Hill International Named Project Manager for the Mall of Qatar
Hill International has announced it has won a contract to provide project management services in connection with the construction of the Mall of Qatar, in Doha, Qatar in a three-year contract worth QR35million ($9.6 million).
The Mall of Qatar is expected to serve 20 million customers a year upon opening in 2015. A distinguishing architectural feature of the mall is a three-story central amphitheatre with a massive domed roof, called the Oasis, which will feature themed restaurants, fine dining and family fun food experiences on all sides.
Spread over 165,000 square meters (1.8 million square feet), the mall will have a major hypermarket, five department stores, 20 restaurants and an indoor streetscape with flagship stores from around the world. Total project cost for the Mall is in excess of QR3bn ($820 million).
Mohammed Al Rais, Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Middle East) for Hill's Project Management Group, said: "This will be a retail attraction like no other in Doha. We are very excited to be involved with the construction of such an impressive project."
Hill International, with 4,300 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.
Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 9th largest construction management firm in the United States.
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.