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  1. Charlotte Business Journal: Architects, contractors and many more industries are seeing impact from Charlotte's building boom

    August 12, 2016

    Balfour Beatty Construction's Pat Dean and other key industry leaders share insight on the current market trends with the Charlotte Business Journal.

  2. Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: Cornish Commons wins three awards

    August 03, 2016

    Cornish Commons, the 20-story complex for Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, recently won three awards.

  3. FleetOwner: Paccar Celebrates Renton Grand Opening

    July 12, 2016 Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, recently celebrated the grand opening of the new PACCAR distribution center in Renton, Wash. As general contractor for the new 160,000-square-foot parts distribution center, the Howard S. Wright team was recognized by PACCAR as a true partner that was key to the facility's success.  
  4. Portland Business Journal: Portland's next office tower breaks ground this week

    June 21, 2016 Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, is set to break ground on its latest Portland project. On behalf of BPM Real Estate Group, the project team is kicking off its work to build Broadway Tower, a 19-story office and hotel tower. The 430,000-square-foot building will include 175,000 square feet of office space, 247 underground parking spaces and a 180-room Radisson RED hotel.
  5. Puget Sound Business Journal: Construction choreography: Migration to downtown forces a delicate dance among developers, construction companies

    June 17, 2016

    Mortenson Construction, Andersen Construction and Howard S. Wright Construction compete for jobs all the time, but in the crucible of Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood, their rivalry is tempered by the need to play nice.

  6. Atlanta Business Chronicle: Builder selected for Atlanta’s ‘tallest residential tower’

    June 02, 2016 The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that The Related Group has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to build its planned luxury, mixed-use residential tower in Midtown Atlanta.
  7. Construction Dive: Balfour Beatty lands contract for 39-story Related Group Atlanta high-rise

    June 01, 2016 Miami-based developer The Related Group has awarded Balfour Beatty Construction the contract to build a luxury, 39-story mixed-use tower in Midtown Atlanta. The new high-rise will include a pool terrace, fire pit terrace, 6,500 square feet of retail space and 390 luxury residential units, all with access to business, shopping and entertainment districts nearby, including a Whole Foods Market complex that will anchor the development.
  8. San Francisco Business Times: 3 ways to keep down costs: Contractors are using an array of strategies to limit price increases

    May 20, 2016 Chief Innovation Officer Mark Konchar shares his insights with the San Francisco Business Times on how Balfour Beatty Construction teams leverage lean construction and the latest technologies to help clients manage costs and more efficiently deliver projects.
  9. San Francisco Business Times: Incentives, rewards and culture help Bay Area construction firms avoid accidents

    May 20, 2016 Senior Safety Manager Shaun Burke shares his expertise with the San Francisco Business Times about how Balfour Beatty Construction teams ensure safety remains the top priority on Bay Area projects even during times of very high demand. 
  10. ENR Top 400: Construction Contractors Enjoy Home Cooking

    May 19, 2016 Scott Skidelsky, senior vice president at Balfour Beatty Construction, along with other industry leaders, share insight with Engineering News-Record about the state of the market.
  11. Victorville Daily Press Spotlights Balfour Beatty Project for Victor Valley College

    May 16, 2016 Balfour Beatty teammates joined Victor Valley College officials and regional dignitaries for a groundbreaking ceremony of the new Automotive/Welding Vocational Complex. The structure will include a new Automotive/Diesel Mechanics lab space, new Welding Lab and an additional 6,240 associated square feet for lecture classrooms.
     
  12. Construction Dive: Building for earthquake threats - How seismic design can ensure clients 'sleep better'

    May 05, 2016 Balfour Beatty experts from California and the Pacific Northwest share their insights and expertise on what owners and developers need to know about building with seismic threats in mind, as well as ongoing challenges to ensuring buildings are prepared for the worst.  
  13. International hotel firm signs on for 19-story downtown tower

    March 31, 2016 Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, and its Broadway Tower project were featured in a Portland Business Journal story about the latest developments at the 19-story, mixed-use building in Portland's Pearl District.    
  14. CBS 8 San Diego Features Grand opening of Pacific Trails Middle School

    February 26, 2016 The CBS affiliate in San Diego featured the grand opening and completion of Balfour Beatty Construction's $32 million Pacific Trails Middle School for the San Dieguito Union High School District. The 74,200-square-foot middle school project includes the construction of six buildings, landscaping and site improvements. The buildings include a two-story, 22-room classroom building, administration building, gymnasium, food service building, library/media arts building, and a multi-purpose art and music building. 
  15. WTOP News: Apartment building with rooftop resort coming to NoMa

    February 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — Real estate developer Wood Partners has named Balfour Beatty Construction to build its new luxury apartment building in NoMa, within walking distance of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol.
  16. Multi-Housing News: Construction Starts on Austin’s Next Skyline Topper

    January 26, 2016 Developers broke ground recently on the soon-to-be tallest building in Austin’s skyline, The Independent, at a site near Third Street and West Avenue. Schedule for completion in 2018, the 58-story residential tower will reach 685 feet in height. The value of the building is estimated at more than $300 million. Balfour Beatty Construction secured the general contractor assignment.
  17. Dallas Business Journal: Balfour Beatty lands work on Dallas' big Park District project

    January 21, 2016 Dallas-based Trammell Crow Co. and MetLife Inc. have selected Dallas-based Balfour Beatty Construction to build Park District, a 20-story office tower and a 34-story residential tower. The new development will be the first commercial development built fronting Klyde Warren Park and will connect downtown and Uptown Dallas.
  18. The Dallas Morning News: Uptown tower project starts with morning groundbreaking

    January 15, 2016 At this morning’s groundbreaking for the new Park District project in Uptown, officials wore cowboy hats instead of the traditional construction helmets. The 2-tower development at Pearl Street and Woodall Rodgers will include an office tower and 34-story apartment high-rise. The building was designed by Dallas architect HKS. Balfour Beatty Construction is the general contractor. 
  19. Austin Business Journal: Get ready to Jenga: Austin's newest, tallest building sets groundbreaking

    January 06, 2016 ​The Independent — the off-kilter-styled luxury condo tower — has a groundbreaking scheduled for Monday, January 11, at the construction site near Third Street and West Avenue. The $300 million, 58-story structure will be the tallest in Austin when it's completed in 2018. Balfour Beatty Construction has secured the general contractor assignment.
  20. CNBC SquawkBox features CEO Mark Layman

    November 24, 2015 What's driving demand for construction and where are the hottest markets? Balfour Beatty Construction CEO Mark Layman joined CNBC SquawkBox to weigh in and share his insights. 
  21. Dallas Business Journal: Balfour Beatty Wins Construction Work of Fort Worth's New 25-Story Tower

    November 16, 2015

    Dallas-based Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected by Anthracite Realty Partners and Bennett Benner Partners for the pre-construction and construction work on a new 25-story office and retail tower in downtown Fort Worth.

  22. Relentless Ally: Andrea Fagerstrom

    October 26, 2015 Learn more about Andrea Fagerstrom, project engineer and Relentless Ally since 2013.
  23. Balfour Beatty Construction Seattle raises $40,000 for CHI Franciscan Health Systems From Annual Golf Tournament

    September 16, 2015 It was all heart for the Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, Seattle office’s 14th annual charity golf tournament raising $40,000 for the CHI Franciscan Health System’s Electrophysiology department on September 10th at The Golf Course at Newcastle.
  24. Balfour Beatty’s Seattle Office Rises to New Heights with the Completion of Cornish Commons

    August 28, 2015 Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, celebrated the opening of the new Cornish Commons residence hall at Cornish College of the Arts, that allows students to live, learn, create, work, and play within steps of other campus facilities in South Lake Union in Seattle.
  25. Balfour Beatty Construction Achieves Major Milestone at Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton

    August 20, 2015 Project team successfully erects two steel box trusses – weighing nearly 500,000 pounds each – at double hangar project.
  26. Relentless Ally Jim Twilley: A lesson He Could Live With

    July 27, 2015 ​Jim Twilley is the general superintendent for our Special Projects Group in Houston. He’s also a man who is known for his solid commitment to Zero Harm and a relentless ally for the safety of his teammates.
  27. $200,000 Worth of School Improvements at No Cost to Taxpayers

    May 29, 2015 (Balfour Beatty Construction Services – Torrance, CA)  For the 5th consecutive year, more than 350 Balfour Beatty Construction employees rallied alongside contactors, vendors, school staff, students and community members to participate in a full day of cleaning, painting, planting and landscaping to repair and spruce up school campuses in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City, and Wiseburn Unified School Districts as part of Los Angeles County’s 11th Annual Sharefest Workday.
  28. ENR Southeast: Balfour Beatty Named Southeast Contractor of the Year

    May 28, 2015 ENR Southeast features Balfour Beatty as Contractor of the Year.
  29. Steve Lubich: A Man of Honor

    May 21, 2015 Honor, courage, commitment - it’s what you would expect from a team of U.S. Marines, highly elite trained forces that protect our nation. 
  30. Seattle Office Showcases Full-immersion Virtual Reality for AEC Delivery at Inaugural Rapid Integration Technology Expo

    May 18, 2015 The Seattle office of Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, successfully launched its inaugural Rapid Integration Technology Expo (RITE) with 70-plus clients, partners and peers on May 6, 2015. 
  31. Balfour Beatty – Proud Supporter of Safety Week 2015

    May 04, 2015 As part of our ongoing commitment to accepting nothing less than Zero Harm for anyone coming into contact with our work, we are a proud supporter of Safety Week 2015. 
  32. Oregon Division Celebrates the Completion of PNCA’s New Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

    April 16, 2015 Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, celebrated the official grand opening of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) new Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. 
  33. Big D’s Billion-Dollar Baby: New Parkland Hospital Tops the Chart

    April 09, 2015

    The new Parkland Hospital is big. Check out the numbers: 862 private adult beds and 96 neonatal ICU beds. More than two million sf of space, and $1.27 billion in construction cost. Ten thousand employees. A hundred fifty minority/women/small business contractors. Five million man-hours in trades labor.

  34. Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: HSW untangles the maze for pedestrians who just want to get past jobsites safely

    April 09, 2015 Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, and its 1007 Stewart project are profiled in a Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce story about how the team is maximizing safety while reducing the mobility impacts on pedestrians and businesses. 
  35. KERA: Mark Layman, Balfour Beatty Construction

    April 03, 2015

    Mark Layman joins host Lee Cullum to discuss the building boom and opportunities for Balfour Beatty Construction in a thriving market. 

  36. 36th Annual Coalition for Adequate School Housing Conference

    February 23, 2015 ​Balfour Beatty Construction vice presidents, Gil Fullen and Layne Arthur, are moderating and presenting at the 36th annual Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) Conference in Sacramento.
  37. The Dallas Morning News: If You Work Too Hard, This Dallas CEO Will Tell You to Get a Life

    February 20, 2015 Cheryl Hall from The Dallas Morning News catches up with Balfour Beatty's CEO, Mark Layman.
  38. 6 Ways Your Office Design Is Bumming Everyone Out

    February 17, 2015

    Fast Company interviews Mark Konchar, co-author of Change Your Space, Change Your Culture.

  39. Puget Sound Business Journal: Howard S. Wright Construction Finds its Strength in Diversity

    February 06, 2015

    The Puget Sound Business Journal talks with Dan Peyovich about diversity.

  40. 2014 CSBA Annual Education Conference and Trade Show

    December 11, 2014 On Monday, December 15th from 8:30 am – 9:45 am, Layne Arthur, vice president and Kyle Frandsen, sustainability project engineer from the Southwest division of Balfour Beatty Construction will be hosting two exhibitor table talks.
  41. Heartfelt Grand Opening Ceremony at Lilian J. Rice Elementary School

    October 02, 2014 ​SAN DIEGO – Recently, more than 75 attendees assembled at Lilian J. Rice Elementary school, in San Diego, Calif., for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the school’s multi-purpose building, newly renovated by Balfour Beatty Construction.
  42. Women in Technology at Balfour Beatty Construction

    September 29, 2014 Just 8.9 percent of the construction industry nationwide is composed of women, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 
  43. Balfour Beatty Ice Bucket Challenge

    August 28, 2014 Amazing how a bucket of ice water and a good cause can rally employees behind a good cause. Employees throughout Balfour Beatty Construction are lining up to take-on the ice bucket challenge!
  44. Sarah Michaelson - Coaching for a Cause

    August 04, 2014 “Polar Vortex.” Those two words were all over the Washington, DC area media this past winter, and it was not just the typical hype. 
  45. Balfour Beatty's Northern California Division Logs One Million Man Hours with Zero Lost-Time Injuries

    July 23, 2014 The Northern California division reached a safety milestone earlier this year, logging an impressive one million man ours with zero lost-time injuries.
  46. BIM Across Borders

    July 23, 2014 In an age where bounds of information is available at the simple swipe of a screen, it seems there are no limits to where technology can take us. 
  47. University Of Oregon Project Team “Tops Out” The Student Recreation Center

    June 09, 2014 ​Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company celebrated a major milestone on May 21st by holding a topping out ceremony at the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center.
  48. Oregon Division Raises More Than $30,000 for the American Heart/American Stroke Association

    May 14, 2014 The Oregon division employees and their families participated in this year’s Heart Walk, raising more than $30,000 for the American Heart/American Stroke Association! 
  49. 2014 Relentless Ally Award Winner is Selected

    May 08, 2014 Beatty Construction Services US presented project manager Justin Maletic with the highest honor an employee of the company can receive: the Robert C. Van Cleave Relentless Ally Award, created to honor the legacy of our retired chairman and CEO.
  50. Portland Business Journal: Contractor takes a bow as Pearl's Marriott begins operations

    May 01, 2014 The Pearl District’s first hotel opened April 11 and the contractor for the noteworthy project is taking a bow.
  51. Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) NW Youth Careers Expo

    April 30, 2014 (Construction West – Portland, OR) On Tuesday, March 18th, the Oregon division was one of over 125 participating exhibitors for the 10th Annual Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) NW Youth Careers Expo at the Oregon Convention Center.
  52. Project Manager Helps Teach Girls About Construction Through Cookie Box Creations

    February 27, 2014 Dallas, TX--Imagine being tasked with encouraging a group of pre-teen girls to think “outside the box” when all you have is boxes—Girl Scout Cookie boxes that is. Project Manager Katie Humphries doesn’t need to imagine. 
  53. Five Minutes With Ed Littleton, Risk Vice President for Balfour Beatty Construction

    March 27, 2012 Richard Korman from Enginering News-Record catches up with Balfour Beatty Construction's, Ed Littleton.
  54. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, the Largest Net Zero School in the Country

    November 18, 2011 This is no ordinary school year for some North Texas students and teachers. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, TX is the largest net zero school in the United States, and the first of its kind in Texas.
     
  55. Charlotte Business Journal: Charlotte Ritz-Carlton brings green to luxury experience

    October 18, 2010 Balfour Beatty Construction navigates the challenges faced when building The Ritz-Carlton's first environmentally friendly hotel.