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« Institutional | CAROTHERS CONSTRUCTION INC. – SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND SOUTH HEADQUARTERS The new SOCSOUTH headquarters will cover more than 120,000 square feet. Built to Last CAROTHERS IS BUILDING THE NEW SOCSOUTH HEADQUARTERS TO SURVIVE HURRICANES. BY ALAN DORICH W hen building a structure for a specific market, it is best to have experience. After 57 years, Carothers Construction Inc. has gained the necessary experience with government construction after completing a wide variety of projects, Vice President Scott Murphy says. “This is what we do every day,” he declares. Carothers is applying that experience to its Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) Headquarters project at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida. Murphy explains that the project consists of a three-story building that will cover approximately 120,000 square feet. The headquarters, he explains, must be finished by October and will allow the staff to communicate with other special operations and 132 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 command center employees. “We’re putting all that infrastructure in place,” Murphy says. Additionally, Carothers is building the headquarters with replacements for its operations. “If it takes a 5,000-kilowatt generator to run the building, we’ve got two of them in case one fails,” he says. “There are two paths for everything.” Ready for Disaster After the recent hurricane disasters, the SOCSOUTH headquarters is taking precautions in its construction. The building, Murphy notes, is designed to survive 195 mph winds and or a Category 5 hurricane. The exterior facade of the building also is made entirely of tilt-wall concrete. Additionally, while most buildings have their main systems on the first floor, the SOCSOUTH headquarters instead will have them on the second level, which allows for the first floor to be flooded in the event of a storm surge. Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters • Project budget: Approximately $40 million • Location: Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. • Employees: More than 100 • Scope: New three-story, 120,000square-foot building http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
Last Look

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