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University of South Carolina’s Journalism Building



Job boxes

Project management

Off-site material storage

Kitting and material staging

Number of job boxes


On-site weekly visits


Project cost


Time savings

Fifteen hours per week

Constructure Inc. was faced with many obstacles when they started the renovation of the University of South Carolina Health Sciences building.

The University of South Carolina (USC) is in Columbia and has existed for over a century. With limited space in the city, USC has been challenged with adding additional classroom space. One of the renovation projects included moving the School of Journalism into the Health Sciences building. The challenge became turning an old building into something new.


The Health Sciences building, the new home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was built in 1962 and needed to be renovated to accommodate a maximum of 1,500 students and respective faculty. The 55,000 square-foot facility needed to be fully modernized to fulfill the needs of its students. The following considerations were taken when preparing for the job:

  • Material handling
  • Material management
  • Limited space
  • No on-site storage
  • Limited parking

Shealy Electrical Wholesalers — now Border States — was able to bring a solution to Constructure that allowed for less time off the job site, lowered material handling and management costs and limited on-site storage. Job boxes were provided and managed by us along with as-needed product deliveries. Extra material was stored in our facility and delivered to the job site by our Job Site Specialist.

The specialist visited the job site one to two times daily to replenish stock and deliver new material as the project progressed. Over the six-month job span, this was a huge labor savings for Constructure.


Our services saved Constructure valuable time and money. Lost and broken materials were eliminated by using job boxes and off-site material storage, and we took back surplus stock material and a credit was issued back to Constructure. Overall, the services we provided were a great success. Constructure has added job boxes to other jobs and plans to use our services in the future.