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Engineering News-Record Names Balfour Beatty US Southeast Contractor of the Year

09 June 2015

Balfour Beatty US has been named Southeast Contractor of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR), the preeminent magazine for the construction industry. The recognition is based on the combined performance of Balfour Beatty’s U.S. business units in the Southeast region, including Balfour Beatty Construction Services US, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure and Balfour Beatty Investments. ENR recently recognized Balfour Beatty with an announcement on its website.

ENR’s Southeast Contractor of the Year recipients are selected by a national group of ENR editors who review multiple firms’ accomplishments related to regional business growth, major contracts and other notable accomplishments during the previous year. Balfour Beatty Construction has a Southeast region presence with projects currently in progress in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

“I am incredibly proud of our teams in the Southeast for this outstanding honour,” said Mark Layman, CEO of Balfour Beatty Construction US. “This recognition demonstrates our commitment to being a relentless ally for our clients and highlights our strength in the region.”

The company’s work has been highlighted multiple times over the past year in various industry publications and award competitions. In 2014, Balfour Beatty was recognized with 11 Southeast region awards for construction excellence, including seven Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Eagle awards, one of the highest honours in the industry.

Notable recent projects in the region include the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida; Buckhead Atlanta, a mixed use development in Atlanta which was selected as the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Georgia’s Project of the Year; and Red Hat’s new Global Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, a finalist for ABC of the Carolinas Project of the Year. Current projects underway include the I-140 Wilmington Bypass project, and 300 South Tryon, Spectrum Properties’ 25-story office tower in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.

Balfour Beatty US reported a 15 percent increase in Southeast region revenue in 2014, exceeding the $1 billion mark for the designated area for the first time in five years. For more details on current projects, community service support, thought leadership, and talent spotlights, visit Balfour Beatty Construction’s East Region blog:


About Balfour Beatty Construction US

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction US 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 sectors. The company is the U.S. subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that finances, develops, builds and maintains complex building programs focused on social and commercial buildings, power and utility systems, and transportation. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. To learn more, visit or look for BalfourBeattyUS onFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn

About Balfour Beatty Infrastructure

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. constructs and maintains highways, bridges over land and water, tunnels, wastewater and potable water treatment plants, commuter rail, light rail and rail civils, and excels at large, complex projects delivered under traditional design-bid-build models as well as design-build, alternative delivery (P3), and CM/GC. The company’s services include industry-leading design, engineering, construction and maintenance for rail transit authorities, Class 1 and regional/short line freight, industrial railroads and ports, offered through the company’s Balfour Beatty Rail division. Headquartered in Atlanta, with a regional office in Wilmington, NC, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. is part of 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

About Balfour Beatty Investments

Balfour Beatty Investments is part of Balfour Beatty plc, 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. In the United States, Balfour Beatty Investments’ portfolio includes Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC, a subsidiary dedicated to developing and operating privatized military family housing, and multifamily housing, as well as Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of large capital project financing, development and construction solutions for the higher education market. To learn more, visit

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Beth Hernandez
Balfour Beatty Construction
Tel: +1 (704) 319-4122

Matt Averitt 
Balfour Beatty Construction
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