Citadel Students Join Choate Construction on Credit One Stadium Tour

November 1, 2021

Choate Construction’s Charleston project teams were excited to host students from The Citadel military college on a tour of the Credit One stadium project. The students are studying construction management, so two of Choate’s own Citadel alumni, Superintendent Rod Jackson and Project Manager Mike Adams, gave the cadets a practical look at an ongoing project.

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The two-hour instructional tour included a detailed look at the foundations of the Stadium and the steel application process utilized. The School’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is geared toward providing students with hands-on learning experiences that provide practical knowledge and prepare them for success in their future careers.

“It was an exciting opportunity to teach future graduates of my alma mater, The Citadel,” says Rod Jackson. “The College’s program offers cadets a chance to experience real-life applications of their studies by encouraging engagement in ongoing construction projects around the Charleston area.”

The sunshine and welcoming weather was perfect for the tour, after which students had the opportunity to try out the Oculus virtual reality goggles to experience a 360° view of what the Stadium will look like once completed.

About Choate Construction
Choate Construction Company is one of the largest nationally recognized general contractors in the southeast with offices in Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh and Savannah. Founded in 1989, 100% employee-owned Choate Construction specializes in both ground-up and interior construction, believing success is driven by its relationships and reputation. Choate has built a resume of projects large and small, across the nation in multiple market sectors. From its innovative OneLife safety program to its efforts to “Build Up” the communities in which it serves, the heart of Choate is its people. Please visit for more information.

About The Citadel
The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston and South Carolina that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of about 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening and online program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs. To learn more, visit