BE&K Building Group Wins Eagle Award for FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies BioProcess Innovation Center
January 19, 2017

BE&K Building Group is once again the proud recipient of the coveted Eagle Award — the highest award given by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas — for the construction of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A.’s new BioProcess Innovation Center located in Morrisville, North Carolina (adjacent to Research Triangle Park). The project won in the category, Specialty Projects — $10 to $25 million. Our team received the award at ABC's 2016 Excellence in Construction Awards event held on November 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In attendance for the evening’s celebration were Frank Holley (Executive Vice President and Business Unit Leader), Toby Lilliston (Senior Project Manager), and Jay Morehead (Project Manager). Additional Project Partners included Alexandria Real Estate Equities (Project Developer), FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. (Client/Tenant), and Clark Nexsen (Architect of Record).

About the Project — BE&K Building Group constructed this new state-of-the-art, three-story, technical services building on a 7.5 acre greenfield site. The 62,000 sf BioProcess Innovation Center consolidates operations that were previously located in two separate facilities. The new facility accommodates both laboratory and office functions, promoting the latest in biotechnology research and development.

Throughout construction, all team members were passionate about safety, while paying meticulous attention to schedule, cost and quality. As a result, BE&K Building Group delivered a top-quality project safely, on time and on budget. The entire team is extremely proud of the safety record on this 12.75 month project — 220,761 work-hours without a lost-time accident or a recordable.

“From preconstruction through construction, commissioning and turnover, the BE&K Building Group team planned and executed according to an aggressive schedule delivering a high quality building. As the Project Manager representing the Tenant, I always perceived that the BE&K Building Group team treated me more like the building Owner, always and immediately addressing any concerns I had during the course of the project. I was impressed with the team’s focus on safety throughout the project and am proud to be completing the project with zero loss time/recordable accidents. I would not hesitate to work with BE&K Building Group on future projects.”

— Robert P. Laing
    Project Manager
    FUJIFILM Diosynth Biothechnologies U.S.A.