AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting company, revealed on 19 October that it has been received a contract by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to serve as owner’s engineer for BYCI (the Bloor-Yonge Capacity Improvements) project.
In this role, AECOM is supposed to provide consulting services – containing the utilization of lean project delivery and constructing information modeling – through all phases of the project, which has the purpose to expand and modernize the transit hub to accommodate present and future ridership, improve accessibility and safety features, and boost the customer experience.
Chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region, Marc Devlin stated: “Bloor-Yonge Station is a critical interchange – the busiest in Toronto’s subway system and one of the busiest in North America – and we’re thrilled to help deliver these important improvements for the community.”
He also added: “We’re proud to have delivered a diverse range of infrastructure projects as a trusted service provider to the TTC since 1979, including over ten years on the BYCI project, and are pleased to implement our deep understanding of their collaborative delivery approach, design standards, and operating procedures to help them see this vital project through to completion.”
Bloor-Yonge Station which was built originally in 1953, is anticipated to experience a great ridership demand as per the population growth in the Toronto area and the implementation of scheduled transit expansion initiatives. The BYCI project is looking to improve service levels for TTC customers by building a new Line 2 passenger platform, expanding both Line 1 passenger platforms, improving accessibility and safety, and upgrading the concourse level, entrances, and exits.
Chief executive of AECOM’s global Buildings and Places business, Sean Chiao mentioned: “The BYCI project is a monumental next step in improving service levels and addressing ridership growth from within and outside the City of Toronto.”
“We look forward to serving as the TTC’s righthand advisor in this role to help them realize this exciting undertaking. We’re proud to work in partnership with our clients, like the TTC, to deliver industry firsts, create sustainable outcomes, implement digital solutions, and improve mobility for communities around the globe,” continued Chiao.
AECOM is believed to provide services to the Toronto Transit Commission through all project phases, comprising detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning, handover, and close-out.
Nevertheless, the company’s scope is expected to contain advisory services in the implementation of the delivery model, training and application of lean project delivery and BIM, development of project specific output specification, estimating and costing services, design document review, and other services in support of the project, including specific design assignments, as demanded.