New Arcade City Hall | Public Safety Renovation
Owner: City of Arcade Georgia
Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk
15,000 square feet
Pieper, Obrien, Herr Architects
The Arcade City Hall project involved the ground-up construction of a new 10,000 square foot city hall facility, including the renovation and enlargement of the existing public safety facility. During the initial pre-construction phase, the team worked tirelessly to bring the project in budget and then, once in line with the budget, pushed hard to maintain the original project schedule promised to the city. The entire team required a creative approach during the preconstruction phase to meet the budgetary requirements given to us by the City of Arcade. By adjusting grades to accomplish a “level site” requiring zero cut and fill, the team worked to minimize the grading costs making it possible for the project to maintain its program.
Although the result of this “adjustment” required that the City Hall sit slightly below the existing grades of the public safety building, the cost savings were beneficial to the client and allowed the team to bring the project in on the extremely tight budget of $120.00 per square foot. Over the course of the year working together, Blue River and City of Arcade personnel became close friends with Jonathan and Barbara Kesler, and they remain close to this day. The Chief of Police helped complete background checks for Jonathan and Kelly to adopt their first child from Russia in 2006. Partnerships such as this project are what Blue River looks for in all projects they undertake.