“Apple has been working on the Campus 2 facility since 2013 and beyond,” MacNN reports.
“This week, information surfaced that Apple will no longer be retaining the general contractors who had been handling the construction of the ‘Spaceship,'” MacNN reports. “While the reasons for the split are vague, it’s known that DPR Construction and Skanska USA will be transitioned off the project over the course of the next few weeks.”
“According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal Apple recently brought in another company, Rudolph & Sletten, to perform the interior buildout,” MacNN reports. “Being removed from the project is reportedly going to cost Skanska in the area of $800 million dollars of revenue. [A] leaked email outlines that the break with ‘the customer’ is disappointing, but the Swiss based company still has a lot on its plate in the US. In particular, being part of a $4 billion upgrade to the central terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s sounding like Apple’s Campus 2 will open in 2017 rather than 2016, but there are of course too many unknowns to say for sure. These huge constructions projects are notoriously difficult to manage due to the number of moving parts. Unexpected delays of all kinds are par for the course.
Apple to completely part ways with lead builders on Apple ‘spaceship’ Campus 2 within weeks – June 11, 2015
Apple hires new general contractor for ‘spaceship’ campus 2 as questions swirl about construction delays – May 4, 2015