Queens University of Charlotte
Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation

Project Location

Charlotte, NC


Concrete Scope, Concrete Services


Concrete Services, Sustainability

Square Footage


Schedule Duration

17 months


  • 2013 ABC of the Carolinas Excellence in Construction, Merit Award

Queens University of Charlotte Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation


  • Concrete services for a three-story, Georgian-style building with an indoor running track, three full-size basketball courts, locker rooms, and a 120-foot, eight-lane swimming pool


  • Lowered foundations for perimeter cast-in-place walls, due to the pool’s close proximity to the exterior wall

  • Site restrictions necessitated shoring basement excavation with a steel H-pile/timber lagging system

  • More than 2,500 yards of concrete placed for the footings and foundation alone

  • Foundation walls engineered and formed as single-sided walls against the shoring system, with heights varying from 22 to 30 feet. Each section placed as a single lift

  • 4,700 cubic yards of concrete, 190 tons of rebar, 175,000 square feet of welded wire fabric reinforcing, 35,000 square feet of vertical cast-in-place wall formwork, and 86,000 square feet of composite slab-on-metal decking


  • Unique challenges, including coordinating construction activities around a 230-foot long and 38-foot tall (in some locations) foundation wall, and footing shared with an adjacent team constructing a seven-story parking deck and residence hall

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