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Published on October 19th, 2016 | by James Ayre

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Faraday Future’s $1 Billion North American EV Factory To Be Built By AECOM

October 19th, 2016 by  


Faraday Future has selected the firm AECOM to construct its new $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada, according to a new press release from the company.

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As it stands, AECOM’s industrial construction services practice has already begun demolition — which includes mass grading for the relocation of phone towers, fence lines, and also for the installation of temporary facilities for use during development. AECOM has also begun digging water retention ponds to store water for “compaction and use in the building’s cooling towers.”

“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,’’ commented Michael S Burke, AECOM chairman and CEO. “Our involvement taps our extensive automotive industry experience and our integrated approach to delivering challenging projects quickly.”

“Working in collaboration with AECOM, we were extremely impressed with how quickly they aligned with our company’s vision of manufacturing in North Las Vegas,” stated Dag Reckhorn, Vice President of Global Manufacturing, Faraday Future. “We are proud to be working with AECOM as partners in this project, and their expertise will serve as an invaluable resource to FF as we bring our facility online in the future.”

The press release provides more: “In keeping with Faraday Future’s mission, the production facility features a number of elements designed for sustainability and harmonization with Nevada’s natural surroundings. Structural glass, a water feature and dark sky-compliant outdoor lighting fixtures will welcome visitors and thousands of production workers by connecting the plant with the landscape. The project will also feature extended life-cycle materials that require less maintenance. Additionally, the project will include sustainable and energy-efficient oils, elevator systems, and lighting, as well as prismatic skylights for daylighting of manufacturing. Even greater energy savings will be realized through roof-mounted PV solar panels for power generation, a cool roof Energy-Star coating system, and energy efficient heating and cooling systems.”

The construction project has an estimated value of $500 million.

Notably, the facility will include viewing platforms designed to give visitors a clear view of the manufacturing process, from a safe distance.

 
 


 


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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