Niagara Bottling

Niagara Bottling launches a multi-regional expansion across the country in a continuing endeavor to produce high quality bottled water at affordable prices, all while leading the industry in environmental sustainability. As the largest private label water supplier in the U.S., Niagara carries more than 50 years of experience in advanced bottling technology. The family-owned and operated company has 19 facilities nationwide. Each remains operational 365 days a year, 24 hours a day for continuous production and shipping.

The vertically integrated bottling company incorporates a high-speed manufacturing line and cutting-edge bottling technology to manage every aspect of its bottle production. The company carries the highest quality certifications in the industry, with state-of-the art purification, filtration and disinfection systems.

Choate Construction has partnered with Niagara on their last seven facilities:

Mooresville, North Carolina

Aurora, Colorado

Missouri City, Texas

Gahanna, Ohio

Puyallup, Washington

Newnan, Georgia

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Live Oak Public Library Southwest Chatham Branch

Infused with natural light and vivid color schemes, this LEED Silver library is designed with many features that make it appealing for all demographics. A story room, activity room, auditorium, library store, children/youth/adult sections, computer areas, study areas, auditorium, catering kitchen, and the quiet outdoor gardens complete with water features make this addition to Chatham County’s library system stand out from the rest.

2010 Best Government/Public Building from ENR Southeast Construction

Hilton Atlanta Guestroom Renovation

Choate Construction brings fresh renovations to Hilton Atlanta. 1,225 rooms are updated complete with new floor and wall finishes, light fixtures, shower rods, wood valances, granite vanities with wood aprons, faucets, and lavatories. The luxury hotel’s corridors receive upgraded acoustical ceilings with axiom trim, finishes, and decorative light fixtures. The atrium is given new vibrancy with added features and amenities including a contemporary flight of stairs and decorative light pylons illuminating the executive lounge area. A high profile bridge is constructed connecting Hilton Atlanta to Marriott across the street. Efficient coordination and scheduling allow Choate to deliver the 510,000 SF renovation project in the four month construction schedule while Hilton remains occupied.

Carter’s, Inc.

After acquiring the OshKosh B’Gosh line, Carter’s, Inc. relocates their headquarters to occupy 11 floors at Phipps Tower in Atlanta. Choate Construction performs an interior renovation of the contemporary office space.

Carter’s 275,000-SF space highlights the company’s heritage of quality, innovation, and value on each of its floors. As each brand under the Carter’s, Inc. umbrella is unique; the design scheme of each floor accounts for this with different materials and colors schemes. Each floor includes a library for informal gatherings equipped with a coffee bar and seating area. Features throughout the spaces include custom mobile product display cases, extensive use of glass wall systems, wood wall and ceiling systems, high-end lighting, and over 100,000 SF of walnut wood flooring. Two grand staircases allow easy transition from floor to floor, encouraging employee collaborating and connectivity.

Carter’s Atlanta Headquarters achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Atlanta Tech Village

Creating a high energy, collaborative space designed to attract the area’s finest and most talented creative startup companies, Choate Construction performs a full interior and exterior transformation of an existing six-story office building for Atlanta Tech Village in the heart of the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

The combination of open office, semi-private, and private offices are leased out on a “per person per month” membership basis as an alternative to the standard cost per square foot system. The interiors are enhanced with wood, cork, and polished concrete floors in the main focal areas. Providing ample workspaces, a Haworth demountable partition system dressed with sliding office doors is installed. A full-service coffee bar and monumental staircase with glass guardrails greet building tenants at the main entrance.

Upgrades to the exterior of the building include an added 4,200-SF roof terrace, which requires the extension of two stairwells and two elevators to the elevation three feet above the existing roof. Metallic composite panels reface a large portion of the façade, while a concrete patio adorns the street corner. Additionally, a “food truck drive” is constructed on the north face of the building, enabling the building owners to serve their tenants at the weekly “Start-Up Chow Down” held on Fridays.

Comdisco, Inc.

This facility is part of Comdisco’s international network of fully-equipped alternate sites, used by customers to recover their enterprise computer systems and data in the event of a service disruption or natural disaster. Comdisco is a leading provider of continuity services, and offers a complete suite of information technology services including managed network services and IT control and predictability solutions.

Concord EFS

Concord EFS, acquired by First Data, provided ATM, credit card, and payroll pressing services. The 107,000-SF facility provided full-time backup for the Wilmington, Delaware office, featuring 32,000 SF of raised flooring with 2-foot deep access flooring cable and 75,000 SF of office area.

Located across from the Dobbins Air Field, special precautions were taken to reduce outside noise infiltration. Triple-glazed Trainer glass out of Chicago was used to achieve maximum noise reduction.

Redundant N+1 MEP systems increase reliability and ensure the building is always fully operating.

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

This state-of-the-art Marine & Coastal Science Research & Instructional Center allows the Skidaway Institute to expand its research in several areas, such as the development of new technologies associated with ocean observation systems; discovering the diversity of species and their interactions in the marine environment, and the assessment of factors affecting the environmental health and integrity of Georgia’s coastal zone.
The facility includes private office space, work centers, two chemistry labs, three general labs, biology lab, flow cytometry lab, special lab, clean room, mechanical room, and multi-use space for instruction, collaboration, and informational seminars.
Targeting LEED Gold certification, the MSRIC’s environmentally friendly design includes mechanical systems to provide flexible environmental controls, such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, and quality lighting. Organic courtyard, sidewalk, and roof materials, abundant interior natural light, six-inch foam insulation, energy efficient windows, solar hot water heating system, and a 1,000 gallon cistern to capture rainwater for various uses are just a few of the “green” elements.
The building is clad in a combination of framed cement fiber board panels and durable lap siding that is resistant to hurricanes, hail, insects, decay and wildfires.

Bear Creek WPCP Expansion

Expanding the City of Hampton’s wastewater treatment capabilities, this brand new facility includes a new influent pump station, headworks structure with grit equipment and mechanical barscreen, aeration basin, clarifiers, ultraviolet disinfection and post aeration structure, RAS/WAS pump station, digesters, dewatering and maintenance building, lab/administration  building, process piping, electrical and instrumentation. Once the new facility is operational, their existing facility will be de-commissioned and demolished.

Yamaha Motor Corporation

This expansion to Yamaha’s existing facility consists of a two story office addition (40,00 SF), warehouse space (200,000 SF), and an outdoor storage building (10,000 SF) consists of a structural steel frame with insulated precast panels as an exterior skin, a TPO roof system, an ESFR sprinkler system and a sitework package that includes approximately 65,000 CY of dirt to be removed from the site.