Rendering courtesy of EYP Amman embassy project, targeted for FY 2018 completion, includes new office annex, security upgrades to the existing chancery. Related Links: BL Harbert release on Amman project award State Dept. announcement of design firm selection for Colombo project State Dept. announcement of design firm selection for Ankara project The State Dept. has awarded BL Harbert International LLC, Birmingham, Ala., a $153.5-million design-build contract to renovate the U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan.The State Dept.’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, or OBO, said it also has selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as design architect for a new U.S. embassy
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.