MARLTON, N.J. and PHILADELPHIA, Feb 17, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a task order from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of General Services to provide construction management services for the new $400 million State Correctional Institution at Graterford, Pennsylvania. The task order, which involves the procurement phase only, has an expected value to Hill of approximately $2.5 million.
The existing facility was originally built in 1929 and is Pennsylvania's largest maximum-security prison. The new Graterford Prison, which is expected to be completed by 2012, will consist of a 4,100 bed maximum- and medium-security prison.
"This project will greatly expand the capacity and functionality of Pennsylvania's most important correctional facility," said Michael V. Griffin, P.E., Senior Vice President and Pennsylvania Regional Manager for Hill. "We look forward to contributing to this important project," Griffin added.
Hill International, with 2,400 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 11th 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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