Phase 1 of Largest Healthcare P3 Project in Canada Complete

After nearly a decade of work, Phase 1 of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal is complete. The project team included Obrascón Huarte Lain, Laing O’Rourke, along with CannonDesign and Neuf Architects. Begun in 2009, the CHUM teaching institution is one of the largest healthcare public-private partnership projects in Canada. Initially structured as a two-phased project, the design of the campus arrangement and architecture were reconfigured in order to accelerate development. As a result, Phase 1 delivers the hospital’s core healthcare capabilities, including all patient rooms, all operating theatres, diagnostic and therapeutics, as well as the oncology program, leaving … Read more

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Opening of Largest Infrastructure Project in Scotland a Decade in Making

DALLAS, Texas – Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and Arup celebrated the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing by Her Majesty The Queen. The Jacobs Arup joint venture has worked with Transport Scotland since 2007 to develop and manage the Forth Replacement Crossing project in the east of Scotland. The Scottish Government investment of over $1.6 billion comprises the new Queensferry Crossing, the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and 13.7-miles of major motorway upgrades to the cross-Forth transport corridor. The Jacobs Arup JV co-located with Transport Scotland as an integrated Employer Delivery Team, initially in Transport Scotland’s office in … Read more

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Manchester’s Tallest Commercial Office Building Handed Over, Marks Final Phase of Development Plan

No.1 Spinningfields has reached practical completion and BAM Construction has handed the building over to Allied London. Starting onsite in 2015, BAM delivered the tallest commercial office building in Manchester in the UK within 106 weeks and met the original practical completion date. Designed by architect SimpsonHaugh, this building marks the final phase of development of the Spinningfields master plan. No.1 tenants such as WeWork and D&D London will continue to improve and evolve the Spinningfields offering, while the Pavillion – also under construction by BAM – will be home to the Ivy in Manchester. Michael Ingall, Allied London chief … Read more

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Officials Dedicate New U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway

OSLO, Norway – The U.S. Department of State, Chargé d’Affaires James P. DeHart and Norwegian officials opened the new U.S. Embassy in Oslo during a recent ceremonious ribbon cutting. Built by Walsh Construction and designed by EYP Architecture, this multi-building complex resides on a 10-acre site and provides a safe, secure and modern facility for U.S. diplomacy. The facility also includes a chancery, an underground support annex, three entry pavilions, Marine security guard quarters and offers state-of-the-art work space for over 200 embassy employees. The new embassy embodies green design and construction, having achieved LEED Gold certification for numerous sustainable … Read more

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