Balfour Beatty Construction promotes Rebecca Nordby and Chris Hartzler to project executive

Fairfax, VA –  Balfour Beatty Construction announces the promotion of two of the firm’s newest project executives – Rebecca Nordby and Chris Hartzler.

A Penn State graduate, Rebecca Nordby has been with Balfour Beatty her entire 16-year career starting off as an office engineer in 1997. Since then she has worked on a number of key Balfour Beatty projects including: the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Sequence 1, National Resource Center for National Academy of Sciences, Wisconsin Place Office Building and 2101 L Street NW.

Rebecca has been instrumental in the firm’s budgeting efforts for Property Group Partners on the Capitol Crossing project. She continues to lead the preconstruction services for Capitol Crossing, which include budgeting, scheduling and coordination with the design team. The highly anticipated project consists of a platform being constructed over the existing I-395 highway between Massachusetts Avenue and E Street NW and Third and Second streets NW. The platform will create a tunnel, two ramp/portal structures to access the highways and two new bridges. The project also requires utility relocation and new utility installation, an underground parking garage that spans three city blocks, a new annex and rectory building for the Holy Rosary Church and the relocation of the Jewish Historical Society building.

Chris Hartzler, a University of Cincinnati graduate, has been with Balfour Beatty for the majority of his 17-year career. Since joining Balfour Beatty in 1997, Chris has led some of Balfour Beatty’s most iconic projects including the Pentagon Memorial and the Annex to the existing historic E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, DC. Chris has been instrumental in Balfour Beatty’s work with George Mason University. He led Balfour Beatty’s first two projects on the University’s Fairfax Campus including The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel – the first LEED Gold hotel in Virginia – and Northwest Housing VIIIA, which was completed six months ahead of schedule.

Chris is currently leading Balfour Beatty’s first project with the JBG Companies – Louis on 14th. The nine-story, 268-unit Class A apartment building is set to be delivered in January 2014.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chris and Rebecca for the past 12 years. In that time they have both been outstanding at what they do, each successfully delivering their share of highly complicated, award-winning projects,” said Leon Blondin, Division President of Balfour Beatty Construction in Washington.  “They have also been leaders within our organization, pushing innovation and collaboration on our projects and continuing to move Balfour Beatty forward as a leading general contractor.”

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About Balfour Beatty Construction
An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector.  With more than 2,400 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine, four years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive.  To learn more about the company, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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