Jacobs-Mace JV named Official Provider for Expo 2020 Dubai
American-British JV has been working at the World Expo's 4.38km2 site as project management consultant since Jan'15
Construction consultancy Jacobs Mace – a joint venture of American consultancy Jacobs and the UK's Mace – which was appointed Expo 2020 Dubai's project management consultant in January 2015, has been named the next World Expo's Official Programme Delivery Management Provider.
Jacobs Mace has been part of the team responsible for managing the design and construction of the 4.38km2 Expo 2020 Dubai site, overseeing key elements such as logistics, infrastructure, project management of the Thematic Districts, the project's public realm, and its Al Wasl Plaza centrepiece.
The entity also monitors the planned construction of almost 100 self-build pavilions for international participants and partners.
Jacobs Mace has more than 200 consultants working at the construction site of Expo 2020 Dubai, and in a statement, the World Expo's organisers said its appointment as an Official Provider "marks the next stage in a successful collaboration that has driven the transformation" of the construction site.
Commenting on the appointment, Expo 2020 Dubai's chief development and delivery officer, Ahmed Al Khatib, said: “Jacobs Mace has proven to be a solid partner, playing an essential role in ensuring that construction is on track.
"Delivering an event of such enormous scale takes a collaborative effort and is only achievable by sharing knowledge and making continuous improvements side by side with our partners.”
Jacobs' growth and sales vice president for its buildings and infrastructure business in the Middle East and Apac regions, Amer Battikhi, said it had been "amazing" to see Expo 2020 Dubai's site transformed over the years.
Mace's chief operating officer for consultancy, Jason Millett, added: “Delivering the design and construction of the Expo 2020 Dubai site has been a fantastic journey for Jacobs Mace, and this official provider status reflects years of close partnership working on behalf of our client.
"We are very excited to share the fantastic Expo site with the world when it opens next year.”