Balfour Beatty and partners selected for inclusive student union project

17 February 2013 0 Comments

Balfour Beatty Construction, in a tri-venture partnership with D.H. Griffin Construction and C2 Contractors, has been selected as construction manager at-risk for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s (NC A&T) new, 175,000 sq ft Student Union in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Student Union facility will be a modern, glass-fronted structure designed as a LEED certified facility.

The construction team has established a goal of 30% participation for minority and women-owned businesses (MWBE) on the project.

The Student Union facility will be a modern, glass-fronted structure designed as a LEED certified facility.

Furthering the University’s objective to build the capacity of a valued local firm, C2 Contractors is a premier minority-owned business headquartered in Greensboro. “I am extremely excited about the tri-venture partnership with Balfour Beatty Construction and D H Griffin Construction,” said CC Lamberth, president of C2 Contractors. “We will achieve the University’s MWBE goals by creating a culture of inclusion, and a two-way expectation of reliability and performance.”

This project represents the fourth partnership to date for Balfour Beatty Construction and D H Griffin Construction in North Carolina.

The tri-venture team is currently completing the project’s design phase in partnership with Raleigh-based Vines Architecture and Boston-based Cannon Design. With a construction start date targeted for February 2014, the Student Union project is expected to complete in the summer of 2017.