Balfour Beatty Construction is Back on Campus at Florida Atlantic University

  Balfour Beatty Construction is Back on Campus at Florida Atlantic University

           This is the company’s 11^th project with the University

Business Wire

DALLAS -- April 30, 2012

Florida Atlantic University selectedBalfour Beatty Construction to build the
school’s new freshman student housing project on their main campus in Boca
Raton, Florida.

The $31 million project will provide an additional 600 beds plus a new dining
facility for FAU’s growing student population.

“We are just thrilled and pleased to continue our journey with the University
as their trusted advisor and building partner – an honor we seek to earn and
maintain,” said Clinton Glass, Balfour Beatty Construction senior vice
president.

For this fast-track project using a Construction Manager at Risk delivery
method, Balfour Beatty Construction teamed up with Cummings Construction. To
date, the joint venture has completed six projects together.

The two most recent were at Florida Atlantic University: their new 30,000-seat
football stadium which opened in October 2011, coupled with a major
infrastructure project – a four-lane divided roadway which completes the
University’s master plan to provide a third, primary connection to and from
the campus.

The design team is led by PGAL Architects in association with SchenkelShultz.

The seven-story design is already underway and will be completed this summer.
Accordingly, construction will begin in June, and will complete next summer;
just in time for the arrival of the Class of 2017.

Balfour Beatty Construction’s work at Florida Atlantic University dates back
more than a decade.

The company has completed a total of 10 projects at Florida Atlantic
University, including the two mentioned above, as well as the 1,200-bed
Innovation Village Apartments, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
(HBOI) marine wet-lab research facility and the Charles E. Schmidt Biomedical
Science Center.

About Balfour Beatty Construction

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 for the past two years, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work
For® by FORTUNE magazine 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 investment, with
more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company and
its subsidiary—Howard S. Wright—visit balfourbeattyus.com.

Contact:

Balfour Beatty Construction
Connie Oliver, 214-451-1066
Vice President, Corporate Communications
coliver@balfourbeattyus.com
 
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