New South Construction Company, an Atlanta-based general contracting firm, was recently honored as part of American Builders 2017 by Engineering News Record Southeast (ENR Southeast) for construction of the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park. New South was recognized along with its American Builders 2017 joint venture partners Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction and Barton Malow Company, and architectural firm Populous.

Each year, ENR Southeast assembles an independent group of judges to review, score and award the industry’s most innovative projects. Judges evaluate projects in terms of safety; innovation and contribution to industry and community; overcoming challenges and teamwork; construction quality; and function and aesthetic quality of design. Project of the Year regional winners are recognized as industry leaders in design, construction and excellence.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by ENR Southeast for our work with American Builders on this landmark project for the Atlanta Braves,” said Rob Ragan, vice president of New South. “We are especially proud of the project’s outcome and are humbled to be recognized as project of the year.”

In total, construction teams logged over 5.6 million man hours over 29 months to complete the 1.1 million-square-foot ballpark. Crews used more than 57,300 cubic yards of concrete, which equates to more than 4,770 truckloads of concrete. The team also placed more than 5,600 tons of rebar, 6,800 tons of structural steel, 231,890 linear feet of piping, 502,000 concrete masonry units and 602,000 hand-set bricks to construct the three-tiered, 41,500-seat stadium.

The $500-million SunTrust Park opened on March 31, 2017. Billed as the fastest-built Major League Baseball stadium in history, it combines a classic ballpark feel, modern amenities and southern hospitality to create a fan experience like no other, and acts as the anchor of The Battery Atlanta, a 60-acre mixed-use community.

About American Builders

American Builders 2017, a joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Company and New South Construction Company, provides construction management and general contractor services, specializing in professional sports construction. The team has more than 225 years of construction experience and has completed more than 330 sports projects, including football stadiums, baseball parks, soccer stadiums, basketball arenas and more. American Builders 2017’s ballpark experience includes Target Field, Coors Field, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Turner Field, Minute Maid Park, PNC Park and Coolray Field as well as SunTrust Park.