In order to increase capacity and upgrade facilities, Croy Engineering has worked with the YWCA of Northwest Georgia and other firms to renovate the 2.19-acre site consisting of a surface parking lot and two structures.
The existing South Building, comprised of three structures combined into one building, had a pool area, meeting rooms with associated support services, and a storage/classroom/office addition. The original construction dated back to 1964. The South Building renovation was completed in 2011 such that the pool area was incorporated into a two story structure with 12 new transitional housing apartments. Further renovations included an expanded and renovated counseling/training facility, computer lab, regional sexual assault center, and office space. In addition, HVAC systems, electrical components and plumbing fixtures were replaced. Project demolition was limited to the interior, leaving the exterior as a shell for the new construction. Exterior work was limited to new windows for all openings, new roofing including slope repair and new flashing for all exterior conditions.
The existing North Building is a U-shaped structure built in 1988. Renovation plans include expanding from a 32 bed shelter to a 40 bed domestic violence shelter, with a full kitchen and dining room so families can eat together. Some additional features of the shelter renovation will include: play and study areas for the children, an expanded living room, counseling and child therapy rooms, and bedrooms with private bathrooms. Construction began in December of 2014.
Croy Engineering employees Jim Croy and Tracy Sirmans have co-led the $7.2 million building renovation while other company employees have also been an integral part of the construction and design team for both buildings. We are proud to be involved in something that is so beneficial to our community. Several departments within Croy Engineering provided their expertise including survey, environmental and construction.