Register now for the AIAGC December Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour:

 MTC Learning Resource Center / Library Building

Midlands Technical College – Beltline Campus

316 South Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC

Thursday, December 15 @ 12pm



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Completion Date
Est. 2017

Project Budget
$11 Million

With limited buildable area on their established Beltline Campus, Midlands Technical College is seeking to replace their current library/classroom building in the heart of campus with a new facility that is not only state-of-the-art, but also one third larger in area than the current building. This three-story building will become the focal point of the Beltline Campus along Rosewood Drive and feature technology-rich classrooms and computer labs on the ground floor — many equipped with distance learning capabilities. The second level contains the main entrance to the library, and aligns with existing grade on the east. A learning commons is located in the lobby and opens to a new “outdoor living room” at the campus center. A third level contains the remainder of the library program, and features much needed study rooms in a variety of sizes.  The Academic Success Center with onsite tutoring and the college’s brand new Life Skills Center will also be located on the upper level of the building.

The library will unite various campus functions to become a one-stop shop for students and faculty offering flexible and collaborative work areas, traditional quiet study space, group study, a learning commons, more than 100 computer stations, faculty offices, the Center for Academic Success, and the Life Skills Center. The project will be designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the first on the Beltline Campus.

$5 (+ convenience fee) Presentation, Tour, and Lunch @ 12pm. 

 Register online by 5pm on Wednesday, December 14th at:

Meeting Sponsor: 






Join us for the


@ The War Mouth

1209 Franklin Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

 The War Mouth is one of Columbia’s newest bars, restaurant, and local hotspot!

Be there after work (around 6-ish)


We look forward to seeing you there!

ALL are welcome at YAF meetings, tours, and events, regardless of age/years licensure

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Kaplan ARE Study Materials are available on a loan basis through the AIAGC – contact for more information!

Save the Date!

2 CEU Presentation: Thin Large 1m x 3m Porcelain Panels and In- Depth Installation Instructions

When: Wednesday December 14th 2016 @ 11:am-1:30pm
Where: Spirit Communications Park (Columbia Fireflies Stadium)
You and your staff are cordially invited to a 2 CEU presentation and luncheon presented by Palmetto Tile, Crossville Ceramics, and Laticrete International.
Schluter Systems will also be on hand to answer questions and exhibit some new products as well.


Register now for the AIAGC October Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour:

 University of South Carolina School of Law

 1531 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201

 Wednesday, October 12 @ 12pm





The new School of Law for the University of South Carolina will become a focal point for the legal community in the state. Beyond its primary mission as the center for education for our state’s future attorneys and legislators, the new facility will also provide a home for legal research, continuing education and public outreach. The multi-story, state-of-the-art law library is highlighted by a signature reading room overlooking the courtyard campus. In addition to the nearly 200,000 square feet of newly designed facilities is the integration of two existing historic structures on the site; the Horry-Guignard House and the Taylor House (both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places). The insensitive wings added in the 1970’s to the Taylor House when it served as an Art Museum will be removed and both structures are envisioned to serve future programs associated with the School of Law. The entire city block complex has been designed by a team of architects and engineers led by The Boudreaux Group and SmithGroupJJR.

 For more information, see

 $5 (+ convenience fee) Presentation, Tour, and Lunch @ 12pm. 

 Register online by 5pm on Tuesday, October 11th at:

 Hard hats are required!

 Visitor parking available at the Pendleton Street Parking Garage or on-street parking along Bull, Senate, Pickens and Pendleton Street.