For a second year in a row, a Georgia military infrastructure project from Burns & McDonnell's Southeast team earned an ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Honor Award. This year, the Atlanta Readiness Center, a new 62,300-square-foot facility, was completed on schedule and on budget.
ATLANTA — For a second year in a row, a Georgia military infrastructure project from Burns & McDonnell's Southeast team earned an ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Honor Award. This year, the Atlanta Readiness Center (ARC), a new primary and permanent 62,300-square-foot facility designed for the Georgia Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron of the 108th Cavalry Regiment and 560th Battlefield Support Brigade, was completed by Burns & McDonnell on schedule and on budget.
"We consolidated multiple armories and distant storage locations into a single, state-of-the-art command and control facility that allows the Guard to meet ever-increasing standards," said Shawn DeKold, PE, LEED AP, regional practice manager for Burns & McDonnell. "Our team's award-winning work reflects our engineering and architectural expertise and our commitment to deliver excellence through every phase of a project."
Burns & McDonnell provided comprehensive planning, architectural and engineering, along with construction support services for the ARC. Built on an existing site, the new, spacious facility enhances standard military design while maintaining required functionality, improving the Army National Guard units' readiness posture. The facility incorporates numerous energy-conserving features, including occupancy sensors, energy management control systems and water-saving fixtures. Burns & McDonnell also used design techniques to turn the challenge of the topography — including an elevation differential of 130 feet from front to back — into enhanced force protection while reducing the costs of perimeter protection to the Guard. The ARC was designed to earn Silver certification in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The ARC is also an attractive new asset for its suburban Atlanta community.
This is the third military infrastructure project Burns & McDonnell has completed in Georgia, including the award-winning Cumming Regional Readiness Center and the Macon Regional Readiness Center; nationwide the company has completed more than two dozen Readiness Centers.
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About ACEC Georgia
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) was formed in 1956 with the mission to advance the business and profession of engineering in Georgia. ACEC Georgia is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies, a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations headquartered in Washington, DC. ACEC Georgia member firms are consulting engineering firms from across the spectrum of engineering disciplines, with permanent offices in the state of Georgia, that are staffed by qualified and registered professional engineers. ACEC Georgia represents more than 200 member firms, which employ more than 7,000 people in Georgia.