New student health center tops out at University of South Carolina


Construction manager Rodgers lifted both a palmetto tree and the traditional evergreen tree to top out the new student health center at the University of South Carolina in a ceremony held on Monday, September 19. Craftworkers joined USC’s administration, staff and guests to celebrate this significant milestone.

Pat Rodgers, president and CEO of Rodgers, welcomed the guests and thanked the craftworkers.  “We thank the craftworkers for their dedication to the safe completion of this project and for their commitment to their craft. To date, we have placed 430 linear feet of perimeter foundation footings – 28,000 square feet of slab – and 320 linear feet of foundation walls totaling just over 588 cubic yards of concrete. There was also 60 tons of rebar and 371 tons of hot rolled steel. All of this work has been performed since the beginning of 2016 with over 22,000 man hours worked.”

“What makes the Student Health Center so special is that this building will serve every member of our Carolina Family. It is a building for all,” said Dr. Pastides, President of the University of South Carolina.

The new 68,000-square-foot health center will house Student Health Services, creating a campus center focused on health and mental well-being. The building will contain a wide range of medical and ancillary services, including clinical services, a laboratory, radiology services, a pharmacy, physical therapy space, eye care services and wellness programming.