Construction Monitoring | Redevelopment Project

Construction Monitoring Redevelopment Project

Chicora Life Center

The Challenge

HVAC Draw Inspections were ordered by the lender. This former Charleston Navy Hospital was vacant for years and its redevelopment and conversion to a mixed-use facility was well underway when CBC recently visited the redevelopment site. With nearly 3 million dollars at stake, the project required a professional oversight team. Mr. Greg Trotter conducted the inspections for interior finishes and HVAC systems for the 1st, 2nd, and 8th floors of the old hospital building.

The Solution

A report entitled, “HVAC Draw Inspection #4” concluded that the 400,000 square foot building needed additional work and daily management on each floor of the building. A leaking roof had caused some water damage, resulting in mold and damage to new construction materials below. Other issues, including lead based paint were reported, providing valuable information for the lender during this major renovation project.

  • Percentage of Commercial Buildings Inspected with Leaky Roof Systems, Water Damage, and/or Mold 85%


CBC recommended changes to the HVAC rooftop systems to conform with universal building code.

It was recommended that the elevator cabs be replaced.

Fire alarm systems were antiquated. CBC recommended updating the systems.

Penthouse water leak discovered by Commercial Building Consultants during walk through.


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