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Industrial | B.L. HARBERT INTERNATIONAL LLC - S.O.F. 5TH SPECIAL FORCES BATTALION OPERATIONS COMPLEX Doing it Right B.L. HARBERT IS GROWING ITS PORTFOLIO OF GOVERNMENT PROJECTS. BY ALAN DORICH or President and CEO Billy L. Harbert, the operation of B.L. Harbert International LLC has allowed him to continue a family tradition. Based in Birmingham, Ala., the general contractor builds projects for numerous markets, including government, hospitality, healthcare, commercial and energy, both within and outside the United States. The company started operations in 2000 under the leadership of Harbert, whose family’s legacy in construction stretches as far back as 1949. His father, Bill Harbert, co-founded Harbert Construction Corp. in 1949 with his brother John. From highway and heavy construction, that company quickly expanded into pipeline, industrial and building construction, both within the United States and throughout the world. Today, the younger Harbert’s company has five operating divisions: government, international, commercial, healthcare and civil, which takes on such projects as the construction of office buildings, barracks, healthcare facilities, water and wastewater treatment plants and U.S. embassies. According to Harbert, the company makes it a habit to adopt the interests of its clients. “By dedicating a team that is attentive to the needs of each project, we are able to consistently provide the quality workmanship that is expected of B.L. Harbert International,” he commented in a statement. International is the second and »B.L. HarbertComplex at Fort working onKy. The first phasethird phases of the S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Campbell, was completed in March 2008. Building for the Battalion B.L. Harbert is at work on the second and third phases of the S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex at Fort Campbell, Ky., a U.S. Army installation. The project consists of five phases and six buildings. The first phase, which B.L. Harbert completed in March 2008, involved the construction of two buildings that cover more than 100,000 square feet and will serve as the main central command center and a group support building for the battalion. The second and third phases, Project Manager Josh Samuels says, each consist of 120,000-square-foot buildings with office and warehouse spaces. The fourth and fifth phases will be comprised of similar buildings, he adds. “They all B.L. Harbert International LLC look exactly the same [and] have the same square footage,” he says, noting that phase two will be finished by November, and phase three will be finished in January. www.bharbert.com • Phase Two project budget: $27 million • Location: Fort Campbell, Ky. • Employees: 140 (on phase two) Meeting the Challenges Samuels, who is overseeing the second phase, says it is a design/build project that will feature “We brought on many of our key subcontractors early in the project.” –Josh Samuels, project manager CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
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Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
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