Building Industry Association Provides Six Pavilions for Fort Jackson
To help Fort Jackson celebrate its 100 year anniversary, the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina, (BIA) will gift six pavilions to the Fort’s new Centennial Park. This project partnership with the Building Industry Charitable Foundation will provide meeting places for the thousands of graduating trainees and their families who gather at the Fort almost every week. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Fort, The Gateway to the Army Association is constructing a park that will house the pavillions.
Graduations take place 47 out of 52 weeks a year at Fort Jackson without much space for celebrations and reunions to occur. BIA members Covert Homes, Essex Homes, Great Southern Homes, Hood Construction and Mungo Homes agreed to solve this problem with the construction of six covered pavilions. The five builders will partner with industry associates to provide the pavilions free of cost.
Building Industry Charitiable Foundation Trustee John Covert and construction coordinator for the Pavilions stated “All the builders and trade partners just want to help the soldiers and their families with a better experience at graduation and other gatherings at the Fort. My son Bailey graudated from basic training at Fort Jackson so I can personally attest to the need for a gathering place for families at such a special time.”
Donations for the project are being accepted by the BIA to help offset the cost of materials and labor. Currently all of the six pavillion floors have been poured with completion of the project set for January of 2019.
If you would like to support the building of these pavilions contact the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina at 803.256.6238.