Lithonia, Georgia

Fairfield Baptist Church needed to expand its facilities in order to accommodate a fast-growing congregation and to have space for new ministries and operations. After several planning and pricing exercises, the project remained substantially over budget and had fallen behind schedule.

Collins Project Management was hired to examine the budget and help move the project forward. An aggressive value engineering exercise and negotiations with the design-builder resulted in a net savings of more than $1 million. The project was delivered on time and within the approved budget.

The 50,000 sf project consists of two buildings a Family Life Center and an Education/Administration building. The Education/Administration building included a computer lab, library, classrooms, and daycare center. The Family Life Center includes a stage, full-production kitchen, and additional classroom space.

Construction Cost:
$5.8 million

Total Project Cost:
$7.5 million

Construction Complete May 2002

A. Vincent Pope and Associates

C.D. Moody Construction