MARLTON, N.J. and LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been recognized with a regional Project Achievement Award from the Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The award was presented to Hill on March 27, 2013 at the chapter's 21st Annual Awards Gala held at the J.W. Marriott/L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.
Hill was recognized for its role as program manager for the $1.6 billion Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project, an 11.5-mile extension of the Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa. The specific project that was honored was the $19.8 million Gold Line Bridge, which won the award for "Transportation Project Between $11-$50 Million." The Gold Line Bridge is a 584-foot-long cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete bridge, stretching diagonally across the Eastbound I-210 Freeway in Arcadia. The bridge's design was meant to honor the local indigenous people and wildlife of the San Gabriel Valley. The architecturally-rich structure features 25-foot-tall precast basket elements, together with a ribbed exterior girder symbolizing the underbelly of the Western Diamondback rattlesnake.
"We are extremely honored to have received this award," said John K. Skoury, P.E., Senior Vice President in charge of Hill's rail and transit practice in California. "It is a reflection of the excellence and professionalism of our team members," added Skoury.
CMAA is North America's only organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional construction management and program management. The association, formed in 1982, currently has more than 10,000 members, including individual CM/PM practitioners, corporate members, and construction owners in both the public and private sectors, along with academic and associate members. For more information on CMAA, please visit their website at www.cmaanet.org.
Hill International, with 3,700 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th 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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