Construction on the nation’s first data security center for the National Security Agency officially launched with a Jan. 6 groundbreaking on a 240-acre site at the Utah National Guard’s Camp Williams, located about 35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The center will consist of approximately one million sq ft of enclosed space, including 100,000 sq ft of computer space devoted to detecting threats to the nation’s cyber security. The design-build team of Balfour Beatty, DPR and Salt Lake City-based Big-D Construction will build the $1.2-billion project.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan