Award of Excellence: Longevity Category
Santee Cooper Annex
Ravenel, South Carolina
Submitted by Palmetto Gunite Construction Company
Although repair of concrete on a new structure is not uncommon, the extent of the problems in this three-story major addition to the company’s corporate office during its construction made total demolition one of the options actually considered. Since all the concrete was to be exposed in the finished building, an architecturally-pleasing appearance as well as integrity were important in the repairs necessary to bring the structure to an acceptable condition for use. Dry-mix shotcrete was the chosen material, and meticulous attention to detail in preparation and placement provided the owner with a finished product that has served well since 1989 and promises to be a permanent asset to their headquarters complex.