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Coastal Cancer Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The center provides people with cancer and blood disorders the most current advances in treatment close to the support and convenience of home. When the center decided it wanted to more than double the size of its facility from 15,000 square feet to 34,000, it wished to minimize as much as possible any disruption to the service it gave its existing patients.

The Myrtle Beach facility is one of five outpatient locations offering comprehensive care including chemotherapy administration, diagnostic testing and laboratory services. The addition and renovation added a PET-CT scanner, CT scan and 797 Clean Room.

Mashburn Construction was the general contractor while The Graham Group created the redesign. Mashburn and the Graham Group partnered to provide preconstruction consulting and input on cost saving ideas while still planning for a building that would deliver many years of service. Critical was keeping the center in operation during construction, which included plans for temporary walls and infection barriers, and removing and replacing the entire roof.

The Graham Group and Mashburn chose an Englert Series 2000 standing seam metal roof to replace an old shingle roof and to cover the new addition. Spann Sheet Metal & Roofing installed 24,000 square feet of 24-gauge, 14-inch-wide burgundy panels, which included 13,300 square feet for the addition and 11,600 square feet for the existing roof. Metal was chosen knowing it would meet needs for longevity and the requirement to keep the building open to deliver services while the roofs were being installed.

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General contractor: Mashburn Construction, Charleston, S.C.

Architect: The Graham Group, Pauley's Island, S.C.

Installer: Spann Sheet Metal & Roofing, Conway, S.C.

Metal roof panels: Englert Inc., Perth Amboy, N.J., www.englertinc.com