Project List

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Project List-ASI Security and G4S

G4S won a new five-year contract in 2018 for the Port of Jacksonville, Florida, while ASI Security hired Axis Global Enterprises to renovate the original Dough Boy's and published it on its website on January 23, 2017.

Findings

ASI Security

Project#1:

What The Project Accomplished Or Will Accomplish :

  • The project was published on ASI Security's website on January 23, 2017.
  • Axis Global Enterprises was hired to renovate the original Dough Boy's, located on the corner of 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue.
  • The renovation project was aimed at accomplishing the following: a new indoor/outdoor dining feature, a new horseshoe bar, a fully renovated kitchen, renewed bathrooms, epoxy resin flooring, etc.

Why This Project Is Assumed To Have A Security Component:

  • The project was published in ASI Security's website, despite the parent company axis global enterprises having its website at axisge.com.
  • Since the project is aimed at accomplishing total facility renovation, which includes indoor and entry restricted areas such as kitchens, it can be reasonably assumed that axis global's integrated security technology solutions, doing business as ASI Security, will be a component of the overall project.
  • The cost of this project is not available.
  • The news of the project was published on January 23, 2017, and the project was to be fully completed by March 15, 2017.
  • There is no mention of other partners involved in the project.

Project#2

What The Project Accomplished Or Will Accomplish :

  • The work will include the demolition of approximately 4,000 SF of existing airline ticketing office space, construction of about 2,500 SF of new airline ticketing office space and TSA work area; and installation and reconfiguration of baggage handling and screening equipment.

Why This Project Is Assumed To Have A Security Component:

  • Apart from being published on the website of ASI Security, the work to be done involves airport lobby ticket counter renovation project, including reconfiguration of baggage handling and screening equipment, which is a part of security applications.
  • The total cost of the project is $2million.
  • Work began in the fall of 2016. The expected end date was not mentioned. However, it was part of Norfolk International Airport’s long-term master improvement plan.
  • The project partner is Delta airlines.

Project#3

What The Project Accomplished Or Will Accomplish :

  • An Under Vehicle Inspection Systems (UVIS) provides a safe, rapid and thorough method of examining commercial and passenger vehicles’ undercarriages, where the entire underside of the vehicle is scanned to provide a complete full-color image that can be magnified up to 12 times.

Why This Project Is Assumed To Have A Security Component:

  • Since the project was to do with scanning of vehicles entering the US Mint, it can be sufficiently assumed to have a security component.
  • Moreover, the details were published on the website specific to ASI Security.
  • The cost of the project is not available.
  • The announcement about winning the contract was declared as October 12, 2016, on the company website. The work was to take place over the next six months.
  • There was no partner mentioned in the official announcement.

Project#4

What The Project Accomplished Or Will Accomplish :

  • As announced on August 15, 2016, James Madison University, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, awarded Axis Global Enterprises, Inc. (dba ASI Security) two (2) contracts to provide; Intrusion Detection, and Video Surveillance equipment, and services.
  • These services to be offered were considered as University's ongoing efforts to standardize systems, limit maintenance, and improve efficiency.

Why This Project Is Assumed To Have A Security Component:

  • The announcement clearly states that Axis will implement comprehensive, integrated security components, including but not limited to motion detection, panic alarms, access control, temperature sensors, video surveillance, and additional integrated security equipment based on specific university needs.
  • The cost of the project is not available.
  • The announcement was made on August 15, 2016. The contract was awarded for one year with the option to renew for four additional one-year periods.
  • No partner was mentioned in the official announcement.

G4S

Project#1

What The Project Accomplished Or Will Accomplish :

  • As per the contract, 100 G4S security personnel will secure the port, which is one of the largest in the southern United States and is considered to be critical infrastructure for the US government, moving more than one million containers per year.
  • The cost of the project is not available.
  • Although the exact dates were not mentioned, it was a five-year contract starting from 2018 to 2023.
  • No partner was mentioned in the official announcement.

Project#2

What The Project Accomplished Or Will Accomplish :

  • The cost of the project is not available.
  • The announcement was published on the company website on 25 May 2018, and the contract was for five years.
  • No partner was mentioned in the official announcement.

Project#3

What The Project Accomplished Or Will Accomplish :

  • Through the services of G4S, the client was trying to achieve reduced labor costs, improved cash flow, and reduced transportation costs.
  • The cost of the project is not Available
  • Although the announcement was made on 06 Apr 2018, the contract started in 2017 and was a 5-year long contract.
  • No partner was mentioned in the official announcement.

Project#4

What The Project Accomplished Or Will Accomplish :

  • In 2009 G4S, was awarded a long term contract for protective services for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • The contract encompassed protective services at six NASA sites across the USA, including fire services, security services, emergency management, export control, protective services training, and protective services information assurance and information technology security.
  • The contract was worth up to $2 billion.
  • It was a consolidated contract for NASA for a period of up to 10 years starting in 2009. Therefore, the period is 2009–2019.
  • Although no partner was not mentioned, the services of the contract were to be performed by G4S' subsidiary, Wackenhut Services Inc. (WSI), of Florida, USA.

Research Strategy:

Strategy#1

We started our search for the project cost with the primary sources first. Primary sources included the websites of the company winning the project, i.e., ASI/Axis and G4S. We looked into their projects section, client reports, case studies, annual filings news, and media releases, etc. Since the company winning the contract generally highlights the news of the contract to boost its credibility and win new contracts, we assumed that the value might be mentioned. However, barring one for each no other contract's value was mentioned in the primary company sources. We also looked into in their annual filings, investor presentations, and shareholder statements to see whether they have provided anything related to the roundup of projects and contracts. However, there was no such mention of the value in these, probably because the value of the contract was below the threshold value a company would like to highlight.

Strategy#2

We then located C-level executives, such as CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, or COOs of all the three companies (Axis, ASI, and G4S) from LinkedIn. Then we searched for the interviews of these executives in sources that publish business and finance news and such C-level interviews in specific sources, including Forbes, Business Insider, Inc.com, etc. We also looked into any Linkedin articles/blogs published under the names of such executives. The rationale behind this search was to locate interviews where top-level executives, while presenting the current stand and growth potential of the company, would emphasize projects won and their worth. However, the top-level executives only talked about overall or sector performance of the company, scope they see in the market, and new solutions they are bringing in.

Strategy#3

Finally, we looked into two separate types of sources. First, we went through third-party news release aggregators such as Business Wire, PRNewswire, Globenewswire, Prweb, etc. Since big contracts struck are often published in such sources for PR irrespective of the field of services, We assumed these sources might have the details. However, there was a limitation of such sources on these sites. And whatever information these aggregators might have been published in dito as was done on the company website. We also looked out for client's websites such as Dough's pizza, Norfolk airport, or United States Mint to find out details of the project, such as the value of the project. However, unlike the recipient of the contract, the clients were presumably not interested in divulging details relating to the outsourcing of work.

What We could not provide:

Although we could provide 4 projects each for ASI and G4S, we could not provide the cost for 3 projects for each.

We also explained why ASI would complete the security portion of the project for its parent Axis Global, in each example.

Owing to these limitations and challenges, the exact information could not be collected, and the research was finally prepared as a partial update to the client.
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Project List-Global Grab and Kiewit

The five projects by Kiewit that are currently in progress include riverfront renovation in Omaha, Federal Way and The Foothill Gold line extensions, Market Station construction in Denver, and The Sustainable Water Project in Santa Monica. As for Global Grab, this year, the company was involved with furnishing and installing "its SW1120 Passive Barrier Post & Cable System" for a major entertainment venue in South Florida, as well as in two installation projects for the U.S. Military. However, the projects' details weren't available.

KIEWIT

1) RIVERFRONT RENOVATION IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA
  • As a construction manager of the project, Kiewit is expected to oversee "the renovation of a 90-acre piece of downtown along the city’s riverfront, which includes the Gene Leahy Pedestrian Mall and two existing park areas."
  • The renovation will include improving the area Gene Leahy Mall, which entails creating a green lawn, a sculpture garden, children's play area, dog park, performance pavilion, interactive water features, and spaces for private development. The Heartland of America Park will have new walking paths, lawn space, and a skating ribbon for rollerblading in the summer and ice-skating in the winter.
  • Another important area, Lewis and Clark Landing, will have better access to the river, an urban beach, sports courts, a food truck pavilion, and a children's play area.
  • The project started at the beginning of 2019 and it is supposed to be completed in Q3/Q4 2023. The renovation of the Heartland of America Park will take the longest, while Gene Leahy Mall will be ready in Q4 2021 and Lewis & Clark Landing in Q1 2023.
  • So far, the project raised $260 million. It is expected to cost between $260 and $290 million, with 7.2% of the final figure going to Kiewit.
  • Some of the partners include OJB Landscape Architecture, The City of Omaha, Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority, The Downtown Riverfront Trust.

2) FEDERAL WAY LINK EXTENSION LIGHT WAY PROJECT
  • The project involves building "the 7.8-mile-long Federal Way Link Extension." Kiewit Infrastructure West Company is responsible for designing and constructing the extension starting at the Angle Lake station in SeaTac and ending in Federal Way, including three stations.
  • The preparations, such as early demolition work, have started in 2019. Major construction works will begin in 2020 and last until 2024.
  • The total amount of the contract between Sound Transit and Kiewit is $1.4 billion.
  • Kiewit's partners include Sound Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

3) THE SUSTAINABLE WATER PROJECT
  • The overall goal of the project is to help the city of Santa Monica become water self-sufficient. Kiewit is supposed to provide design and engineering services, which include constructing three unconventional water treatment and storage facilities.
  • Some of the solutions used in the facilities include reverse osmosis technology and sewer lift stations.
  • Kiewit joined the project at the beginning of 2019. The completion is expected in 2020.
  • The total budget of the project is $56.88 million.
  • Kiewit's partners on the project are Arcadis and PERC Water.

4) MARKET STATION (DENVER) CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
  • Market Station will be a building with "95,000 square feet of office space along 16th Street, and 225 apartments on upper floors," as well as "82,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor." Photos from the construction can be seen here.
  • The project started in 2017 and the expected completion date is Q2 2020.
  • The cost of the project is $200 million.
  • Kiewit's partners include BOKA Powell, El Dorado Inc., Cushman & Wakefield, and Continuum Partners.

5) THE FOOTHILL GOLD LINE LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION IN LOS ANGELES AND SAN BERNARDINO
  • The first phase of the project involves designing and constructing nine miles of the Gold Line Light Rail Extension, from Glendora to Pomona, in Los Angeles County. It is possible that, if the funds allow it, the scope will be expanded to 12.3 miles, reaching all the way to Montclair in San Bernardino County.
  • The construction works will start in 2020. The whole Foothill Gold Line's completion is expected before the 2028 Olympics.
  • The initial contract is for $805.6 million, but it is possible that the funding may grow to $1.9 billion.
  • Kiewit's partner on the project is Parsons.

GLOBAL GRAB

1) THE INSTALLATION OF SW1120 IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
  • In July 2019, the company received an order "to furnish and install its SW1120 Passive Barrier Post & Cable System" in a famous entertainment venue in Central Florida.
2) PROJECTS DONE FOR THE U.S. MILITARY
  • In August 2019, the U.S. Military asked Global Grab Technologies "to furnish and install the GRAB 300 (Ground Retractable Automobile Barrier) vehicle barrier system with engineered custom heat trace."
  • A month later, Global Grab Technologies furnished and installed additional GRAB 300 vehicle barrier systems, as well as 1,000 feet of SW1120 Passive Barrier Post and Cable System.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Global Grab's clients include Federal Reserve System, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, City of Detroit, Bank of America, Bank of NY Mellon, Exxon, Shell, Google, Fidelity Investments, American Express, U.S. Army, and Department of Defense.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

While Kiewit's projects were readily available in local news and construction media sites, Global Grab doesn't disclose any details about its projects. We started our research by looking through the company's website, trying to find the news section or the completed projects' examples. We were hoping that the company would announce undertaking any major projects. However, the only relevant information was the list of clients, without any additional details.

Then, we moved to searching external media sites, such as military and security media and press releases databases. Examples of the websites we scoured through include Defense News, Military Times, and PR Newswire. The only relevant information we found was a press release about acquiring new clients. It gave some insight into the company's latest projects but didn't provide all the required details. There were no additional articles about the deals covered in the press release in the media or on the company's website or social media profiles, which made gathering all of the information impossible.

The press release also revealed that Global Grab's old name is FutureNet Security Solutions. Therefore, we once again scoured through media sites, including security and military media, and press releases databases. We were hoping to find relevant projects started by the company under its old name. However, while we found some relevant news, they were vastly outdated and didn't talk about projects. It is possible that since FutureNet Security Solutions was known as a federal contractor, it couldn't disclose details about its work.



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Project List-OSI Systems and Yates Construction, LLC

Some of the projects in the US undertaken by Yates Construction include The Trustmark Fondren Bank Project, The Oak Grove Racing & Gaming Facility, The W Hotel Nashville Project, The Hollywood Hard Rock Project and the Trinity Health Replacement Hospital Project. OSI Systems has undertaken The US Customs and Border Protection IDIQ Project and various patient monitoring solutions in US hospitals.

Yates Construction LLC.

1. The Memphis Cook Convention Center Project

  • This project will see the renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
  • The project entails reimaging the center with a game-changing renovation to the interior and exterior of the building in order to bring hotel-quality finishes and amenities.
  • The ground breaking ceremony was delayed and took place in January 2019.
  • Expected completion date is in the fall of 2020.
  • The reported estimated cost is $175 million.
  • Yates Construction is partnering with LRK of Memphis and tvsdesign to ensure the project is completed according to design.

2. The Oak Grove Racing & Gaming Facility

3. The W Hotel Nashville Project

  • This project will see the construction of a 13-story luxury hotel in Nashville that consists of 346 guestrooms with two presidential suites and 50 suites.
  • The project began in August 2018.
  • Expected end date for the project is in 2020.
  • The reported estimated cost is $120 million.
  • In this project, New York-based Rockwell Group is the designer while HKS serves as the architect of this project, working in partnership with Yates Construction.

4. The Hollywood Hard Rock Project

  • The project scope included the construction of a new guitar-shaped hotel, private cabanas, luxurious villas, a new Hard Rock Live Cafe, parking garages, Bora Bora themes resort style pool area, site improvements and renovations.
  • The project construction began in October 2017.
  • The official opening of the Hard Rock Project took place on the 29th of October 2019.
  • The estimated cost for the entire project is $1.5 billion.
  • Some of the partners in this project include Klai Juba Wald Architects, DeSimone Consulting Engineers who are the structural engineers, Liberty Construction and Baker Concrete.

5. The Trinity Health Replacement Hospital Project

OSI Systems

1. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection IDIQ Project

2. The Patient Monitoring Solutions For The US Defense Logistics Agency

  • OSI Systems through its healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, is providing patient monitoring solutions, related accessories and training to the Defense Logistics Agency in the United States Department of Defense.
  • The project start date is December 2018 with a five-year base term with a government option to extend the term for an additional five years.
  • This project is valued at $450 million.
  • The firm did not announce any partner for this project.

3. The Patient Monitoring Systems For a US Hospital

4. The Patient Monitoring Systems For a US Medical Center

5. The Patient Monitoring Solutions to a US- Based Hospital

  • This project by OSI Systems, through its healthcare division Spacelabs Healthcare, provides a patient monitoring solutions and accessories that offer value-based care, improved communications, ensures workflows are streamlined and patients are monitored effectively.
  • The project includes installation of Xhibit® Central Stations with XTR Telemetry, SafeNSound patient management software and the Qube® and Qube® Mini patient monitoring products.
  • The project already received the order and started in January 2019 with no given end date given.
  • This project is valued at $6 million.
  • The firm did not announce any partner for this project.

Research Strategy:

To find the specific information, we started by looking into reports published on the official websites for both OSI Systems and Yates Construction, LLC. This included looking for press releases, investor presentations and project details. This was able to give us most of the information required, however, with regard to Yates Constructions we looked at the official Twitter handle, press releases of the contracted parties, news reports of the projects in order to find any information in relation to costs and dates of the projects. We had to rely on a 2015 press release for the W Hotel Nashville since it gave the estimated cost for the hotel. With this, we were able to provide and list the projects for both OSI Systems and Yates Construction, LLC.
Sources
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From Part 01
Quotes
  • "This new project comes at the cusp of a period of immense growth and redevelopment for the Virginia Beach Oceanfront-the renovation and rebirth of Dough Boy's will not only provide exciting new changes for the restaurant, its guests and the oceanfront community."
  • "The project, led by general contractor Axis Global Enterprises, Inc., is currently underway and will be fully complete by March 15, 2017, just in time to celebrate the Shamrock Marathon and welcome guests into the new space. When complete, the site will showcase a new indoor/outdoor dining feature, a new horseshoe bar, fully renovated kitchen, renewed bathrooms, epoxy resin flooring and more, all while staying true to the "Endless Summer" vibe."
  • "We renovate to update, it's as simple as that. If facilities don't measure up to popular scrutiny, they will fail. In our business, this is especially the case," says Dough Boy's owner George Kotarides. This is the second Dough Boy's Axis Global Enterprises will re-build in less than one year. When asked why he chose Axis as the General Contractor-not once, but twice, George simply replied, "Axis has a track record of finishing a quality project at a reasonable cost in the time agreed."
Quotes
  • "The United States Mint has awarded a multi-state contract to Axis Global Enterprises (Axis) to provide, install, test and maintain new Under Vehicle Inspection Systems to nine (9) U.S. Mint locations in the United States."
  • "According to CEO Ross Vierra, “This new contract showcases Axis Global Enterprises’ diverse technical capabilities and extensive reach for clients operating in both public and private sectors”. The work will take place over the next six (6) months and will include six (6) locations, including Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Fort Knox, KY and more."
  • "An Under Vehicle Inspection Systems (UVIS) provides a safe, rapid and thorough method of examining commercial and passenger vehicles’ undercarriages. With this technology, the entire underside of the vehicle is scanned to provide a complete full-color image that can be magnified up to 12 times, all within a matter of seconds."
  • "Axis Global Enterprises is a full service, Class A General Contractor, providing both construction and integrated security technology (dba ASI Security) solutions to government, military, and commercial clients nationwide. Based in Virginia, Axis is fully certified, licensed, bonded and insured, and is a minority-owner, SBA 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). "
Quotes
  • "James Madison University, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, has awarded Axis Global Enterprises, Inc. (dba ASI Security) two (2) contracts to provide (1) Intrusion Detection and (2) Video Surveillance equipment and services."
  • "As part of the University's ongoing efforts to standardize systems, limit maintenance and improve efficiency, Axis will implement comprehensive, integrated security components, including but not limited to motion detection, panic alarms, access control, temperature sensors, video surveillance and additional integrated security equipment based on specific university needs. Each contract has been awarded for a period of one (1) year with the option to renew for four (4) additional one-year periods."
  • "In being awarded thee two contracts for JMU, Axis Global Enterprises is now in a position to bid on and provide Video Surveillance and Intrusion Detection solutions to all eleven (11) Virginia Association of State College & University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP) schools."
Quotes
  • "The Norfolk Airport Authority has issued a Contract for the North Lobby Vacant Ticket Counter Renovations Project to Axis Global Enterprises, Inc."
  • "In partnership with Delta airlines and part of the Norfolk International Airport’s long-term master improvement plan, Axis Global Enterprises’ work will include the demolition of approximately 4,000 SF of existing airline ticketing office space; construction of approximately 2,500 SF of new airline ticketing office space and TSA work area; and installation and reconfiguration of baggage handling and screening equipment."
  • "Additional work will include preparation for installation of ticketing equipment, including self-service kiosks, ticket counters, and curbside ticket counters; construction of a new server room with data runs, including fiber to BSO offices in the Arrivals Building and Delta operations offices near the end of Concourse B; relocation and/or replacement of the existing baggage screening equipment from the South Ticketing hall to the new ETD Baggage Screening Room adjacent to the North Ticketing Hall (as well as providing and installing of new BHS equipment); and concrete floor grinding, polishing and sealing."
  • "Axis will begin construction in the fall of 2016. The airport and current Delta ticketing area will remain open throughout the process to minimize inconveniences and maximize airport efficiency. Greatly enhancing the airport’s functionality and aesthetics, Axis Global Enterprises’ improvements will not only create a fresh, efficient and appealing environment for travelers, employees and visitors, but it will also support the airport’s long-term passenger growth forecasts and corresponding needs."
Quotes
  • "In 2018, G4S won a new five-year contract for the Port of Jacksonville, Florida. Approximately 100 G4S security personnel secure the port, which is one of the largest in the southern United States, and is considered to be critical infrastructure for the US government, moving more than one million containers per year. The local knowledge of the team in Jacksonville, together with the subject matter expertise and leadership from the regional team located in Jupiter, Florida, allowed us to navigate successfully a challenging and highly competitive bid process."
  • "This is G4S Secure Solutions USA’s largest maritime operation, with the potential to influence the regional market and further substantiate why G4S is the company of choice for the critical infrastructure sector."
Quotes
  • "G4S is pleased to announce that it has won a new, five year, Retail Cash Solutions contract with a major US retailer. The contract will begin mobilising in the second half of 2018."
  • "Under this contract, G4S will implement and manage an integrated cash management system using G4S’s proprietary software and service model in more than 500 stores."
  • "Ashley Almanza, Group Chief Executive Officer of G4S plc commented: “The growth of our cash management business is being driven by the significant benefits that our technology and services deliver for customers. In turn, this is providing us with a growing pipeline of opportunities in our markets across the globe."
Quotes
  • "In 2017, G4S won a new five-year retail solutions contract for a major US chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs. The technology began to be installed from the end of September."
  • "The benefits for both our bank and retail customers include: Reduced labour costs – our proprietary software automates the compilation of cash till floats and processing"
  • "Improved cash flow – the retailer obtains ‘same-day’ credit and our cloud-based cash management software platform is integrated with the customer’s back office, point-of-sale and accounting programmes"
  • "Reduced transportation costs – cash is recycled in stores Reduced bank processing fees"
Quotes
  • "G4S, the world’s leading international security solutions group, has been awarded a long term contract worth up to $1.2bn for protective services for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)."
  • "Its subsidiary, Wackenhut Services Inc. (WSI), of Florida, USA, has been selected to perform an agency-wide consolidated contract for NASA for a period of up to 10 years."
  • "The contract is a near-doubling of WSI’s existing services for NASA where it currently provides a wide range of protective services at six NASA sites across the USA, including fire services, security services, emergency management, export control, protective services training, and protective services information assurance and information technology security."
  • "The new contract covers all NASA’s 14 USA sites and will allow WSI to run protective services from a nationwide perspective and undertake a single, high quality approach which will deliver consistent, co-ordinated and efficient operations, training and standards across sites which have been previously run on a site-by site basis."
  • "WSI’s Chief Executive Officer Dave Foley said: "WSI is delighted and thrilled to remain as NASA's partner to protect one of our nation's most critical programmes."
  • "WSI is the only prime contractor for protective services across the 14 NASA sites, and will be complemented by major subcontractor Chenga Security and Protective Services, and more than10 other subcontractors."
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