1 February 2019, Budimex handed a ten-kilometre section of the Olsztyn bypass on Expressway S51 from Jaroty interchange to Olsztyn Wschód interchange over to the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways. The works were completed three months ahead of the deadline. During earthworks and land preparation, Budimex removed approx. 400,000 m3 of humus, i.e. the plant soil layer, made over 2 million m3 of excavations and laid a total of approx. 500,000 m2 (350,000 tonnes) of bituminous pavement. To stabilise the marshy and boggy terrain on which the bypass is established, we had to bring in 7 million tonnes of land here – this is the equivalent of the volume of 5 National Stadiums in Warsaw. One of the engineering challenges was the bridge over the Łyna River, a single-span steel structure with reinforced concrete elements. The bridge is 138 m long and was built on a marshy ground. In this contract, Budimex applied modern civil engineering solutions – composite reinforcement, which does not require expensive repairs due to, e.g., corrosion of the structure, as it is more resistant to adverse environmental factors. Drones were used for surveying.
On 2 February 2019, Budimex handed over a two-lane route connecting Czerniakowska street with Wolicka street. The investment had been carried out since April 2017 at the request of the Municipal Road Traffic Management Board in Warsaw. The total value of the project is PLN 39.5 million.
The volume of this project completed in 2019 is over 73,000 m3 and its usable area amounts to 10,000 m2. The building was executed in the BREEAM system. The office building is equipped, among others, with light intensity sensors, which automatically adjust lighting power according to the time of day and cloudiness. In the connecting parts and sanitary rooms, the presence sensors were used to automatically turn on or off the lighting. Heating and cooling systems were made with a high focus on the quality of thermal insulation. The building also includes a water-saving system, e.g. in washbasins. These solutions have a positive effect on limiting the operating costs.
On 20 September 2019, a grand opening of the four-star hotel “Termy Uniejów” took place. The building is distinguished by its exceptional structure and surroundings. The floor area of the facility is approx. 10,000 m2. It is a modern and functional building that houses as many as 172 apartments. The construction of the hotel required solutions that would facilitate the use of its infrastructure by the staff and guests. Thermal water was used in the heating system of the entire apartment hotel. The implementation of the project involved numerous challenges, e.g. excavations in water saturated soil, logistics, as well as with appropriate protection and fencing of surrounding forests. The construction was completed in the Natura 2000 area.
(MCER) is the most advanced public utility building in Poland. It is also the first Polish public facility holding a BREEAM certification at a level of “very good”. Thanks to the use of the most innovative technologies available, instead of consuming electricity, the facility will actually produce it and then feed it into the power grid. In addition, it will also collect rainwater and constantly optimise energy consumption in all of its areas. A cogeneration electricity generator was installed in building B. Combustion-generated heat will be used to heat the water used throughout the facility. A mechanism for recovering heat from shower sewage was installed as well. Photovoltaic panels are yet another important eco-friendly addition. The 60 kW rooftop installation will constantly supply the building with green energy. Budimex was awarded the “Sports facility of 2019” award for this project. Previously, MCER, still as an architectural design, was awarded with PLGBC Awards 2012. In 2019, MCER received the Green Laurel of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
On 23 December, the Budimex, Strabag and Budpol consortium, together with the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways, handed over a 20-kilometre fragment of A1 Częstochowa bypass from Blachownia interchange to Rząsawa interchange. Budimex, Strabag and Budpol Consortium took over the construction site after the previous contractor at the construction progress of 50% in July 2019. Within five months, the consortium carried out the scope of works to ensure that the fragment was open to traffic.
With the completion of the works on the 18.9-kilometre fragment of S5 expressway on 14 December 2019, drivers can travel on a modern road connecting Poznań and Wrocław. This was one of the most important investments in the Wielkopolskie Voivodeship. The investor is the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, Posen Branch. In addition to traditional geodetic equipment, photogrammetry and drones were used in the project many times. Some of the works were carried out using, among others, slip methods or 3D models.
On 28 August, Budimex, together with the investor Białystok City Hall, officially opened the Independence Route – the western bypass of the capital city of Podlasie region. This is strategic investment for Białystok. It ensures comfortable passage between remote settlements without driving through the city centre.
The consortium of ZUE – Budimex – Strabag companies completed the modernisation of LCS Kutno (Żychlin – Barłogi fragment) on the E-20 railway line 8 days before the deadline.
1 March 2019, the Museum of the Cursed Soldiers in Ostrołęka was officially opened. The construction of the museum began in July 2017 and included the modernization and extension of the old detention facility, which was originally a tsar-era prison built in 1903.
Lidl’s largest and state-of-the-art logistics centre was established in Kałuszyn, Mińsk poviat. This is the largest facility of this kind in Poland and also the most innovative in Europe. It includes a warehouse of food and industrial goods for shops located in the Mazowieckie, Podlaskie and Lubelskie Voivodeships. The facility’s volume is close to the capacity of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw and the floor surface would be enough to fit more than 5 football pitches.