Sheridan Construction was hired to perform an extensive interior renovation of the then vacant Newton Hall Annex, which was originally built in the 1950s on the Mercer University Macon campus. The scope of work included construction of office space for Mercer administrative and academic departments. During the project, approximately 60 percent of the floors were removed–from the basement to the third floor–to allow for the construction of two new stairwells. Due the tight construction site, the stairs were fabricated off-site and lowered through a hole in the roof. Additional scope of work included installation of a new modified bitumen roof with gutters and downspouts. All three floors, including the basement, were completely renovated using some of the original materials, such as hardwood floors, wood doors and window casings. A major concern of the owner was the water barrier integrity in the basement due to constant flooding in the past. To combat this problem, Sheridan Construction installed a water barrier, and when the new basement slab was poured, a waterproofing admixture was used. To date, the owner has not experienced any water penetration issues in the building’s basement since project completion.
The Sheridan Construction team has done an outstanding job on the Mercer University Newton Hall project. They exhibited skill, quality workmanship and responsiveness to our questions, needs and concerns. They worked to expedite tasks as requested and proved to be very professional. The work they provided reflected a high standard of quality and value. The Sheridan Construction team has been a pleasure to work with.
Russell A. Vullo, P.E., Associate VP for Facilities, Mercer University