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Family Day 2017

Piedmont Construction Group held their Family Day celebration on Saturday, June 24th. The event was held at Little Creek Plantation in Unadilla, Georgia. A good time was had by all who attended!       

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Piedmont Wins 4 First Place AGC Awards

Piedmont Construction Group received 4 First Place Awards in the 2017 AGC BUILD GEORGIA AWARDS PROGRAM. The annual AGC convention was held at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida June 11-14, 2017, where the awards were presented. Below are the winning projects: Construction Management Renovation $50- $100 Million GCR Over $30 Million [...]

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Lofts @ Navicent

The sun is shining over the Lofts @ Navicent! The lofts are nearing completion. What a wonderful addition to the neighborhood surrounding the hospital and downtown Macon.  

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Ice House Addition Ground Breaking Ceremony

A Ground Breaking ceremony was held Tuesday, May 23rd for The Ice House Addition in downtown Macon.  Construction is set to begin June 2017 and will be completed by January 2018. On hand for the occasion were several community leaders and business professionals. Speakers included James Bates law firm partners, [...]

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Piedmont Wins Preservation Award for the Silver Building

The Silver Building was selected as a winner of Historic Macon’s commercial preservation award. An award ceremony was held Tuesday, May 2nd at Theatre Macon. Shown here are Steve Allen, Billy Goolsby, David Thompson, Brian Whitley, Wright Woodall and Scott Thompson. Photo by Maryann Bates

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Ribbon Cutting at Oconee Brewery Company

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday, April 20th at Oconee Brewing Company in Greensboro. The 6,000-square-foot space will have indoor and outdoor tasting areas. Pictured here representing Piedmont Construction Group are Wright Woodall, Alexis Leo, Randy Reed, Jan Phillips and Chris Bridges.

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The Newly Finished Lofts @ Bass II in Macon

    

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Rosa Taylor Elementary School’s Career Day

    Piedmont Project Manager, Wright Woodall, took part in a career day held at Rosa Taylor Elementary School.  Presentations allowed students to imagine the possibilities that exist when college and career preparation are top priorities.   http://wgxa.tv/news/local/taylor-elementary-career-day-shows-kids-possibilities  

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Tindall Seniors Towers

The landscape is changing just off of Mercer University Drive as the construction of Tindall Seniors Towers is beginning to take shape! This will be a wonderful addition to the community!    

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Lake Country Brewery

  Soon, the Lake Oconee area – specifically Greensboro, Georgia – will have its very own microbrewery. It will be called Lake Country Brewing. Piedmont Construction Group is raising this new brewery from the ashes, so to speak, of what was known as the Chero-Cola building back in 1910, which [...]

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Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for a Building

    Piedmont often hears owners say “that cost too much.”  We are committed to providing our clients a complete picture of what a building truly costs during the entire lifespan of the building, not just the initial design and construction costs.  Thanks to our extensive experience in public and [...]

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Mercer University Pedestrian Bridge

The Constructing of Mercer University Pedestrian Bridge

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Memorial Park Recreational Center Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last week for the Memorial Park Recreation Center in Macon, GA. Shown here is Mayor Robert Reichert cutting the ribbon. The video below is Piedmont’s Project Manager for the job, Trent Wilson, speaking at the ceremony. The facility renovation includes a new fitness room, [...]

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Safety Awards Received

Piedmont Construction Group received two awards from BB&T Insurance Services over the holidays for their safety achievement. Over 500,000 hours worked without a loss time injury! What a terrific accomplishment!!!

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Clarke Central Gym Renovation

Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia is just about completed with the final phase being the gym renovation. Piedmont totally renovated the gymnasium and locker rooms. Another fantastic job!  

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for MGSU in Warner Robins

     Middle Georgia State University held a groundbreaking ceremony and reception Wednesday, Nov. 30th for their 13,250-square-foot STEM (science, technology, engineer and math) building. The building will be on the south end of the Warner Robins campus, connected to Oak Hall. It will feature labs, technology-based classrooms and a lecture [...]

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Barnett Shoals Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Barnett Shoals Elementary School in Athens, Georgia on Friday, November 11, 2016. Piedmont Construction Group was the Construction Manager for the project.    

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Big R value-engineers Signature Bridge for Macon, GA ‘Gateway’

By completely value-engineering this pedestrian crossing from its original concrete spec, this steel tied arch solution from Big R Bridge was able to save the owners significant time and cost while still producing a mighty-fine-looking Signature Bridge. With its sweeping arches – illuminated by a programable LED lighting system capable [...]

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Georgia College & State University’s Tex Mex Grille

    Plan, Do, Check, Adjust: LEAN Construction Implementation Tex Mex Grille – Georgia College and State University – Milledgeville, Georgia Project Value – $250,000 Project Schedule – 12 Days Spring Break 2016 saw the complete conversion of the cafeteria serving line to the Tex Mex Grille.  The plan was [...]

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Piedmont Finishes Clarke Central High School with Innovative Construction

  Piedmont Construction Group, under the management of Wright Woodall, completed one of their largest projects to date: the new Clarke Central High School. At $32 million, this is the largest construction project the school district has undertaken. Woodall says, “We’re really proud of how it’s turned out and we [...]

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Capricorn Records Studio

  The renovation of Macon’s Capricorn Records Studio and the construction of the Lofts at Capricorn, which will wrap around the legendary music spot, moved a big step toward reality Thursday. The official groundbreaking held at 540 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. beside the Capricorn Records building was attended by [...]

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GBI Groundbreaking in Decatur, Georgia

  On Sept. 1, 2016, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in Decatur  for the expansion of its morgue, increasing the agency’s ability to handle death investigations. Construction should be completed by July 2017.

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Mercer Pedestrian Bridge / Main Entrance Photo Update

 

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Clarke Central High School

Finishing touches are being made at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia. Great job guys! For more photos follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/piedmontconstruction107/

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Barnett Shoals Elementary School

The newly completed Barnett Shoals Elementary School in Athens, Georgia is ready for students!

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Lofts at Mercer Stadium Are Another Step Toward Mercer’s – and Macon’s – Revitalization

It was just a few months ago that a stunning new pedestrian bridge was erected over Mercer University Drive, connecting the new development zone to Mercer’s main entrance and Five Star Stadium. Now, the latest housing addition is ready to open its doors and welcome students to their new homes. [...]

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The Lofts at Silver

The popularity of living in loft apartments and downtown Macon’s urban renewal have shown no signs of slowing down. And with a prime location, modern amenities and unique architecture, it’s no wonder why locals continue to choose loft living over traditional apartments.   The Lofts at Silver are not a [...]

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Groundbreaking for Oconee Brewing Company

A groundbreaking ceremony for Oconee Brewing Company was held in Greensboro, Georgia last Wednesday. Shown here are Danny Martin, AIA, John Faulk, Superintendent/Piedmont, Jan Phillips, Project Manager/Piedmont, John McGarity/ Oconee Brewery, Taylor Lamm/Brewmaster/Oconee Brewery, Nathan McGarity/Oconee Brewery, David Thompson/Piedmont. The brewery will be completed by December 2016.  

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New Lighting for the Pedestrian Bridge

The new lighting system was tested last night at the Mercer University Pedestrian Bridge. What a wonderful addition for Mercer University and downtown!

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Piedmont Receives AGC Awards at 2016 Convention

The 2016 AGC Build Georgia Awards Ceremony was held this past weekend at Hilton Head Island Resort. Piedmont Construction Group received awards for the following projects: • Lamar Lofts Earned First Place in its construction group and First Place in its Best Sustainable Building Practices division • Navicent Health Bariatric [...]

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Silver Lofts Are Now Leasing

The Silver Lofts project in downtown Macon is just about finished, and the apartments are now leasing! Just take a look at this one bedroom loft!     

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Piedmont Donates Lumber To Construction Program

Piedmont Construction Group donated lumber in partnership with a local lumber supplier, Bankston Lumber for the Lamar County High School construction program.  Pictured here is Wright Woodall, from Piedmont Construction, and Lamar County’s construction pathway students.  

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Stratford Elementary School

The new Stratford Elementary School is almost completed!  The building is a beautiful addition to the Statford campus and will be an asset for years to come!  

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The Building of a Bridge

Time lapse video of the Mercer University Pedestrian Bridge. Truly remarkable!   https://instagram.com/p/BEElB1ruqfc/  

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Mercer president leads inaugural bridge walk

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Mercer Pedestrian Bridge “Swings” Into Place

        

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NewTown Macon plans to move to Poplar Street

BY LINDA S. MORRIS Macon Telegraph In about a month, NewTown Macon will move a short distance to its new downtown home. NewTown Macon is a nonprofit, public-private partnership that seeks to reinvigorate downtown by helping to increase residents, businesses and a sense of place. Its offices have been located [...]

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Johnson Lofts Project

Piedmont Construction Group is pleased to deliver thirteen new loft apartments to Poplar Street in downtown Macon, in addition to 4,500 square feet of new office space for NewTown Macon. The Johnson Lofts project was completed five days ahead of schedule with tenants for two of the apartments projected to [...]

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Piedmont Implements Lean Construction

From its beginning, Piedmont Construction Group has been committed to delivering exemplary construction services by fostering the well-being of the project team and exceeding the owner’s expectations in time, value, and quality. In the last several decades manufacturing has been marked by enhanced efficiencies, lower costs and just-in-time delivery, while [...]

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Spotlight: Steve Allen, Superintendent

Steve Allen has been working as a self-taught Project Superintendent for the past 40 years. Since he started working at PCG three years ago, Steve has spent the majority of his time overseeing projects in downtown Macon including the Tubman Museum and The Lamar. While discussing the most recent project [...]

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PIEDMONT REVITALIZES MACON: THE LAMAR LOFTS

Downtown Macon is alive again with energy not felt since passengers regularly boarded trains in Terminal Station.  What had once been the domain of quiet offices and abandoned retail space now possesses a new vitality. People are drawn to live in downtown for a variety of reasons.  For many, it [...]

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Update on Mercer Pedestrian Bridge

Construction is in full swing on the Mercer University Pedestrian Bridge, which will cross Mercer University Drive from the Lofts at Mercer Landing to Mercer’s main campus entrance. The bridge is scheduled to be in place by April 7th.

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Capricorn Recording Studio building to be ‘preserved, returned to original use’

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2016/02/10/capricorn-recording-studio-building-to-be.html?surround=etf&ana=e_article

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Macon leaders celebrate start of Memorial Park renovations

  http://www.macon.com/news/local/politics-government/article59763326.html

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Piedmont Construction Market Update

The 2015 Construction Market was hot and the 2016 Construction Prospects remain strong as indicators call for continued growth in most business sectors. Georgia suffered mightily during the Great Recession ranking near the top in failed financial institutions and bankruptcies.  Commercial construction sank dramatically and as projects dried up, construction [...]

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Piedmont Construction Group’s Commitment to Communities

Again and again, history has shown that local subcontractors provide better quality service; after all, they take pride in their towns, and live and work among their clients. This is why Piedmont Construction Group partners with communities throughout the duration of our projects and beyond. Commitment is key to community [...]

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Riley Elementary Renovation

The renovation of Riley Elementary here in Macon is finished. Another beautiful K-12 project!  

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Tattnall Square Park Fountain

If you have not seen the fountain at Tattnall Square Park lit up at night, it is definitely worth a visit! Just take a look!  

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Tools for Successful Project Management

To finish all jobs on time and within budget, we need to manage the project effectively while controlling costs and maintaining quality workmanship. To accomplish this, our project managers and superintendents use Latista, a field management software designed to eliminate project waste. Latista is a mobile, cloud-based program for all [...]

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New lofts to incorporate historic Capricorn Studios in Macon

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Ribbon Cutting at Starbase Robins

Starbase Robins held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new classrooms at the Museum of Aviation on Friday, November 6th. The ribbon cutting was part of their 20th year celebration. Shown here representing Piedmont Construction Group are Mr. David Thompson, and Mr. Chris Robinson-Project Superintendent. Also in attendance was Mr. Adam Berkstresser-Project Manager.

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10th Annual PCG Sporting Clay Shoot and Luncheon

Piedmont Construction Group employees held their 10th annual sporting clay shoot and luncheon on Friday, October 30th. This event was held at The Meadows National Gun Club  in Smarr, Georgia. It was a fun day for all!

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A Trip Around Milledgeville Dialysis

Drone Video at Milledgeville Dialysis Center. This project has just been completed.

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Project Manager Spotlight – Dallas Smith

Dallas Smith is a new member of Piedmont Construction Group’s project management team, but he is no stranger to the construction industry. With over twenty years of experience, Dallas has worked on a wide variety of projects including K-12 Education and Historic Renovations. Most recently, Dallas completed the project management [...]

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Partners’ construction footprint ‘huge’ for Bibb County

The lofts at Bass Road just down from the Publix grocery store. BEAU CABELL bcabell@macon.com BY LINDA S. MORRISlmorris@macon.com In 2009, Macon developer Jim Daws had an idea how to enhance the residential portion of the College Hill Corridor master plan. Daws presented his idea for student housing to Bill Underwood, the [...]

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Transforming Elder Care Housing

Historically, aging family members have moved in with children or grandchildren as they become less autonomous. In today’s society this is not always feasible, or even desirable for many elderly residents who desire their continued independence. Today’s retirement solutions are becoming more innovative, and the market is growing in demand. [...]

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Tattnall Square Park Fountain Installed

BY LAURA CORLEY lcorley@macon.com Cranes lifted 1,200-pound pieces of iron, laying them one on top of the other in the center of Tattnall Square Park on Thursday, 100 years after the park’s first fountain was installed. “The fountain was completed in terms of it’s out there, it’s put together, it’s [...]

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Lean Construction

Lost opportunity in construction is caused by too much waste and not enough productivity. The traditional approach to project management focuses on activities and planning relies on command and control.  This causes everyone to try to optimize their own piece of the project to maximize profit and creates an unpredictable [...]

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Lamar Lofts Ribbon Cutting

Friday, August 7th, Lamar Lofts in downtown Macon held their official Grand Opening event featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, food, drinks, loft tours and live music. These beautiful loft apartments were built by Piedmont Construction Group and are now available for lease.    

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Macon Dialysis Ribbon Cutting

Macon Dialysis Clinic held their ribbon cutting ceremony last week, outside of their new facility in downtown Macon. Guest speaker was Mayor Robert Reichert.  

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Aerial Views of Mercer V Lofts

  These aerial shots of the construction of Mercer V Lofts (across the street from the Mercer campus), show the dramatic progress in just one month’s time! The site will be the home of student housing, a parking deck and administrative offices.

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Lofts at Silver in Downtown Macon

    A press conference was held Monday, January 15th, to announce the development and construction of the “Lofts at Silver”. Developer Scott Thompson, CEO of Piedmont Construction Group, who is rebuilding the Lofts at Silver, said the building — located at 450 Third St. — was originally Silver’s Department [...]

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Mercer Lofts V Progress

  Progress at Mercer Lofts V is really beginning to take shape with the addition of the crane that was brought in last week. The crane, a 230 ton Manitowoc Triple 8, is dedicated specifically to the erection of the pre-cast parking deck. The parking deck is anticipated to be [...]

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AGC Build Georgia Awards

  Piedmont Construction Group was awarded two AGC Build Georgia Awards at their Annual Convention held in Amelia Island, Florida on June 9, 2015. Shown here are Mr. David Thompson and Mr. Wright Woodall accepting the first place award for Darton College-Cordele Campus and a first place award for The [...]

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“Girls In Construction Summer Camp”

Bibb County’s “Girls in Construction Summer Camp” took a field trip on Friday, June 5th, to tour three of Piedmont Construction Group’s job sites in Macon. Shown here is Piedmont’s President, Mr. David Moore, speaking to the girls about the opportunities that are available for women in the construction industry, [...]

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Minority Participation

So often Owner’s request their construction team to concentrate on improving participation for both local and minorities on their projects and are told this is impossible.  With the recent opening of the Tubman Museum in downtown Macon, Piedmont Construction Group was able to demonstrate that with a concerted effort and [...]

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Downtown Revitalization

As a part of our effort in the revitalization of downtown Macon, Piedmont Construction Group is continuing our successful participation in multi-family residential projects. From our work on the Lofts at Mercer Village, the Lamar Lofts and 401 Cherry Lofts, we add the most recent kick-off of the Lofts at [...]

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Quarterly Market Report

Construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to a nine-year April low of 7.5 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that even as the industry continues to expand, growth has been [...]

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Tubman Museum Grand Opening

On May 16, 2015, the Tubman Museum officially opened its doors to the general public in the new 49,000 square feet facility located on Cherry Street in downtown Macon.  Piedmont Construction Group was present to witness the achievement and lend support as the owner becomes familiar with their new building. [...]

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Public-Private Partnerships in Action

  When Mercer student Kate Kasmier invites friends over for Sunday brunch or dashes downstairs for a Jittery Joe’s caffeine fix, she isn’t thinking about the long-range benefits of public-private partnerships. It doesn’t occur to the vocal performance major that the loft she lives in at Mercer Village is but [...]

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Three Essentials for the 21st Century Classroom

  The 21st Century Classroom must engage students, while equipping them with the digital-age literacy demanded by the evolving workplace and increasingly global culture they are preparing to join. These innovative classrooms require not only new education methodologies, but also learning spaces that organically support the mission. Flexible configurations Student-centric [...]

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Lofts at College Hill – Update

    For this week in downtown Macon, changes in the skyline on Georgia and Hardeman Avenues will not go unnoticed, as a massive crane sets the precast for the parking deck at the Lofts at College Hill. Located just minutes from Mercer University the new student housing development has [...]

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Safety in Action

Piedmont Construction Group has successfully logged over two years without a lost time accident – more than 196,732 man-hours of work completed. A lost time accident is when an employee is injured at work for and is unable to perform their regular work duties for at least one full day.  [...]

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Fountain to return to Tattnall Square Park

    The sound of flowing water will return to Tattnall Square Park later this year when a fountain will again be built at the park’s center. That news came Thursday as Andrew Silver, a Mercer University professor and chairman of Friends of Tattnall Square Park, announced that enough money [...]

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Groundbreaking Ceremonies

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday, February 4th for the Lofts at Mercer. The 8-acre site on the corner of Mercer University Drive and Canton Street, across from the Hilton Garden Inn, will soon boast student housing, office space and private businesses expected to include a hotel and several food outlets.

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