AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, says it has been selected to construct the $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant for Faraday Future (FF) in North Las Vegas.
The project, to be delivered with a guaranteed maximum price, has an approximate construction value of $500 million and will be included in AECOM’s backlog for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.
“A revolutionary approach to transportation requires an unprecedented manufacturing facility, and AECOM is thrilled to be working with Faraday Future to help make its vision real in Nevada,’’ says Michael S. Burke, AECOM chairman and CEO. “Our involvement taps our extensive automotive industry experience and our integrated approach to delivering challenging projects quickly.”
In keeping with FF’s mission, the EV production facility features a number of elements designed for sustainability and harmonization with Nevada’s natural surroundings, including structural glass, a water feature and dark-sky-compliant outdoor lighting fixtures. The project will also feature extended lifecycle materials that require less maintenance.
Even greater energy savings will be realized through roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels for power generation, a cool roof Energy-Star coating system, and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.
The facility will embrace visitors and guided tours with integrated viewing platforms and purposeful designs, allowing for visibility to EVs during the assembly process from a safe vantage point.