The University of South Carolina:
South Tower Interior Renovations
Columbia • South Carolina
This project included the renovation of 19 floors of bathrooms in a student dormitory. On each floor of floors 2-18, the gang toilet for three users was renovated; additionally, an ADA-approved bathroom was created within a portion of an existing living room on each floor to correct previous disabled accessibility issues.
On the first floor of the facility, a private bath was redesigned for the resident adviser, and two public bathrooms were constructed. A custodial bathroom was also added in the lower basement level.
Piping, exhaust and ventilation systems were replaced and hazardous materials were abated. Water-proofing was installed on the floors and walls. All shower, wall and floor tile finishes as well as plumbing fixtures were replaced. Other finishes including lighting, toilet partitions and mirrors were also replaced.
This renovation affected 5,820 square feet of the 92,004 square foot facility.
This project was completed in an extremely compressed time frame; during one summer, in 72 days, the team abated, demolished, reconstructed and closed out the project for use by the incoming Fall student body.