Boeing South Carolina 787 Final Assembly Building Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

June 28, 2011

Construction Team Extremely Proud of Safety Record, Fast-Paced Construction Schedule and Strong Participation of Local Firms and Minority Businesses

BE&K/Turner, design-builder for The Boeing Company’s South Carolina 787 Expansion, together with design partner BRPH, joined Boeing for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the final assembly building at Boeing’s South Carolina manufacturing complex. The facility, which has 1.2 million square feet of usable space, reached substantial completion without any lost-time incidents on schedule last month — just 18 months after groundbreaking. Logging 3.7 million labor-hours on a single project without a lost-time incident is a record-breaking safety achievement for both the BE&K Building Group and Turner Construction Company. More than 70% of the work on the project has been contracted to local South Carolina firms and nearly 25% to minority and women owned businesses.

The final assembly building footprint is 614 feet wide by 1,037 feet long — about the size of 12 football fields. More than 18,000 tons of structural steel were used. The 11 roof trusses weigh 441 tons each. Boeing cites this facility as having the largest clear span of any building in the company’s inventory — 464 feet between support columns. Boeing’s state-of-the-art 787 final assembly and delivery facility features a number of sustainable elements. The project is expected to be certified at LEED Silver or higher.

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