Daily Archives: March 9, 2012
Under beautiful skies, students at Holy Comforter Episcopal School in Tallahassee trekked through the dirt March 5, and for the first time, stepped foot through the doors of what will soon be their STEM Building. Feeling the excitement, each left their own personal mark on the construction site and inscribed their names on the interior walls.
Signatures, hearts, Bible verses, bubble letters and precious tiny prints now adorn the walls. The names will forever be a part of this project, but will soon be covered with brick masonry as construction continues, anticipating an August grand opening of the state of the art center.
Ajax expects to complete the project in July. Read more about it here http://bit.ly/w8va6d
Congratulations to Derek Gamble for being named our new Vice President of Operations. We wish him well as he moves from Tallahassee to the Peach State to head up the Atlanta office — in addition to his other duties.
From the Peachtree Street address, Derek will be directly involved in every Ajax project in the Southeast, from pre-construction through closeout.
His experience in the industry spans 25 years and we’ve been lucky that the past 17 of those have been with Ajax. In that time, Derek has served as Project Manager, Project Engineer and Director of Operations on more than $1.5 billion in construction projects. These have ranged from university buildings, to healthcare facilities, to correctional and governmental complexes and K-12 campuses. In all, Derek has supervised 126 projects in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
A graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Building Construction, Derek is OSHA certified and a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C and has overseen 13 LEED projects for Ajax.
“Derek’s deep insight of labor and material trends will help our team throughout the Southeast properly manage the subcontractor and procurement processes,” said Ajax President Bill Byrne. “His experience and second set of eyes will go a long way to ensure quality construction on every project, while ensuring that each is progressing within budget and on time.”
Those second set of eyes will be invaluable in Georgia, where Ajax recently was selected to manage construction of the new East Roswell Branch Library and is currently managing on-going projects for Georgia Tech, the Board of Regents, State Finance & Investment Commission and Technical College System.