Cooper & Company is honored to announce our recognition as a 2020 AGCGA Build Georgia Award Recipient. Lilburn Middle School in Lilburn, Georgia received first place honors and the Bay Creek Police Precinct and Alternate 911 Center in Loganville, Georgia received merit honors.
“I am very honored that our teams were recognized for these two projects. The process Cooper went through to overcome challenges in completing both of these projects required skill and diligence by our staff. They deserve recognition and credit for both buildings that will serve the residents of Gwinnett for decades to come,” stated Vice-President, Jim Cooper.
Design-Bid-Build/Renovation Under $20 Million
The Lilburn Middle School Addition project consisted of a 90,000 SF three-story addition and modifications/renovations to the existing 189,000 SF middle school. The project added new administrative areas and 43 new teaching units. Changes were made to existing classrooms and office spaces to add a second band room suite, guidance suite, multiple classrooms, and laboratory spaces.
The project was completed in 5 phases all on an occupied campus. Phases 1 and 3 were completed during summer break. Both phases comprised of complete demotion and restoration of existing classrooms in the very limited timeframe. Phase 5 was also to be completed over summer break. $1 million of added change orders were to be completed in the few weeks.
We renovated two parking lots and reinstalled their storm drains, constructed a new third parking lot, renovated the front of the existing school, and resurfaced the brick on the front entrance of the school to match the current brick on the new addition. Crews worked extremely long hours to complete the work on time before school returned.
Cooper & Company was honored to work with the Gwinnett County Board of Education and CGLS Architects, Inc. on this project. We pride ourselves on creating exceptional learning environments for our future generations.
Design-Bid-Build/New Construction Under $20 Million
The Bay Creek Police Precinct and Alternate 911 Center project featured command staff offices, officers’ squad room, classroom, fitness center with lockers, and an evidence storage room. The alternate 911 center features 20 work stations equipped with state-of-the-art technology including AC and heat. The center was built with solid filled CMU walls, ballistic rated IG glazing and flat concrete roof with lightweight concrete overlay for roof tapers to withstand 323 mph ultimate design wind speed and 250 mph nominal design wind speed. The project included extensive site work for the are including paving and large perimeter fencing.
The precinct is located next to the entrance of the highly trafficked Bay Creek Park. The location posed multiple public safety concerns. Cooper focused on maintaining strong construction fencing around the project for safety of the public and those working on the project.
Though the annual Associated General Contractors of Georgia Conference could not be held this year because of COVID-19 we are honored to still be recognized by the industry for our continued hard work in the field.
Read more about the Build GA Awards and all of the 2020 recipients.