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Hood Construction Receives CAGC Construction Excellence AwardFeb 27, 2018

Hood Construction Receives CAGC Construction Excellence Award

Hood Construction was the proud recipient of the prestigious Construction Excellence Award this month at the Carolinas AGC annual convention and awards ceremony, held in Boca Raton, Florida. The Carolinas chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America introduced the Construction Excellence Award in 2017 to recognize projects of distinction completed in South and North Carolina during the past twelve months. The winners are selected by a panel of CAGC member representatives, who awarded the projects of merit based on their unique challenges, special values, project management, budget and schedule, and safety performance. This year, Hood Construction was among six firms awarded this honor, for their highly successful Construction Management performance on the Barnes Center project at Clemson University.

Completed in early 2017, the Barnes Center is a historic adaptive re-use of a 4,000 SF, circa 1904 structure on the campus of Clemson University. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, the “sheep barn” as it was known, is the oldest structure of an agricultural purpose on Clemson’s campus. The complexity of this project, located centrally on an active student campus and of a sensitive historic nature, required strong project and pre-construction leadership by Hood’s project team, lead by Hood Senior Project Manager, Charles Stuart.

Key points of focus on this important project, named for Clemson alumnus and Clemson Medallion recipient, Frank S. Barnes, Jr., included retaining the overall barn-rustic aesthetic to honor the history of the structure, the preservation and restoration of as much of the existing exterior siding, posts and interior columns, and original posts as possible, the refurbishment of the original windows, installation of an all-new standing seam metal roof to match the original, and the addition of insulation and new lighting to better suit the building in its new life as an event and activity center. Every piece of material that was installed on the project was done so intentionally with the goal of enhancing the existing structure which required continuous coordination and oversight. The result is a one-of-a-kind, social destination, on the campus of one of South Carolina’s major universities, in a building now equipped to stand for another hundred years.

The Barnes Center at Clemson University - before and after
The Barnes Center before construction, left, and after, at right.

Charles Stuart Named Columbia’s Best & Brightest 35 and UnderSep 18, 2017

Charles Stuart Named Columbia’s Best & Brightest 35 and Under

Hood Construction Company is pleased to congratulate Charles Stuart, LEED AP, Hood Senior Project Manager, as being named one of Columbia’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under Class of 2017. The honor, released annually by Columbia Business Monthly, is described as a list of the Midlands’, “…Powerful business leaders under 35 who have excelled professionally and in their communities.”

To be named to a list of individuals believed to have “Accomplished great things in their company, their industry, and in their community” is an honor for Stuart, who has been with Hood Construction for five years. Charles possesses a passion and focus on the training and awareness of the next generation of construction professionals. As part of this, he has volunteered to speak to Construction Science Management classes at Clemson University, facilitates tours of job sites for young people interested in construction, and serves on Clemson’s Industry Advisory Board. An avid outdoorsman, Charles also serves as a committee member with the Columbia Chapter of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation Association. In this role, he has worked to help elevate the local chapter from below average production, to the top producing chapter in the state for the past two years. Charles has also worked with Habitat for Humanity, serving as a volunteer on ten different residential construction projects for families throughout the state.

Charles has produced numerous successful client projects throughout the Midlands, and the state. Recent projects include the historic Barnes Student Activity Center at Clemson University, two new facilities for Goodwill of the Midlands/Upstate SC, Bottles Beverage Superstore, Gray Collegiate Academy, McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation at SCRA, Palmetto Health Ballentine, Inbra Industries in Orangeburg, and the City of Sumter’s new Municipal Complex (currently under construction).

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