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Balfour Beatty Construction Cuts $21 Million from Total Project Cost in Completion of 22-story Luxury Residential High-rise Tower in Hollywood
January 27, 2015
Balfour Beatty Construction’s
Southwest Division announces the completion of the $76.2 million, 22-story
“Sunset and Gordon”
luxury high-rise residential apartment building in Los Angeles. Built for real estate and infrastructure investment firm CIM Group, Balfour Beatty performed the design-assist project leveraging its cast-in-place, technology and market expertise to lower the project’s total cost from $98 million to $76.2 million.
Beatty Construction Names David Holland Project Executive in Northern California Division
January 14, 2015
Balfour Beatty Construction
has appointed David Holland as project executive in the company’s Northern California Division. With over 25 years of experience and expertise in preconstruction, operations and risk management, Holland joins Balfour Beatty as the company continues to grow in Northern California.
Balfour Beatty Construction Celebrates 35 Years in Houston
January 12, 2015
Starting in 2015 and in partnership with the community,
Balfour Beatty Construction
is celebrating 35 years of history in Houston. The company marks this significant milestone at a time of strong momentum in the market thanks to the support of its clients, trade partners and the community.
Balfour Beatty Construction Hires Deren Wilcox as Vice President of Business Acquisition
January 05, 2015
Balfour Beatty Construction
is pleased to announce that Deren Wilcox has joined the company as vice president of business acquisition for the North Texas market.
Balfour Beatty Construction Wins Engineering News-Record’s Southwest 2014 Best Green Project Award for the North Scottsdale Park & Ride
December 30, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction’s
North Scottsdale Park and Ride
project in Scottsdale, Ariz. has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southwest as the 2014 Best Green Project. A leading example of sustainability, the project incorporates many features designed to achieve net-zero energy use, including solar panels that also provide shade for vehicles, LED site lighting, and pervious concrete pavement that helps mitigate the heat island effect and better manages storm water.
Balfour Beatty Construction Wins National 2014 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence
December 01, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Multifamily Housing team in Dallas took top honors in safety as winners of the 2014 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE).
Balfour Beatty Construction appoints three new directors in Northern California
November 20, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction announces the appointments of three new directors in their Northern California division.
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Northern California headquarters is moving to a new office location
November 17, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Northern California Division will be moving its headquarters office to a new location in Oakland’s Uptown District in early 2015.
Balfour Beatty Celebrates Opening of $95.5 Million Fort Worth Hospital
November 12, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction recently celebrated the opening of its latest project in conjunction with Neal Richards Group on behalf of Forest Park Medical Center, a Texas-based physician-owned hospital system.
Two Howard S. Wright Construction Projects win 2014 ENR Northwest Best Project Awards
November 05, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, has been recognized by
(ENR) Northwest in the 2014 Best Project Awards competition. Both the Washington State and Oregon divisions of Balfour Beatty Construction submitted award- winning projects.
Howard S. Wright moves to new office location in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood
November 03, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, moved into their new office headquarters located in the Queen Anne Station building at 415 1st Avenue North, in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood.
Two Balfour Beatty Construction Projects in the Southwest win 2014 ENR California Best Project Awards
October 30, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Southwest division has been recognized by
(ENR) California in the 2014 Best Project Awards competition.
Change Your Space, Change Your Culture Explores the Workplace of the Future, Creating Spaces that Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation
October 28, 2014
New book co-authored by Balfour Beatty Construction’s Mark Konchar outlines strategies to transform organizations, create cultures of innovation; book debuts at CoreNet Global Summit.
Balfour Beatty Construction Features LEED® v4 Expertise at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
October 23, 2014
Environmental sustainability expert from Balfour Beatty Construction presents lessons learned in building first-ever LEED v4 certified distribution center on behalf of Canon U.S.A.
McGraw-Hill Construction Report Finds 40 Percent of U.S. BIM Building Owners Expect to Increase Use to 75 Percent of Projects in Next Two Years
October 22, 2014
SmartMarket Report contributing partner, Balfour Beatty Construction, supports advancement of industry BIM use to help create clarity, reduce errors, and improve coordination for owners and architectural, engineering, and construction services providers.
Balfour Beatty Construction awarded $533 million Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Campus Master Plan Implementation Project
October 16, 2014
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (MHHS) has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to provide preconstruction and construction services for a major renovation and expansion of the Texas Medical Center campus. These improvements support MHHS’ commitment to provide the latest technology and procedures for the growing healthcare needs of the Houston metro-area.
Howard S. Wright golf tournament raises $45,500 for CHI Franciscan Health Systems
October 15, 2014
Howard S. Wright, the Washington state division of Balfour Beatty Construction, helped raise $45,000 for the CHI Franciscan Health System through the division’s 11th annual golf tournament. The tournament was held on September 25 at The Golf Course at Newcastle, and was attended by 144 golfers plus 15 employee and business partner volunteers.
More than 75 volunteers spruced up John J. Montgomery Elementary School as part of the 3rd Annual Green Apple Day of Service
October 14, 2014
The San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) and Balfour Beatty Construction partnered with the Chula Vista Elementary School District to host the 3rd Annual Green Apple Day of Service. This annual day of service takes place on the same day at different schools around the world, held locally this year at John J. Montgomery Elementary School in Chula Vista, Calif.
Balfour Beatty Construction team successfully completes third project for Muscogee County School District
October 08, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction/Freeman & Associates, a joint venture partnership, announces the completion of Dorothy I. Height Elementary School for the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Ga.
Balfour Beatty awarded expansion of the National Museum of the Marine Corps
October 02, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (MCHF) to provide preconstruction and construction services for the final phase of the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC). This project is the second Balfour Beatty Construction engagement with the NMMC. The company completed the first phase of the NMMC in 2006.
Nancy Novak moderates Constructech Magazine’s Women in Construction Panel
September 29, 2014
Nancy Novak, national vice president of operations at Balfour Beatty Construction, will moderate the Women in Construction discussion panel at Constructech magazine’s Technology Day event on October 3, 2014, at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel.
Balfour Beatty Construction Hackers Create Productivity and Safety Apps, Take Top Honors at Seattle AEC Hackathon 1.2
September 25, 2014
Winning Teams Leverage Virtual Reality, 3D Modeling and Productivity Technologies to Solve Real-World Challenges in Collaboration with Microsoft, Newforma and IrisVR.
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, hires Salone Habibuddin, AIA as Project Solutions Manager in Washington State
September 25, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington State division, locally known as Howard S. Wright, hired Salone Habibuddin, AIA as project solutions manager.
Sarah Thorson is named one of Daily Journal of Commerce’s 2014 Women of Vision
September 25, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, announces Oregon Division SPG Manager, Sarah Thorson, is one of The Daily Journal of Commerce’s 2014 Women of Vision. The Women of Vision Awards honors women who are positively contributing to the construction industry through leadership, mentoring, community involvement, and promoting diversity.
Howard S. Wright Washington State project wins National Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Merit Award
September 18, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, is pleased to announce that the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building Modernization Project in Seattle, Washington has won a national Award of Merit in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in their annual Design-Build Award Competition.
14-year partnership between Denton ISD and Balfour Beatty Construction begins a new chapter with $116 million award
September 11, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction has signed a contract with Denton Independent School District (ISD) to construct the new $116 million comprehensive high school.
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Dallas office hosts 4th Annual Night of Comedy and brings big smiles to local nonprofit
September 10, 2014
Dallas employees unleashed their comedic genius on August 20-21, 2014, during the 4th Annual Dallas Night of Comedy held at Hyena’s Comedy Club at Mockingbird Station. The event was attended by more than 400 guests and raised over $25,000.00 for PediPlace, a local not-for-profit pediatric clinic, bringing the total contribution to $40,000.00 over the past two years.
Martin Walsh to be guest panelist at CREW Data Center Forum
September 02, 2014
Martin Walsh, vice president in charge of the national mission critical business unit at Balfour Beatty Construction, will serve as a panelist for the CREW Charlotte September luncheon, discussing ‘The Data Center Market: The Data Center Impact on Charlotte Commercial Real Estate’.
Balfour Beatty Construction installs the first of its kind net-zero classroom buildings for Oak Park Unified School District
August 28, 2014
In collaboration with the Oak Park Unified School District, Balfour Beatty Construction installed seven net-zero modular classroom buildings made of single use containers used for ocean shipping at Oak Park High School. The project marks the first use of this type of modular building approved by the California Division of State Architect.
Balfour Beatty Construction completes Las Colinas Detention and Re-entry Facility – Phase 1
August 26, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction has completed the first phase of a two-phase contract for design-build services to construct the new $221.5 million Las Colinas Detention and Re-entry Facility in Santee, Calif.
Big laughs for Houston charities at Balfour Beatty Construction’s 9th Annual Night of Comedy
August 26, 2014
By day, Balfour Beatty Construction comics are mild-mannered construction professionals but by night, they emerge as comedic warriors, determined to get laughs. On August 5-6, 2014, Balfour Beatty held its 9th Annual Night of Comedy at Houston’s Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant. This event was attended by more than 900 guests and raised a record breaking $110,000.00 for local charities.
Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is named Sustainable Project of the Year by the Better Bricks awards program
August 25, 2014
The Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, built by Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, was recently named the 2014 Sustainable Project of the Year by the Portland Business Journal.
Balfour Beatty Construction expands focus on energy market in Houston
August 20, 2014
According to the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston is the U.S. energy headquarters and a world center for virtually every segment of the oil and gas industry including exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply and technology. To meet the growing demand in this market, Balfour Beatty Construction is expanding its Houston Division to include a group focused solely on construction and renovation for the oil and gas industry: Energy and Technical Facilities.
Balfour Beatty Construction, Holt Brothers Construction selected to build New Residence Hall – Freshmen Living/Learning for Winston-Salem State University
August 13, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction/Holt Brothers Construction, a joint venture partnership, has been selected as the construction manager at-risk for Winston-Salem State University’s new 288-bed, 75,000-square foot New Residence Hall – Freshmen Living/Learning project.
12th annual clay shoot scores big for Texas Health Resources Foundation
August 13, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Fort Worth office recently presented Texas Health Resources Foundation with a $60,000 donation with proceeds from the 12th Annual Balfour Beatty Sporting Clay Shoot Classic.
Balfour Beatty awarded Virginia Treatment Center for Children at Virginia Commonwealth University
August 12, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington, D.C. Division is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a preconstruction agreement by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to provide preconstruction services for the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children project in Richmond, Va. under VCU’s Construction Management-at-Risk procurement system.
Balfour Beatty Construction starts new student housing renovation project at San Diego State University
August 07, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction has started construction on San Diego State University’s (SDSU) $53 million Zura residence hall renovation project. The design-build project will provide upgrades and enhancements to the student housing facility that will improve accommodations.
Balfour Beatty Construction begins construction on new state-of-the-art fitness center at Mesa College
August 06, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction has started construction on a new $11.4 million fitness center building located at San Diego Community College District’s Mesa College campus. The design-build project will replace the existing fitness facility and provide a new venue for the exercise science and athletic programs, as well as access to improved fitness amenities for use by all Mesa College students.
Balfour Beatty Construction awarded The Wharf Parcel 11B - 625 Water Street at Waterfront Park
July 30, 2014
Balfour Beatty’s Washington division has been selected to provide construction management at risk services for The Wharf Parcel 11B – 625 Water Street at Waterfront Park project.
Balfour Beatty Construction hosts Houston Independent School District teacher externship week
July 28, 2014
In partnership with Houston Independent School District (HISD), Balfour Beatty hosted five teachers for HISD’s teacher externship week. The week long externship is designed to connect classroom teachers with business professionals in order to make students’ learning experiences more relevant to the workplace.
Balfour Beatty Construction awarded $39 million Republic Square project
July 24, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington, D.C. division has been selected to provide general contracting services for Republic Properties Corporation’s new 660 North Capitol Street, NW project in Washington, D.C.
Dan Peyovich is named one of ENR Northwest's Top Young Professionals
June 26, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, congratulates Washington State Division President, Dan Peyovich, for being named one of ENR Northwest’s Top Young Professionals. The second-annual competition features young professionals who have distinguished themselves as innovative thought leaders in the Northwest construction community.
Balfour Beatty Construction celebrates completion of Solana Ranch Elementary School
June 25, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction is proud to announce the completion of Solana Ranch Elementary School for the Solana Beach School District. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the new $28 million school located at 13605 Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway in San Diego, Calif. The school will welcome new students this fall.
Balfour Beatty reaches financial close on $104M student housing project at Texas A&M University
June 20, 2014
Balfour Beatty, an infrastructure group operating in construction services, infrastructure investments, professional and support services, announced it has reached financial close on a new student housing project at Texas A&M University's main campus in College Station, Texas.
Balfour Beatty Construction expands into multifamily market in Houston
June 11, 2014
According to the 2014 Houston Employment Forecast, Greater Houston Partnership, Houston’s population growth is forecasted at 625,000 new residents and 325,000 additional jobs over the next five years. Balfour Beatty Construction is expanding the company’s Texas multifamily group in the burgeoning Houston market to meet this growing demand.
Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston earns the 2014 Oregon Small Business Champion award by the U.S. Small Business Administration
June 03, 2014
Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston has been recognized as a 2014 Oregon Small Business Champion by the Portland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Small Business Champion honor is awarded to individuals or organizations that promote, assist, and aid local small businesses.
Allan Wakeling Appointed to Mayoral Construction Codes Advisory Board
May 28, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, congratulates Allan Wakeling for his recent appointment to the City of Seattle’s Mayoral Construction Codes Advisory Board (CCAB).
Balfour Beatty Construction confirms commitment to Texas market with key promotions
May 16, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction is pleased to announce the recent promotions of several members of its Houston Division.
Jacqueline Chen joins Balfour Beatty Construction as Executive in charge of national brand and communications
May 05, 2014
After an extensive search, Balfour Beatty Construction recently selected Jacqueline Chen to lead the company's national brand and communications strategy in partnership with marketing/communications teams across the country as vice president of corporate brand and communications.
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, annuonces the completion of the Pearl District's first hotel
May 01, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company is thrilled to announce the completion of the Pearl District’s first hotel, Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Pearl District.
Balfour Beatty Construction Golf Outing helps to raise over $80,000 to support Sharefest's 11th Annual Workday
April 29, 2014
On Saturday, May 3, four school campuses in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City and Wiseburn School Districts will receive much needed improvements, thanks to more than 350 Balfour Beatty Construction employees, contractors, vendors, site staff, students, family, and community members.
LEED® Platinum Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building takes home Top Ten AIA COTE Award
April 22, 2014
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) has named the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building one of the nation’s top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and enhance the environment.
Balfour Beatty Construction recognizes Stephen Hulston for 25 years of service
April 21, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction recently recognized Stephen Hulston, vice president of Balfour Beatty Construction’s Arizona office for 25 years of service with the company; 18 of which have been in the local Phoenix market.
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, breaks ground on new Residence Hall and Learning Center at Cornish College
April 10, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, celebrated the start of construction on the new Residence Hall and Learning Center at Cornish College of the Arts, located in Seattle, Washington. A ground breaking ceremony was held on March 18, 2014, for the new 120,000-square-foot project located at 2025 Terry Avenue (the corner of Lenora Street and Terry Avenue).
Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building earns a national AGC Award
April 09, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, recently received a national award of merit for the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in the Building Renovation category from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, moving to new office location
April 07, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, will be moving to a new office in Lower Queen Anne this fall. The new home will be located in the Queen Anne Station building at 415 1st Ave North, and will foster an interactive work environment. Construction is expected to begin this summer with an early November, 2014 move-in.
Seattle’s Pine + Minor apartment building receives LEED® for Homes Platinum Certification
March 31, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, announced that the Pine + Minor apartment building in Seattle, Washington, received a LEED® for Homes Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Balfour Beatty Construction wins Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award from Waste Management
March 13, 2014
Yesterday, Waste Management awarded Balfour Beatty Construction the 2013 Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award, a recognition given to the top customers in the construction industry whose various projects achieved outstanding sustainability milestones. This is the third year in a row that Balfour Beatty has been so recognized.
Bob Barlish promoted to Project Executive serving Special Projects Group
March 06, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, announces the promotion of Bob Barlish to project executive. Barlish formerly served as senior project manager for the company. In his new role, he will oversee a variety of project types in the company’s Special Projects Group.
Seattle's EMP Administrative Office Building earns LEED® Platinum
March 05, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, announced that the EMP Administrative Office Building for the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington, received a LEED® Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Developed by Vulcan, Inc. and owned by Cedar Strands Properties the project is also the first
certified urban in-fill project to date and the first Salmon-Safe certified office building in Seattle.
Central Florida division office moving to new downtown Orlando location
February 14, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction, one of Florida’s largest construction managers, announced today it is moving its Central Florida office to The Citrus Tower at 255 South Orange Avenue in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
Balfour Beatty selected to renovate University of North Carolina at Charlotte Holshouser residence hall
February 13, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected as the construction manager at-risk for renovations to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s (UNC Charlotte) 100,135-square-foot, high-rise Holshouser residence hall located in the South Village area of campus. Holshouser Hall was originally constructed in 1973.
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, awarded fifth project with Cabela’s
February 12, 2014
Furthering a growing partnership, Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, has been selected by Cabela’s to build a 100,000 square foot, ground-up retail store in Tualatin, Oregon. This will be the second Oregon store for the Nebraska-based chain, and the fifth store built by Howard S. Wright nationwide.
Two senior project managers hired in Washington State
February 10, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, hired
as senior project managers for the Washington State Division. Kiel will be working with Howard S. Wright’s Healthcare Executive, Chris Martindale, to service clients in the Pacific Northwest. Brown will be responsible for leading preconstruction and construction projects through-out the region.
Jim West appointed safety director in Washington State
February 10, 2014
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, announced the appointment of Jim West as safety director for the Washington State Division. As part of his senior management role, West will be responsible for maintaining and implementing safe work practices.
Balfour Beatty set to build Houston Energy Center Four
February 10, 2014
Trammell Crow Company and Principal Real Estate Investors have selected Balfour Beatty Construction as general contractor for Energy Center Four, located in Houston’s Energy Corridor at the southwest corner of Interstate 10 and North Eldridge Parkway.
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