American Builders 2017 Teams Up with Kids Chance to Promote Construction Safety on the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park Site

Left: Kids Chance representative Courtney Turner speaks to the American Builders 2017 team during the Committed at the Top meeting on the SunTrust Park jobsite.

As part of ongoing safety efforts on the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, American Builders 2017,  a joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Company and New South Construction Company, all AGC members, has teamed up with Kids Chance, a nonprofit organization that supports children affected by catastrophic workplace accidents. 
This partnership is designed to promote safety awareness and education on the jobsite, in the construction industry, and in the community at large. Additionally, American Builders 2017 has committed to fund two five-year scholarships for Georgia students affected by construction-related accidents. 
"This partnership helps reinforce the value of safety," said American Builders 2017 Safety Director Lisa Capicik. "By supporting Kids Chance, we keep the reality of construction dangers top of mind and make our safety efforts personal," said Capicik. 
Leading up to the construction industry’s Safety Week, which ran May 3-9, 2015, the SunTrust Park project team hosted two safety events to plan for and provide training on site-specific safety issues. These events included the Committed at the Top meeting, where executive-level leadership from all joint-venture and major subcontractor partners focused on the project’s safety and quality expectations, and a site-wide safety luncheon for all workers to reinforce the ongoing safety program. 

During these two events, Kids Chance representatives spoke to the project team, applauding their efforts to maintain a safe jobsite and reminding attendees of the far-reaching implications of their safety practices. 
American Builders 2017 broke ground on SunTrust Park in August 2014. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2017. 

Left: Kids Chance representative Courtney Turner speaks to workers at a site-wide safety luncheon on the SunTrust Park construction site.

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, which is currently under construction. 
Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation's largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 11 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2014 revenues were $2.2 billion.

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