Savannah International Trade and Convention Center Expansion

Savannah, Georgia

Project Overview

Interior Trades Contractor for the Savannah Convention Center Expansion

Cleveland Construction, Inc. is the Interior Trades contractor working alongside Clark Construction in expanding the Savannah Convention Center that is scheduled to open in 2023. The 200,000 square-foot exhibit hall space will include a 58-foot hangar door with a 40,000-square-foot ballroom, 32 customizable break-out rooms, a parking garage with an additional 900 spaces, an outdoor space, and a new facility entrance with a sleek all-glass façade. Once completed, the convention center will be the 72nd largest in the United States.

Cleveland Construction’s scope of work consists of cold-formed metal framing, non-structural metal framing, drywall, cement plastering, gypsum veneer plastering, glass-fiber reinforced gypsum fabrications, acoustical ceilings, rough carpentry, metal wall panels, firestopping, thermal insulation and sheathing.

Things to note: The convention center has massive temporary exterior walls that are 40+ feet and 50+ feet tall. These walls receive three layers of drywall on one side, and one layer of dens glass on the other, for a two-hour fire rating. The building must also withstand hurricane winds.


  • Location
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Owner
    Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority (SGCCA)
  • Construction Manager
    Clark Construction
  • Completion Date
    Under Construction

Services Provided

  • Cold-Formed Metal Framing
  • Drywall Installation
  • Acoustical Ceilings
  • Rough Carpentry
  • Thermal Insulation and Sheathing

Need pricing for the walls and ceilings on your project?

Our highly skilled tradespeople take their responsibility seriously to furnish and install commercial drywall, metal framing, rough carpentry, and acoustical ceilings. Our estimators are ready to provide you pricing for the walls and ceilings on your project.

We have the resources and experience to perform interior trades packages on any project ranging from $5M to $50M. Contact us today!

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