DHS office consolidation is one of the largest government facilities programs in the U.S.WASHINGTON, Jan 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tishman-AECOM, a joint-venture of Tishman Construction Corporation of
D.C., one of the nation's premier construction managers, contractors and
owner representatives, and AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading
provider of professional technical and management support services for
government and commercial clients around the world, today announced that
it has been awarded a $16-million federal contract. The "indefinite
delivery/indefinite quantity" contract covers construction-management
services for Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS)
new headquarters at the former St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital
campus, a National Historic Landmark in Washington.
Daniel R. Tishman, chairman and CEO of Tishman Construction Corporation,
said: "Together, Tishman and AECOM have a range and depth of experience
unlike any other team in the business, and we're looking forward to
working with the GSA and DHS on what is one of the most important
projects in our nation in the coming years."
"AECOM is excited to manage this expansive, high-profile program in
concert with our partners at Tishman Construction," said John M.
Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer. "We look forward
to partnering with Tishman to deliver a state-of-the-art, sustainable
headquarters facility to DHS."
The Phase 1 construction program involves multiple, interdependent
projects that Tishman-AECOM will manage, beginning with the new U.S.
Coast Guard Headquarters building, parking structure, 80+ megawatt
co-generation plant, and infrastructure projects.
The overall DHS headquarters consolidation is the largest current
construction project in the U.S. and the largest federal project since
construction of the Pentagon. All phases of the construction program,
estimated to be US$3 billion to US$4 billion, are scheduled for
completion during 2016.
About Tishman Construction
In business for 111 years, Tishman Construction (www.tishman.com)
is a privately held firm headquartered in New York City and having
operating units located across the United States and in the United Arab
Emirates. Known for successfully managing the complexities of
construction, innovative approaches to building, and
sustainable-building leadership, Tishman is responsible for the
construction of more than 450 million square feet of space,
incorporating facilities of every size and type, including arts and
culture, commercial, convention centers, education, gaming, government,
healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, sports and leisure,
technology and transportation. TCC ranks # 2 in the nation on Building
Design & Construction's Top Construction Managers list.
Tishman's current and recent projects in and around the Washington, D.C.
area include 5.3 million square feet of new construction for the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration in White Oak, Md.; on-going general
contracting assignments for the National Institutes of Health at its
Bethesda, Md., campus; and the American Pharmacists Association
Headquarters on The National Mall.
TCC's current projects nationwide include One World Trade Center, also
known as the Freedom Tower, which will be New York's tallest building at
1,776 feet, and MGM MIRAGE's and Dubai World's 18-million-square-foot
resort/casino/retail/entertainment complex, called CityCenter, which
recently opened in Las Vegas.
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and
management support services to a broad range of markets, including
transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader
in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of
global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in
delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built,
natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM
serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.1
billion during its fiscal year 2009. More information on AECOM and its
services can be found at www.aecom.com.
Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release
other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking
statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including
any statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue.Actual
results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any
of such forward-looking statements.Important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements are set forth in AECOM's annual report on Form 10-K for the
fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, and its other reports filed with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.AECOM and
Tishman-AECOM do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any
SOURCE: AECOM Technology Corporation and Tishman Construction
John Gallagher, 212-708-6882
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