St. Jude’s Recovery Center Clinic


Duration:  7 Months
Owner:  St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc.
Architect:  Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Tench & Jarbeau, P.C.
Delivery Method:  Construction Management @ Risk

Full project description

This will be a 2 story Health Care Clinic and office space for St. Jude’s Recovery Center and auxiliary space for St. Joseph’s Hospital and their Mercy Care Unit.

New Life Baptist Church – Multipurpose Facility


Duration:  5 Months
Owner:  New Life Baptist Church
Architect:  Rees Architecture
Value:  $3,765,210.00
Size:  41,500 Square Feet Build-Out, 165,000 Square Feet Building Forensic Investigation Including Roof & Skin Repairs, HVAC and Life Safety Completions, Site, Landscaping and Utility Package Completion
Delivery Method:  Construction Management @ Risk

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Full project description

The Blue River Group was brought on board to complete phase I of the project after the previous contractor had been released from the project.  Initial services included forensic investigation to determine repairs necessary to the site, building envelop and incomplete MEP systems to determine what was necessary to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for the entire building and site to allow for the church to move into a portion of the interior spaces to be used for these functions.  Phase I of the project was completed to the entire team’s satisfaction.

Georgia Institute of Technology – Price Gilbert Library 2nd Floor Renovation


Duration:  12 Weeks
(completed 4 weeks ahead of schedule)
Owner:  Georgia Institute of Technology
Architect:  Steve Cseplo, Project Architect, Georgia Institute of Technology
Value:  $481,301.00
Size:  12,000 square feet
Delivery Method:  Construction Management @ Risk

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Full project description

The Blue River Group provided construction management services, including pre-construction services for the complete renovation of Georgia Tech’s Price Gilbert Library. The project included the phased renovation of the 1st floor West Common’s ceiling as well as the 12,000 square foot 2nd floor. The project was awarded and construction was initiated after a three week Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) compilation where The Blue River Group was able to develop 10% in accepted value engineering that did not disrupt the intended program and allowed Georgia Tech to remain within their Budget. Phase I of the project included the installation of a scaffolding system over the West Common’s area that was necessary to replace acoustical ceiling, HVAC and Electrical systems including Georgia Tech’s first installation of a Light Harvesting system to minimize lighting costs of the West Commons that is immediately adjacent to a large curtainwall system that provides adequate lighting under most daytime conditions. This work was completed within a four week window between the end of the spring semester and summer freshman orientation. This phase of the project was completed on time and included the installation and removal of the scaffolding system as well as removal and replacement of a section of curtainwall to allow for the delivery of materials and removal of waste. Phase II of the project included the abatement of hazardous materials included in the prior early 1970’s renovation and included new flooring, acoustical “clouds”, lighting, fabric “DuctSox” HVAC distribution and a new lighting package including Georgia Tech’s first LED lighting fixtures. The Blue River Group completed the project 4 weeks ahead of schedule and below the original GMP that included a 3% contingency. Katherine Norris, Price Gilbert Library’s Project Coordinator for Facilities commented: “The level of professionalism and competence demonstrated by Blue River’s Management Team has been most impressive.”