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Hill International Wins Two WCCC Awards for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension in Southern California

PHILADELPHIA and IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received two awards from the Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC) for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension project in Southern California. The awards will be presented to Hill at WCCC’s Awards Gala to be held on October 27, 2016 at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa in Lafayette, California.

Hill was recognized with both an Exceptional Project Achievement Award in the category “Infrastructure-New” and a Sustainability Excellence Distinction Award for its role as the program manager on the 11.5-mile project which extended the Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa. Hill is also currently the program manager on the next segment, a 12.3-mile extension of the light rail line from Glendora to Montclair.

“Our Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension team has won multiple awards from industry organizations for their work on this project,” said Michael B. Smith, Senior Vice President and Western Regional Manager for Hill’s Project Management Group. “We congratulate our client and everyone on our project team for their outstanding work on this impressive project,” added Smith.

WCCC serves as a forum for those involved with commercial, institutional and industrial construction to discuss issues common to the design and construction industry in California, Arizona and Nevada. Their mission is to provide resources and support to assist their membership in professional development, improved company operations, safety and quality, cost-effective construction. For more information on WCCC, please visit their website at www.wccc.org.

Hill International, with 4,500 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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John P. Paolin
Senior Vice President of Marketing and
Corporate Communications
(215) 309-7710
johnpaolin@hillintl.com

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