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In the pipeline

BAA is half way through a 10 year, £4.4bn construction spend dominated by runway resurfacing at five airports. Around £75M of the annual £400M construction spend goes to the main civils delivery group - the pavement and infrastructure team headed by Amec and Laing.

Most of the 42 construction framework contracts are soon to be retendered. Work on offer includes:

Resurfacing works; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted. Runways £55M per year, other resurfacing and infrastructure £20M per year.

Stansted: £60M terminal extension starts this year, plus new £35M satellite.

Heathrow: £75M Terminal 3 improvements, now under way.

Gatwick: £50M terminal satellite with £15M cable stayed bridge link, starts December; £15M aircraft pier, under way; £35M extension of North Terminal passenger lounge, just starting.

Heathrow: £2bn Terminal 5: Inquiry ended 1999, decision expected spring 2001. If approved, immediate start with most of £1.3bn construction spend within first two years.

Business drivers All construction frameworks to aim at 30% cost reductions over five year term.

Pavement team specifically to achieve 30% cost reduction by end 2000. Currently 25% cut and 'on course' for target.

Outturn cost predictability: aim to retain 95%, already achieved.

Outturn time predictability: aim to achieve 95%. Currently 91%.

Safety: Target of 0.1 reportable accidents/100,000 working hours by 2004. Currently 0.42 - three times better than industry norm.

Overall aim to be world's most successful airport operator

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