Historic Fireproof Building Renovation – New South Carolina Historical Society Museum

Transworld, Inc. Electrical Contractors worked alongside Richard Marks Construction on renovating the historic Fireproof Building at 100 Meeting Street, Downtown Charleston into the new South Carolina Historical Society Museum. This $6.8 million dollar renovation has already been named one of “The 15 Most Noteworthy Museums Opening This Year” by Architectural Digest.

The Fireproof Building is a unique project because every step in the construction process required extensive preplanning and numerous meeting with the architect, general contractor, owner, electrical engineer and sub-contractors.  The Fireproof Building primarily consists of solid masonry and the ceiling and walls are all two to five feet thick. This required our electricians to cut through the walls or use specialized techniques to install the electrical system, fire alarm, data/voice and security camera systems. A typical building of this size uses 5,000 linear feet of conduit but the Fireproof Building required over 15,000 linear feet of conduit due to its complexity. The solid construction also required our electricians to get resourceful with installing electrical equipment. For example, we installed an 800 amp panel board with only 1.5 inches to spare. It is important that everything is installed correctly and exceeds the owner’s expectations the first time because nothing can be changed once the walls and ceilings are finished.

The South Carolina Historic Society announced that the new South Carolina Historical Society Museum will open on September 21, 2018. The museum will showcase 300+ years of South Carolina history through the artifacts, personal treasures and hand-written accounts of those who actually experience it. Learn more here.

By |2019-08-27T05:59:36+00:00July 10th, 2018|Company News|Comments Off on Historic Fireproof Building Renovation – New South Carolina Historical Society Museum
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