Large-scale Restoration & Reconstruction
SCP Officer Eric Davenport was involved with many of the infrastructure projects in and adjacent to the Roundhouse Complex over the last decade, both as key employees of the Coastal Heritage Society. In that time more than $6 million was spent on infrastructure improvements for the City of Savannah, the property owner. This work almost always interfaced with historic buildings and historic infrastructure (such as brick-arch sewers) dating back to about 1870. In most cases we hired and directed subcontractors to carry out the work. We also provided preservation construction advice on a number of other related jobs such as the remediation work directed by the City of Savannah, and the reinstallation and reconfiguration of the historic brick pavers on Harris Street. We managed the excavation on several infrastructure projects during this period. We also managed the installation of a large concrete driveway apron designed to handle future locomotive and coaches that would arrive on the site by truck. The infrastructure work on the 15-acre Tricentennial Park helped transform a near-derelict historic site into the vibrant, exciting museum campus that it is today.
SCP Officer Eric Davenport supervised the sitework and asphalt pavement contractor on this $500,000 project for the Coastal Heritage Society. It was brought in under difficult circumstances as the trades had to work around several holiday events that were critical to the stewards of the property at the Bamboo Farm. This timing required detailed coordination. The project involved extensive sitework and compaction and the installation of 5,000 tons of gravel and paving mat. Curb and gutter and an asphalt turning lane (complete with DOT striping and signage) were also installed. This project was completed for Chatham County.