alternate proved to be the preferred choice when items like longevity, fuel resistance, pavement grades, cost and sustainability were rated and accounted for in the final analysis.
Project Partners: 
Stan Bland, Southeast Cement Promotion Association and Greg Dean, Carolinas Concrete Paving Association provided education to the owner and engineer throughout the design and construction process.

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Govenors Club 7” Unbonded Overlay
GRANITE CONTRACTING, LLC
Govenors Club 7” Unbonded Overlay
GRANITE CONTRACTING, LLC

Project Location: 10134 Governors Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
Size (sq ft): 166,104
Concrete Contractor: Granite Contracting, LLC
Dallas Owens, dallasowens@granitecontracting.com, (704) 813-7530
Concrete Supplier: Argos
Owner: Governors Club POA, Roy Thornton
Attributes: 7″ depth – 4,500 psi doweled pavement w/tied longitudinal/curb joints and non-woven fabric overlain an existing concrete pavement. Existing concrete pavement was proof rolled and diamond ground @ raised corner to prevent possible reflective cracking and under rains were installed to aid in future drainage issues.

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Laurens County Airport
Pilot Preferred for Landing and Safety
Laurens County Airport
Pilot Preferred for Landing and Safety

Project Location: Laurens County SC
Size (sq ft): 540,000 sqft

Architect: Andy Busbee, Michael Baker International
Concrete Contractor: McCarthy Improvement Company (McI)
Concrete Supplier: Carolina Concrete

Engineer: Andy Busbee, PE of Michael Baker International completed airfield pavement rehab projects phase 1 (2012) & phase 2 (2016)
Owner: Laurens County
Attributes:

Phase 1 project that bid in 2012 contained both asphalt and concrete pavement alternates in the base bid. The bid documents
stated a preference for the 5-inch concrete (overlay) bid alternate for the runway rehab, provided FAA and local funding was
available. The concrete option was the low bid and after the additive bids (and change orders) were included, the project size
grew 50% from the base bid. A total of about 450,000 SF of pavement.

Phase 2 project that bid in 2016 contained only concrete pavement. Unlike phase 1 that bid in 2012, there wasn’t an asphalt
alternate. Portions of TW “A” was resurfaced with 5-inches of concrete. Also, Taxilane 1 was reconstructed with concrete.
Additional available funds enabled the landside terminal parking to be overlaid with concrete. A total of about 90,000 SF of 5-inch
and 6-inch concrete pavement.

Additional Attributes: 

Due to only smaller aircraft (< 12,500#) using this airport, SCDOT 501 spec was substituted for FAA P-501. The concrete strength requirement was changed from 650 psi (flex) minimum to 4400 psi (compressive) minimum and the project savings enabled the additive bids to be incorporated into the final contract. For instance, the airside apron was changed from asphalt to concrete. After the asphalt layer(s) were removed, the in-situ soils were cement stabilized prior to the concrete placement.

Pilots that regularly use this airport have stated their appreciation for the enhanced visibility of concrete on their landing approaches and the coolness of the concrete ramp while performing their pre-flight airplane checks.

Project Partners 
Greg Dean, Carolinas Concrete Paving Association worked with the engineer in the design phase discussing items like the switch to SCDOT 501 specifications and the required joint layout for the thickness of pavement.

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Metrolina Logistics
GRANITE CONTRACTING, LLC
Metrolina Logistics
GRANITE CONTRACTING, LLC

Project Location: Statesville Avenue & NC – 115, Charlotte, NC
Size (sq ft): 465,224
Concrete Contractor: Granite Contracting, LLC
Dallas Owens, dallasowens@granitecontracting.com, (704) 813-7530
Concrete Supplier: Concrete Supply, Inc.
Owner: GC – Edifice, Inc., David Andrews
Attributes: 6″ depth unreinforced – 4,000 psi: exterior pavement directly on cement treated subgrade per ACI 330 with monolithic curb & thickened edges @ building.

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I-40 Forsythe County Full Depth Repair
Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) Award Winner
I-40 Forsythe County Full Depth Repair
Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) Award Winner

Project Location: Laurens County SC
Size (sq ft):  205,200 sqft

Concrete Contractor: David Chapparo with The Lane Construction Corp.
Concrete Supplier: Central Carolina Concrete

Engineer: NCDOT Divison 9
Owner: NCDOT, Pat Ivey

Project Attribute 1
This rapid lane replacement project used the Express Design Build contracting process in order to execute the contract and complete the project as quick as possible. Although 33,100 square yards (SY) of nine-inch concrete pavement was replaced, the portion supplied by Central Carolina Concrete was about 69% of the total (or 22,800 SY). The remaining portions used a concrete
mix provided by a volumetric supplier capable of meeting 400 psi flex strengths within 4 hours. A “rapid set” cement type product was used that enabled high early strengths.
Project Attribute 2
There were a couple different concrete mixes supplied by the local ready mixed supplier, Central Carolina Concrete. One mix met
the required strength (400 psi flex) within 12 hours, while the second mix met the strength requirement within 24 hours. Both of
these mixes used additives to assist with the needed strength gain as well as the needed mix workability. Good communication (24/7) between Lane Construction and Central Carolina Concrete was required to ensure the proper and consistent mix was sent to the project site that met the lane closure times.
Project Attribute 3
The full-depth lane replacements of the 50+ year old pavement were completed at night (7pm – 5am) or marathon weekends (Friday 7pm – Monday, 5am) to minimize traffic delays along this busy interstate route, south of Winston-Salem, NC.

Project Attribute 4
This project was an American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) Gold Winner in the Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) category during the 29th Annual Awards program, held in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The award was presented to Jim Seybert, The Lane Construction Corp and to Pat Ivey, NCDOT on November 29, 2018.

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St. Gabriel Catholic Church Bonded Overlay
GRANITE CONTRACTING, LLC
St. Gabriel Catholic Church Bonded Overlay
GRANITE CONTRACTING, LLC

Project Location: 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Size (sq ft): 66,419
Concrete Contractor: Granite Contracting, LLC
Dallas Owens, dallasowens@granitecontracting.com, (704) 813-7530
Concrete Supplier: Concrete Supply, Inc.
Owner: St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Jane Dreyer
Attributes: 6″ depth unreinforced – 4,000 psi: exterior pavement directly on cement treated subgrade per ACI 330 with monolithic curb & thickened edges @ building.

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217 Rolling Hills Road
GRANITE CONTRACTING, LLC
217 Rolling Hills Road
GRANITE CONTRACTING, LLC

Project Location: 217 Rolling Hills Road, Mooresville, NC 28117
Size (sq ft): 5,777
Concrete Contractor: Granite Contracting, LLC
Dallas Owens, dallasowens@granitecontracting.com, (704) 813-7530
Concrete Supplier: Concrete Supply, Inc.
Owner: Old Iron Management, LLC, Kory Sasnett
Attributes: 6″ depth – pervious concrete pavement placed on 12″ #57 washed stone

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