June 14, 2017
Dublin, Georgia – Garbutt Construction Company announced today acceptance of a coveted Build Georgia Award for their work at Paulson Stadium, home of Georgia Southern University’s football team. Receiving on behalf of the firm, Chris Davis and Terrence Weaver, attended Associated General Contractors of Georgia’s (AGC Georgia) annual convention in Ponte Vedra, Florida. This award recognizes excellence in safety, project management, and scheduling, use of innovative techniques, overcoming challenges, and customer service.
Paulson Stadium’s Bryant Field was stripped of its natural turf and recovered with a two-inch, dual fiber system that combines slit film, the most durable synthetic fiber turf, and a monofilament film. An impressive aspect of the new turf is its ability to cope with South Georgia’s heat through HydroChill. HydroChill, an evaporating cooling system, is installed underneath the field to help cool the turf the same way the human body cools itself through sweating.
Additional modifications to Paulson Stadium included storm water drainage, data and fiber communication needs, increased electrical requirements, and irrigation waterlines. The installation of Shaw’s synthetic turf made a new drainage system a must for Bryant Field, an area already vulnerable to flooding. The data and fiber allows ESPN to access cameras, game clocks, and other information during home football games.
Garbutt Construction Company finished this project nearly one month ahead of the originally scheduled completion date despite many setbacks due to excessive rainfall and thunderstorms. Accomplishing such a feat took careful planning and coordination by Project Manager, Chris Davis, Project Superintendent, Terrence Weaver, and all team members. Much credit is due to the weekly pull planning meetings, a Lean Construction technique, where schedules were updated and progress tracked and discussed.
“This was a great project for an even greater client. It was a real honor to receive this award,” said Davis.
“The team effort was tremendous,” added Weaver.