- Global engineering and construction powerhouse AECOM has announced it will rebrand two of its major U.S. acquisitions, according to Construction Week Online.
- Tishman Construction — acquired by AECOM in 2010 — and Hunt Construction — acquired in 2014 — will now be known as AECOM Tishman and AECOM Hunt.
- AECOM said continued double-digit business growth of both units combined warranted the rebranding.
Based in Los Angeles, AECOM provides construction, architecture, design and engineering services. The company ranked sixth on ENR's Top 400 contractors list last year, up from the eighth spot in the previous year.
AECOM Tishman won the contract as general contractor on SL Green's One Vanderbilt Place next to Central Station in in New York City last year. That project is valued $3 billion, and Green obtained a $1.5 billion construction loan on the project earlier this year. It should be complete by 2020. AECOM Tishman was also selected as a partner on the $500 million Gramercy District in Ashburn, VA. Developers hope to create a "smart city in a box" offering that can be replicated elsewhere.
As for AECOM Hunt, it is a member of the joint venture — with Turner Construction — that is building the Los Angeles Rams' brand new $2.6 billion stadium. The venue, which should be complete in 2019, is the 3-million-square-foot centerpiece of a 300-acre entertainment and mixed-use development. The HKS-designed stadium will be able to hold 80,000 people and is expected to create 3,500 construction jobs and 10,000 permanent jobs when complete.
Hunt is also part of the consortium working on the Atlanta Falcons' new $1.5 billion stadium. The project has gained publicity due to its retractable roof that will open and close with a movement similar to that of a camera lens aperture.