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(August 4, 2014) ATLANTA, GA – City Schools of Decatur recently selected Winter Construction and Cooper Carry Architects as the design/build team for the renovation and expansion of Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia. The project, part of the City Schools of Decatur Capital Improvement Plan, will be a multi-year, multi-phased initiative phased with construction completion expected in Fall of 2016. This will be Winter’s second project with City Schools of Decatur having completed the stadium renovation and new Decatur Performing Arts Center in 2007.

The project scope consists of a full renovation of the existing campus, including restoration and reconfiguration of the existing main building, parking and drop-off improvements, and additional construction of a new building. Renovated spaces include the existing cafeteria and kitchen, media center, support spaces, utility infrastructure, administrative spaces, and additional classrooms.

Winter is, again, committed to creating an environment that fosters collaboration among the school staff, parents and the community.

Being a design-build project in a collaborative atmosphere with Owner representative, City of Decatur Schools representatives and the Decatur community, we are looking to implement some aspects of Integrated Project Delivery:

• Lean Design and Construction, including pull planning
• Building Information Modeling (BIM) including laser scanning, 3D coordination and FIM
• Big Room
• Trade Partners
• Target Value Design

A series of community input forums will take place throughout the design process. The first of these meetings is scheduled for August 14th at 6:30 PM in the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center.

About Winter: Winter is a privately owned and operated Atlanta based general contracting company. We provide construction management services to clients in the hospitality, retail, government, higher education, K-12, corporate/office, religious, senior living, and multi-family markets in the Southeast. For more information visit: