After 18 months of construction, the Riverside EpiCenter officially opened its doors January 4th, 2015 and has since been serving the community of Austell, GA. Word of Faith’s 113,000 square foot building was designed by Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects, and recently received word that it achieved Silver levelEpiCenter-Riverside-300x197
certification. The LEED® certification, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, aims to recognize and measure the sustainability of buildings, homes and communities constructed with improved environmental and human health performance in mind.

Brewer Engineering is so proud to have been on the design team for this award winning project, and would like to extend a special congratulations to Irina Fofiu of Gleeds. Irina’s hard work and perseverance were the driving force that led the project to achieve its prestigious Silver status. The entire project team consisted of project management team Gleeds, architect Pieper O’Brien Herr, and contractor Brasfield & Gorrie.

As the civil engineer of record, Brewer Engineering assisted in
creating and fostering sustainable measures during the design and construction of the facility particularly contributing to the Sustainable Sites categorization. According to USGBC, “the Sustainable Sites (SS) category rewards decisions about the environment surrounding the building, with credits that emphasize the vital relationships among buildings, ecosystems, and ecosystem services.” Specifically speaking, the Riverside EpiCenter site maximized open space, providing a high ratio of open space ultimately promoting biodiversity, implemented stormwater quantity control design and implemented practices that reduced pollution and land development impacts in regards to alternative transportation.

EpiCenter-Bowling-300x199The Riverside EpiCenter, build to promote community involvement, includes a six-lane bowling alley,
recording and dance studios, a food court, six-hundred seat auditorium, three-hundred seat ballroom, a youth canter, and a full service gym complete with an elevated track, cardio, aerobics, and weight rooms, and a rock climbing wall.

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