Hill wins pair of contracts for Rio 2016 Olympics

US-based construction consultancy Hill International has won a pair of contracts in support of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

One, announced last week, sees its Brazilian subsidiary, Engineering S.A., to provide project management services in connection with the Rio 2016 "Overlay" campaign.

The Overlay includes the temporary infrastructure required during the games to support venues such as the Copacabana arena, which will host the beach volleyball competitions.

Amenities will include extra seating, chemical toilets, tents, cabins, power, utilities and other infrastructure.

The 14-month contract pertains to the development and delivery of 37 competition venues, 26 non-competition venues, 13 local accommodations, 20 training areas and 58 support and transport facilities.

Engineering S.A. will provide project management services for the coordination and supervision of these overlays, including the research of requirements and technical specifications for the required facilities.

The second contract, awarded by the City of Rio de Janeiro, sees Engineering S.A. to provide project management services for the Parque Deodoro Olympic Complex.

The four-month contract (August to November 2015) has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $3m.

The $260m Parque Deodoro Olympic Complex will host 15 sports during the 2016 games and will be the second biggest competition centre of the event.

Image: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, host of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Cafezinho/Wikimedia Commons)

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