Founded in 1974, InVue Security is a global leader in developing innovative products that focus on preventing retail theft for today’s newest technology. These security devices protect merchandise on display in retail stores in the video, music, wearable technology, and personal device industries. InVue more than doubles its footprint in the Charlotte, NC area with this corporate headquarters campus. The campus houses a research and development lab, product testing lab, quality control operations center, main IT hub, and data center for their worldwide operations. The corporate headquarters features a striking building with three floors above grade and a below-grade basement. The basement level is constructed of cast-in-place concrete, creating the foundation for the three floors above which are comprised of structural steel with exposed steel brace framing. Substantial masonry work and glass curtain wall make up the building’s exterior façade. Two elevators service the central core of the building. Sitework includes ample parking for InVue’s employees and visitors.
Atlantic Packaging, a leader in packaging materials, equipment, engineering and technical resources, receives a 68,000-SF interior renovation in their Charlotte, NC office. The existing lobby and office space are demolished to create the new building entrance to the Packaging Solutions Center. The old manufacturing area is gutted to allow for the construction of the Packaging Solutions Center which showcases Atlantic Packaging’s products, equipment, and packaging engineering capabilities to potential and existing clients. This new area incorporates concrete polished floors, butt glazed storefront system, plus an underground ductal power supply and compressed air system to feed each piece of robotic equipment on display. The renovated lobby boasts wood slat cloud system ceilings and a built-in 1,000-gallon salt water aquarium.
A vacant 1960s-era facility is demolished to make way for a 99,916-SF building featuring a full-service Bank of North Carolina branch and Class A office space for various tenants. A fusion of traditional materials and contemporary lines, 3515 Glenwood Avenue blends seamlessly into the well-traveled Glenwood Avenue. Choate completes the core and shell of the four-story building as well as the main lobby space. Foundation walls with a structural steel frame plus a mechanical rooftop unit form the building. Masonry with precast concrete accents and curtain wall glazing systems adorn the exterior of the building. Designed to LEED Certification, 3515 Glenwood Avenue doubles the existing site density without increasing impervious area. The structure sits atop 25,000 SF of parking, allowing ample space for building tenants and Bank of North Carolina customers alike.
Niagara Bottling launches a multi-regional expansion across the country in a continuing endeavor to produce high quality bottled water at affordable prices, all while leading the industry in environmental sustainability. As the largest private label water supplier in the U.S., Niagara carries more than 50 years of experience in advanced bottling technology. The family-owned and operated company has 19 facilities nationwide. Each remains operational 365 days a year, 24 hours a day for continuous production and shipping.
The vertically integrated bottling company incorporates a high-speed manufacturing line and cutting-edge bottling technology to manage every aspect of its bottle production. The company carries the highest quality certifications in the industry, with state-of-the art purification, filtration and disinfection systems.
Choate Construction has partnered with Niagara on their last seven facilities:
Mooresville, North Carolina
Missouri City, Texas
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
This New York-based distributor of metal working and industrial supplies co-locates its corporate headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina. The office building sits on a 14.7-acre site within Childress Klein Properties’ Harbour Place development.
The six-story building serves as the company’s Customer Service Center and is constructed of structural steel and precast exterior while traditional curtainwall wraps the building. Corporate offices occupy the fifth floor with open office space on the second, third and fourth floors, which accommodate technology, human resources, marketing, and product management employees. A full-service kitchen, dining area, and lounge are provided in addition to an amphitheater, for education and training, on the first floor.
The lobby greets visitors with high-end finishes such as extensive granite and rich millwork, materials also used throughout the sixth floor lobby. Green Globe design parameters are utilized to ensure thoughtful sustainability practices. Site work includes 12-acres of grading and storm sewer installation. This area includes surface parking spaces and an outdoor patio, fountain, and bocce court.
Choate Construction completes the project with a highly accelerated schedule, utilizing fast-track phasing was employed to allow the tenants to occupy the building within 12 months of the commencement of design.
Located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, Marsico Hall is the University’s premiere research facility, bringing together both UNC’s School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine. This glassy 343,000-SF facility was designed and constructed to LEED Silver standards with sustainable features that include water harvesting, alternate fuel refueling stations, innovative waste water technologies, daylight harvesting, and a 28% energy savings over baseline comparisons. With an average of 932 daily users, the facility’s sustainable features will provide a positive environmental impact for UNC’s campus and the Town of Chapel Hill throughout the life of the facility.
Both preconstruction and construction services for this $163 million project were performed by Choate Construction. At its completion in 2014, the project marked the largest Construction Manager At-Risk project ever completed in the State of North Carolina.
Choate Construction’s renovation to Family Dollar’s corporate headquarters dramatically transforms the drab, 1970s era existing facility into a modern, bright place to work. Total renovations consist of 90,000-SF of occupied office space, the construction of a 23,427-SF vendor merchandising facility, new truck entrance and parking area, new entrance, replacement of skylights, and the reconfiguration of the parking lot with new hardscape and landscape. Also included is the construction of an onsite sample store with a tilt-up exterior and a glass storefront entrance. The sample store consists of 7,832 SF of office space and 15,595 SF of warehouse space.The new office area consists of the demolition of the current area back to the core shell with plans to recycle all carpet, ceiling tile, metal and concrete materials. Five phases of construction allows continuous use of the building during construction. Each phase involves all new electrical wiring along with outlets, switches and fixtures, new VAV boxes and duct work, updated sprinkler lines, new walls, ceiling tiles, carpet squares, doors and glazing. The installation of a new entrance and lobby tower replaces the original front pre-cast panels. Insulated glass panels replace the entire glass skylight system to weatherproof the space and make the system energy efficient.
Sitting on the quiet shores of Lake Mary Nell in Elon, North Carolina, Elon University’s innovative Global Village transforms the residential experience for undergraduate on-campus living. With five residence halls containing 600 total beds plus the unique Global Amenities building, the Village fosters a community that allows living and learning to become synonymous.
Choate Construction delivers the project in two distinct phases, encompassing the construction of five residence halls and one amenities building. Phase one initiated the construction and delivery of the first two residence halls, while the second phase delivered the remaining three residence halls and the Village’s Global Amenities building a large, multi-use facility located in the center of the complex. With cross-channel collaboration in mind, Global Village offers students the option to live in several language learning communities, including La Casa de Espanol, La Masion Francaise, Japanese House, La Casa Italiana, and Deutsches Haus.
Designed and constructed to provide the ultimate in student comfort and convenience, the interior of the residence halls includes a combination of single and dual occupancy rooms with adjoining bathrooms, spacious common areas, hall kitchens, and classrooms. The Global Amenities Building contains the Isabella Cannon International Centre as well as faculty offices, ample study rooms, a grand ballroom, and other large gathering spaces. Construction on the project included shallow foundations, load-bearing metal stud framed structure, cast-in-place elevated concrete slabs, light gauge roof trusses, shingle roofs, and brick facades.
Choate Construction has delivered numerous projects with home goods retailer Crate & Barrel including over 500,000 SF in distribution centers, 172,000 SF distribution center expansion, and 42,000 SF of retail space.
With 90 designer and name-brand stores, this retail factory outlet mall represents a unique joint venture between Tanger Outlets and Simon Outlets. Choate Construction delivered the 450,483 SF outlet mall which contains nine separate buildings, a food court with multiple restaurants, extensive hardscapes, and fountains. Located on 42 acres, each of the nine buildings are connected by a covered gallery steel roof structure to provide shelter in the open-air mall.
The building shell construction consists of precast panels and steel framing. The facades are a mix of stud framing, storefront, EIFS, and stone. The project also includes public road construction and substantial offsite improvements to adjacent roads, intersections, and highway ramps.