- Company: Astra Group Inc.
- Industry: General Building
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Expected Completion Date: March 4, 2015
- Project Website
Charlie Loudermilk Park was built as an oasis in a congested area of Buckhead in the heart of Atlanta. The park houses a green space, clock tower, tables and chairs for picnics, a beautiful granite fountain and a statue of the park’s namesake. The park was built to provide much needed green space in an extremely congested part of town.
What impact does this project have on America?
The park sits in the location of Henry Irby’s General Store, which opened in the early 1900’s. The store quickly became the unofficial local gathering place for the area. This part of town soon became known as “Buckhead” because of a buck’s head that had been posted near the area by a hunter. The head became a noted landmark. The park is named for philanthropist and “Aaron Rents” founder Charlie Loudermilk, who has donated more than $18M to local charities and causes. Residents and visitors use the park for relaxation, marking the hub of this vibrant area of town.
What interesting obstacles or unusual circumstances did you overcome to complete the project?
Charlie Loudermilk Park is a triangular shaped piece of land located at the intersection of three of Atlanta’s busiest streets. Traffic control and congestion were a constant problem and a safety concern for workers and pedestrians in the area. Traffic control was used to ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians and travelers.
What dangers and risks did you encounter, and describe any extraordinary methods used to keep workers safe?
The primary danger was that of traffic and congestion. Traffic control was used consistently to ensure safety.
How did you leverage new technologies to work faster and reduce waste?
Heavy Bid was used to bid the job, ensuring correct pricing. Heavy Job was used manage the project and ensure the budget was properly maintained.