PHILADELPHIA and MALIBU, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hill International (NYSE:HIL) (Hill), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been selected to provide owner’s representative/project management (OR/PM) services to HRL Laboratories (HRL) overseeing the design and construction of backup power at HRL’s Malibu headquarters as the owner’s representative.
High-tech research and development company HRL’s Malibu campus is comprised of multiple buildings housing office space, laboratories, and industrial facilities, which need to be protected against power bumps and outages. “It is important for any business to maintain operations during power outages,” says Hill Senior Vice President and Deputy Regional Manager John Skoury, P.E. “Especially in California, where earthquakes and wildfires can unexpectedly disrupt power, having an alternative power source is essential. HRL’s new project will not only help guard against lost time and money, but also minimize safety hazards in laboratories during a power failure. Our team looks forward to providing OR/PM services to deliver the project successfully.”
Hill will provide a variety of OR/PM services during the project lifecycle. During design, Hill will work closely with the design team to meet HRL’s requirements and acquire required permitting from the City of Malibu.
During construction, Hill’s responsibilities will include creating a risk-management process and project controls, reviewing and advising on all project plans and documents, managing project budgets and schedules, and troubleshooting unexpected problems. Hill will also serve as the main liaison between HRL and contractors. Especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hill will help to ensure the safety of all workers. The project is expected to conclude in 2022.
“We’re thrilled to support HRL Laboratories on this project,” says Hill Chief Executive Office Raouf Ghali. “We understand the important research being carried out by the company and hope that our own contribution allows HRL’s work to proceed without interruption. We also look forward to supporting any future project needs HRL may have.”
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