Fairfax, Va. (PRWEB) October 02, 2014
Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (MCHF) to provide preconstruction and construction services for the final phase of the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC). This project is the second Balfour Beatty Construction engagement with the NMMC. The company completed the first phase of the NMMC in 2006.
The nearly 125,000-square-foot expansion of the exhibit galleries will document the Marine Corps’ history from the end of the war in Vietnam to present time and will include a large screen theater, student education center, an expansion of existing second-level administration space, Tun Tavern, and kitchen. Construction is scheduled to begin as early as the second quarter of 2015 with final completion slated for early 2017. Galleries will be featured upon completion and the NMMC will present a complete timeline of Marine Corps history since its establishment in 1775.
“Balfour Beatty Construction played a significant role in building the National Museum of the Marine Corps, which has become a widely recognized and highly regarded institution for preserving and promulgating the history, traditions and culture of the United States Marine Corps,” commented Lt. General Robert R. Blackman USMC (Ret), president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “We are glad to involve them once again as we work together to complete this National tribute to our Marines.”
“We are honored to expand upon what we were entrusted to build almost a decade ago for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation,” said Matt Dye, vice president of Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington, D.C. division. “We look forward to working with the Foundation to further enhance this world-class facility that will surely excite the Museum’s many visitors.”
About Balfour Beatty Construction
An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US 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 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. 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 http://www.balfourbeattyus.com or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Securing the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, is the Foundation’s current primary mission while continuing to provide program support for the Corps’ historical, museum, and educational activities.