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AECOM oversees Rhode Island’s coronavirus crisis program to transform existing facilities into non-a

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Note: AECOM, a global infrastructure and consultancy firm, is overseeing Rhode Island’s coronavirus crisis program which will transform existing facilities into non-acute care facilities for individuals with COVID-19 symptoms.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2020-- AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm, today announced that it will provide program oversight and management services for the assessment, planning, programming and design to convert existing facilities into newly constructed non-acute care facilities for patients with COVID-19 symptoms in Rhode Island. AECOM will work with the State, the Rhode Island National Guard, and other stakeholders to determine suitability and viability of the best development track for the facilities.

“In response to the coronavirus’ impact on the Rhode Island community, our dedicated and experienced disaster response experts are rapidly mobilizing medical solutions to address the pandemic,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are committed to assisting the state of Rhode Island’s efforts to construct the non-acute care facilities, a valuable, resilient asset that will help protect its residents during this unprecedented time.”

In addition to overall program management, AECOM’s scope of work includes rapidly assessing existing facilities for reuse as non-acute care facilities for patients with COVID-19 symptoms and providing programming, medical planning, design and coordination during construction to rapidly establish temporary hospitals and/or medical care facilities. While providing construction management oversight services, the firm will also work with the State to manage received funding, provide and manage documentation, and provide expert insight to the State.

AECOM began to support this essential work on March 30, 2020. The project is being primarily completed by the company’s Rhode Island staff, and working with local subconsultants and contractors.

Amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, AECOM is taking action to help ensure the safety and well-being of its employees, maintain operational resilience and provide solutions that can help clients and communities along the path to recovery. Learn more about the company's approach to business resilience and continuity, and its commitment to deliver a better world.

 
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