Forest Park Project Takes First Place.

Photo provided by William Gilmore Photography.

Forest Park Gillem Public Safety Building received First Place in the Public Works Category of the 2024 Georgia Chapter ACI (American Concrete Institute) Dan R. Brown Awards Program. The competition is open to all architects, engineers, developers, contractors, ready mix producers and other concrete-industry professionals who have participated in projects with unique and/or significant concrete applications.

Located in the Gillem Logistics Center in Forest Park, Georgia, the new Gillem Public Safety Building was unveiled by the City of Forest Park last spring. The $8.3M, 15,000 SF total precast structure is a mixed-use building that includes a fire station, police precinct substation, conference room for public safety personnel, sleeping quarters, high-end kitchen and a fitness center.

Precast Concrete Manufacturer: Metromont

Metromont’s Hiram team produced 12,517 SF of precast concrete for the project (113 pieces), including factory-topped roof double tees and 9″ thick insulated precast wall panels with an architectural face mix, brick formliner, and sandblast finish.

Photography provided by William Gilmore Photography.