First Trusses Set at Boeing Assembly Facility in North Charleston, S.C.
Photo courtesy BE&K/Turner

In early May, the joint-venture team of BE&K Building Group and Turner Construction Co. celebrated the setting of the first steel trusses at Boeing’s Charleston 787 Final Assembly facility project in North Charleston, S.C.

Kenny Anderson, BE&K/Turner’s construction manager, said the first two trusses were set May 10 and May 13, with the western half placed first and the eastern half three days later. Each half weighs 221 tons and is 307 ft long. Fully assembled, each truss measures 614 ft long and has a 464-ft clear span.

The project broke ground in November.

BRPH of Melbourne, Fla., is the project architect. The BE&K/Turner/BRPH design-build team is headquartered at BE&K's Greenville, S.C., office.