General contractor wins prestigiousMarvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awardand takes top honors in theConstruction Management Renovationcategory
Balfour Beatty Constructionhas been recognized by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) with the Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award and the Alliant Build America Award in the Construction Management Renovation category. Hard Hat Hub congratulates all the continued hard work and dedication of Balfour Beatty employees.
The Alliant Build America awards honor AGC members who build the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award which acknowledges the great work being done by our crews every day.” – Karl Joeris, vice president, Balfour Beatty Construction
Balfour Beatty Construction was recognized with AGC’s Build America Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award for its role in building the $221 million Las Colinas Woman’s Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee, Calif. This AGC national award is presented annually to a project, or projects, that epitomize the principles of partnering and celebrates the construction industry’s finest.
The project was designed by executive architect Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz (KMD) of San Francisco and associate architect HMC of San Diego. From project’s inception, the facility was the result of a true design-build competition with limited specifications that described the project. The project evolved from a basic concept to the design-build team’s forward-thinking vision of a 28-building, 464,000-square-foot complex that now serves as an innovative example of the rehabilitative benefits this environment delivers for inmates and the county. Balfour Beatty Construction, and its BARC joint venture partners including Azteca Enterprises, H.J. Russell & Company, and CARCON Industries, also was honored with the AGC’s Alliant Build America Award in the Construction Management Renovation category for its role as managing partner on the $140 million, 400,000-square-foot Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal A Phase II Renewal and Improvement Program.
To appreciate the complexity of performing a major renovation at the world’s third largest airport, consider that some 14 million passengers passed safely and uninterrupted through DFW Airport’s Terminal A while construction was in full swing. During construction, the BARC team contended with the airport’s need to maintain 24/7 operations, as well as security and site access for both personnel and construction materials. Team members also performed abatement and construction above operational back-of-house areas and continuously overcame unforeseen challenges.
A carefully mapped plan allowed the team to keep the airport safely operational during 1.3 million worker-hours while renovating all back-of-house systems. BARC’s safety program centered on a zero-harm approach in which processes and procedures were proactive and integral to operations.