Monday, December 22, 2014

Temple hires NJ firm for library job

$5 million contract for 'transformative' $180M project

Temple hires NJ firm for library job

Hill International, the Marlton construction-management and -risk advisory firm, says Temple University has hired the firm "to provide construction management services in connection with a new $180 million research library building on the university's campus" in North Philadelphia. The 3.5-year contract is worth around $5 million to Hill.

Temple's new four-story, 350,000-sq-ft library is being promoted as "a focal point for Temple students and faculty, and for the North Philadelphia community. The new library building, which will house Temple's 1.5-million-volume collection, will be transformative for Temple as a community of scholars and for North Philadelphia by providing community space and life-long learning opportunities for area residents."

Hill's subconsultants on the job include Canuso Jorden and McKissack & McKissack. Hill's work will be overseen by engineer Michael V. Griffin, SVP and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for Hill's Project Management Group. Hill employs 3,700 in 100 offices worldwide, working on jobs from Pennsylvania's Graterford state prison complex to sites in Arab and Asian countries.


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