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    Balfour Beatty Construction team successfully completes third project for Muscogee County School District

    October 08, 2014


    ATLANTA – Balfour Beatty Construction/Freeman & Associates, a joint venture partnership, announces the completion of Dorothy I. Height Elementary School for the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Ga.

    The school is the third project the Balfour Beatty/Freeman team has completed for Muscogee County. The $17.5 million school, funded by Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST,) was completed on time for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

    Dorothy I. Height is the 32nd elementary school for the district, replacing Cusseta Road and Muscogee Elementary Schools. Previously, the Balfour Beatty/Freeman team completed Aaron Cohn Middle School in 2013 and George Washington Carver High School in 2012.

    The new facility totals more than 91,000 square feet, including a media center, art room, two computer labs, music room, special education classroom, speech and visually impaired classroom, gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen, and administration offices.

    “This is the third school we have completed for Muscogee County over the past two years,” said Mike Macon, vice president for Balfour Beatty’s East region. “We are proud to continue our long-standing and valued partnership with the school district. We feel connected to the community and share in their excitement and sense of pride. It is inspiring to be part of a project that will open new doors to success for students, teachers, and staff.”

    Design services were provided by Hecht Burdeshaw Architects. The project is pending LEED Certified Accreditation.