Proj Overview

The new Embassy Suites Hotel located at 100 Ferry Wharf Road in Mt. Pleasant, SC, features 158-rooms overlooking the Charleston Harbor. This beautiful property features outdoor pool, restaurant, meeting/reception space and a fitness center. Just steps away from this hotel offers great views of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Early in the design the owner/Architect knew precast hollow-core panels would be a perfect choice.

Hollow core plank was specified for the structure for the 2nd - 7th floor and roof. Hollow core plank provided an efficient structural system that could help accelerate the construction schedule. The hollow core plank was a perfect solution for a quick installation with limited space required. The hollow core was picked directly from the delivery trucks and immediately placed on the structure.

An alternate for precast stairs & precast balconies was offered during the bid stage. CPI realized the benefits of having three sets of stairs immediately available as each floor was set in place, along with the advantage of having the balconies precast in our facility and erected with each floor in lieu of forming and pouring in place separately.


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Project Team

Architect: Rabun Rasche Rector Reece Architects

Engineer: M2 Structural

Contractor: CPI-Construction Professionals, Inc.

Owner: Bennett Hospitality

Precaster: Coreslab Structures (ATLANTA)

Precast Specialty Engineer: Coreslab Structures (ATLANTA)

PCI Certified Erector: Coreslab Structures (ATLANTA)

Key Project Attributes

  • Each hollow core floor was erected in two week per floor.
  • Minimal area needed for erecting – only access for delivery truck necessary.
  • Production and erection not affected by adverse weather events.

Project/Precast Scope

  • 91,120 S/F
  • 900 pieces of 8” hollow core plank
  • 37 Precast balcony slabs
  • Precast stairs and landing for the 3 stair wells.
  • Floors 2 through 7 and Roof