FULLER HAPPENINGS

Restored Neville Hall Opens at Presbyterian College

October 30, 2017

Photos by Craig Gaulden Davis

With the fall season came the opening of Neville Hall at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Neville Hall, with its Georgian Revival style architecture standing on the highest ground of the campus, has served as the center of the college since 1907.

Over the past two years, Fuller Group’s structural engineers have teamed up with the talented crew at Craig Gaulden Davis to restore the historic building. Reframing upper floors, adding an expansion named the Cornelson Center, and engineering the reopening of the original rotunda were a few of Fuller’s most exciting tasks on this project.

Presbyterian College hosted a tour of the renewed building on August 17, and opened the hall officially in October.

Craig Gaulden Davis gives more details of the beautiful details in Neville Hall.

Clemson University Center for Nursing is Topped Out

October 20, 2017

Photo by Brasfield & Gorrie

This month, Brasfield & Gorrie topped out the new Clemson School of Nursing building, which has been in construction since the end of January. The topping out last week marks the completion of the final level of the $31.5 million building.

Clemson University and the Greenville Health System are collaborating to develop the Center for Nursing, Health Innovation and Research. The facility, located in Greenville, SC, will make it possible for Clemson to expand their Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Fuller Group, Inc. provided structural engineering services for the four-story, 78,000-square-foot concrete structure. The project team has included Brasfield & Gorrie, Batson Architects, and Hughes Development Corporation. We are eager to see students start their coursework at the new center in fall 2018.

See more photos and read about the plans for the Center of Nursing from the Greenville Journal.

Local journalist highlights importance of accessibility in new and existing buildings

July 01, 2017

Melinda Young at Upstate Business Journal published a compelling article about the ADA and one of downtown Greenville’s popular hotels, Aloft. In the article she describes how Sandy Hanebrink, executive director of Touch the Future, found that the brand new (at the time) hotel was not ADA-compliant, when Sandy arrived for an ADA training session. Read more here.

Our architects at Fuller Group, Inc. provide premises liability support and ADA compliance surveys. Let us provide accessibility consultation for your new or existing building.

South Carolina Children’s Theatre

June 23, 2017

Fuller Group, Inc. is pleased to provide Structural Engineering services for the recently announced South Carolina Children’s Theatre. The project will break ground in September 2017 for their new multi-million dollar campus that includes a 300-seat theatre, a separate Second Stage space, education classrooms, administrative space, and a spacious lobby.

We have been honored to work with the SC Children’s Theatre on this project, and we look forward to working with their team again, to better our beloved city. The Greenville News has photos and more information here.

Fuller Envelope presents at ASTM Symposium on durability of sealants

June 19, 2017

In mid-June, Fuller Group attended and presented at the ASTM Fifth Symposium on the Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives. The conference was a two-day event held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel located in Toronto, ON. The symposium was well attended by manufacturers, contractors, and consultants and consisted of over 20 presentations discussing the research, performance, and current trends of sealants in the construction industry.

During the symposium, David VanDommelen, AIA, of our Fuller Envelope division, presented a case study on the investigation and role of sealants and spray-foam insulation in the repair of the air barrier for a condominium complex located on the east coast in North Carolina. Look for the paper discussing the case study to be published in 2017 in the ASTM STP: Selected Technical Papers from the symposium. Fuller was grateful to have the opportunity to present at the symposium and thanks ASTM Committee C24 and the Sheraton Centre for organizing and hosting the conference.

Also during the ASTM Committee week in Toronto, Mr. VanDommelen received the Award of Appreciation for his continued support of ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants.

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