Hill International to manage $80m Expo Park Pampulha in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

US construction manager Hill International said yesterday it had won a contract to provide construction management services to Supernova Participações for the construction of Expo Park Pampulha, an $80m multi-purpose complex in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, in the State of Minas Gerais.

Expo Park will include a convention centre, hotel, commercial building, and parking structure in a four-block area. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

Hill will provide cost and budget support in Phase 1, and construction management, post-construction management, account closure, and commissioning during Phase 2.

"ExpoPark will be a one-of-a-kind complex that will host conferences, festivals, fairs, and other large events, as well as become a regional business center," said Luis Lugo, Hill’s Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Southeast America/Caribbean/Latin America.

"This project will have powerful economic and social impacts, including adding hundreds of new jobs, as well as significant trickle-down effects on industries such as tourism, hospitality, food and beverage, and other service and goods providers that will benefit Brazilians for years to come."

Image: View over Belo Horizonte, Brazil (copagov/CC BY-SA 2.0)

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