Base-Buildings, Construction Management at Risk, LEED, Library, Municipal

Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Branch Library: Decatur, GA

The Toco Hill Library branch project included the construction of a new 18,000 square foot public library with extensive site improvements, including approximately 100 parking spaces and landscaped areas. The building was targeted for LEED certification, and the team maximized LEED points by recycling construction waste, providing parking for fuel efficient vehicles, improving the indoor air quality, using certified wood throughout and avoiding the use of CFC and HCFC-based refrigerants. The building provides education facilities for patrons of all ages. Inside this uniquely designed facility is a 12-station glass enclosed computer lab, 42 computers for public use, tutor study rooms, and a 100 seat conference room.

Hogan demolished the existing 8,500 square foot facility and ensured that most of the interior and exterior contents were recycled. The team also took great care in transplanting an existing Japanese maple tree that stood in front of the existing building to a new location just around the corner. During the inspection process and prior to demolition, it was determined that several material components contained asbestos; the resulting abatement process immediately impacted the project schedule. Even though there were many unforeseen site conditions that impacted the schedule throughout the project, Hogan maintained the contractual schedule and delivered the building on-time and under budget.

Client Quote:

“The decision to entrust seven of the nine library bond projects to the Hogan Construction Group has proved to be on of the best decisions that the county could have made. The management team performed superbly…from estimating, collaborating with the design team to value engineer projects to meet scope, budget, quality and schedule, and subcontractor selection and management.”

Aaron Worthy, Program Manager, DeKalb County Library Bond Construction Program

Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Branch Library, Decatur, GA