Balfour Beatty Honored with Eagle Awards, Project of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas
November 15, 2022
CHARLOTTE, NC – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas honors Balfour Beatty with three 2022 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Awards for delivering Charlotte Country Day School’s New Cannon Campus, Redline Design Group’s Upfit and The Beach Company’s The Jasper, and names The Jasper as the “General Contractor Project of the Year.” EIC Award winners were recognized on Nov. 10 at ABC’s awards banquet in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The annual Excellence in Construction Awards program honors general and specialty contractors for top commercial construction projects that have been completed in the past year. The winning projects were judged by a panel of veteran industry professionals on complexity, quality, innovation, and safety, among other factors.
As “General Contractor Project of the Year,” The Beach Company’s The Jasper exemplifies the contributions of quality construction of the Carolinas, selected from the Eagle Award recipients in all categories. Sitting on a four-acre site that offers panoramic views of downtown Charleston, the 12-story, 640,000-square-foot mixed-use building features a cast-in-place structural concrete frame and is enveloped by 1,600 architectural precast panels using thin-brick-clad concrete. It offers 219 residential units, premier office space, amenity space, ground-floor retail space, and a parking garage.
Recognized in the schools over $50 million category, Charlotte Country Day School’s New Cannon Campus includes six different projects, split into four main phases, which were delivered over the course of six years. Balfour Beatty and Edison Foard delivered 137,387 square feet of combined space including new construction, renovation, demolition, and additions for its Purdy Center for Math and Science, Hance Lower Learning & Brock Extended Day Center, Dowd Student Center, Cannon Hall Renovation, Belk Learning Center and the Klein Natatorium and Performance Gym.
Redline Design Group’s Upfit received its award in the interiors under the $2 million category which featured the relocation and adaptive reuse of the firm’s headquarters at the Switch Yard, a 1950s mid-century warehouse. Designed by Redline Design Group, the 11,200-square-foot space consists of natural tones, operable skylights, and exposed original ceilings and concrete.
“I couldn’t be more excited for our team’s excellence in construction recognitions,” said Jeff Sandeen, Balfour Beatty senior vice president and business unit leader in the Carolinas. “These awards are a direct reflection of our teammates and industry partners’ ongoing commitment to operational excellence in delivering projects that exude quality design and construction on behalf of our clients. Balfour Beatty is honored to have a part in building the iconic structures and spaces that continue to grow our local communities.”