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    Balfour Beatty Construction celebrates completion of Solana Ranch Elementary School

    June 25, 2014

    SAN DIEGO – 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.

    Solana Ranch is the seventh elementary school for the district and totals more than 68,000-square-feet of building space on 11.65 acres. The campus features a two-story, 60,143-square-foot classroom building, a one-story 5,233-square-foot multi-purpose building, and a one story 2,935-square-foot child development center preschool. Balfour Beatty’s scope also included several parking lots, a solar canopy, a covered lunch shelter, playgrounds, ball fields, an amphitheater, and a garden area.

    The campus incorporates many sustainable features including a ventilation system that allows heating and cooling through a displacement system — one of the first in Southern California, as well as energy efficient lighting, daylighting, and a solar canopy system that is expected to provide a 60 percent offset in energy usage.

    “This is the second elementary school we have completed for the district – the first was Solana Pacific Elementary School,” said Brian Cahill, Balfour Beatty’s Southwest division president. “There have also been several modernization projects we have completed for the district throughout the years. We are vested in the community and share in the excitement and sense of pride. It’s very gratifying to be part of the project team that built this beautiful new school where students, teachers, and staff can learn and grow in a healthy environment.”

    Balfour Beatty Construction’s project team includes Grace Chan, project manager; Bryan Rasmussen, superintendent; Molly Engelbert, assistant project manager; William Fisher, assistant superintendent; Melissa Frazar, project accountant; and Michael Manneh, project intern. The architect is Harley Ellis Devereaux.