Reviews and Recognition


“I cannot stress enough what an incredible job Chris Murphy with Stability has done… I’ve worked with plenty of structural engineers in my day, but I’d be willing to fight anybody that says there’s a better one than this guy. I’m deleting all the other structural engineers from my contacts list.”      Scott Keenliside, Raven Construction


April 2014
Historic BarnCongratulations to Chris Murphy, Allen Morris, and Pierre Coiron of Stability Engineering for receiving a Merit Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG) in mid-April for work on the Historic Barn at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, Georgia). We provided structural design services, performed extensive non-destructive testing and analysis of the wood framing, and designed a custom steel frame to stabilize the barn structure. We also provided direction for securing the existing brick veneer and replacing the floor slab on grade. These methods allowed us to maintain the majority of the original wood structure, updating the historic barn while maintaining its antique charm and historic value.The purpose of the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards is to recognize structural engineers in the state of Georgia who demonstrate a high caliber of creativity, dedication, innovation, and ingenuity in the work they perform. The architect for this project was Cooper Pierce from Jones Pierce Architects and the contractor was Gay Construction. Please join me in congratulating Chris, Allen, and Pierre.
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September 2013
Panola Greenway Trail Award WinnerCongratulations to Pierre Coiron and Allen Morris at Stability Engineering for winning Honorable Mention — Natural Environment Project of the Year from the Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.The winning project, Panola Greenway Trail in Rockdale County, is part of a regional network of trails throughout the Southeast that are recognized nationally as a model for trail-building success. This trail connects the existing Arabia Mountain trail and South River trail to the Panola Mountain Conservation Park, and features a wooden boardwalk spur trail that gives beautiful overlook views of Panola Mountain. The project was designed to sustain emergency vehicular traffic as well as pedestrian traffic, while being efficiently designed to maintain the aesthetics required by the client, with no negative impact on the physical environment.The combined partnership between private/public organizations (the PATH Foundation, Georgia State Parks, and Rockdale County) for this trail was critical for the great success of this project.
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2011-WoodWorks-Award-05Stability Engineering receives the WoodWorks 2011 Southeast Multi-Family Design Award for the Inman Green Condominiums. Allen Morris and Chris Murphy attended the awards presentation, whose keynote speaker was the renowned musician Chuck Leavell.

Stability Engineering is receiving an design award for 601 3rd Av, Decatur for our involvement as the structural engineer. During its construction in 2007-2008, the Third Avenue renovation was a media darling, from its feature on Discovery’s Planet Green, which helped fund some of the renovation. Architect: Rawlings Design. General Contractor: Renewal Design/Build.

Stability Engineering is receiving an design award for McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub, Decatur for our involvement as the structural engineer. The design entailed renovation of a 1910’s wood framed building originally used as a house for disabled children. Architect: Rawlings Design