CFA Awards

Briar Creek Golf Club
Category: Commercial/Multi-family

A 10,700-square-foot basement for the Briar Creek Golf Club in Johns Island, S.C was constructed by Sunburst Builders, LLC of Charleston, S.C., the project has a double matted #6 rebar encased in #4 stirrups, every 24 feet on center. The walls were 16 inches wide with two octagon-shaped decks and arches between columns.

The golf club is in a storm surge zone and footings had to be 4 feet deep, which was below the water table. Because of the footing depth and rain, the project was constantly de-watered. Aluminum forms, wood forms and Styrofoam shapes were used to achieve the 24-inch by 16-inch columns. An arch was located between every column.

The Briar Creek Golf Club foundation has 348 total linear feet and includes 188 cubic yards of concrete for the walls, 252 cubic yards of concrete for footings that contain 12,820 pounds of steel, with another 8,460 pounds of steel in the walls. This project detailed impressive above-grade forming for a colonnade structural perimeter.

“We were happy to be part of a team that is committed to structural integrity with the awareness of seismic conditions, hurricanes and storm surges,” said Bill Nelson, president of Sunburst Builders. “Crest Industries recognized our abilities to handle the project and the architect, Mark Finlay, presented us with a challenge that resulted in an award winning project.”

Winning Contractor

Sunburst Builders, LLC
Charleston, S.C.

2007 Basement Awards

This year’s competition is the largest in CFA history with 13 entries from across the country and marks the first year multiple categories were made available for submission. Contractors cast votes for Basement of the Year in the CFA booth at the 2007 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, as well as online. The formal award presentation will be made at the Awards Banquet Luncheon during the CFA’s Annual Summer Convention Aug. 8-11 at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, Vt.

Votes were cast by fellow concrete contractors based on their rating of how difficult the projects were to estimate and construct as well as the potential to make money. Project submissions included information such as material quantities, difficult features, the technology used and the problems that were overcome.  This year contractors also displayed some of the most intriguing photography the competition has seen to date.