Mashburn Construction has nearly finished Portside Center, a $4.3-million, 38,000-square-foot Class A office building in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Located just off I-526, Portside Center offers the largest office space to date in the rapidly growing corridor between Mt. Pleasant and Daniel Island.
David Teague, project manager, and Robert Hunter, project superintendent, say that this is a typical project for Columbia, South Carolina-based Mashburn Construction. "The finished core area on the floors feature oak trim and ceramic tile," says Teague. "The shell spaces for the balance of the building allow for tenant upfit, and HVAC distribution and plumbing rough-ins (have been installed) for future use."
Started in November 2005, the project has gone smoothly. A soil study determined that piles were not needed, and the building sits on a concrete foundation with a turn down slab. Mashburn encountered water and unsuitable soils when excavating for the elevator pits. To correct the problem, they excavated out an additional 6 feet and remediated the soil with 57 stone. The only other challenge was working without electricity for the 10 months of the project. "We powered this entire job off of generators," says Teague. "We used a trailer generator for primary power and smaller generators for the trades."
Mashburn is currently completing the curtain wall system. The parking lot has been paved and striped, and sidewalks and landscaping will be finished by the end of December.