Site Logistics Require Unique Material Delivery
Tightly nestled in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood, directly adjacent to a popular walking trail, and with limited access on a dead-end road, Beecher Hill’s site called for tactful planning. The limited access required creative maneuvering of people and equipment. In fact, access was so limited that the team utilized a helicopter to deliver and set HVAC units on the roof.
Challenge Meets Opportunity
Earth-Moving, Award-Winning Efforts
The school’s existing 1950s structure was not designed to handle new loads. The challenge was figuring out how to build a gymnasium on the hilly property. In the end, the gym was built into the hill, requiring a massive dirt-moving effort to dig out directly underneath the existing school. Our team worked to underpin and extensively shore 15 feet below the existing building at the gym site, due to the dramatic grade change, as well as relocating utilities.
Carroll Daniel’s project team exhibited great determination, innovation and creativity by overcoming the inherent budget, sequencing, logistical and schedule challenges in completing this complex renovation and addition project while maintaining the highest levels of quality and safety.
Jere J. Smith III, AIADirector of Capital ImprovementsAtlanta Public Schools