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DFW International Airport Awards Project to Balfour Beatty Construction Joint Venture

As part of a joint venture team known as BARC, Balfour Beatty Construction was selected for $900 million in preconstruction and construction services for DFW International Airport’s seven-year Terminal Development Program.

Dallas, TX, April 05, 2010 --( Terminals A, B, C, and E at the airport are approximately 36 years old and primarily consist of original structures and building systems. Through the program, the airport seeks to improve efficiency, passenger processing, and aesthetic appearance for all four terminals. Design concepts call for consolidation of concessions areas into villages similar to the airport’s globally acclaimed Terminal D.

The BARC team will be responsible for renovating terminals A and C and will build a rail station to connect future routes for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) to the airport. The project scope includes replacing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, improving roadways and infield parking garages, and preparing existing areas for new conveyance systems for baggage handling. The phased project also includes building temporary facilities to relocate occupants of areas that are under renovation.

“Our goal is to ensure that terminal operations—from security to baggage systems to concession sales—continue to run smoothly throughout the project,” explains Karl Joeris, Operations Director for Balfour Beatty Construction. “We seek to minimize the impact on travelers, airlines, and onsite businesses.”

“We are proud to be part of a project that will help provide a better experience for travelers at DFW Airport,” continues Joeris. “From a construction standpoint, it is an exciting and challenging project. And, as a frequent traveler at the airport myself, I am looking forward to seeing the airport’s vision for the terminals come to life.”

BARC is a joint venture formed to provide construction management services for DFW International Airport. BARC firms include Balfour Beatty Construction, Azteca Enterprises, H.J. Russell & Company, and CARCON Industries. Collectively, the team brings 49 years of aviation and renovation experience.

About Balfour Beatty Construction
Balfour Beatty Construction has been a leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry for 77 years, providing general contracting, at-risk construction management, design-build, preconstruction, public/private and turnkey services for clients nationwide. The company employs 2,100 professionals and was recently named among the Top 100 Best Companies To Work For® in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine. Balfour Beatty Construction is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment.

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