PHILADELPHIA, and IRVINE, Calif., July 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), delivering the infrastructure of change, announced today it has received a contract extension from the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority to continue providing program management services for Phase 2B of the award-winning Foothill Gold Line light rail project.
In 2009, Hill began its support of Phase 2A, an 11.5-mile segment connecting Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pasadena to Azusa. Since then, the Hill team has continuously provided program and construction management services to the Construction Authority. Phase 2B, which broke ground in 2017, will extend the Metro Gold Line 12.3 miles from Azusa and add stations to the Los Angeles County rail network in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair. The program is forecasted to conclude in 2028.
The Hill team will continue providing a full range of program management services for the project, including overseeing the Construction Authority’s design and construction management programs and updating the program management plan; coordinating with stakeholders; providing and updating estimates; and providing robust program controls services, including configuration management, change management, and schedule management, as well as contract, cost, schedule, invoice, and document control. Specifically, under this contract, Hill team members function as department leads on the Construction Authority’s team.
“We’re proud to have worked for so long with the Construction Authority on their program,” says Hill First Vice President John Skoury. “One of Hill’s program management priorities is successfully integrating with an owner’s team. Our 12 years of experience with the Construction Authority have helped us understand their procedures and anticipate their needs. This awareness, in turn, helps our professionals better serve our client.”
Hill Chief Executive Officer Raouf Ghali adds: “Hill’s program management practice sets industry benchmarks and drives successful program delivery around the world. Our efforts on the Foothill Gold Line are validated by the continued trust the owner agency places in John Skoury’s team.”
About Hill International
Hill International, with more than 2,700 professionals in 69 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, facilities management, and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as one of the largest construction management firms in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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