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

THU MAY 31, 2018 – SOUTHEAST EDITION #12
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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.

Congratulations to our graduates!!!!

Astra had two interns graduate from Kennesaw State University this month – Colin Waldron and Preston York!

COLIN joined Astra as a Project Engineer in January 2017, but transitioned to an Assistant Project Manager in April 2018. He is graduating today with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and is planning to continue on with Astra in a full-time role as an Assistant Project Manager. Colin is currently working on many projects including the Lemon Street Pedestrian Bridge project in Acworth.

PRESTON graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a minor in architecture and a certificate in business fundamentals. Since starting with Astra in November 2015, he’s worked on multiple projects including Level Creek Park, Georgia Tech’s Atlantic Promenade, Port of Savannah IMMC and the City of Woodstock’s Park & Amphitheater at City Center. After school, Preston plans to stay with Astra as an Assistant Project Manager.

#celebratingsuccess #astragraduates #weloveourinterns#whatsuccesslookslike