Press Release

Harris High Technology Center project spreads safety message

17 April 2013


The Balfour Beatty Construction project team working on the Harris High Technology Center in Florida demonstrated the importance of Balfour Beatty’s Zero Harm safety commitment by inviting all shifts of the Palm Bay and Brevard County Fire Department rescue teams to the jobsite.

Balfour Beatty’s newly erected tower crane is the tallest structure in the City of Palm Bay, standing at 156 feet. The project team wanted to be sure that in the event of an emergency, fire and EMS crews had a plan, along with the proper tools and equipment to rescue the crane’s operator.

“We are working diligently at each project to spread the message of the importance of Zero Harm to everyone,” said Chris Diaz, Loss Prevention Director at Balfour Beatty Construction.

The project team also invited the rescue teams to visit the jobsite every other month for a tour.

“It’s a win-win for the rescue teams, the jobsite, the owner, and the community,” said Diaz. “These visits will enable the rescue teams to be more prepared by regularly enjoying personalised tours of the ever-changing project site.”

Additionally, when the building is complete and turned over to Harris Corporation, the safety and rescue teams will be intimately familiar with the building, a huge benefit to the owner.


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Notes to editors:

1.  An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector.  With more than 2,400 employees across the U.S., 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, four years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive.  To learn more about the company, visit www.balfourbeattyus.comor look for BalfourBeattyUS on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

2.  Balfour Beatty ( is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and  project management to construction and maintenance.  

Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK, the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We continue to develop our business in key growth markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil and India.   

With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors include transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, mining, water and social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools.  

Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.

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