August 5, 2015
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, one of the premier providers of rehabilitation services in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has just unveiled a unique facility which allows it to offer medical rehabilitation services under the same roof as a world-class sports training facility.
Charlotte-based A M King worked with both Wake Forest and D1 Sports Training to create a building that combines 6,000 square feet of medical office space with 41,000 square feet of sports training space that includes a turf field, basketball court, weight room, and locker room and shower facilities.
“There are few other facilities like this in our area, and few in the country,” A M King Project Manager George Lehnerer said. “While A M King worked on another D1 facility combining medical office space and training areas last year, this project was completely unique in its design and scope. We started with an abandoned steel structure on the building site and called on our in-house architectural team to determine how much of the structure could be preserved to achieve the desired result.”
Reusing the steel structure itself reduced both cost and environmental waste. The building’s components, however, were beyond repair; the new facility includes new framing, finishes, and electrical, sanitary and mechanical systems. Zoned mechanical systems provide energy efficiency in the gym and field areas, and hot water boilers for therapy tubs also reduce energy usage. Insulation in the walls and roof exceed industry standards, and recycled rubber flooring with give athletic areas a longer useful life.
“Challenges in this project included a very wet Spring which delayed the enclosure of the building,” Lehnerer said. “That and hauling away old building components which could not be used again presented obstacles we don’t see on every project.”Despite those challenges, A M King completed design and construction of the facility in less than seven months. Design started in December 2014. Both tenants took occupancy of the new facility by early July 2015.
The Relationship Continues to Build with Stevenson Automotive Group
July 14, 2015
North Carolina’s Stevenson Automotive Group now has a new location to sell and service automobiles in Swansboro, North Carolina. Stevenson called on Charlotte-based A M King to design and build its new Chevrolet dealership in the coastal community.
“A M King has a successful track record with Stevenson Automotive Group,” A M King Vice President Dan Crist said. “We built the group’s Toyota dealership in 2013. Stevenson trusts A M King to deliver facilities of the highest quality within budget and on schedule, regardless of what obstacles threaten to stand in our way.”
Obstacles on this project included the need to bring in structural fill to support the building and parking areas; to create wetland areas to handle stormwater; and to have the flexibility and determination stay on schedule despite 30 inches of rain in just 45 days at the site.
The finished facility includes a 30,000-square-foot showroom and service area, and a 5000-square-foot automotive detail area. It utilizes conventional concrete footings, structural steel and load-bearing masonry walls. The building’s exterior is stucco and aluminum composite panels with clear anodized aluminum storefront framing with 1-inch insulated glass. A white TPO roof provides substantial cost and energy savings. The showroom and restrooms have hard tile flooring, while office spaces are carpeted and service bays feature polished concrete floors.
A M King Superintendent Mark Hunter says that some of the dealership’s most forward-thinking features are not its most evident. “The dealership includes a water reclamation system that allows the vehicle detail building to use recycled water,” Hunter explained. “And waste oil from the service area is used by the building’s clean-burning heating system.”
A M King completed design in June 2014. Construction work started in July 2014 and took approximately 10 months.
awarded in June 2015.
Charlotte, NC —
A M King employees and many of their friends came together over 24 hours in July to form one of the largest cycling teams in this year’s 24 Hours of Booty event. From 7 p.m. on July 24 until 7 p.m. on July 25, the riders together logged more than 400 miles of cycling on Charlotte’s “Booty Loop,” a 3-mile route through the heart of the Myers Park neighborhood, located just blocks from A M King’s Charlotte headquarters.
Each of the more than 1,200 riders involved in the event was required to donate themselves or receive sponsorships of at least $400 to support organizations dedicated to cancer research and assisting cancer patients fighting the disease. This year’s beneficiaries included the Levine Cancer Institute, the LiveSTRONG Foundation, the Keep Pounding Foundation, WindRiver Cancer Wellness Retreats and the Brain Tumor Fund of the Carolinas.A M King sponsored a total of 10 riders, and many riders raised other donations on their own, bringing the total contribution of the A M King team to $7,585.