Beers-Hastings Chivetta Selected for New $43 Million Student Recreational Complex at Georgia Institute of Technology

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Beers Construction

    ATLANTA, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Institute of Technology has
 selected Beers-Hastings Chivetta, a design/build team comprised of the
 Atlanta-based construction company and the St. Louis-based architectural firm
 Hastings Chivetta, to design and build the university's new Student
 Recreational Complex.  The current facility houses the school's Department of
 Campus Recreation and varsity swim team facilities.
     The project totals 332,000 square feet of new and renovated space.  It
 will include enclosure of the 1996 Olympic outdoor swimming pool and diving
 well, the demolition and reconstruction of the student recreational facility,
 and the addition of a new swimming pool and connecting parking deck.  The
 $43 million project will take an estimated 36 months to complete.  Work is
 expected to begin by the end of the fourth quarter of 2001.
     The Beers-Hastings Chivetta team was selected by a Georgia Tech selection
 committee in connection with a panel of renowned structural engineers hired by
 Georgia Tech to evaluate the structural design elements of the team's proposed
 design concept.
     "The campus as a whole will benefit from this new facility," said Michael
 Edwards, Georgia Tech's director of athletic and recreational facilities
 planning.  "It will promote a campus environment emphasizing physical and
 mental well-being as well as increased social interaction between students,
 faculty and staff.  Facilities and programs that develop a life-long
 appreciation of fitness and wholesome activities enhance these values."
     Beers has been involved with other construction projects at Georgia Tech
 in the past, including the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and
 Bioscience and the Manufacturing Related Disciplines (MRDC) Complex, as well
 as the Bobby Dodd Stadium and the Wardlaw and Moore Student Success Centers.
 
     Scope of Work
     Beers-Hastings Chivetta will design and build a mezzanine floor 60-70 feet
 above the pool within the existing natatorium structure.  New outside walls
 will enclose the entire structure.  The space created above the pool will
 feature basketball and aerobics courts and other recreational facilities.  A
 four-lane, 200 meter track will be added above the new floor.
     The addition of the mezzanine floor will require Beers-Hastings Chivetta
 to design and build a structural system that will span the 175-foot natatorium
 without support columns, while still meeting vibration criteria for the
 mezzanine level.  The team's approach to this construction challenge is one
 reason its design was chosen from the number of competing proposals.  The
 advising panel of structural engineers confirmed the Beers-Hastings Chivetta
 design to be not only feasible but within the performance criteria.
     The new student recreational building will have six multi-purpose courts,
 four racquetball courts, a climbing wall and space for aerobics, martial arts
 and weight training.  The facility will also have additional meeting and
 office space, a food court, and upgraded locker room facilities.
     "The construction of a new, state-of-the-art student recreational facility
 is part of Georgia Tech's overall master plan for enhancing campus development
 and enriching the quality of student life," said Beers senior project manager
 Ruth Crittenden.  "The new facility will help enhance the national reputation
 of Georgia Tech's athletic programs, particularly its swim programs.  The
 project coincides well with the university's plans to add a women's swim team
 next year."
     Beers has a 94-year proven industry track record and offers a complete
 range of construction and construction-related services.  Beers delivers
 industry-specific construction related services to aviation, healthcare,
 sports/hospitality, corporate/commercial, interiors, retail, K-12, university,
 laboratory, high-tech, environmental and industrial markets.
     In addition to the Atlanta headquarters facility, Beers' offices are
 located in Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.;
 Greenville, S.C.; Orlando, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and Tampa, Fla.;
 Richmond, Va.; Las Vegas; Houston, Texas; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
 
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    ATLANTA, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Institute of Technology has
 selected Beers-Hastings Chivetta, a design/build team comprised of the
 Atlanta-based construction company and the St. Louis-based architectural firm
 Hastings Chivetta, to design and build the university's new Student
 Recreational Complex.  The current facility houses the school's Department of
 Campus Recreation and varsity swim team facilities.
     The project totals 332,000 square feet of new and renovated space.  It
 will include enclosure of the 1996 Olympic outdoor swimming pool and diving
 well, the demolition and reconstruction of the student recreational facility,
 and the addition of a new swimming pool and connecting parking deck.  The
 $43 million project will take an estimated 36 months to complete.  Work is
 expected to begin by the end of the fourth quarter of 2001.
     The Beers-Hastings Chivetta team was selected by a Georgia Tech selection
 committee in connection with a panel of renowned structural engineers hired by
 Georgia Tech to evaluate the structural design elements of the team's proposed
 design concept.
     "The campus as a whole will benefit from this new facility," said Michael
 Edwards, Georgia Tech's director of athletic and recreational facilities
 planning.  "It will promote a campus environment emphasizing physical and
 mental well-being as well as increased social interaction between students,
 faculty and staff.  Facilities and programs that develop a life-long
 appreciation of fitness and wholesome activities enhance these values."
     Beers has been involved with other construction projects at Georgia Tech
 in the past, including the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and
 Bioscience and the Manufacturing Related Disciplines (MRDC) Complex, as well
 as the Bobby Dodd Stadium and the Wardlaw and Moore Student Success Centers.
 
     Scope of Work
     Beers-Hastings Chivetta will design and build a mezzanine floor 60-70 feet
 above the pool within the existing natatorium structure.  New outside walls
 will enclose the entire structure.  The space created above the pool will
 feature basketball and aerobics courts and other recreational facilities.  A
 four-lane, 200 meter track will be added above the new floor.
     The addition of the mezzanine floor will require Beers-Hastings Chivetta
 to design and build a structural system that will span the 175-foot natatorium
 without support columns, while still meeting vibration criteria for the
 mezzanine level.  The team's approach to this construction challenge is one
 reason its design was chosen from the number of competing proposals.  The
 advising panel of structural engineers confirmed the Beers-Hastings Chivetta
 design to be not only feasible but within the performance criteria.
     The new student recreational building will have six multi-purpose courts,
 four racquetball courts, a climbing wall and space for aerobics, martial arts
 and weight training.  The facility will also have additional meeting and
 office space, a food court, and upgraded locker room facilities.
     "The construction of a new, state-of-the-art student recreational facility
 is part of Georgia Tech's overall master plan for enhancing campus development
 and enriching the quality of student life," said Beers senior project manager
 Ruth Crittenden.  "The new facility will help enhance the national reputation
 of Georgia Tech's athletic programs, particularly its swim programs.  The
 project coincides well with the university's plans to add a women's swim team
 next year."
     Beers has a 94-year proven industry track record and offers a complete
 range of construction and construction-related services.  Beers delivers
 industry-specific construction related services to aviation, healthcare,
 sports/hospitality, corporate/commercial, interiors, retail, K-12, university,
 laboratory, high-tech, environmental and industrial markets.
     In addition to the Atlanta headquarters facility, Beers' offices are
 located in Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.;
 Greenville, S.C.; Orlando, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and Tampa, Fla.;
 Richmond, Va.; Las Vegas; Houston, Texas; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
 
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