Horry Georgetown Technical College remodels its campus

April 30, 2013 by  

Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC), located about 35 miles from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is currently undergoing a renaissance designed to bring the aging campus up to date.

HGTC is constructing new buildings, improving its parking facilities, and making access to all areas of the institution easier. The work is being completed in phases to minimize disruption to the faculty, staff, and students.

The school’s executive director of capital improvements, Neil McCoy, compared the ongoing construction to a puzzle, noting that at any one time, there might be five projects underway with 15 scheduled for a later date. The work has to be completed at the same time that classes continue, presenting the school with a challenge.

McCoy said the first projects tackled involved upgrading the college’s infrastructure so it could support further work. Thus things like sewers, water, draining ,and roads were improved before anything else was done. Work on these primary systems enabled the school to create a new promenade that connects the east and west sides of the campus. The road also provides access for emergency vehicles.

Construction is now also underway on new buildings, one of which is going up in a former parking lot. The ‘300’ building will house technology and engineering disciplines, including construction project management, computer science, and civil engineering technology.

Since these renovations will dramatically change the university physically, HGTC officials may want to work with brochure printers to develop materials for distribution throughout the area, explaining the renovations and possibly including a map of the campus.