Construction and Design Teams Chosen for New Arizona Sun Devil Stadium
Arizona State University has chosen architectural design and construction teams for the $210 million renovation of Sun Devil Stadium.
Hunt Construction Group and Sundt Construction will lead construction, while HNTB Corporation and Gould will design the renovations, which will create a horseshoe configuration at the stadium. The chosen firms fended off competition from a number of rival bidders.
The decision was announced this week by ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson, who said it was “an important milestone in the reinvention of Sun Devil Stadium.”
Renovation plans would see the stadium’s capacity fall from 71,700 to 60,000, losing the north bleachers, installing better lower-bowl seats, improved boxes and suites and adding an enhanced video and sound system.
Hunt, which was acquired by Aecom Technlogy Group in July, previously built University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Nationals Park in Washington, and is experienced in college stadium works.
Tempe-based Sundt has carried out several construction projects for ASU and the University of Arizona.
Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract
Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.
The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.
With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.
Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.
The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold.
Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.
In other recent developments:
- Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga.
- The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
- Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
- Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.