Fairfax, Va. – Furthering a growing partnership, Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected by George Mason University (Mason) to lead the design-build team for their new student housing facility, Shenandoah Housing VIIIB, Taylor Hall. Joining forces once again with design partner Gensler , the Balfour Beatty-led team will provide Mason with a student housing solution that meets the needs of the growing University and helps drive its mission of being an active 24/7 campus.

Intended for freshman, the 68,500-square-foot, 295-bed residence hall will be adjacent to the Shenandoah dining hall in the Shenandoah neighborhood of the Fairfax campus. The residence hall will link students together into communities with public spaces and amenities, including hall bath facilities, study and social lounges located on each floor and a ground-floor multipurpose room with a lounge and laundry facilities. Outdoor amenities include a plaza with bench seating, tables, access to WiFi and bike racks.

Key partners within the design-build team include: Thornton Tomasetti as structural engineer, Encon Group as MEP engineer, Paciulli, Simmons and Associates as civil and environmental engineer, LSG Landscape Architecture as landscape architect and GeoConcepts Engineering as geotechnical engineer.

The design-build team will work closely with Mason to further develop and finalize the design of the new housing facility. The collaborative design effort and construction are already underway. The building is expected to deliver in July 2014.

This is the fourth project and second housing facility Balfour Beatty has worked on for George Mason University.

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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