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Go Rio! Infrastructure Update for 2016 Olympics

[ August 28, 2015   //   ]

Shippers interested in moving products and construction-related equipment to Brazil take note. Hill International, a global leader in managing construction risk, announced in mid August 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.

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