The top 10 commercial construction companies
Lists like these appear all of the time, usually with little variation in the companies that make the cut. Construction Dive, using the ENR top 400 Contractors list, has taken a more comprehensive look into the top ten 2013 revenue makers in the commercial construction sector in the hopes of making this top ten list more interesting. Get to know the companies behind 2013's biggest numbers by taking a look at some high profile projects and interesting company facts in addition to the revenue numbers that made these companies industry leaders.
1. Bechtel Corp.
2013 Revenues: $30.7 billion
High Profile Project: Hoover Dam, Dulles Airport Silver Line expansion
Interesting Fact: The fifth-largest privately owned company in the US.
2. Fluor Corp.
2013 Revenues: $22.1 billion
High Profile Project: 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
Interesting Fact: As part of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, Fluor designed what was, at the time, the world’s largest floating berth and the largest prefabricated pipeline component.
2013 Revenue: $10.8 billion
High Profile Project: TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, which serves as the home for the NCAA’s College World Series; Toyota Elephant Passage Exhibit at the Denver Zoo, which has received LEED Platinum certification.
Interesting Fact: Kiewit uses a unique system of decentralized offices located in various markets around the US.
4. Turner Construction
2013 revenues: $9.9 billion
High Profile Project: Yankee Stadium
Interesting Fact: They set the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous concrete pour in February.
2013 Revenues: $8.9 billion
High Profile Project: ClariCone clarifiers in Albany, Georgia, Yankee Stadium Subway Station.
Interesting Fact: They have gotten involved with disaster relief efforts both in the US and abroad. As part of the Hurricane Katrina Relief project, CB&I pumped 50 billion gallons of water out of New Orleans in just 17 days, which was two months ahead of original estimates.
6. PCL Construction Enterprises
2013 Revenues: $7.5 billion
High Profile Project: The restoration and expansion of the UCLA Pauley Pavilion, home to UCLA’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Interesting Fact: The restoration of UCLA Pauley Pavilion, which received LEED gold certification, included revisions to the seating, fan amenities, athletic facilities and added a new interior concourse that encircles the arena.
2013 Revenues: $6.7 billion
High Profile Projects: MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and the New York Giants that includes seating for 82,500 people.
Interesting Fact: Skanska began as a one man company in Sweden, but has become one of the largest construction companies in the US, especially in the residential, commercial and infrastructure development sectors.
8. KBR, Inc.
2013 Revenue: $5.5 billion
High Profile Projects: Guantanamo Bay, US embassy in Kabul
Interesting Fact: Currently, KBR is working on a project in North Central Texas that will ultimately provide water to more than 1.5 million people in the region.
2013 Revenues: $5.1 billion
High Profile Projects: The Intimidator 305 rollercoaster at Kings Dominion amusement park, Opry Mills retail complex that stands adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry.
Interesting Fact: The retail complex was completed in just seven months when severe flooding throughout Nashville left the mall underwater, and involved stripping the structure to its shell and rebuilding the entire inside from floor to ceiling.
2013 Revenues: $4.7 billion
High Profile Projects: NASA’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-02 (AMS-02), which was installed on the International Space Station in 2011.
Interesting Fact: The AMS-02 is currently part of an extensive experiment looking into the existence of antimatter.