Our commitment to innovative structural engineering is pushing us in new directions. With unsurpassed experience and tradition, we are moving into the future with a focus on environmental sustainability, disaster resilience, security, earthquake hazard mitigation and performance-based engineering.
As a nationally recognized leader in structural engineering, we are dedicated to building safe, livable, healthy and economically feasible communities. What has not changed is our relationship with our clients... it remains our highest priority. Willett Engineering holds a tremendous amount of structural expertise in virtually all areas of construction.
|Freeman's Mill Park, Lawrenceville, GA
Freeman's Mill Park opened to the public on Saturday, May 8, 2010. This typical rural gristmill was built between 1868 and 1879 and it continued to operate through the 20th Century. In the late 1990’s the mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in architecture, engineering, industry and social history.
In 2009 Willett Engineering was involved in the historic restoration of the mill as the centerpiece for a planned park. The original mill structure was concrete-stabilized rubble rock piers and walls and wood framed floors and walls of 2-1/2 stories with a total area of 3,300 square feet. Renovation of the mill included the design of each pier extension and a new retaining wall to raise the mill 5-feet vertically out of the peak flood height of the adjacent Alcovy River.
Freeman's Mill received a 2011 Award for Excellence in Restoration from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for work done on this project.
|UGA Student Learning Center, Griffin Campus
In August, a new 33,000 square foot Student Learning Center was completed on the UGA Griffin Campus. This new building enhances the opportunity for more academic programs and long term growth in the number of students and degree programs offered at UGA’s extended campus.