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July 9, 2013

GMC construction plans get flooded

MILLEDGEVILLE —

The recent downpour caused a slight delay in construction progress to the new $17 million Health and Wellness Center at Georgia Military College.

"We expected to pour concrete last Wednesday, but the forecast didn’t allow for us to. We had to dig out the mud, put in gravel and it was an additional expense, but it’s still within the budget because we used contingency funds," said Jeff Gray, GMC vice president for engineering services. "[Monday morning] more than 20 trucks began pouring [182 yards] of concrete."

As the concrete hardens, Skanska Construction Company Superintendent Ricky Clayton expects to begin excavating and installing under slab utilities this week.

"We will start bringing in material [Tuesday]," Clayton said. "We’re also expecting to have steel at the end of the month."

The new state-of-the-art facility will provide appropriate space to educate GMC preparatory and college students on health, nutrition and fitness once complete in mid-March of 2014.

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