Mark Konchar
Managing Director US Rail
Relentless Ally since 1999

Mark serves as the managing director of US Rail overseeing the national operations of Balfour Beatty’s rail sector. In his role, he is responsible for delivering expert services to clients in the Class 1 and regional/short line railroads, industrial railroads, ports and rail transit authorities markets. Additionally, Mark will continue to lead Balfour Beatty’s strategic procurement program in the U.S. and remains connected with the company’s national business acquisition efforts.

Mark joined the Balfour Beatty in 1999 on the design-build National Academy of Sciences headquarters project in Washington, D.C. Since that time, Mark has helped develop our company’s approach to integrated and alternative delivery projects, which provide team-based and innovative project solutions and design facilitation processes on large-scale design-build, design-assist and Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects .
 
Mark has played a major role in the growth and evolution of Balfour Beatty’s P3 strategy, expertise and project delivery. In 2009, Mark was promoted to vice president of national integration, bringing innovative procurement and delivery expertise to the benefit of our clients, employees and partners across the U.S. In that role, he was recognized both inside and outside the company as a leader in alternate procurement and innovative strategies.
 
Mark earned his BAE and PhD  in architectural engineering from Penn State University. In 2010, Penn State University’s Department of Architectural Engineering named Mark a Centennial Fellow for his exceptional contributions during the department’s first 100 years and potential to make significant contributions during the second century. 

He has been directly involved with a number of industry-leading research projects and is the author of several published articles and reports, including his co-authorship of the book, "Selecting Project Delivery Systems" and “Change Your Space, Change Your Culture.”
 
Mark is a Designated Design-Build Professional (DBIA), a LEED® Accredited Professional and is also helping to establish industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) procedures for design-build projects across the global Balfour Beatty enterprise. Mark has served in leadership roles for multiple industry associations, including the board of directors for the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), an advisory council member of the Pankow Foundation and as a research advisor on several industry improvements projects. Mark continues to serve as a Pillar Member for Bridges to Prosperity , a non-profit foot bridge mission with which Balfour Beatty has become a valued and leading industry partner.