Mivan, the international specialist construction company, was named 2003 British Construction Firm of the Year at a top UK building awards gala.Image courtesy of Disney
Mivan was responsible for specialist construction work on ‘Mission: SPACE’ at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. This earned the Antrim-based company a major award at today’s [Thursday 27 November 2003] British Consultants & Construction Bureau (BCCB) International Expertise Awards.
Commenting on the award, Mivan CEO Dr. Ivan McCabrey said:
“We are delighted to receive this award and it is a tribute to everyone who worked on the project. Mission: SPACE was an extremely complex and technically challenging contract and this award recognises Mivan’s strong working relationship with Disney in delivering such projects within budget and on time.”
Past winners include UK construction giants Taylor Woodrow and Arup.
Mission: SPACE sends guests on a simulated astronaut-training mission to Mars.
Walt Disney Imagineering spent five years designing Mission: SPACE. In the process they consulted with present and former NASA advisors and astronauts and with scientists from the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mivan managed 38 subcontractors and up to 300 workers in the construction of Mission: SPACE. The theme-park ride, which is presented by HP (Hewlett-Packard) was officially launched in October of this year. The contract also included the interior fit-out of the Hewlett Packard Welcome Centre « Go Back