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“The incorporation of a seismic strengthening system into the Musto Building’s historic fabric was a challenging process. It required complete excavation of the building’s footprint and foundation systems, meticulously removing, modifying and restoring visual elements to retain the original period structure.”

Don Tiefenbrunn
BCCI Division Vice President

At BCCI, total quality control is built into everything we do. Our goal is to deliver each construction project with the highest level of professionalism and craftsmanship and to exceed our client’s expectations.

During preconstruction, our unparalleled QC process begins with site surveys of existing conditions that bring forth valuable information for design and budgeting. It continues with document control, field inspections, and equipment testing. We strive for zero defects and hold our subcontractors to rigorous standards. Rather than develop a punch list at the end of construction, we pre-punch throughout, so repairs can be completed along the way. This ensures that each project stays on schedule and is completed seamlessly.

The Battery: Meticulous QC Provides Foundation for Success

BCCI recently completed a truly unique project rehabilitating a former red-tagged, historic building and transforming it into an elegant 60,000-square-foot private social club. The Battery houses a restaurant, four bars, a wine cellar, a library, a conference center, a fitness center, and 14 guest rooms. Quality control for this complex project was especially critical at every step.

  • The unreinforced masonry structure was built on landfill and required a complete seismic upgrade. A state-of-the-art seismic strengthening system braced by steel frames that extend through each floor was incorporated to allow the original brick surfaces to remain exposed on the interior.
  • Sophisticated engineering was required for the addition of a new penthouse level featuring a modern glass curtain wall system, roof deck and Jacuzzi pool.
  • A 40-foot glass and steel staircase was cantilevered to achieve a continuous folded steel aesthetic, and a one-of-a-kind glass elevator with LED lighting was installed on the exterior to transport guests from the basement level to the penthouse.
  • Acoustics were unusually complicated, as guest rooms are located above event space. To mitigate noise, the ceiling system was designed to float independent of the structure. Structural columns were isolated so they would not transfer sound, and millwork details were fabricated so that they would not vibrate.

Project Awards:
2014 IIDA NC Play Merit Award
2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award of Merit


Formerly a candy warehouse,
the century-old Musto Building was completely rehabilitated from top to bottom and transformed into a members-
only social club, The Battery.

The 717 Battery Street renovation includes:

  • A mandatory seismic upgrade
  • Restoration and retrofit work
  • A Basement expansion
  • A 4th floor penthouse addition
  • Reuse of original building materials
  • High-end interior finishes
  • A 40-foot cantilevered staircase
  • A custom all glass elevator