Georgia Welcome Centers
Facility Condition Assessments & Modernizations

Wiley|Wilson was contracted to prepare facility condition assessments for eight State Welcome Centers. These facility condition assessments developed a comprehensive understanding of the physical conditions and the functional performance of buildings and infrastructure at each site. A photographic record of suspected problem areas was made and facility personnel were interviewed regarding any of their concerns about each of the Center’s operation and physical condition. A Value Analysis Study was conducted to evaluate which modernization treatments bring the most value to the State. This effort assisted GDOT and GSFIC in identifying the highest priorities and present a persuasive case for the need to fund capital expenditures and deferred maintenance.

Significant changes in Building and Life Safety codes and guidelines had been introduced since the construction of these centers. These reflect advancements in technology, incorporate lessons learned from recent construction, and provide for the health, welfare, and safety of the public and Welcome Center staff. Therefore, compliance with applicable codes and conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) were also evaluated.

After the State fully funded the recommendations of the Assessment report, Wiley|Wilson completed the modernization design of the eight facilities. We also provided construction administration services including preparation of bid documents, evaluation of construction bids, shop drawing review, special inspection services, and on-site inspections.