I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to Skanska and the project stakeholders for winning The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America/Aon Build America Award 2011, in the Design-Build New category, for the New Meadowlands Stadium project, now called Metlife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Skanska leveraged a Field BIM solution on the New Meadowlands Stadium project to save $1 Million.
The Aon Build America Awards have always showcased the best of construction. Past winners have rebuilt earthquake-damaged highways and bridges, renovated crumbling structures along “Main Street America,” built state-of-the-art stadiums and hospitals, constructed new infrastructure and revitalized aging infrastructure across this great nation.
The AGC / Aon Build America awards honor AGC members who build the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, municipal and utilities, and federal and heavy divisions. Aon Build America winners excel in the areas of:
- State-of-the-art advancement
- Project management
- Innovation in construction techniques or materials
- Safety record
- Client service
- Community relations
- Environmental sensitivity
The Field BIM solution represented state-of-the-art advancement, excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques and materials, and superior client service saving time and money for the owner. Again, congratulations to Skanska and the project stakeholders!
Project in brief:
The design-build contract of Metlife Stadium involved the construction of a technologically advanced open-air stadium with seats for 82,500 spectators, including 217 luxury suite boxes. The new stadium, nested in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is the home for the New York Giants and the New York Jets. It is the first facility built specifically to accommodate two U.S. National Football League (NFL) teams. The stadium will also be used for concerts and other entertainment and sports activities. The new site has ask been chosen as the official site of Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
Project in figures:
- 2,200,000 SF
- 180 acre site
- 82,500 seats
- 217 luxury suites
"We operate an entertainment venue. There is no margin of error for being late or over budget. Speed to market is essential in our business. Skanska delivered a well-thought-out plan, backed up by top-notch leadership and management."
Mark Lamping, President and CEO, New Meadowlands Stadium Company, LLC.