Providence, RI – AECOM, a global infrastructure firm with headquarters in Los Angeles, announced that it will provide program oversight and management services for the assessment, planning, programming and design to convert existing Rhode Island facilities into newly constructed non-acute care facilities for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
AECOM is working with the state, the R.I. National Guard, and other stakeholders to determine suitability and viability of the best development track for the facilities.
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. 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.