Archive March 2012

CTC Corporate Headquarters

The new CTC corporate headquarters and operations center consists of structural steel with composite metal wall panels, recessed access floors and a partial redundant electrical and HVAC system for full operation during emergency situations.

“This project was great. Most often, I was on site once a day meeting with our superintendent and other subcontractors, making sure that we performed to the satisfaction levels expected.”

Emmitt Black

“The CTC Headquarters is a good example of our work. It’s a very complex building with a multitude of subcontractors working in harmony with each other. It was successful because of our planning, team members and daily management.”

Clinton M. Black II

CM Black Begins Work on Dealership Upgrade

CM Black Begins Work on Dealership Upgrade

CM Black has begun a new project for the Ben Mynatt Buick GMC dealership in Concord, NC. This project (see rendering above) will include an interior renovation as well as an external façade upgrade. The building will have all new interior finishes, and the exterior upgrade will feature custom aluminum composite wall panels to accent and enhance the look of the dealership.

The retrofit will also include the construction of a new car canopy, as well as a freestanding GM tower accenting the front and main entry. The project will also feature new doors at the service bay and other enhancements for the dealership. It is expected to be completed by the spring of 2012.

“We’re excited to begin this project and help Ben Mynatt upgrade their facilities to serve their customers,” said CM Black President Emmitt Black.

Wingate Levine College of Health Sciences Building

The 69,000 square-foot Levine College of Health Sciences facility is comprised of a structural steel frame, metal stud exterior walls, and brick veneer that is accented with pre-cast bands. Its roof is a standing seam metal roof, and the inside includes two laboratories, complete with laboratory casework. The building is targeted to receive Silver LEED certification. The three-story building houses the School of Pharmacy and Physicians Assistant at Wingate, and is one of the landmark achievements in CM Black’s 60-year history.

It also is designed to meet the highest standards in teaching with three 90-seat lecture halls, two 50-seat classrooms, clinical simulations labs, decision simulation labs, a physical assessment lab, a pharmacy practice lab, an iv admixture lab, a fitness center, food service, conference rooms, and a biomedical science library and drug information center.

The building followed strict green building requirements, as CM Black recycled nearly 90 percent of its waste, and 30 percent of its construction was done with recycled materials. The project also cut down on emissions because more than 44 percent of materials were extracted and manufactured locally. The project also had more than 83 percent of its wood FSC-certified, and also substantially enhanced its indoor air quality through specified HVAC safeguards and tactics.

“Dr. Craig Boyer told me he has personally been in 110 of the 115 pharmacy schools in America, and this building is the finest he has ever seen,” Wingate University President Jerry McGee said at the ribbon cutting for the facility. “I agree with Dr. Boyer.”

Video: College of Health Sciences Building Is Star Attraction

The Levine College of Health Sciences Building opened in August, and the 69,000 square foot building is already earning rave reviews.

The building is the centerpiece to the expanding School of Pharmacy at Wingate University, and was completed on time, and under budget.

The building includes three 90-seat lecture halls, two 50-seat classrooms, clinical simulations labs, decision simulation labs, a physical assessment lab, a pharmacy practice lab, an IV admixture lab, a fitness center, food service, conference rooms, and a biomedical science library and drug information center.

The grand opening of the building was covered by local news organizations including the Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte Observer and WBTV.

Dr. Robert Supernaw, the dean of the School of Pharmacy at Wingate, said the building will establish Wingate as a leading institution for pharmacy students, and will make a significant impact for the university. Dr. Supernaw and Dr. Jerry McGree, the president of the university, recently talked about the building and its impact in the video above.