Seasoned firms and personnel are driving the construction of the College’s new location
in Moultrie, Georgia.
A unique blend of talent and experience has come together to design and construct
PCOM South Georgia, an approximately 75,000-square-foot facility in Moultrie, Georgia, where a projected class of 55 students will pursue DO degrees to prepare for careers
in osteopathic medicine.
Sasaki, a global design firm based in Watertown, Massachusetts, and founded in 1953
by a Harvard University professor who chaired the landscape architecture department,
led the site selection for PCOM South Georgia and is serving as the principal architectural
firm for the project. Sasaki has hired the Sextant Group, a consulting firm headquartered
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to focus on technology to support goals for learning,
collaboration and communication.
JCI Contractors of Moultrie, Georgia, is the construction manager for the project.
Founded in 1989 by Lynn Jones and his son, Lyndy Jones, an Auburn University civil
engineering graduate, the company has developed a solid reputation for delivering
high-quality commercial projects across Georgia.
In addition, NBP Engineers in Macon, Georgia, is providing mechanical, electrical
and plumbing engineering work for the job. NBP Engineers was founded more than 55
years ago by George Nottingham, Jr., a member of the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall
of Fame. The firm has working relationships of several decades with the Board of Regents
of the University System of Georgia, Mercer University, the Technical College System
of Georgia and Emory University.
An onsite meeting was held in Macon recently between the architect, the engineers
and PCOM representatives to discuss the project, while weekly conference calls between
the entities provide time for collaborative planning. And as the meetings occur for
this fast-track project, Jim Boyd Construction of Albany, Georgia, has been carefully
performing the site preparation work since April 30.
The city of Moultrie has approved a contract to provide water, sewer and electricity
for the facility. Structural foundation concrete, steel and glazing packages are out
for bid, and JCI’s preconstruction department will soon release packages to subcontractors
with a bid date of July 12.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 26 at the 31-acre site of the new PCOM South Georgia facility which
is located off Veterans Parkway and Tallokas Road. The new institution will include
classrooms, an anatomy lab, a Simulation Center and a group study porch. Cameras located at the construction site are capturing images
of the site's progress each day.
Construction of PCOM South Georgia has a hard deadline—orientation for the inaugural
class of students is set for Monday, August 5, 2019. Stay tuned for continuing progress reports.
This article was updated on June 29, 2018 to correct the date of orientation to be
Monday, August 5, 2019 and not August 12, 2019 as originally written.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) extended its commitment to the
Southeast by establishing PCOM South Georgia, an additional teaching location in Moultrie, Georgia. PCOM South Georgia offers both
a full, four-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit
institution which trains professionals in the health and behavioral sciences fields.
Joining PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state,
PCOM South Georgia focuses on educating physicians for the South Georgia region. The
medical campus, which welcomed its inaugural class of medical students in August 2019,
has received accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation. For more information, visit pcom.edu/southgeorgia or call 229-668-3110.
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