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Balfour Beatty awarded expansion of the National Museum of the Marine Corps
October 02, 2014
– Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (MCHF) to provide preconstruction and construction services for the final phase of the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC). This project is the second Balfour Beatty Construction engagement with the NMMC. The company completed the first phase of the NMMC in 2006.
The nearly 125,000-square-foot expansion of the exhibit galleries will document the Marine Corps’ history from the end of the war in Vietnam to present time and will include a large screen theater, student education center, an expansion of existing second-level administration space, Tun Tavern, and kitchen. Construction is scheduled to begin as early as the second quarter of 2015 with final completion slated for early 2017. Galleries will be featured upon completion and the NMMC will present a complete timeline of Marine Corps history since its establishment in 1775.
“Balfour Beatty Construction played a significant role in building the National Museum of the Marine Corps, which has become a widely recognized and highly regarded institution for preserving and promulgating the history, traditions and culture of the United States Marine Corps,” commented Lt. General Robert R. Blackman USMC (Ret), president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “We are glad to involve them once again as we work together to complete this National tribute to our Marines.”
“We are honored to expand upon what we were entrusted to build almost a decade ago for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation,” said Matt Dye, vice president of Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington, D.C. division. “We look forward to working with the Foundation to further enhance this world-class facility that will surely excite the Museum’s many visitors.”