Member Companies Update: July 26, 2017

News and updates from our member companies. For a full list of contractor/associate companies, click here.

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AECOM to Buy Shimmick Construction for $175 Million

After 27 years of growth, we are happy to announce our upcoming acquisition by AECOM and look forward to joining the AECOM team.

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Bechtel using wax and 3D printing to build London Tube
Uses special wax to make molds for casting concrete walls for London's underground rail expansion. Bechtel Ltd is working on Europe's largest construction project, the Elizabeth Line, which is the first full new ungrounded rail line built for London's Tube in 30 years.

Full report here.
Innovation 2050: 10 predictions for the future of the construction industry

The construction industry will be taken over by robots. Not completely, but more and more construction sites will become human-free. That’s the message from Balfour Beatty in its latest report, Innovation 2050.

Full report here.

Webber Awarded Signature Bridge Construction in Dallas County

Houston, TX, June 30, 2017 – Webber, LLC, has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation to construct the SH 114 Signature Bridge in Irving, TX. The project was bid at $39 million and will be led by Dallas Area Manager Jim Rogers and Senior Project Manager Rob Weber.

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Skanska’s Elizabeth Heider on the Swedish Construction Giant’s Quest to Go Green

For a player like Skanska, one of the largest construction firms in the world, that kind of commitment holds a lot more weight than other companies that might not deal with the effects of sustainability as directly.

Report here

Pennsylvania transmission line highlights capabilities

Michels Corporation’s reputation for meeting our customers’ needs was displayed in Lackawanna, Penn. when crews built a 3.8-mile, 230kV triple-bundle transmission line. This triple-bundle line is Michels’ longest to date and connects the Lackawanna substation to a new one.

Project details here.