OF THE BRAVES An Inside Look at the New SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta By Lori Johnston 20 ENGINEERING GEORGIA HOME ENGINEERING THE T he problems were numerous. Pipelines needed to be moved. A pond drained. Traffic and parking plans both designed and implemented. And all this in one of the tightest timelines, given a project of this magnitude. But a team of engineers, assembled from both Atlanta-based and national firms with local offices, were ultimately tapped to ensure the Atlanta Braves’ new home in Cobb County would be ready by the major-league baseball team’s Opening Day: April 14, 2017. “This was a very aggressive schedule,” says Emmy Montanye, Vice President and Principal-in-Charge at Kimley-Horn in Atlanta, which provided planning and engineering consulting for the entire project. It was no small feat, but the brand-new SunTrust Park, along with the surrounding mixed-use development project, The Battery Atlanta, was completed in a record-setting 36 months.