Coastal Carolina University:
Athletic Training Facility
Conway • South Carolina
The new Athletic Training Facility at Coastal Carolina University was constructed in response to the school’s growing athletic program and to help with the recruiting process. This 62,000 SF, LEED Gold facility was constructed adjacent to the football stadium and includes an expanded weight room, training room, team meeting rooms, locker rooms, offices for all football coaches and staff, and several conference rooms.
The three-story facility also became the new home for the Coastal Carolina University Buddy Sasser Athletic Hall of Fame. This project consisted of steel and masonry work and a new curtain wall exterior, which gave the facility a shimmering façade. It also included the construction of two public restroom buildings to accommodate the crowds at football events. Due to poor soil conditions, concrete piles were used for the foundation. The aggressive schedule continued throughout the ‘09 football season, and it was critical to keep this challenging phase of the project on schedule to achieve the delivery date. Because construction took place while classes were in session, a multi-faceted construction schedule and strict safety standards were utilized to maximize efficiency and safety and minimize disruption.