ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Honor Award-Winning Project

Paulding County is constructing a new 305-acre reservoir. Within this program, the Garney-Croy Engineering design-build team was selected to design and construct 18,100 LF of 48″ steel raw waterline crossing two counties and three jurisdictions from the Etowah River intake to the new reservoir. This included two 60″ steel cased trenchless road crossings, 5,000 CY of rock excavation and blasting, wetland mitigation, creek crossings, 32 easement acquisitions, restoration, and a 1 MG pre-stressed concrete storage tank.

The design and construction of the project involved a number of challenges, including design and permitting hurdles; easement acquisition and coordination with three jurisdictions; and installation challenges in terrain and limited access areas requiring vertical and horizontal fittings. The design-build team worked in collaboration to overcame project challenges and build a positive relationship with the client. As a result of the team’s collaboration, this project was completed five months ahead of schedule and under budget.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC) recently selected the Richland Creek Reservoir Raw Water Pipeline project as a 2018 ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Honor Award recipient.

“It is a huge honor not only to win an award for this project, but also to be a part of Paulding’s first water system,” said Eddie Wade, Vice President of Croy Engineering. “Working in the design-build environment with Garney Construction allowed us to aggressively tackle the project, and complete this critical piece of infrastructure well ahead of schedule.”