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AEC, Inc. has been proud to part of the Sun Valley Drive Extension – Phase 1 project team. This project provides an additional route between Mansell Road and Georgia Highway 9 in northern Roswell, by connecting Sun Valley Drive to Warsaw Road. Our work on this project has included stream relocation and restoration planning, stormwater quality and hydrology design, existing pond rehabilitation, and landscape architecture services. The new route is now open to the public.
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The Roswell Fire Station #4 opened it's oversized doors back in June of this year. The official "hose cutting" was attended by members of the public, Mayor Jere Wood, and Brad Riffel and DeChaun Adams-Lee from AEC.
The City of Roswell's commitment to raising water quality standards figured heavily in AEC's design. Setting an example for future projects, AEC took a stringent approach to erosion and sediment control. Multiple BMPs were implemented such as grass filter strips, grass channels, and bioretention swales in series.
The station's unique design also features total surface drainage to multiple bioretention areas, eliminating the need for an underground stormwater network.
AEC's final grading plan for the site.
In an effort to balance the site without costly haul-off, earthen mounds flanking the station were incorporated into the detention design.
The "before". It's amazing how much a site can change in under two years.
For the third year running, AEC manned a booth at Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin'. The annual event was held in the scenic Roswell Town Square, just around the corner from the AEC office. Featuring live music, hundreds of homemade ice cream flavors, and sugar-hyped kids, the event raised roughly $50,000 for the Drake House--a local organization dedicated to helping families recover from financial crisis.
This year, AEC cranked out a mix of time-tested and nontraditional flavors. President Chris Finke delivered the classic "Cookies-N-Cream", while Victoria Myrick's "Cake Batter" was a hit with all ages. In addition to AEC's unparalleled signage, Landscape Architect Bradley Riffel whipped up "Blueberry Cobbler": a creamy mix of hand-picked blueberries and crunchy pastry bits. Keeping the team cutting edge, Eric Turner and his wife churned up a matcha-packed "Green Tea" ice cream. Sadly, Mark Van de Water's chocolate chip concoctions did not make an appearance as they have the previous two years.
Unlike in 2014, where we took home the prize for Best Chocolate (with the aptly named "Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate"), AEC left empty-handed this year. Now, if we can get our ice cream crankin' on level with our engineering, we'll sweep the 2017 awards.
AEC Inc. is proud to be a part of the Myrtle Terraces project in Gainsville, Georgia, which received the 22nd annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award (Senior Housing catergory), honoring the most outstanding Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties nationwide. This project is one of the nearly 3 million Housing Credit properties across America which make up the majority of affordable rental houses. The award was presented at the Rayburn House Congressional Office Building in Washington, D.C. on June 8th, 2016, with members of Congress in attendance.
Myrtle Terraces is a senior living facility with 84 apartments, a community garden, a fitness center, activity/game rooms, a landscaped courtyard with a water feature, a grilling area, and a picnic area, as well as many other amenities. AEC teamed up with Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Affordable Equity Partners Inc., the City of Gainesville, Fairway Construction Co., and Beverly J. Searles Foundation to bring the project to life. AEC was responsible for the civil engineering and landscape architecture of the project.
Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' is a creative, delicious event with a great cause. The Drake House is an organization empowering homeless mothers and children in the community, founded in 2004 by Mary Drake. In honor of “Miss Mary” and her love for ice cream, the Crankin’ event raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for the crisis center.
The 11th annual home-made ice cream social on August 30th was no different – the Roswell Square was filled with smiling (and oftentimes messy) faces. The morning rain cleared just in time for the event, making the weather very mild for August – great for the patrons AND the ice cream! AEC’s home-made ice cream flavors included “Cake Batter”, “Rocky Road”, “Coffee Chocolate Chip”, and “Choco-Late”. If you missed the fun this year, be sure to join AEC in 2016!