Balfour Beatty Construction

Balfour Beatty Construction Selected for Iconic Renovation Project

Raleigh, NC, May 23, 2012 --( Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected as the general contractor for the renovation of Red Hat, Inc.’s (“Red Hat”) new global corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has its headquarters currently on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus and will relocate to the 19-story office tower at 100 E. Davie St. in downtown Raleigh. The completed project will be christened “Red Hat Tower.”

The project will consist of the phased renovation of 300,000-365,000 square feet of class A interior office space and is designed to achieve LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors certification. Balfour Beatty Construction will perform selective demolition, new interior improvements, façade, and ground level exterior renovations.

“Red Hat is a company that shares Balfour Beatty Construction’s cultural values of collaboration and a never-ending pursuit of innovation,” said Johnny Rankin, executive vice president for the company’s Carolinas Division. “We are honored to serve as Red Hat’s trusted advisor and building partner on this iconic project.”

The design team is led by Washington, D.C.-based architecture firm, Interior Architects, and program management support is provided by CB Richard Ellis.

The project is expected to be complete in 2013.

About Balfour Beatty Construction
A leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through more than 2,400 professionals nationwide. The company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record for the past two years, and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine for three years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company and its subsidiary—Howard S. Wright—visit For project inquiries, please visit

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