Balfour Beatty Construction Honored by AGC of Georgia for 131 Ponce Project with Zero Lost Time Accidents
ATLANTA, April 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Balfour Beatty Construction’s 131 Ponce Apartments project has been awarded first place honors in the General Contractor Building category and earned merit honors in Best Sustainable Building Practices in the 2015 Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Georgia Build Georgia Awards Program. An annual awards program, AGC Georgia’s Build Georgia Awards recognize general contractor members and their construction teams for outstanding performance on some of the state’s most remarkable projects.
Achieving minimal punch and zero lost time accidents is a great achievement on any project, but for the luxury, 280-unit 131 Ponce project, it’s exceptional. Located on a tight Midtown site bordering a 148-year-old church and four Georgia Department of Transportation streets, the project required innovative demolition, staging, logistics, and sequencing. To maintain the historical integrity of the project site, which previously was home to the first office building designed by well-known, modernist architect I.M. Pei, the Balfour Beatty team closely collaborated with Faison, the project’s developer, and the design team from Davis Architects. As a result, Balfour Beatty resurrected a portion of the Pei building’s façade and incorporated it into the new development to create a post-modern development that pays homage to the original design.
“We’re honored to be recognized by the AGC of Georgia for the 131 Ponce project, which is an outstanding example of the custom building solutions, innovation and operational excellence our team delivers,” said Al Petrangeli, Balfour Beatty Construction’s Georgia Division president. “Success on this project was driven through value-added preconstruction services, lean scheduling, and strategic subcontractor selection and management. To achieve minimal punch and zero lost time accidents is a great result, and a testament to our unwavering commitment to serving our clients and accepting nothing less than zero harm on our projects.”
An industry-representative panel of judges evaluated the award submissions, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques, and client and community satisfaction. The project and team will be honored at AGC’s Annual Convention Award Breakfast in Amelia Island, Florida on June 9, 2015. Faison acted as the developer of the project and Davis Architects was the designer.
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 www.balfourbeattyus.com or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About Associated General Contractors of Georgia Build Georgia Awards: The Build Georgia Awards began in 1989 when the Georgia Branch of AGC recognized General Contractor members and their construction teams for outstanding performances on some of Georgia's most remarkable projects. In the quarter-century since, the award has grown to become one of Georgia's highest honors for construction.
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