Skanska, in a joint venture with Trident Construction, is serving as the construction manager for the $142 million renovation of Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC. The project is historic because it is one of the largest capital projects ever undertaken by the City of
Charleston. It is also historic because Skanska Trident awarded Charleston’s largest ever contract to an African American-owned company: Horus Construction Company. As Black History Month was drawing to a close, a media conference was held to announce the award. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. acknowledged the significance of Horus’ participation and noted that the City has a rich history of masonry work performed by African Americans in the construction and preservation of the City. Horus’ contract includes masonry, drywall and plastering, and is valued at approximately $13.4 million. They will be responsible for installing 260,000-SF of brick, 716,000-SF of dry wall and 57,000-SF of dry wall ceiling. Horus has worked with Skanska on multiple projects throughout the Southeast, including the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh and the UNC Hospital Hillsborough Campus. Construction on Gaillard Center is expected to begin this spring and be complete by the end of 2014.
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