University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute – Mobile, Alabama


USA Cancer InstituteUniversity of South Alabama
307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608

Grading Contractor:

Gulf Equipment Corporation
5212 Willis Road
Theodore, AL 36582

Design/Construct Contractor:

Synergy Earth Systems, LLC
26240 Equity Drive
Daphne, AL 36526

The University of South Alabama(USA) has long been known for its medical program. The USA Mitchell Cancer Research Institute was constructed to provide a facility designed to treat cancer patients with the latest technology available. It also has the equipment required for researchers searching for the latest treatments and cures for various forms of cancer. The layout of the facility was such that 4 retaining walls were required. These walls needed to be unique, so a 3-piece system was chosen by the Owner. The main drive and parking area was originally designed using an asphalt surface. The Owner decided that a paver surface would be better suited for the site and was required as part of the project. The intent was to make the facility as aesthetically pleasing as possible for the patients and staff.

Gulf Equipment Corp. was awarded the site package for this project. They chose Synergy as their design/build contractor for the retaining walls on the site. Synergy designed and installed over 6,000 sf of the Anchor Highland Stone blocks (3-piece system) on 4 walls at this facility. During construction of the walls, the Owner advised that pavers would be required on a portion of the project. Synergy was hired by Gulf Equipment to provide and install the pavers required. Over 30,000 sf of pavers were installed. The walls and pavers required on this project were successfully completed in Feb. 2009.