Lunch and Learn at Georgia Archives May 12

Special to The Times

Representatives from the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission will present a program on the Ben W. Fortson, Jr. Archives Building on Friday May 12 at noon as part of their free Lunch and Learn lecture series.

The Georgia Building Authority is in the process of building a new judicial complex in downtown Atlanta that will become the new home of the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals. The intent is to help create an iconic and long lasting legacy for the State while accounting for the current and future needs of the Court System. This exciting project scope includes the design and construction of a new multi-story judicial complex, parking below the building and site improvements for the 5.79 acres owned by the Georgia Building Authority. The complex is to be built on the site of the former State Archives Building at 330 Capitol Avenue. The demolition of the State Archives building and its parking structures are included in this scope of work. Come learn more about the detailed preparations that went into the demolition of the existing structure and why officials wanted to keep the courts on Capitol Hill while creating a new complex with modern security features as a long-term investment in the courts system.

The Construction Division of the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission provides construction management services on capital outlay projects for the various State agencies and other State entities. The division’s management of projects involves receiving bids for the selection of a contractor to construct the facility; monitoring the progress of the projects; and providing the accounting services associated with disbursements of payments.

The Georgia Archives is located at 5800 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. For more information, call them at 678-364-3731, email or visit www.GeorgiaArchives .org