A consortium led by Beijing-based China Communications Construction Co. has won the contract to design and build the world’s longest sunken-tube tunnel for road traffic between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao. The project has a tight time frame, with design expected to be completed by June 2012 and construction slated to be finished by the end of 2016. Photo: Courtesy Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority At 4.2 miles, a sunken-tube tunnel in Hong Kong will be the world’s longest. The winning project team includes the local offices of AECOM Asia Co. Ltd., Shanghai Urban Construction (Group) Co., China Highway Planning and
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.