Meet our 2018-19 project engineers!

We are very excited to be working with old & new project engineers this academic school year! Hopefully, they will choose to remain with Astra throughout their academic career! We are happy to say that the majority our interns have stayed on after graduation as project managers!

Carlos Ramirez Aguilar

Hometown: Puerto Cortes, Honduras

Education: Kennesaw State University

Major: Civil Engineering

Expected Graduation: Spring 2020

Why I work at Astra: I wanted to learn more about different aspects of construction and I also already knew some of the people working.

Learning Objective: I want to broaden my scope of knowledge in construction not only pertaining to just laboring and field work but also in how the people in the office tie together to make the business and project work.

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Astra named as a finalist for ULI’s Excellence in the Public Realm Award

Astra has been named as a finalist for the Urban Land Institute’s 24th Annual Atlanta Awards for Excellence. As part of the project team for the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail team, the project is being recognized in the “Excellence in the Public Realm” category!

We have some stiff competition, but we’re excited to be recognized and nominated! Check out the details for the awards ceremony taking place at Monday Night Garage on Thursday, September 13, 2018 here.

Read more about the Westside Trail project here!

Astra BeltLine Projects featured in GUCA Annual Magazine

As a member of the Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA), Astra and its affiliated subsidiary, Astra Grading and Pipe, LLC (AGAP), were featured in the 2018 GUCA Annual Magazine for our work on various parts of the Atlanta BeltLine. The goal of article is to highlight GUCA’s members and their achievements!

Also included in the magazine is coverage from the 2018 Hard Hat Safety Award Gala in March where Astra received an award in the 200,001-500,000 Man-Hours Pipeline Contractor category.

For more information or membership inquiries about GUCA, please visit them online at http://www.guca.com. For any questions regarding the article or GUCA, please contact Michael Moon, Director of Communications & Membership, at michael@guca.com or (404) 362-9995.

Astra’s Port IMMC job featured in Construction Equipment Guide

Savannah Mason Mega Rail Terminal Work Proceeds

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Work is well underway on a 20-month contract to build the infrastructure for a railroad project in Savannah that will make it the largest on-deck intermodal rail facility for a port authority in North America. 

The Mason Mega Rail Terminal is the next step in the Port of Savannah’s drive to handle more cargo from Neo-Panamax vessels. It is part of a comprehensive expansion plan that includes a deeper harbor, the largest ship-to-shore crane fleet in North America, adding 60 rubber-tired Gantry yard cranes and expanding truck gates.

General contractor Astra Group Inc., of Woodstock, Ga., won the $34.6 million contract for infrastructure improvements with work starting this past January and set for completion the summer of 2019.

Those improvements include ground improvements, clearing, grubbing, excavation of wetlands, dynamic compaction and imported fill. Continue reading “Astra’s Port IMMC job featured in Construction Equipment Guide”

Astra participates in Cherokee County Schools Externship

Today, our VP of Operations, Allen Eison, is participating in the 2018 Externship Program for middle and high school counselors from the Cherokee County GA School District. Astra is a sponsor of the program to get the district to embrace the construction industry by educating counselors and educators on the opportunities available to students, specifically in skilled labor and management.

Funded by the State, the three-day educational program showcases various projects in each partners’ respective industries. Allen is covering our work for the Woodstock, Georgia & City of Woodstock – City Hall on the expansion of Woodstock City Park, which was completed last summer. Other partners and sponsors include R&D Mechanical, the City of Woodstock, Cherokee Office of Economic Development, Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, CEFGA, Arrow_Exterminators, Batson Cook, Roytec Industries, Primus Builders, Inc., and Universal Alloy Corporation.

#communityoutreach #constructioneducation #tradejobs #astracares

Click here to read more about the program at the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News. 

The Patch.com also covered the program, click to read more.