PHILADELPHIA and LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been recognized with the Outstanding Rail Project of the Year Award from the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension in Southern California. The award was presented to Hill on July 15, 2016 at the branch’s 2016 Awards Dinner held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center.
This award was established by ASCE’s Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch to recognize projects that further advance the field of civil engineering and provide exemplary display of ASCE’s values. Hill was the program manager for the first segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, an 11.5-mile project which extended the Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa, and is currently the program manager of the next segment, a 12.3-mile extension of the commuter rail line from Glendora to Montclair.
ASCE, founded in 1852, represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs and operates society’s economic and social engine—the built environment—while protecting and restoring the natural environment. For more information on ASCE, please visit their website at www.asce.org.
“We are extremely proud of our team and their accomplishments,” said John K. Skoury, P.E., Senior Vice President in charge of Hill’s rail and transit practice in California. “We are honored to have received this award and we thank our client for entrusting in Hill the delivery of this outstanding project,” added Skoury.
Hill International, with 4,600 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com.
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