Balfour Beatty Construction Expands David Christensen’s Role to Include Education Business Unit Leader in California

OAKLAND, Calif. – October 14, 2016 – Balfour Beatty Construction announces that David J. Christensen, vice president of operations in Northern California, has been named education business unit leader for the company’s California Division. In addition to overseeing the successful delivery of all projects managed out of the company’s Oakland office, his role has been expanded to lead Balfour Beatty’s work serving the growing school construction market in the Bay area, supported by the passage of recent school construction bond measures.

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Christensen joined Balfour Beatty in 2011 as vice president of operations in Southern California. He brings over three decades of industry experience, which includes starting his career at age 13 as a carpenter for his father’s framing company. Christensen subsequently worked his way up to president of the company, leading it for nine years after graduating college. His area of expertise is helping project teams navigate complex challenges, while identifying potential risks that could impact a project’s outcome. Christensen’s’ portfolio of experience features a wide variety of market sectors including public, education, federal, hospitality, healthcare and commercial office.

“I look forward to expanding our position as a leading builder of public work throughout Northern California and building on our momentum as one of the elite education builders in the market,” said Christensen. “Education projects currently being managed out of our Oakland office include the $126 million academic core buildings project at Ohlone Community College and the $21.4 million new academic building at Las Positas College.”

“Not only does David possess outstanding leadership skills, he will further our ‘One California’ strategy in which we are leveraging our key strengths in the education market throughout the state to ensure we deliver the same, outstanding signature experience up and down the coast,” said Brian Cahill, California division president for Balfour Beatty.

Christensen holds a B.S. in civil engineering from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed General Contractor.

About Balfour Beatty US
Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, the company is the US subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that finances, develops, builds and maintains complex building programs focused on social and commercial buildings, power and utility systems, and transportation. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, Balfour Beatty US is the No. 3 Domestic Building Contractor as ranked by Engineering News-Record. To learn more, visit

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