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    Balfour Beatty selected to renovate University of North Carolina at Charlotte Holshouser residence hall

    February 13, 2014


    Company’s second residence hall project with the University
     
    Charlotte, NC – Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected as the construction manager at-risk for renovations to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s (UNC Charlotte) 100,135-square-foot, high-rise Holshouser residence hall located in the South Village area of campus. Holshouser Hall was originally constructed in 1973.

    Balfour Beatty Construction will perform renovations to the 11-floor, 202-room residence hall including upgrades to the elevator equipment, new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, full window replacements, a brick clad façade on the exterior of the building, as well as new walkways and patios. Holshouser Hall, which will features single and double rooms, will also include meeting rooms, lounge areas, and two resident advisor apartments. The scope of work also includes significant asbestos abatement and demolition work.

    The design team includes Clark-Nexsen, Owen, Barbieri & Gibson, P.C. with civil engineering services provided by Stewart Engineering.

    This is Balfour Beatty Construction’s third project in recent years on the UNC Charlotte campus. In 2013, Balfour Beatty Construction was selected in a joint-venture partnership with Metcon, Inc. to build UNC Charlotte’s new 144,000-square-foot, 400-bed freshman residence hall, which is located adjacent to Holshouser Hall. Balfour Beatty Construction also previously completed the University’s iconic Student Union that has served the 49er community since 2009.

    “We are honored that UNC Charlotte has entrusted the Balfour Beatty team with renovations to Holshouser Hall, which has been an important part of student life on campus for over three decades,” said Johnny Rankin, executive vice president for Balfour Beatty Construction in the Carolinas. “We look forward to once again exceeding the University’s expectations for quality and schedule while maintaining the highest standards for jobsite appearance and the safety of students, employees, and the public.”

    With a construction start date targeted for May 2014, the UNC Charlotte residence hall project is expected to be turned over for student occupancy in the summer of 2015.