The Beck Group Names Ben Bard as Regional Director, Eastern Division Former Florida operations manager will direct operations at Beck's Atlanta regional headquarters

ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beck Group, a worldwide, integrated architecture, construction, technology and professional services firm, today announced the promotion of Ben Bard to regional director of Beck's Eastern Division. Bard will replace Fred Perpall, who will serve as Beck's CEO beginning in 2013. 

"Ben joined Beck in 2006 as a project manager, where his work ethic, attention to detail and knack for delivering integrated projects on-time and under budget helped him quickly grow into his role as operations manager of our Florida Division," said Perpall. "Since then, Ben has mastered all aspects of project management and is deeply experienced in green building, Lean Construction and LEED certification. His tireless commitment to delivering the highest quality standards for our valued customers gives him solid credentials for guiding Beck's Eastern Division. Under his leadership, I'm confident that our Atlanta office is in excellent hands."

Recent integrated projects completed under Bard's direction include downtown Tampa's USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) – a $38 million, 90,000-square-foot inter-professional learning hub for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and healthcare professionals. This is the first academic medical simulation center in the world totally devoted to the assessment of technical competence across the spectrum of healthcare professionals. The project was completed within 13 months of initial groundbreaking. Bard was also instrumental in leading Beck's first, true Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) project in the Southeast for the University of Tampa. Further, Bard has been instrumental in multiple additional educational and commercial projects throughout the state, ranging from corporate Class A office buildings to various federal government projects.

About The Beck Group

Founded in 1912, The Beck Group offers a full spectrum of commercial professional services including development, planning, architecture, interior design, construction and sustainability consulting. The company is headquartered in Dallas and maintains a national team of over 500 employees, who work among a network of offices in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Fort Worth, Mexico City, San Antonio and Tampa. The firm's notable projects in recent years have included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia; Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas; Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Athletic Excellence in Durham, North Carolina; Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California; and the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.beckgroup.com.

SOURCE The Beck Group



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