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Kingston Plantation Brew House

Summarize the project's program, features, and achievements: The Kingston Plantation Brewhouse is a new addition to the Embassy Suites Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC, totaling 14,320 sq ft. The Brewhouse serves as a restaurant and event space for the resort, with a wood-fired pizza station, bar, and kitchen catering to the neighboring resort pool on the 7,160 sq ft first floor. The second floor boasts a 360-occupant event hall with three 16-foot wide overhead doors that can be opened to extend the event space onto a 1,700 sq ft balcony. Designed to withstand harsh winds and the salt spray environment along the oceanfront, the building features a Tilt-Up panel exterior clad with stainless steel accents, Kynar-finished aluminum canopies and railings. Nearly 12,000 sq ft of fluted formliner is cast into the building's exterior panel area. One is oriented vertically and with a tighter spacing, and the other horizontally with 6” spacing. Combating the corrosive elements not only made Tilt-Up construction a great option for the exterior walls but also impacted designs such as the balcony. Cast as an elevated slab, the balcony features an 8 ½” thick leading edge, supported on 19’H, 11 ¼” thick Tilt-Up panels. This edge slopes up to 11” thick where connected to the main 9 ¼” thick building panels by embedded hooked rebar couplers. Working together, the Architectural and Structural teams used a mixture of coped wide flange roof beams and HSS outriggers to coordinate the exposed roof structure and 217 linear feet of overhang that borders the event space. The overhang extends to 6’-6” along the ocean-facing side, adding emphasis to the building’s shed-style roof. Constructing the Brewhouse had its challenges. Its location within an active resort required limiting working hours and increasing safety measures due to resort onlookers. The relatively small casting area on the building slab was reduced even further due to the recessed slabs required for the kitchen’s freezers and coolers. Sharp grade dropoffs and retaining walls along the backside, and a major change in phasing the neighboring pools early required a replanning of temporary casting bed locations and erection sequencing. Overall, the Kingston Plantation Brewhouse is an impressive addition to the Embassy Suites Resort. With its durable and functional design, it is sure to provide an enjoyable dining and event experience for guests while withstanding the harsh coastal environment. The construction team overcame various challenges during the project's construction, and their efforts have resulted in a stunning and well-executed building.

What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project? Limited Site & Casting Area, Grade changes, Recess Slab portions, Highly corrosive oceanfront location, Covid delays

Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project. ? HSS Outriggers connected at the top of Tilt-Up panels, Hooked Rebar Couplers to connect Balcony to Main Structure

What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment? Prove that Tilt-Up is a viable and great option along the oceanfront properties, even with limited sites.

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Project Location

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
United States


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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
Citadel Contractors, Inc.
Benton Henry

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Restaurants / Bars
Building Types:
Concrete (Raw/Sealed)
Paint (Flat)
Cantilevered Panels
Post Applied (Interior)
Number of Floors:
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
14,697 sq ft (1,365 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
14,320 sq ft (1,330 sq m)
Project Footprint:
7,160 sq ft (665 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
39 ft 3 in (11.96 m)
Widest Panel:
29 ft 0 in (8.84 m)
Largest Panel:
777 sq ft (72.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
73,391 lbs (33,290 kg)
Tallest Cantilever:
25 ft 4 in (7.72 m)
Longest Spandrel:
5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)