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AECOM oversees Rhode Island’s coronavirus crisis program to transform existing facilities into non-acute care facilities for patients 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.


AECOM (NYSE:ACM) is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to consulting and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm with revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2019. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Brendan Ranson-Walsh
Vice President, Global Communications & Corporate Responsibility

Will Gabrielski
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Source: AECOM