ASCE helps shelter replace playground

Friday, November 3, 2017

A group of leaders from the Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers spent a few hours recently helping the International Women’s House in Decatur, Georgia, get new playground equipment for its young clients.

The shelter — which provides services and a safe have to women and children who are the victims of family violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking — was ready to install new play equipment, but the old playground had to be demolished first. The shelter had difficulty finding help on the project — until shelter leaders contacted ASCE.

Sam Dennard, Perry Smith, Alesa Stallman, Caroline Stanton and Michael Waters took on the job and in a few hours, had the playground ready for installation. Executive Director Anna Blau called them “future stars,” and praised their professionalism and determination.

Caroline Stanton and Alesa Stallman from the Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers prepare to take down a swing set on International Women's House playground in Decatur, Georgia. (Photo Courtesy: ASCE Georgia Tech)
Students from the Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers prepare to take down a piece of playground equipment for International Women's House in Decatur, Georgia. (Photo Courtesy: ASCE Georgia Tech) Students from the Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers take down a piece of playground equipment for International Women's House in Decatur, Georgia. (Photo Courtesy: ASCE Georgia Tech)