Building 103



For Immediate Release

Valdosta, Georgia --- Kun-young Chiu, P. E., F. ASCE, Vice-president of Kun-young Chiu & Associates, Inc. (KYCA), Consulting Engineers based in Valdosta, Georgia, announces that they received the “2002 Outstanding Achievement Award for Low Rise Buildings” from Georgia Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ACI). The annual award ceremony was held in the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 30, 2003. Jeffrey S. Chiu, P.E., the Project Engineer, received the award on behalf of the firm. Nearly 400 people from the construction industry attended the award ceremony banquet.  Dr. Terry Holland, PhD., President of ACI International, which is headquartered in Farmington Hill, Michigan, presented the award.

A total of 65 concrete structural projects completed in 2001 and 2002 from all over the state entered the competition in 11 different categories.   Laboratory Building 103, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chamblee Campus was submitted by KYCA.   The four story building replaced six existing, outdated laboratories housed in WWII barracks.   Other than addressing global health concerns, the function of the building is anonymous, for security concerns.    The advanced technical sophistication and sensitivity of the precision laboratory instruments required a building of sufficient rigidity to minimize the vibration of the structure.    High level clean rooms were also required to prevent contamination of specimens and the external environment. 

To design a state-of-art structure that accommodates modern, cutting-edge, scientific instruments is a tremendous challenge," said Kun-young Chiu about the $23 million project.   “With our problem solving abilities and creativeness, we are proud and pleased to be recognized for our accomplishment.   With this award, we carry on our firm’s and the community’s heritage and tradition as part of Winnersville, U.S.A .

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Dr. Terry Holland presented Jeffrey Chiu
the ACI Outstanding Achievement Award for Low Rise Buildings