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Balfour Beatty Receives EIC Eagle Award for Parker Poe Interior Buildout Project
November 23, 2020
Balfour Beatty has been recognized by
The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Carolinas
Chapter with its Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Award for Parker Poe law firm’s interior buildout project.
The annual EIC Eagle Awards program is the premier competition within the Carolinas construction community that recognizes outstanding projects ABC members have delivered. Each year, general and special contractors submit their best projects via an online application describing the unique characteristics and quality of their projects. Applications are judged by industry experts, engineers and architects according to the criteria for each award. Project teams, including owners, design and engineering partners, are then recognized at the annual EIC Awards Gala in November.
Parker Poe’s interior buildout project features a 83,000 square-foot, three-floor upfit for the law firm’s newly relocated headquarters in the Legacy Union Building of Uptown, Charlotte. Designed by Gensler, the corporate headquarters offers space for more than 280 employees, meeting rooms, a fully equipped café, and employee coffee areas on each floor. The law firm’s office space also includes customizable collaborative spaces with operable Skyfold walls to control space size within their conference area. Delivered in six months, the first-generation office space provides Parker Poe employees and their clients a serene and private space to conduct business without interruption.
“We are honored to be recognized by ABC Carolina’s for the delivery of Parker Poe’s new corporate headquarters,” said Pat Dean, Balfour Beatty president in the Southeast. “I commend our project teams for successfully completing this project a month ahead of schedule and safely constructing the office space during the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of this project can be largely attributed to our team’s strong synergy, Zero Harm safety culture, and the open and collaborative environment fostered by all partners to deliver offices that embrace invigoration and innovation.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about our new home and congratulate Balfour Beatty for the well-deserved EIC Eagle Award,” says Parker Poe Chief Operating Officer Jim King. “Our new office is agile, adaptable and well-suited both to the 'next normal' that we are all navigating and to our long-term plans in Charlotte.”
Balfour Beatty leveraged innovative technologies and lean construction methods, including 360-degree virtual jobsite walks and virtual site meetings that provided stakeholders a safe view of the construction site from start to finish. Balfour Beatty team members also installed North Carolina’s first ever installation of the ACOUSTIBUILT™ ceiling to mitigate noise throughout the main lobby and conference center. Parker Poe’s new office space was completed in June 2020.