Archinect - News 2017-10-18T01:35:12-04:00 British Antarctic Survey announces construction partner to modernize UK polar research facilities Alexander Walter 2017-01-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T23:40:01-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Construction expert BAM has been chosen to partner with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to modernise UK Antarctic and other research facilities, enabling British scientists to continue delivering world class research into some of the most important issues facing our planet. [...] Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), this long-term UK partnership will last between 7-10 years and is worth an estimated &pound;100m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Construction near the South Pole comes with its own set of challenges which the winning bidder, BAM International, along with its UK arm, BAM Nuttall, promises to master with years of expertise&nbsp;in working in remote parts of the world.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;British Antarctic Survey's announcement yesterday went on to say:</p><p><em>"The Antarctic construction projects will present unique challenges given the continent is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest on Earth, and most construction work will need to be completed during the four month window of the Antarctic summer. Construction workers will live and work alongside science teams in harsh and remote environments, sometimes in sub-zero temperatures."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Gustav Dusing selected for inagural Antarctic Biennial</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget it, Jake, it's Antarctica: nations jostle to establish influence at the world's end</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Halley VI Antarctic research station opens February 5</a></li></ul>