Philadelphia and Rio de Janiero, Brazil — Hill International announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Engineering S.A. has received a contract from the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee to provide project management services in connection with the Rio 2016 Overlay. The Overlay includes the temporary infrastructure required to support particular facilities or venues such as the Copacabana arena, which will host the beach volleyball competitions.

Amenities will include bleachers that increase venue capacity, 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 housing/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.

"We are honored to provide project management services for the infrastructure of the Olympics and Paralympics at Rio 2016," said Jose Manuel Albaladejo Canedo-Arguelles, Senior Vice President in charge of Latin America for Hill's Project Management Group. "Hill International can offer a unique combination of local resources with a differentiated global expertise," he added.