Aecom, America’s largest design engineer, has been selected to work on two coronavirus pandemic recovery projects in the states of New York and Rhode Island.
In New York, Aecom will work with the US Army Corps of Engineers to design, build and manage a temporary 1,000 bed facility on Long Island.
The team will transform Old Westbury College, owned by the State University of New York, into an alternate care facility.
Michael Burke, Aecom’s chairman, said: "As a global community, we face the challenge of responding to the coronavirus pandemic. We’re incredibly proud to support the US Army Corps of Engineers on this critical mission as they seek to protect the people of New York."
In Rhode Island, Aecom will work on non-acute care facilities in Rhode Island, alongside state workers, local subconsultants and contractors, and the Rhode Island National Guard. Aecom will convert structures into medical facilities, providing oversight and management services, such as planning, programming and design.
Burke commented: "In response to the coronavirus’ impact on the Rhode Island community, our dedicated and experienced disaster response experts are rapidly mobilising medical solutions to address the pandemic."
Aecom began work on both projects on the 30 March. Work on the New York project is due to be completed by 20 April.
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