Press Release

Balfour Beatty Construction completes first of four activity center facilities for Tustin Unified School District

8 January 2013


Balfour Beatty Construction and the Tustin Unified School District celebrated the completion of a new activity center facility at Columbus Tustin Middle School. A special dedication ceremony was held on 14 December 2012.

The $6.5 million facility at Columbus Tustin Middle School is the first of four activity centers that will also be built in the Tustin Unified School District at A.G. Currie, Hewes, and C.E. Utt Middle Schools. The total construction cost for the entire project (all four activity centers) is $25 million.

Each new activity center is approximately 13,000 square feet and will include a lobby, gymnasium / multipurpose area, sports flooring, retractable bleachers, storage space, restrooms, performance area, lighting and two adjoining classrooms. The projects have been designed to provide optimal community access and close proximity to existing locker room facilities, and are situated in an area that calls for minimal disruption to heavily used recreational areas on campus.

The estimated date of completion for all activity centers is February 2013.

This project is one of the company’s first completely paperless projects. As a paperless project, we will save the District an estimated $50,000 and will reduce our use of paper by over 11,000 pounds.

“Our company is very committed to making better use of the planet’s finite resources and reducing costs for our clients,” said John Squillace, Balfour Beatty Construction project executive overseeing the job. “This project is just one example of how we are leading the industry in these areas and lessening the impact on the build environment.”

The Architect of Record is NTD Architecture, and the project is being funded through the Measure L campus modernisation program passed by Orange County voters in Tustin Unified School District in 2008.


Media enquiries:
Connie Oliver
Balfour Beatty Construction
Tel +1 (214) 451 1066

Notes to editors:

1.  A leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through more than 2,400 professionals nationwide. The company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine, each for three years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investments, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company visit

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We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, continental Europe, the US, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.

Key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist healthcare, and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail).

The Group delivers services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including project design, financing and management, engineering and construction, and facilities management services.

Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.

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