Archive July 2011

Wingate University Fine Arts Center/Auditorium

This 46,000 SF fine arts center/auditorium features a steel frame structural system and masonry veneer. The fine arts center/auditorium consists of a combination of theatrical and music departments. Special features of this facility include a main auditorium for seating 528 people, an auxiliary recital hall that seats 275 people and a secured gallery for storage of permanent art displays.

The main auditorium has a stage complete with theatrical rigging and a 400 SF orchestra pit nine feet below finished floor.

“Good communication and working closely with the architect made this project a success.”

Emmitt Black

“Hands on management, the ability to meet the architect’s and the owner’s requests on time made this a really successful project. We are fortunate to have great clients and team members that makes us look good.”

Clinton M. Black II

“During my 30-year career in higher education, I’ve been involved in the planning and construction of dozens of campus facilities. The most pleasant and successful project I have dealt with was the construction of the George Batte Fine Arts Center on the Wingate University campus. It was an absolute joy to work with Clinton and Emmitt Black and their entire staff. I recommend them with great enthusiasm.”

Jerry E. McGee
President
Wingate University

CM Black to Construct New Building at Cabarrus Arena

Concord, NC— CM Black Construction Company will begin construction on a new office and storage building at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center this month.

The facility will include permanent offices for county fair management and more than 10,000 square foot of space.

The facility will replace a mobile unit currently used for the fair management office. The project is expected to be completed within four months. The project is CM Black’s second project currently under construction for Cabarrus County. CM Black is also working on a new Board of Elections building in downtown Concord that is scheduled to be completed this summer.

“We are excited to move forward with this new project at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center and continue our relationship with Cabarrus County,” CM Black President Emmitt Black said. “We pride ourselves on finishing jobs on time and under budget, and we look forward to getting to work on this project for the county.”

The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center is located at 4751 U.S. 49 North in Concord. The 2011 Cabarrus County Fair will be from Sept. 9 through Sept. 17.

About CM Black Construction Company
Founded in 1950, CM Black is an independent, family-owned, LEED accredited general contractor for commercial, industrial and institutional projects in and around the Concord, N.C. region. CM Black provides all of the services needed to complete any commercial, industrial or institutional construction project, including: pre-construction, general construction, negotiated construction, design/build construction and bidding construction. CM Black Construction Co., Inc. is bonded and licensed as an unlimited contractor. For more information on CM Black, please visit www.cmblack.com or call (704) 788-4438.

International Corporate Center (Phase I)

The 70,100 SF Flex Office/Warehouse Facility is a single-story structure consisting of a steel frame and precast concrete tilt-up wall construction with metal roof deck substrate. The facility is comprised of a roofing system that includes a mechanically fastened TPO membrane and an aluminum storefront window system with tinted insulated glass.

TASCA Race Team

The TASCA race team needed a facility centrally located in Concord, NC, considered by many to be the home of motorsports. With the addition of the new Z-Max Dragway, several NHRA teams have moved into the area to call Concord their home headquarters.

The building, which is nearly 10,000 square feet, is a pre-fabricated metal building. Inside the building are the offices for the Crew Chief and Co-Crew Chief. The rest of the race shop consists of mostly open area for fabrication and work performed on the 300 mph Funny Car. There is also a room dedicated to a blower dyno, where the crew can test/monitor/adjust the parameters of the supercharger that propels the car.

North Albemarle Baptist Church

The 13,000 SF Sanctuary is constructed of a structural steel frame, brick veneered with EIFS trim, metal stud interior framing and a standing seam roof. The new sanctuary includes a baptistery and encompasses the refurbished stained glass windows from the original church.

The 11,000 SF Family Life Center is a pre-engineered building with brick veneer and EIFS trim, metal stud interior framing and a standing seam roof. The Family Life Center includes a full gymnasium, commercial kitchen and youth assembly rooms.

The 2-story 13,000 SF Classroom Building is a pre-engineered building with brick veneer and EIFS trim, metal stud interior framing and a standing seam roof. The Classroom Building includes the administration offices, elevator, classrooms and prayer rooms.

Stanly County Family YMCA

The 13,500 SF natatorium addition features new locker rooms, shower facilities, offices and a state-of-the-art therapeutic pool facility. This addition consisted of a combination of masonry and structural steel, a single-ply roof system and interior metal stud framing.

“We really enjoyed working on this project. We think it reflects our abilities to work with the architect and owner to achieve a great facility on time and on budget.”

Emmitt Black

“This was an addition to an existing structure. We had good lines ofcommunication open at all times with the owner and team members. That’s critically important on a project of this nature.”

Clinton M. Black II

Cannon Memorial YMCA – West Branch Facility

The 65,000 SF West Branch facility is a two-story building consisting of precast and masonry walls with brick veneer. The new YMCA contains two pools (a 9-lane Cool Water Pool and Family Fun Pool), locker rooms, gymnasium, multi-purpose / aerobics rooms, wellness center, YMCA office and Northeast Medical Center Therapy and Fitness Area.

Barber-Scotia Honors Complex

Barber-Scotia Honors Complex

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The 7,000 SF Honors Complex is a single-story facility consisting of wood construction with brick veneer. The Complex consists of four individual pods linked together that will house eight students per pod. Each pod has a central kitchenette and living area, while the fourth pod consists of a computer classroom and resident’s quarters.

JHE Production Group Inc., Corporate Headquarters

The 28,400-square-foot JHE Production Group corporate headquarters building consists of pre-engineered metal with brick veneer wainscoting. The two-story structure combines 8,000 square feet of office space with a 20,400-square-foot warehouse component.

First Union

First Union

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A phase of restoration to the exterior of the First Union Bank building on Union Street in Concord has been completed. This restoration included masonry repair work, painting with fresh elastomeric coatings, the restoration of the old copper cornices and the replacement of the exterior fire escape stair which provides proper egress for future interior restoration and use of the building.

First Charter – Wilmar Financial Center

First Charter – Wilmar Financial Center

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The Wilmar Financial Center is a 2-level 21,511 SF branch bank. The facility is slab on grade and supported slab with steel frame construction. Exterior walls are precast concrete panels supported by the structural steel frame and structural concrete. The roofing systems is a standing seam metal roofing and a fully-adhered TPO membrane system on rigid, tapered insulation.

 

 

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First Charter – Port Village

First Charter – Port Village

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First Charter’s Port Village location on Highway 150 in Mooresville has undergone an expansion and renovation. The project added 1,964 SF of new office space and enlarged and updated the lobby area in the existing space. Exterior updates include the construction of a new entry tower on the front elevation and painting and roof replacement with the familiar First Charter red and white colors.

First Charter Cotswold Mall

First Charter Cotswold Mall

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First Charter – Cotswold Mall branch’s interior and exterior renovations have been completed. The interior scope of work consisted of the reconfiguration of interior offices, new casework, wallpaper, painting, and floor coverings. The existing roof was removed and replaced with a standing seam metal roof. The exterior received a new coat of paint along with new landscaping.

CT Communications Operations Center Addition

CT Communications Operations Center Addition

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The new addition to the operations facility consisted of an additional 12,700 SF. The same major building components used in the original building were utilized in this new addition.

“Building is basically a simple process. Plan together. Work together. Take pride in what you do. At the end of the day you have a good building and everyone’s happy.”

Clinton M. Black II

CT Communications Operations Center

CT Communications Operations Center

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This 12,400 SF single-story building functions as CT Communications’ operations facility. The building consists of steel frame construction with metal deck roof substrate and EPDM roofing. Exterior wall construction includes metal studs with composite metal wall panel systems. General interior partitions are comprised of metal studs with conventional drywall construction. This facility contains a generator and UPS system for emergency operation.

“There are plenty of things you can’t control — the weather for example. So you have to learn patience and flexibility. There are plenty of things you can control, however, so you have to learn your craft and learn discipline.”

Clinton M. Black II

S & D Coffee

S & D Coffee

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This new warehouse and roaster building includes a combined total of 72,000 SF. The warehouse consisted of a pre-engineered building, while the roaster building was made of structural steel and contained a pre-engineered skin.

“This was a pre-engineered building. Everyone worked well together and the bottom line was a happy customer.”

Emmitt Black

“Our experience with pre-engineered buildings really helped us meet this particular client’s expectations — on time and on budget.”

Clinton M. Black II

Oiles America Corporation

Oiles America Corporation

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With an exterior that consists of storefront glass and brick veneer and an interior that features both office and manufacturing uses, the recently completed 32,129 square-foot addition provides much needed space for the rapidly growing Oiles America Corporation. Oiles America, a worldwide supplier to the automotive industry, has undergone two expansions, increasing its Concord facility to 77,687 square feet.

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Nasco Supply

Nasco Supply

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This 120,000 SF pre-engineered warehouse was constructed to be used as a distribution facility that would need high-pile stacking. The warehouse features an extra reinforced concrete slab, ESFR sprinkler system, gas air-rotation HVAC and high bay lighting.

Emmitt Black

“We understood how this project needed to go and we simply did it without fanfare.”

Clinton M. Black II

Juba Aluminum Products

Juba Aluminum Products

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This 38,000 SF corporate headquarters and warehouse consists of structural steel, composite metal wall panels and custom curtainwall. The facility features office space and a manufacturing area, along with additional flex space for future leasing.

“We sought out a contractor who conducted their business with the highest integrity, one who knew the full meaning of partnership and team work. We are pleased to announce that CM Black Construction Company met and exceeded all of our expectations of a first class general contractor.”

We were particularly pleased that the principals of the company gave very close personal attention to our project. The project was on time and within the original budget. We would recommend them to any owner and/or developer in the industry. What a great organization!

John Juba
President
Juba Aluminum Products Co., Inc.

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Harrisburg Fire Department

Harrisburg Fire Department

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This office building is utilized by both Harrisburg Fire Dept. personnel and Harrisburg Sheriff Dept. personnel. The 3,700 square-foot building is a single story, metal stud with brick veneer structure that includes offices for the Fire Chief and Sheriff. It also includes a training room for training purposes.

NorthEast Medical Center – Parking Deck

NorthEast Medical Center – Parking Deck

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The 800-car employee parking deck is located on the hospital’s main campus. The parking deck is constructed of precast concrete with ornamental brick accents. Additional components such as the stair towers and elevator cores have exterior fenestration and covered roofing elements.

Why Sustainable Buildings are the Future

Cabarrus County Deputy Manager Mike Downs discusses why his county is utilizing sustainable buildings, and how CM Black helped them in that process in the construction of the Board of Elections building in downtown Concord, which was completed in August 2011. That project was completed on time and under budget, and gave the city the first of many expected sustainable buildings for the future.

To learn more about CM Black’s efforts in LEED certified construction, please click here.

Progressive Baptist Church

Progressive Baptist Church

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This 6,600-square-foot Fellowship Hall addition consists of a wood framed structure with exterior masonry veneer and an aluminum storefront entrance with windows. Housed in the traditionally-designed space are classrooms, offices, a kitchen area and new fellowship hall.

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First Assembly of God – Albemarle, NC

First Assembly of God – Albemarle, NC

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The new 654-seat sanctuary features a choir platform, baptistery, bridal room and a custom-built cross. Other touches include a state-of-the-art audio and video set up and dramatic stained glass windows.

The exterior of the 12,000-square-foot building consists of accent panels and brick veneer.

 

 

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Cabarrus Dance Academy

Cabarrus Dance Academy

DSC_0126This project is an approximately 9,000-square-foot pre-engineered building with a brick façade, EIFS accents, and aluminum storefront windows. A 4,500-sq-ft area will house The Cabarrus Dance Academy. The Cabarrus Dance Academy has a tile vestibule, carpeted waiting area, two dance studios and a multi-purpose room with a cush II maple flooring system and floor to ceiling mirrors, a dressing room, a teacher’s lounge, and a retail dance store. The remainder of the 4,500-sq-ft building is divided into three shell retail spaces for upfit by future tenants.

Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club

Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club

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This Boys & Girls Club’s facility consists of a 48,529 SF two-story building. The main level consists of approximately 32,123 SF and the upper level will consist of approximately 16,406 SF. The main components of the building are: main and practice gymnasiums, a kitchen/concessions area, toilets and showers, office area and various multi-purpose rooms and classrooms. The facility is composed of steel and masonry.

Boy Scouts of America Camp – John J. Barnhardt Pool Facility

Boy Scouts of America Camp – John J. Barnhardt Pool Facility

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A new swimming pool and pool house was built for the Boy Scouts of America at Camp John J. Barnhardt in New London, NC. The new swimming pool, which is 3,128 SF with a capacity of 113,000 gallons features reinforced concrete construction and was built by Paddock Pools of Rock Hill, SC.

The new pool house includes 3,040 SF of heated space with an additional 1,368 SF under roof to be used for outdoor instruction and training. The pool house construction consists of reinforced masonry walls with an engineered roof truss system. The facility includes a total of (18) toilets / urinals and (18) private showers including two private special needs dressing areas. Shower areas provide separate spaces to accommodate both male and female swimmers.

Exterior finishes include split face masonry with pre-finished vinyl boxing and architectural roof shingles. Interior walls, floors and ceilings have epoxy coatings.

Precision Eye Center

Precision Eye Center

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This 2,700 SF eye clinic consists of a structural steel main structure with metal stud wall construction for interior and exterior walls.

The exterior finish is composed of synthetic stucco (EIFS) with white storefront window components. The interior consists of three examination rooms with additional testing and laboratory rooms for preparing eye care products for clients.

Coltrane Life Center

Coltrane Life Center

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The Coltrane Life Center is a 10,600 SF adult care facility specializing in the daytime care needs of older adults. Building construction consists of traditional wood-frame methods with structural metal wall studs. The building’s exterior features extended overhangs and exposed rafters, providing both architectural appeal and covered outdoor activity spaces. Two secure courtyard areas provide additional areas for gardening and other activities for participants. The building’s exterior finishes include cedar shakes and board and batten siding with masonry veneer accents.Interior features of the facility include a full-service commercial kitchen, staff offices, therapy and treatment rooms, a beauty salon and areas for daytime programming.

“Having this facility is just like heaven. I can’t say enough positive things about CM Black Construction. Working with CM Black and our construction supervisor,Jennings Koontz, was wonderful. They were all so cooperative and would do anything I asked of them — even at 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. CM Black made the entire construction process a great experience.”

Susan Caudle
Executive Director
Coltrane Life Center