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March 28, 2018

Davis & Floyd Neighborhood Project Named #4 of 20 Best Places to Live on the Coast

Habersham, located in Beaufort, South Carolina, recently was named number four out of 20 Best Places to Live on the Coast 2018 by Coastal Living Magazine.

As a master-planned community, Coastal Living calls Habersham “the small town you wish you’d grown up in.”

The project is near and dear to the heart of Davis & Floyd President and CEO Stephen Davis. A pioneer in Traditional Neighborhood Development, Davis has managed private development projects involving award-winning communities including Habersham, where he also served as the project engineer and spent years living in the area as well.

Habersham paved the way for the now popular new urbanist communities, which were modeled after European villages.

When asked what makes Habersham unique, Davis said, “Habersham is authentic. The idea wasn’t to have the nicest golf course or an over-the-top design. We wanted a community that truly embodied what a neighborhood should be. It’s accessible, friendly, and inviting.”

Davis & Floyd was involved with Habersham from the beginning. The company assisted in master planning the site as well as preparing for and offering engineering support for multiple phases of development. Davis & Floyd also provided design, permitting, and construction management services for more than 16 miles of roads and alleys; four pump stations; six large ponds; pool complex; 10-acre recreation complex; multiple parks; and water and sewer to serve more than 700 homes with plans to add another 500.

Habersham is a beautiful coastal town in South Carolina offering a variety of home selections. The traditional neighborhood setting is based on the architectural charm that is reminiscent of the nearby historic cities of Beaufort, Charleston, and Savannah. Oak-lined streets, parks, Southern architecture, and gracious porches encourage strolls throughout the neighborhood. The Marketplace shops and restaurants, tennis house, waterfront pool, river retreat, and community docks all inspire a true quality of living in the South.

March 27, 2018

Davis & Floyd, Inc. Welcomes United Tool and Mold, Inc. to Pickens County

United Tool and Mold, Inc. announced it would be expanding its operations with a 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Pickens County Commerce Park. Davis & Floyd congratulates Alliance Pickens and Pickens County on securing this $11.1 million investment, which will create 17 new jobs.

Davis & Floyd was selected by Alliance Pickens and Pickens County to serve as the civil engineer for Pickens County Commerce Park. Since then, the firm has designed, permitted, and provided design services for the rough grading of six parcels within the park.

“We are proud of our partnership with Alliance Pickens and Pickens County and the resulting investment and job creation,” said Stephen Davis, President and CEO of Davis & Floyd, Inc. “We look forward to continued work with Pickens County.”

United Tool and Mold, Inc. is a provider of tooling projects, engineering changes, and repair services for the plastics industry. The company also has operations in Duncan and Easley.

The announcement of United Tool and Mold’s addition brings the total square footage in Pickens County Commerce Park to more than 1,000,000 square feet.

January 30, 2018

Michael Horton to Participate in Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Ask the Expert Event

Michael V. Horton, Chief Engineering Officer

Michael Horton, Chief Engineering Officer

Davis & Floyd Chief Engineering Officer Michael Horton, PE, CFM will participate in an “Ask the Expert” event hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. He will join Laura Cabiness, PE, director of public service for the City of Charleston, to discuss the Master Drainage Plan and future drainage plans for the Charleston area.

The event will be held Feb. 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m., at the Charleston Maritime Center.

For more information or tickets to the event, visit https://www.charlestonchamber.org/events/atecentral/

January 8, 2018

Davis & Floyd Joins the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

Davis & Floyd, Inc. recently became a member of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC). With offices in Florence and Charleston, we are excited about this partnership and growing our footprint in this area.

According to its website, MBREDC was founded to function as a vital, comprehensive resource for location and expansion assistance and to facilitate development programs throughout Horry County. It raises the profile of greater Myrtle Beach as a prime business location, unites key parties in the public and private sectors to accelerate economic growth, and diversifies the economy by attracting suitable and sustainable industries.

Davis & Floyd is proud to invest in Horry County and we look forward to working with our partners to support infrastructure and capital investment, create jobs, and boost the area’s economy.

Davis & Floyd’s Chris Haynes (center) presents the investment to MBREDC President & CEO Josh Kay and MBREDC Vice President & COO Sandy Davis

Pictured: Davis & Floyd’s Chris Haynes (center) presents the investment to MBREDC President & CEO Josh Kay and MBREDC Vice President & COO Sandy Davis

January 2, 2018

Davis & Floyd Hosts Walking Tour of Market Street Drainage Improvement Project

Davis & Floyd, Inc. partnered with the Urban Land Institute South Carolina (ULI SC) to host a walking tour of the City of Charleston’s Market Street Drainage Improvement Project. ULI currently has an Urban Resilience Program that “seeks to enhance community resilience with a focus on the built environment, real estate markets, and land use policy sector” and this tour was initiated to showcase local projects making Charleston more resilient. This tour provided the unique opportunity for participants to hear from Davis & Floyd professionals as they described the project in detail.

With approximately 4 million visitors each year, Charleston’s Market Street corridor is known for its beauty and rich history, but it’s also notorious for its frequent flooding. Davis & Floyd currently is working with the City of Charleston on the development of construction documents for the third and final phase of the Market Street Drainage Improvement Project. In 1995, the City of Charleston initiated the project, which continued the City’s previous ambition to develop deep conveyance (tunnel) drainage solutions for repetitive flooding issues within the peninsula. The project was split into three divisions. Division I involved upgrading the existing stormwater pump station near the South Carolina Aquarium to accommodate the additional flows from the Market Street drainage area. The second phase, Division II, included the design and construction of a 9-foot-diameter tunnel approximately 140 feet beneath Concord Street and Market Street connecting the Market Street drainage area to the pump station.

Division III, which currently is being designed by Davis & Floyd, includes design of the near-surface stormwater collection system. Construction of this system will require demolition of Market Street’s pavement sidewalks and the City of Charleston recognized this as an opportunity to enhance the corridor’s streetscape. Streetscape design elements, including expanded sidewalks, multiuse lanes, new landscaped areas, and undergrounding of overhead utilities, are being incorporated into the project to improve the aesthetics and pedestrian flow along the corridor.

We had a great time during the tour and look forward to working with ULI and local stakeholders on resilience projects. Stay tuned!

For more information on the project and to view a conceptual flyover video, click here.