Press Release

North Carolina projects receive three industry awards for Excellence in Construction

7 November 2013


Three Balfour Beatty Construction projects earned 2013 Excellence in Construction awards from the Carolinas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The winning buildings are high-profile new construction and renovation projects in North Carolina’s institutional, commercial, and higher education markets.

The Wake County Justice Center and SPX Headquarters projects received first-in-category Eagle Awards. In recognition of its superior craftsmanship, the SPX Headquarters is also being considered for ABC’s most prestigious award, “Project of the Year,” which is given to a project that best exemplifies quality construction. The “Project of the Year” winner will be announced at the 12th Annual EIC Industry Showcase banquet held on November 21 at The Westin Charlotte.  

Here is more information about the projects referenced above:

Wake County Justice Center – Recognized in the Other: Over $50 Million category: In a joint venture with Barnhill Contracting Company, Balfour Beatty Construction served as the Construction Manager at-Risk on this state-of-the-art, 576,996-square-foot, 11-story building that will allow a growing population in Wake County to participate in the judicial system and local government activities for decades to come. In recognition of its environmental stewardship, the building recently received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

SPX Headquarters – Recognized in the Commercial: Over $50 Million category:Balfour Beatty Construction served as the Construction Manager at-Risk for SPX Corporation’s corporate global headquarters located in south Charlotte’s Ballantyne Corporate Park, which is developed and owned by The Bissell Companies. The project consisted of both core and shell and tenant improvement work on a 241,033-square-foot, nine-story, “Class A” office building with all-glass exterior curtain wall; a 239,037-square-foot, 640-car below grade parking deck; and 4.5 acres of site improvements. In October 2011, the Charlotte Business Journal recognized SPX’s headquarters as the 17th Largest Area Construction Project, ranked by square feet under construction. The project sought and achieved a single LEED for New Construction Silver certification inclusive of both the core and shell and tenant improvement work.

Balfour Beatty Construction’s contributions to the campus of Appalachian State University were also recognized with an ABC award. The Plemmons Student Union Addition & Living Learning Center project earned a Merit Award in the Schools: Over $50 Million category. Up to three projects in each category are eligible to receive Merit Awards.

“These projects are outstanding examples of the leadership, innovation, and superior teamwork that differentiate Balfour Beatty Construction,” said Pat Dean, division president for Balfour Beatty Construction in the Carolinas. “These awards provide timely and important validation that we have become true relentless allies for our clients by combining industry-leading talent with a passion for unparalleled service.” 

ABC is the nation's leading commercial and industrial construction trade association. ABC Excellence in Construction Awards competitions encourage and recognize individuals and companies that exemplify the high quality of merit shop workmanship in their projects while upholding a dedication to building projects on time and under budget. 

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For more information contact:

Connie Oliver
Vice President, Corporate Communications
+1 214 451-1066 

About Balfour Beatty Construction 

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 or look for BalfourBeattyUS on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn

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