Choate Construction Company has partnered with NASCAR to build the national association’s production operations facility in Concord.
NASCAR officials made the announcement at a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 31.
“The Choate team is thrilled to partner with NASCAR on its new facility in Concord,” said Scott Harris, vice president, business development. “The unique nature of this project and the rapidly evolving landscape of production and entertainment construction is an exciting journey.”
Relocating from Charlotte to the land adjacent to the NASCAR R&D Center, NASCAR’s 58,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility will increase space for a continued expansion. The design-build project will be use tilt-up concrete and structural steel, with a complete buildout of the interior to house NASCAR’s television and radio production studios, as well as a broadcast equipment room, mechanical system, and chemical fire suppression systems.
“The scope and scale of the NASCAR Productions business has fundamentally changed in recent years, with NASCAR’s live event production operation more than doubling since 2018. Developing a state-of-the-art facility that can accommodate our continued expansion was paramount,” said Brian Herbst, SVP, media and productions.
Due to the complexity involved in constructing a broadcasting center several consultants including acoustic engineers and technology providers participated in the design phase to ensure all building systems meet the criteria required.
BIM (Building Information Modeling) was used on this project to analyze the site and ensure design and construction efficiency for the building structure and mechanical systems.