Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Engineering and Construction Section
  Go Green with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia State Parks & Historics Sites is committed to the environmental protection and conservation of our natural resources. Download this brochure to see some of facilities
that were constructed and are certified under the U.S. Green Building Council LEED green building rating system.

The Engineering and Construction Section of the Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites Division is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of new facilities and the maintenance and repair of existing facilities on sites administered by the Division and in providing assistance to other DNR Divisions and oversight on projects as needed.
The Engineering and Construction Section consists of administrative, design, and construction staff that operates out of the Atlanta office statewide and regionally from two field offices near Helen and Douglas.

Field maintenance crews are dispatched from four region shops: Blackburn near Dahlonega, Hard Labor Creek near Madison, Little Ocmulgee near McRae, and Georgia Veterans near Cordele. Field crews handle specialized work and emergency repairs that park staff would not routinely do.

Project planning is one of the most important aspects of the Section. This generally begins with a concept plan which is produced from a predetermined general development plan or an identified specific need. Site inspections are done to insure the protection of archeological sites and sensitive and protected plant and animal species. Additionally, planning includes coordination with other agencies, local authorities, architects and engineers, and others as necessary to insure safety and compliance with health and building codes.

Following all this and the funding of a project, detailed plans and specifications are made, and either field crew are sent out to perform the work or bidding processes are conducted to all for the work to be done by a contractor. In either case, inspections are routinely made by administrative staff before acceptance of the work and public use is allowed.

  Green Week - Governor Sonny Perdue signs a proclamation for Green Week in honor of the Greenprints Conference and to recognize the efforts of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, and Southface in promoting sustainable building practices.
2006 Green Week Proclamation


Please choose from the following Projects:

Green Buildings:
- Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course Clubhouse
- Little White House Museum
- Sweetwater Creek - Georgia Engineer, August 2006 edition
- Hardman Farm Receives Statewide Award from Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
- NASFA - Innovations Award Winners Announced
- Buford Company a leader in green building techniques
- Sweetwater Design Earns Green Awards
- Little White House 2006 Georgia Architect
- Georgia DNR a National LEEDer
- State Park Bridges
- Amicalola Falls Lodge Roof
- Little White House Museum Award
- Building Green in Georgia
- High Performance Low Energy Building
- Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
- Sweetwater Creek Visitor Center
- Hike Inn
- Jarrell Plantation
- Sapelo Island Lighthouse

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