In 2008 Fulton County voters approved a $275 million library bond referendum, for the renovation and construction of library facilities in Fulton County. The plan included funding for eight new libraries, a new central library, expansion of two libraries, and renovations of 23 branch libraries.
In a joint venture with H. J. Russell, Heery provided construction phase program management services for Phase I of Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Capital Improvement Plan. The team was responsible for writing RFPs and contracts for 10 architects, 10 construction managers at-risk, special consultants for FF&E, wayfinding, technology, and geotechnical/materials testing/special inspections. The team was also responsible for writing building systems standards, a construction procedures manual, and LEED implementation plan; performing test-fits for site selection; and providing cost models, scheduling, and investigation of permit requirements. Phase I of the program included eight new libraries and two expanded libraries, all incorporating sustainable design, and construction features. Phase 2 included a new central library.
The Heery team successfully oversaw, monitored, directed, checked, reviewed, and commented on design and related work performed by others. The team was responsible for successful program definition for the construction of the Library CIP and oversaw construction administration for all aspects of construction and contract administration.
Key components of this program include the following:
8 new libraries (155,000 SF); 2 library renovations (81,000 SF)