Mark has such a cool role in the company – he gets to develop ideas and approaches to industry innovation. Our innovation strategy enables Balfour Beatty to improve our value proposition for clients, partners and teammates in how we deliver projects, including our focus on Zero Waste. In addition, through research and delvopment, Mark is finding new ways for Balfour Beatty to streamline processes, reduce redundancy, and increase our knowledge and expertise in our strategic procurement and business acquisition efforts.
Mark joined the company in 1999 on the design-build National Academy of Sciences headquarters project in Washington, D.C. Since that time, Mark has helped develop our company’s approach to integrated projects, which provides team-based project solutions and design facilitation processes on large design-build and design-assist projects. He also led the business acquisition team in D.C. for several years.
Mark has played a major role in Balfour Beatty’s Public-Private Partnerships as well. In 2009, Mark was promoted to vice president of National Integration – bringing innovative procurement and delivery expertise to the benefit of our clients, employees, and partners across the U.S. In that role, he was recognized both inside and outside the company as a leader in alternate procurement and innovative strategies.
Mark earned his BAE and PhD in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University. In 2010, he was named a Centennial Fellow by Penn State University’s Department of Architectural Engineering for his exceptional contributions during the department’s first 100 years, and potential to make significant contributions during the second century. And, was one of Building Design + Construction’s “40 under 40” (2009).
He has been directly involved with a number of industry-leading research projects and is the author of several published articles and reports, including his co-authorship of the book, "Selecting Project Delivery Systems" and “Change Your Space, Change Your Culture”.
He is a Designated Design-Build Professional (DBIA) and a LEED Accredited Professional and is also helping to establish industry-leading Building Information Modeling procedures for design-build projects across the global Balfour Beatty network. Mark is on the board of directors for the Lean Construction Institute, an advisory council member of the Pankow Foundation and serves as a research advisor on several industry improvements projects.