Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Earns a National AGC Award

Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Earns a National AGC Award

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 2:20pm

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PORTLAND, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, recently received a national award of merit for the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in the Building Renovation category from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

The award was presented to Howard S. Wright on March 5th at the AGC of America’s annual Alliant Build America Awards dinner at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The award ceremony, which took place during the association’s annual convention, recognized 19 projects nationwide. The Alliant Build America Awards program, touted as the construction industry’s “Oscars,” highlights some of the nation’s most significant construction projects. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated an impressive number of submissions this year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques, and client satisfaction. “We are honored to be nationally recognized for our team‘s work on the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building,” stated Jim Sather, Oregon division president. “This award is a testament to the hard work of all those involved in the project and the ongoing support of GSA (General Services Administration).”

Project background:

The $137 million Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building project renovated the existing 20-floor office tower in Portland, Oregon. The building, originally built in 1974, is owned by the GSA and includes 17 levels of office space, a two-story lobby at the ground floor entrance, two levels of below-grade parking, and surrounding site work.

Through the efficiencies from the systems and envelope revisions, the team generated unique results that included a re-allocation of space for the floors that increased the gross building area by two additional floors of rentable area for a total of 525,421 square feet. This modernized building is among the most efficient facilities in the GSA portfolio – it reduces energy consumption by over 50% from baseline metrics and met all project performance, schedule, and financial goals.


About Howard S. Wright

With over 128 years in business, Howard S. Wright provides preconstruction, general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for clients in the public and private sector. Operating out of offices on the West Coast, the company serves numerous market sectors including public agency, healthcare, commercial office, mission critical, education, and multi-family housing. Howard S. Wright is a leader in sustainable building with over $1.8 billion in completed LEED projects. The company has successfully delivered construction management and general contracting services for 10 Fortune 100 Companies. In June of 2011, Howard S. Wright joined the Balfour Beatty Construction family of companies. For more information about Howard S. Wright, visit howardswright.com.

About Balfour Beatty Construction

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services 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 sector. With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. The company is part of London-based 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 www.balfourbeattyus.com or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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