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Commercial | BALFOUR BEATTY CONSTRUCTION - BLACKBAUD CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Balfour Beatty plans to have
the building finished for
Blackbaud by March 2018.
Right on Time
BALFOUR BEATTY AIMS TO FINISH BLACKBAUD'S NEW HEADQUARTERS BY MARCH 2018. BY ALAN DORICH
hen Balfour Beatty Construction takes on a client's
project, it also adopts that
company's ethics. "It allows
us to prove to the client that we can be
aligned with their values," Project Executive
Roger Schwerin emphasizes. "Our culture
really stresses the value of being a relentless
ally with our clients."
Balfour Beatty is being that kind of ally
as it builds the new headquarters of Blackbaud Inc., a software technology firm that
serves the social good movement. Schwerin
notes that the company wanted to double
its office space after experiencing significant growth.
The firm partnered with Atlanta-based
Holder Properties to develop its new location on Daniel Island, an island community
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in Charleston, S.C. The finished headquarters, he notes, will be a four-story, tilt-up
concrete structure that will cover 174,000
The tilt-up structure will be delivered
much faster than a cast-in-place structure,
Schwerin says. "It's about a four-and-a-half
month structure, which is the fastest delivery we could possibly use," he says.
Balfour Beatty plans to have the building
finished for Blackbaud by March 2018.
Schwerin notes that the headquarters
will have many amenities for its workers,
including an outdoor pavilion.
"That's a gathering place for their employees," he says, noting that the location
also will have a putting green and bocce
Balfour Bea y Construction -
* Project budget: $39 million
* Location: Charleston, S.C.
* Specia y: Four-story building
"Last year, we did $3.9
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- Roger Schwerin, project executive
and basketball courts. "The purpose of all
those fun things is to attract and retain
young, top talent."
The headquarters also features a two-story lobby. "It is absolutely decked out with