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Mark Anthony Brewing

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements.

$400 million, 1.3 million square feet, state-of-the-art production facility built in record speed-to-market within one year. Twenty-seven miles of stainless steel piping, 33 miles of steel roof framing and racks, 56 stainless steel tanks, 126,000 tons of concrete, and more than 600 people on the site at peak construction during the height of COVID. Within three months and 100,000 work hours, the facility's exterior walls were erected.

What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project?

The schedule was the primary obstacle. Design and construction were being performed at the same time. While panel design appeared complete, each panel was identified with a color coded system as to whether it was released for construction. RED = Do not construction, changes pending. YELLOW = Panel forming and rebar may commence, do not pour as potentially minor modifications may occur. GREEN = Panel is fully approved for construction.

Communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project.

The schedule required openings and penetrations to be designed into panels for piping systems before the design of piping system was complete. This required development of zones which could accommodate penetrations without additional reinforcing. Any penetration outside of the zone required review and approval by the engineer.

What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment?

The facility was part of a record-setting $638.7 million in economic investment the county attracted in 2020, followed in 2021 by $359.6 million, the second-highest amount on record. Mark Anthony Brewing's $490 million total investment included $10 billion in a system that captures and reprocesses all carbon dioxide created at the plant into carbonation for its beverages, $15 million in an advanced wastewater treatment system and $4 million in landscaping that includes more than 200 newly planted trees and a 29-acre employee park.

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Project Location

Columbia, SC 29209
United States

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
Concrete Strategies, Inc.
Forum Studio
Sam Fentress
Concrete Strategies

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Manufacturing Plant
Paint (Textured)
Sandwich Panel (Composite)
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
366 panels
Total Floor Area:
1,300,000 sq ft (120,770 sq m)
Project Footprint:
1,279,682 sq ft (118,882 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
49 ft 2 in (14.99 m)
Widest Panel:
32 ft 6 in (9.91 m)
Heaviest Panel:
182,000 lbs (82,554 kg)