Brasfield & Gorrie Awarded Large Atlanta Apartment Projects

brasfield & gorrieBrasfield & Gorrie has started, progressed or completed several projects throughout the Southeast.

The Birmingham-based construction company has started building the $34.6 millionSolis Downwood Apartments in Atlanta, working with developer Terwilliger Pappas.

The 280-unit apartment project is being built in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood and includes two five-story, wood-framed buildings and a five-story precast parking deck. Brasfield & Gorrie’s Atlanta office is working with architect Cooper Carry Inc. and completion is slated for mid-2015.

Brasfield & Gorrie’s Atlanta office has also been hired as general contractor of a high-rise luxury apartment project in Buckhead. Cyan on Peachtree will be a new 23-story residential tower with 329 luxury apartments in the heart of the Buckhead office and entertainment district. The project will also have an adjacent seven-level parking deck.

Dallas-based Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I Inc. is owner and an affiliate of Atlanta’s Atlantic Realty Partners is developer. Construction began this month and the first units are slated to be ready during the second quarter of 2015.

Brasfield & Gorrie has started work on a project for Flint Creek Power Plant in Gentry, Ark. The company is installing approximately 14,000 cubic yards of concrete foundations and approximately 16,000 linear feet of underground pipe. This portion of the project for American Electric Power is scheduled for completion in 2015.Sargent & Lundy LLC is acting as engineer.

Brasfield & Gorrie recently celebrated a construction milestone for the new Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. Members of the project team signed the final beam before it was placed atop the structure during the recent topping out ceremony, which marks the end of the project’s structural construction phase.

Brasfield & Gorrie completed construction of the $65.6 million, 221,000-square-footNovant Health Haymarket Medical Center in Haymarket, Va., one month ahead of schedule.

“This facility was completed ahead of schedule with no change orders or injuries thanks to the use of leading-edge technology and the hard work and dedication of the project team,” Trey Sanders, regional vice president with Brasfield & Gorrie, said in a release.

The four-story, 60-bed hospital and a new loop road were part of the project. Brasfield & Gorrie’s Raleigh office worked with design partner Gresham Smith & Partners as well as CCRD Partners and Dewberry on the project. The team broke ground in April 2012. It is scheduled to open to the public this spring.

Brasfield & Gorrie has also completed a $6 million expansion and renovation project atSt. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, N.C. The $4.8 million construction phase included 14,300 square feet of new construction and 700 square feet of renovated space. A therapeutic gym for physical, occupational and speech therapy; a six-bed wing that doubles the space in patient rooms; new family waiting areas and improved patient access to the building were all part of the project. Brasfield & Gorrie partnered with architect DesignStrategies on the project, which began in February 2013 and was completed on schedule.

Brasfield & Gorrie has also finished building the $92 million WellStar Paulding Hospital in Hiram, Ga., which is scheduled to see its first patients on April 1.

The eight-story, 295,700-square-foot WellStar Paulding Hospital is a replacement facility that will be among the first hospitals in the country conditioned solely by a geothermal heat pump and a radiant floor system, which maintains the building temperature naturally using sub-surface conductive heat transfer. Other design elements include decentralized nursing stations, standardized patient rooms with hotel-like amenities, expanded emergency exam rooms and natural sunlight in family waiting areas.

The development and construction team used techniques such as leveraged building information modeling, prefabrication and technology to keep the project on schedule and within budget. WellStar Paulding Hospital is Brasfield & Gorrie’s seventh OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP) project. Nearly 4,000 training hours were provided to Brasfield & Gorrie employees as well as subcontractor employees through this voluntary program, increasing the number of trained employees in the local community.

In addition to the hospital, the project also included a four-story, 82,220-square-foot medical office building that ties into an existing MOB, and a 120,000-square-foot precast parking deck for a total project cost of $135 million.

Brasfield & Gorrie was general contractor along with CDH Partners Inc. on the project, which began in January 2012.

Brasfield & Gorrie recently ranked among the top healthcare general contractors in the nation by Modern Healthcare. In its 2014 survey of construction and design companies, Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Brasfield & Gorrie No. 2 among the top general contractors in healthcare construction, based on more than $1.01 billion in dollar revenue for completed construction projects in 2013, up nearly 45 percent from 2012. The company built more than 4.3 million square feet with 42 percent of its work in healthcare projects last year. Brasfield & Gorrie was the highest ranking Alabama company on the list and has been regularly ranked among the top since 1998.