Saunders Group LLC. is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Contract “Detailed Design Preparation for Reconstruction/Rehabilitation for Public Schools Located in Mestia and Tsageri” as Sole Consultant.

The Client is the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia, and the project is financed by the World Bank.

The aim of the project is the rehabilitation and reconstruction of five Schools, three in the Mestia municipality in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, one in Zugdidi Municipality in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, and one in Tsageri Municipality in Racha-Lechkhumi. The School in Tsageri is of particular importance due to the fact that it is dedicated to the memory of Lado Asatiani, the great Georgian poet, who graduated from that school in the 1930s, which gives the School particular cultural and historical value.

The project objectives are the design of improvement of the schools to ensure both Students and Teachers will enjoy a modern standard of Classrooms and School Facilities, improve the Energy Efficiency of the Schools, and provide Structural Strengthening where required.

Project Activities include:

  • Structural, Energy Efficiency, Topographical, Geotechnical, Dendrological, and Architectural surveys of the existing structures.
  • Detailed Architectural Design
  • Detailed Structural Improvement Design
  • Detailed Electrical Design
  • Detailed Mechanical Design including Heating and Cooling systems, Ventilation, with accompanying Energy Efficiency systems.
  • Detailed Plumbing Design for water and waste water.
  • Detailed Landscaping and Dendrological Design
  • Comprehensive Bills of Quantity
  • Project Specifications for all materials and features of work
  • Tender Preparation and assistance to the Client.
  • Obtaining of all necessary approvals and permits for design approval and construction approval from the relevant authorities.
  • Supervision support related to Design issues during the Construction Phase.

In addition, Saunders Group LLC is running another project of educational infrastructure in parallel, this being “Preparation of Detailed Design for Public School for Children with Special Needs and Public School No.4 in Tbilisi” which is financed by the Council of Europe Development Bank. We are proud to note that one of these schools will be the only school in Georgia which is designed specifically for children with special needs, fully in accordance with international standards.

We look forward to providing the Students and Teachers in the Schools covered by this Contract with modern, comfortable, and safe facilities to improve the standard of education.