Rendering courtesy KSP Jurgen Engel Architekten The mosques minaret will ascend 265 m into the sky, making it the tallest minaret on any mosque in the world. Rendering courtesy KSP Jurgen Engel Architekten The mosques prayer hall, shaped like a cube with regular rows of pillars, will be able to accommodate 35,000 worshippers at any one time. Algeria is set to begin construction of what is expected to be, after worship centers in the Saudi Arabia holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the world’s third-largest mosque. In February, China’s state-controlled China State Construction Engineering Corp. signed a $1.3-billion construction contract
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.