North Carolina Central University Student Center

by September 12, 2018


A HUB Outreach session will be held Wednesday, September 26 at the Sheraton Imperial (4700 Emperor Blvd. Durham, NC 27703) from 4-6 pm.

Balfour Beatty/Holt Brothers in association with Structure Building Company, is seeking to pre-qualify principal trade and specialty subcontractors to submit for the furnishing of labor, material and equipment for the North Carolina Central University Student Center.  Balfour Beatty/Holt, in association with Structure Building Company, has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk for this project and will receive bids from and contract with the principal and specialty contractors for the execution of the work. Historically Underutilized Businesses are encouraged to participate, however the firm must be certified by the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Office) through the Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program. You may begin the certification process at the following website:

Similar project experience, current workload, safety record, financial ability, references, etc. will be considered during prequalification process based on information in the application. Anticipated Bid Dates will start in the fourth quarter of 2018 and first quarter of 2019. Submittals for prequalification forms may be hand delivered, mailed or submitted electronically. Deadline for prequalifications is 10 days prior to Bid Date. The CM and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all pre-qualifications. Contracting method will be through Competitive Public Bid in accordance with Chapter 143 of the NC General Statutes. For further information or questions please contact Laura Smith at 919-883-7061; Travis Wilson at 919-987-5809, or by email at ;

Prequalification Documents can be accessed through the following link:

Mailed or hand delivered submittals shall go to the following address:
Laura Smith
Balfour Beatty Construction
406 S McDowell Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601

Project specific bid packages with preliminary budgets can be found below for the 105,000 SF NCCU Student Union project:

Early sitework – $1.6M; Site Concrete – $200K; Building Concrete – $1.6M; Structural Steel – $3.2M; Misc. Steel – $275K; Sprayed Fireproofing – $280K; Waterproofing & Caulking – $31K; Elevators – $400K; Plumbing and Mechanical Pre-Order – $1.4M; Early Electrical & Fire Alarm – $385K; General Trades – $125K; Post Construction Maintenance – $37K; Landscape – $380,000; Hardscape & Sidewalks – $265K; Masonry – $28K; Casework & Wood Panels – $325K; Metal Panels – $2.4M; Roofing – $860K; Doors, Frames & Hardware – $300K; Overhead Doors & Dock Equipment – $70K; Exterior Glass and Glazing – $2M; Interior Glass and Glazing – $175K; Drywall – $1.6M; Ceramic Tile – $75K; Polished Concrete – $300K; Acoustical Ceilings – $467K; Carpet & Resilient Flooring – $372K; Wood Flooring & Stage – $26K; Painting & Wallcovering – $650K; Exterior Metal Studs – $660K; Specialties/Accessories – $130K; Building Signage – $13K; Partitions – $335K; Equipment – $36K; Blinds & Shades – $167K; Stage Curtains & Equipment – $266K; Fire Protection – $425K; Plumbing – $1.5M; Mechanical – $3.2M; HVAC Controls – $440K; Electrical & Fire Alarm – $3.5M; Low Voltage – $515K.

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