Specializing in Design-Build

The Design-Build approach replaces the traditional method of awarding separate contracts for design and construction creating an adversarial relationship. On our Design-Build projects, the contractor and architect/engineers are allied and work together to serve you “the owner.” This allows all team members to focus on solving problems and fast-tracking your project.

Our team specializes in Design-Build construction to provide you the very best oversight for complete Design and Build project delivery. PSIGC is your single source of performance and responsibility from conception to completion delivering your project on time and on budget.

The Advantages of PSI Design-Build approach:

  • Cost is put on early conceptual design ideas as they are developed.
  • A Guaranteed Maximum Price can be determined early, right after the scope is established keeping the contractor’s fees and construction cost to a minimum.
  • Time can be saved because construction can begin before the design is complete, fast-tracking the process, saving you time and money.
  • The need for high cost change orders is eliminated!
  • Architect and engineering fees are kept to a minimum and determined from the beginning.
  • Realistic completion dates are established by the contractor who is performing the work.

Our single contract covers architecture, engineering, and construction services. Choosing to streamline your project in no way sacrifices the PSIGC quality and performance we put into every project. It allows you to take advantage of special services and maximizes your budget; giving you access to services such as preliminary feasibility studies, value-engineering and life cycle cost analysis.

Design Build Projects

Henry County E911/EMA Facility and Support Buildings

Through our Design-Build Division’s Gordian contract, we recently won the full design services and construction administration award for a new Henry County E911/EMA Facility and Support Buildings project in McDonough, Georgia.

With Henry County’s direction, PSI will be developing the full set of permit documents for all facilities over the next 10 to 12 months and will be administering the construction contract over the next few years.

Specifications

Our A&E division, led by Matthew Cash, developed a master plan for the new public safety complex and just finished programming the new 51,200-sf E911/EMA building, along with a 6,600-sf classroom building for the Fire Department, and a 10,500-sf E911/EMA Warehouse building.

Details

The PSIGC A&E team is supported by Alex Ramirez, Delvin Stephens, Brett Hembree, and Danielle O’Sullivan.

The PSIGC DB Division is supported by Paul Gleason, George Stefanou, and Katie Watson from our PSI DB Division.

Atlanta State Farmers Market

During a roof replacement inspection at the Atlanta State Farmers Market, areas with failure in the CMU block exterior wall, concrete columns, and a beam supporting the building’s roof were pointed out by a Project Manager from PSIGC. The PSIGC team led an investigation to assess the extent of the damage to the approximately 70-year-old structure, and it was discovered that the entire south exterior wall was past its life expectancy and rapidly deteriorating. The Job Order Contracting Program (JOC) was utilized to design and safely and efficiently complete this emergency restoration.

Specifications

The project scope created by the PSIGC team, led by George Stefanou, involved the installation of the roof, supporting structure, shoring in the primary work area, restoration of a cracked concrete beam and columns using state-of-the-art material and techniques, reinforcement of the CMU wall, and securing the exterior brick veneer.

Details

The collaboration of Georgia’s Department of Agriculture and PSIGC through the use of Gordian’s JOC program made for a successful project.

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.

Specifications

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.

Details

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.

Glenwood Renovation, Dalton, GA

PSIGC contracted with Tobin Properties to provide both design and construction services, under separate contracts. The existing facility was originally a Kmart and provided 90,000 sf of renovation space for two tenants, Rose’s and Ollie’s.

Specifications

Extensive coordination occurred between PSIGC’s design and construction teams, as well as outside consultants and subcontractors to coordinate this transition for Tobin Properties. The challenges of renovating the 40-year-old building without having as-built drawings was a challenge PSIGC was up for.

 

Details

Renovating a 40-year-old building without having as-built drawings was a challenge PSI was up for. The design partitioned the large space to accommodate two retail business to include offices, public and private restrooms, warehouse staging areas, and open floor retail space. Given the size of the project, we were required to address ADA, Life Safety, and bringing the building up to current code in all aspects. Throughout design, we faced challenges of unforeseen conditions, addressing structural issues as we got into the demolition. Areas of the building were not accessible and had to be demoed for disclosure to determine subsurface materials so attachments could be made. This was addressed in change orders that were minimized because we were able to begin demolition before construction drawings were completed in the design process. The building exterior face and loading dock areas were also addressed in design and construction. This project would have been impossible, given the strict schedule and cost factors, had the team not included experienced designers and constructors working together. PSIGC made the project happen on budget and on schedule!

 

95 Hickory Office Warehouse Addition, Holly Springs, GA

This project consisted of adding to the warehouse opening it up with pre-engineered clear-span beams to maximize the warehouse space and renovate the first and second floors bringing them up to code and better utilize the space.

Specifications

This is a pre-engineered metal building with coiling doors, metal panel sheathing, and roof.

 

Details

The HVAC was completely replaced, electrical was overhauled and the MDP was replaced to better handle the addition. An exterior stairwell was added to provide a secondary means of egress to the second floor. The exterior grading and existing concrete drive were higher than finish floor and the sheathing was rusted out at the bottom. We regraded and poured a new concrete drive to allow us to replace all the siding on the building. The storefront windows and doors were replaced with new low-e and added tint giving a higher energy savings. The roof was in terrible shape as well. When we designed the building addition, we considered the elevation differences and allowed for structural hat channels over top of the existing roof and placed new roof panels over the existing. This saved time and a great deal of cost allowing the existing roof and insulation to remain.

 

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Canton GA 30115

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