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    Two Balfour Beatty Construction Projects in the Southwest win 2014 ENR California Best Project Awards

    October 30, 2014


    SAN DIEGO - Balfour Beatty Construction’s Southwest division has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) California in the 2014 Best Project Awards competition. 

    The East Valley Water District (EVWD) Headquarters Facility in Highland, California received a Best Project Award in the Office/Retail/Mixed Use category, and Enrique S. Camarena Elementary School won an Award of Merit in the K-12 Education category.

    The ENR California Best Projects competition honors the best construction projects of the year located throughout California and Hawaii, as well as the companies responsible for their design and construction. Industry leaders in design and construction judge the projects based on safety, innovation, and teamwork, among other criteria. The winning projects were selected out of a pool of over 140 entries.

    The project and team will be honored at the ENR California Awards Breakfast in Long Beach, California on December 4.

    Project Background:

    East Valley Water District Headquarters Facility – Highland, Calif.

    The $17 million design-build campus is 35,000 square feet and features customer service facilities, 
    administration and meeting spaces, boardroom, full-service kitchen, maintenance facilities, exercise room, and exterior water features. Educational exhibits, walking trails, and landscape gardens 
    describe the sources of water and the means for distribution to customers. The project finished 71 days ahead of schedule, under budget, and with a flawless safety record.  It also recently won “Architectural Engineering Project of the Year” from the American Society of Civil Engineers in their annual project awards competition. The project architect is Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke.

    Project Background:

    Enrique S. Camarena Elementary School – Chula Vista, Calif.

    The $28 million, 12-acre school is 93,433 square feet and is Chula Vista Elementary School District’s first two-story campus. It features an administration building, a multi-purpose building with library, food service and childcare and two, two-story classroom buildings with 16 classrooms each. The project incorporates many sustainable features and is expected to use 27.9% less energy than allowed under the updated Title 24 code. The project architect is Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke.


    View the full list of ENR California Best Project winners in Southern California.