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Myrtle Beach International Airport Expansion


The $129 million Myrtle Beach airport expansion project is a 274,000-square-foot addition that includes a new ticketing lobby, baggage claim, baggage handling, TSA screening and a new five-gate concourse and connector bridge to the existing concourse. CENTRIA architectural metal products played a significant role in the design.

Horry Country, which owns the airport in Myrtle Beach, SC, has been discussing the project for more than a decade, and the expansion took about three years. Throughout this lengthy timeframe, the expansion project faced additional delays and setbacks as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Sustainability and energy efficiency were huge factors in the design of the building, so special attention was paid to choosing products that would allow for natural lighting as well as solar shading. Just as important, however, was choosing a building envelope system that would perform, stand the test of time and look attractive to incoming and outgoing travelers.

CENTRIA’s Formawall Dimension Series is one of today’s most preferred metal wall systems because of its combination of performance, aesthetics and sustainability. Formawall Dimension Series is manufactured as one component. It is described as the only wall system that provides both advanced thermal efficiency and moisture control in a single panelized component. The single component construction results in less jobsite waste, which makes it a more environmentally friendly option and also helped to keep the project on budget and on time.

The Formavue window system reimagines integration and is designed to provide a high performance, thermally efficient window interface that perfectly aligns with the Formawall Dimension Series panels. Formavue Windows offer integrated head, sill and jamb details that feature thermal breaks aligned with the wall panel insulation, as well as additional insulation in the head of the window frame for one of most efficient window systems on the market today.

The Concept Series Concealed Fastener Profiles have a common-lock joint that allows the panels to be interchanged for interesting custom aesthetics. These extremely versatile panels were chosen because of their flexibility and wind load properties, making the panels an excellent option for the project.

The architect was LS3P of Charlotte, NC. The secondary architects were Timbes Architectural Group of Conway, SC; and inForm Studio of Myrtle Beach, SC. The CENTRIA products installer/dealer was Steel Clad of Greenville, SC. The contractor was M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc. of Columbia, SC.

CENTRIA products used on this project included:

• Formawall® Dimension Series® 2’’Vertical - Color: Silversmith; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Sundance AM; Square Footage: 47,074; Gauge: 22

• Formawall Dimension Series 2’’ Vertical - Color: Deep Blue Sea; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Duraguard Plus; Square Footage: 44,768; Gauge: 22

• Formawall Dimension Series 2’’ Vertical - Color: Lightest Copper; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Sundance AM; Square Footage: 22,468; Gauge: 22

• Formawall Dimension Series 2’’ Vertical - Color: Copper Metallic; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Sundance AM; Square Footage: 19,892; Gauge: 22

• Profile Series Super-Rib Exposed Fastener Panels with MicroSeam® corners - Color: Silversmith; Coating: Sundance Mica; Finish: Smooth; Square Footage: 34,923; Gauge: 20

• IW Series IW-10A Concealed Fastener Panels - Color: Regal White; Coating: Fluorofinish; Finish: Smooth; Square Footage: 12,572; Gauge: 20

• FormavueTM Windows


CENTRIA, a Nucor company, supplies a variety of architetural metal wall and roof systems. For more information, visit CENTRIA.com.

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