Specializing in Full Design & Documentation Services
Design and Construction should work together. Collaboration and mutual success on projects are the way forward in the AECO Industry, and a major benefit in having an Architecture & Engineering Team on staff within PSIGC.
In-house architect and design team
We are one of the few construction companies in the region that has in-house architecture and engineering. So PSIGC provides a unique opportunity to design your project, maximize your savings, and simplify the design and construction process, all while creating beautiful, meaningful, and sustainable projects. Our architecture and engineering team works in the same building with our construction teams, streamlining communication and increasing collaboration. This increased collaboration allows the teams to work in tandem toward the same goal: creating a project that exceeds expectations!
A “Project-First” Mentality
Our architecture and engineering team is very experienced in all methods of project type and delivery. Within this deep design bench, hundreds of combined years of experience reside, ready to be utilized and implemented on your project. Our construction teams work with our architecture and engineering team to better the project. We have a “Project-First” way of thinking. This means we first consider what is best for the project, before all other considerations. If we are working with outside construction professionals or sub-consultants on projects, even in a design only basis, we work diligently to recreate the same in-house collaborative environment for the good of our clients and mutual success for the entire team.
Delivering “Turn-Key” Projects
With design in-house, PSIGC excels in Construction Management At-Risk and Design-Build project deliveries. Our teams specialize in “turn-key” projects, which involve the highest level of design and construction collaboration. Our goal is to help our clients obtain a high-performance building, which is a project that exceeds expectations. PSIGC is your single source of performance and responsibility from the design and conception phase all the way through construction and project delivery.
From project inception to final completion, the PSI architecture and engineering team works as your agent directly with other in-house or outside construction, estimating, sustainability, and management personnel to ensure your project is done right, on time, and on budget!
The Advantage of In-House Architects & Engineers
- Programming and Planning capability infused with construction expertise.
- Real-time access to design content by construction professionals, much earlier in the process.
- Full design and documentation capability, including all architecture and engineering services.
- Decades of experience administering construction.
- Greater collaboration between design and construction.
- Unbiased design experience at our clients’ disposal for building assessments, contract administration, and field investigation.
- Unparalleled expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM), including 4D and 5D scheduling.
- Lean thinking towards design and construction.
- With our expertise in BIM, namely our experience managing clash and interference detection, the construction project will have reduced potential for change orders.
- You’ll experience a collaborative effort, rather than an adversarial relationship between architect, engineer, and builder.
Working as One Unit
By collocating design and construction ability under one roof, the function of an architect, engineer, and construction manager take on the form of a single entity, PSIGC’s architecture and engineering services provide an integrated approach that is focused on the specific needs of your project.
PSIGC provides team leadership and a “personal ownership” type of responsibility. The team assigned to your project will be experts in the type of facility you’re designing. We place a senior-level executive in an active role to manage the overall effort.
Our staff of professionals includes experts in:
- Programming and Planning
- Master Planning
- Project Scheduling and Cost Control
- Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documentation
- CAD and BIM
- Graphic Renderings and Presentation Drawings
- COBie Compliance and BIM for Facilities Management
- Bidding and Negotiation Assistance
- Construction Administration
- Close Out Oversight
- Sustainability and LEED Certification
- Building Assessments and Reporting
- MEP Coordination and Commissioning
This expertise covers all aspects of architecture and engineering, offering you a unique platform to save time and money.
Architecture & Engineering
DDS Service Center, Dalton GA
A single-story, 8,000-square-foot new customer service center for the Georgia Department of Driver Services. The project includes a queuing area, teller stations, testing room, administration spaces, testing canopy, and restrooms.
The main structure of the facility is a pre-engineered metal building, with cold-formed metal framing along the front façade, as well as portions of the left and right facades. Brick veneer, metal composite panels, and resinous panels were concentrated at the main entrance.
Maintenance was the priority in the design and included:
- Brick veneer rainscreens with prefinished metal panels;
- Polished concrete floors;
- Ceramic tiling on restroom walls.
100% Construction Documents will be complete by Mid-Summer 2020. Construction will begin by Fall of 2020.
Heritage Church, Centerville TN
A single-story with partial basement, 12,000-square-foot new sanctuary for Heritage Church. The floor plan is cruciform in shape and includes a narthex, cry room, sanctuary, sound booth, side aisles, dais, conference room, robing room, bridal rooms, and restrooms.
The structure consists of conventional steel construction with cold-formed metal wall framing and metal stud trusses. The exterior walls are finished with an exterior insulating finish system (EIFS) and a stone wainscot.
The sanctuary was designed with Heritage Church’s liturgical worship view in mind. These features include:
- Large open vaulted interiors, especially in the main sanctuary;
- Large pointed arch windows;
- Polished concrete floors.
100% Construction Documents will be complete by Late Summer 2020. Ground will break by Mid-Summer 2020.
Holly Springs Towers, Holly Springs GA
A three-story, 60,000 square-foot new office building, which will include space for Place Services’ new corporate headquarters. The first floor includes corporate office space, a fitness area, meeting spaces, elevators, lobbies, and restrooms. The top two floors are designated for Place Services.
The structure consists of conventional steel construction with cold-formed metal wall framing and a low slope roof, with steel trusses and joists. The exterior facades include brick veneer, composite metal wall panels, and storefront aluminum entrances and windows.
Maximizing the amount of leasable space was key, while providing a modern look blended within the context of more traditional areas.
100% Construction Documents will be complete by March 2021.
Place Services, Inc. was recently awarded JOC contracts from Sourcewell for the Kentucky ezIQC construction and electrical services. Ben Lusk and Phillip Hayes in our Job Order Contracting Division put in countless hours in preparation for this RFQ. We are honored in getting the opportunity to earn the respect and trust from a very diverse group of clients as we assist them in completing their construction projects on time and within budget. Our team will work closely with the teams at Sourcewell and Gordian to strengthen the relationships needed to be successful in the utilization of the contract. Feel free to contact us for more details.
PSI contracted with the Statesboro Regional Library System to perform a much-needed renovation of two specific spaces and overall facelift within the main library branch. The Meeting Room and adjoining rooms are to be renovated to provide a modernized space for groups in Statesboro to hold meetings. The Friends of the Library room and the existing Kitchenette were swapped to give The Friends of the Library more working space. In the Staff workroom we are removing existing walls to create more workspace for the staff. We are also moving doors and windows to provide better lines of sight into the main library. The highlight of this project is a new circulation desk, which will brighten up the initial contact point for patrons as they enter the library. All spaces will receive much needed lighting, electrical, data, flooring, and paint upgrades. We express our gratitude to the Statesboro Regional Library System to be allowed to work on this project.
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Our Architecture and Engineering Division, led by Matthew Cash, has a history of teaming with state and local governments and agencies. Place Services Inc. (PSI) believes in building our communities through thoughtful design and construction. We are grateful for the opportunity to give back and build for our company’s home, the State of Georgia. Working with the Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission (GSFIC), the Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Whitfield County Government, PSI recently finished the design documents for the DDS-15 New Customer Service Center in Dalton, Georgia. Pictured is the groundbreaking to begin the construction of the new DDS facility. The facility is officially under construction, and will serve Whitfield County with basic skills, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s license services and testing. This building will replace their existing building and be located on Wagner Drive in Dalton, GA. The facility is a little over 8,000sf and will include a queuing area, multiple teller stations, testing area, driver course testing canopy, and a large administration area. The goal is to have the new DDS building construction completed by the beginning of 2022. Look out for the ribbon cutting in January of 2022!