INNOVATIVE /// Implenia helps advance the digital transformation of the Swiss construction sector with the official launch of the “Bauen digital Schweiz” group, which brings together interested organisations across the industry.

HONOURED /// Implenia’s Health & Safety Award goes to Beat Klaus. The foreman receives the Golden Helmet in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of health and safety at work. Arnstadt in Germany, which has remained accident-free for five years, wins the inaugural Special Award.

COMMISSIONED /// Implenia sells Halle 52 on the Sulzerareal site in Winterthur to SISKA Heuberger Holding AG for CHF 100 million. The Group is simultaneously given the total contractor mandate to build Switzerland’s largest training centre for health professionals.

OPENED /// After eight years of construction, the “Wehrhahn-Linie” underground city rail link is officially opened in Düsseldorf. Implenia, as general contractor, was responsible for the extended shell construction of Section 1.

STRENGTHENED /// Implenia successfully places a new 10-year bond on the market, diversifying its debt capital base and increasing its financial power.

CELEBRATED /// Happy birthday – Implenia turns ten. The Group was created in 2006 from the merger between Swiss companies Zschokke and Batigroup. Ever since then, Implenia’s daisy logo has been a very familiar sight in Swiss construction.

CROWNED /// The Torre Intesa Sanpaolo in Turin was chosen by the world’s most visited architecture website as best building in the “offices” category. The 166-metre-high tower is an outstanding example of Implenia Group’s skills in planning and executing complex, sustainable buildings.

STARTED /// Accompanied by client SBB and figures from the worlds of politics and business, Implenia holds a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Bözberg Tunnel. CHF 145 million is being invested in this strategically important infrastructure project, which should open in 2020.

COMMISSIONED /// Implenia wins the contract to build the 80-metre-high Andreas tower next to Oerlikon railway station in Zurich. This total ­contractor mandate is worth CHF 100 million.

CHOSEN /// Hans Ulrich Meister is elected as a new member of Board of Directors at the AGM, and then made Chairman of Implenia. Ines Pöschel, Kyrre Olaf Johansen and Laurent Vulliet also join the Board.

NATURALLY /// Implenia lays the foundation stone for the residential and commercial development “sue&til”, Switzerland’s largest timber construction project to date. Developed by Implenia, the project, which meets the most stringent sustainability criteria, is being built for Allianz Suisse.

SECURED /// Implenia wins two large orders worth around CHF 160 million in Norway: a major infrastructure project near Kongsberg, and concreting work on a new building in Oslo’s government quarter.

SIGNED /// Implenia is contracted to rebuild the “Am Glattbogen” residential complex in Zurich and build a new commercial and leisure centre in Gümligenfeld. Securing these two projects is a sign of the local construction units’ success and their closeness to the market.

SUPPORTIVE /// Implenia invests in an ETH professorship for innovative and industrial construction. The aim is to advance the development of knowledge in the building sciences and promote the exchange of ideas between academia and business.

EXCEPTIONAL /// 17 years after the initial blasting of the main shaft, the first trains run through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Together with its consortium partners, Implenia played a crucial role in building the longest railway tunnel in the world.

SYMBOLIC /// Official ceremony marks the start of construction work on the Campus Santé in Grand-Saconnex, Geneva. This attractive complex, which is being built in middle of the Jardin des Nations for the Global Fund, will be finished in 2017.

GROUND-BREAKING /// Well met! Implenia celebrates the tunnel breakthrough for the U3 underground railway extension in Nuremberg. The driverless, fully automatic U3 line will become operational in 2019/2020.

SUSTAINABLE /// Implenia toasts the opening of Switzerland’s most sustainable surfacing works in Ecublens. Thanks to state-of-the-art carbon filters, emissions from the “Trois-Ponts” plant are significantly below cantonal and national limits.

EXPERT /// Construction starts on the largest real estate project in the Geneva region. Implenia is building the first section of the Pont Rouge development, using its wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary expertise as “One Company”.

EXPANDING /// Implenia and its consortium partners sign the contract for the first section of the “Grand Paris Express”. This major infrastructure order is an important acquisition for Implenia in the French market.

SUCCESSFUL /// 74 apprentices in 10 trades take a trip on Lake Lucerne to celebrate the completion of their apprenticeships. Most of them will begin their careers with a job at the Group.

EXCEEDED /// Half-year results are significantly higher than a year previously. The Development, Switzerland and Infrastructure Segments perform particularly well. Implenia also publishes its third Sustainability Report.

ACQUIRED /// The Swedish Transport Administration asks Implenia to do two new infrastructure jobs. With the Lunda Tunnel, which forms part of the E4 Förbifahrt bypass round Stockholm, Implenia secures another important job in Sweden.

DENSIFYING /// Implenia lays the foundation stone for 277 homes, plus commercial space, at the Labitzke-Areal site in Zurich. The project, worth CHF 90 million, is helping to achieve high quality densification in this part of the city.

RECOGNISED /// Implenia successfully defends its title when its 2015 Annual Report once again comes first in the design category of Switzerland’s annual report ratings.

EXCITING /// Experiencing a construction site at first hand: as part of the German government’s “Industry Week”, schoolchildren and students visit Implenia’s U5 construction site in Berlin to get an exciting insight into the construction industry.

ANALYSED /// Implenia and the University of Lucerne publish a new modernisation and development study about the future of residential construction. Properties will only be appealing, and therefore sustainably profitable, if there is a stronger focus on user needs.

WON /// Implenia wins the order for another section of the “Grand Paris Express”. Lot GC01 includes the construction of various shafts and tunnels in the south-east of Paris. The contract award is a sign of the Group’s successful implementation of its strategy outside its home markets.

UNDER WAY /// Implenia and its client, the ASIG Wohngenossenschaft housing association, celebrate the start of building work on sustainable and affordable homes in Zurich Schwamendingen.

IMPRESSIVE /// Implenia has won total contractor orders worth CHF 100 million in central and western Switzerland. The building construction projects in Kriens and La Chaux-de-Fonds reflect the Group’s “One Company” strategy.

ADJUSTED /// Implenia strengthens its country organisation in Scandinavia. Stig Ingvar Evje is the new CEO of Implenia Norway, Fredrik Björckebaum becomes CEO of Implenia Sweden.

COMMITTED /// On Switzerland’s “National Futures Day”, school students swap pen and paper for shovel and trowel to sample the varied world of work within the construction sector.

STRENGTHENED /// Implenia acquires ­Bilfinger Hochbau from German company Apleona. This adds 100 people to the Group’s workforce and strengthens its market position in Germany.