Precision Planning, Inc. and Reeves Young Selected for Conyers City Hall Design, Construction
A new city hall is one step closer to reality as the Conyers City Council approved two contracts at the October 17, 2018 meeting: a contract naming Precision Planning, Inc. the firm for architectural design and engineering services at a fee of $ 482,500 and a contract naming Reeves Young the firm for construction manager at risk at a fee of $19,980 for providing pre-construction management services. A second contract will be executed with Reeves Young after working with Precision Planning on the complete building design once a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for construction is established and agreed to for the construction.
Precision Planning, Inc. is a Lawrenceville, Georgia-based firm with more than 35 years of experience providing professional design services to cities and counties across Georgia, among them 15 city hall projects including the cities of Sugar Hill, Lilburn, and Lawrenceville. Precision Planning was one of eight firms who submitted requests for qualifications this past summer and was evaluated by a panel of city staff members. As the selected firm for architectural design and engineering, Precision Planning will be responsible for full architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, interiors, site lighting and landscape design plans, cost estimating and construction administration.
Precision Planning will complement the services of Reeves Young, the firm selected by the city council for construction manager at risk (CMAR) services. Reeves Young is based in Sugar Hill, Georgia and cites more than 60 years of contracting experience. Reeves Young’s portfolio of qualifications include the McDonough, Georgia City Hall, Nancy Guinn Library, Newnan Public Safety Complex, Jim R. Miller Park Exhibit Hall, and DeKalb County Courthouse. Reeves Young has completed more than 25 projects in the Conyers-Rockdale area since 1993.
Reeves Young’s CMAR duties will include the full oversight, construction administration and coordination of required trades and their contracts to complete the construction of the city hall facility. Construction duties include site work, concrete flatwork and foundations, structural, mechanical, fire protection, electrical, plumbing, roofing, doors, windows, hardware, interiors, finishes, furniture fixtures and equipment, parking area lighting and landscaping, as well as relocation assistance from the current city hall and coordinating with Precision Planning.
Precision Planning and Reeves Young project groundbreaking for the new city hall on O’Kelly Street will occur in the spring of 2019 and, weather permitting, take approximately 18 months to complete.
“The experience, qualifications, and enthusiasm of the teams at Precision and Reeves Young are exemplary and match the excitement city staff have for this project,” said Mayor Vince Evans. “The new city hall will be a facility our community can take pride in and serve as a catalyst for new growth and redevelopment in Olde Town and surrounding areas of the city.”
A kick-off meeting with members of both firms and city staff is scheduled for the week of October 22 to discuss design and pre-construction activities related to the new complex.A page has been created on the city’s website to provide updates on the progress of the new city hall: http://www.conyersga.com/government/about-conyers/new-city-hall-updates.