FULLER HAPPENINGS

Welcome Josh Caron

February 01, 2019

Our Envelope division is growing! We are pleased to announce that Joshua Caron, P.E. has joined Fuller Group as a Project Engineer.

Josh is a graduate of Clemson University, where he received his BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Structures, as well as his MS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

At Clemson, he researched 3D reconstruction for post-disaster analysis of civil infrastructure, and developed methods of creating 3D models to aid in disaster analysis. Josh has also performed research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN on non-destructive evaluation techniques for reinforced concrete structures at nuclear power facilities.

As an associate with Walter P Moore in Atlanta, GA, Josh’s main areas of practice were parking structure restoration and general structure restoration/renovation.  In both areas, he was involved in every step of the repair process, including the initial condition assessment, field testing, materials testing, cost projection and budgeting assistance, repair design, and construction administration.  Josh has experience offering Capital Asset Management Plans, which project repair and maintenance needs and costs over 10-30 years. This is especially useful for city governments or universities who will own multiple garages for many years.

Josh’s restoration/renovation work primarily includes steel and concrete structures – both under construction and existing. He has unique experience with using non-destructive evaluation techniques to diagnose existing distress or construction defects, analyzing existing structures during change of use, and designing repairs or strengthening solutions.

Some of Josh’s notable projects include structural assessments of the Clemson Memorial Stadium and the Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium. He has also worked on over 50 structural and waterproofing assessments of parking garages.

Josh’s valuable experience has already proven helpful and we are excited to expand our building envelope expertise. Josh and his wife Amanda moved from Atlanta this spring, and are enjoying living in Greenville.

Clemson School of Nursing Building Unveiled

September 01, 2018

Our team is excited to see the opening of the Clemson University Nursing building last month. The facility adjoins the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville, on the Greenville Health System (GHS) Memorial Campus.

GHS and Clemson joined forces for this new building, which is addressing the nursing shortage by expanding the School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program. The freshman enrollment for this program has already increased and is expected to reach a maximum capacity by 2021 (read more from Clemson here).

Working with Brasfield & Gorrie and Batson & Associates, Fuller Group designed the superstructure as a concrete moment frame system with a one-way wide module (skip) joist concrete floor system. The facility design included several structural challenges to resolve. An auditorium on the ground level required the floor slab above to be supported with post-tensioned clear span girders. The connecting link between the Nursing School and the nearby USC School of Medicine was designed to support two stories of classrooms and collaborative space over an existing access road. Finally, due to the presence of fill on the site, Fuller Group designed the building to be supported on deep foundations using auger-cast piles drilled 40’ below ground.

We are celebrating the entire design team’s efforts in this project and we were thrilled to be a part of it.

Joe Barron Golf Classic

April 13, 2018

Fuller Group had the pleasure of supporting Habitat for Humanity yesterday at the 2nd Annual Joe Barron Golf Classic. Our team enjoyed golfing and taking advantage of the sunshine, while sponsoring Habitat Greenville’s fundraiser.

This year’s tournament nearly doubled its revenue from last year and raised $50,000! We are grateful for the opportunity to help make affordable homeownership available to so many Greenville County families.

Fuller Group was one of about ten Greenville companies in the architecture and engineering industry to sponsor. Visit Habitat Greenville to see the great work they’re doing.

'Tis the Season

December 15, 2017

Every year, the Fuller Group office awaits the unveiling of our Christmas cards. This Christmas, our very own Melody Waller cracks us up again with her take on the typical structural engineer!

Wishing you a holiday season full of warmth and cheer, from the Fuller Team!

Roadside Clean-up

December 08, 2017

The cloudy, 47-degree weather didn’t stop the Fuller Envelope team from getting out to Abbeville, SC yesterday. We spent the day picking up litter from about two miles of Nation Road. It was great to have the whole team out there together, including our new structural engineer, Walker.

There wasn’t as much litter as we’ve seen in previous trips. We hope this means the neighborhood is supporting Adopt-a-Highway’s goal of reducing roadside trash, and finding appropriate containers for waste! The Building Envelope team picked up 12 bags of trash on Thursday.

Visit Palmetto Pride's website for information on how you can protect South Carolina from litter.

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