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    Balfour Beatty Construction, Holt Brothers Construction selected to build New Residence Hall – Freshmen Living/Learning for Winston-Salem State University

    August 13, 2014


    Raleigh, N.C. –  Balfour Beatty Construction/Holt Brothers Construction, a joint venture partnership, has been selected as the construction manager at-risk for Winston-Salem State University’s new 288-bed, 75,000-square foot New Residence Hall – Freshmen Living/Learning project. This $16.7 million project represents a continued step forward in the University’s long-term plan of expanding and improving on-campus housing in a manner conducive to student success.

    The site for the New Residence Hall – Freshmen Living/Learning project will be at the approximate location of the current Dillard Residence Hall, which will be scheduled for demolition prior to construction of the new facility.

    “We are honored that Winston-Salem State has entrusted the Balfour Beatty/Holt Brothers team to build this important part of their future,” said Johnny Rankin, executive vice president for Balfour Beatty Construction in the Carolinas. “Together, we bring an unrivaled combination of student housing expertise, experience with State Construction Office projects, and a depth of local resources to deliver the best quality and value for the University.” Collectively, the Balfour Beatty/Holt Brothers team has built or renovated over 5,000 student housing beds in North Carolina.

    The two companies are currently working on the City of Raleigh’s Critical Public Safety Center along with Clancy & Theys Construction. However, the Winston-Salem State project marks the first joint venture partnership between Balfour Beatty Construction and Holt Brothers.

    “I am proud to continue our long-standing and valued partnership with Balfour Beatty on this exciting project for the vibrant community of learners at Winston-Salem State,” said Terrence Holt, president of Holt Brothers Construction. “When you align companies like Holt Brothers and Balfour Beatty that share the same vision and strategy, you get a team that is stronger together than apart. The synergy is exciting.”

    The construction team has established a goal of 30% participation for minority and women-owned businesses (MWBE) on the project. Design services will be provided by Lord Aeck Sargent.

    Construction is slated to begin in February 2015.