Avalon Project | Harrison Contracting

Winner 2015 AGC Build Georgia Awards

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Harrison Contracting Company Recognized in the 2015 AGC Build Georgia Awards Program

Avalon Mixed-Use Development project earned first place honors in the 2015 AGC Build Georgia Awards Program.

The Build Georgia Awards began in 1989 when AGC Georgia recognized General Contractor members and their construction teams for outstanding performances on some of Georgia’s most remarkable projects. Several years later the program began recognizing Specialty Contractors for their projects.

This is a coveted award that’s given out annually, since 1989, to Georgia’s most remarkable construction projects.  The award criteria are based more around the actual construction of the project rather than just a “pretty” finished building.  They focus on how companies overcame construction obstacles, their safety record and the successful collaboration with the entire project team.  This prestigious award is widely recognized throughout the state by general contractors in all markets. Winners will be recognized in June 2015 at AGC Georgia’s Awards Breakfast held during our Annual Convention in Amelia Island, FL.

About Our Project

Avalon is a mixed use project in every sense of the word.  Structures on the site ranged from a 30,000 square foot theater, to a 5,000 square foot restaurant, and as small as 2000 Square foot Retail shops and public spaces. Given this wide variety of structure type and size, our workforce had to be able to adjust to ever changing job site conditions, production rate variances, and Georgia’s infamous ever changing weather cycles.  All of this was taken into account, along with a myriad of architectural revisions with regard to design and materials that is typical on projects with such a diverse client / tenant base.  Each of these challenges led to a constant balancing act with regard to design, materials, manpower and the scheduling and coordination needed to pull it off as seamlessly as possible.

Throughout our Avalon project (a 600 million dollar / 85 acre mixed use development owned and operated by North American Properties, and located in Alpharetta, GA) we were responsible for the painting and wallcovering scopes for 15 different buildings, while working under multiple GC’s on. Not only did we need to coordinate multiple types of scopes and finishes, we had to facilitate the successful completion of these while meeting the production schedules of various independent projects within the larger project as a whole.

Avalon is an 86 acre mixed use development where one can live, work, and play. Similar to the very well-known Atlantic Station. Avalon consists of many high-end retail shops, restaurants, a Regal Theater, and numerous other public spaces.

The Regal Theater is 30,000 sq ft. With twelve auditoriums and a bar/lounge. The front entry lobby contains a 45 ft. barrel vaulted ceiling with eight different colors and four different wallcoverings. We faced many logistics challenges on this project including coordination and planning for exceptionally long lead times on certain custom wallcoverings.

Bocado Burger is an example of one of the many restaurants within the Avalon development. On this particular project we used innovative application techniques to apply custom blended stains to 80% of the exterior. Weather (precipitation and humidity) was a constant challenge.

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About AGC

AGC of Georgia is one of 95 chapters affiliated with The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) representing over 30,000 members nationwide. AGC of Georgia members are also members of the national organization.  Firms engaged in the commercial construction industry for two or more years with an established track record for demonstrating Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility, are eligible for membership.

Harrison Contracting Company Celebrating 20 Years of Service

2015 marks the twentieth anniversary of Harrison Contracting Company and earning this prestigious award makes our celebration special for many reasons. We would like to congratulate Rich, Rachel, William and the entire Avalon team not only for the successful project but for the professional award nomination that allowed us to stand out to the AGC Award Committee.

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